Murad® Resurgence: Day 20

by Chloe Jeffreys · 39 comments

in Beauty at Any Age

Today is Day 20 of my Murad® Resurgence 30-Day experience. I received this product to try out at the BOOMBox Network Party in New York City when I attended BlogHer in August.

(Click here to see the Before vlog I did 20 days ago.)

The main thing I’ve noticed is how smooth my skin is and the decrease in redness and fine lines.  I made the following vlog showing my nightly skincare regime. If I hadn’t been chatting and filming it would have probably taken me about 4 minutes from start to finish.

Forgive the water noise, oh, and when I knock the stuff off the sink. I would have cut that part out, but I give some tips about skincare that I want to share with you. Check out Murad® Resurgence for yourself and take the 30-Day challenge.

 

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Terry Daniels April 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I was looking for Murad information and I came across your blog and more importantly your video. I admire that your so willing to “put yourself out there”. Also I had a good giggle from your description of the face wash when you showed it to the camera.

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Chloe Jeffreys April 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I don’t think it is fair to endorse a product without disclosure. Anybody can be made to look good with the right lighting and make-up, but the proof of a skin care product is how it makes your skin look au naturale. Thanks for commenting!

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Chloe Jeffreys April 18, 2013 at 6:09 pm

On a side note, I took a class on how to make videos and hope to do a much better job next time!

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Jeanne April 13, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Tell me more about Murad. . .I loved your two videos on them and am waiting for the last. – Jeanne of the Plains

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Chloe Jeffreys April 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I love Murad. I think the face wash for aging skin is the best I’ve ever tried. And they have an eye cream that is the best.

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Allan April 7, 2013 at 9:07 am

Good video ! I’m gonna show it to my wife.

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Beebles January 6, 2013 at 9:14 am

Hi, I tried to watch the video attached with this blog but it came up saying its private. Do I need to sign up or something?

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Chloe Jeffreys January 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

Oops. I don’t know. Let me go and look. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Chloe Jeffreys January 6, 2013 at 11:14 am

Apparently somehow it got set to “private”. I apologize. I fixed it. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.
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Negin October 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Chloe, thanks so much. That’s very helpful. I’ll be sure to go very slow. I might take a break from BHA for a while. I think it’s good to sometimes add something new to our skin care routines (just as you’ve done with Murad) and adjust them. I do this with some of my supplements also.

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Negin October 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Chloe, thanks so much. Got Rx-strength Retin-A today. 🙂 Will soon start on it. I’m very list- and plan-oriented, so I’m trying to organize a plan – one night on, one night off, sort of thing. Or maybe alternate it with my BHA (which is very similar to AHA).
I still wish I could find a way to sleep on my back!
Thanks for everything, Chloe.

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Chloe Jeffreys October 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Just go slow. I’d start with every other night and just moisturize in between for the first two or three weeks. If you don’t experience too much redness or peeling then you could had in the BHA. I’m afraid that both of those things simultaneously will cause your skin to rebel. You must beat the horse, but not to death.

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Negin October 9, 2012 at 3:47 am

Chloe, once again, sorry to bug you. Don’t reply if you don’t want to or are pressed for time.
One other concern that I have (and I may not be the only one here):
I wish, wish, wish that I could be a back sleeper. I’m getting sleep/pillow wrinkles from being a side sleeper and it sucks. I cannot for the life of me sleep on my back. I keep trying. I bought a silk pillowcase, since I heard that helps. But no incredible difference.
Once I start Retinol, it’s not as if I can put it right by my eyes where the pillow wrinkles are happening. 🙁
Thanks for listening.

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Chloe Jeffreys October 9, 2012 at 5:23 am

Negin, no problem. Here’s the DL on Retin-A versus retinol per WebMD:

What’s the difference between Retin-A and retinol?

Both are retinoids — derivatives of vitamin A that promote faster skin cell turnover. And when it comes to treating skin issues from acne to aging, there’s a reason you hear about them a lot — they’re some of the most proven, effective, and powerful weapons available.

Retinoids come in prescription forms and in a range of over-the-counter products. Prescription-level retinoids fall into these groups: tretinoin (including the brands Atralin, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, and Renova), tazarotene (such as the brand Tazorac), and adapalene (such as the brand Differin). They prevent the buildup of dead cells in the pores and follicles, and promote the growth of healthy cells. Common side effects include dryness, redness, irritation, and skin peeling, as well as increased sensitivity to the sun. With regular use, you can expect to see results as soon as two weeks.

Drugstore aisles teem with products that contain retinol. But unless vitamin A is listed as one of the top five ingredients and the product is packaged in an airtight opaque bottle, what you’re getting might not be all that effective.

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Negin October 9, 2012 at 3:06 am

You’re convincing me more and more.
I used Retin-A for a number of years in my 20s to help my acne. It worked okay for that. Nothing incredible.
Sorry to keep bothering you
1. Is Retin-A the same as Retinol? Is that what I need to ask my doctor for?
2. Do you use it every night or a few nights a week?
I’m doing lots of reading on skin care. Thinking of you while doing it. 🙂

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Negin October 5, 2012 at 3:50 am

Chloe, two questions:

1. Do you still use Retinol? I haven’t started using it yet. Not sure if I will. See no huge need as of yet. I’m open to using it whenever.

2. I LOVE Paula’s Choice BHA Exfoliants, but they are smelling FAR more toxic than ever before. It concerns me. I love what they do to my skin – the exfoliated and polished look. I don’t use it every night. Maybe a few times a week. Sometimes even less. I’m concerned about all the parabens and nasty chemicals. Do you know of anything similar? Would Murad fill this need? Have you tried the AHA line (the ones in the red boxes)? Now when I use Paula’s Choice, my bedroom smells like a toxic lab.
You’re my favorite beauty expert! Thank you. No hurry, whenever you have time.

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Chloe Jeffreys October 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I still use prescription-strength Retin-A. I truly believe that my skin looks the way it does now because I started using it way before I had wrinkles. I think it has made all the difference.

I don’t know anything about Paula’s choice, so I can’t speak to that. I do like Murad enough to buy it myself. I think it is an excellent product.

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Negin October 7, 2012 at 2:59 am

Chloe, thanks ever so much. That’s really helpful. Off to look into Rx Retin-A and Murad. 🙂

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Chloe Jeffreys October 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I definitely think Retin-A is better as a preventative than a treatment. I think most women wait too long and don’t get the marvelous results they could be getting.

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Anne-Marie September 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Chloe, your skin looks great! Not sure that Murad gets all the credit, but keep on doing what you are doing. Love the silk analogy. I need to tell that to my teenage daughter.

I’m very much looking forward to your 30-day conclusion! I have been using the the Murad samples as well and have very much enjoyed them.

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Chloe Jeffreys September 24, 2012 at 5:10 am

Anne-Marie, tell me if you daughter listens. I wish I’d listened to my mother about my skin and the sun. I ignored her to my sorrow now.

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robin September 22, 2012 at 10:29 am

Girl! Your skin is better now than mine was @25. You seriously have me thinking about using Murad.
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Chloe Jeffreys September 24, 2012 at 5:09 am

Murad is an excellent skincare product. The only other skin recommendation I would make is to add a retinol and a glycolic product to your regime.

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Negin September 22, 2012 at 3:44 am

I love seeing you, Chloe. Makes me wish that I knew you IRL. I feel that I do. I love your openness and honesty.
Murad looks good. Your skin looks great. You did a far better job with the water and sink than I would ever do. I make a gigantic mess. I’ve pretty much resorted to washing my face either in the shower or at the kitchen sink. Whatever works!

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Chloe September 22, 2012 at 9:00 am

I usually wash my face in the shower, too. But I thought that was definitely too risque for this audience. LOL. Maybe next time.

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Negin October 5, 2012 at 3:46 am

Yes, probably too risque, but would have been funny nonetheless!

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BigLittleWolf September 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

So I’m considering, and considering, and considering…. The Murad. Not the vlogging.

I like to delete all images that do not please me. I was not made for 3-D…
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Chloe September 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

It’s a zen practice I’m doing to rid myself of vanity. I’ll let you know if it ever works.
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Ginger Kay September 21, 2012 at 7:13 am

My favorite part was when your dog starting barking. Way to keep it real!

Your skin does look beautiful.
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Chloe September 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Thank you. I try to keep it real. It’s good for my character.
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audrey van petegem September 21, 2012 at 6:41 am

What a testimony for Murad! Thanks for sharing and showing real results!
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Chloe September 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Thanks for introducting me to their great product, Audrey.
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Maddie Kertay September 21, 2012 at 6:12 am

Laughing my ass off.. I have the same “Spa sink”… so I feel I need to go vlog myself washing my face now! 🙂

maddie
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Chloe September 21, 2012 at 6:13 am

I’m glad you could see the humor. I think I want to nominate this for Worst Vlog of the Year. Just trying to keep it real.

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Maddie Kertay September 21, 2012 at 7:28 am

Actually I think it was a great Vlog and felt very real to me.. I like that a whole lot more than those girls who are washing their face to then rise from the wet sink in full make up! I was really laughing about the sink.. I find it almost impossible to wash my face in mine without make a huge watery mess all over the place. I love how it looks.. it is a bit low on the functional end of the spectrum.
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Chloe September 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I make the biggest mess with that sink!
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Tracey September 21, 2012 at 5:31 am

Chloe I love your honest, informative vlog. I need to learn from you and get videoing quickly!

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Chloe September 21, 2012 at 5:41 am

The only way to get better at it is to start doing it. I feel pretty embarrassed about it, but I hate listening to other women who are all made up, with good lighting, telling me how great a skincare product is. Show me the skin, baby.
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