Whether it’s cold out or warm out, you should always wear SPF. Of course, in the summer with the rays beating down on me, I’m even more conscious of being sun safe. I have lots of skincare needs in the summer (dark spots, lots of hydration, etc) and Murad’s Shade America Sun Safety Set has two products that promise to kick butt for the summer. One is a treatment for environmental damage and the other is an antioxidant-rich sun protectant. Did they work?

murad skincare for summerFirst, the Advanced Active Radiance Serum. This is a treatment serum meant to rapidly boost radiance and reverse visible signs of environmental damage. The Resilient-C Complex delivers highly stable vitamin C- with 50 times the potency of prior generations- to improve skin radiance, support natural collagen production, and protect against free radical damage. I’ve been using 3-4 pumps of this on my face and neck morning and night. It might be making a very slight difference, but if it is, it’s hard to tell. Honestly, the only true way to rewind environmental damage is by getting any dark spots lasered off. The formula does make my skin really smooth and soft, and makes it look maybe a touch brighter! 

The Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ is a moisturizer that shields and revitalizes environmentally stressed skin. I use about a generous half dollar size on my face and neck, making sure to get it into my hairline and behind my ears. Anywhere the sun could hit! The formula is supposed to increase and preserve hydration for healthier-looking skin. Since this has SPF, I’ve been using it only as my day lotion, and using something else at night. I’ve noticed my skin seems to look a little firmer, and also more hydrated. I tend to get these temporary fine lines in my forehead when my skin is dry, but since I began using this moisturizer during the day, the lines seem to have plumped up. I really think it’s helping my skin retain more water! 

sun safety checklistThis kit came with a little flier detailing some sun tips- some are pretty no brainer, and others I didn’t know. I used tanning beds a fair amount in high school, which is a HUGE no no, and just had a mole removed from the back of my leg last week. I’m kind of freaked about it, but the important thing is that I stopped indoor tanning. I am also much more careful when I am outdoors now. Murad is donating $125,000 to the American Academy of Dermatology through the sales of this set, to build shade structures across America to protect a new sun-smart generation from sun damage and skin cancer. I think it’s definitely a worthy cause! 

murad skincare flyerThe Shade America Sun Safety Set is retailing at Ulta for $68. You’ll get a 0.5 oz bottle of the serum, and a 1.7 oz bottle of the cream. I think that’s a decent deal, but I still wish you were getting more product for the price. It’s not terribly difficult to find a good serum or SPF skincare for a lower price point, and with the amount of SPF you need on your face the lotion will only last you a few weeks when used every day. It’s a quality set though, so if you’re a fan of Murad and these target your skincare concerns, you’re going to love them! 

essential c day moistureHave you seen these in store? What’s your SPF of choice? 


12 Comments on Sun Safe Skincare

  1. BeautyJudy
    May 26, 2015 at 7:44 am (2 years ago)

    These sound like great SPF options and I am still in search of what I’ll use this summer for face and body.

  2. Anastasia
    May 26, 2015 at 9:17 am (2 years ago)

    I tried the serum before, it’s one of my fave products from Murad!

  3. Destany
    May 26, 2015 at 6:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I think I need to try that serum!!

  4. Kimberly
    May 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Boy, these sound really great. You have presented this timely since folks are staying outdoors longer.

  5. Carleen
    May 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Vitamin C with SPF sounds perfect to me!

  6. Nidia - Lit From Within
    May 27, 2015 at 12:06 am (2 years ago)

    I don’t like that sunscreen scent, so having it in a face lotion is usually ideal for me. It’s so hard for me to remember to use SPF – and I live in Florida!

  7. Kath Thefabzilla
    May 27, 2015 at 12:31 am (2 years ago)

    I love this duo. Both are in heavy rotation amongst my skincare must-haves

  8. Jess Scull
    May 27, 2015 at 8:42 am (2 years ago)

    I need to give Murad products a try – I have always heard good things!

  9. Honeygirlk
    May 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Ooh – I would like to try these. 🙂 Murad has some fab products and I love the ones i have tried so I think I would enjoy these too.

  10. Lisa Heath
    May 27, 2015 at 10:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds like a fab duo!

  11. Chelsea
    May 28, 2015 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

    I need some Murad in my life! Their products come so highly recommended from everyone!


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