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When I spotted this in Sephora I literally swooped on it because when I last met with the Murad girls, they were very excited about this upcoming product. This is the Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF30 which promises to deliver quite a few of the things that I want in a product, all in one!
So what we are looking at here is a treatment, an SPF and a primer all in one bottle. More than anything, I am obsessed with wearing sun protection on a daily basis and I have quite a few SPF30 products but none of them are as invisible as this! This is a completely clear gel that is invisible on the skin and also goes quite a long way to blur imperfections (including pores and fine lines) and prime the skin for long-lasting foundation wear.
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF30 Features
- Innovative multifunctional formula
- Anti-ageing treatment
- Makeup primer
- SPF 30 sun protection
This is a super lightweight formula that melts into the skin and delivers an instant improvement in the appearance of pores and fine lines. It doesn’t give as dramatic an instant result as some of the heavier silicone based primers that I have tried, but I am happy with that as none of them are this multi-tasking.
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Actives & Ingredients
- Mushroom Peptides: Fight visible signs of aging to help restore youthful-looking firmness, elasticity, and skin resilience
- Soft-focus Complex: Smooths skin and blurs imperfections for improved tone and texture to create an ideal canvas for makeup application
- Barley, Sunflower, and Cucumber Extracts: Enhance skin’s ability to retain moisture.
The Mushroom peptides work by helping to the natural regulation of collagen and elastin. The soft-focus formula subtly smooths and blurs and can be used on all skin tones as it is perfectly invisible. I think this may be the first fully clear and invisible SPF 30 I have come across.
This high tech sunscreen formula is called Murasol and it provides protection against both broad spectrum UV rays and free-radicals. It uses a “proprietary blend of powerful antioxidants which defend against UV damage by penetrating skin’s top layers and creating a protective barrier of encapsulated free radical neutralizers”. That is what I call an SPF with benefits!
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Ingredients
Isododecane, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Diethylhexyl 2, 6- Naphthalate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Polyglycerides, C15-23 Alkane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Cake, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Extract, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, PEG -8 Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Alcohol, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract*, Butylene Glycol, Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake Mushroom) Extract, Mucor Miehei Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Silica, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral,Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldhyde, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance.
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF30 Review – Before & After Photos
I was actually hoping for a little bit more ‘blur’ than this, but to be fair, whenever I have seen more blurring, the product usually feels really heavy and is purely cosmetic, rather then progressive. The mark under my eye on the right side is a kitten scratch, in case you were wondering. I can definitely notice an improvement once my foundation is applied.
I am really excited to keep trying this as not only does it make my skin appear more even toned and smooth, my foundation applies beautifully on top (I let it sink in for a few minutes before applying foundation) and it has so far extended the wear time of my makeup. It feels light on the skin and I completely forget I have it on.
But the main reason I want to continue to use this, is the long-term anti-ageing and skin benefits it promises. And of course, how exciting is a completely clear SPF30?!
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is already available on the US Murad site and at Sephora in the US where I purchased it for $65. It is set to launch in the UK in July 2015 and costs £55.
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