Hello lovelies! I'm actually so excited to tell you all about this product today! It's quite a big post, but if you hate blackheads, keep reading. So last month, I was invited to the launch of the new MURAD Skincare counter in Debenhams, Glasgow. I hadn't used the brand before, so it was interesting to learn about the products and I was lucky enough to get some products to try too!
I was most excited to try this blackhead removing duo. I don't know about you, but blackheads are the absolute bane of my life. No matter how much I use pore strips, cleansers or those terrifying tweezer like contraptions, they just won't budge. The MURAD approach is slightly different to these. This duo contains a Blackhead Remover (step 1) and a Pore Refining Sealer (step 2).
What to do.
The first step is a thick, white, exfoliating paste that you apply all over the nose area (or wherever you want to treat). I apply it quite thickly, but you don't actually need much product to do this. Then, you wait. The paste doesn't harden, but this gives it time to sink into the pores. After about ten minutes, you apply some water to the area and get scrubbing. I love this bit, the little scrubbers in the paste are just the right texture and you can really feel it removing all the dirt and oil.
Next is the most important bit, in my opinion. So at the presentation, we learned how blackheads actually form in the first place. It's basically a blocked pore, which starts out white then turns black as it's continually exposed to the air. This is why step two is so important. This serum has a special ingredient that seals the pores and helps to prevent blackheads from forming again.
The results of this are so impressive. I noticed a real difference after the first use, and after doing this process weekly, my blackheads are noticeably reducing as time goes on. I don't think there will ever be a product that makes them vanish overnight, but the fact that this actively works towards preventing them is what makes the difference for me. The price of this duo is £50, which is quite pricey but it's two products I suppose, so it's about average for high end skin care. The quality reflects the price though and I can tell these two are going to last a long time.
Overall I'd totally recommend this product if you're at the end of your tether with blackheads. I'm going to keep using this on a weekly basis, and genuinely expect to be blackhead free in the next few weeks - a day I thought I'd never see!
Have you tried anything from Murad? What do you use to remove blackheads?
You can find the Murad Blackhead & Pore Cleansing Duo* here.