Monday, 15 June 2015

A game of two halves: Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion

Murad is a brand I have somewhat mixed feelings about:  on one hand, they make some effective skincare which is pretty innovative (for example the weirdly bouncy eye cream I tried recently), but on the other, their products are pretty expensive and can be hit and miss - a combination which can make for some very expensive mistakes.

Rapid Collagen Infusion is an anti-aging serum designed to plump up and hydrate the skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.  It also claims to promote healthy collagen in the skin, which I suspect is a bit of a long shot for a topical product, but whatever.

Texture wise, it's very interesting - the formula is thick but incredibly silky and velvety, sinking into the skin within moments.  Skin is left feeling incredibly smooth, and a little bit firmer too.  The plumping effect seems good, too, as my frown lines seem a little softer after application too.  Long term, I've not noticed a huge difference in my skin bar a little extra firmness; the main selling point for me is the smoothness and the plumping action.

And here's the rub:  this serum costs £65 a tube, which is a high price to pay, particularly when I feel that the effects are pretty similar to Clinique's Turnaround Serum, which also gives incredibly smooth skin, and costs £37.  Granted, the Clinique product doesn't have that extra-firming punch, but I'm not sure it's worth an extra £28 on the pricetag.

If you're interested in trying Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion, you'll find it on the Murad website, where they're selling a special limited edition in support of the Prince's Trust - £10 of the price goes to the charity.

Disclosure:  PR sample

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