Over lockdown, it’s likely that many of us missed having our in-salon treatments, from brow tints to nail art. And our skin may have taken a bit of a hit as we had to forgo our usual facials and the like, instead of having to settle for at-home products. Salons may be back open, but treatments are still just as costly as they were before, making our DIY methods look more and more attractive. And if you’re a fan of microdermabrasion but would prefer to keep your skincare ‘in house,’ the new Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial sounds like it’ll have you covered.
The Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial is clinically proven to smooth skin texture as effectively as a professional microdermabrasion facial in just one use. The product — which the brand says is suitable for dry, combination, oily, and balanced skin — uses both gold-stabilised vitamin C as well as three types of exfoliant.
First up, there are physical exfoliants in the formula, which are micro-mineral and remove dead surface skin cells. These are joined by enzymatic exfoliants that dissolve oil debris and dead cells, and chemical AHAs and BHA to brighten and purify pores.
The ‘gold stabilised vitamin C’ is part of the product’s Vita-C complex, which is made up of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glutathione, and Pure L-Ascorbic Acid (the ‘gold stabilised’ one). This has a 55% higher antioxidant defence than traditional vitamin C, according to the brand. Vitamin C is known to protect skin from environmental aggressors like pollution and has a brightening property that targets pigmentation and dullness.
In trials of the Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial, 87% of testers noticed brighter skin, while 97% saw smoother skin, says Murad.
To apply the product, you should first have clean, damp skin. Massage it in using a circular motion until the formula changes from orange to white to indicate sufficient exfoliation, and lave for up to ten minutes before rinsing off.
If you’re interested in giving the product a go, you may need to save some pennies as it’ll set you back £67, which is a fairly hefty price tag but much more affordable than a microdermabrasion facial appointment at your local salon.