Murad Nutrient Charged Water Gel

I’m welcoming gel style moisturisers with open arms at the moment while I really don’t want anything thick and heavy on my skin because of the heat. Everyone knows that special level of discomfort as you sweat through your night cream!

This popped through in the post the other day and I used it almost immediately. Murad is a brand that I really have a love-hate relationship with. I get fed up with their obsession with ‘youthifying’ messaging in every product – it feels old and irrelevant but the Water Gel doesn’t come with any such messaging really – it’s all about oil-free hydration. I love the fact the brand is using ferments (Korean trend) which helps with absorption and nutrient density (think about what Yakult does for your stomach – ferments in skin care (in theory should) work in a similar way), and they’re not lingering at the bottom of a very long ingredient list either – nicely near the top.

In terms of hydration and skin feel – Murad claims a 5 day hydration and I’ve no way to prove or disprove. All I can say is that they also recommend applying twice daily (there’s no SPF in it, take note) and I fail to see the point of that if the hydration lasts five days! However, there’s an immediate silky and smooth feel to my skin after application and that seems to last the whole day – I really like it for the comfort feel, the lasting hydration and the relative weightlessness in a formula that feels properly moisturising.  If you can’t bear the weight of your day or night cream at the moment, this is a confident recommend from me for now til October. I’ve dropped an ingredient list at the bottom of this post so you can have a look at the ferments. It’s £50 HERE (you can get 20% off temporarily using code 20SKIN). 

  • Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propanediol, Saccharide Isomerate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane/Silica Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-11, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Bacillus/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Trehalose, Taurine, Serine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Phytantriol, Acetyl Glutamine, Urea, Cholesterol, Yeast Amino Acids, Phytosphingosine, Inositol, Betaine, Lecithin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pyridoxine HCl, Sucrose, Algin, Pullulan, Maltodextrin, Polysilicone-11, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Decyl Glucoside, Pentylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Polyisobutene, Silica, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Disodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 4 (CI 14700).

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