Dr. Murad's Archivements


Dr. Murad has been recognized for his work by magazines, newspapers and other respected resources. Here are some of the accolades he’s received.

  • Recipient of the ISPA Visionary Award, 2009
  • Inducted into the Aesthetic International
  • Association Academy of Legends, 2009
  • Recipient of the Elle Genius Award, Skin Expertise, 2009
  • Recognized as one of the 25 Most Sought-After Gurus by Vogue, January 2008
  • Named “The World’s Top Dermatologist” by The Times of London, March 2006
  • Recipient of the Spa Finder Visionary Award, 2005

Notable Quotes

See what people are saying about Dr. Murad.

“One of the world’s leading authorities on skin health.”
—Dermascope, June 2009

“Forward-thinking M.D. Howard Murad evaluates everything from your eating habits to your risk of disease with a state-of-the-art, full-body exam—then issues ‘health prescriptions’ for the year ahead.” —Vogue, January 2008

“One of the top four dermatologists in the country.”
—Vogue, August 2001


Dr. Murad holds positions on several advisory boards.

  • Appointed to the Health Magazine “ Health Expert Network” (Dermatology category), May 2009
  • Appointed to the Fitness Magazine Expert Advisory Board, October 2008
  • Appointed to the TotalBeauty.com Expert Panel as Skincare Guru


Dr. Murad holds numerous patents for his pioneering work in skincare technology. In addition to delivering unprecedented results, his groundbreaking patents have shaped the Murad product line in many ways.

Inflammatory Skin Conditions Treatment

U.S. Patent No. 7,018,660 issued on March 28, 2006: a method for treating, preventing and managing skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, acne and many other inflammatory skin conditions.

Free Radical Protection

U.S. Patent No. 6,800,292 issued on October 4, 2004: a method for treating dermatological disorders and providing free radical protection using pomegranates or such other extracts as apricots, apples, peaches, pineapples, papayas, cherries, kiwis, tangerines, grapes and oranges.

Cellulite Reduction

U.S. Patent No. 6,676,977 issued on January 13, 2004: a method for reducing the appearance of cellulite by supplementing collagen and elastic tissue and thickening the dermis.

Inflammatory Skin Management

U.S. Patent No. 6,673,374 issued on January 6, 2004: a pharmaceutical composition for managing inflammatory skin conditions using hydrogen peroxide and other agents. Formulated into product:
Recovery Treatment Gel.

Pomegranate Infusion

U.S. Patent No. 6,630,163 issued on October 7, 2003: a pharmaceutical composition for managing dermatological conditions by using pomegranate as an ingredient together with a hydrophilic moisturizing agent and a hydroxyl acid. Formulated into product: Correcting Moisturizer SPF 15.

Hair Thinning and Dandruff Technology

U.S. Patent No. 6,271,246 issued on August 7, 2001: a pharmaceutical composition for managing dandruff, eczema, hair thinning, irritation, psoriasis and seborrhea. This technology is incorporated into products fordandruff and thinning hair.

Free Radical Skin Damage Treatment

U.S. Patent No. 6,194,452 issued on February 27, 2001: Topical compositions for the delivery of stabilized, non-irritating vitamin C for the treatment of skin damage caused by free radicals. Formulated into product:
Daily Renewal Complex®.

Inflammatory Skin Conditions Treatment

U.S. Patent No. 6,071,541 issued on June 6, 2000: Topical formulation for the prevention, treatment and management of skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, folliculitis, acne rosacea, perioral dermatitis, acne and other inflammatory skin conditions. Formula: Acne Prone formula.

Acne Treatment

U.S. Patent No. 5,962,517 issued on October 5, 1999: Pharmaceutical formulation for treating acne and conditioning the skin cells. Formulated into product: Pure Skin® Dietary Supplement.

Wrinkle Reducer (Topical)

U.S. Patent No. 5,972,999 issued on October 26, 1999: Topical formulation for skin repair system that stimulates collagen synthesis to reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity and skin softness. Formula: Advanced Performance Complex®.

Increasing SPF

U.S. Patent No. 5,804,168 issued on September 8, 1998: Pharmaceutical formulation to increase the SPF of topical sunscreen. Formulated into product: Environmental Shield® Essential-C Antioxidant Supplement.

Wrinkle Reducer

U.S. Patent No. 5,804,594 issued on September 8, 1998: Pharmaceutical formulation for the reduction of wrinkles and the improvement of other skin conditions such as skin elasticity and skin softness. Formulated into product: Youth Builder® Dietary Supplement.