Twenty-five years ago this month, Dr. Howard Murad began an extraordinary journey that would ultimately change the way we look, live and feel.
In 1989, he founded Murad, Inc., which has become one of the most innovative skincare companies in the world. Known as the “Father of Internal Skincare,” Dr. Murad holds 19 unique patents for advancing the science of skin health. His groundbreaking skincare formulas were among the first to achieve significant, measurable anti-aging results without surgery.
“Healthy, hydrated cells are the key to ageless skin and a healthy body.”
Dr. Murad has transformed the way the world sees skincare through his pioneering research and clinical studies of the Science of Cellular Water™, which is now recognized as the most comprehensive approach to understanding health and aging. The Science of Cellular Water™ identifies the common denominator of aging and illness as cellular water loss. He wrote a book on the subject called The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger, which was an international bestseller.
Dr. Murad is also the founder of the Inclusive Health® movement, a groundbreaking, integrative health approach that emphasizes the impact of lifestyle choices on the aging process. Dr. Murad’s system encourages patients to look better by taking care of their skin; to live better by eating a healthy, water-rich diet and exercising; and to feel better by embracing joy to manage stress.
“Happiness is the best facelift.”
It seems like the whole world is now jumping on the popular “science of happiness” bandwagon, but Dr. Murad was way ahead of his time! He’s long been a proponent of positive thinking and finding your bliss through exploring your passions. Dr. Murad also encourages all of us to embrace change and take risks. “In order to reach your potential, you must risk failure,” he reminds us. His mission and passion in life is to help all of us unlock our potential to look and feel younger by nurturing our passions, living in the moment, and loving ourselves unconditionally.
Some people may not even know that Dr. Murad has also made quite an impression on the art community with his research on the connection between the benefits of artistic expression and staying young at heart. In 2008, after undergoing surgery to repair a detached retina, he had to keep his head down with his chin to his chest for a month while the retina healed. At the suggestion of his wife, Dr. Murad started painting to help pass the time, and he discovered an unexpected passion for art as a way to reintroduce play and freedom of expression back into his life! Now an accomplished artist with hundreds of works having been exhibited and published, Dr. Murad encourages all of his patients to incorporate art therapy into their lives.
Today Dr. Murad is involved in continuous research on the effects of Inclusive Health® on gene expression. He is an active philanthropist, an inspirational speaker and the author of five bestselling books.
Here’s to 25 years of innovation and inspiration!
We end with one of our favorite quotes from Dr. Murad:
“Your skin is connected to your heart. Make your heart happy and your skin will become more beautiful.”