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Essential-C Day Moisture

Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++


1.7 FL. OZ.


This is a powerful, antioxidant-rich daily moisturizer that shields and revitalizes environmentally stressed skin. It’s made to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays and free-radical damage, while improving skin’s radiance, firmness, and elasticity.

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture is suggested for people looking to:
• Protect skin from UVA/UVB rays and sun damage
• Improve skin’s moisture barrier
• Preserve hydration all day

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How to use

Learn about the benefits of Essential-C Day Moisture and how it should fit into your skin care regimen.

The Benefits

The increased Vitamin C power and SPF in Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 provide powerful protection against environmental and sun damage. Next generation Vitamin C and the Skin Repair System improve radiance, clarity, firmness, and elasticity

How to Use

Every day after cleansing and toning, massage evenly over face, neck and chest. For optimal results, first apply an Environmental Shield treatment.

For Best Results

Combine Essential-C Day Moisture with these products to achieve the best results.

Reviews & Questions


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4.8 out of 5 average rating



96% of reviewers recommend this product
From: San Diego, CA
I'm really happy with the results I've got by using the Essential-C Day Moisturizer. i like to smooth it leaves my skin and that it has SPF30, it really has everything I need from a moisturizer.
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From: San Francisco, CA
So amazing! 
I love this moisturizer!! It feels so great and replenishing on my skin, smells great, and doesn't feel heavy or greasy like some moisturizers with spf can feel. I use this in combo with the essential-c cleanser and complete reform and my skin is brighter and firmer than ever before! Love love love :)
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Perfect for beach and every day! 
Great product that does not smell like sunscreen. It hydrates well and feels smooth on skin, not greasy. My skin is super sensitive and this product was great. It smells super nice too!
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From: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Perfect as spf day cream 
After doing my full Murad morning regime, I put this on before I leave the house and it protects my skin from the sun. Smells amazing, goes on smooth and works great under make-up. Tried a lot of SPF day creams and this is by far the best.
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From: Boston, MA, USA
Love this!! 
Absolutely love this moisturizer! I can say since using this whole whole line my skin has NEVER looked better. This moisturizer goes on really light, it's almost like I'm not even wearing anything! My skin is really sensitive and even just touching my face wrong, I'll break out. But this product, and line, has made my face radiant! I can't recommend this enough! I live in New England, even with the range in weather this moisturizer does it all!
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Q: Does the sunblock in this moisturizer last all day? or do you use in combination with another sunblock?
Asked : Feb 06, 2016
By : Wish, Amarillo, TX
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A: An SPF 15 protects against 94% of UVB rays whiles an SPF 30 protects against 97%. Anything higher is only about a 1% increase which can provide people with a false sense of security. The reality is that most people don't apply enough. It takes 30mls (about the size of a shot glass) of sunscreen to fully protect the average body from head to toe. One teaspoon of that should be on your face. Protection can be decreased with clothing rubbing the sunscreen off, sweating or being in water. In light of the various factors that can decrease protection we do recommend reapplying once every 2 hours to maintain a constant level of protection, regardless of the SPF.
Answered : Feb 09, 2016
By : Melissa, Murad
Q: What is the shell life of thid product?
Asked : Jan 11, 2016
By : Hay, New york
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A: The shelf life is 2 years from the production date.
Answered : Jan 12, 2016
By : Melissa, Murad

ingredient spotlight


Life can be hard on your skin. In his search for ways to keep your complexion looking young and beautiful, Dr. Murad has found inspiration from his study of cellular survival strategies developed by extremophiles, simple forms of life that thrive in the hottest, coldest and saltiest environments on the planet. To adapt to these potentially lethal surroundings, these organisms have developed a class of unique protective molecules called Ectoines that bind water to their cellular membranes. To help support your skin as it adapts to everyday assaults from sun, stress and smog, Dr. Murad has added Ection extracted from these organisms to his most advanced anti-aging formulas.

Principal Ingredients

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Avobenzone (3.00%), Homosalate (6.50%), Octinoxate (7.50%), Octisalate (5.00%), Oxybenzone (2.00%)

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Cocoglycerides, Lauryl Lactate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate , Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Ectoin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Tripleurospermum Maritimum Extract , Zinc Gluconate, Ethyl Linoleate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene*, Linalool*, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Red 33 (CI 17200) *Allergen

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