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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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Ratings Summary

4.8 out of 5 average rating



96% of reviewers recommend this product
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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From: Los Angeles, CA, USA
This product feels great 
I love how the product does not smell like sunscreen. It is not greasy and after 3 weeks of use my skin is very moisturized and silky feeling. AWESOME product.
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From: NYC, NY
Essential product for protecting our skin 
This product is worth the price. It smell nice, great protection from the sun and a little goes a long way. Does not clog my pores.
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From: Gilbert, AZ
Smooth, Velvety texture 
I used this product after I cleansed my skin with whatever grocery store face wash I have, and it felt like I had had a facial my skin was so smooth! I love the smell and texture of this lotion. I needed some moisturizing product to help with my dry skin, and I got a lot more than that with the Essential-C! I also have some sun damage due to my fair skin so the SPF 30 was necessary. Love this product!
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Q: Is Dr Murad Essential-C Day Moisture non-comedogenic?
Asked : Oct 12, 2014
By : Anitha, Singapore
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A: All Murad products are indeed formulated to be non comedogenic meaning they won't clog your pores. In order for skin to be healthy you want your pores to remain open. By consistently using a good skincare regimen appropriate for your concerns you can have healthy, beautiful skin.
Answered : Oct 13, 2014
By : MelissawithMurad, Murad
Q: In what form is the vitamin C delivered
Asked : Aug 05, 2014
By : Joanjett, Atlanta, GA, USA
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A: I apologize for any confusion caused. The vitamin C comes from tocopheryl acetate which is not oxidized and can penetrate through the skin to the living cells while ascorbyl palmitate is a fat-soluble form of vitamin C.
Answered : Aug 05, 2014
By : MelissawithMurad, 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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