With the days getting cooler and the nights growing longer, now’s the prime time to recover from your days in the sun. Yes, fall is officially here – and after months of abuse from the harsh summer heat, our skin couldn’t be happier.
Here are five of our must-haves to give your skin a fresh start for the new season!
SKIN SMOOTHING POLISH
Did a lively summer leave your complexion looking dull? Too much unprotected sun exposure wreaks havoc on the skin, causing its cells to dry out and pile up on the surface. Reverse the impact of this buildup with Skin Smoothing Polish, a rich exfoliating scrub that sloughs away impurities without stripping away your body’s natural moisture. The result? A softer, more luminous complexion and a down-to-the-pore clean feeling.
Shop: Skin Smoothing Polish, $32
RAPID AGE SPOT AND PIGMENT LIGHTENING SERUM
If you’ve caught a few too many zzz’s on the beach this summer, chances are the sun has kicked your skin’s melanin production into overdrive. To level the playing field against dark spots, age spots and freckles, Dr. Murad developed Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum: a patented formula that combines a targeted skin-brightening blend to correct unwanted discoloration and protect against future damage. 85% of users in a Murad-sponsored study saw spots lighten in just 1 week!
Shop: Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, $65
RETINOL YOUTH RENEWAL EYE SERUM
Retinol tends to get a bad rap for not being sun-friendly, but the good news is that our Retinol Tri-Active Technology was designed to deliver this powerful ingredient in doses that are easy on the skin. Undo days spent squinting in the sun with our Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Cream, a potent wrinkle-reducing treatment, which minimizes the look of wrinkles and crow’s feet while lifting, firming and visibly brightening dark circles.
Shop: Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, $85
HYDRO-DYNAMIC® ULTIMATE MOISTURE
As the weather cools and the air gets dryer, amp up your skin’s hydration with Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisturizer: a luxurious, yet lightweight cream that delivers a healthy dose of hydration to restore suppleness and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Results from a Murad-sponsored study have shown this miracle-worker to lock in optimal moisture levels for 24 hours!
Shop: Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisture, $75
CITY SKIN® AGE DEFENSE
The days might be getting shorter – but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to put your SPF on the shelf! To transition your skin from summer into autumn, we’re all about nourishing our skin from the prior season while protecting it from the aggressors that lay ahead. We recommend City Skin® Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 | PA++++, a revolutionary formula that offers UVA/UVB protection while shielding skin from 96% of pollution, 89% of blue light from devices and 52% of Infrared Radiation. Try it layered over your favorite moisturizer for an ultra-lush protective finish!