Our History

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Since the Beginning

Clinical, but cool. Doctor, but hardly dull. Science, but not stuffy.

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Founded The First Modern Doctor Brand

Dr. Murad founds Murad, Inc., the first brand of clinical skincare products, setting a new standard for high performance skincare.

Skincare is Healthcare

Dr. Murad launched what he called his “skincare revolution” at a speaking engagement at Esthetics’ West Expo in May of 1990. His manifesto was simple “skincare is healthcare.” His vision was to bring skincare professionals of all stripes together to work as a team, using scientifically proven formulas and technologies, to help people achieve the healthiest, most beautiful skin possible.

First Patent

In recognition of unique scientific discoveries that have advanced the treatment of skin, Dr. Murad is granted his first of 19 patents.

The Cellular Water Principle

Dr. Murad founds Murad, Inc., the first brand of clinical skincare products, setting a new standard for higWhen Dr. Murad began to research ways in which the body could be encouraged to hold water more efficiently, he discovered the key was holding water within cells where it does the most good. Testing and validating The Cellular Water Principle® theory in scientifically controlled research studies, Dr. Murad established that most common dermatological and health problems relate to cellular hydration at their most fundamental level. performance skincare.

Cultural Stress

Dr. Murad identifies Cultural Stress®—the unrelenting day–to–day stress of modern living—as a major factor contributing to the chronic exhaustion, declining health of people of all ages and a significant impactor of skin health. This forms the brand’s social purpose, Eye’s Up, which was launched in 2017.

Purpose Pop-Up

For the brand’s 30th anniversary, Murad hosted its first-ever pop-up experience, celebrating Dr. Murad’s lifelong commitment to wellness backed by science.

Our Purpose

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WHAT MURAD STANDS FOR

We create products and experiences that empower you for wellness. Why? Because we’ve proven through years of clinical research that self-care isn’t just critical for happier, healthier lives—it’s contagious.

MURAD'S DEFINITION OF WELLNESS

"Wellness is health, plus well-being. It's not only being free of disease and stress, but equally important is a sense of happiness, passion, gratitude and accomplishment." - Dr. Murad

“Skin care is not superficial because it is healthcare. When you have beautiful skin it is a sign that you have a healthy body and mind.”

Dr. Murad

Our Philosophy

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What We Believe in

We ignite your skin’s most beautiful potential. Founded by dermatologist and pharmacist Dr. Howard Murad, we deliver skin wellness through our unique science of water, and continue to innovate high-performance technologies and formulas so our products, like your skin, just keep getting better.

BEHIND THE BRAND

Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, is recognized around the world as a leading visionary for his unmatched scientific innovations. A board-certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Dr. Murad has personally treated over 50,000 patients.

“How you live, is connected to how you feel which is connected to how you look.”

Dr. Murad

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