Friday, March 4, 2022

Photoaging -- prevention and treatment | Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum and City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum Suncreen Review

 Photoaging is everyone's nightmare. It is premature aging of the skin caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV). UV is not just found in sun light but can also be emitted from artificial tanning sources and even fluorescent lights.


How to know whether one has signs of photoaging?

1. Appearance of pigmented spots, such as freckles, solar lentigines (known as age or liver spots), and uneven skin colour.
2. General loss of skin tone in sun-exposed areas
3. Deep creases and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
4. Forehead frown lines visible when not frowning

Prevention is better than cure-- UV protection is definitely the way to go! Read here for more about the types of UV protection available.


A good skincare regime such as Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum and City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum Suncreen play an important role in both preventing and treating photoaging as well! This skincare range is suitable for any skin types so share them with your BFFs and loved ones.

The sequence of treatment is
1. Cleansing
2. Toning
3. Apply 1-2 pumps of Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum
4. Apply moisturiser
5. Apply Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum Suncreen

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum


This is a hydroquinone-free intensive serum that promotes surface cell turnover. Besides pigmentation caused by photoaging, the serum also improves the appearance of pigmentation caused by inflammation.

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum is powered by Murad's patented resorcinol technology.
The other active ingredients are-
Tranexamic acid: Helps soothe, brighten, revive dull skin and even skin tone.
Glycolic acid: Exfoliates to help remove dullness, improve skin’s texture & for better product penetration.

Murad test panelists agree in just 14 days:
-84% showed less hyperpigmentation
-91% saw brighter skin
-94% noticed smoother skin
-89% reported a more radiant glow

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SunScreen SPF50 PA++++


Besides UVA and UVB, 3 other causes can accelerate skin aging-- Pollution, Blue Light from devices, and Infrared Radiation. Luckily Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SunScreen offers Environmental Protection Technology to alleviate this.

This mineral sunscreen is suitable for sensitive skin, is lightweight and does not burden the skin. It gets absorbed quickly with a luminous finish without a white cast. This therefore also helps to colour correct and make the skin tone more even. City Skin SPF 50 is able to protect the skin against 96% of pollution* and 89% of blue light from screens!

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SunScreen forms a breathable polymer matrix on the skin to shield against penetration of toxic environmental aggressors.
Other ingredients are
• Vitamin C helps brighten skin, even tone, and reduce photoaging
• Lutein and an Iron Oxides boosts broad spectrum protection

Some history about Murad


Dermatologist and pharmacist Dr. Howard Murad founded Murad, Inc. in 1989. Murad is the first doctor brand of clinical skincare products. Murad is determined to deliver clinically proven, cruelty-free products that meet the strictest standards for
safety, efficacy and care expected from a medical professional. Now Murad has set the benchmark even higher by developing the next-generation dark spot solution.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?



View my skin changes after 2 weeks! My skin pigmentation and have much improved. I feel more confident in my bare skin too.

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum and City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum Suncreen are 2 great products that meet clinical standards to both prevent and treat signs of photoaging. I love how it does not burden the skin unlike most other anti-aging products which can be too rich and dense.

We are all born beautiful, but good skincare maintance is the key to age gracefully.



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