If there’s one product you take on holiday with you this year, make it Murad’s new Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++. I was lucky enough to not only attend the press launch, but to attend it just days before my holiday to Dubai, and boy did this product come in handy!
The balm provides powerful SPF protection in a portable package, allowing for quick and easy application. It effectively hydrates the skin while broad spectrum sunscreen (with a PA+++ rating) delivers maximum protection against UVA (those nasty ageing rays) and UVB rays (the ones that burn your skin). In addition, this formula features MuraSol™ Antioxidant Defense, which provides an advanced level of protection to the skin, giving 360° protection against sun and free radical damage.
The unique formula uses one of my favourite vegetables, Broccoli Extract, to stimulate skin’s natural defence against UV damage; Tangerine Butter to lock in moisture and leave skin silky smooth; and Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E to defend and protect skin’s health.
This is the perfect little product to pop in your handbag and take with you wherever you go. Even in the UK this little miracle has come in handy; you can use it on your nose, cheeks, top of the ears, and I actually found it quite handy to use on my lips too. This is often a much forgotten place, and if you’ve ever burnt your lips you’ll know, a very painful place to get sunburn.
I thoroughly tested this product while in 36 degree heat, and I didn’t even come back with a slightly pink nose! You might not understand the significance of this comment, but I am Irish with very pale skin and a tendency to come back from holiday more lobster than golden goddess unfortunately.
Murad is one of my hero brands, and not just because I used to work there. Dr Murad and the whole Murad family have taught me so much about skincare, and sun care is an essential part of my daily regime. Without fail, I always apply sun cream to my face and neck even when it’s dull and cloudy outside – those ageing UVA rays can get you whatever the weather!
Murad Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ is available from leading salons and spas nationwide, plus selected John Lewis and House of Fraser stores. Find your nearest stockist or buy online at www.murad.co.uk