Murad Acne & Aging Skin Solution Kit Review

Thanks to the cold winter weather and dry indoor heat, my normally clear combo skin turned into a nightmare. I was breaking out with a few HUGE pimples on the forehead yet flaking on the cheeks – so not pretty! Desperate for a solution, I turned to the Murad Acne & Aging Skin Solution Kit that was sent to me and it has truly been a life saver!

Murad Acne & Aging Skin Solution Kit

Designed for those battling adult acne, the Murad Acne & Aging Skin Solution Kit comes with four products to reduce existing blemishes and prevent new blemishes from forming, while repairing skin’s barrier and optimizing collagen levels to minimize the signs of aging.

The Time Release Acne Cleanser (2 fl oz) contains Amino acids, Hyaluronic Acid and antioxidants to lock in moisture and restore suppleness, along with 0.5% salicylic acid to kill bacteria and gently exfoliate the upper layer of the skins. It has a thick, creamy texture and a minty scent that is refreshing. I only use this in the PM and it does an excellent job cleaning my skin without drying it out.

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser

The Acne & Wrinkle Reducer (0.8 fl oz) contains Kombucha Collagen Defense™ to stimulate collagen production, Marine Kelp Extract to provide instant lifting and firming, together with Willow Bark Extract, Silver and encapsulated Salicylic Acid to penetrate deep to clear acne and eliminate breakouts. Ever since I started applying a very thin layer of it over my forehead twice a day, I have not seen any new pimples.

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser

The Acne Spot Treatment (0.25 fl oz) combines 3% Sulfur, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Extract, Allantoin, Vitamins C and E and Hydrolized Oat Flour to speed healing of blemishes on-the-spot, prevent new blemishes from fully developing and minimize dryness and flaking while soothing redness and irritation. It is my favorite product out of the kit and I was really surprised yet happy with how effective it was. The bumps/redness I had went down by half literally overnight. Simply miraculous!

Finally, there is the Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20 | PA ++ (0.8 fl oz). The 3-in-1 moisturizer contains Kombucha Collagen Defense™, oil regulators and Willow Bark Extract to stimulate collagen production, boost hydration and control blemishes. It also comes with SPF and PA++ to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. The scent reminds me of my favorite Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 and I love how it goes on so lightweight yet keeps my skin moisturized and soft all day.

Overall, the Murad Acne & Aging Skin Solution Kit is great and I wish I had discovered it earlier! The products go very well with one another and are effective yet gentle. Plus the fact that each product is labeled with a “step” and what it does just makes it all the better.

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The Murad Acne & Aging Skin Solution Kit was limited edition but you can buy the products separately at Sephora and

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Just placed an order for the acne spot treatment! Can’t wait to try it out, hopefully it will work for me. I’m having a crisis with my skin! :(

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