I recently discovered Murad Correcting Moisturizer SPF 15, which claims to reduce redness and irritation in facial skin. I have been using it for a month, beginning when I noticed my skin flaking and maintaining redness from irritation caused by stronger products. I decided to switch to a product for more sensitive skin to see if it would help.
Murad Correcting Moisturizer is a lightly tinted green shade in the bottle but goes on sheer and untinted on your skin. The green tint is meant to counteract the redness on your face. But being green isn’t the only thing this moisturizer has going for it. Murad Correcting Moisturizer has several soothing ingredients to calm sensitive skin, such as Peppermint, a known soothing agent, and Licorice which reduces redness. Murad Correcting Moisturizer also contains sunscreen elements link Zinc to provide protection from the sun, and therefore less irritation, with an SPF of 15.
This moisturizer feels good on, and for combination skin, the texture is light but moisturizing. Although Murad Correcting Moisturizer is not thick or greasy, I would not necessarily recommend it for extremely oily and acne prone skin as it might feel just a bit too heavy. I have been using it under my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and believe it has made my skin less red and definitely less irritated. By using Murad Correcting Moisturizer in combination with a cleanser for sensitive skin, I recently noticed that the redness on my face had definitely decreased and the flakiness was gone. However, if you are suffering from extreme Rosacea Murad Correcting Moisturizer will probably not provide a dramatic enough result for you. I would recommend it to those with slightly oily to slightly dry skin with mild redness and irritation, especially during the summer when a lighter moisturizer is preferred.
All in all? If it does not alleviate all of your redness, it still feels great on your skin and protects you from the sun!