Murad’s Most Wanted: Five Skincare Breakthroughs from the Healthy Skin Doc

Does anyone really ever listen to their doctor’s advice? I mean honestly, an apple a day? That’s just boring.

But when skincare innovator Dr. Howard Murad speaks, people listen.

In fact, funny story. I recently had the honor of interviewing Dr. Murad for an article in LiveSpa Magazine. I told myself before I dialed his office number that I’d stick strictly to my question list. Yet somewhere along the line during our thoroughly engaging conversation, I heard myself ask him about my own skincare woes. He was so totally gracious and then he gave me his top secret solution to healthy, ageless skin: “Eat your water.” Rather than chugging enormous amounts of tasteless H2O every day, he suggests eating juicy fruits and vegetables throughout the day that not only hydrate but are also loaded with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants.

In other words, eat an apple.

Always on the cutting-edge of practical, transformational skincare solutions, here are five breakthroughs from Murad’s most wanted files.

Hybrids Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA++. Suntanning is criminal – you know that, we know that, and yet we’re still drawn to that sun-kissed glow. This liquid, oil-free bronzer tints skin with a subtle touch of bronzer while firming and protecting with UVA and UVB protection. I mix a dab of this in with my regular foundation on days I want more coverage. Reward: A buildable, illuminating glow that restores smooth, even skin tone. Bounty: $38 (and worth every cent IMHO!)

Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Acne and Shine Control. Combat breakouts with this tinted, acne-fighting primer that minimizes the appearance of pores and eliminates shine. Reward: A perfectly primed, matte complexion free of imperfections. Bounty: $35

Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes. This luxurious yet lightweight eye cream puts dryness on lock-down with an immediate surge of lasting hydration. Reward: Eight hours of hydrating action that super-charges and firms the eye area with rich, protective ingredients that are gentle enough for sensitive skin. Bounty: $60

Acne Treatment Concealer. Sentence your blemishes to death by salicylic acid! This two-in-one stick controls and prevents breakouts and conceals them while they heal. Comes in three shades. Reward: Oil-free, lasting coverage with acne-fighting salicylic acid. Bounty: $21

Hybrids Soothing Skin, Lip and Cuticle Care. Dry skin, lips are cuticles are multiple offenses! This handy pen relieves chapped lips, minor skin irritations and dry patches while gently exfoliating to improve moisture penetration. Comes with a cuticle pusher cap to keep nail beds neat and healthy. Reward: An anytime, anywhere skin-soother. Bounty: $16

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