by Miree

Murad's Age Diffusing Serum ($74) is not for purists but it boasts of increasing firmness, boosts collagen and helps reduce the appearance of medium to deep wrinkles. So when asked if I was interested to try it, I agreed to give it a shot.

The product came in a 1 fl. oz. pump bottle. It had a pleasant citrus scent, light and smooth in texture and white in color. It is part of a three step skin care program, this being the step two product which is to treat and repair. I followed the directions using it after cleansing with my non Murad cleanser and applying a thin layer of the serum on my face and other targeted areas. It only takes about 2 pumps to apply on my face.

I am mainly concerned about the fine lines and creases developing in between my eyebrows, laugh lines that are slightly starting to show. I also strive to keep my dry skin hydrated and moist and am looking for a boost in collagen production.

The first time I applied it on my face, I felt a slight stingy feel on my skin, but I have very sensitive skin so it didn't surprise me. I was very cautious as to the amount I used to avoid any reactions. Luckily, there weren't any. I gradually increased the amount after a few days. After about a week of use, I did notice a slight improvement on the firmness of my skin. I continued to use it for a total of four weeks. I used it at night and in the morning, I would check if the skin has improved. Overall, I saw a slight increase in the firmness of my skin. It seemed to have reduced the appearance of fine lines but didn't really eliminate them. Perhaps with more continued use, I would see a more dramatic change.

Murad's Age Diffusing Serum is priced at $74 per bottle. Though it was not a complete disappointment, it didn't impress me either. I think that there are other products that are less expensive than this one that could deliver the same results if not more.

Ingredients in Murad Age Diffusing SerumWater (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sclerotium Gum, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Butylene Glycol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Glycosaminoglycans, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Punica Granatum Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Allantoin, Lecithin, Oleyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Carbomer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene *, Linalool *, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil, Barosma Betulina Leaf Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)