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Reviewed and rejected: Murad Recovery Treatment Gel

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April 21, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 1 Comment
I have doggedly got half way through a tube of Murad Recovery Treatment Gel and can honestly say it is one of the least effective potions I have used. It is one of the products in Murad's Redness Therapy range that is supposed to be good for, well, calming redness. I am more perplexed than frustrated by the fact it has done absolutely nothing for me after six months because when I look at the ingredients, it really should work.

It has two ingredients used for treating acne: potassium azelaoyl diglycinate and disodium lauriminodipropionate tocopheryl phosphates, hydrogen peroxide, plus anti-inflammatory liquorice.  There are beneficial pomegranate and soy and illite (a mineral clay with healing properties). Then there are some ingredients such as saccharomyces/copper ferment (yeast fermented with copper ions) that are possible anti-oxidant but evidence that they are good for the skin is sparse.

I can only imagine that these are in concentrations too small to work. I read somewhere, for example, that potassium azelaoyl diglycinate (a derivative of azalaic acid) has to be in a concentration of 20%.
  • April 14, 2015

    by Colleen

    This I ncludes 3 potentially irritating ingredients for people with rosacea or very sensitive skin... Pepermint , Lemon Peel Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide.

    I have mild rosacea and a lot of products cause increased redness, itching, and inflamation. Luckily this did not irritate my skin, but it did nothing to calm the redness. Discontinued after ~ 2/3 of tube used (abt 6-8 weeks) since there were 0 results.

    Positive: 0 results is better than burning red irritation within 2 mins of initial use. Negative: no positive improvement for a product that is moderately pricey.
    Recommendation: there has to be better out there. I'm still searching. Investigate potentially irritating ingredients and try in store (sample?) before purchasing..

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