Skin discolouration and hyperpigmentation are common skin problems that stem from an increase in melanin — the pigment that gives our skin, hair and eyes their colour — caused by sun exposure, hormonal influences, age, skin injuries or inflammation.
While made naturally by the skin and when skin cells are damaged or unhealthy, skin cells can produce too much of this melanin, which can clump, causing the affected areas to appear darker.
Once the cause of the problem is found and stopped, getting the discolouration to fade can take time, with skin experts estimating a spot that is a few shades darker than one’s natural skin colour only fading in six to 12 months. And if the discolouration has seeped deep into one’s skin, the fading can take years.
To help correct the discoloration and prevent hyperpigmentation, Murad Skincare has created the Correct & Protect Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 45 | PA++++.
The satiny-smooth serum with 100% mineral SPF has been clinically proven to visibly correct discoloration and prevent the progress of hyperpigmentation.
What makes this Murad product unique is its carotenoid technology — which uses responsibly sourced jojoba, squalane and tomato fruit extract blend — that reflects UV light for instant glow and acts as a powerful antioxidant to brighten and reduce visible discoloration.
It also contains beet root extract that provides a fast-absorbing, moisturizer-like dose of hydration that all skin types will love. Not only that, the beet root extract also stimulates the skin’s Vitamin D production.
And this amazingly sheer SPF delivers broad-spectrum, mineral-based UV protection that doesn’t leave a white cast for truly radiant skin has been clinically tested on Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 6 — the numerical classification schema for human skin colour developed by as dermatologist to estimate the response of different types of skin to UV light.
The results of a clinical study after two weeks of use — as measured by expert grading — showed that 80% of those testing saw an improvement in radiance in two weeks, and 84% got brighter skin after four weeks.
So if you’re relying on a separate serum and sunscreen to correct discoloration and protect against hyperpigmentation, then you have to try Murad’s newest two-in-one innovation, which is great for balanced, oily, combination, dry and sensitive skins.
Not only is it more convenient and effective, 91% of those trying it out for the first time agreed that it gave a sheer, invisible finish, and that their skin felt immediately hydrated.
Recommended usage regimen:
- First, cleanse the skin surface with Murad’s Essential-C Cleanser, then rise and pat dry.
- Then apply Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum, followed by your Murad Moisturizer.
- Finally, shake the Correct & Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 45 and apply liberally to the face, neck and chest.
Where to get it
Murad’s Correct & Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 45 will be retailing at RM358 for a 30ml bottle. To learn more about this product, check out: https://www.murad.com.my/product/correct-protect-serum-spf-45/
The product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, gluten, animal-derived ingredients, mineral oil, formaldehyde, oxybenzone, or petrolatum.