Review: Murad Porcelain Flower Extract
Clear, luminous and smooth skin becomes reality, with help from the aptly named Porcelain Flower Extract.
Sometimes, Mother Nature has the best bounty for your skincare routine. Case in point: the Murad Porcelain Flower Extract, used in brand’s new White Brilliance skincare range.
The Asian plant is so-called because it is said to resemble porcelain – all white and luminescent. It’s also not just a pretty face: it is reported to be full of natural antioxidants, anti-inflammatory phytosterols, essential fatty acids and more. Long used in traditional eastern medicine, the Porcelain Flower is the go-to for helping to restore skin clarity, tone and luminosity.
In fact, Murad has even named one of the White Brilliance products after the blossom. The Porcelain Serum is made with the precious Porcelain Flower extract, and also has green tea extract to brighten up and firm up skin.
There are three other products in the White Brilliance line. The Cleansing Cream starts off your daily routine on the right note as this gently-foaming cleanser helps your skin to retain moisture better so that it feels silky-smooth.
Next, use the Luminous Essence, which primes skin for the rest of your skincare. This lightweight formula is made with an extract of electrolyte-rich kunai root, said to deliver a shot of hydration deep within skin. Other ingredients in this include red algae and Indian fig extracts.
Follow up with the Porcelain Serum, then, protect your complexion with the Luminous Shield SPF50 PA++++. This works two ways: first, as a grape-seed-extract-infused sunscreen that helps to neutralize the damage caused by environmental aggressors and, next, as a skin perfector. How so? Its light-diffusing microspheres fill in fine lines and wrinkles so that they look less visible. Now, if only every other sun protection product was this brilliant.
This story was first published in L’Officiel Singapore.