We recently reviewed the Murad Lighten and Brighten eye cream, and despite Murad’s rather large following, the product test by our panel of consumers fell short.   We were excited to give Murad another chance to please consumers and deliver the powerful results this product claims to do!  We tested out the Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer for eyes-0.5oz.

The Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reduce for eyes-0.5 oz claims to visibly reduce the severity of crow’s feet while instantly tightening and firming skin.  It’s formulated with a clinically proven bioengineered ingredient that enhances skin by diminishing the appearance of fine lines by 33% in four weeks and increasing skin firmness by 55% in 12 weeks.

A group of us tested this product.  Our consumers ranged in age from 35-50 and all had some level of crows feet and fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.  We opted for an 8 week test period, based on the fact that the product claims to reduce lines by 33% in 4 weeks and increase skin firmness in 12 weeks.  8 weeks would allow an ample period to diminish the appearance of fine lines and skin firmness should be increased by at least 30%.

Results:

Despite our well wishes, Murad fell short again.  Some consumers experienced irritation and dry eyes along with puffiness underneath the eye.  Each of the consumers experienced very little reduction in fine lines.  All consumers did agree that their skin felt tighter, however, most attributed the increased firmness to the fact that the skin around their eyes was now dry.  To Murad’s credit, directions do instruct to “Follow with a Murad Moisturizer.”   While we do not recommend this product, many consumers intend to continue to use the product for the full 12 week period and others are going to try pairing this product with the Murad Moisturizer.