Murad Peel Good Bar at Selfridges INTU Trafford

I’ve been a fan of Murad products for a long long time. It started when I had a facial at one of their concessions around 6 years ago, and was treated to the most glowing skin after indulging in the Essential- C range.

My skin was radiant and bright immediatley after, and the scent of fresh oranges (and also jaffa cakes) had me sold.

Since then, I’ve experimented with Murad quite a lot. When my skin has been at it’s worst, I’ve found comfort with their Blemish Control range, which has kept any breakouts a little calmer, without stripping my skin and drying it out.

When I heard that Murad were launching a Peel Good Bar at their INTU Trafford Selfridges concession, I was overly pleased. The brand is often hailed by celebrities all over the world, and has a great reputation when you read reviews. A stylish counter at Selfridge’s newly designed ground floor beauty hall offering a more extensive array of facials sounded great for me.

I was about to experience the Peel bar first hand, with an appointment booked in to try the coveted glycolic peel. I have a lot of pigmentation and marks on my skin, not to mention dull, lack-lustre complexion. I do still get break outs too, which unfortunately never disappear for long.

My therapist at Murad knew her skincare for sure, and I found her so interesting and inspiring as she talked about skin terminology, ingredients and techniques. With me suffering from acne for over 15 years, I’ve done more than my fair share on research into skin care. If I can sit and chat with someone just as passionate as me about AHA’s, BHA’s, salicylic acid, collagen, the epidermis and so on, then you’re on. I love nothing more!

Of course, it’s not just the 30 minute glycolic peel you can book in for. The Peel Good Bar covers a range of skin concerns, and the therapist will assess your skin when you arrive to tailor the peel for your needs. The first thing to remember is there is no reason to fear the word ‘peel’. It’s literally a kind-to-the-skin facial, using more advanced ingredients that can’t always be infused into over-the-counter products.

These are the products used by the professionals at Murad, designed to treat all sorts of issues from lacking hydration and radiance, to blemishes and anti-aging.

You can even book in for a faster service, with treatment times ranging from 15 minutes to a full hour.

My 30-minute express fast-track service costs £50, and begins with an initial skin consultation. After that, the Glycolic Peel is then tailored to best suit the skin, in which a few products containing acne busting salicylic acid were brought in.

My therapist explained the whole procedure as she worked on my skin, giving her recommendations along the way. It was super comfortable and I only ever felt the slightest tingle at one point, which faded quickly when followed by a cooling mask.

Immediately after the treatment, I looked glowing! I was pretty much radiant and I looked like I had just given my skin the biggest drink of water it needed. Because glycolic acid is used, they recommend that this treatment should be carried out around 2-3 days before an event.

After my treatment, my therapist highlighted some of the products which would work best for my skin after carefully assessing it during the treatment. Some of these were my hero products from the Essential C range that I’m already sold on. Some others included items from the Resurgence range, which stems from Retinol Tri-Active Technology, a great one for those in their late twenties and early thirties like me who want to tackle fine lines.

Of course, because I do still suffer from breakouts, a few acne fighting samples were popped in my litte bag, and off I went. Bright, clear, firmer skin was mine all week!

You can book in for a skin consultation or for the glycolic peel at the Peel Good Bar by emailing Highly recommended!

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