Murad @ Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum & Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

Hey pretties! Let's talk about vitamin C today? :)
Do you know what are vitamin C's benefits for skin?
Indeed, there are plenty...Vitamin C is an essential building block for firm youthful-looking skin, promotes collagen production, and helps diminish fine lines.
On top of that, it also acts as an antioxidant that able to combat free radicals and protects skin from UV damage, and also inhibits melanin production in the skin, helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, even out skin tone and enhance skin radiance.
All in all, the reality is that if we want to slow the effects of aging, then vitamin C should be an integral part of your skin regimen. :)
I'm so excited that one of my favourite skincare brand, Murad had recently launched two new products which are the Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum and Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, both mainly to give a brighter and healthier looking skin.
I've been testing out these two products for the past 2 weeks, so here's my sharing and personal thoughts that I would like to share with you all today.

What is Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum?

Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum helps improve the look of hyperpigmentation and uneven tone for dramatically brighter, healthier-looking skin.
It provides antioxidant defense that helps skin absorb gold-stabilized vitamin C formula easier to combat hyperpigmentation, dullness and uneven tone, and also the glycolic acid sloughs away dull skin to enhance vitamin C delivery.
The product has been safety tested with some proven results; for instance, over 70% saw brighter, healthier skin after 1 week, 83% saw brighter, more radiant skin after 4 weeks and 86% saw healthier skin after 4 weeks.
It's an ideal brightening serum that suits to all skin tones and skin types, from oily to dry skin because it is formulated without fragrance and artificial colours.


The dual-chamber package contains three main ingredients to reveal fresher and glowing skin on every use:
#1 Vita-C Complex: a gold-stabilized, pure L-ascorbic acid to sustain activity and benefits, having 55% higher antioxidant defense than traditional vitamin C to ensure the stability and potency of vitamin C to brighten skin
#2 Glycolic Acid: accelerates cell renewal and turnover process to reveal fresher, glowing skin and resurfaces the upper layers of skin to create a smooth, more radiant canvas
#3 Phyto-Luminescent Extract: transforms UV energy it into a source of light that illuminates skin

All the ingredients are cruelty-free and gluten-free, and also it is made without parabens and sulfates, no animal-derived ingredients, no mineral oil, no formaldehyde, no oxybenzone and no petrolatum.


Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum comes in a dual-chamber delivery system to stabilize vitamin C so as to optimize efficacy with a calibrated cartridge that delivers a potent, exact dose every time.
The separate outer chamber minimizes fillers, while the inner airless chamber adds more oxidation defense.
The bottle is in bright orange colour and also comes with a transparent adjusting cap at the top.
It is in good size and the pump dispenser is good to keep the formula protected from any environment damages as well as no waste every time you pump the content.

Texture & Scent

I personally don't like the skincare products that are too sticky and greasy as I always try to keep my skincare regime as light as possible because I do not want the heavy contents to aggravate my skin.
And this brightening serum comes in a beautiful lightweight and smooth texture, it disperse in every region in my face, I tried it and immediately loved the texture and feel on my face.
It has a nice nude colour, and the product doesn't have any strong scent, just a pleasant welcoming scent that you can feel on your face.

How to Use?

It's easy to apply the serum from the pump bottle, just one push and you will get the sufficient quantity that you need. 
So, everytime after cleansing, massage Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum over face, neck and chest and then follow with your moisturizer.
You probably will feel a light tingling sensation on your face but this is normal and temporary due to the effect from the ingredients of Glycolic acid in Vita in the brightening serum.
For best result, it's best to use the serum both for day and night time.

What is Murad Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector?

Murad Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector is a one-of-a-kind, gold stabilized vitamin-c eye serum that fights the look of dark circles while light-reflecting micro-minerals visibly brighten in as fast as 2 weeks.
It is the biggest challenge presented by traditional vitamin C formulations while targeting the most common eye area, like dark circles, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
The serum consists of a proprietary Vita-C Complex that is highly stable, bioavailable and more efficacious for brighter, healthier looking skin.
The product is suitable for normal, dry, combination and oily skins, which also has been tested with some proven results; for example, 86% saw brighter eye area akin in just 2 weeks, and 85% saw a reduction in dark circles after 6 weeks. 


Besides that, the eye corrector contains four main ingredients:
#1 Vita-C Complex: delivers higher antioxidant defense, is highly bioavailable for increased absorption, and ensures the stability and potency of vitamin C to brighten skin
#2 Red and Brown Algae Extracts: bio-nutrients that visibly de-puff and soothes under-eye area, soothe, and brighter dark circles for a more illuminated, revitalized appearance
#3 Light-Reflecting Micro-Minerals: a blend of multi-pigmented materials and light-diffusing particles deliver a balance of transparency and coverage to effectively colour-correct ark circles while being universal for all skin tones.
#4 Cucumber extract: hydrates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through intense nourishment

It is formulated cruelty-free, gluten free, without parabens and sulfates, no animal-derived ingredients, no mineral oil, no formaldehyde, no oxybenzone, and no petrolatum.


The product has a nice and convenient packaging.
It comes in a white dispense bottle like the brightening serum which allows you to dispense the exact amount of cream needed with each application, and therefore you don't overuse or under-use.
However, the dispense bottle doesn't have a cap on the bottle, so you can actually press the bottle and pump the content out of the container right away. 

Texture & Scent

The eye corrector comes with a light nude colour with a little bit of glitter as I can see. :)
When I applied it to my skin, it looks almost like my skin colour, which I thought it maybe good for covering up the dark area under my eyes if there is any. :)
The texture is well tolerated; very smooth, lightweight that do not burn or irritated to the skin.
Though it's slightly sticky compare to the brightening serum, it's truly non greasy or sticky at all when it touches on my skin.
Also, the expert formula doesn't really have a smell, no strong fragrance at all.

How to Use?

You can use the Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector for day and night time.
After cleanse your face with face cleanser and pat dry, gently pat the eye serum around the eye area, avoid contact with eyes.
After that, massage Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum over face, neck and chest and follow with a moisturizer for night time, and use sunscreen during the day time.

My Experiences

If you followed my beauty regime, I have become obsessed with Murad products ever since I attended their "Beautiful Me Time" workshop back in 2016.
I admired Murad formulation where their recipes are mainly promoting and protecting skin health at the cellular level through an unique and rich mix of anti-inflammatories, antioxidants and hydrators.
So, I was actually very excited when I got to know Murad had come out a new range which mainly work to improve the look of pigmentation and fix for an uneven skin tone.
I started to use both Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum and Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector since 2 weeks ago without skipping a day.
Normally, I apply a small pump, mostly one push from each bottles, in day and night, and I can already see some differences on my skin condition.
What I noticed from my "before and after" pictures, the brightening serum has improved the appearance of my skin, I think it somehow smoothen my skin looks, evened out my skin tone; my skin is brighter, and also it has smoothen out the appearance of some fine lines.
The description said that the brightening serum gives tingly sensation when applying on the skin, yet I only has that "tightness" feeling when my skin was a bit dry, otherwise I actually feel nothing serious about it.
As for the eye areas, I'm lucky that I don't have serious problem with dark circles for all this while, maybe because I usually go to bed pretty early. :)
So, maybe it's not easy to see the differences on my eye areas after using the dark circle corrector, yet if you take a closer look, I notice my eye areas are more brighter and smoother.
Overall, I think my entire complexion are more awake now, and do not look so tired as before.
What do you all think? :)
Oh ya! One thing I like about these products is because they are easy to apply and also both their textures are so lightweight that do not burden my skin at all.

Where to Purchase?

Are you ready to get grow with Murad Vita-C series?!
Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum @ RM468 (30ml) and Murad Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector @ RM368 (15ml) are now available at on 18th May 2020.
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