Review – Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15


Murad was founded by Howard Murad, M.D., the renowned Los Angeles dermatologist who has studied the effects of the environment on skin and ageing for thirty years.

Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 contains a hydrator, an antioxidant and a skin soother, is the first Murad product I have bought and tested. One of the reason that tempted me to buy this product, as this is one of the few Vitamin C eye cream that is available in the market.


One of the key ingredient, Ascorbyl Palmitate, is a stable and non-acidic form of Vitamin C that is effective as an antioxidant. It is said to provide maximum protection against free radicals and helps to soften appearance of fine lines and dark eye circles

Other unique active ingredients include Caffeine and Tiger’s Herb. Caffeine is claimed to reduce under eye puffiness and Tiger’s Herb helps to stimulates collagen synthesis and improves skin elasticity, therefore firms up the skin. Retinyl Palmitate and Retinol, both are form of vitamin A, are researched to be effective as an antioxidant and skin-cell regulator that improves skin structure. It also contains Tocopheryl Acetate (form of vitamin E) and Shorea Stenoptera Butter, a rich emollient, delivers intense hydration while preventing moisture loss.

In my opinion

To be honest, the effectiveness will very much depend on the amount of these active ingredients in the product. If the percentage is very minimum, you will hardly be able to see the result you want.


The downside of this product is that it lacks the necessary UVA-protecting ingredients of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone, Tinosorb or Mexoryl SX.


The texture is lightweight but slightly cakey.


After application, it doesn’t provide enough moisturizing after effect. No visible improvement was shown. 


Will I buy it again? …… No No!


Murad is available at Seiyu Bugis


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