Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review

23rd July 2014 in Serum, Skincare, Treatment - 46 Comments - Talia James (The Skincare Saviour) - 4 min read
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review

Hey Beauties!

Murad isnt a brand i have used much to be honest it was one of those brand i heard about but never used until recently. I attended the launch of the new MuradSpace which is the first one in scotland, Its a really big thing as its the first MuradSpace to open in Debenhams. It’s a really unique counter as it’s designed to replicate a visit with dermatologist and founder of Murad skincare, Dr. Howard Murad. All visitors to the counter can have a free YouthCam skin scan consultation with one of the specially trained Skin Health Specialists.
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
Ruth from www.beautyh2t.com having a skin consultation with Counter Manager, Alexis
If you haven’t heard of Murad before they are a brand from the US formed by Dr. Howard Murad who is a board certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Murad offers people a path to youthful good health through science-based, clinically-proven skincare and healthcare products that have been developed as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health system of care.
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review

The Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo is a Fast-acting 2-step treatment which helps reduce blackheads and seal pores for the ultimate protection against pore-clogging impurities. It bascially extracts stubborn impurities from deep within pores and reduces the formation of blackheads by an average of 58% It contains Volcanic Mineral Clay and Shikakai Extract detoxify skin, drawing out dirt and excess oil to purify pores; Oxidation Reversal Complex targets sebum oxidation, the leading cause of blackheads; Pomegranate Seed Oil tightens pores and refines the complexion.

I really like the idea of this product as i have quite a bit of blackheads on my nose, gross i know but when i was given this i thought it would be great for me and i was right. I have used this a few times now and the results amazed me after the first use i saw a difference it wasn’t gradual it was BAM! blackheads gone. I should advise you that this is a pretty active product so try a patch test before but for me it worked perfectly.
 Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
All i did was smooth it over my nose and across the centre of my face as i find thats were i have the most blackheads and pores the pores on my cheeks. It says wait 10 minutes then wash off using the mask as a scrub, you will see it starts to foam a little when you’re washing it off and this is where the magic happens as i was washing it off the blackheads were literally gone even my pores were smaller. It was weird to see to be honest as i hadn’t really expected anything spectacular to happen.
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
After my skin had all dried i applied the Step 2 which is the Pore Refining Sealer, this works to close your pores so that blackheads cant be formed again. A lot of treatments will get rid of blackheads but there will be nothing to stop them from coming back so this is where this comes in. I found that after applying my pores did look even smaller, the Skin Health Specialist on counter, Alexis told me you can use this 10 hours after you first applied it to just make sure everything is all sealed so blackheads won’t come back and it also make a great serum for those of you with larger pores but you have to make sure that if you’re using this with the mask you apply it straight after you remove the mask to make sure everything is sealed
Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
I’m really impressed with Murad, the brand is so unique and it comes from someone who knows what they are doing, products that will actually help you that focus on a whole body well being instead of just a cream for your face. I love that the boxes come with these little quotes in them “Be Someone Special” it really resonates with you
 Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo Review
You can purchase the Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo* from online at murad.co.uk or from MuradSpaces in stores. Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo costs Β£49.50but will last you for a long time considering the treatment is only twice weekly and you get 50g of product

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46 Comments

  • Sisley White 23rd July 2014 at 4:54 pm

    This is a lovely written blog post. I haven’t heard of this brand before but it seems pretty good based on your review.
    I haven’t come across many male beauty bloggers and I think you are brilliant. Well done.
    Sisley
    http://www.sewwhite.com

  • Sisley White 23rd July 2014 at 4:54 pm

    This is a lovely written blog post. I haven’t heard of this brand before but it seems pretty good based on your review.
    I haven’t come across many male beauty bloggers and I think you are brilliant. Well done.
    Sisley
    http://www.sewwhite.com

  • tracey bowden 23rd July 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Fabulous review. I have heard of this brand but they are a bit pricey for me. Saying that I am always on the lookout for new products for my nose area as it is always dry and flaky (tmi sorry) I have tried pore refiners in the past and they don’t work but I do use the nose strips quite a lot to try to help it.

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 23rd July 2014 at 11:14 pm

      It is rather expensive but i think for the results its justified especially considering who came up with them

      Thanks for reading! x

  • Maliha Rao 23rd July 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Such a great Review sweetheart! Love reading your blogs <3
    xx
    Red Alice
    http://www.redalicerao.com/

  • tracey bowden 23rd July 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Fabulous review. I have heard of this brand but they are a bit pricey for me. Saying that I am always on the lookout for new products for my nose area as it is always dry and flaky (tmi sorry) I have tried pore refiners in the past and they don’t work but I do use the nose strips quite a lot to try to help it.

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 23rd July 2014 at 11:14 pm

      It is rather expensive but i think for the results its justified especially considering who came up with them

      Thanks for reading! x

  • Maliha Rao 23rd July 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Such a great Review sweetheart! Love reading your blogs <3
    xx
    Red Alice
    http://www.redalicerao.com/

  • fiona furtado 23rd July 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I haven’t tried the brand before. But since my concern is open pores this might be a good option. I shall for sure keep this is mind. Thanks for sharing.

    makeuptricksandtips.blogspot.in

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 23rd July 2014 at 11:15 pm

      I think a lot of people havent heard of it because its been mainly in the US and a spa only brand but they have started moving to more consumers

  • fiona furtado 23rd July 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I haven’t tried the brand before. But since my concern is open pores this might be a good option. I shall for sure keep this is mind. Thanks for sharing.

    makeuptricksandtips.blogspot.in

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 23rd July 2014 at 11:15 pm

      I think a lot of people havent heard of it because its been mainly in the US and a spa only brand but they have started moving to more consumers

  • Honeypot Blogs 23rd July 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I have the same problem with blackheads across my nose and was looking for something that would help!! This is a great review, I definitely want to try this out!! Thanks! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Honeypot Blogs 23rd July 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I have the same problem with blackheads across my nose and was looking for something that would help!! This is a great review, I definitely want to try this out!! Thanks! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Jas 23rd July 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Such a lovely informative review, my biggest problem is i have larger pores on my cheeks πŸ™
    xprincessjas | β™₯

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 23rd July 2014 at 11:15 pm

      I honestly hate my pores everywhere else its totally find but im like you its over my nose and cheeks they look like massive holes haha

  • Jas 23rd July 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Such a lovely informative review, my biggest problem is i have larger pores on my cheeks πŸ™
    xprincessjas | β™₯

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 23rd July 2014 at 11:15 pm

      I honestly hate my pores everywhere else its totally find but im like you its over my nose and cheeks they look like massive holes haha

  • Chloe 23rd July 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Great review, so informative πŸ™‚

    Chloe // throughchloeslens.blogspot.co.uk

  • Chloe 23rd July 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Great review, so informative πŸ™‚

    Chloe // throughchloeslens.blogspot.co.uk

  • Eleanor Weyman 23rd July 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Great, well written review, this sounds amazing. And meh, I don’t think it’s gross you get blackheads on your nose. I have quite a problem that too as makeup tends to get trapped underneath the bridge part of my glasses and clog my pores. I usually wear contact lenses but it’s still a problem :/

    Came across your blog thanks to #bbloggers and I’m so glad I did! Followed you πŸ™‚

    Elesaurus

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 23rd July 2014 at 11:16 pm

      So glad you found my blog im happy to have helped

      I think its pretty common for people with oily skin lately mine has been more oily than dry which is guess is better than being dry haha

  • Eleanor Weyman 23rd July 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Great, well written review, this sounds amazing. And meh, I don’t think it’s gross you get blackheads on your nose. I have quite a problem that too as makeup tends to get trapped underneath the bridge part of my glasses and clog my pores. I usually wear contact lenses but it’s still a problem :/

    Came across your blog thanks to #bbloggers and I’m so glad I did! Followed you πŸ™‚

    Elesaurus

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 23rd July 2014 at 11:16 pm

      So glad you found my blog im happy to have helped

      I think its pretty common for people with oily skin lately mine has been more oily than dry which is guess is better than being dry haha

  • Annabel 23rd July 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I’m in dire need of something for blackheads, lovely! Nothing seems to work so I do think I’ll look into this. Murad always do well!

    Belle β™₯
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 25th July 2014 at 5:19 pm

      If you have problems with blackheads this is definitely for you even though its expensive its so worth it its the only product ive found that delivers proper results

  • Annabel 23rd July 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I’m in dire need of something for blackheads, lovely! Nothing seems to work so I do think I’ll look into this. Murad always do well!

    Belle β™₯
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 25th July 2014 at 5:19 pm

      If you have problems with blackheads this is definitely for you even though its expensive its so worth it its the only product ive found that delivers proper results

  • Evelyn 24th July 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Great review Andrew, I have added this to my wishlist, sounds amazing! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  • Evelyn 24th July 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Great review Andrew, I have added this to my wishlist, sounds amazing! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 25th July 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks hun! as i was saying it might be expensive but its really the only brand ive used that i find delivers proper results

  • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James) 25th July 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks hun! as i was saying it might be expensive but its really the only brand ive used that i find delivers proper results

  • Ged in London 28th July 2014 at 11:38 am

    Wow! This sounds incredible! For about 3 years now I have been using a very good Korean blackhead and pore clearing kit which works absolute wonders but its increasingly becoming more difficult (and pricey) to get so I am quite curious now to try this and see if it delivers the same results. As always, great review! πŸ™‚

  • Ged in London 28th July 2014 at 11:38 am

    Wow! This sounds incredible! For about 3 years now I have been using a very good Korean blackhead and pore clearing kit which works absolute wonders but its increasingly becoming more difficult (and pricey) to get so I am quite curious now to try this and see if it delivers the same results. As always, great review! πŸ™‚

  • Joyce 30th January 2015 at 5:59 am

    I have just purchased my first pair of Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo from my aesthetitian, who recommended it. At the clinic it sells for $95NZ (New Zealand) which is quite a bit. But if it works, GREAT! I have taken “Before” pictures and will take “After” or “During” pictures as I continue the treatment. We will see. Murad is a well respected name in the medical skin care community, so I expect it to be better than advertised.
    Joyce

  • Joyce 30th January 2015 at 5:59 am

    I have just purchased my first pair of Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo from my aesthetitian, who recommended it. At the clinic it sells for $95NZ (New Zealand) which is quite a bit. But if it works, GREAT! I have taken “Before” pictures and will take “After” or “During” pictures as I continue the treatment. We will see. Murad is a well respected name in the medical skin care community, so I expect it to be better than advertised.
    Joyce

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