Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum Review

29th May 2020 in Eye Cream, Hall of Fame, Skincare - 5 Comments - Talia James (The Skincare Saviour) - 3 min read
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum Review

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I think it’s well known that personally I’m not the biggest fan of eye creams, I honestly feel like they don’t do anything sure back in the past where cosmetic formulation wasn’t as advanced as it is today you needed a dedicated eye cream but today you can just use your facial moisturiser as an eye cream.
The only time I feel like an eye cream or serum is useful is when it’s active when it’s going to do something besides hydrate the undereye area. This is where the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum steps in!

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum Review

What is it?

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum is an eye serum that you can use in the PM which contains retinol. This eye serum delivers hydration and fast-acting retinol to smooth, firm and strengthens the delicate eye contour area.
This is the new formula as there used to another version before this which I have used as well but to be honest I couldn’t really tell the difference.

The Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum contains a blend of 3 different retinoids; A fast-acting retinol, a time-released retinol and a retinol booster. I feel like this make it a great all-round product as the retinol is on your skin longer.

How do you use it?

I use this at night after using my hydrating serum of choice right now I’m using the Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate Facial Serum.
I have 4 steps for applying this serum;

  1. Dispense a small amount onto ring finger and pat gently with the opposite ring finger to evenly distribute the product.
  2. Pat along the orbital bone.
  3. Massage in a circular motion.
  4. Gently pat around the eye area.

Whats in it?

Water/Aqua/Eau solv, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Butylene Glycol h|solv|vc 0 1, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract h, Dimethyl Isosorbide solv|vc, Meadowfoam Delta-Lactone, Retinyl Propionate cci, Retinol cci, Swertia Chirata Leaf Extract, Urea sii|h, Yeast Amino Acids h, Trehalose h, Inositol h, Taurine buff, Betaine h, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract emo|so, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Isopropyl Palmitate emo|perf 1 34, Lecithin emo|emu, PVP vc 0 0, Hexylene Glycol solv|emu|perf|surf 01 02, Capryl Glycol h|emo, Punica Granatum Seed Oil aox|emo, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride emo, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer vc, PEG-8 h|solv, Carbomer vc 0 1, Sodium Bisulfite aox|pres, Silica vc, Sodium Hydroxide buff, Chlorphenesin pres|amic, Phenoxyethanol pres, Fragrance (Parfum) perf, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) col 0 0, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite vc, Red 4 (Ci 14700) col, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) col

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Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum Review


You should start to see results with continued use in a couple of months.

Murad claims after that after 4 weeks 93% saw a reduction in lines and wrinkles, smoother and softer eye area skin, 87% noticed firmer eye area skin, 90% saw more youthful, revitalised eye area skin.

For more extensive results you are going to have to use the product for longer than 4 weeks after the skins cell turnover cycle is about 6 weeks so you can expect too much within the first 4 weeks.

Final Thoughts

Despite the higher price of Murad products compared to others, I honestly believe that this is worth it. You’re not just paying for a serum you’re paying for the technology behind the serum as well not many other brands put as much thought into formulation than Murad the only others I can think of the top of my head would be Medik8.
The fact that the serum version of this was in my top favourites of the decade 2010-2020 just stands as a testament to how much I love this range.

Where to Buy?

You can find the Murad Youth Renewal Retinol Eye Serum Review (£70*) online at

Talia James (The Skincare Saviour)

Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

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  • Doctor Anne 31st May 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Oh, the pump stopped working for you? That hasn´t happened for me (yet). I use this one since March and really enjoy it – it dethroned my previous favorite Retinol eye cream that was, I admit, even more expensive.

    Anne from Doctor Anne

    • The Skincare Saviour 31st May 2020 at 8:54 pm

      Yeah the pump sporadically works for me but the goods inside are still fine haha. Oh wow really? it knocked your favourite off the top? what was your favourite if you dont mind me asking?

      • Doctor Anne 2nd June 2020 at 12:44 pm

        The Instytutum Anti-Wrinkle Brightening Eye Cream.

  • Shireen 1st June 2020 at 12:01 am

    Ahh, this sounds so lovely, Andrew. I am currently using one from Dr. Brandt, I like it but I don’t love it. Will add this in my list to buy.

  • Stephanie Wortham 11th November 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Why doesn’t it give the amount of retinol in the product? Anyone know the amount?

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