Beauty spotlight: Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel

We put this powerful little face mask to the test

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel review

We put this powerful little face mask to the test

Welcome to our weekly beauty product review, where we put everything that lands on our Digital Beauty Editor’s desk to the test. From skincare to make-up, body creams to hair styling tools. Every product is put through gruelling tests to work out whether they’ll match up to your expectations. Don’t know if a particular beauty product is for you? We’ve got it sorted…

The test subject: Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel, £49.50,

If you're new to face peels, they're a treatment that remove the very top layer of your skin, which both speeds up your skin's cell turnover and exfoliates it. Each face peel will help with a different set of skin concerns – This one by Murad is designed to restore and brighten your complexion and exfoliate away any dull, damaged cells, leaving you with seriously radiant skin.

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What does it promise? The Intensive-C Radiance Peel is designed to to rescue your skin from various environmental damage, and instantly brighten it for a radiant glow. Recommended to be used about once or twice a week, you apply it to the face, neck and chest and leave for ten minutes before rinsing off with warm water. It's also got a subtle citrus scent that smells divine. So, far, so good.

Does it deliver? Safe to say that we're pretty impressed with this little product. It massages into the skin really nicely, and you experience a very gentle tingling sensation while it works its magic. Once you've washed it off, your face immediately feels soft and firm after the first use, and after a couple of weeks skin is definitely more glowing with noticeable results.

All in all, this is a product that packs a big punch when it comes to giving your skin a healthy glow. We're sure you'll love it as much as we do.

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.