murad Archives – Heather N King

0 Comment Sample Society with Allure Magazine

     I am super excited about this and was just dying to share this with all of you. Sample Society with Allure Magazine is offering limited spots to become a member of the Sample Society! Each month members will receive five deluxe-sized samples of ranging from makeup and skincare all the way to hair care and high-end fragrance. Some of the brands they have cited as participating in this program are Murad, Stila, Alterna, Diptyque, By Terry, Kate Somerville, and Oscar de la Renta fragrance.

      The cost of the membership is $15 a month and can easily be cancelled at any time. Sample Society is even offering a full year subscription to Allure Magazine at no extra cost. Along with your monthly shipment of goodies to try, you will also receive a $15 gift code that can be redeemed on any purchase of $50 or more. That means your monthly membership fee pays for itself!

     When I saw the ad for the Sample Society in Allure magazine, I figured that all of the limited membership spots had already been filled since I was a bit late getting the new issue this month. But lucky me, I got in! I hope that you get in, too!

     The Sample Society also has a nice little charity program in place. They have agreed to donate up to $30 to charity for every person who chooses to visit their site and place their first order using the promo code HEAT290273. The charitable organization that they will make donations to is The Feed Foundation. Isn’t it cool to be able to do a good deed while pampering ourselves with retail therapy?

     My first shipment of deluxe-sized samples will be shipped October 10th. Once they arrive, I will try them out and do some reviews for everyone. I can’t wait!

Have you heard about this program or a similar one? I would love to hear about your experiences, comments, and questions. Please subscribe and comment!

Until later,

Heather N King

Murad Clarifying Wipes


     I am a magnet for blemishes on my chest and shoulders. Murad Clarifying Wipes are the answer to my skin care prayers! Dr. Murad has always formulated  his acne-fighting products with gentle yet effective ingredients. Your skin will not look red, feel irritated or dried out. Instead these wipes will reduce shine, minimize pores, reduce oil and kill bacteria.

     Although this is ideally used on the face, this is great for people who are blemish-prone on other areas of their body. Are you the type who breaks out on their shoulders from sweating it out at the gym? Murad Clarifying Wipes are super convenient! You can keep them in your (gym) bag and take them everywhere with you.

   I love the ingredients:

  • Witch hazel minimized pores and controls oil
  • Algae extract slows down excess sebum production
  • Antioxidant grape seed extract and vitamin E protect against free radicals
  • Cucumber extract to sooth the skin
  • Lemon extract to brighten the complexion

     This combination of ingredients removes dirt and oil, kills bacteria leaving your skin toned and balanced. The seal on this package is excellent. There are 30 sheets in each packet of Murad Clarifying Wipes. After 30 days the pre-moistened sheets stayed just as moist as when I first opened them. No sign of drying up.      The price is not bad either – $18 for a 30-day supply (or 15-day supply if you use it morning and night). If you are using these as part of your skin care routine, I recommend washing your face first with your usual cleanser. Follow with one of the clarifying wipes (avoid eye area). Do NOT rinse! Follow with serums, treatments and moisturizer as per your usual routine.

Although Murad is a cosmeceutical line, they formulate their products without harsh, irritating ingredients such as:

  • sulfates
  • synthetic fragrances
  • petrochemicals
  • phthalates
  • GMOs
  • triclosan

     Have you tried this product? I would love to hear your about your experiences, tips or opinions. Please subscribe and leave comments.