UPDATE: I just arrived in Taiwan and saw several emails from the Murad PR team responding to my email about my reaction to the product. They offered to have a skin care specialist call me immediately but unfortunately I was on a flight to LA and then Asia so I did not have the opportunity to speak with them. Very impressed they responded that quickly and offered assistance.
A few days ago I reviewed the Murad Eye Lift Illuminator and sang its praises– I love how it’s performed on my skin and I was excited to try the Skin Perfecting Primer so I pulled it out Wednesday night before a dinner party with friends thinking it’d give me a fabulous dewy glow. Well, the dewy finish I got at first but by the time our entrees were served, my face was covered in an unsightly bumpy rash! I had a severe allergic reaction to this product and noticed it when I went to the restroom. I could see an unevenness to my skin and asked my girlfriend if she could as well. We went out to the natural light and sure enough, I was a mess. Now in the last 4 years of beauty blogging I have tried almost everything and have only had a reaction like this to a couple of products. This is really surprising as I do not have sensitive skin and you can pretty much pour the strongest solution of glycolic acid on my face and I’d be fine. I’m really upset because I am leaving for a month long trip today and do not want to land in Taiwan (the land of flawless skin) looking like a monster!
I will never try a new product on my face again without testing it on my arm first (or maybe I should stop reviewing new products on my face altogether?!). Has anyone tried this? I know Murad has been around for a while so I’m hoping you can share if you’ve had any disasters with the line. Murad Skin Perfecting Primer (try at your own risk!) $35