Step-By-Step: Murad Retinol Dual-Phase Power Peel

Since 1989, Howard Murad, M.D., has developed clinically effective professional skincare treatments that are designed to deliver total skin wellness to clients. The pinnacle of these treatments is Murad’s Retinol Dual-Phase Power Peel. This intensive, dual-phase system infuses skin with a professional blend of Murad’s proprietary retinol tri-active technology paired with an exclusive exfoliating formula that enhances penetration of actives. Through Dr. Murad’s unique approach to formulation, this peel visibly minimizes lines and wrinkles, and firms and evens skintone—all without the downtime of a traditional peel.

Here, discover how to treat your clients to Murad's Retinol Dual-Phase Power Peel treatment.

What You'll Need:

Formulated by Howard Murad, M.D., this professional Retinol Dual-Phase Power Peel provides visible results without downtime. Murad’s proprietary retinol tri-active technology is paired with a tri-acid complex of glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids to enhance the penetration of skin-renewing actives. This clinically proven formula boosts cell turnover to resurface, revealing healthy, radiant skin for all Fitzpatrick skin types. The peel can be performed monthly or in a series as a solution for lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, uneven skintone, dullness, and rough texture.

Step-by-Step Protocol:

1. After thoroughly cleansing the skin, apply Murad’s Prepping Solution to prepare for the professional-strength glycolic treatment.

2. Apply phase one of the Retinol DualPhase Power Peel, the Retinol Infusion Treatment. This treatment contains a blend of retinol and niacinamide that helps boost cellular turnover to visibly minimize lines and wrinkles while evening skintone. This phase is contained in a convenient applicator. To open, hold firmly at the top of the tube and bend the applicator handle to snap it open. Swipe the pre-soaked swab over clean face, neck, and chest.

3. Apply phase two, the AHA Active Peel. This tri-acid complex of glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids intensely exfoliates and resurfaces skin, revealing more radiant, youthful-looking skin. Dispense the entire amount into a small cup. With a cotton tip applicator, apply an even layer to the face, neck, and chest. Based on the client’s sensitivity, leave it on for up to 10 minutes.

4. After 10 minutes, remove the Retinol Dual-Phase Power Peel with moist esthetic wipes. Follow with a Murad SPF moisturizer like Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30 to nourish and protect the skin.

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