Howard Murad M.D. is a board certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He has personally treated over 50,000 patients, which has helped him to shape the solution-driven skincare formulas sold by Murad today. Dr. Murad founded Murad Inc. in 1989 with a mission to share his ground-breaking skincare formulas and a desire to help people look and feel younger and healthier. He encourages people to achieve whole-body wellness, effortless weight management and freedom from stress, which he believes are the keys to living and ageing well.
The fact that his products were among the first to achieve significant measurable anti-ageing results without surgery and that he was an originator of the use of dietary supplements to promote skin health, has led to Dr. Murad being dubbed "The Father of Internal Skincare". His pioneering efforts include being the first to use Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) in topical skincare products.
As well as having individual products winning numerous awards, Dr. Murad himself has been awarded many recognitions including "The Aesthetic Visionary Award for Lifetime Achievement" from The Aesthetic Show -(an award that is now called the "Howard Murad, M.D. Aesthetic Visionary Award"). He has also been named the "Best Forward- Thinking Doctor" by Vogue magazine, a "Beauty Genius" by Elle magazine and an "Industry Visionary" by the International SPA Association. Additionally, he discovered - and continuously conducts research on - the impact of Cultural Stress®, a constant and pervasive form of stress caused by modern day living which has been scientifically shown to have a negative impact on cellular health.
As well as developing innovative skincare products, Dr. Murad has also written several books, empowering people with the knowledge needed to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle and is the author of several best-sellers on ageing, health and skincare.
As well as his passion for skincare, science and healthy living, Dr. Murad has also developed a keen interest in the art world. He has conducted research on the connection between the benefits of artistic expression and youth building, which was inspired by his wife suggesting he start painting when he was recovering after undergoing surgery to repair a detached retina. He was required to keep his head down with his chin to his chest for a month while the retina healed, so painting helped him pass the time and develop a genuine passion for art. He has gone on to become quite an accomplished artist, having had hundreds of works exhibited and published. He has also used art therapy to benefit patients, as a way to reintroduce freedom of expression and playfulness back into their lives.
Nowadays he continues his innovative research and holds a number of patents for advances in the science of skin health. He provides direct oversight to the Murad Inclusive Health Center® and Spa, Murad Medical Group and Murad Research Laboratories.