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Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser

Murad

Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser

6.75 oz

Item #: 2082345

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Acne Clarifying Cleanser is a powerful gel cleanser that combats acne and skin breakouts. Acne Clarifying Cleanser's rich lather strips away pore-clogging grime, oil and irritants as it helps treat and prevent acne breakouts with time-released medication that remains active for hours, even after rinsing. Encapsulated salicylic acid provides a sustained release of acne medication to allow for hours of acne treatment. Silver citrate provides antibacterial protection to inhibit blemish formation. Acne Clarifying Cleanser is recommended as the Step 1 cleanser in any Murad Acne regimen as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health system of care.

Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals.Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Massage small amount over dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Precautions: For external use only. Using other topical acne drugs at the same time or right after use of this product may increase the dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one drug should be used unless otherwise directed by a physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid (1.51%). Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Methyl Gluceth-20, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Silver Citrate, Menthol, PEG-150 Distearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Polysorbate 80, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Fragrance (Parfum).

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MuradAcne Complex Clarifying Cleanser
 
4.4

(based on 440 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (264)
  • Not greasy (192)
  • Gentle (185)
  • Balances skin (170)
  • Improves skin texture (164)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (69)
  • Irritates skin (30)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (17)
  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (173)
  • Daily use (166)
  • Oily skin (136)
  • Combination skin (128)
  • Sensitive skin (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (174), Brand buyer (162), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

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5.0

fights oil!!!!

By Sarah

from Baltimore

Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

I bought this cleanser because it was such a steal during the 21days of beauty and I've been eyeing some of the Murad products to help combat my oily acne prone skin, being in my 20's it's annoying to still be fighting the same issues I dealt with in high school, luckily now I'm not on a high school budget and don't mind spending money on products that work. I've been using this for 2weeks and it's already cleared up my redness and acne as well as clearing up a lot of the oil I get on my T-Zone. Plan on buying this again as well as other Murad products!!!!

 
1.0

Made me break out!

By Sarah

from Illinois

Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

I was so excited to try this product. At the start of using this product I didn't have many active breakouts and my skin was relatively clean I just wanted to take an extra step to catch the breakouts before they came. I used this product for a week total. Within the first 2 days unnoticed small little acne bumps all over my skin and I read that this product can make you go through a "purge" so I thought that was just. Boy was I wrong. I am now going on the week of using it and I have many huge painful breakouts. Will be returning, I'm so sad this wasn't for me.

 
5.0

*Refreshing*

By kuuipo

from Oregon

Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

I used this cleanser for the first time tonight. After a long work day with full face of makeup I couldn't wait to use this. Its absolutely amazing!!! It's non drying, reduced redness from acne, balancing, smells awesome! I love this cleanser and I will purchase other murad acne treatments!

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By IzzysMom

from Illinois (St. Louis Metro Area)

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I Love this Cleanser!!! The price is a lot more than I would normally pay at full price, but it is totally worth it. It tingles a little when you rinse it off but only for a moment and is not uncomfortable. My skin has never looked better. It is almost completely blemish free and my pores are starting to look smaller and more clear as well.

    NOTE: the first week I used it I had a lot of little tiny white heads which kinda freaked me out, nothing painful but in addition to my red acne I already had it was a little alarming. After about 5 days they started to clear and so did the red painful ones and blackheads. I think it was just deep cleaning and clearing out any blockage and bacteria that was stuck in my pores.

    I have even stopped using my topical all over treatment and now just spot treat the occasional blemish.

     
    5.0

    Love this cleanser

    By Jade

    from New York, NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    What I love about this cleanser is that it supposedly work even after you wash your face. It has a very nice minty fresh feeling it leaves on your face. I use it twice, once at night and once in the morning. I do not use it to remove makeup. I throughly cleanse the makeup off my face in the evening and use this before I sleep.

     
    5.0

    I CANT LIVE WITH OUT THIS PRODUCT LINE, I LOVE MY MURAD!!!!!

    By Gabbycat

    from Temecula ca

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      THANK YOU MURAD, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

       
      5.0

      Love this cleanser. A little goes a long way.

      By Mickey

      from Queens, NY

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      Use morning and night. First time using this product and already notice a difference with my skin.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i love it

      By rhonda

      from Florence KY

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        I have seen this used by Bunny ( graveyardgurl) on youtube and she said its the one product she always uses to clean. I have been having problem skin in my late 40's and this has helped it to not break out in the short time of use. I love the clean tingly feeling after use!

         
        5.0

        Yes, I would buy

        By Tammy

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        That light cleanser I use in the morning, perfectly works for me.

         
        5.0

        Love this cleanser!

        By Tee0204

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          When I saw this was going to be on the 21 days of beauty sale I was very excited. I love this cleanser. It's very effective and I love the way it makes my skin feel. I also love the tingling feeling that I experience when im washing my face. I love anything related to skin care and this is one cleanser that I have been using for years. I only use it once a day because, I have sensitive skin and twice a day was very drying. But, all and all this is a great cleanser to have in your collection.

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          • Q:

            Is it normal to break out really bad and gain dry skin when first using this product?
            Asked on 9/18/2016 by Leeza from San antonio, TX

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The ingredients in this product are very active to fight acne. Sometimes your skin can seem to have more breakouts with initial use as it is bringing underlying congestion to the surface. Also the active ingredients can dry out the skin. It's important to use a moisturizer with SPF during the day and a moisturizer at night to help skin be as healthy and balanced as possible.

              Answered on 9/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            I'm currently using the Clarifying Cleanser with Salicylic Acid and I recently purchase another product with AHA. Is it safe to use these two products together?
            Asked on 8/19/2016 by Kelly from NY, NY

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Without knowing the type of AHA it is difficult for us to give the best recommendation. Clarifying Cleanser is usually sufficient in reducing acne. We would not recommend using both products at once as they become over-drying. Maybe try using one in the morning and one at night and be sure to moisturize.

              Answered on 9/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            I have acne but have dry and easily irritable skin, as I am a swimmer. Would this line work better or the Time Release?
            Asked on 7/29/2016 by GDeal from Escondido, CA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, I would recommend the Time Release Cleanser as this is better for those with drier, sensitive skin.

              Answered on 8/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            Does this help to clear acne ? Please let me know
            Asked on 5/30/2016 by Evelin from Lakewood, CA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, this cleanser can help to clear acne because of the 1.5 % Salicylic acid it contains.

              Answered on 5/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            would this work for dry skin?
            Asked on 3/15/2016 by Ash from texas

            1 answer

          • Q:

            I suffer from horribld back acne and moderate face acne would this possible work o n my back?
            Asked on 3/14/2016 by britt from Pittsburgh pa

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes. you could use this on your back. An even better option would be Murad's Acne Body Wash. Item #: 2086562. It has glycolic and salicylic acids to penetrate pores and date seed powder to exfoliate.
              It pairs wonderfully with the Clarifying Body Spray. Item #: 2082344
              It helps new acne from forming.

              Answered on 3/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            can this be used for sensitive skin?
            Asked on 3/10/2016 by Lacey from Lake Ozark, MO

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              It depends on what you mean by sensitive skin. This product has 1.5% salicylic acid, many can find this to be very drying to the skin.
              Time Release Cleanser has only .5% salicylic acid and works well for people who tend to be sensitive. Item #: 2215406

              Answered on 3/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            With other acne medications I've noticed Salicylic acid tends to make my acne irritated and most of the times cause me to get more. Benzoperoide doesn't irritate it as much but I still have acne I normally use a product with 10% benzoperoxide. Do you suggest I try this? I have sensitive and very oily acne prone skin
            Asked on 3/7/2016 by Nancy

            1 answer

          • Q:

            I have gotten overly oily skin with this help break down that oily complexion that I have been having which is the main cause of my acne breakouts lately.
            Asked on 1/22/2016 by Deja from San Leandro

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, this will help breakdown oils and leave your skin feeling super clean.

              Answered on 2/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
          • Q:

            Does this Product remove makeup?
            Asked on 10/31/2015 by Haley from Key West, FLA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              This cleanser is not a makeup remover. We always recommend removing your makeup and then cleansing the face to get the cleanest skin.

              Answered on 11/3/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
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