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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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4.4

(based on 543 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (335)
  • Not greasy (240)
  • Gentle (220)
  • Balances skin (219)
  • Improves skin texture (209)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (89)
  • Irritates skin (43)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (21)
  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Bad smell (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (243)
  • Daily use (211)
  • Combination skin (169)
  • Oily skin (168)
  • Sensitive skin (109)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (211), Brand buyer (202), Beauty conscious (25), Survivalist / minimalist (14)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (23), Oily (16), Normal (6)

Reviewed by 543 customers

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5.0

Bought the full size this time!

By Lolo

from Fresno, CA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I use every night for acne and has helped greatly!

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Clears up complexion

      By Molly

      from Morgantown WV

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        I've been using this product for about 3 weeks. I had some breakouts on my chin and this product is helping to control that. It has cleared it up a good bit and also reduced redness and puffiness, so my skin looks way better. I was having a hard time concealing the breakup with my typical makeup routine, now that this product has reduced the redness and swelling of the acne what is left is easy to conceal. I was using this 2 times a day for the past 3 weeks. I am currently experiencing some dryness on my face and will be reducing the use to once a day. It definitely did the job and I would recommend using it 2 times a day if your skin is in true need of a quick fix - but remember to reduce use before dryness occurs or only cleanse the affected area twice a day. I am very pleased with this product.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Been using for 20 years

        By Jenn

        from Ontario

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            Love this product

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            My new default cleanser!

            By DajiRuhu

            from Snellville, GA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

            • Drying

            Best Uses

            • Acne
            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            I first got this product in its sample size at the front of the store. At the time, I was at a loss for cleansers that gave me genuine results. After about two weeks of using this in conjunction with the rest of my regimen, my skin showed leaps and bounds in improvement. I suffer from acne scarring and hyperpigmentation around my mouth and jaw, and this product helped to not only even out my skin tone and fade a few of the scars, but also served completely clear my acne and smooth out my skin's uneven texture and minimize my pores. It is definitely worth the hype and the price, so I bought a full-sized version.

            I recommend this product to anyone with oily, acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation, or uneven skintone.

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 18-29

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Use with extreme caution

            By DiHM

            from UK

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                I was given two free samples of 'Murad Clarifying Cleanser. Almost immediately after using the cleanser my skin started to feel hot and painful, and over the next 12-14 hours, my face and eyes swelled up and I had difficultly breathing. I was taken to the Emergency Room and given intravenous steroids and antihistamines, and I am now on a regimen of both medications. Thankfully, the swelling and pain have subsided but my skin has been left very dry and scaly.
                On checking with Murad I discovered that the 'cleanser' was a potent acne treatment containing salicylic acid. The sample came in small clear pot in a small plastic bag with no directions for use, no ingredients list or warnings. I find this truly shocking.
                I have added before and after photos so you can see what this product did to my skin.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By Mindys4

                from Galesburg, MI

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                  I used to use this before I had kids, and it worked great! My skin was flawless. Now that I've had kids (specifically a daughter), my skin is VERY sensitive and doesn't like this as much. I switched to the Time Release Acne Cleanser and love it.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                   
                  5.0

                  Immediate improvement

                  By Shortroundrunnergirl

                  from Cranberry Twp. PA

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Really works

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores

                    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                    My 13 year old daughter uses this cleanser. It has made an immediate improvement to her acne prone skin.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 18-29
                     
                    4.0

                    Huge improvement

                    By Maribella

                    from California

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Smells Great
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                    • Dries Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne

                    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                    I've always had a pimple somewhere on my face and there are periods where I break out quite a bit, usually on my cheeks. My skin tends to get oily throughout the day, always most obvious on my nose. I decided to try this product during the skin event and when I use it regularly (daily), my skin is almost completely clear. I have noticed a huge improvement since I've been using this product and would recommend giving it a try. My skin does dry out now, but if I use a light moisturizer, I am fine. I will say, I still tend to get oily on my nose still so no change there.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44
                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Danielle

                    from Queen Creek, AZ

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Smells Great
                    • Soothes Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                      Daily. Keeps my skin clear

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination
                      • Age:
                      • 30-44

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Over night miracal !?

                      By Alena

                      from Los angles

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                        I had given up all hope when it came to my skin before I purchased this product .. I breakout very badly on my cheeks and chin ! I bought this product literally yesterday ! I used it at night and today my skin has had a dramatic difference! My redness has went away and the pumps have almost disappeared! Im not exagrating at all I have tried everything from home remedies to black African soap to birth control to help my acne . I have never wrote a review for anything but this product has beyond impressed me ! Imagine how my skin will get my 2 weeks! Worth every penny give this product a try !!!

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                        • Q:

                          Will this product help with my cystic acne?
                          Asked on 4/11/2017 by Wendiux from Los Angeles, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            While Clarifying Cleanser has time released salicylic acid which will help with existing and future breakouts Dr. Murad still recommends seeing a dermatologist for cystic acne.

                            Answered on 4/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Is this product good for every day use on oily/ combination skin?
                          Asked on 3/24/2017 by taylor from gallipolis Ohio

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            For oil/combo skin you might want to try Time Release Cleanser Acne Cleanser. This one helps to reduce oil and will not dry out your combo areas.

                            Answered on 3/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          How many times a week do I use this product ???
                          Asked on 2/10/2017 by Dee from Orlando

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            You can use it every day morning and night when you have severe breakouts.

                            Answered on 2/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          How is this cleanser different from your other acne cleanser?
                          Asked on 1/26/2017 by Megggs from Sarasota, FL

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This cleanser has 1.5% Salicylic Acid where the other one has 0.5%. That means this one delivers more acne medicine and is stronger.

                            Answered on 1/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          what is the difference on this product Acne Clearing Solution and Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser?
                          Asked on 1/26/2017 by clicksy from Arkansas

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Clarifying Cleanser is a face wash you can use morning and night. It's your first step in your skincare regimen. Acne Clearing Solution is a serum you would use after cleansing and before moisturizing. This would be your second step in your regimen.

                            Answered on 1/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Can you use this product to clear small bumps? I have normal skin, but don't breakout that much.
                          Asked on 1/22/2017 by Ali from seattle

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Would this help for keratosis pilarisis?
                          Asked on 12/5/2016 by Ashley from Pittsfield

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Is it possible that the acid in this product is peeling my sensitive skin? I've noticed some of my fine lines/ wrinkles seem more pronounced since I've started using this cleanser.
                          Asked on 11/9/2016 by Iris from NYC

                          1 answer

                        • 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
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