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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 534 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 (42)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (21)
  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Bad smell (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (243)
  • Daily use (204)
  • Combination skin (169)
  • Oily skin (168)
  • Sensitive skin (108)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (211), Brand buyer (202), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 534 customers

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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 !!!

     
    2.0

    A little disappointed

    By marissa

    from SC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Great for Blackheads
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

    • Caused Breakouts
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I have HORRIBLE blackheads on my nose that are very deep and most products do not remove them, but this cleanser worked wonders for my pores. My nose was completely blackhead free, it was like magic. Unfortunately, after a few days of using this cleanser, the rest of my face completely freaked out. I had white heads and cystic bumps everywhere, especially on my cheeks. I'm quite disappointed because this is the first product that truly helped my clogged pores/blackheads. I may just try and use it on my nose, not sure if I want to risk it though.

       
      5.0

      I have tried many and this was the only thing to work.

      By Brit4453

      from Sarasota, fl

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        I have tried so many different products from cheap over the counter to expensive, to find something that works. Nothing has worked like this product does.

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By CDEFAZ.

        from Pittsburgh

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            Been using it less than a week and I already noticed a difference in my skin. I suffer from terrible breakouts on my chin and it has finally cleared. It's so relieving to have decent skin again.

             
            1.0

            Didn't help acne

            By Lyd

            from Sacramento,Ca

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup
            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            This product did not help my mild acne but it didn't make it worse.

             
            1.0

            Ruined my skin

            By julie

            from vancouver, wa

            Pros

            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Ineffective
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              At first this cleanser seemed to be good although it left my skin very dry, but after about a month of using it my face has so many breakouts. I assumed that maybe my skin was "purging" (even though my skin was relatively clear before) so I continued to use it for a while longer but then the breakout became so sensitive that I couldn't handle it anymore so I stopped using this product.

               
              2.0

              Left me irritated

              By Lauryn

              from CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              I have sensitive combo skin but I do tend to lean a slightly more dry. Unless you have oily, non-sensitive skin, I would not reccomend this. It cleaned well but is fairly harsh. My skin was left tight and red, not worth it for me.

               
              4.0

              I like it

              By Theresawatson

              from Wilkes Barre, PA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                I use this every time i shower. I have recently bought a few new acne products and have been trying them out. When applying, it lathers up nicely. I use it with a pair of body gloves so i really get to exfoliate my skin. I ended up buying Differin at another store and i used it with a moisturizer because that made my skin dry, I ended up getting a reaction from the Differin i believe which gave me almost like a chemical burn and it was horrible around my eyes. It looked like my eyes were black and blue. So at this time of the review im fully recovered and my skin does seem clearer. Not by much because i have bad acne but i do see an improvement.

                 
                1.0

                I returned this product!

                By Brianna

                from San dDiego, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                  I used this and the next morning I woke up with a red, bumpy rash all over my face. I'm 27 and I've had acne issues in the past but I've never had any issues that were caused by this product. It's been 2 days since using the product and I'm still having itchy sensation on .your facell and the texture has not returned to its smooth self.

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE

                  By Raechel

                  from KY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Combination Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                    I love this cleanser. I have oily combination skin and this stuff is great! It's no miracle worker but it's cut down on some of my oil, and does help with acne. Will repurchase.

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                    31 Questions | 31 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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