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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 462 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (281)
  • Not greasy (202)
  • Gentle (195)
  • Balances skin (178)
  • Improves skin texture (175)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (74)
  • Irritates skin (31)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (17)
  • Doesn't work (13)
  • Bad smell (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (188)
  • Daily use (175)
  • Oily skin (144)
  • Combination skin (137)
  • Sensitive skin (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (182), Brand buyer (170), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 462 customers

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5.0

Will repurchase!

By Anonymous

from Kentucky

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I use this twice a day. It has done wonders for my acne!

     
    4.0

    Would buy again

    By NA

    from Wausau WI

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      only thing I do not like it all Murad products get so much air or something and ozz out without squeezing bottle - not a ulta problem

       
      5.0

      Great for Oily Skin

      By Sh

      from SC

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I have mild/moderate acne mostly stemming from the natural oils my skin produces. After bouncing around to different products, I landed on this and I LOVE it. I don't have sensitive skin so I can't recommend it based on that, but if you want a cleanser that removes oil, gets rid of blackheads, and doesn't completely dry your face out, get this! (Note: the smell is weird, not bad though, almost like a subtle bell pepper scent)

       
      5.0

      Removes Makeup Like A Charm

      By Jules

      from Michigan

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      This is by far the best cleanser I have ever purchased. It so effortlessly takes off my caked on makeup and as a bonus it smells really nice as well. I will definitely continue to restock this product.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Breaking out more? Read this.

      By Ape

      from Fayetteville, AR

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        I used this product for 5-6 weeks and my face got worse, but finally I figured it out.
        Treat this cleanser like medicine, use it morning and night, rub it on your face and count to at least 20 while you do so. My theory is this: it's kinda like when you take antibiotics, but not all of them, you kill the lesser bacteria but not the big bad stuff causing it to take off and "infect" causing a bigger problem. When I was using this like 1x every other day and literally just putting on and then washing off I started to get cystic acne and more acne than I had from the start. Now I follow my above mentioned tips and the big cystic acne has been 95% healed and no new problems.
        If this cleanser makes you swell or welp up then I would definitely say it is too strong for your skin, or you may be allergic to an ingredient.
        I hope this helps someone!

         
        5.0

        Refreshing deep clean like nothing I have ever tried!

        By chaneycheyenne

        from Houston, Tx

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        I tried a sample of this product before I purchased, because sometimes the smell of intense cleansers are unpleasant to me. From the very first use, I knew I would purchase a full size bottle. It smells amazing, like freshly sliced lemons. When you first squeeze it out of the bottle its very thick and begins foaming as you apply it. You know the feeling when you eat an intense breathmint and then suck in cold air? That is how your skin will feel when you're using this face wash. Invigorating. Cleansing, beyond anything I've ever felt before. I have not yet gotten it in my eye but I can only imagine how bad it would hurt, I would definitely not suggest buying this face wash if you are a person who makes a big mess when you wash your face.
        In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that this face wash is too intense for me to use twice a day. I use it in the evenings because when I used it twice a day, it dried my face out really badly (to the point that I have patches of dry flaky skin around my mouth). Even still, I give this face wash 5 stars. I should have known better than to use it twice a day when the weather is dry and my skin was already drying out. I do not regret purchasing this product! Using it once a day, it will last me for several months. I know it's a bit expensive, but if you are the kind of person who likes their face to FEEL clean, you can't possibly hope to find anything better.

         
        5.0

        I buy this all the time and it hasn't failed me yet

        By Lynne

        from Dallas Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          I've used Murad for just about 8 years. It has definitely improve my skin tone and I have very few breakouts now. I have tried different products and I always return to Murad

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So far so good

          By Erica the Ulta junkie

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          I just started using this product a few days ago but so far so good. The smell isn't strong but definitely has a "medicine" smell. It does leave my skin feeling refreshed and clean. And doesn't feel drying.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best

          By Chris

          from Largo, Florida

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            I suffer from adult onset acne and this has been the only thing that has helped

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Bumps on My Face!!!!!!!!!

            By Shelby

            from New York

            Pros

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                I started using this a few days ago and now I have tons of little bumps on my face! I did some research an apparently this is a common reaction to this product. Stay away people, you never know if it will happen to you.

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                26 Questions | 26 Answers
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                • 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
                • 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
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