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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 551 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 (216)
  • Combination skin (169)
  • Oily skin (168)
  • Sensitive skin (112)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (211), Brand buyer (202), Beauty conscious (30), Survivalist / minimalist (14), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (27), Oily (18), Normal (7)

Reviewed by 551 customers

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5.0

Made a huge difference in my skin!!!

By Murad Lover

from FL

Pros

  • Clears skin
  • Reduces redness
  • Smells Great
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Drying

Best Uses

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I have had severe-moderate acne and redness for 4 years now. I tried literally everything and nothing worked. I came across Murad and bought this cleanser, and after the first wash my face was less red and felt refreshed! I've used it for a month now and my skin is not oily anymore, not near as red, and so much clearer! Each week i get gradually closer to fully clear skin. It is drying though so get a noncomedogenic moisturizer. I highly recommend!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
     
    5.0

    It's a very good product I love it

    By Glamour Puss

    from Riverbank ca

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • No complaint

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I love to let it set on my face then wash off this is the only product that I keep coming back two

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    3.0

    Horrible Poison Ivy type blister rash

    By bizzeebee722

    from PA

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    My skin is super oily and around chin is my problem area if I break out. This cleanser was a disaster. At first I had a few small pink welts on forhead. Few hours later they were like little blisters, next morning started to dry out. Cycle repeated on various parts of face for a week until I decided no way is this any 'purge'. Went back to my Dermalogica medibac. Now the blisters are scabbing over, peeling, but clearing up and at least not getting more. I look so terrible now that I don't want to leave house until this nightmare clears up.

     
    5.0

    The only cleaner I use

    By Mesha

    from Redondo Beach

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      Best cleanser!! Notices results right away. Leaves skin clean with a nice glow.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      2.0

      drying and intense

      By kla830

      from New York

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I normally use the time released murad acne cleanser, but I picked this one up during the days of beauty sale. It is so much more intense, with 1% more salicylic acid than the other murad acne cleanser! I used it two nights in a row and it really dried out my skin! The time-released version never did that. While I did not break out from this, it is too drying for my normal to dry skin, and I do not recommend it.

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

      Great cleanser

      By Abby

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        This cleanser is great! I use it morning and night and have seen an improvement in my skin.

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

        Murad is the best

        By D-n-D

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          I love Murad. Have been using for over 10 years and this is the best for acne and general daily cleansing. I feel clean every time I use it.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          4.0

          So far I like it!

          By SAMO

          from Jacksonville, FL

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            I just started using this product daily. I tend to be more oily in the summer and so far I like it. It's only been a week and I think it takes a month or so to see how it works with your skin. Hoping this product reduces oil and prevents breakouts. So far I am happy with it!

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

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                  36 Questions | 36 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Is this stronger than the dermalogica facial cleanser ?
                    Asked on 6/29/2017 by emily32200 from Modesto, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      I can't speak on Dermalogica's cleanser but I do know that the Murad Clarifying Cleanser is quite active with the encapsulated Salicylic Acid and Silver Citrate.

                      Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    Which Murad product would you recommend for anyone with Oily, acne prone skin?? I rarely have small pimples
                    Asked on 6/24/2017 by Chiquis713 from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Clarifying Cleanser if great for those with oily skin and acne. The Acne Clearing Solution along with the Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++ during the day.

                      Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • Q:

                    Will this product work on problems such as cystic acne?
                    Asked on 4/19/2017 by Cdev from Michigan

                    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 4/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                  • 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

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