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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 394 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (224)
  • Gentle (159)
  • Not greasy (158)
  • Balances skin (143)
  • Improves skin texture (139)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (63)
  • Irritates skin (28)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (14)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (142)
  • Acne-prone skin (135)
  • Oily skin (115)
  • Combination skin (107)
  • Sensitive skin (86)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (153), Brand buyer (144), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 394 customers

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1.0

Worst decision ever!

By Bumpy face and disappointed

from Baltimore maryland

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I thought I would fork out the money for a good face wash. I don't have vey bad skin but wanted to up my game a bit. BIG mistake. After only 2 uses my face was so dry that it felt like sandpaper. I stopped using it and now my entire and I mean entire face is covered in acne. I didn't even have an acne problem to start with and now I am left with this trying to figure out how to deal with what's left.

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By Valerie

      from Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I have never used high end skin care products until I tried Murad and wow I can totally tell a difference I purchased the travel size first and have since bought the full size it's great I have combo skin it removes my makeup well and I like the tingling refreshing feeling afterwards!

       
      5.0

      Never disappointed

      By BeautyAshBash

      from Corona

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I've used the Murad skin line on and off for a few years and I have never been disappointed! My skin started to have heavy breakouts again so I grabbed this trusty face wash and it began to clear within 2 days. Use a good moisturizer as this has salicylic acid which tends to be mildly drying with daily use.

       
      5.0

      will buy again

      By LIZ

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        Water, apply soap, lather, rinse.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Very disappointed

        By Bev loves beauty

        from South Carolina

        Pros

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            I was using the Murad Anti-Aging Acne Cleanser and liked it, so I thought I would switch it up and try this one. I have combination skin and usually get a few pimples here and there. After using this cleanser twice my skin went nuts. My chin was dry and flaky and had pimples EVERYWHERE. I stopped using it after two days. Perhaps thats the 'purging' period people talk about. But I refuse to use this product again, completely changed the texture of my skin. Had to rub face oil all over it for a week. I would not by this, it is very harsh.

             
            4.0

            I love this product being using it for more than a year

            By Glo

            from Manassas VA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              I use it daily to keep acne away

               
              5.0

              Controls oil

              By Amc

              from Council bluffs

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                Use in the morning. Helps control oil all day.

                 
                5.0

                I buy this product over and over again!!!

                By Rene

                from Stanford

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                  I have used this products and other Murad products and really do like them.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Karma

                  from Gastonia, NC

                  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
                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                     
                    4.0

                    A good face wash

                    By Nicole

                    from New Richmond, WI

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                      I've been using this face wash for a while and it does its job. I just wish it had a better scent. It doesn't smell bad, just not the best.

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                      23 Questions | 23 Answers
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                      • 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

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        How long I should be waiting to see results from this product? I've been using it once a day for about two weeks now and haven't really noticed any changes with my skin.
                        Asked on 9/29/2015 by SS from Baltimore, MD

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I'm a teen and i have moderate/severe acne and I feel like acne products are so harsh on my skin and make dryness, tightness, and premature aging an issue afterwards.i have an oily T-zone,dry around mouth and nose, it's kind of sensitive, and overall, very acne prone skin. Is this product safe to use on my skin? If not what product do you recommend for my specific problem?
                        Asked on 7/25/2015 by AlliCat99 from Tupelo, MS

                        1 answer

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