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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 527 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (330)
  • Not greasy (236)
  • Gentle (219)
  • Balances skin (216)
  • Improves skin texture (207)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (87)
  • Irritates skin (39)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (20)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Bad smell (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (239)
  • Daily use (202)
  • Combination skin (168)
  • Oily skin (165)
  • Sensitive skin (106)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (209), Brand buyer (199), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 527 customers

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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.

         
        4.0

        I love this product.

        By Bekah Reidsma

        from Grand Rapids, Michigan

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        I use this with my clarisonic. It does dry your skin out so i reccomend using a good moisturizer with it

         
        5.0

        Best EVER!

        By GBO89

        from Knoxville, TN

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        This is the perfect face wash. I have been using this for years and it has always consistently kept my face clear. I'm afraid to use anything else now and plus one bottle lasts me for like 6 months so the price is nothing for me.

         
        5.0

        Love it!!!

        By Hi

        from La

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          This is really good

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Stephanator

          from Smithville, MS

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Dry Skin

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            You can definitely tell it's used for acne because it has a smell and it's slightly cooling but I can tell a huge difference in my skin.

             
            5.0

            Best facewwsh I have ever tried.

            By Amy

            from Buford, GA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              Amazing product. Truly see a visible difference.

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By GG

              from Chicago,il

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Help keep ache away

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                Love it!!!

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again!

                By Connie

                from Tampa, Florida

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                I am 55 years old, and still getting acne. I bought this product to remove makeup, clean skin and help with the acne. It has done all of that. I love the smell and the feel of the skin after using it. I use it morning and night. It can be a little drying, but to counteract that I follow with my creams. I will continue using this product.

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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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