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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 449 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (273)
  • Not greasy (198)
  • Gentle (190)
  • Balances skin (175)
  • Improves skin texture (170)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (71)
  • Irritates skin (30)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (17)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (181)
  • Daily use (170)
  • Oily skin (142)
  • Combination skin (133)
  • Sensitive skin (96)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (177), Brand buyer (167), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

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5.0

LOVE

By Mrs. Suarez

from Texas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I absolutely love this product. I want to own the entire collection. I've always suffered with supper oily skin which would cause me to
    Break out. But this product is a life changer. Cheers to clean, natural smooth skin. And acne FREE!!!!!!

     
    2.0

    Leaking bottle, dry skin

    By Cesca

    from Orlando

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I bought this product after having trouble with just a little bit of acne. Used it morning and night for a few days and have noticed my skin becoming dry and flakey. Also unfortunately the bottle developed a leak and I lost a quarter of the contents. Being that this isn't a cheaper product I will be returning and/or exchanging for something different due to the package failing and leaking and then dryness that has occurred on my skin. I do feel like this product is a great quality, it just didn't work for me.

     
    5.0

    Murad...wow!

    By Bobster

    from North Richland Hills, TX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I use this product in the mornings to have the benefits all day. My skin has never looked so good.

       
      5.0

      Great product for oily/acne prone skin

      By Camie

      from Ca

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 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:

        This works great! Clears up break outs and prevents new break outs from happening. Controls oil and I t doesn't dry out your skin. Way better than proactiv in my opinion.

         
        5.0

        I love this product!!!!!!!!!

        By Mimi

        from Houston, Tx

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          I love this

           
          5.0

          You can feel it working

          By Dee

          from Vernon, Vermont

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            I can feel the product working on my skin when I use it.

             
            3.0

            It's okay

            By Katerz27

            from Houston tx

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              Made my acne go away sooner than other products. Smells good. Still break out here and there but will continue to use.

               
              5.0

              Repurchase!!! The product is amazing!!

              By MissArika

              from Ohio

              About Me Brand 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
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              This will dry out your skin. With that being said, I have super oily skin that is prone to breakouts so this product is amazing for me! It helps combat my oiliness and breakouts! Improved the texture of my skin after 2 weeks. This was a repurchase for me, absolutely love it!!

               
              5.0

              I LOVEEE THIS STUFF MY HOLY GRAIL

              By China

              from Brooklyn , NY

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Even removes some makeup
              • Gentle
              • Great for acne prone skin
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                This cleanser is everything I loveeee it so much . It has really changed my skin sooo much and I've been looking for that one staple skincare product for so long and I think this is definitely it!!!

                 
                5.0

                fights oil!!!!

                By Sarah

                from Baltimore

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                I bought this cleanser because it was such a steal during the 21days of beauty and I've been eyeing some of the Murad products to help combat my oily acne prone skin, being in my 20's it's annoying to still be fighting the same issues I dealt with in high school, luckily now I'm not on a high school budget and don't mind spending money on products that work. I've been using this for 2weeks and it's already cleared up my redness and acne as well as clearing up a lot of the oil I get on my T-Zone. Plan on buying this again as well as other Murad products!!!!

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                • 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
                • 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
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