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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 383 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (215)
  • Gentle (153)
  • Not greasy (150)
  • Balances skin (137)
  • Improves skin texture (133)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (59)
  • Irritates skin (26)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (14)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (138)
  • Acne-prone skin (127)
  • Oily skin (111)
  • Combination skin (101)
  • Sensitive skin (83)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (149), Brand buyer (139), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 383 customers

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5.0

Love this product!!!

By Erin

from New Orleans

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    This is one of the only acne washes that works but does not dry out my skin. I have dry acne prone skin so I only use this at night and I use Cerave hydrating cleanser in the morning. I would definitely recommend this cleanser even though it's a bit pricey.

     
    5.0

    Great product......really works

    By DeLane dog enthusiast

    from Camarillo, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I use the cleanser morning and night. Helps keep down oiliness

       
      5.0

      Repurchased multiple times already

      By Diab

      from Charlotte,NC

      About Me Brand 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
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        I use this product day and night. It leaves me face feeling fresh and clean. I am acne prone, oily combo, so this is gentle enough for my face.

         
        5.0

        I think this is the best product Murad makes.

        By Scooter

        from Encinitas CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          Leaves your face feeling clean and gently removes dead skin cells

           
          5.0

          Yes

          By Rea

          from Houston tx

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          Clears my skin

           
          5.0

          Great cleanser

          By Deb

          from Denton, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            I use the cleanser usually twice a day. I also use the Murad moisturizer (night) and sunscreen (day). I do typically use this with the Mia brush, but I love it either way. My skin feels so clean and it doesn't dry my face out. I have noticed that my deep-set acne is starting to clear up.

             
            3.0

            Not for sensitive skin

            By Makeup lover

            from GA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Dry Skin

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            I really wanted to like this product bc people recommend it for acne prone skin so I decided to take the plunge. But I found it to be too harsh for my oily and acne prone skin. After washing my face with this wash it made my skin feel very very dry and I felt the need to put oil on my face to bring some moisture back. also I wouldn't recommend using this with a spin brush of any kind because it will cause you to break out Even more.

             
            1.0

            Not purchasing again

            By alama

            from Greeley, CO

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              I've been using this product for a while now and haven't noticed any changes in my acne. I have moderate/severe adult acne and this hasn't helped.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good, affordable, Acne cleanser

              By Jen

              from San Diego

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              So far so good. I think my skin is purging right now so I hope to see results in approx 1-2 weeks.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              controls breakouts well

              By Lisa 50

              from Tennessee

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              Longtime user keeps acne under control tried many products over the years this one works! !!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              22 Questions | 22 Answers
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              • 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
              • 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

              • Q:

                can you use this for body breakouts?
                Asked on 7/12/2015 by bry from US

                1 answer

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