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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 480 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (295)
  • Not greasy (212)
  • Gentle (205)
  • Balances skin (190)
  • Improves skin texture (182)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (77)
  • Irritates skin (33)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (19)
  • Doesn't work (13)
  • Bad smell (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (204)
  • Daily use (181)
  • Oily skin (148)
  • Combination skin (146)
  • Sensitive skin (102)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (190), Brand buyer (177), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

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5.0

Cleared my acne

By Yemisi

from Chicago

Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

Started breaking out unexpectedly and this helped clear my face.

 
1.0

Allergic reaction

By Ish

from Orlando, fl

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I was suggested to use this product, I had high hopes that this face wash was going to clear up my skin. After the first two nights, my face started becoming bumpy and after the third night my face was swollen,red, and sensitive. My skin did not like this face wash at all.

     
    4.0

    Good product

    By Melinda

    from Galesburg, MI

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I used to use this on my face, and it did a great job. Now that I'm getting older, it's become too harsh on my sensitive skin. I just switched to the cream version of this with the time release, which is working very well for me right now :)

     
    5.0

    Great!

    By Kylie

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I wash my face with this every day

       
      4.0

      I would buy this again!

      By Brex

      from Enid, Oklahoma

      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
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        I really like it feel good on my skin and leaves it feeling clean.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing!

        By Kristen

        from Kansas City, MO

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        This is the ONLY product I have been able to find to help me with my adult acne. It may be a little pricey but it's worth it. This is the only product I use besides make up wipes to remove makeup.

         
        4.0

        daily user

        By jinny

        from so ill

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

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          love the choices this brand has. this product works!

           
          5.0

          Exactly what I was looking for!

          By Wildcat

          from Franklin OH

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              Does exactly what it says. Worth the price.

               
              5.0

              Best acne face wash I have ever used!

              By Shopaholic

              from Springfield, IL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Fast Working
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              I have tried multiple acne regimens over the years and this by far has worked the best!! It's kind of drying to the skin, so always use a moisturizer afterwards! I used for daily use and every other day use and it works great both ways! I even have my boyfriend (who has super sensitive, acne prone skin) in love with it! Definitely worth the money!! Clears up your skin quickly and effectively

               
              5.0

              I won't use anything else to wash my face

              By Awinner

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                I won't use anything else to wash my face. Great for acne prone skin.

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                • 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
                • 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

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