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Murad Acne Starter Kit

Murad

Acne Starter Kit

Item #: 2275280

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Acne Starter Kit is a daily acne treatment regimen that effectively combats the key factors that cause blemishes in order to quickly restore a healthier, clearer complexion as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health System of care.

A $48 Value!

Products contained in kit are travel friendly. Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without phthalates.

Acne Starter Kit includes:

  • Clarifying Cleanser (2.0 oz.)
  • Acne Clearing Solution (0.8 oz.)
  • Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++ (0.6 oz.)
  • Acne Spot Fast Fix (0.25 oz.)


Clarifying Cleanser: Massage small amount over dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Acne Spot Fast Fix: Cleanse skin and apply a thin layer to affected areas 1 to 3 times daily or as needed.

Acne Clearing Solution: Massage evenly over clean face, neck and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 3 moisturizer.

Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++: Apply liberally to face, neck and chest.

Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Clarifying Cleanser: Water, 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.

Acne Spot Fast Fix: Water, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Niacinamide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethyl Isosorbide, PEG-100 Stearate, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Steareth -2, Alcohol Denat., Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-75 Stearate, Ceteth-20, Steareth -20, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Punica Granatum Extract, Betaine, Inositol, Taurine, Trehalose, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Limonen.

Acne Clearing Solution: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Emulsifying Wax NF, Cyclohexasiloxane, Panthenol, Capryloyl Glycine, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Bisabolol, Retinol, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Farnesol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, Alcohol, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil.

Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Farnesyl Acetate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Ether, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Algae Extract, Corn Starch Modified, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Biotin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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MuradAcne Starter Kit
 
4.0

(based on 164 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (79)
  • Effective (73)
  • Lightweight (61)
  • Good value (42)
  • Smells great (36)

Cons

  • Not effective (16)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Poor texture (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (90)
  • Oily skin (47)
  • Women (28)
  • On-the-go (19)
  • Men (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (57), Brand buyer (37), Beauty conscious (13), Survivalist / minimalist (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (45), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (11), Oily (8)

Reviewed by 164 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Stuff

By Magic

from Eugene Or

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

    Got turned on by the product line from a co worker and so far it's been great. With any new product you introduce to your skin is may take some time for adjustment and that's just what Is happening to me. So far spots have cleared up but I do have some dryness and few red spots so I backed off from Step 2 and that seems to have helped. Think I found my secret weapon for clear skin.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    Great product

    By Jackie

    from Berwyn,Il

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

      I bought this product because it's outrageous that I started with adult acne. So far I've been using it for a week and could really start noticing results after 3 days. It has cleared up my acne and even out my skin redness. I would recommend this product.

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Won't repurchase.

      By Beatriz

      from Chicago Heights, IL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

          I tried it for the first 5 days. The was is great but dries out your skin. The hydrating matte face cream is not hydrating enough. The area around my mouth dried out. Tried using a face scrub to remove the dryness, wouldn't work.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZED at the results

          By JMac

          from Detroit, MI

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Non-Greasy
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne
            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Redness/ Blotchiness

            Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

            I tried Dermalogica and La Roche Posay, which both worked for a short amount of time but my skin quickly became irritated and extremely dry. I had 7-10 cystic acne spots on my face and jawline, and had finally had enough. After 3 uses of Murad, I saw a major difference. Months later I'm still enjoying the amazing results.

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            4.0

            First regimen to help me!

            By Jim the Runner

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

              Like many women, I experienced acne throughout my adolescence, clearer skin in my 20s (happy day!), and then as soon as I hit 30, What is happening?! Over the last few years, I've experienced increasingly frequent and painful acne, but it's different - large, cystic-type, painful blemishes, along my jawline and some on my face; large, clogged pores, etc.

              I purchased this Murad kit only two days ago and I am finally getting some relief. My skin is noticeably clearer, smoother and softer. My skin seems "calmer" overall and like maybe it can be tamed! I will continue to use this kit and if all continues to go well, I will purchase the full size products.

              This is definitely worth a try!

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Jordi

              from TN

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

              Immediately started working

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              I definitely would buy this product again.

              By Rain

              from Woodbridge, Virginia

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

              • Greasy

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

              I was suffering with back to back breakouts; I saw a significant change just after 24 hours.

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 45-59
               
              5.0

              Game changer

              By Puffy eyes

              from Bellevue WA

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

                I've struggled with adult acne on my chin for years now and this is the only product that if I use daily and don't skip any days will keep my face acne free. It only took about a week to see the difference it made when I first started using it. Only down side is if I run out my chin will start breaking out with in 2 days.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                The best!

                By Tanitra

                from Guam

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

                  This product has saved my face. I get instant gratification when using it.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                   
                  5.0

                  My skin has never been clearer.

                  By Heather

                  from ORLANDO, Florida

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

                    After receiving a facial and my estestecian recommending this product I wanted to try it. My skin is so soft and free is redness after a couple of uses.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Dry
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

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                    • Q:

                      Will this product work for my daughter that is 17 years old?
                      Asked on 9/13/2016 by Lupeeeeeeee from Turlock ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this is a great kit if your daughter is experiencing acne. This kit is designed to fight acne and clear skin so the ingredients are active.
                        It might be a good idea for her to start slowly and let her skin acclimate itself to the products. For example, For the first 2-3 days have her use her current cleanser and the Step 2 (Acne Clearing Solution) in the kit with the Oil-Control Mattifier (moisturizer, Step 3). Then add in the Clarifying Cleanser in the morning for the next 2-3 days. After that she can use the cleanser morning and night.

                        Answered on 9/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      I am 36 and am new to this hormonal acne breakouts as I have never had acne, I also notice some dark spots on my face. I am currently on day two of the acne starter kit, can I add the Environmental Shield kit/serum to this regimen? By the way, after AM step 3 can I put make up on or is there a suggested foundation to go with this regimen, I use NAKED which i love and is light.

                      Also what is a suggested neutral type of moisturizer for my daily use before makeup?
                      Asked on 9/12/2016 by Ruth from Houston, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you could add the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum to your routine. You would use it at night instead of the Acne Clearing Solution in your acne kit.
                        Oil-Control Mattifer SPF 15 is the daytime moisturizer that comes in the acne kit. This would be the moisturizer you would use before applying your favorite foundation. It helps you have a matte finish all day long.

                        Answered on 9/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Will this product work for my daughter that's 13 years old ? She's barely starting with acne problems
                      Asked on 9/7/2016 by Yasmin from California

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Because this kit is designed to reduce acne quickly it has very active ingredients. Since your daughter is 13, Dr. Murad recommends consulting your doctor before having her start this kit .

                        Answered on 9/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Can I use my normal makeup routine like foundation ect while using this product ?
                      Asked on 7/10/2016 by Evys from Seattle,WA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can.

                        Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Can I use both acne starter kit for my on going acnes and rapid lightning regime for the past acne scars at the same time. Will both help to reduce my acne and marks at the same time?
                      Asked on 6/3/2016 by Tanushree from Monmouth junction, nj

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You can use both kits to great results!
                        Use the Acne Starter Kit in the morning and the Environmental Shield Kit at night.

                        Answered on 6/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      I have tried proactive and Clinique for my acne on my chin. I am 20 years old and break out all the time only on my chin. I have normal skin. Will this help?
                      Asked on 5/2/2016 by Red from Glen Rose Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this kit should help you see a difference within 2-4 weeks.

                        Answered on 5/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      would you say that is is better to use the Murad Acne starter kit at night or in the morning?
                      Asked on 4/7/2016 by Hannah from Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We typically recommend this for both day and night.

                        Answered on 5/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      I got the Murad environment shield is it good if I have acne and the lady gave me this because I get red from my face. Or should I used the Murad acne kit??
                      Asked on 3/27/2016 by Help from Denton Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Environmental Shield kit is designed to help lighten dark spots and protect skin from sun damage. It was not designed to help with acne. If acne is your number 1 concern then this is the best kit for you.

                        Answered on 3/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Should I only use what is in this set or should I add other things like a toner, moisturizer, or anything else? Also, will this fade scars from previous acne?
                      Asked on 3/13/2016 by Belle from LA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can add additional items to your routine. This kit does contain a day moisturizer and you can add a nighttime one like Skin Perfecting Lotion. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod2082369
                        It's a very lightweight lotion that helps to balance skin.
                        To help fade dark spots left from acne we recommend Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel.

                        Answered on 3/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      I am 21 years old and have been struggling with acne since middle school. I've tried several drug store cleansers but nothing works. I use to have extremely oily skin but after switching to all oil free products that problem has mostly gone away but the pimples are still there. I never have had a point where my skin was clear. Never. I mostly just break out on my cheeks and chin. So my questions are A) is this oil free? and B) Do you think this would work best for my acne or would the anti-aging acne kit be better?
                      Asked on 2/29/2016 by Kelsey from St Cloud MN

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this kit is oil free.
                        My answer depends on whether you fell your skin is dehydrated. Oil and water are not the same so sometimes we can take care of our oily issue and then have some dry, flaky patches.
                        If you think your skin is properly balanced then this kit would work great for you.
                        If you think you are dehydrated then try the Anti-Aging Acne Kit.
                        I have oily skin but get really bad surface dryness so I use the Anti-Aging Acne Kit.

                        Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
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