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Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser

Murad

Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser

6.75 oz

Item #: 2082350

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Essential-C Cleanser's patented vitamin-packed formula removes environmental impurities, rehydrates, and awakens the senses with a burst of citrus. Phospholipids and Sodium PCA attract and bind moisture to dry skin, while a combination of vitamins A, C, and E defend skin from free radical damage. Allantoin and panthenol work to soothe environmentally stressed skin.

Essential-C Cleanser is recommended as a Step 1 cleanser in any Murad Environmental Shield regimen. It is formulated to cleanse and rehydrate skin as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health system of care. Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without parabens and phthalates.
Massage a small amount over dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with a Murad Step 2 treatment.

Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Rice Amino Acids, Zinc Aspartate, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Lactose, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Propyl Gallate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77492).

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MuradEnvironmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 157 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (95)
  • Smells great (95)
  • Gentle (82)
  • Improves skin texture (71)
  • Balances skin (67)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (102)
  • All skin types (49)
  • Sensitive skin (46)
  • Combination skin (35)
  • Dry skin (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (53), Budget shopper (34), Beauty conscious (24), Survivalist / minimalist (14), Beauty expert (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (18), Dry (14), Normal (12)

Reviewed by 157 customers

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5.0

I love it

By Star

from Arkansas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

Overall experience wonderful!!! I have sensitive oily skin and I have no complaints. Other than it not washing away makeup. It gives me a great skin complexion.

 
5.0

I will buy this product again!

By AB

from MS

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

    Smells great!

     
    2.0

    made me break out bad

    By jae

    from auroa IL

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

      okay so i have never really had break outs, in a whole year i might get two pimples tops, i just have textured skin from black heads so i bought this when it was on sale sense i had just ran out of my usual c e t a p h i l. saw good reviews and gave it a try and it was the first time in my life i have ever broken out i mean 6-7 pimples and using this always irritated them more and they would not calm down or go away for a month they lasted i didn't even get to finish the bottle when i realized it had to be the cleanser so i switched back and a week later no more acne. i have no clue why it didn't work out for me but it was dissapointing .

       
      5.0

      I love this product for daily use

      By Jessica

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

        I use this daily in the AM and at night.

         
        5.0

        Love this Cleanser

        By Alove049

        from Rio Rancho,NM

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

          I've been using this for years along with the toner. I highly recommend I love it and have seen my skin improve quite a bit since I started using it. I also recommend the murad exfoliating polish. I use that 2-3 times a week along with this.

           
          3.0

          its okay

          By its_alex

          from 91790

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

          it doesnt break me out but for the price i cam find something cheaper that works better. its not a bad product but nothing to go crazy over either.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Murad's C-Line is Amazing!

          By Kel

          from Northern Indiama

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

          I am an avid skincare guru. I love to keep my face looking it's best. I was using Peter Thomas Roth and Mario Badescu line, but decided to give Murad a try. I'm so glad I did because of the quality products (but, I am feeling the sting in the wallet as this is an expensive line. The Essential C Cleanser is excellent. Foams we'll, washes off completely without any residue and has an attractive citric scent. Importantly, this does wonders for my skin. My face has been radiant, very clear, even toned and less oily. I usually use acne cleansers, but this life works, for me, like an acne line. As I type this review I have on the C mask. I'll wash this off and finish off with radiance serum and overnight moisturizer. If you can afford the ouch in your pocketbook, I highly recommend this cleanser (and Murad's C-Line).

           
          5.0

          My favorite daily face wash

          By Rebecca

          from Patterson, NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

            I've struggled for years to find a face wash that cleared my skin without over-drying. I've been using this product for only two weeks & my skin is clear for the first time in 6 months! I love this face wash. It has a very refreshing feel & smells like citrus, too!

             
            5.0

            This cleanser is amazing!!!

            By My

            from Columbus, Oh

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

              This cleanser is amazing!!! I really didn't want to pay the price for it but I'm glad I did!!!! I use this cleanser as well as Mario Badescu acne cleanser and I have seen my dark spots lighten up a lot and my acne pretty much nonexistent!!! Will be buying again

               
              5.0

              Love it!!!

              By Tellulah

              from Fall river, ma

              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
                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Dry Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

                I was my face daily.

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                • Q:

                  Does this have alpha hydroxy acids in it?
                  Asked on 4/28/2017 by Andrew from FL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    No, there isn't any alpha hydroxy acids in the Essential-C Cleanser.

                    Answered on 5/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  I have the blue Murad cleanse which has helped with my acne, will this one help with it as well?
                  Asked on 4/18/2017 by Zoe from San Francisco, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Essential-C Cleanser is a great cleanser but if you have acne I suggest sticking with the Clarifying cleanser. The encapsulated Salicylic Acid in the Clarifying cleanser would be more effective in treating your acne.

                    Answered on 4/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Is it better to use this in the morning or at night? I use the soothing (green) cleanser, and I'd like to alternate them.
                  Asked on 4/5/2017 by CaliSun

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    I love that you alternate your cleansers! Yes I would recommend using the Essential-C Cleanser in the mornings, Vitamins A, C and E are great antioxidants for environmental exposure.

                    Answered on 4/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  is this cleanser oil free
                  Asked on 3/21/2017 by SkincareJunkie from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Essential-C Cleanser does have essential oils for toning, astringent, and soothing benefits.

                    Answered on 4/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Is this product oil free?
                  Asked on 3/21/2017 by Newbie from Portland, OR

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Essential-C Cleanser does have essential oils for toning, astringent, and soothing benefits.

                    Answered on 4/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Can I use this cleanser in conjunction with another cleanser? Like use this one at night with my clarisonic, and a different one for the morning? Also, I read this cleanser can brighten the skin. Does this help with dark spots and acne scarring?
                  Asked on 2/21/2017 by Krys from PA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Is this a cream cleanser or foaming?
                  Asked on 2/3/2017 by Trish from Warren, MI

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This cleanser foams mildly with lacey bubbles.

                    Answered on 2/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Is this product for sensitive skin?
                  Asked on 3/29/2016 by Crystal71

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    That can depend on what you are sensitive to. This is a great, gentle cleanser that won't dry skin. It's filled with antioxidants which will help strengthen the surface layer of the skin which is good for those who are sensitive.

                    Answered on 3/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Will this help with acne?
                  Asked on 2/21/2016 by Amber

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I have oily skin and tried a foaming cleanser which dried me so bad it was horrible and i only used it once- is this a foaming cleanser? and will it dry me out?
                  Asked on 1/11/2016 by Mannie- from Arlington, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This is not a foaming cleanser. It provides a creamy lather that will not dry out the skin.

                    Answered on 1/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
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