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MuradAcne 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 313 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (208)
  • Gentle (147)
  • Not greasy (145)
  • Balances skin (132)
  • Improves skin texture (128)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (44)
  • Irritates skin (19)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (14)
  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (134)
  • Acne-prone skin (120)
  • Oily skin (108)
  • Combination skin (97)
  • Sensitive skin (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (123), Brand buyer (111), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

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4.0

Great face wash

By rach08

from fargo nd

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Moderate Acne

Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

I really like how I can tell this product is working long after I have washed my face. I use it along with philosophies breath moisturizer my face has never looked this good!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

one of my favorites

By sonikudi

from Washington, D.C.

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clarifying
  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Moderate Acne
  • Severe Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

I have noticed a few negatives: 1) it is very strong cleanser: sometimes, when I apply a little too much I feel like my skin is "drowning" in it; 2) it can be drying if used too often; and 3) I can smell the cleaning agents: citrusy, almost medicinal.

The positives or flipside to the negatives above is that 1) a small amount goes a long way, so it can be cost effective. I also suspect that the causes of the above is due to the amount of 2) salicylic acid AND toning/balancing agents in the cleanser (if you look at the label, it will say "CLEANSE | TONE"). This can be 3) a very good (in my opinion) for those suffering from very oily, blemish-prone skin. I find that this cleanser 4) works especially well during the warmer months where I live (mid-Atlantic, humid, sticky, climate - bleach). It really helps keep my skin clear and balanced, even if I use it once a day. During the cooler, drier, months I use it every other day at morning/night, or whenever my skin is feeling particularly oily or grimy.

Price a little steep but, if used judiciously, it can go a long way. I think this is geared more towards those who have normal-to-oily, or very oily skin, and are blemish-prone. Those with drier or even more normal skin types might want to avoid this, or just use it during times when suffering from break-outs.

 
5.0

I LOVE Murad!

By Jennie

from Portsmouth va

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Kills zits

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      This is the BEST acne wash I have ever found! I have had problem skin for a lllloooonnnggg time and this keeps zits at bay. I

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      a solid clearing cleanser

      By AliEve1981

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      This is my first review and I have to say I finally found a skincare line that works for my face! I've tried them all. Being in my mid-thirties, I am more mindful of how to take care of my skin. I used to suffer from adult acne. On top of that, I can tell my skin has aged over time due to excessive tanning and smoking in my twenties. Anyways-this cleanser is refreshing and has cleared up my skin tremendously. I can't remember the last time I have a painful pimple on my neck or jawline. My pores are cleaner and I have less shine throughout the day. I do pair this cleanser with Murad's toner, eye cream and anti-aging moisturizer.

       
      4.0

      FINALLY SOMETHING THAT WORKS!

      By Erica

      from NC

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I've struggled with acne since middle school and I have literally tried everything. My skin is also very oily, so I have always had a hard time finding something that helps control it. At first, I bought the Acne Starter Kit. In just a matter of days, my skin cleared up dramatically and I rarely have excess oil on my skin. I would also recommend a good moisturizer because the cleanser did dry my face out at first. Definitely worth the price!

       
      5.0

      in love

      By alexa

      from California

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      This product cleared my acne. I suffered with acne for years and this gem of a product just cleared my skin and improved the texture of my skin dramatically.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Face saver

      By Celesteee

      from Fremont, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gives Real Results
      • Works All Day And Night
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I love to save money but recently I've been getting into spending big bucks on my skincare because when i wear makeup i want my canvas to be clear. I used to break out all the time, sice using this cleanser, I only breakout during my period. Which is good for me because I know when I'm about to get it. This is a 10/10 for me. Good Job Murad!

       
      5.0

      Love Murad

      By Lynne

      from Dallas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Smells Great
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Severe Acne

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        I use it everyday and I hav no complaints. It doesn't dry out your skin.

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By charlotte

        from Northridge, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        This product is amazing. I have really oil skin and this product prevents my skin from creating that extra oil all day. It is really good. I feel like if my skin isn't oily anymore. I will definitely keep buying this product. It helps my make up look nice as well and shine free. As for my acne it has really dried out and is going away. No more proactive for me.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Acme

        By RaqN

        from Sinton, Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        Using this 2 times a day will reduce pimples. ..i am 46..and if i don't use this i will break out
        I have used this product since 2005

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        • 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

        • Q:

          Is it oil-free cleanser?
          Asked on 7/7/2015 by em

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Yes, Clarifying Cleanser is free of oils that might clog pores.

            Answered on 7/8/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
        • Q:

          IS IT SAFE TO USE MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES AND THEN THIS CLEANSER AS MY DAILY NIGHT REGIMEN PLUS THE OTHER TWO MURAD STEPS?
          Asked on 4/25/2015 by carliee

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Yes, it is. We always recommend removing makeup at the end of the day before cleansing your skin. It's especially important if you are dealing with acne and want to maintain clearer skin.

            Answered on 4/27/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
        • Q:

          Does this product work on cystic acne?
          Asked on 4/15/2015 by tris from Columbus

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            While you might see a difference with Clarifying Cleanser, for cystic acne, we typically recommend seeing a physician because this type of acne responds better to prescription medication.

            Answered on 4/17/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
        • Q:

          Is this product safe to use with my Clarisonic Mia?
          Asked on 2/13/2015 by Brenda from Florida

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            Yes, this cleanser performs wonderfully with all Clarisonic facial cleansing devices!

            Answered on 2/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
        • Q:

          How often should I use this product?
          Asked on 1/16/2015 by Aleeexxx from Torrance, CA

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            This cleanser is gentle enough for twice daily use.

            Answered on 1/22/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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