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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 364 reviews)

92%

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 (56)
  • Irritates skin (25)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (14)
  • Doesn't work (8)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (134)
  • Acne-prone skin (120)
  • Oily skin (108)
  • Combination skin (97)
  • Sensitive skin (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (145), Brand buyer (131), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

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4.0

Really like it

By Jenn

from Martinsburg, WV

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I've been using this Murad cleanser for about 3 months. I normally buy the travel size (believe me it lasts for a loooong time, you only need a dime size amount). I love the smell (almost lemon smell which I don't mind b/c it's faint, even though I'm not fond of lemon scented items) but most important, I LOVE the refreshing almost minty tingle feeling it gives you when you rub it into ur skin. It truly makes your face feel super clean (without drying).

     
    5.0

    Must Buy!

    By B CABRAL

    from Montebello, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Smells Great
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I use this product with cold water and a hand held face scrubber - works wonders if you do it twice daily and use a moisturizer after.

     
    5.0

    Excellent for travel use

    By Lokimika

    from Honeoye Falls, NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I actually do not use this product every day since I have a prescription face wash that I use for my adult acne/rosacea. I use this for travel because I can rub it into my skin and wash it off with water. No need for a wash cloth. This product does not dry out or irritate my sensitive skin.

       
      5.0

      Will buy again

      By Jenny

      from Harlingen, TX

      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
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        Very good makes my skin flawless

         
        5.0

        Murad

        By melelopez

        from Florida

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

        After two years of having HORRIBLE acne from age 18-20 after I was introduced to this product, my skin has been clearer. I love this product so much!

         
        5.0

        Basically love it!!!

        By Lilpandangel03

        from North wales, pa

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gets help improve the skin with acne
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          I use it 2 twice a day and happy that my acne are some to none. Try many things but love this and I got it on sale for half the price and bought two at the full price. My younger brother had severe acne and he tried this cleanser and he is happy with the results.

           
          5.0

          my favorite cleanser

          By Love

          from sterling va

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              I used this product in my teenager years and work great. Now I have a few breakout and works like a charm

               
              4.0

              Staple acne product

              By Liv

              from Orlando, fl

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                Great product!! I saw a difference in my skin after 2 days of use. With consistent use , it will help .

                 
                5.0

                Love Murad skin care

                By Re

                from Oh

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne

                  Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                  Na

                   
                  5.0

                  Great stuff!

                  By Mama Goose

                  from Apple Valley

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Soothing
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Moderate Acne
                    • Teen Acne

                    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

                    My daughter and I both use this product. She's 14 and I'm 40. I keep one in the shower. Helps with acne on the upper chest and on the back

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                    • 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

                    • 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
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