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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 370 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 (57)
  • 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 (135), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

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5.0

Definitely adding to my necessities

By Nat the cat

from Woodbury mn

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    You only need a pea size amount to get a good wash in! Totally worth the buy. My skin had cleared up

     
    5.0

    Love Murad!

    By Denise

    from Palm Springs

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I've always heard many great things about Murad but it's too expensive. However, I decided to give it a try because I've had some acne along my cheeks and could not get rid of them. I decided to try Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser and noticed a difference in the next few days. You only need a drop and it lathers enough for your face. You can feel the tingling sensation which is nice. I do feel it dries out my skin as soon as I dry my face so I do put on moisturizer right away. This has not caused any irritation on my face as my skin is super sensitive. I highly recommend it.

     
    5.0

    I love this product

    By Ami

    from Casper, wyoming

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I was 3 times each night I love this cause I only need a little and it works great

       
      5.0

      Works well for teenagers with moderate acne.

      By Karen

      from Bossier City

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

          Mild, use 2x day

           
          5.0

          BEST FACEWASH EVER

          By Aly

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Pros

          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            I didn't believe a Face wash could show results so quickly. I was breaking out in my chin area and this got rid of them in a few days. I've had a very long history with acne since middle school and I'm 18 now. Shoutout to the ulta lady who recommended this! I will definitely continue using this product for a very long time

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Will buy this for the rest of my life!

            By SyDaisy

            from NYC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              I have been an Ulta platinum member for years now and have never, not once, no matter how much I loved a product, written a review about it. I have been using this cleanser for the past 2-3 months, and I can truly say that this saved my skin.

              I started getting texture/whiteheads/breakouts a couple years ago and tried EVERYTHING. over the counter, changing my diet, all natural, cleanser brushed, exfoliators, masks. Some remedies worked for a time and then my skin went back to breaking out. I even tried prescription strength products.

              I used the Murad cleanser on a whim, it was on sale and I had nothing to lose. I use a dime size amount every morning, it's really refreshing and my face feels so clean and rejuvenated. Ever since I added this to my routine, my breakouts have all but disappeared.

              Even old acne marks have faded, my makeup applies smoother, and I am one happy camper. BUY THIS.

               
              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).

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

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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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