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Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser

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MuradAcne Complex Clarifying Cleanser
 
4.4

(based on 284 reviews)

93%

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 (38)
  • Irritates skin (18)
  • 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 (107), Brand buyer (104), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (14), Normal (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Do yourself a favor, and purchase this immediately!

By Jenna the Geologist

from Walnut Creek, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Lathers Well
  • Long-lasting
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Smells Great
  • Soothing
  • 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:

This stuff works wonders! I bought this product about 3 months ago, and let me tell you, it has changed my life. I've tried almost everything on the market.
I've wasted an absurd amount of time and money on countless drugstore cleansers. (Don't even get me started on ProActiv!) Murad really knows what they're doing, trust me.

I've had moderate acne since puberty (I'm 25 now). Before using this stuff, I had combination skin, with an oily T-zone and, with dry, flaky skin around my nose. Most of my breakouts popped up around my chin and jawline, and sometimes on my cheeks, nose, and forehead (whoops, that's basically everywhere haha).

Since I started using this product, I've noticed a world of difference! Don't get me wrong, I still have minor breakouts occasionally (usually during my period), but they are not nearly as severe, and they go away quickly (especially with the Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix). The cleanser lathers well, and has a clean smell to it. It rinses off easily too, which is definitely a bonus.

Although the cleanser is more expensive than I would prefer, it lasts a LONG time. I've been using it for 3 months now, and I'm still only about halfway through the bottle! The product can be slightly drying immediately after cleansing, but it's really not bad. Your face just feels slightly tight, but it goes away - especially with a good moisturizer. Tip: to avoid drying, wear sunscreen with this stuff, especially if you go outside a lot!

This cleanser has changed my life. My confidence has skyrocketed. I wear much less makeup. I even hit the gym more too, because I'm not worried about sweating all of my makeup off. If your skin is anything like mine, please, do yourself a favor and purchase this cleanser! You won't regret it.

 
5.0

HOLY GRAIL

By Lala

from SRQ, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I love this cleanser a friend from work told me about it and i had been looking for a face wash that i liked. I tried the Murad acne cleanser and im obsessed. It tingles slightly as you lather it in, but it actually FEELS like its working and cleaning your skin. I love this stuff.

     
    5.0

    Just about the only thing that keeps my skin clear

    By afronica

    from Washington, DC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • A bit expensive

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

    I tried a number of drugstore brand skin cleansers. None of them managed to keep my skin clear. I'd have breakouts either once a week or once every two weeks and then spend a week or more trying to get the eruption under control and prevent scarring.

    This Murad cleanser changed all that. I use it every day and don't really have to think about my skin anymore. I just don't have breakouts, period. I don't really wear makeup, so having clear skin makes such a difference in how I look. I'm a frugal person, so the price of this product hurts me every time I buy it, but the results are worth the cost.

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Sarah

    from MN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I had terrible stress/hormonal acne appear on my face that I've never had before and my face was out of control! This face cleanser worked instantly and my face looks amazing! I use it twice a day and it works perfectly!

       
      4.0

      Cleared teens acne

      By Single Mom

      from Bothell, WA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irriates If Used Daily
      • Irritates Skin
      • Use Moisturizer After

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      Two teens, one girl & one boy...both with average acne. Cleared majority of their acne and after we figured they can't use it everyday, irritation was lower. They both also use the Ulta daily face lotion with SPF to help with dry skin.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      didn't work

      By ARo

      from California

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

      I suffer from a lot of acne, and this honestly did nothing for me. Not even a little bit. Totally disappointed

       
      5.0

      works amazingly

      By elizabeth

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

            Best face wash I have ever used I have hormonal acne but this face wash still helps with my issues and keeps my skin clear.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best cleanser I've ever used

            By B

            from arizona

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Doesnt irritate skin
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Moderate Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              I'd first seen this product when my friend bought it. I was highly interested after all her acne was washed away. When i was at my local Ulta i bought a small size of it for about $9 and fell in love! Its the first product i can use on my very sensitive acne prone skin that doesnt make my breakouts even worse! after finishing off the bottle my skin looks the best its been in probably a 18 months. I'm not overly oily looking and my sensitive cheeks don't get red after washing my skin. I pair the Murad acne cleanser with my clarisonic deep pore brush head.

               
              5.0

              I've used 3 bottles of this so far

              By Thea

              from Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              I've gone through 3 bottles of this product so far, simply because it has worked better than all of the other tons of acne face washes I've ever tried, from Neutrogena, Proactiv, Clearasil, Biore, and many others. It is not as drying as other acne washes, though it is a little, but I am usually fine with just a little extra moisturizer afterwards. The only thing that's not great is the price, but I have had significantly less breakouts since I started using this cleanser. I still get little bumps every so often, but almost never any inflamed cystic bumps.

               
              4.0

              I love this product

              By Tuna

              from Painesville ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser:

              Seen a difference right away

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              • 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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  A:

                  This cleanser is gentle enough for twice daily use.

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

                Does this also help with acne scars as well as the most recent acne?
                Asked on 12/10/2014 by Marie Beauty from New Jersey

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, the active ingredient, Salicylic Acid, provides light exfoliation to improve skin texture, tone, and clarity, as well as helps to clear pores of acne-causing bacteria and debris for a clearer complexion and more even skin tone.

                  Answered on 12/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this product tested on animals?
                Asked on 10/26/2014 by Jess

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  No, it is not. Murad is committed to protecting animals by testing products on people, by using ingredients that have not been animal tested and by supporting and sponsoring animal rescue groups and oceanographic teaching institutions.

                  Answered on 10/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Approximately how long should the 12 ounce bottle last if used twice a day?
                Asked on 8/19/2014 by brr from dallas

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  If you are using Clarifying Cleanser morning and night, it should last between 2-3 months depending on if you are using a pea size amount or dime size amount of product.

                  Answered on 9/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                How soon will I see results? I understand that all skin is different, but on average, how long will it take?
                Asked on 7/28/2014 by COS

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  92% of users experienced a reduction in acne breakouts in just 3 days (when used in combination with Acne Complex products Clarifying Cleanser, Skin Perfecting Lotion, Acne Spot Treatment).

                  Answered on 7/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Does this product remove blackheads?
                Asked on 5/28/2014 by Debi from US

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The active ingredient, Salicylic Acid, helps to exfoliate the skin to unclog pores and eliminate blackheads and also helps to eliminate blemish-causing bacteria on the skin.

                  Answered on 5/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is the Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser Non-GMO?
                Or does it contain GMO's?
                Do you have a face wash that is Non-GMO?
                Asked on 4/25/2014 by T.A. from Indianapolis, IN

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This cleanser is GMO-free. The entire Murad product line is GMO-free.

                  Answered on 5/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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