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Acne Starter Kit

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Acne Starter Kit is a daily acne treatment regimen that effectively combats the key factors that cause blemishes in order to quickly restore a healthier, clearer complexion as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health System of care.

A $48 Value!

Products contained in kit are travel friendly. Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without phthalates.

Acne Starter Kit includes:
  • Clarifying Cleanser (2.0 oz.)
  • Acne Clearing Solution (0.8 oz.)
  • Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++ (0.6 oz.)
  • Acne Spot Fast Fix (0.25 oz.)
Clarifying Cleanser: Massage small amount over dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Acne Spot Fast Fix: Cleanse skin and apply a thin layer to affected areas 1 to 3 times daily or as needed.

Acne Clearing Solution: Massage evenly over clean face, neck and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 3 moisturizer.

Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++: Apply liberally to face, neck and chest.

Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Clarifying Cleanser: Water, 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.

Acne Spot Fast Fix: Water, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Niacinamide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethyl Isosorbide, PEG-100 Stearate, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Steareth -2, Alcohol Denat., Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-75 Stearate, Ceteth-20, Steareth -20, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Punica Granatum Extract, Betaine, Inositol, Taurine, Trehalose, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Limonen.

Acne Clearing Solution: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Emulsifying Wax NF, Cyclohexasiloxane, Panthenol, Capryloyl Glycine, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Bisabolol, Retinol, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Farnesol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, Alcohol, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil.

Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Farnesyl Acetate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Ether, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Algae Extract, Corn Starch Modified, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Biotin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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MuradAcne Starter Kit
 
4.0

(based on 97 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Effective (49)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Good value (26)
  • Smells great (21)

Cons

  • Not effective (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (46)
  • Oily skin (30)
  • Women (18)
  • On-the-go (10)
  • Men (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (40), Brand buyer (24)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (32), 30 minutes (30), 1+ hour (6)

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4.0

Clearer skin

By SilvG

from Sterling Heights, MI

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Nightly Use
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

I have oily, acne-prone skin. I bought this murad starter kit because i wanted to try something a bit more aggressive on the oil and breakouts than my usual drugstore nutragena cleanser. I have definitely noticed my skin being clearer since using this product for 2 weeks now. I only use it at night because of the high percentage of salycic acid. The cleanser is my favorite part to this kit and probably the only thing i will repurchase in the full size version since this brand is on the pricey side.

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 10 Minutes
 
1.0

Disappointment Kit

By Kellie Rae

from Oklahoma City

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • No Results At All
  • Not Effective

Best Uses

    Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

    I am in my mid twenties and I started having acne really really bad. I have never had acne growing up, so I was horrified at my new skin problems. Nothing seemed to be working, so I found this and thought "what the heck? I'll try it!" I am so so disappointed. I used the product daily and used almost the entire kit, so I definitely gave the product a fair chance. However, I received little to no results. It maybe tamed my acne so it didn't get any worse, but it definitely didn't get any better. I really wanted/needed this product to work out, so I am really disappointed in the results.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    3.0

    Great for cleansing

    By N H

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Refreshing
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Cost
    • Time Takes To Work

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

    I was told I needed a clarifying facial wash after a facial and suggested this product line. Took sometime to see difference, maybe a week or so, in my acne clearing. The product somewhat reminds me of Proactiv. If you run out, or discontinue use, expect pimples to form under your skin. Not sure I will repurchase

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    5.0

    Lllllooooovvveeeddd it!!!

    By Ashlee Nester

    from Fairbanks, ak

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

      I have horrible acne and it's really helped cleaning it up!!!!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Finally

      By Heather Mac

      from New york, New York

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

        I've been doing everything to clear up my acne, so I ordered this to give it a try. A week later and my face is clearing up nicely. The smell is great and the cleanser has a nice cool feeling. The only down side is I'm a little dry but it solved easily with another moisturizer.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        4.0

        Not disappointed but may not be quite right for dry skin

        By Celina

        from Lubbock, Tx

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Lightweight
        • Smells Great
        • Works quickly

        Cons

        • Leaves Cheeks Dry
        • Leaves My Cheeks Red

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

        I bought this because I heard really good things about it! First day I tried it I had one of those really painful ones that like to build under the surface. This stuff had it brought up and gone within a day and a half. I was and am impressed!

        However my skin is dry. I live in a dry climate. I need lots of moisture, especially if I'm using something so drying on my face. The oil mattifying lotion does not cut it for me. I've got to put more lotion on after.

        I'll probably purchase full size of the other products, they seem to be working really well and I'm otherwise happy.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        3.0

        Good

        By JenJen

        from Staten Island

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

        Every night before bed.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        5.0

        LOVE THIS PRODUCT

        By Acne is no longer a problem for me

        from Georgia

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Women

          Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

          I was on the verge of tears with acne that would just not go away. Being almost 30 in a few weeks I had never had acne like this before. This product completely cleared my skin. I am so happy with the results and it has only been a week and a half.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Works wonders!

          By Pushin 30

          from Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

            It has only taken a week to start to notice the difference, I've tried several products and this has been the best so far!

             
            4.0

            So far so good

            By jessie

            from co

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Women

              Comments about Murad Acne Starter Kit:

              I am in my 30's and after my last kid started to struggle with adult ance. I have tried so many thing and have had little to no difference. I've even got the "good stuff" from my doctors but other than taking an antibiotic every day ( which is a short term option and it comes right back when I get off) I have had not much luck until now. I got this and after 2 days saw an improvement. Even during my PMS week when it is normally the worst this product has kept it at bay. I would give it 5 stars but I have only been useing it about a week and a half. So far I am super happy I do use a lotion at the end of the steps because it made me a little dry but I have not found an treatment that doesn't. I got the travel size to test it out before spending the big money but now I will buy the bigger tubes when I run out of the small ones. Give it a shot! I know ulta is really good about refunding with in a few days if you don't like a product. You can always check before you buy and then it's risk free.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 1+ Hour

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              • Q:

                Hello I just purchased the Murad enviromental shield starter kit but I don't know if I should our bag the acne starter kit also. I only breakout on both sides of my cheek area. Where my high bone is at and I also have dark spots in those areas as well. Am I allow to use both products? If so when should I use it? Or what do you think I need for my skin. I also have oily skin. I don't break out everywhere just only in those same spots and I really hate the scars it leave I have dark marks in those areas. Please help.
                Asked on 1/12/2016 by Reka from Charleston,sc

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you can use both. You could use your Environmental Shield kit during the day and the Acne Starter kit at night.
                  Environmental Shield is perfect for getting rid of dark spots and helping to prevent future ones. It is designed for this purpose and includes products with ingredients that will help you seeing resulting within 1-3 weeks.
                  The other kit you might prefer is the Anti-Aging Acne kit to use at night. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12881039
                  This is great for those who have occasional breakouts rather than chronic breakouts.

                  Answered on 1/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                I bought proactiv but didnt even get to use it because if you stop using proactiv regularly, your acne will come back stronger. So i decided to give murad a try, so i ordered it. so before i use it, i just wanted to know if i stop using it on a regular basis after my face has cleared up, will i break out badly again?
                Asked on 1/5/2016 by Karina from Brooklyn, ny

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Acne can be caused by a multitude of factors like, hormones, stress, diet, not cleansing skin properly or not using other products that are right for your skin. People can have acne all at all ages depending on those things and it can last a short while or years. I myself go through periods where I have very little breakouts and then periods where I have major breakouts that last for a long time. The key is finding the right products that work for you that your skin will like.

                  Dr. Murad is a dermatologist and formulates all his products with the outcome being the healthiest skin you can have.
                  It could be that the acne products are keeping your skin healthy and keeping your acne at bay which is what you want. When you stop using them it could be that one or more of those factors are causing the skin to react and create more acne again.

                  Answered on 1/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                I have sensitive skin, I use to breakout on my cheek area but now I hardly do. I was left with acne scars and blemishes. Would this product be great for acne scarring and blemishes?
                Asked on 12/10/2015 by Ana from Portland, Or

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              • Q:

                I am 15 and I suffer from acne. I thought as I got older it may go away. When I got my period, it got worse and as the years go by it gets even worse. My forehead and chin are covered in acne and I have tried so many things. Do you think that this product will work for me?
                Asked on 12/5/2015 by Grunge-filled

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, many people your age will see a huge difference in their skin when using the system both day and night. It might take about 2 weeks for you to really see a significant change but many do see a change after the first week.

                  Answered on 12/7/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                My skin is very oily in the t-zone and due to mild eczema, my skin is a little bit on the dry side sometimes on the rest of my face. I also have a lot of acne scars because of hormonal acne and redness because of sensitive skin. I am torn between getting this Acne starter kit or Environmental Shield Starter Kit (always sunny where I live). I want to address both my acne prone skin/large pores and to even out my skin tone. I've heard a lot of great stuff about Murad but I don't want to spend a lot if I'm trying the products for the first time. What product do you recommend I should get first?
                Asked on 11/29/2015 by Debbie

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              • Q:

                I am 34 and have dry/oily sensitive skin. I am prone to hormonal breakouts but lately j have noticed that my skin just seems bumpy and I have been breaking out more frequently. I am always nervous to try something new with my skin, do you think this would be too much for me?
                Asked on 11/9/2015 by Rachel

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Acne Starter Kit is very active to deal with breakouts. If you are nervous to try something new here is what I would recommend. For the first 3 days use your current cleanser and moisturizer but add the Acne Clearing Solution form the kit morning and night as your serum. Once your skin has acclimated to that add the Clarifying Cleanser for about 3 days. Finally add Oil-Control Mattifer SPF 15. Use the Acne Spot Fast Fix as needed. Oftentimes when you change all products at once your skin can get a bit upset adding new items in a little bit at a time can alleviate that.

                  Answered on 11/10/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                My granddaughter will be 17 next month. Is she too young for this product?
                Asked on 11/2/2015 by Judy from Pacific junction, Ia

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  If your granddaughter is suffering from breakouts then this is the perfect kit for her! It was designed for people exactly like her.

                  Answered on 11/3/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                I have been using Proactiv for about 5 years now but I feel like it's not clearing my skin up anymore. I have hormonal acne but sometimes it tends to be worse than just hormonal . My skin is dry and oily and it has been hard to find something that actually works for me .I want to switch up my skincare routine but I'm scared that this product will break me out more than what I do. What is the correct way of using these products?
                Asked on 8/17/2015 by Mari from Florida,US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Based on your concerns mentioned here I would actually recommend the Anti-Aging Acne Starter Kit, http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12881039. This Kit is designed to help people who have acne ( hormonal and more) while still being gentle and keeping skin balanced between that seesaw of dry to oily skin. The products contain acne medication that is a little less active than the Acne Starter Kit yet still delivers the results you are looking for.

                  Answered on 8/28/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                What is the shelf life of these products? Do they expire and/or have expiration dates displayed on the products?
                Asked on 7/12/2015 by Vivian from Salt Lake City, U.S.

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Once a product is open it has a shelf life for about 2 years. The Acne Starter Kit would have an expiration date on the kit.

                  Answered on 7/13/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
              • Q:

                How much s salicylic acid does this have?
                Asked on 7/7/2015 by mary from miami,Florida

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Clarifying Cleanser has 1.5% Salicylic Acid and Acne Clearing Solution has 0.5% Salicylic Acid.

                  Answered on 7/8/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
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