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Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser

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Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser

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Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser is a powerful gel cleanser that combats acne and skin breakouts. 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 Control Clarifying Cleanser
 
4.3

(based on 638 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (335)
  • Not greasy (240)
  • Gentle (220)
  • Balances skin (219)
  • Improves skin texture (209)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (90)
  • Irritates skin (60)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (21)
  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Not effective (13)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (265)
  • Acne-prone skin (243)
  • Combination skin (169)
  • Oily skin (168)
  • Sensitive skin (137)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (211), Brand buyer (202), Beauty conscious (69), Survivalist / minimalist (28), Beauty expert (11)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (70), Oily (36), Normal (11), Dry (3)

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4.0

Works well

By KC

from Ma

Verified Buyer

Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

My teen daughter sees a dermatologist, derm said she could keep using this. Works well, my daughter uses every day! Nothing is foolproof of course, but certainly works better than other store brands I have tried.

 
4.0

Works well

By KC

from Ma

Verified Buyer

Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

My teen daughter sees a dermatologist, derm said she could keep using this. Works well, my daughter uses every day! Nothing is foolproof of course, but certainly works better than other store brands I have tried.

 
5.0

Absolutely love this cleanser!

By Toy toy

from San diego

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

    Keeps my skin clear with daily usage

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Holy Grail

    By Megan

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • Clears Acne
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne
      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores

      Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

      I have had HORRIBLE acne since my sophomore year, I recently graduated high school and have tried everything to clear my skin. I have spent well over $500 in skin care products to no avail, but I recently got this as a sample and am on my fourth day of use and my skin is completely clear! I love this and will be buying it in the full size soon, this is the only thing that's worked.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      1.0

      Didnt meet my expectations

      By Ari

      from los angeles ca

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

      I had so much high hopes for this product and I wanted to love it but I ended up returning it because it made me break out even more! It dried out my skin and left chemical burns on my chin area totally not worth the price.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      4.0

      Good for Fighting Acne, but Drying

      By Marla

      from Tennessee

      Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

      I used this product for a few weeks and it really cleared up my skin, but over time I felt like it was starting to dry me out. Because of that I don't like to use it every day, but it is effective at controlling breakouts!

       
      5.0

      MILD, BUT EFFECTIVE

      By Rosslyn

      from California

      Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

      This cleanser is great! I originally got this in a subscription box and didn't start using it 'til recently. I use it in combination with my clarisonic and my skin always feels squeaky clean. It has 1.5% salicylic acid, so it's less irritating for your skin, but still effective at keeping acne at bay. No more dry, flakey skin here!

       
      5.0

      Best money you could spend

      By Tee

      from Fayetteville NC

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

        LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS STUFF! It works so well! I only used it for 30 days an I saw a difference in my skin.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        stuff is awesome!

        By Hrg

        from wisconsin

        Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

        After only using this cleanser for not even a week I see a noticeable difference in my skin. It also doesn't dry my skin out.

         
        2.0

        Not impressed

        By Gabby

        from Houston, TX

        Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

        I have combination acne prone skin. This seemed to work the very first uses but then I started to break out around my jaw which I never do. And I began to get more whiteheads. Wasn't worth it. Still on the search for a cleanser that'll help to calm my acne.

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        • Q:

          I have been using it for almost 2 weeks, at first my skin cleared and than i noticed i was breaking out again, is that normal to break out in the begining? Or is this not working for me?
          Asked on 4/28/2018 by Jhatav from Jersey

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Clarifying Cleanser is best for oily skin that is acne prone. If you experienced any tightness or dehydration, I would not recommend continuing. The skin does go through an adjustment period when you begin a new regimen which can cause breakouts.

            Answered on 5/9/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
        • Q:

          Does this product have salicylic acid on it? And how long does it last? For a twice a day use with the suggested amount
          Asked on 4/8/2018 by kathykat from Miami, fl

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Encapsulated Salicylic Acid continually releases acne treatment for hours, even after rinsing. It is perfect for twice a day use.

            Answered on 4/9/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
        • Q:

          I have combination skin in the t zone and normal skin on my cheeks. I have mostly whiteheads and im wondering how i should use this product?
          Asked on 3/29/2018 by alexis from Oregon, US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Splash your face with water and then put a dime size of the cleanser in your hand and rub together to lather. Wash your face with your hands and do so for about one minute. Rinse clean and pat dry. Follow with your Murad treatment and moisturizer.

            Answered on 3/30/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
        • Q:

          Is this product tested on animals?
          Asked on 3/21/2018 by Buggy from US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            No, Murad does not test on animals, only humans!

            Answered on 3/23/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
        • Q:

          I have normal/combination skin that gets dried out if I use really strong products. Will this cleanser dry my face out?
          Asked on 3/19/2018 by Monica from Isabela, Puerto Rico

          2 answers

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Clarifying Cleanser is better suited for those with oily skin. Given you have normal skin, I would recommend the Refreshing Cleanser.

            Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
          • Brand Expert

            A:

            All Murad products contain antioxidants, anti inflammatories and hydrators to prevent irritation and dehydration.

            Answered on 3/20/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
        • Q:

          Can i use this with my clarasonic brush or would this be too harsh?
          Asked on 3/18/2018 by Zuly from Harlingen texas

          2 answers

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            You can use the Clarifying Cleanser with your Clarisonic Brush.

            Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Yes, you can use the Clarifying Cleanser with your Clarisonic brush.

            Answered on 3/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
        • Q:

          Does this work on a lot of acne on the chest?
          Asked on 3/18/2018 by skincare.lover from Seattle, Washington

          2 answers

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Clarifying Cleanser is an option however we do have the Acne Body Wash. It is a patented, award winning triple action formula cleanses, exfoliates and treats the skin clearing the breakouts you have and preventing those you don’t. Salicylic acid and date seed powder deep cleans and treat pores and humectants help lock in moisture. Skin is left smoother and more clear.

            Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Murad from Brand Answer
          • Brand Expert

            A:

            You can use the Clarifying Cleanser on your chest however Murad does have the Acne Body Wash. It is a patented, award winning triple action formula cleanses, exfoliates and treats the skin clearing the breakouts you have and preventing those you don't. Salicylic acid and date seed powder deep cleans and treat pores and humectants help lock in moisture. Skin is left smoother and more clear.

            Answered on 3/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
        • Q:

          Should this be used daily morning and night?
          Asked on 2/2/2018 by Abi from Texas

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Clarifying Cleanse can be used both morning and night if you have oily skin.

            Answered on 2/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
        • Q:

          Does this product work well on adult acne?
          Asked on 1/1/2018 by Madelyn from Wytheville, Va

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Clarifying Cleanser works well on oiler acne, so if you have an oily acne prone skin type this would be the cleanser for you.

            Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
        • Q:

          Can I use this on combination skin
          Asked on 12/9/2017 by brandy from US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            If you have combination skin but more on the oily side I would recommend it as a day time cleanser. It's nice to have different day and night cleansers to address your skin's specific needs.

            Answered on 12/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
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