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Murad

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
 
4.4

(based on 580 reviews)

90%

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 (50)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (21)
  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Bad smell (8)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (243)
  • Daily use (235)
  • Combination skin (169)
  • Oily skin (168)
  • Sensitive skin (124)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (211), Brand buyer (202), Beauty conscious (46), Survivalist / minimalist (20), Beauty expert (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (45), Oily (24), Normal (9)

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5.0

You got pimples? Well... here's the CURE!

By Kourt Cass w/ the clear skin

from Oceanside, Ca

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

    This came from Jesus himself. I went in to get proactive, and they Ulta Representatives guided me to Murad. Boy oh Boy. If you would've told me 5 years ago I'd be using $50 face wash, I wouldve sued you for slander. Here I am, skin cleaner than a California sky.

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

    Harsh at first, but really worth it

    By Lizz

    from Syracuse, New York

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Heals Cystic Acne
    • Heals scars
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Burns
    • Drying
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Bacterial Acne
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Pimples
    • Redness/ Blotchiness

    Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

    At first, I was very skeptical of this product. I have been struggling with large, painful, cystic acne for well over 10 years. I am now 24 and was fed up with being embarrassed about the large pimples I was getting. I tried this product before reading the reviews - I just went out and bought it. The first two days I used it, I was actually scared that I had burnt my skin to the point of no return. It hurt really bad, it was unbelievably dry, really red, and flaking everywhere. It only happened in a few different spots at a time. I had to put coconut oil on at night and not use it for a few days.

    But now, I use it every other day with moisturizer after and I sometimes don't even recognize my skin. My acne scars are disappearing, I have not gotten a large cystic pimple since (knock on wood), and if I do get a pimple it is gone in a day (it used to take two + weeks) and does not leave a mark. I love this product so far, I really hope it continues to work this well. I am almost to the point of being comfortable without foundation! I never thought that would happen.

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

    Love this whole line

    By Liv

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

      I recommend to everyone

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

      I love this face wash

      By Marnie

      from Detroit

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

        Love this product keeps skin acne at bay

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
         
        5.0

        absolutely buy this again

        By Jamie A

        from Rome, NY

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

          I ended up getting this when I got engaged because the stress from planning was giving me huge cystic acne on my chin and jaw line. It was super painful and my usual face wash wasn't doing a thing. Walked in to ulta and begged the lady in the store to help me out. she recommended this product and within the week the acne had diminished after 2 weeks it was gone. I've been using it and the acne clearing solution and I haven't had any issues for the year and a half since i started using it.

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best cleanser for acne prone skin

          By Ursula

          from Ashland, OR

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne prone skin

            Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

            I use this cleanser every night. I love the smell and the feeling it leaves on my face. It is a bit drying so make sure you follow with a rich moisturizer. It keeps my acne away. Wish I would've tried this cleanser ages ago, it is now my holy grail.

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

            This made my skin look and feel horrible

            By Sparklemango

            from New Jersey

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

                This made my skin terribly dry after a few days of use. I now have this flaky skin on my chin area and it burned one of the corners of my mouth and it now hurts if I open my mouth too wide. My dry patches on my skin are normally not super dry, but this even dried out the oily parts of my skin and made my dry patches bunch up into weird white flakes. I don't even have sensitive skin and I rarely have bad reactions to skincare products, but this was a disaster.

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

                Only cleanser that works for me

                By TT

                from Florida

                About Me Beauty Expert

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

                  I love this face wash! It cleans nicely and isn't harsh on my skin. I did try the other version of this with retinol and it was a little too much along with my other product regime. This one was just right! I have combination oily skin.

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

                  Best face wash I've ever bought

                  By Liz K.

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

                    I've wasted so much money on face wash it's ridiculous! Nothing worked! I even tried Proactiv and that was a huge disappointment. My friend introduced me to this product and I LOVE it. I first got the trial kit and even that lasted while. It's helped my skin so much and only takes a few days to start working. I would highly recommend this product!

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

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best for acne treatment

                    By Hiltasha

                    from Dallas Tx

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Smells Great
                    • Softens Skin
                    • Soothes Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

                      I wash my face twice a day with this cleanser and it leaves my face feeling very clean and smooth

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

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        Can I use the cleanser just alone day and night with my own moisturizer or the acne one that comes with this line ?
                        Asked on 10/7/2017 by Abby from Los Angeles

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          All our products play well with other lines. Yes, feel free to use your own moisturizer.

                          Answered on 10/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • Q:

                        I have oily skin I also get a good amount of acne on my cheeks I don't believe my skin is sensitive is this a good face wash for me?
                        Asked on 10/3/2017 by Erica Robyn from Ardmore,OK

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Clarifying Cleanser is great for those with oily skin and are acne prone.

                          Answered on 10/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • Q:

                        Is this Murad Acne Cleanser oil free?
                        Asked on 7/23/2017 by erinrmontgomery from Montgomery, Alabama

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Clarifying Cleanser does have essential oils which will not clog pores.

                          Answered on 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • Q:

                        Is this stronger than the dermalogica facial cleanser ?
                        Asked on 6/29/2017 by emily32200 from Modesto, Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          I can't speak on Dermalogica's cleanser but I do know that the Murad Clarifying Cleanser is quite active with the encapsulated Salicylic Acid and Silver Citrate.

                          Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • Q:

                        Which Murad product would you recommend for anyone with Oily, acne prone skin?? I rarely have small pimples
                        Asked on 6/24/2017 by Chiquis713 from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Clarifying Cleanser if great for those with oily skin and acne. The Acne Clearing Solution along with the Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++ during the day.

                          Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • Q:

                        Will this product work on problems such as cystic acne?
                        Asked on 4/19/2017 by Cdev from Michigan

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          While Clarifying Cleanser has time released salicylic acid which will help with existing and future breakouts Dr. Murad still recommends seeing a dermatologist for cystic acne.

                          Answered on 4/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • Q:

                        Will this product help with my cystic acne?
                        Asked on 4/11/2017 by Wendiux from Los Angeles, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          While Clarifying Cleanser has time released salicylic acid which will help with existing and future breakouts Dr. Murad still recommends seeing a dermatologist for cystic acne.

                          Answered on 4/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                      • Q:

                        Is this product good for every day use on oily/ combination skin?
                        Asked on 3/24/2017 by taylor from gallipolis Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          For oil/combo skin you might want to try Time Release Cleanser Acne Cleanser. This one helps to reduce oil and will not dry out your combo areas.

                          Answered on 3/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
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