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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 623 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 (58)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (21)
  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Not effective (11)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (258)
  • Acne-prone skin (243)
  • Combination skin (169)
  • Oily skin (168)
  • Sensitive skin (134)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (211), Brand buyer (202), Beauty conscious (67), Survivalist / minimalist (26), Beauty expert (10)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (65), Oily (35), Normal (10), Dry (3)

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5.0

Love this Face Wash

By Erica

from Boise Idaho

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

    I have been using this face wash for many years, I think about 10 now. I love it. I don't have a bad acne problem. I only break out about once a month. However I love the deep clean feel of using this. I don't use the moisturizer that comes with it (my face is too dry) I use the balancing moisturizer. Great Face Wash

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    1.0

    Literally the worst cleanser

    By Jade

    from San Diego

    Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

    I would say using this murad cleanser is the BIGGEST MISTAKE in my life... I've never had this bad breakout before. After reading the reviews, I am not the only one. Idk how it got 4.5 stars overrating?!!! My routine is still the same, except changing cleanser to this one. After a week using it, I started having so many big pimples and acnes where I had never had any problem before. Entire my right cheek along the jaw is destroyed and they are actually spreading. My forehead is also getting worse. It is really bad that I just want to cry everytime I look at the mirror...

     
    2.0

    not worth the price

    By Jennifer

    from Mi

    Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

    Made my face breakout even more. At first my face cleared up but it stopped working for my face. It made my face rather oily and I saw no change

     
    5.0

    worth every penny

    By madaboutskincare

    from detroit michigan

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • works quick

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

      I've tried my fair share of skin care products, but nothing compares to this cleanser. From Clinique to Mario Badescu, nothing has cleared my skin as quick as this has. I went from a 5 step skincare routine to a 2 step routine. Friends and family have both commented on how nice my skin is now. Take my word for it: binge on this product. It's worth every penny.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This is what nightmares are made of

      By Colette

      from New England

      Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

      As most of the other 1 star reviews, this product completely destroyed my face. After the first 2 nights my skin was just really dry, so much that I had to moisturize several times throughout the day to be able to comfortable move my face and have my skin move too. I should add that I have really oily skin normally. I was also starting to get extremely itchy. I thought it was just my skin getting used to a new product. So I proceeded to use the product for a third night. I woke up in the morning unable to see. This was because my entire face, including my eyes, were completely swollen. My face and neck were red as if I had a bad sunburn, and my eyebrows were peeling. I rinsed my face with cool water and applied nothing else. I took Benadryl to calm down the swelling. The next morning, I was still red and swollen so much that I went to the doctor and had to be put on a steroid. 2 days later, my skin is still red, burned, the texture of sandpaper, my eyelids are even burned, and my face and neck itch like I rubbed poison ivy on them. This is legitimately my nightmare and I won't be leaving my house until it subsides. Please do your research on the ingredients before purchasing, I know I wish I had.

       
      1.0

      Not worth it

      By Gia

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin
        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

        Used twice a day for 2 weeks and skin never cleared up, just isnt strong enough and leaves skin red and irritated after. Not worth price at all

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

        Burned my face

        By Curly

        from Chicago

        Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

        This product burned my face and neck, broke me out, made me even more oily and made my skin rough like sand paper. I don't have sensitive skin so be aware when purchasing

         
        5.0

        Keeps things under control.

        By Owlways

        from Baltimore

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Smells Great
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

          I have very sensitive skin that is also combination of dry an oily areas, I use this product once a day at night, In the beginning it made me breakout more, but after a few days things went back to normal. A little goes a long way and the cleanser leaves skin feeling cool, soothed and clean. After use, the skin might feel dry, but I use a moisturizer right away. This is a good cleanser that I will keep buying, it keeps things under control.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It actually works.

          By April

          from Compton California

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Dries Skin

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

          It took me about a month to see any actual results. The product does tend to dry out my skin, but other than that I love it. It is clearing out my skin and keeping it clear.

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

          I will be buying this again

          By Maddy

          from Il

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser:

            It's great

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

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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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