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Acne Control Clarifying Toner

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Acne Control Clarifying Toner

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6.0 oz Item 2082347

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Acne Control Clarifying Toner eliminates oil and impurities to cool and refresh blemish-prone skin. Clarifying Toner is an ideal way to refresh skin mid-day or when washing with a cleanser isn't an option.

This formula features witch hazel to control oil and tighten pores, algae extract to regulate excess sebum production, and grape seed extract and vitamin E to protect skin from free radical damage. Acne Control Clarifying Toner is recommended as the first step in any Murad acne routine as part of Dr. Murad's inclusive health system of care.

Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without sulfates and phthalates.

Apply evenly over clean face, neck, and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 2 treatment.

Precautions: For external use only.
Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Allantoin, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Menthol, Menthoxypropanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Citral, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730).

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MuradAcne Control Clarifying Toner
 
4.6

(based on 166 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (141)
  • Balances skin (107)
  • Gentle (85)
  • Improves skin texture (81)
  • Not greasy (71)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (9)
  • Bad smell (6)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (92)
  • Daily use (74)
  • Oily skin (70)
  • Combination skin (57)
  • Sensitive skin (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (90), Budget shopper (50)

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4.0

So far so good

By Tony

from Texas

Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

Been using for about two weeks and i really like how it leaves my face feeling refreshed and very clean! Also my acne has been reducing since i started using this and the cleanser!

 
5.0

It works!

By Morgan

from Delaware

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

    I have large, clogged pores and this product (along with the Murad clarifying clay mask) have really made a huge difference within a week. My pores appear smaller and less clogged and my skin texture is smoother. This product controls oil but does not cause dryness. Highly recommend!

     
    5.0

    Love Love Love

    By MrsFitz

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

      This was recommended to me when I specifically inquired about a product containing witch hazel. You can definitely smell it, and it leaves my skin feelings SO clean and fresh. Careful around the eyes, it can be a bit strong smelling at first, and it will leave a tingling sensation. I've even used this on a rash that developed from an allergic reaction to dermabond stitches after nothing else worked and in just days I'm noticing a huge difference - finally!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Definitely recommend

      By Kmc

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

        I LOVE this toner. However, the smell is a bit much for me and not going to lie the first time I applied it I felt like it hurt my skin because it was a little much but nope, my acne was clearing up in just a matter of days of using it and did not leave my skin feeling dry i like the minty fresh feeling it leaves after use. What i love the most is that this brand is cruelty free.

         
        5.0

        My go to skin care line

        By scuba chick

        from Homestead FL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • pricey

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

        I have used Murad products for years. I have had problem skin all my life and the Murad line was the first one that I could use without irritation. The toner doesn't sting, is light, doesn't smell. Use it twice a day every day.

         
        5.0

        Great toner

        By Kay

        from Illinois

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin

          Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

          This is worth the price and helps get rid of acne

           
          5.0

          This product is awesome. My face feels awesome.

          By Cher

          from Depew,NY

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin

            Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

            It's awesome. I recommend.

             
            5.0

            Awsome

            By Jd

            from Nv

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

              Always great

               
              3.0

              Wouldn't buy again

              By Lorena

              from Dallas Tx

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Bad Smell
              • Dries Out Skin
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

              I honestly just brought this because people keep on saying was a great toner but joy for me was too strong you can litellt smell the alcohol that' have in it and of course dry out my skin but this help dry out the pimples faster too

               
              4.0

              Best Toner for Acne-Prone Skin

              By Skin Care Obssesed

              from New Haven, CT

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Murad Acne Control Clarifying Toner:

                I have combination skin and I was looking for a product that would help with my acne without drying my skin. This toner works great to help control oil and clear problem areas on your face. The toner has a strong smell but other than that it great.

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                • Q:

                  Can you use this after the cleanser? Or do you use it in place of cleanser?
                  Asked on 7/24/2017 by coffee_nut from Alaska

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Clarifying Toner is best used after cleansing.

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

                  Does this help with dark scars , I'm a 17yr old African American woman and lately there has been scarring on my face due to acne ... would this help
                  Asked on 6/29/2016 by Mariam from silver spring, MD

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This toner was designed to help eliminate oil and dirt and to help regulate oil production. It does not contain ingredients that would reduce acne scarring. For this we would recommend Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel, Item #: 2146523, this helps to fade discoloration caused by acne.
                    You could also try AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, Item #: 2082342, this well help to speed up cell turnover to get rid of dullness and help minimize darkness. Or Intensive-C Radiance Peel - this is more like a mask that will immediately brighten and help reduce darker pigmentation caused by scarring or sun damage. Item #: 2243807

                    Answered on 6/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  I have sensitive skin and wanted to know if this product contains alcohol and if so how much?
                  Asked on 3/24/2016 by Tammy from Chicago

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product does contain alcohol. The percentage amount is proprietary to our formula and we cannot give out those details.
                    It does contain witch hazel and menthol which some with sensitive skin can find a bit too astringent.

                    Answered on 3/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Will this actually help cystic acne? The really really deep, never-surfacing painful acne?`
                  Asked on 3/24/2016 by Beth

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Cyctic acne typically needs to be treated with medication as over the counter topical products cannot penetrate that deep into the skin. For this type of acne Dr. Murad always recommends you see a dermatologist.

                    Answered on 3/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Does the product help with stubborn acne? What about acne that keeps coming back?
                  Asked on 7/20/2015 by beanie

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    As a toner this product can help control oil and keep pores clean. For something that can help with stubborn acne and keep it from coming back I recommend trying the Acne Starter Kit, http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod10171115. It is a full routine of acne fighting products that will help keep your skin clear and prevent new acne.

                    Answered on 8/3/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
                • Q:

                  Will this help rosacea?
                  Asked on 12/8/2014 by sherie

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    It is always best to err on the side of caution and check with a physician before introducing a new product when you have a concern like rosacea. Acne Clarifying Toner can be beneficial when used sparingly, 1-2 times per week. It is not recommended for use when the skin is having a flareup.

                    Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I have sometimes dry skin. For the most part it's normal. It has improved so much more since I've been using my Clarisonic so dryness hasn't been an issue as much lately. But I am looking for a toner to help in clearing my acne. Will this product dry out my skin? I only have occasional breakouts so it's nothing constant. I'm just looking for a toner to add to my skin care routine that won't dry out my skin. Any help or advice on a good toner would be great. I currently use philosophy's purity and hope in a jar as my moisturizer in the morning and benefits total moisture at night. I do like Murad's products so I'm wondering if this would help without drying my skin?
                  Asked on 4/28/2014 by Ashley from Kentucky

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This product has astringent properties to help balance skin and tighten pores, but it does not contain any harsh ingredients that would strip skin of its natural moisture. It is formulated with antioxidants vitamin E and grape seed extract to help soothe and protect skin against inflammation. It would be a great addition to your regimen!

                    Answered on 4/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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