Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Breaking out more? Read this.
I used this product for 5-6 weeks and my face got worse, but finally I figured it out.
Treat this cleanser like medicine, use it morning and night, rub it on your face and count to at least 20 while you do so. My theory is this: it's kinda like when you take antibiotics, but not all of them, you kill the lesser bacteria but not the big bad stuff causing it to take off and "infect" causing a bigger problem. When I was using this like 1x every other day and literally just putting on and then washing off I started to get cystic acne and more acne than I had from the start. Now I follow my above mentioned tips and the big cystic acne has been 95% healed and no new problems.
If this cleanser makes you swell or welp up then I would definitely say it is too strong for your skin, or you may be allergic to an ingredient.
I hope this helps someone!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not as good as it use to be
I have been using this cleanser by Murad for many years. About a year ago, they changed the formula. It is now seems to be more watery than the version before it, you have to use more of it than before. I think that it's an expensive product as it it, and for them to change the formula so that one needs to use more is not cool. I thought maybe I had a bad batch, so I continued buying the product thinking I would get a tube of the original stuff. After 5 tubes of it, I realize they just changed their formula. The painted front of the tube also continuously sloughs off when the tube is kept in the shower. May not be a big deal to people who do not keep this in their shower, but it is to me. I do not like labels sloughing off of bottles at all. It makes my shower dirty, and I'm constantly rinsing the bottle, but more keeps coming off. I do keep the tube in a dry area of the shower also. The paint coming off the tube coincided with the new, watery formula. So Murad not only cheapened their product, they cheapened their packaging.
I will now start looking for a new product to try, one that doesn't require an excessive amount to work, and one that doesn't keep my shower dirty. Too bad, this use to be a really great product.
BTW, this stuff does not work for my 14 year old son at all. He responds much better to a cleanser with benzoyl peroxide. This stuff did work alright for me. I am a 40 yr old woman with combination skin and acne. This stuff cleared up my acne, but not my hormonal acne. That still flares up monthly.
Reviewed by 808 customers Don't believe the hype
Ash from Indiana
I've been using this product for over 2 1/2 months and I can honestly say it did absolutely nothing for my skin. I have not seen any improvement and I also have not seen any major changes making my skin worse. I suffer from hormonal/adult acne and some hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately I do not recommend this product
Do not buy if you have cystic acne
Kay from California
I never ever ever ever write reviews but holy cow. Stay away from this product. I used it for a few weeks and I broke out in horrible cystic ance on the side of my face (near my cheek). I thought it was common to break out a bit since all the gunk was getting drawn to the surface. But then I kept using it and they just kept coming. So I stopped using it for a few months and switched back to my other cleaners. I just tried this AGAIN for the first time in weeks and I broke out really bad. I currently have a huge cystic zit where my glasses rest and oh dang does it bother me. And they are super hard to pop and scar me horribly. I will not be purchasing this again. I wish I did better research into this product vs just listening to a referral from a friend.
Raven from Pleasant Hill
great to use with facial brushes or even your hands.
The only product that has helped my acne
Val from Montana
Using it once a day didn't help, but once I switched to using it both in the morning and night I saw a huge difference in my skin.
Been Using for Years
Josie from NY
Great cleanser if you have mild to medium acne. Helps keep things at bay but this won't get rid of it alone!
gigi from Cleveland, Ohio
seriosuly the best face was I have ever had, I honestly might buy this for the rest of my life. Doesn't leave my skin oily or dry just smooth and I saw results in 1 day and I cant even tell you the results of a week! Worth the money.
Em from ulta
I wanted to try out this product and to see if it was good but on my second day of using it I woke up with a bunch of little pimples all over my cheek and i hardly ever break out ,I would not recommend using this.
mollthedoll from cedar rapids,ia
as a cosmetologist I thought I was pretty product smart as to what would work for me. I bought both this cleanser, the matching toner, and a moisturizer. I started using in the morning and at night and it was fine at first but my skin was super tight and itchy. Then as of yesterday came the red blotchy spots with little white dots and tons of peeling like a bad chemical burn. didn't realize a cleanser toner mix would leave my skin in such disarray. really sad I spent the money on it.
Worst allergic reaction
Chung from Sacramento
I used this for 2 days and I'm not on day 4 of a swollen, painful face. I would say it says safe for sensitive skin but this is definitely not. Even Benadryl isn't helping. I will never but another face cleansing product from Murad again.
Can't live without it
Ash from San Antonio
Every time I stop using this product my face does not do well ! I don't know if that's a good thing or bad , this last time I didn't even realize I had stopped using it and when my skin starting acting out I realized I had stopped using this product ! Right away I went out and purchased and my skin is going back to norm ! I only wish the sold the pump one in store 😞 cause I like the pump one for in my shower
Great cleaner for face.
Middle age women from Rensselaer,NewYork
Combination skin great product to use.
saphire from pennsylvania
Love this cleanser. I bought the travel size while I was on vacation last year, and been buying the full size ever since. Love the way it cleanses, makes my face feel so soft afterwards. It also keeps my face clear of acne.
I have bought this product many times and it's iffy.
Ann from Killeen tx
I use this product at night only cause it can be a bit drying, that's the only flaw. But I love the product over all, it helps reduce my breakouts and feels very nice on the skin.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
Lily from Overland Park
This product is great! It doesn't have a smell which is perfect for my sensitive skin!
Love this! So good with oily skin
China from Houston, Tx
I was introduced to this brand by my aunt. The set as a whole is a great way to help reduce acne, its not the ideal method but it helps. Its great with the set, not by itself because it makes the skin really dry.
caroline from orlando
this face wash has always worked for my skin. i will be switching and trying a new one soon because i don't like that this one has fragrance, but it has always left my skin feeling clean and has controlled my pimples.
Do it from Mount Vernon WA
I've used this for so long and it's done wonders for my acne prone skin! This really deep cleanse your pores and following up with the other products from murad has made my skin soft, clear, and moisturized! Recommend for 16-26 years old that have acne prone skin/adult acne!
Really love it!
Bailee from Indiana
I love this cleanser! I bought the travel size first just to try and I've used it for 2 months now and still have half of the bottle left. You definitely don't need a lot. Cleared up my skin SO much. It is a little drying but I use a good moisturizer or a overnight sleeping mask to help with that.
that hoeeee from red zoneeee
it's okay it helped control SOME acne but didn't really help with scars and was really drying but it was fine
Great feeling after I wash!
D from PA
Love how tingly my skin feels after I use it!
Yana from Detroit
I'm honestly very impressed with this cleanser. When I started using this, my skin immediately felt smoother. I have oily/acne proned skin.
Using it for years
Jen from Delaware
I love and adore this product. I've been using it since I was in middle school (I've always had bad acne and extremely oily skin) and this is the only cleanser that doesn't make me break out worse. It's a bit drying admittedly however I do pair this with Clinique's gel moisturizer for oily skin and my skin is so soft.
Please do a patch test before using this product as it may contain ingredients your skin might find irritating!
Caused cystic breakouts.
S from NC
So I've used this around 2 weeks now. I was using Dermalogica but this was on sale so I opted to try something else. That was a big mistake. My skin has been doing so well using my PMD and derm cleanser, when I started using this one at first I thought it was fine. It has this cooling clean feel to the skin so thought that was great and it was working. A couple days into it I get a giant cystic pimple on my chin. I've always had acne but I rarely have cystic breakouts anymore. This pimple is still here weeks later. A few days later another popped up on my forehead (which is the one spot i rarely get acne) and then one on my temple. ALL of these are large cystic spots. Not little white heads or zits. I now have another on my chin & if I feel my cheeks it feels like bubble wrap (even when it looks clear) so I know even in the clear spots they're going to break out soon due to the texture. This wash is a hard no. It's ruined my skin. I haven't had skin this bad since 19 (I'm almost 22) it's not AS bad as then but it's getting close and I've spent years getting it right. If you're sensitive or acne prone stay away. 🙅🏼♀️🙅🏼♀️🙅🏼♀️
Do Not Recommend
C.R. from Neenah, WI
I used this product for 3 days and had the worst reaction ive ever had from anything. At first I thought it was just drying my skin out, so I used a heavy moisturizer during the day and a moisture mask at night and by day 3 my face was so red, itchy, spotty and had little white heads all over, that I didnt want to go in public. I do not have sensitive skin and each time I run out of something I try something new, so my skin is used to new products. I do not recommend this product!
Awesome Controls Breakouts
Rose from Us
Have had acne since high school and have hormonal acne which makes me break out more often this controls it and helps with scarring u only need a little and it lathers up wont dry your skin much because it does contain moisturizing ingredients as well only for people with actual acne not a pimple here or there