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Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser

Murad

Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser

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Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser's patented vitamin-packed formula removes environmental impurities, rehydrates, and awakens the senses with a burst of citrus. Phospholipids and Sodium PCA attract and bind moisture to dry skin, while a combination of vitamins A, C, and E defend skin from free radical damage. Allantoin and panthenol work to soothe environmentally stressed skin.

Essential-C Cleanser is recommended as a Step 1 cleanser in any Murad Environmental Shield regimen. It is formulated to cleanse and rehydrate skin as part of Dr. Murad's inclusive health system of care. Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without parabens and phthalates.
Massage a small amount over dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with a Murad Step 2 treatment.

Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Rice Amino Acids, Zinc Aspartate, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Lactose, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Propyl Gallate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77492).

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MuradEnvironmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 172 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (107)
  • Smells great (104)
  • Gentle (94)
  • Improves skin texture (78)
  • Balances skin (74)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (10)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (111)
  • All skin types (56)
  • Sensitive skin (51)
  • Combination skin (39)
  • Dry skin (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (62), Budget shopper (38), Beauty conscious (24), Survivalist / minimalist (14), Beauty expert (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (18), Dry (14), Normal (12)

Reviewed by 172 customers

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5.0

Love this cleanser!

By eighty-eight

from Atlanta

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

    I use this every morning! The light citrus scent smells great and wakes me up! It is very gentle and leaves my skin feeling great. I follow up with the Murad spray on toner.

     
    5.0

    Of course

    By Carolina

    from Memphis tn

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

      I have been using all Murad products for more than a year and I am very happy with the results

       
      5.0

      Loved it and smells great.

      By Md

      from Ft Myers Fl

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

        I loved how it made my skin feel, clean and fresh. Love the smell.

         
        3.0

        It was alright

        By Mel

        from NYC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

          I have not noticed any improvements in my skin after removing makeup then using this twice daily. I used up the whole bottle since it was expensive. I have larger pores on my nose, acne prone, combo skin. It didn't help my complexion or prevent breakouts either. I wouldn't say it's bad but def not for me. I think this would be better for normal to dry sensitive skin since this is really mild.

           
          5.0

          Clean

          By No more Racoon Eyes

          from Humble, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

            Introduced to the Murad Essential C via an introductory 6-piece package. Love it. Noticeable difference.

             
            5.0

            Would but this again

            By Fumz

            from New York

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • All Skin Types
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

              Only product but far that works with my skin!!! It's amazing

               
              5.0

              My skin is so soft!

              By LChubrilo

              from Universal In.

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Doesn't Remove Makeup

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

              Does not remove make up..however I take my makeup off then use this and my skin is extremely soft in the morning..especially noticeable when I do not put any products on after.

               
              5.0

              Love this silky luquid cleanser

              By Heidifs

              from Maine

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Dry Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

                This is a great daily cleanser. I use it in the shower in the am, Then again at night. It is gentle, silky and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The only brand I trust for my face

                By Not so Shi

                from Huntington Beach, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Moisturizing
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

                  This product helps even out skin toneswhile leavijg your face feeling refreshed and hydrated

                   
                  5.0

                  The only cleanser you need

                  By NinaLena

                  from Riverdale Ny

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • All Skin Types
                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use
                    • Dry Skin
                    • Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser:

                    This is the only cleanser I use it smells great leaves my skin clean and fresh

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                    • Q:

                      What product is good for combination skin.
                      Asked on 1/1/2018 by Erostine from Carrollton, tx

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        As far as cleansers for combination skin, I love the Refreshing Cleanser.

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

                      Is this cleanser non comedogenic?
                      Asked on 9/9/2017 by emma from Beaumont, tx

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes

                        Answered on 9/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      does this product improve the complexion of skin
                      Asked on 8/30/2017 by sumantha from CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes but only to a certain extent. It is a very good cleanser and has important antioxidants in it. But if you really want to target a certain skin condition I would recommend using a step 2 treatment product.

                        Answered on 9/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Does this have alpha hydroxy acids in it?
                      Asked on 4/28/2017 by Andrew from FL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        No, there isn't any alpha hydroxy acids in the Essential-C Cleanser.

                        Answered on 5/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      I have the blue Murad cleanse which has helped with my acne, will this one help with it as well?
                      Asked on 4/18/2017 by Zoe from San Francisco, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Essential-C Cleanser is a great cleanser but if you have acne I suggest sticking with the Clarifying cleanser. The encapsulated Salicylic Acid in the Clarifying cleanser would be more effective in treating your acne.

                        Answered on 4/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Is it better to use this in the morning or at night? I use the soothing (green) cleanser, and I'd like to alternate them.
                      Asked on 4/5/2017 by CaliSun

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        I love that you alternate your cleansers! Yes I would recommend using the Essential-C Cleanser in the mornings, Vitamins A, C and E are great antioxidants for environmental exposure.

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

                      is this cleanser oil free
                      Asked on 3/21/2017 by SkincareJunkie from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Essential-C Cleanser does have essential oils for toning, astringent, and soothing benefits.

                        Answered on 4/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Is this product oil free?
                      Asked on 3/21/2017 by Newbie from Portland, OR

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Essential-C Cleanser does have essential oils for toning, astringent, and soothing benefits.

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

                      Can I use this cleanser in conjunction with another cleanser? Like use this one at night with my clarisonic, and a different one for the morning? Also, I read this cleanser can brighten the skin. Does this help with dark spots and acne scarring?
                      Asked on 2/21/2017 by Krys from PA

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Is this a cream cleanser or foaming?
                      Asked on 2/3/2017 by Trish from Warren, MI

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This cleanser foams mildly with lacey bubbles.

                        Answered on 2/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
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