Rated 4.13 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 879 customers Fast acting
Alana from East Lansing Michigan
Before using this product I had very stubborn cystic acne, after the first wash I noticed an immediate difference in my skin. It also gives your skin the most wonderful clean feeling. Couldn't be happier!
Seriously great product
Ande from Wichita, KS
So i got this and a sample in a beauty subscription, and i fell in love. It cleared my acne in just a couple weeks, and my black heads are practically gone. My pores look so much better
Flower Child from Va
Use this twice a day and it works great for me.
New regular cleanser !
Tessa from Florida
I've bought this three times now. It's helped with my acne without being too drying
Works Really Really Well
Henrietta the Hen from San Jose, CA
Used this and the acne spot product for a month. It completely resolved my adult hormonal acne. I used a generic moisturizer after applying the Murad products and my face is glowing like never before. Definitely recommend!
laylay from washington
i've been using this cleanser for a little over a week now. i purchased because my face has been breaking out so badly all around my chin and upper lip however the moment i started using this it ALL went away within 2-3 days! i will be completely honest this is a bit drying so i what i do to fix that issue is i use "the microdelivery exfoliating facial wash" right after i cleanse my face every single day and you can find that exfoliating wash also at ulta! and i of course use a morning and nighttime face oil with other stuff but i end my routine with the "la roche-posay lipkar balm ap+" very thick moisturizer but helps with the dryness! hope this helped < 3
i wouldn't buy this product again
cece from California
personally, i wouldn't use this again. it did help my skin for about two weeks and a half. But after those weeks my skin became extremely dry and flakey. i wouldn't recommend for those with oily/sensitive skin.
Meg from Louisville, Kentucky
This product is the best acne body wash I've ever used. It's effective but not striping !
This product has helped me immensely, will continue to use
Leslie from Macon, GA
I love this facewash. I am 39 years old, I still get hormonal and stress induced acne, but this is WONDERFUL. My breakouts are far less often and don't last as long. My skin is soft and it is not drying to me.
irritated my neck
ande from Wichita, Kansas
I'm pretty this is the reason I'm able to clear my face up. I have to still wear a mask so the maskne keeps coming back. my n neck is very itchy after I've used this for a couple weeks but it doesn't bother my face. I feel like this leaves my face moisturized and not dried out. if it didn't bother my neck I'd give 5 stars.
Pepita from VA
I use it daily, in the shower
I absolutely love this product!!!
Charley from Joplin, MO
There's nothing bad about it! Absolutely love this product! Clears up acne and your face stays so smooth. It's also exciting to know I can buy it in store and not have to order online!
Serene from Colorado
I used this product for about two weeks. At first it was okay but I didn't like the smell. It reminds me of Icy Hot. I figured if it worked I'd deal with the scent. About a week in, I started to notice my skin around the sides of my nose and on my chin drying out. Even the moisturizer I got with the set didn't do anything for. I stopped using and returned. I'm gonna try something else.
Sare from Poughkeepsie
This product really helped calm down my acne. It really feels like it is "cleansing" my skin every time I apply it.
Helps so much
Gaby from Utah
This will clear up my acne and my skin feels so refreshed after using .
Cleared forehead acne
Cynthia from Santa Rosa
Cleared forehead acne
Celeste from Bay Area
I've been using this since high school and I graduated in 2015 so that says a lot. It's kept my skin clear. It's a little drying but easily fixed with a good moisturizer. This does what it says and it feels great on the skin
Grace from USA
I have combo skin more toward oily skin. My skin was always pretty clear then last year my cheeks got bad acne and I got the forehead bumps I try so many things. They I got the travel size sent in epsy and I noticed a difference in one week. My family started to says my skin looks clearer I got the full size and have be using it for a little over a year. I have gone through multiple bottles. No my skin is clear but no that it is under control I need one not as harsh.
A GOOD BUY!
Ashley from Sevierville, Tennessee
When I say a little goes a very, very, very long way, I mean just that. I use it to wash the front and back of my top half body, since that's where I stay the most oily at. I don't use it on my face because it dries my face out to much, me being in my mid 30's thats a huge NO NO for me. My husband does use this twice, sometimes three times a day, but his face stays extremely oily.
Amelia from Washington DC
I never typically leave reviews on products or feel urged to leave a review, but this is genuinely my miracle product. I have used COUNTLESS acne products such as Cerave, prescription creams, the ordinary, professional peels, natural skincare, medical grade, expensive, & drugstore products. I finally bought the sample size of this cleanser before vacation hoping for a decent exfoliating cleanser and I was left SHOCKED. My skin cleared up within several days, and is now clear + glowy. My face doesn't feel stripped and never dries out with this. I have never had 1 singular product clear my skin before, but this changed my life!
Pace from Florida
This facewash leaves your face for cleaning. Love it and use it every night before bed.
I can see the progress with my acne
Ary from Keene Nh
I use this cleanser hen in i wake up and before bed, I always moisturize after and usually use serum s after washing and pattung dry
Not worth the money
Tammy from Edgewater, NJ
I tried out this cleanser, and it completely made me break out. This only dries out your skin and burns a little. I didn't realize that it was this making my skin bumpy and making me break out. The more I used it the worse it got. I stopped using it for a day or 2 and my skin got better. The reason why I know it's this and nothing else that made my skin break out is because I've never really had any acne and I'm not used to getting more than 2 pimples or having like bumps on my face. This is just so not worth your money. It may say acne control but it won't help.
Kristen from Newport News Va
I purchased this cleanser back in January and wanted to give it a bit to see how well it worked before reviewing. I've had EXCELLENT results with this product! I started developing real bad acne over the last couple years- especially the past 6 months, it's gotten horrible. Almost looked like I had chicken pox on my face. After using this product twice a day, along side my moisturizer and serum, my acne is about 4 bumps away from being completely gone. I'm honestly so sad I waited so long to take the plunge and find a good product for my skin. I've also noticed my redness has decreased tremendously. A bit of advice though, because this is an acne control product, it may cause some dryness. Definitely invest in a good serum and moisturizing cream to pair with it!
My 3rd Bottle
Britt from San Antonio, TX
I think this product is excellent and has a great price! It has great acne fighting properties but doesn't leave your skin cracked and dried out. Especially for the size of the bottle (larger size) you get a lot of use out of it!