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 868 customers 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!
ash from miami
been using this product along with the other that are recommended and has help to clear up my butt acne and shoulder acne. i think it doesn't work if you dont know how to use it. this is not an everyday product. and along side with using this you need to use the other products that go with this or others similar. you need to moisturize moisturize moisturize! most of the people in the comments dont even do that after using this strong product. you cant use one thing without the other. i would buy again. finally found something that works.
I would buy this again!!
Jenn from New York
Doesn't make my face dry!
Burnt my face
Emily H from Midwest
I used this cleanser for two days and loved it at first! It has a nice icy hot feeling that leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. BUT! On day 2 I woke up with horribly itchy, dry, red skin that looks and feels burnt. Avoid this product if your skin is even slightly sensitive.
A must have.
Stepherz from Orlando, FL
This is a must have. Very refreshing & great to use for breakouts. I use for my face, the top of my shoulders/ top of my back. You don't need to use much product for results.
Very drying and smelly
Dollface from Aurora
I bought this since they stopped selling the acne time release cleanser that I have been using for several years. I thought it might be comparable but it's no where close. These are extremely different.
Pros: this one lathers! I feel like my face gets a lot cleaner and a little product goes a long way because of all the lathery bubbles.
Cons: this smells like tequila.. very strong tequila smell. It's extremely dying compared to the other cleanser. My face is feeling very dry, tight and a bit burning sensation around my lips and nose.
Overall, I think this cleanser should not replace the acne time release cleanser. I don't think this should be used more than a couple times a week with heavy moisturizer afterward.
wasn't the best for me
😝 from midway city
i have oily skin (nose n t-zone). i've been using this for two months now and it was okay at first but it has left my skin really dry lately. after cleansing n rinsing with water, my face feels like all of the oil is gone n it left my skin super dry and it feels unhealthy. i noticed that i also got pimples n bumps on my cheeks which was never there before. it didn't really work for me but maybe it's diff for you who knows.
Brie from Home
I love this cleanser! It works so well for acne and it's gentle!
Not for me!
Secret Guide from Southaven, Mississippi
This product was recommended to me, so I wanted to try it. I am not acne prone and I have not alway had acne. As I get older, I've had acne forming on the T zone on the face. This product was recommended to me so I wanted to try it. However, when I used the product, I noticed the smell and a mint sensation on the face; which, I didn't mind until it started burning. I don't know why but I believe the chemical cleaning properties just didn't agree with my skin. I also have sensitive skin, even though the product says it's for sensitive skin I don't agree. Fragrance does not bother my skin, so I don't believe it was the fragrance.
Routine: Murad cleanser then neutrogena hydro boost water gel.
P.S. Love and recommend the hydro boost for dry skin or when you use a product that can dry the skin like salicylic acid.
I would buy again
Lizete from Dallas, Tx
I used this product every other day and it helped clear my acne.
Lexi from NM
I have white heads and hormonal acne it has helped but still struggling with little bit of white heads I use the clarifying cleanser but I saw on a previous comment you guys told someone said to use a treatment and also a moisturizer also to help with the white heads which treatment do I get and moisturizer..
Love it especially my daughter
Martina from Albuquerque
Great cleans her face up less acne