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Enjoy the benefits of Murad's Essential-C Cleanser, an energizing gel cleanser with a gentle foam that washes away impurities without over-drying skin.
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Rated 4.64 out of 5 stars
I'm in my early 30's. This is the best product I have ever used, and I have tried so many products. I have brown spots on my face from my pregnancy, and this product really did fade them, and even out my complexion. I saw a difference in one week of using it. I read the comments of the women who gave bad reviews, and I might suggest they were using the wrong line for their skin type rather than it's a faulty product. It took me years to learn my skin type because I am combination skin which lead to sensitive skin. So many products either broke me out, or dried me out. Because I had combination skin that broke out easily from using the wrong product, I thought I had acne prone skin, and used products designed to dry out acne, and was really drying out and damaging my skin, but then when I tried to treat my dry complexion with moisturizers, I was over moisturizing, and creating break outs.It took going to a spa, and learning from an esthetician which products to use rather than a sales lady. It also took trial and error. So for potential buyers need to learn their actual skin type, and not skin problems. Using the wrong line will only worsen your problems. The only con I give this product is affordability. It is a consumable product which means it is a reoccurring cost. The price is too high for most of the population under 40.
I am mid 20s fair combination skin. I used this product during my morning shower as my main facial cleanser. I found that it dried out my skin to the point of giving it a tight, flaky appearance. Also, I use an eye makeup remover beforehand but a little mascara is always left. This Murad facewash does not remove those leftover bits of mascara. I used this facewash for as least six months (it lasts a long time) and feel it does not do anything it claims to do, including "neutralizing environmental aggressors" (what does that mean anyway?), and it certainly didn't moisturize. On a minor note, the cap was poorly designed. Water always gets in it and oftentimes too much product comes out when you squeeze it. This facewash performs so poorly I won't ever try another Murad facewash. Price is outrageous for how badly it dried out my face when it claims to moisturize.
Of from Michigan
Love! My all time favorite face always I've tried. Leaves My skin feeling smooth and soft. Smells nice. Foams nicely. Have used their other vitamin c products and this is my favorite of them
LCYG19 from Colorado Springs, CO
I love Murad products and this cleanser really leaves your skin clean, soft and glowing.
Kailin from Georgia
I have dull sensitive skin and this cleaner is great. It has a clean but gentle smell.
Anna from NC
This cleanser leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh. The best thing about it is you only need a small amount. I got the 2 ounce small bottle, and I've been using it for eight months!! Seriously, you get your bang for your buck!! Love it and the way my skin feels because of it :)
ariesqueen from NYC
I got the sample version to try it out and it honestly mattes your face. This is a must especially if you live an urban area or in a humid climate.
Grammy from NC
Face cream not oily, SPF, great results!
Dia from Ky
Works best with hands instead of cleansing brush
Ashley from Bedford Texas
I've been using this face wash over a year now. Any time I have thought about cutting costs and trying something cheaper I end up a broken out mess, I switch back and boom clean again. Even now while I'm pregnant it's the only thing keeping me clear. I use this entire line. I'm dry/oily and in high school I was on acutane due to severe acne so I go from super dry to super oily in a flash. I don't wear face make up and this line keeps my skin feeling light and fresh all day! Even through workouts.
Coral from Miami Fl
Try it , my esthetician love my skin after I started using murad she ask me what are using new in your face and i told her she replied keep using this your texture has improved tremendously with this
Britt from Charlotte, NC
I tried stepping out of my skin care routine and trying new cleansers (all high-end) and I ALWAYS keep coming back to this one. I can tell a HUGE difference in the clarity and smoothness of my skin after using this cleanser every morning and night. The smell is so light and crisp, and helps you wake up a little in the mornings (I'm pretty sensitive to fragrance and this one is very light and citrus). I can tell a major difference in my freckles and dark spots lightening since I started using this almost a year ago or so. My skin is also SUPER dry and it has never dried it out. Try it out! You won't regret it!
What? from Lakewoid, CO
This is the only facial cleanser I've found that leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh without causing me breakouts. Been using this for 10+ years
Jazma from Lee summit
I've been using this for four months now and my skin looks great ... I can't go without
Sam's Mom from Farmington Arkansas
Really smells fresh and clean. Leaves skin soft and smooth but not dry. Dark spots are getting lighter
Lauren A. from Texas
I originally received a sample sized of this cleanser and fell in love. I use it in my morning routines and it is just a fresh, light, awakening scent to wake up with. A little goes a long way so this large bottle will last forever. My skin looks so bright and fresh after using it!
Teresa from Longview, Texas
I have finally found the perfect daily cleanser for me. I love that it cleans all of my makeup off but does not over dry my face and I love what it is doing for my skin tone.
Chris from Stow, ohio
I use in the morning. Moisturizer and foundation go on so much nicer
Kris from Los Angeles
I've been struggling with acne since my teenage years and this product has helped me sooo much. My acne is slowly but surely going away and I've been noticing that my acne scars have been diminishing as well. So happy I tried a sample! Now I must order the full bottle
Patsy from Maine
I originally got this in an Ipsy bag. I use it in the morning. I have sensitive skin. It's dry/combination skin and it gets more oily in the summer.
SueBeeHoney70 from Vienna, VA
I am in my early 50s and have been taking care of my skin since my late teenage years. I have tried many, many skincare products over the decades, and this Murad Essential-C cleanser is one of the best I've used. It cleans my makeup off very well and does not leave my skin dry.
Incitatus from Ohio
This, and only this, is breaking me out. I'm 49, and I don't do this anymore, except when I react to a product, and every time I use this twice in a row, I start to get random pimples. Sadly, this goes in the trash. I'm too old for this.
LYB from Bloomington, IN
I received this cleanser in an IPSY bag and wasn't so sure of it at first. However now that I have been using it daily for a while I am enjoying it. It is a very gentle cleanser so it feels good on my sensitive acne prone skin and using it daily my skin looks very healthy.
Andi from Vancouver
Have been using this for ~1 year or so. Very happy with the way it leaves my skin.
Amanda from KCMO
I love this cleanser. The smell is citrusy and refreshing. The exfoliating beads are sparse and tiny so I can use this twice a day without it being too harsh for my skin. My skin feels so clean and good after I wash I don't want to put anything else on it! The only issue for me is the cost. I think this is a good twice a day cleanser but it does not exactly work a miracle for $40. I will be on the look out for something similar for about half as expensive. Maybe Cerave? Although I doubt I will be able to find another which smells so good.
buxton from Buxton, NC
Great face wash for me!
Ninas from Usa
This cleanser isn't anything special. I still get breakouts with it. I got it in a FFF box but most likely won't purchase it for myself but I did recommend to family/friends maybe they will like it.