Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
I had hormonal acne flare up all over my face. I used this paired with Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser. I used a drop of both on my Clarisonic. Followed it up with Murad Acne Spot Lightening Gel. Then sealed it with Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion. Went to sleep AND BOOM! The next morning my skin cleared up. Glowing and all I went from hiding under my hat to ready to take on the world no kidding!
I love Murad products, but sadly this is the worst product they have ever produced. I had 2 small pimples on my chin & applied it before bed. Woke up during the night & my chin felt like it was burning. Washed my chin, applied an ice pack for the discomfort & looked in a mirror. My chin area was very red, flaky & itchy & when I ran my fingers over my chin I felt many little bumps under the skin that had not been there the night before. The 2 small pimples that I had been trying to clear up now looked even worse. It took about 4 days before my chin looked presentable. This new product is horrible & I would give it 0 stars if I could. I do not have sensitive skin that reacts to products normally, but obviously the benzoyl peroxide was too strong in this new product. I'm so disappointed that they changed this product - bring the old one back!! Returned product as soon as I wasn't embarrassed to leave the house.
Nona from Caldwell
I use on any issue. I've used on pre-teen granddaughter for the break-outs at her swimcap hair line and new grandbabies for those little spots that pop up from nursing and pacifier. There's no pain, no smell and no burning! Most spots are gone by morning or that night.
PolishPopTart from Chicago, IL
I can't live without this. I usually use the Murad Deep Relief for my adult acne which has worked great but does take a few days to clear things up, and my 3 cysts were absolutely killing me.. bought this praying it would do as it claims and it worked!!!! I woke up today and they're literally 1/2 the size and no longer painful! I will never be without!
MDxGrrl from Atlanta
I have trouble with the painful, cystic acne, particularly around my chin and if I catch it fast enough, especially when it hurts but isn't visible yet, it'll vanish within a few hours. The sooner, the better but it'll reduce them at any stage. It will make my skin peel after several applications (some of my blemishes are pretty tough).
It has a medicine-y type of smell that fades as it dries. I love that it's clear. I'm 44 and wish I had this in my youth!
Nora from Chicago, IL
I put this on a couple spots overnight and they are worse (red and whiteheads) the next day. Is that supposed to happen? :(
Julia from Nashville, TN
I have purchased this over and over again. It truly calms and smooths breakouts within hours.
CB from Lansdale, PA
My skin, usally very blemish free, has been having a meltdown this week and i panic-bought this product. I will never let myself run out of it. It lightened the redness of my blemished, dried them up quickly and now i am on my way to healing from them faster than with no intervention. Would tecommend.
Chrissy from Mentor ohio
Would not buy this anymore. We will exchange it tomorrow
Mary from Lafayette
This product is absolutely awful. It ruined my skin. This product caused my pimples into white heads underneath my skin. I can not pop them and has caused bad scarring on my face. DO NOT RECOMMEND!
Brenda from Pennsylvania
This is a great adult acne product I have not found anything that works better
Kaila from Austin
Helps with acne spots, I use for open pimples and this treatment helps clear up and keep bacteria OUT! Need this in my routine.
Roxy M. from Fort Bragg NC
My sister and I both use this product and it definitely does its job. Treats our acne quickly yes sometimes it does sting but then it goes away. Worth the money and helps easy your mind about how noticeable your acne is. Within 2 days our acne was gone. Sometimes the bigger spots take a few days but you can definitely see the difference in our faces.
becca from Washington
I had adult onset cystic acne for years until my esthetician used murad products on my face, she recommended their acne treatment line. I had tried everything and nothing worked and most products actually made my acne worse! Not Murad products..... with continued use my acne cleared up in a matter of days!!! I also have sensitive skin and none of their products irritate my skin. I won't use anything else on my face. If your like me, give it a try..... it's worth it.
Ev from Columbus, OH
I have had acne since I was 13, and I have tried everything. Even acutane didn't work, but this product cleared my acne in 3 days!! 3 days! Please buy this product it is amazing!
Jan from Yulee, Fl
Works well, does not irritate skin.
Lisa from West Virginia
It is great for redness it does as it say it makes blemishes reduce size in 4 hours I love this products.
Susan from Virginia
When you apply this, it immediately absorbs into the skin, you dont feel a sticky layer of it sitting on your skin -it absorbs quickly into the acne and does its job of unclogging the oil that caused the acne.. which is why this works so well. I applied it around 4 am and my pimple was gone by 9 am.
Kat from Oklahoma
I fought stress- related, painful, cystic acne on my chin for 2 years and couldn't find anything to help me until I was shown this product + the clarifying cleanser. I've been using both for 5 years now. This spot treatment works quickly and effectively on my hyper sensitive, combo- oily skin. I will say that on my deeper, stress induced breakouts, I have to apply much more product (2 thick layers) and this does cause some peeling post-pimple. However; the pain is gone when I wake up and the size of the pimple is significantly reduced (or gone, if I applied in time) the next morning. I've found that it doesn't play well with my foundation, so if I'm desperate, I have to give it more time to absorb than I my moisturizer. Pros far outweigh these minor inconveniences now that I've learned how to work with it!
Alice from Houston, Texas
Frist things first, I have sensitive skin and I used the product alone with no other treatment. I purchased this for my hormonal pimples. I used it two night in a row. I did feel the swelling go down but that's about it. My skin peeled in those areas so noticeably. Additionally, it created these massive dark spots in the areas. I would rinse the areas in the morning because of the salicylic acid. I feel like it just clogged my pore extensively and extended the life of the pimple. I got this maybe 4 weeks ago and one of the pimples just popped with pus and so much blood. Maybe I used it incorrectly but its probably not suitable for hormonal pimples.
Lindsey from Texas
Absolutely amazing. I've repurchased 3 times
Reagan from Canton, OH
I think this product works best on very flared up pimples and makes them less red and swollen. It hasn't worked on any pimples under my skin and am still looking for a product that does.
Meg from Orangevale, CA
I know it says it takes four hours but that really isn't true. However, I reapply after four hours during the day or I usually put a spot on before bed. The next day it's almost completely gone but ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS close to being gone.
kass from fr
the only reason i give 4 stars is because (at least for me) it doesn't reduce the look and size of zits within a few hours, BUT it does over night!!!! very dependable, this product has never let me down
Reba from Michigan
It burned my skin. The next day the top layer of my skin dried and peeled off. It has too much Salcytic Acid concentration for me. I use the .5% Salcytic Acid creamy face wash from Murads without a problem. I love the creamy face wash at .5% but not this.
Chloé from Newport Beach, CA
I've used many came spot treatments in my life and it's so hard to find a good one for sensitive skin. I'll leave this one on overnight and my spots are gone in the morning! It's worth the price
SoCalSusie from Santa Barbara Area, CA
I've had acne breakouts the past year from wearing a mask. I purchased drug store brands that didn't work. The Murad Acne Control Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment reduced the size of my blemish within a couple of hours. This is the best product I've found for maskne. I will definitely buy this spot gel again.