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Murad Acne

Clarifying Cleanser 6.75 fl oz (200 ml)

A clear solution to your acne problem. This deep cleansing gel is clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of irritating surface bacteria - in less than one minute!

$26.00

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Skin Type:  Problem Skin

1.5% Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment

Step 1:  Cleanse | Tone

Prepare for clarification.  Clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of irritating surface bacteria in less than one minute, this deep cleansing gel with triclosan and salicylic acid helps to gently but effectively reduce acne blemishes to keep skin clear.

  • Menthol is cooling and antiseptic
  • Triclosan, a powerful antibacterial ingredient, helps to control breakouts
  • Chamomile soothes and calms irritated skin

As a leader in research and development, Murad has long been at the forefront of skincare science.  Using insights from my dermatology practice and the Murad Spa, we continue this tradition.

Ours is an inclusive health philosophy, a comprehensive inside and out approach to skincare.

We know that healthy skin is beautiful skin.  Our commitment to you is to provide products that create the best environment for achieving optimal skin health.  - Howard Murad, MD

Murad®.  Where skincare meets healthcare.

Dermatologist Developed and Tested.  No Animal Testing.

Made in the USA for Murad, Inc.

Indications:

For the management of acne.

Warnings:

When using this product:

  • Using other topical acne drugs at the same time or right after use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin
  • If this occurs, only one drug should be used unless directed by a physician
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Keep out of reach of children.

© Murad, Inc.

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (1.5%)(Acne Treatment)

Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate, Methyl Gluceth 20, PPG 26 Buteth 26, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Camellia Olefifera (Green Tea) Extract, Triclosan, Menthol, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Orange) Oil (Bitter Orange), Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil (Citronella), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil (Lemon), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil (Lime), Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil (Tangerine), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (Apricot), Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben

  • Massage small amount over dampened face and neck
  • Rinse with warm water and pat dry

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Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz
 
4.0

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (21)
  • Gentle (15)
  • Balances skin (13)
  • Improves skin texture (11)
  • Not greasy (11)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (15)
  • Daily use (13)
  • Combination skin (11)
  • All skin types (8)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (16), Budget shopper (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

the best ever

this is the best acne cleanser I have ever used - the only thing that has worked. My skin is clear and calm like never before, with no new breakouts. Meanwhile it is...Read complete review

this is the best acne cleanser I have ever used - the only thing that has worked. My skin is clear and calm like never before, with no new breakouts. Meanwhile it is improving the overall look of my skin and my pores are smaller. It did take medication to get my adult acne (age 30) under control (doxicyclene) but this cleanser has kept my skin clear once I've gone off it. My skin gets less oily in the afternoon now.

I use in conjunction with the Gentle Acne Treatment Gel, and the Skin Perfecting Lotion. A sample of Murad's amazing Skin Perfecting lotion was what turned me onto the brand. Murad is a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way. I use morning and evening, at night removing my makeup with another cleanser followed by this cleanser for one full minute - to ensure acne causing bacteria is killed. The cleanser is actually cooling so it feels really good to wash your face with it - and it feels balanced - not stripped - when I'm done. I follow with the gel then the lotion or one or the other depending on how my skin feels.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

the WORST I've tried

I tried this because of all the reviews and I was so excited about finding the perfect cleanser. For the first 2 weeks, I didn't notice anything. Then in that 3rd week, my...Read complete review

I tried this because of all the reviews and I was so excited about finding the perfect cleanser. For the first 2 weeks, I didn't notice anything. Then in that 3rd week, my face exploded! I read all over the internet that "your face is supposed to get worse before it gets better" but after another week of hanging in there, I just had to stop. My entire face, including places where i never had acne, broke out. I was horrified, even puberty didn't look this bad. Infuriated, I returned the cleanser and went back to my old cleanser and started taking Minocycline. I used masks every night and dried the heck out of my skin using 10% benzoyl peroxide just to dry up all the pimples. After a week, things finally went back to normal.
If you have the patience to "wait and see" what happens after the "purging process" then by all means...try it.
Everyone I know who has tried Murad was disappointed.

Reviewed by 85 customers

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4.0

Solid performance

By D in Texas

from Houston, Texas

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne
      • Enlarged Pores

      Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

      I got a nice big sample of this (big enough to test for more than a week), and I liked it enough to buy it. I definitely have combination skin and also adult acne, and this gets my skin clean without overdrying and seems to help the acne. It's not a miracle cure--I don't think anything is--but it does a good job. I like using it with the Clarisonic.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination

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      5.0

      Like it, Doesn't Over-Dry Skin

      By Amy Meredith Hutson

      from Portland, OR

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

        This product works great to reduce my breakouts without drying my skin out. I use it every other day and am very satisfied. Hope it works for you! Amy Meredith Hutson

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        5.0

        Not Just for Juniors

        By Gettin' Up There

        from Long Island, N.Y.

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

          Even though I am 50+ years old I am still prone to breakouts! I tried this product by accident and now it is a staple. Great for cleansing, make-up removal and my occassional breakouts have vanished, thank you Murad!

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          1.0

          HORRIBLE

          By Acne4Life

          from Atlanta, GA

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • NONE

          Cons

          • Burns
          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • NONE

          Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

          I'm extrememly oily and have chronic cycstic acne all my life (40+ yrs). I needed acne care for aging/oily skin. THIS WAS A GRAVE MISTAKE!! It felt/looked great the first few days then i began breaking out and drying out like crazy. I began alternating days but by then, my face was literally on fire,it hurt to the touch, even plain water burned. My face looked charred. It took months for the burned skin to heal (including peeling) and scarring to begin fading. I've never had an experience like that before and hope I never will again. Sensitive skin BEWARE

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          5.0

          I Would Not Use Anything Else

          By khmt360

          from Long Beach, CA

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Obliterates oil

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

          This is the perfect cleanser for me. It is effective in removing oil and make-up, non-iirritating and rinses cleanly without dryness/tightness. I has made my pores, due to oily skin, invisible to the naked eye. Yes, one tube does last up to six months, so it is definitely worth the price.

          I have absolutely no complaints.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE this product! Highly recommended

          By M

          from South Florida

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

            HIGHLY recommend this product. I used a friend's tube on vacation a few years ago, couldn't believe she would spend that much $ on a cleanser, but after a few days I was hooked. I won't use anything else now - have one in the shower, one at the sink, one at the bf's house, one for traveling... and it lasts quite awhile - 4-5 months a tube using it twice a day. Skin is balanced (no oil, less dryness, no flaking, no acne), toned, awesome. LOVE this product!

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            4.0

            Love this stuff!

            By ssewell

            from Lake In The Hills, IL

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

            I have tried all kinds of acne washes and this is the only one that keeps my skin clear without drying it out too much.

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            3.0

            Menthol?

            By karhill54

            from TX, USA

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

            This is a decent enough cleanser for oily skin, though it won't do much for acned skin. But for some unfathomable reason it contains menthol. The description blurb claims that it is cooling and antiseptic. It does have that freshening, cooling feeling that one gets from Mentholatum or Vicks VapoRub, there is nothing "antiseptic" about menthol. The cleanser already contains Triclosan, which is more than enough for antiseptic purposes. I will continue to use this as I don't have sensitive skin, but I would not recommend it to someone with sensitive skin, nor will I purchase it again.

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            4.0

            Great product for different skin types

            By ffoodie

            from Bay Area, CA

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

              Got this as part of a Acne Kit. This was the only product in the kit that both my SO and my liked. We have totally different skin (he has moderate acne with really oily skin, I have combination on the drier side with slight acne in the T zone) and it works for both of us.

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              5.0

              I would recommend this product

              By supportive mom

              from nashville tn

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne Prone Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser, 6.75 fl oz:

                My son is under the care of a Dermatologist, and he has tried many products. He can see an improvement since using this product.

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