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Acne Starter Kit


30 day supply


Acne Starter Kit is a maximum strength regimen that delivers rapid results without dryness or irritation. Murad Acne products are both effective and gentle because they are formulated with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and enriched with hydrators, anti- inflammatories and antioxidants.


(a $56.95 value)

PLEASE NOTE: This special offer includes FREE membership in the Murad Healthy Skin Club to help you get clear and stay clear.

30 days after you receive your introductory kit, you'll begin to receive your full size kit every 90 days. Every month, your credit card will be billed $29.95 (plus $8.95 S&H ONLY when shipments are sent—excludes free shipping—CA residents add 9.00% sales tax).

You may cancel any time by calling 1.888.686.8723 (M-F 6AM-6PM, SAT 7:30AM-3:30PM PST).

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Learn about the benefits of Acne Starter Kit and how it should fit into your skin care regimen.

The Benefits

Proven to rapidly clear breakouts and restore smooth skin without dryness or irritation. Murad products for acne-prone skin work to treat acne from deep beneath the skin, using ingredients that clear pores without over-drying the skin or face.

How to Use

Use Clarifying Cleanser morning and evening, massage over dampened face and neck, rinse and pat dry. Treat with Acne Clearing Solution morning and evening apply over a clean face and décolleté. Next, apply a thin layer of Acne Spot Fast Fix to affected areas 1 to 3 times daily or as needed. Follow with Oil-Control Mattifier, in the morning, apply liberally.

For Best Results

Combine Acne Starter Kit with these products to achieve the best results.

Reviews & Questions


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3.6 out of 5 average rating



63% of reviewers recommend this product
From: Salt Lake City, UT
It really worked! 
Before using Murad, i was using products from LUSH, and I loved that everything is cruelty free. I went through a bad breakup and then started up college again at the same time. Stress through the roof, LUSH products couldn't get rid of the acne that had accumulated all over my face. Did some research for cruelty free medicated acne face wash and Murad came up. I had seen maybe one or two commercials on tv before, and decided to give it a try. It really helped my face, and along with the Vitamins that Murad sells, my acne cleared up within a month. I know it says results in 72 hours, but realistically for the breakout I had, I wasn't expecting a miracle. I'm sticking with this product not only because it works, but because I didn't have to give up on products being cruelty free. I love that on all the packaging it says that they test on humans and no animals.
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From: Bloomsburg, PA
Tiny product size, little results 
I was so excited to finally get products that would put my acne behind me but it wasn't to be. First of all, these product sizes are tiny. They are like the deluxe free samples you get. There is not enough of all four for a month. Second, they did not clear up my acne at all. I have not seen any decrease in my acne. I would not recommend this for anyone who has acne and "tried it all". This is no better, and way more expensive, than products I was able to buy in stores. That said, the products are moisturizing and feel good on my face. I just don't see any improvement.
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From: Montevideo, Uruguay
Excelente producto! 
Probé muchas marcas y productos, hasta que una vendedora de Sephora me recomendó Murad. Luego de la primer aplicación ya noté un gran avance. Por fin puedo decir que volví a tener piel sin acne. No podría estar mas agradecida con esta linea. Es bueno aclarar que todos tenemos distinta piel, a mi me funcionó pero no quiere decir que para todos sea igual. Siempre es bueno tener una consulta con tu dermatólogo.
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Best Product I Have Ever Used 
My daughter has had bad acne for almost a year, and we couldn't find any products that did anything to make it better. Finally, we took a visit to Sephora and the workers there pointed us over to the Murad section and recommended the Acne Starter Kit. We wanted a sample to try it out first, so we got one of cleanser, oil control mattifier, and skin perfecting lotion. My daughter used it for around three days, and she got breakouts on her skin. We knew that her skin was just getting rid of all of the oils, so we went ahead and bought the whole kit. Best decision ever. She has been using the kit for TWO DAYS, and already we see a great improvement in her skin. There is hardly any more redness, her pimples are smaller and less noticeable, and her skin is clearer and no longer oily. The cleanser has a cool, burning sensation and you can feel it opening up and cleaning your pores. The acne spot treatment gave her no troubles like it did for some people. She put it on last night on some hairline acne, and when she woke up, the pimples were almost gone! The acne clearing solution lives up to its promise that you will see results within 72 hours- we have seen results in two days! The oil control mattifier, while hard to rub in completely, hydrates your skin to where it is not dry or flaky. Make sure to BE PATIENT! No acne product works overnight, and usually after the first use your skin will break out. Don't worry about it; my daughter's broke out all over her chin, forehead, and cheeks after the first use, but only for two or three days. Now her skin is clearer than ever and we have only used this kit for a week. This is the best product she has ever used.
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From: uk
i have been struggling with acne for about 8 years now, my friend told me about murad few days ago and i have been reading reviews and i dont know whether to go further with this product, because i have seen in a lot of comments that if one stops using the product, breakouts will resurface. so if that be the case, i have to use this product all my life? why cant there be a permanent solution to the breakouts instead
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Q: is it safe for pregnant woman?
Asked : Jul 25, 2014
By : Cherrie, Daly City, CA, USA
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A: Please be advised that while Murad undergoes all possible safety testing for the quality and efficacy of our products, we have not conducted specific testing for pregnant or lactating women. Dr. Murad recommends that women who are pregnant or lactating consult their physician before using any Murad products.
Answered : Aug 29, 2014
By : MelissawithMurad, Murad

ingredient spotlight

The Murad Recipe

Like world-class cuisine, world-class skincare is built from a carefully crafted recipe that is an expression of expertise, endless experimentation and the spirit of the creator. That’s why the foundation for every Murad product, is a recipe for skin health composed of Antioxidants, Hydrators and Anti-inflammatories—a recipe inspired by Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health System of care. It’s a recipe he has refined again and again during his four decades of helping people enjoy healthier, more beautiful skin.

Principal Ingredients

Clarifying Cleanser
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Salicylic Acid (1.5%)

OTHER 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 Oleifera Leaf Extract, Silver Citrate, Menthol, PEG-150 Distearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Polysorbate 80, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)


Acne Clearing Solution

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Salicylic Acid 0.5%

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Emulsifying Wax NF, Cyclohexasiloxane, Panthenol, Capryloyl Glycine, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Bisabolol, Retinol, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Farnesol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, Alcohol, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil


Sensitivity test for a new user: Apply the product sparingly to 1 or 2 small affected areas during the first 3 days of use. If no discomfort occurs, follow directions as stated on the label.


Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.50%) Zinc Oxide (3.00%) Ensulizole (1.00%) Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Farnesyl Acetate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Ether, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Algae Extract, Corn Starch Modified, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Biotin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)


Acne Spot Fast Fix

Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide (3.5%) Inactive Ingredient: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Niacinamide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethyl Isosorbide, PEG-100 Stearate, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Steareth-2, Alcohol Denat., Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-75 Stearate, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Punica Granatum Extract, Betaine, Inositol, Taurine, Trehalose, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene


Before initial use, test a small amount of product on inner arm. Wait for 24 hours to see if irritation develops. If skin becomes irritated, do not use the product. Cleanse skin and apply a thin layer to affected areas 1 to 3 times daily or as needed.

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