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Time Release Acne Cleanser


6.75 FL. OZ.


This high-performance, anti-aging acne cleanser features sustained-release Salicylic Acid to help clear skin without over-drying. Amino Acids and Hyaluronic Acid help restore youthfulness. This adult acne cleanser continues to work even after rinsing it off your face.

The Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser is suggested for people looking to:
• Fight acne all day long without over-drying skin
• Treat adult acne and blemish-prone skin
• Diminish the appearance of fine lines

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The Benefits

This high-performance, anti-aging acne wash helps treat breakouts and diminishes early signs of aging. The cleanser includes an innovative anti-acne treatment technology that continues to work even after you rinse it off. Plus, Amino Acids and Hyaluronic Acid help bind moisture to your skin to keep it hydrated.

How to Use

Massage a small amount of Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser over dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with a Murad Step 2 treatment.

For Best Results

Combine Time Release Acne Cleanser with these products to achieve the best results.

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4.5 out of 5 average rating



91% of reviewers recommend this product
From: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
I have been dealing with hormonal breakouts oily skin for over a year and I was fed up. I went to talk to my dermatologist and he recommended this cleanser to me. It has been over just ONE WEEK and every breakout is honestly GONE. Washing my face used to be a hassle but when you see results this fast I look forward to my daily morning and night routine! I love this product and recommend it to everyone. Best purchase you will make!!
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From: Baltimore, MD, USA
I just had to write a review for this cleanser. I was experiencing hormonal acne and visited my dermatologist and my GYN a couple times because I kept getting large cysts and tiny pimples with them. Needless to say, I was prescribed a few things that did not work! I was embarrased because my oil was out of control and I had new pimples and cysts every couple of weeks. I bought this cleanser almost a month ago and I can say that my skin is looking like a baby again. My skin is clear, minimal oil, and has a beautiful healthy glow. I am getting compliments on my skin and I am back to feeling good about it. I feel confident again. For anyone that has hormonal acne with cysts, this cleanser is for you. There are many different ingredients to help with aging which is an added bonus. I will not go without this cleanser again! I wish I could hug Dr. Murad! Please give him and his development team a huge thank you from me!
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From: Rosamond, CA
I purchased Murad products after receiving a Murad facial for my 28th birthday. Having tried many products to no avail, I was very skeptical. It was the money back guarantee and the knowledge of the esthetician that really convinced me to try these products. When I got home, I googled reviews and was horrified! I was afraid of what might happen to my face if I continued using the product... all of the purging stories and the people who had negative reactions... It really did scare me but, at the same time, I could already tell a difference in how my face was feeling so I thought I'd give it a whirl. 45 days later and I am absolutely in love with Murad products! My acne has cleared up (for the most part) and my face feels so great! I've moved on to the Renewing cleanser and hydrating toner but I still use the Time-Release regimen once a week with my clarifying mask. I know that only time will tell whether or not these products really work long-term but so far, I am 200% impressed!
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Sticking with Murad- it works!! 
I have never had acne before, or even suffered from problem skin. I would suffer the occasional hormonal break out, but that's it. Now that I'm 30 and have had a child, I have pre-pubescent, pizza boy acne ALL the time. Red bumps, deep clogged pores, greasy AND flaky skin...hey who doesn't like a little grease with their flakes?! My Murad anti aging anti acne cleanser got confiscated at the airport in December....since then I have tried samples I had from other brands for various skin ailments...I still have acne and I'm still greasy. Needless to say I quickly re-purchased my trusted Murad! After you use this cleanser your face FEELS clean, and I swear it makes me less greasy, not to mention the anti-ZIT effect, which is phenomenal. I follow up with the Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion...great duo!
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From: NJ
Not for my sensitive skin 
I have been using Murad products for about 10 years. My skin will break out easily from most makeup or moisturizers. Even the acne line Murad moisturizer makes me break out sometimes, I use the one that used to be called pomegranate moisturizer and I stay clear. I'm going to stick to the clarifying cleanser (I love the tea tree scent) and sometimes the AHABHA Exfoliating Cleanser as my skin has been great for all this time using mostly the clarifying cleanser. This one does have the tea tree scent which I did like but it made me break out a little so I would not buy it again and I waited too long to decide for sure I didn't like it so I didn't even get to return it.
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Q: Would you say that this product works well for cystic acne?
Asked : Nov 28, 2015
By : Belle17, Temple, TX
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Q: Does this even skin tone?
Asked : Nov 04, 2015
By : lizziemarie123, KY
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A: The Time Release Acne Cleanser will not even skin tone. No cleanser will. You want to consider the Advanced Active Radiance Serum or the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum.
Answered : Nov 05, 2015
By : Melissa, 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

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Salicylic Acid 0.5%

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinol, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Silver Citrate, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Zinc Gluconate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Propyl Gallate, Polysorbate 80, Menthol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Steareth-4, PEG-150 Distearate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (Parfum)
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