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Reduces 99.9% of irritating surface bacteria in less than 1 minute*

Clarifying Cleanser

SKU# 10092


6.75 FL. OZ.

Availability: In stock


Why you need it:

Penetrates deep to fight blemishes where they begin.

Primary benefits:

Reduces 99.9% of irritating surface bacteria in less than 1 minute.* Clears blemishes and prevents new breakouts.

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Clarifying Cleanser 4.8 5 1201 1248
Best Skin Care I ever used! I have been struggling with adult acne for years. I have tried every product under the sun. Proactiv worked for a little while but it eventually stopped working AND my skin looked dull, old and dried out. Since using Murad I have almost completely stopped breaking out! I haven't even been getting "period pimples"! My skin looks younger, more vibrant and healtier than it has in years! And the products last me forever. I HIGHLY recommend this. I know everyone is always skeptical about these reviews, I know I always am, but I am a real person and I got very real, and wonderful, results. I also have a guy friend, a little younger than me, who had equally great results. July 10, 2007
It's a nice cleanser but... I originally bought this face wash on it's own before trying out the Acne Complex Introductory Kit and i really liked it. It gave my skin that fresh clean feeling and it almost gave me a slight tingle. The only CON i have for this product is that it is extremely DRYING. For someone like me who has very oily skin, it may seem like a dream come true, but in reality it's pretty uncomfortable having such an extreme tightness on the skin after washing it. Only a small amount is needed and goes a long way. The website says that you do not need a washcloth as this product is naturally exfoliating but i don't agree. Because of the tight dry feeling this product causes my skin, i have to use a gentle exfoliator (i use one from sephora that's made out of rubber and it gently exfoliates the skin without being too rough) to remove the dry flaky patches it leaves on my skin. Overall, i wish this product was more moisturizing then drying. February 10, 2014
Do I need to use it longer to see results? I've owned this product for a few weeks - a little under a month. I was ecstatic to start using it after I read all of the positive reviews! However, since I've started using it I don't see any huge difference in my skin, while other claim to see less breakouts in a weeks time. If anything my skin is drier, but I do use face lotion after every wash. I even use this on my back and chest and I don't see much result. I've read that you maybe need to wait longer, like a month or two, before all the dead skin cells and such are cleared from your skin. Does anyone have any recommendations of any sort? I'm really at a loss as to how to solve my acne. ): January 19, 2014
Brilliant product Fantastic product, we love it and my sons skin is so much better now he is using it! January 10, 2014
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Product Details

Clarifying Cleanser

This maximum strength cleansing gel cleanser combats acne and skin breakouts. 92% of users experienced a reduction in acne breakouts in just 3 days*. Encapsulated Salicylic Acid continually releases acne treatment for hours even after rinsing. Silver Citrate provides powerful antibacterial protection to inhibit blemish formation.

Additional features and ingredients:

  • •Prepares acne-prone skin for treatment by maximizing penetration of active ingredients
  • •Antioxidant rich Green Tea Extract and Menthol calm and cool inflamed skin

Press / Awards:

  • •NewBeauty Choice Award - The Best Cleanser for Oily & Acneic Skin


About Murad Clarifying Cleanser
The primary cause of acne breakouts is the build up of dead cells on the surface of the skin. Those dead cells then combine with excess oil on your face to clog pores, and when your pores become clogged then bacteria forms that ultimately leads to acne breakouts. The most effective acne treatment begins with a facial cleanser that helps to eliminate the bacteria that cause breakouts. The Triclosan and Salicylic Acid in this acne treatment kill bacteria while also healing current and future breakouts. It’s the first step in the Murad three step regimen to get rid of acne: cleanse, treat and hydrate. Skin cleansers that not only remove surface dirt but also treat the source of acne are a necessary step for a skin care routine that leaves you with beautiful skin!

About Murad Acne Skin Cleansers
Murad acne skin cleansers are designed to deliver acne-fighting ingredients long after you’ve washed your face. The primary topical acne medication Salicylic Acid both unclogs pores and stops acne-causing bacteria before it can result in inflamed blemishes and visible breakouts. However, unlike harsher acne cleansers, Murad acne skin cleansers don’t over-dry or irritate your skin. You get clear skin that’s not irritated or reddened using the best acne-fighting topical medications around, as developed in Dr. Howard Murad’s Los Angeles dermatology and Inclusive Health® office.

Acne Myths, Facts and Treatment Resources
Murad wants to be sure that you have all of the resources that you need in order to effectively treat acne and get clear skin. Be sure to visit the Murad Acne Treatment and Resource Center for information on all of the following:

Information About Acne
Causes of Acne
Information on Acne Medications
Acne Spot Treatment Tips

*When used in combination with Acne Complex® products (Clarifying Cleanser, Skin Perfecting Lotion, Acne Spot Treatment). Individual results will vary. Study results on file.


Clarifying Cleanser

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid (1.51%)

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)
How to Use

Clarifying Cleanser

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

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