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Clarifying Cleanser


6.75 FL. OZ.


This powerful, daily gel cleanser combats acne and skin breakouts. The medicated formula washes away pore-clogging grime, oil and irritants as it helps treat and prevent acne breakouts. Our face cleanser for acne has a special recipe with time-released medication that remains active for hours, even after rinsing.

The Murad Clarifying Cleanser is suggested for people looking to:
• Help reduce blemishes and breakouts
• Help prevent future breakouts

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How to use

Learn about the benefits of Clarifying Cleanser and how it should fit into your skin care regimen.

The Benefits

This Murad gel cleanser for acne combats blemishes and skin breakouts. Encapsulated Salicylic Acid continually releases acne treatment for hours, even after rinsing. Green Tea Extract acts as a powerful antioxidant, promoting healthier-looking skin.

How to Use

Massage a small amount of the acne face wash over dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

For Best Results

Combine Clarifying Cleanser with these products to achieve the best results.

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Ratings Summary

4.8 out of 5 average rating



99% of reviewers recommend this product
From: California, CA
This is an okay product 
I cannot say that this face wash completely makes my acne go away. It will make the pimples less red and shrink it sometimes but it doesn't seem to prevent any acne. I have dry lumps of skin all over my face where a zit used to be. I didn't get a really dry face or really chapped lips, it's just not preventing acne like I thought it would.
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From: Ohio
This product is soft on your skin. 
When I was 18-21 my face broke out like crazy but more hormonal and around menstrual cycle times. I found out about this product through info commercial on TV. I started using this product when I was 21. In less then 3 days I noticed a difference and now going on 30 I still use this product today.
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From: Minneapolis, MN
Best Cleanser! 
I have tried almost every mass & prestige cleanser sold in major retail stores, as I used to manage a retail beauty store and had access to the best of the best. Hands down, this is the only cleanser that I recommend to my friends and family. Without this product, my face is full of terrible and persistent acne and I'm extremely self-conscious about skipping my heavy concealer & foundation routine. I cannot say enough about what this cleanser has done for both my skin and my self-esteem. This product truly gave me my life back...I can flaunt my bare skin with confidence, and the painful breakouts are eliminated. I forget who first introduced me to this cleanser, but that was the best decision I have ever made for my skin. Use this!!! You will not regret it. I will never use anything else! :)
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From: Denver, CO, USA
This is the one! 
I love this cleanser! I first tried it in the Acne Starter kit and enjoyed it so much, I bought the full sized bottle! It cleared up my acne in a few short days and continues to stay clear. When using this, my skin looks FLAWLESS. It's completely clear. The best part is, this product isn't drying on the skin. It's helped so much, I'll never buy another acne cleanser other than this. I highly recommend it to anyone dealing with acne prone skin, dry or oily!
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Good Cleanser! 
Very good product, it helps to make my skin clean all day!
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Q: Is this a foaming cleanser?
Asked : Jan 31, 2016
By : Rhian, Massachusetts
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A: The Clarifying Cleanser does lather. Add a dime size to your palm with a few drops of water, rub hands together to lather.
Answered : Feb 03, 2016
By : Melissa, Murad
Q: Minty sensation
Asked : Dec 21, 2015
By : Taly, Houston,tx
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ingredient spotlight

Green Tea

Because Green Tea consumption has been linked to better health and enhanced longevity, scientists have been searching for the source of Green Tea’s seemingly magical effects. Current thinking is that the antioxidant polyphenols present in Green Tea act as free-radical scavengers that protect cells against environmental damage and help prevent premature aging. Another class of compounds, xanthines, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties which may help reduce the severity of a wide range of diseases and conditions. By adding Green Tea extract to skincare formulas, Dr. Murad has discovered that he has been able to enhance their power to calm and soothe red, inflamed and irritated skin.

Principal Ingredients

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)
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