August 22, 2012


Acne Treatment Product Spotlight: Murad Clarifying Cleanser

Murad Clarifying Cleanser is the featured cleanser in the clinically-proven Murad Acne Complex® system. But why is Murad Clarifying Cleanser such a great option for breakout-prone skin? In this Murad skin care product spotlight, we’ll tell you everything that you need to know about this acne-fighting cleanser.

Clarifying Acne CleanserWho is Murad Clarifying Cleanser Right For?

Murad Clarifying Cleanser is an anti-acne cleanser that includes the acne medication Salicylic Acid. What does that mean? It means that this is the ideal face cleanser for anybody who is trying to to combat ongoing acne breakouts and prevent new breakouts. Murad Clarifying Cleanser is 1.5% Salicylic Acid, which means that this is a powerful acne cleanser. If your breakouts are mild or occasional, this cleanser can work for you, but you may want to consider the gentler Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser, which only has .5% Salicylic Acid. Murad Clarifying Cleanser is ideal for both teens and adults with persistent acne, visible acne and even severe acne. If your skin care concern is acne breakouts, then this is the Murad face cleanser for you.

How Does Murad Clarifying Cleanser Work to Get Rid of Acne?

The majority of acne breakouts are caused by an over-production of skin cells that clog pores, trap oil, generate acne-causing bacteria and lead to breakouts. Murad Clarifying Cleanser treats breakouts with the acne medication Salicylic Acid which is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA).  Salicyclic Acid works because it exfoliates the dead skin cells within the hair follicle or pore to unclog pores and prevent future pore clogging. Murad Clarifying Cleanser also uses a special encapsulated form of Salicylic Acid that continues to deliver the acne fighting medication even after you’ve washed your face.

Be aware that as you unclog the residue in your pores, you may experience what is known as an acne purge.  A purge occurs when l of the impurities that were locked in your pores, and which caused your acne breakouts, are released and come to the surface of the skin. For more information on acne purges and what you can expect, read our complete explanation of an acne purge, including a video Q&A from Dr. Murad.

How Do You Use Murad Clarifying Cleanser?

When you use any cleanser, you’ll want to follow some basic steps.

Gently splash water on your face

-          Dispense a nickel-sized amount of cleanser into the palm of your hand . You don’t need too much to be effective and using too much cleanser can actually over-dry skin.

-          Rub the cleanser between your hands and gently massage it onto your face. Do not scrub your face! Scrubbing can irritate skin and cause even more acne breakouts!

-          Splash your face to rinse and pat dry.

And, of course, follow up with your most effective acne treatment product and an oil-free moisturizer.

What Are Customers Saying?

Below are some reviews from the website. To see all of the unedited customer reviews of Murad Clarifying Cleanser, visit

“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 healthier 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.” Tinuviel, Minnesota

“I absolutely adore this product it’s good for oily to combination skin that struggles with acne. Over all it’s a very great product. My girlfriend has dry skin also and she uses it to prevent acne and it works wonderfully as well.” decayeddelicacy

“I have been using Murad for over a year now. I previously used Proactive, and it worked great but after my acne cleared up it really irritated my skin. I stopped using proactive and started breaking out again, so I decided to try Murad. I have perfect skin and it feels healthy. I couldn’t be happier with another line of product.” getclear, California


“Through the years I have used so many types of cleansers from Clean and Clear to Clinque. This has been my favorite by far. I have had an ongoing battle with acne my whole life. Most cleansers work for a couple months and then stop. I bought this in July of 2010 and it never stopped fighting for me. One bottle actually lasted until August of 2011, using it twice a day. WOW! I loved it so much I bought it again, which I’ve never done with a cleanser.” CAarte, California


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