Thursday, March 21, 2013

Section 2: Clarifying Cleanser for Acne by Murad

General information

The Clarifying Cleanser can be purchased from the acne section from the skin care brand Murad. You can either decide to buy it alone or with the rest of the product in this section but it's not needed. 
I personally have dry skin and i never break out so why would I purchase this item?  There was a great deal where I could get tons of Murad items as long as I purchased two products from
Murad. I purchased 4xClarifying cleanser and just wow... a magical cleanser! If you suffer from acne please keep on reading because you might just shower me with kisses after you read this review. 
I will be sharing my experience with this product concerning my 11-years-old brother who suffers from the worst degree of acne and my 25-years-old sister.


Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 1.5%

Inactive 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).

First Impression 

I don't have to say much. It's clearly not suppose to look pretty only work well. The consistency is clear maybe a tad yellowish and very thick. It kinda smells of the drink Sprite. Mine contains 60 mL (2.0FL.OZ). One tube will last a long time. If you use it daily it should stay with you for 2 months.

How to Use 

Murad recommendation

Wet your face. Put a tiny amount of Clarifying Cleanser on your finger. Dot it on your cheek, forehead, chin and nose then massage your face in circular motions away from your face and scrub your face well. When you are sure that all the oil and dirt has been rubbed away, wash your face with lots of water.

My recommendation

I strongly recommend that you follow my recommendation based on my experience. 
Use your face cleanser or Murad's energizing pomegranate cleanser day and night. I personally think that the pomegranate is the best face soap by far on the market. It's  very good for your treatment but use a cheaper one if you cant afford it, because it is expensive.
After you cleans your face with your face wash, use the Clarifying Cleanser ONLY on the most acne damaged areas. Do so every day and night and only use the Clarifying Cleanser for your entire face twice a week.
I recommend you doing this for two reasons. (1) This acne product might dry out your skin and result in more skin issues for you and we don't need you to suffer more than you already do. (2) You save more product without worsening your acne issues.

I highly recommend that you also apply the Clindoxyl on your suffering areas each night. The Clarifying Cleanser is very good BUT with the Clindoxyl your skin will get better a lot faster. Those two are just a wonderful combination. Trust me.

Price and Quality

The price varies A LOT so please do look around to get this product for the cheapest price. Mine costed around 9 dollars. I purchased the total of 4 around 1 year ago and I am currently using the last one.
The quality is the best. Nothing to complain about it. If you do not want this product or for some reason want an alternative then please look out for my next review about Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam by SHISEIDO.


Oily, but everyone should have one in their home despite what skintype they have.

Overall Thoughts

It's simply great. I highly recommend it especially to people suffering from really bad acne issues. Please do use the Clindoxyl on your suffering areas after using the Clarifying Cleanser, once or twice a day depending on how your skin responses. 
The Clarifying Cleanser seems to remove all dirty right away and only dry out the pimples itself and not your skin, but still do not overuse it. 
Please do recommend this product to people you know with this kind of skin issues. My family have tried a lot of products on my little brother and have taken him to so many doctors but no one could really help. This lil fella from Murad helped him a lot. 
A good alternative for you is the Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam by SHISEIDO since you can skip  the Clindoxyl step.  Still keep in mind that you need to continue treating your face day and night or else all your hard work will be in vein. 
Trust me on this product! If you need more help please let me know. And as always, thank you for reading!


I recommend the Clarifying Cleanser to people with acne, especially those who are suffering a lot. I still think all people should own one. Since this product require a thin layer of Clindoxyl afterwards to get the perfect result I will give it 5/6 butterflies even though I should give 6, right? This product is loved a lot. Please read more about it here!

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