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Murad Acne Complex Review Editor’s Review: 4.0/5.0 by LetsTalkBeauty.com
 

 
Murad Acne Complex Review

Benefits

  • Reduce breakouts in as little as three days
  • Clears skin in as little as four weeks
  • Developed by dermatologists
  • Contains no harsh or irritating ingredients
All data for this product review has been collected from independent tests of Murad Acne Complex. Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed. All information herein is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate at the time of publication.


Featured Ingredients

Salicylic Acid- Used to clear the skin, remove oil, and prevent future breakouts.

Retinol - Helps exfoliate and moisturize the skin.

Sulfur - Clears up current breakouts and eliminates oils that could cause future breakouts.
For a full list of ingredients click here
Clarifying Cleanser: Salicylic Acid (1.5%),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, Triclosan, Menthol, Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben.

Clarifying Toner: Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Algae Extract, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Allantoin, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Menthol, Menthoxypropanediol, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730).

Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel: Salicylic Acid (1.0%), Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Methyl Gluceth-10, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Hydrogen Peroxide, Rice Amino Acids, Lysine Lauroyl Methionate, Zinc Aspartate, Chitosan Ascorbate, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Triclosan, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Zinc Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA.

Acne Spot Treatment: Sulfur (3.0%), Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Zinc Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Salicylic Acid, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Skin Perfecting Lotion: Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Maleate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sorbitan Stearate, Retinol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Flour, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Honey Extract (Mel), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Talc, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Glycolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Algae Extract, Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Sclerotium Gum, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA.

Side Effects and Directions

Sulfur, one of the main ingredients in the acne spot treatment, has been known to cause irritation, redness, and peeling skin. Individuals are advised to conduct a patch test prior to using this product to prevent an adventure reaction.


Murad recommends that the cleanser be used morning and night. Lather a small amount of cleanser over the face and neck. Rinse away with cool water. Use a clean cotton swab to apply toner to the face and neck, paying particular attention to the T-zone area. Use a small amount of the acne spot treatment on individual blemishes as needed. Apply a thin layer of the acne treatment gel to the face. Focus on areas currently suffering from a breakout and breakout-prone areas. Follow up with a light layer of the perfecting lotion. Allow skin to dry before applying makeup.

In-Depth Review

The Murad Acne Complex kit is an acne treatment that was designed by dermatologists to provide results. It is said that since Murad does not contain benzoyl peroxide or other ingredients commonly used for acne treatment, it is less likely to cause irritation and is more safe for sensitive skin (although it does contain sulfur and retinol, which have been known as irritative ingredients). This kit contains everything from cleanser to lotion, so that anyone suffering from acne can get treatment that provides consistency throughout.

The Murad Acne Complex kit includes a clarifying cleanser, clarifying toner, exfoliating acne treatment, acne spot treatment and skin-perfecting lotion. Each item in the kit is free of chemicals like sulfates, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes, GMOs or benzoyl peroxide, which can cause irritation and further breakouts. In independent clinical studies, Murad Acne Complex showed a success rate of over 90% for reducing acne in just four weeks and preventing future breakouts.

While products with ingredients like sulfur and retinol can help clear up acne, they may not be right for everyone. To find out more about other acne treatment systems, check out our product comparison chart.

All data for this product review has been collected from independent tests of Murad Acne Complex. Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed. All information herein is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate at the time of publication.
$69.95