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Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser

What it is: An extra gentle antiaging acne cleanser featuring sustained-release salicylic acid to help clear skin and restore youthfulness. What it is formulated to do: Time Release Acne Cleanser’s low foaming formula delivers sustained-released acne medication and improves skin’s appearance. Encapsulated salicylic acid technology provides a long-acting acne treatment that stays active even after rinsing. Amino acids and hyaluronic acid bind moisture to skin to optimize hydration and restore suppleness while antioxidants neutralize free radicals to preserve a more youthful appearance. Time Release Acne Cleanser is recommended as a step one cleanser in any Murad&reg antiaging acne regimen. It clears skin and restores youthfulness as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health&reg system of care. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: This product is dermatologist developed, scientifically proven, and tested on people, not animals.
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Questions & Answers for Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser

Question
is this ok for sensitive skin?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
alyyk123
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
It might. I have a sensitivity to willow ark so i can't use this but a lot of other people can
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
amtdancer
answer 2
It always depends on your sensitivities. this product is gentle and has a time released treatment with moisture. so it treats and hydrates. It does have retinol and salicylic in it. I would go try a sample from the store and ask a Skincare Expert if it's right for you.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
beautygrl105
(Pleasant Hill, CA)
answer 3
my skin is oily but super sensitive. this cleanser worked really well for me.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
serendipity18
(nyc)
answer 4
Yes, I have very sensitive skin and this did not bother it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
dietcokequeen
(Greenville,SC)
answer 5
YES! Murad specializes in different kinds of skin. I would recommend this product to all skin types.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mollybruggeman
(Sioux Falls, SD)
answer 6
Yes, it was strong enough to keep my breakouts under control but didn't dry my skin out at all. Very mild.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
jessgo
(Virginia Beach)
Question
oily acne sensitive skin?
does this work for oily, acne prone, sensitive skin?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
I have all three and it does work. The packaging just makes it difficult to use.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
quarters
(Norman, OK)
answer 2
yes, I believe it will work as it does not cause my skin to get irritated as long as you dont use too much or too often.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
sheilaga
(Victorville, CA)
answer 3
I think this is great for mature (over 40) skin that's sensitive and prone to break-outs. I've had a lot of luck with this line of products.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cljd
(Wayne, PA)
answer 4
This product is excellent for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin. It cleans thoroughly yet gently so it does not overstrip or irritate which often causes overproduction of oil and acne flare-ups. I would highly recommend this product.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
route66
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
Yes, this works for acne-prone skin. If you are also concerned with pre-mature wrinkles, then you are hitting 2 birds with 1 stone with this breakthrough formulation.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
marie718
(Hawaii)
answer 6
yes, I have oily sensitive skin and I love it. my face is clear and looks good. I haven't had any problems.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
SAGITTARIUS28
(CT)
Question
hwo drying is this product?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
alyyk123
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
comparative to the murad clarisfying cleaner i was usuing before it is way less drying and I use less moisturizer now then i used to
answered 4 hours ago
Sasha6
answer 2
Not drying at all. I was using a phyillosy product before this one and it was too drying. This one because if its milky consistency, helped to balance my skin back out
answered 9 months ago
MrsOrtega
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 3
It is not drying at all.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
belladonna123
answer 4
I don't find that it's very drying during the summer, but in the winter it gets more dry,thats probably just because its winter but I also use a different face cream (like olay) other than the Murad moisturizer cream, I think that it works well together.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
countinstarz
(NH)
answer 5
Based on my personal experience, this doesn't make my skin overly dry. Complete your regimen by adding Murad Toner and Moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
marie718
(Hawaii)
answer 6
I have super dry skin and it doesn't dry my skin like most acne products. I've had trouble finding acne cleansers that work since I have the rare combo of dry skin + acne but this works well. Cleans my skin and it is not drying.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
zarbot
(Austin, TX)
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I'm only 25, will anti-aging be too harsh for my skin?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
aprilcbrock
(Hollywood, FL)
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
5 answers
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answer 1
I just turned 26 and was recommended this product by a Sephora Rep. The Clarifying Cleanser by Murad contains 2% Salicylic Acid, and I was worried this would dry out my skin when using the Oil Control Mattifier which is already a little drying. This has .5% Salicylic acid, and is time release so is still strong enough to keep my breakouts at bay, but will be more gentle on my skin in the long term and can help keep it moisturized after applying all the drying acne fighting treatments! Plus- it's never too early to fight wrinkles!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
summer4
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
You can start using anti-aging between 18 and 21 years. Your skin stops producing collagen between those years, so you'll just be getting a head start on aging. They tend to be more gentle than non-anti-aging products, too.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jesscradic
(Cincinnati)
answer 3
This product should not be too harsh for your skin. My skin is sensitive and I have used it now since January and had no adverse reactions. Try it. Sephora has an excellent return policy, but I don't think you'll be disappointed.
answered 4 years ago
devon72
(New England)
answer 4
This product is totally gentle..cant say enough good things about it
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
girlafraid
(Taylor, Mi)
answer 5
This is not harsh at all. I wouldn't worry about the anit-aging part. It is very mild and creamy. I have sensitive skin and this didn't cause any drying or peeling, but my pores are smaller and clearer. Go for it.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
majorsass
(Basking Ridge, NJ)
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Toner needed?
This product says Cleanser / Toner on the packaging..... is it really both or should you use a toner after and which one is best?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
klpenner
(San Francisco, CA)
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
5 answers
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answer 1
I dont use a toner after using this. I have found that it works well just this product by itself with a little moisturizer.
answered 9 months ago
MrsOrtega
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 2
I don't need a toner, but those with more severe acne issues may opt to use one. Murad makes one for the Anti-Acne line.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
prettyinneutral
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
Usually there is a bit of toner mixed in-not that you can tell that by washing your face, but you can purchase a separate bottle of toner that will do all the toner things you want.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
countinstarz
(NH)
answer 4
I've found I don't need a toner with this, but I've also used it with one, followed by a moisturizer and a few other products. I'd say try it without first, so you don't risk irritating your skin.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
rissaroses
(Arizona)
answer 5
I don't use the toner. Perhaps results would be even better, but this has been the best cleanser for my skin - ever - and I have never used the toner with it.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
maryanny143
(San Francisco, CA)
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Where's the salicylic acid?
In reading the ingredients list, I didn't see salicylic acid listed as one of the key ingredients, even though the package says .5% salicylic acid.
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
makeena2
(Newbury Park, CA)
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
4 answers
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answer 1
The salicylic acid in the product comes from the Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, also known as salicin. Human cells can produce their own salicylic acid from salicin - giving the body the "ingredients" to make its own acne antidote helps to ensure that the product stays effective, since the active form of salicylic acid in a product can degrade over time or with exposure to air, bacteria, etc.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
adri7218
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 2
sometimes they have a separate ingredient list for active vs inactive..
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
curiousbuyer516
answer 3
Maybe .5% isn't enough to actually count as an ingredient.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Katy05
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 4
"-Free and Encapsulated Salicylic Acid"
This is the first thing listed under "Active Ingredients".
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
krystyna1814
(lawton, ok)
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Benzoyl Peroxide vs Salicylic Acid...
I've been using Proactive for years and it works great. I've been researching benzoyl peroxide and it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun and I don't want that. Has anyone had success with this product that used to use benzoyl peroxide. If so, how long before you saw results? Thank you
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
(Maui)
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
4 answers
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answer 1
I use to use BP, also, but it always dried my skin out, and like you said, makes you more sensitive to the sun. I started using the Murad line and the results were darn near instant. It is so much more gentle, which helps with acne in the first place by making your skin healthier overall. Give it a try, I doubt you'll be disappointed :)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jesscradic
(Cincinnati)
answer 2
BP has always been really harsh on my skin, and even with sunscreen has reacted to sunlight in not so cute ways. SA seems to work much more effectively for me without any harsh drying, it seems more exfoliating than anything. I think you'll be happy with the results, but you may want a product with a higher SA content than this (which is .5%)
answered 4 years ago
zaga
(Chicago)
answer 3
I am also a proactiv user and have also worried about the damage benzoyl peroxide may be doing to my skin. However, anytime I switch to a product that uses sacilyic acid instead of benzoyl peroxide, my face always breaks out within a week and then the acne just gets worse and worse. For some people, benzoyl peroxide is the only answer.
answered 4 years ago
aprilshowers82
(Columbia, MO)
answer 4
I used proactive for probably 2 years with good results but all of a sudden it just wasnt working anymore for me( they changed something in it maybe?). This Murad product gave me even better results than proactive did without all the harsh products proactive uses. Much less drying, better results. Noticed a difference after about 3-4 days but probably took 4 weeks to see complete results.
answered 4 years ago
Aphelie
(NY)
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Would this work good for men??
My fiance breaks out from stress and he gets really big break outs when he does... will this be great for men? and if there are any men that could let me know how its been working for you please do... THanks
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
lalatarik
(Fort Worth, TX)
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
4 answers
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answer 1
my husband used it and he has breakouts. He liked this product
and wants to continue using it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
candy123
(carlsbad new mexico)
answer 2
I'm a female but I had a pimple coming in on my chin that was really big, under the skin and everything just this past Saturday and in 2 days it was completely gone without even coming to a head on my skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Katy05
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 3
Yes, I am a guy and have been using this product since it came out... i find it to be the best product i have used.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Trippester
(Gainesville, Fl)
answer 4
Yes! I would definitely recommend it for men, as well. I would recommend trying some of the other Murad products to treat his acne.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
zelg
(Monrovia, CA)
Question
use with clairsonic?
Just wondering if this is a good cleanser to use with the Clairsonic face brush or not
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Portland, ME)
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
4 answers
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answer 1
I use it along with the Clarisonic and have had excellent results. It is does not produce lather or foam however it does leave a refreshing cooling sensation.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
MoFoSho
(Rockville, MD)
answer 2
I use this cleanser with my brush, foams up nice and is less abrasive then using an exfoliating cleanser with it
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
countinstarz
(NH)
answer 3
I use it with my Clarisonic and it seems to work great. I have problem acne prone skin but the combo of the two works fine. Skin is clear.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
zarbot
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
I'm not too sure about the Clarisonic, but I use this cleanser with my manual facial brush, which is pretty much the same idea. I wouldn't think using this with the Clarisonic would be a problem.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
denvergirl29
(Denver, CO)
Question
Used as a body wash?
Can I use this as a body wash? Does it lather at all? I'm thinking in terms of KP, not acne.
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Seattle, WA)
on Time Release Acne Cleanser
4 answers
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answer 1
I don't think this cleanser foams/suds up hardly at all. I've never tried it on my body, though. I just use a tiny amount for my face. It feels very creamy on the skin rather than foamy.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
terrireb
(St Louis, MO)
answer 2
It doesn't lather like a body wash, but I don't see why you couldn't bathe with it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
prettyinneutral
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
I use it all over and it works, the best part is a little goes a long way ( I use the regular cleanser) but should still do the similar trick
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
countinstarz
(NH)
answer 4
It does not lather at all. However, I use it on my chest and shoulders and it's wonderful. Very gentle and perfect for problem areas.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
maryanny143
(San Francisco, CA)
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