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Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo

What it is:A two-step blackhead and pore clearing treatment featuring oxidation reversal complex that helps to reduce recurrence of blackheads and seal pores. What it does:Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo is clinically proven to reduce the formation of blackheads. Volcanic mineral clay and shikakai extract detoxify, drawing out dirt and excess oil to extract stubborn impurities from deep within pores. Oxidation reversal complex targets sebum oxidation, a leading cause of blackheads and the trigger for the build-up of cellular debris, while pomegranate seed oil tightens pores and refines skin’s complexion. This must-have duo is recommended as a step two treatment in any Murad Pore Reform™ regimen. It clears blackheads and inhibits formation of future blackheads while tightening pores as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health&reg system of care. This set contains:- 1.7 oz Blackhead Remover- 0.5 oz Pore Refining Sealer What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:This product is scientifically proven, dermatologist developed, and tested on people, not animals. Research results:- 58% reduced formation of blackheads in 5 days* *Individual results will vary. Study results on file.
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Questions & Answers for Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo

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Is there a sample of this that I can try out before buying? In store preferably?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
JaneetaA
(Mississauga, ON)
on Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo
6 answers
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answer 1
If you contact Murad directly they may be able to furnish you with one.
answered 3 months ago
esabeya
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Of course! When you go into Sephora there are three sections, Skincare, Beauty, and Fragrance! There are always at least three people on duty who are "specialists" in each department! So don't be shy, ask for help and tell them you're interested in trying it out! They have samples of practically everything in the store!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rayyyych
(Annapolis, MD)
answer 3
Yes, I asked for this sample in store and the sample was for about 4 times using. (I only apply on my nose area)
answered 6 months ago
Butterneverfly
(Saskatoon)
answer 4
Ask the sales person when you are checking out. I was given a deluxe sample size and then I got the full size...its that good!
answered 9 months ago
mia311
(Andover,MA)
answer 5
Usually you can just go to the store and they will provide you with a little sample. :)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Sarcat
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 6
We recommend visiting your local store and a cast member will be happy to make you a sample of any products that we carry. They can also answer questions for you and make recommendations for other products.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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How long until dryness goes away?
This has completely ruined my skin :-( its been dry for a couple of days now. My face feels like a dinosaur. How long until it goes back to normal??
asked 11 months ago
meganholder
on Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo
5 answers
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answer 1
This product made my skin very dry as well. However, this product still worked amazingly on my skin and definitely diminished blackheads. I only used the product 1-2 times a week, which helped prevent the dry skin. About 20 minutes after you apply the serum, put a gentle moisturizer on the areas of your skin that are dry because of it, and reapply as needed! That will definitely help.
answered 3 weeks, 6 days ago
rachelaughs
(New York)
answer 2
You should use it once a week only. You need to follow up with a moisturizer step 3.

If you had a reaction to it, discontinue use and follow with a gentle cleanser like the Essential-C Cleanser followed by a gentle toner, I suggest in your case the Hydrating Toner by Murad, then a step 3 moisturizer. I would say try using Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture would give your skin some of its moisture back.

Stay out of the sun and when you do go out make sure to use a SPF (Murad has a nice one called Anti-Aging Moisturizer). Hope this helps.
answered 3 months ago
esabeya
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
It depends on how often you moisturize and what you are motorizing with! When using this product I had insane dryness and peeling and then invested in some Lancome Energie De Vie (green bottle!) it is SUPER thick and creamy, and makes your skin feel so amazing. It should help out tons, it is pretty costly but trust me it's worth every penny!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rayyyych
(Annapolis, MD)
answer 4
I have found that using a rich moisturizer is the key...I personally use Lush's Dream Cream and combined with this product I haven't had any dryness!
answered 9 months ago
mia311
(Andover,MA)
answer 5
You will definitely need a great oil-free moisturizer. Maybe try taking it down to every other day, or even every two days, such as Mon., Thurs, etc. Maybe, go without it for a few days and try again?? If it persists this may, unfortunately, be too harsh for your skin. :(
answered 10 months ago
RecieLaRae89
(Ashland, KY)
Question
Apply to wet or dry skin?
The instructions don't specify. Should the step 1 blackhead remover be applied to wet or dry skin?
asked 3 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
(Holyoke, MA)
on Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo
4 answers
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answer 1
Put the product on your dry areas with blackheads. Leave it on for no more than 10 minutes, and then, with warm water, massage the areas that you applied it to to exfoliate, then rinse it off. Apply the serum on your dry skin in the spots you applied the first product to.
answered 3 weeks, 6 days ago
rachelaughs
(New York)
answer 2
I found that applying it to damp skin works better for me.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
soniabytheriver
answer 3
It should be to dry skin.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
csirjoo
(Montreal, Canada)
answer 4
Clean dry skin.
answered 3 months ago
esabeya
(San Francisco, CA)
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I just bought the Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo; it says to use 2 to 3 times a week. What treatment should I use the rest of the week.
I have normally/oily skin. I have an issue with blackheads and isolated pimples. I work outside so I tend to sweat in my t-zone; I do use SPF moisturizer under my eyes.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
KT4341
(Hamptonville, NC)
on Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo
3 answers
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answer 1
I have the same skin as you and personally used St Ive's Apricot scrub morning & night to help get off the dead skin and overall build up, then I followed with Biore's Black Head Pore Un-Clogging Scrub!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rayyyych
(Annapolis, MD)
answer 2
T-Zone Pore Refining Serum
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
laurenvnj
(Northern NJ)
answer 3
a light cheaper over the counter face soap
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
lovetohelp360
(charlotte ,nc)
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Skin care
Murad has a 60 day return policy on their products, and I wanted to make sure that still stands when I purchase through Sephora.

Thanks you!

Aleah
asked 6 months ago
Aleahjz
on Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo
2 answers
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answer 1
It does not. It is ONLY when you buy it on Murad.com
answered 3 months ago
esabeya
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Hi Aleahjz,

For items purchased from Sephora.com, we will gladly refund your credit card for any Sephora.com products upon receiving your returned package within 60 days of receipt of the item. For items received after 60 days and before 90 days, an online store credit will be issued to your account for use on your next order with Sephora. We do not accept returns after 90 days.
answered 6 months ago
ZannaBT
(San Francisco, CA)
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Can I use the blackhead & pore cleaning duo while using the radiant skin or complete skin renewal kits?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
ajah
(Raleigh, NC)
on Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo
2 answers
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answer 1
You should ONLY use one step 1, 2, 3 product at a time.

I would recommend you do the following: Wash with step 1 of the Radiant Skin Renewal kit. Follow this 2-step kit up with a step 3 moisturizer (from your Radiant Skin Renewal) and nothing more. Next day follow your normal Radiant Skin Renewal regimen until your next weeks treatment, then again, was with your Essential C wash, use step 1 & 2 of this product followed by a step 3 moisturizer. Hope this helps.
answered 3 months ago
esabeya
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Yes you can, just be careful of drying out your skin. The Black head treatment on it's own has a tendency to cause your skin to peel. So all I can say is moisturize like crazy!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rayyyych
(Annapolis, MD)
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For those of you who have tried this, how does it compare to the Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask (which this product supposedly replaces)?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
asdfglkjh
(New York, NY)
on Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo
2 answers
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answer 1
This product is specifically for removing black heads. It digs into your tiny pores and cleans them out. I like both but I purchased this to work on my blackheads on my checks and t zone. I get lazy and forget to wash my face at night even though I remove my makeup and then the blackheads come. I easily remove them with this product.
answered 1 day ago
hillstreet
(Chicago)
answer 2
Not as good. Nothing they have is as good as that product. I wish they would bring it back.
answered 3 months ago
esabeya
(San Francisco, CA)
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Difference between murad pore refining sealer and pore refining serum
Is there a difference between the murad pore refining sealer (that comes with the blackhead remover) and the pore refining serum?
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Megan3419
(Astoria, NY)
on Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo
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