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My skin is breaking out horribly, does this actually work?
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Murad Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement

What it is:A clinically-proven dietary supplement that helps reduce breakouts and encourages consistently clear, healthy skin. What it is formulated to do:Pure Skin&reg’s clarifying dietary supplement is clinically proven to reduce blemishes and produce healthy-looking skin. Vitamin A supports natural cell production to help prevent clogged pores while a combination of yellow dock and burdock root supports the body’s ability to remove blemish-producing toxins, and zinc decreases skin irritation. Recommended for twice-daily use to enhance the results of any Murad acne regimen including the Murad maximum strength regimen which features Clarifying Cleanser, Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel, and Skin Perfecting Lotion, this supplement helps reduce oil, clogged pores, and breakouts to encourage consistently clear skin 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 scientifically proven, dermatologist developed, and tested on people, not animals. Research results:- 55% reported reduced blemishes in 6 weeks* *Individual results will vary. Study results on file.
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Questions & Answers for Murad Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement

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do you need to take these on a full or empty stomach?
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asked 2 years, 9 months ago
smendoza
(san marcos, ca)
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
6 answers
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answer 1
It is better to take any pill or vitamin after you eat because it metabolizes quicker.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
candiluver
(New york)
answer 2
You never want to take any pills on an empty stomach. When you take pills without eating somthing it often can result in a stomach ache. Eat somthing will pills even if its just a couple of crackers.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
mariayid
(fullerton, ca)
answer 3
I would take these with food. Just with a regular multi vitamin its always best to take with food because it helps the vitamin to absorb better into the body.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
amichele
(Illinois)
answer 4
As much as you are able, take these supplements with a meal. I feel like a person could even take two at breakfast, one at lunch, and one at dinner. I suspect that the less florescent your urine is, the more of the supplement your body is absorbing. The main thing though, is just keep taking them as consistently as possible.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
gwenniefeathers
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 5
You must take this product with food.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
artsychick678
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
I have a very sensitive stomach but have experienced no issues at all when taking them while i am hungry or full.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
clj333
(los angeles, ca)
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Has anyone tried using these supplements with only have the dose?
I was wondering if anyone knows if the supplements would still be effective if you took one pill in the morning and one in the evening instead of the double dose recommended. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
chelsp
(Jupiter, FL)
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
6 answers
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answer 1
I took these as directed for the first month and noticed a big difference in the health of my skin. (Also, no more chapped lips!) After purchasing my 2nd bottle I kept taking 2 in the morning but would only take one with dinner. I have also missed a day here and there and still noticed a continued reduction in breakouts. I know these are expensive and you may be able to get away with using less, but if they work for you it could mean spending less skincare products.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
musicfanatic
answer 2
I've tried it and it does work. I guess it would depend on how much your deficiency in those vitamins is, and how bad your acne is.
I had severe acne and took two vitamins in the morning (they also help with energy) and 1 at night and it worked great =)
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
duckbut
(Torrance, California)
answer 3
I tried that, and it worked only half as well. When I take the full dose, two in the morning or at lunch and two at dinner, my skin cleared up. But I did start taking fish oil supplements with it, and only then did the acne go away 100%. Without the fish oil, I was still getting one to two acne spots. But that's a big improvement from severe acne.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
losekebaby
(Loveland, CO)
answer 4
With my experience it is better to take two pills for breakfast and two for lunch. When you take the pills closer together it works betEr. Because you are getting the full amount of vitamins. When you separate the times to far apart it's not as effective. I tried taking one in the morning and at night because I would forget sometimes. They didn't work as well as they did when I took them closer together.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
candiluver
(New york)
answer 5
I would think that they could be more effective. Since they are not time released when you take them your body only absorbed what it can at that time. When I took them i only took one a day because the body is kind of pricey and if you take two then it wouldn't of lasted me this long. Just by taking one a day I did notice results.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
amichele
(Illinois)
answer 6
I guess you could take two at one time, once a day. Your body has to get the RDA of Vit A for the product to be effective. And two tablets provide 100% of the RDA.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
seasunny
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Do these pills work for acne on the back and shoulders as well?
My boyfriend gets a lot of acne on his back and shoulders, we have been looking for something to help it or even just decrease it, some are red, inflamed and very painful.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
l0vely
(Waterloo, ON)
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
6 answers
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answer 1
I have seen a reduction of blemishes on my body as well as my face.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
muajanelleg
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
Before I started taking these I had acne on my face, neck, and back and now I am only getting the occasional breakout on my chin and forehead. My back and neck are completely clear and have been since week 4 of taking the supplements. I added an omega 3 to my supplement routine around week 2 and noticed an immediate improvement.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
musicfanatic
answer 3
I have acne on my back and shoulders too and I've seen an improvement on that skin, too. It's cleared up a bit since I started taking them nearly three weeks ago.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
kissalyssa
(San Jose, CA)
answer 4
These pills work from the inside, so they help with acne all over your entire body. And they get rid of redness too =)
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
duckbut
(Torrance, California)
answer 5
They cleared up my back acne, but not completely. I think you have to make sure to wash it with an appropriate cleanser too. When you work out and don't wash off the sweat, the pills won't be able to clear everything. I use the Clinique green acne bar when I work out, in addition to taking the pills, and that worked.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
losekebaby
(Loveland, CO)
answer 6
I have found these supplements helpful for the acne on my back and chest. I still get pimples there, but not as many, and they heal better, faster. Guys get tough acne, though. I'd say he should give this a shot. It took me a month before I recognized that my skin was doing better.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
gwenniefeathers
(Philadelphia, PA)
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How big are they?
I can't swallow big pills due to my gag reflex and I'm wondering about the size...
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
sephoraislife
(Atlanta, GA)
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
6 answers
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answer 1
These pills are kinda big. They're about the size of the tab key on your keyboard (lengthwise), and half of that (widthwise).
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
kissalyssa
(San Jose, CA)
answer 2
Kinda large, but not hard to swallow.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
siara01
(Tampa, FL)
answer 3
The pills are sort of thick. I measured 1.8 cm long and 0.8 cm thick. I hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
tooqwerty4u
(Utica, NY)
answer 4
The pills are pretty big. They're about the length and width of those pencil eraser topper things. But since it's not a capsule, maybe you could cut it in half?
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
duckbut
(Torrance, California)
answer 5
They are big!!!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
skinmakeupgirl
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
These are large pills, but they do not have that gross powdery texture of vitamin C. And they are smooth, so that will help. I would recommend getting a pill cutter and cutting them in half if you have a problem with swallowing large pills. Although, I have a hard time swallowing large pills and I have never had a problem with these because they are smooth and don't taste gross. Full size they are just barely smaller than a fish oil capsule. And they are totally worth it.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
losekebaby
(Loveland, CO)
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Are the pure skin supplements darker in color than before or is there something wrong with my pills?
I've been using the Murad Pure Skin supplements for about a year now. However, when I bought my new bottle this time, the pills were much darker than usual.

I was wondering if anyone else noticed this? Are the pills different now or should I buy a new bottle?
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asked 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Seattle, WA)
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
4 answers
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answer 1
I too have noticed this and if they are not expired I have continued to take them with the same great results.
answered 9 months ago
Eliz83
(Newport News VA)
answer 2
they recently changed the formulation
the darker pills should say "new and improved" or something along those lines on the bottle
answered 11 months ago
laurenvnj
(Northern NJ)
answer 3
I have noticed that they darken as you get down to the bottom of the bottle. I think its just from being exposed to air over the life of the bottle. I have never had a batch, so to speak, and take them until the bottle is empty. I am amazingly still surprised when I open a new bottle and they are a different color than I am used to seeing every time. You'd think after years, I would expect it by now!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
knittingrl
(Orange County, CA)
answer 4
I noticed the exact same darker appearance in the supplements a few months ago. I've continued to use them religiously, and have not noticed a change in their effectiveness at all.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Dekker
(Salem, MA)
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do these pills clear up body acne??
ive been using clinique acne line nd it has been working great for my face but i need to clear up my back acne too
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
(odessa, texas)
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes and Dr. Murad makes a back acne product.
answered 9 months ago
Eliz83
(Newport News VA)
answer 2
Yes, these help with body acne (including "back-ne"). The key is to also use good skincare. The supplements work from the inside out and you need skincare to address surface issues and keep acne-prone skin clean and free of dead skin.

For body acne issues, try the PTR Blemish Buffing Beads or Blemish Buffing Shower Gel. They both have salicylic acid to help keep the pores clean on the body.

Hope this help!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
skinsense
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
You'd think they would, but I've only noticed them helping my face.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
blaklips
(Evans City, PA)
answer 4
The vitamins and minerals in these supplements are aimed to help regulate cellular production not only in the face, but all over the body. You will notice your skin, hair, and nails looking healthier after a few weeks but you must maintain a rigorous routine for a dramatic difference. Consistency is key : )
answered 4 years ago
jdwebb4
(Richmond, VA)
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Will this help with cystic acne?
No matter how I clean my skin and stay hygenic with my makeup. I always get acne on my forehead. I get regular acne as well as painful cystic acne ever since a year ago. Will this help? Also, are there any side effects?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
4 answers
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answer 1
It didn't help with mine at all.
answered 6 months ago
MNeedham
(bakersfield, CA)
answer 2
I found it enhanced my skincare routine and I continue to use it after many years. Tried going off several different phases of life but have always noticed a difference in my skin without use.
answered 9 months ago
Eliz83
(Newport News VA)
answer 3
I would certainly give it a try. The ingredients in the supplement help to regulate cell production, so your cells shed normally, preventing blockages that cause a buildup of bacteria, which leads to acne. I just started my second bottle and have experienced zero negative side effects. All the effects have been positive!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
taylor73
answer 4
Yes!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
artsychick678
(Atlanta, GA)
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Does anyone take less than four pills a day?
I am wondering if anyone takes fewer then four pills a day and if they notice a difference. This product it rather expensive to take four a day and I would like to take one or two a day. Just wondering if anyone has experimented with their dosage and if they would share their results.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I have, started with 1 am 1 pm because I am smalland worked fine.
answered 9 months ago
Eliz83
(Newport News VA)
answer 2
I have taken just two a day simply because it is difficult for me to remember to take that many pills a day. I still do not break out. I would just try the two a day and see how it works for you
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
dcamp
(Mililani, Hi)
answer 3
I tried to take just one in the morning and one at night, but it was like I wasn't taking them at all. Now I take just one in the morning and two at night and I still see the same results as taking the full dose, once in a while when my skin is really breaking out I take the full dose of four a day.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
sephoraholic19
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do you have to take if night and day for you not to break out
If you do not take pill every night and day with you breakout dramatically? Also if for example you stopped taking the pill would u still breakout alot or would it eventually wear off?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Cincinnati)
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
3 answers
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answer 1
I started taking these to supplement my Murad acne routine years ago when I had hormonal acne. And over the years I have stopped taking these and notice a difference in my skin and so I continue to take them at age 53. It seems to enhance my skins overall health,
answered 9 months ago
Eliz83
(Newport News VA)
answer 2
I have found that if i miss a few days it is not a big difference, even though it will not be as powerful. but a week or more without them, you might see re occurring breakouts. I have tried to go without these, but they are worth keeping around and have added benefits besides helping prevent breakouts.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Jskye
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
I take 2 pills with lunch every day and that's it. I suppose it might depend on how much you break out.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
gp0327
(Scottsdale, AZ)
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Will this help heal scars faster?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
kyotopearl
(Phoenix, AZ)
on Pure Skin® Clarifying Dietary Supplement
3 answers
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answer 1
These pills will help overall skin tone and health, and help skin turn over new cells. They will help your scars fade faster, but they aren't made to get rid of them. I am not sure any vitamin can do that.

And as to getting more acne in the beginning, acne can be under your skin for as long as 12 weeks before showing up as a pimple. This will help push all of the blemishes out (purging). Acne does not just go away; it has to heal and leave your skin. You will most likely get a surge of pimples for a couple of weeks, with clear skin to follow. It won't go away over night. Acne is usually an internal imbalance that needs to be fixed.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
juliana
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I think it may have made my scars worse. It also made me break out even more! I know if received great ratings, but I personally do not recommend it!!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
stellina5
(NR, NY)
answer 3
no, it's not meant to have any effect on scars
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tetrafin
(california)
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