Super Drying and Not Effective
11/1/2011 5:56:54 PM
Cleanser: Really foamy and harsh. This cleanser does get your skin "squeaky clean", but skin is not meant to be stripped and that is what this kit does.
Exfoliating Acne Gel: Very harsh, will dry skin out completely. I had to stop using this because my skin couldn't handle it anymore.
Lotion: Super lightweight, not very moisturizing and does not counteract the drying properties of the other products.
Spot Treatment: Somewhat works. Like the other products, it is very drying and doesn't really 'zap' the pimple to be less red and less noticeable. It really dries out the skin around the blemish, too. After the blemish is flattened, it leaves a very red hyperpigmentation spot.
Overall, this kit is not very effective because it seems to target drying out the skin and not addressing the issues of acne causing bacteria. It is full of salicylic acid, which is a good exfoliator, but that doesn't address the bacteria or underlying causes (like hormone fluctuation). I would highly recommend using a nice, balanced cleanser (like Purity Made Simple or Kate Somerville's Gentle wash) and a lightweight lotion treatment (like philosophy's All Over Acne Treatment or Clinique's Clearing Moisturizer), and a nice moisturizer (Kate Somerville's oil-free moisturizer is great).
Murad's kit will derail your skin's natural ability to heal itself and cause increased oil production along with irritation and more breakouts.
6 days later...
4/20/2009 12:42:00 AM
I have only been using the acne complex kit for 6days, and already i see a HUGE difference. My skin feels so clean and not irritated what so ever, causing less swelling,less redness and alot less pain. Even if i do go threw a purging period, i trust murad completly. PS: i think the pure skin supplments are a must if you have hormonal acne like me!All together...Murad is a real confidence booster!!
8/21/2008 8:32:00 PM
Its now my second week of using Murad, i only have the facial cleanser. I didnt purchase the kit since i already have ZENMED products that are working well for my skin, and i ran out of the facial cleanser and the thing about Zenmed is that you can only buy it online so i went scouting for other products which you can buy in-store and i found Murad. I read the previous post explaining the