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    Old 12-15-2004, 12:20 AM   #1
    catie1
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    Does anyone use Murad products?

    I'm using a Murad face wash, exfoliating product, mask, and lotion w/sunscreen. Everything is oil-free. I use everything according to directions, some things just a couple of times a week. The problem is my face is breaking out just a little more, and I wonder if it just might spike up breakouts at first before it starts calming down. Has anyone else used any of this and how did you like it? It's not the 3 product acne program they do infomercials for, it's some of their other products. Thanks a lot.

     
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    Old 12-15-2004, 12:31 AM   #2
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    Re: Does anyone use Murad products?

    i've used murad products a while back and i didn't like them. it made my acne worse and when i actually looked at the active ingriedients all it was was salycilic acid and you can get that stuff at the drugstore much cheaper than paying $$$ for the murad products.

     
    Old 12-15-2004, 02:13 AM   #3
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    Re: Does anyone use Murad products?

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    Originally Posted by catie1
    I'm using a Murad face wash, exfoliating product, mask, and lotion w/sunscreen. Everything is oil-free. I use everything according to directions, some things just a couple of times a week. The problem is my face is breaking out just a little more, and I wonder if it just might spike up breakouts at first before it starts calming down. Has anyone else used any of this and how did you like it? It's not the 3 product acne program they do infomercials for, it's some of their other products. Thanks a lot.
    Hi Catie1,

    I am currently using the Murad Clarifying Cleanser. I really like this product. I have been using it for almost one year and have not experienced problems with it.

    About one year ago I purchased the whole Murad Acne Complex system after seeing it on an infomercial. I was looking for a non-prescription acne control regime after I concluded a year of Retin-A therapy. I used the Acne Complex system faithfully for about 8 weeks (2 months) and found the Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel to be very drying. It contains alcohol so this may be why. I also did not really care for the Mask or the Acne Spot Treatment. But I did really like the Clarifying Cleanser and the Skin Perfecting Lotion.

    I think that the Murad line has some good products. You might want to access the products you are using and only continue using the ones (if any) that your skin responds well to. You DO NOT need to use any product line's whole system. That is a complete lie. I now use about 8-10 different products to keep my skin clear. No two of them are from the same product line. Because everyone's skin is different, I believe in mixing and matching. I hope this helps you out.

     
    Old 12-15-2004, 06:15 AM   #4
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    Re: Does anyone use Murad products?

    I bought the clarifying cleanser, exfoliating gel and the spot treatment back in october. it seemed to work ok the 1st week but then in the last 2 months I have had the worse break outs IVE EVER had but...I dont know if it had anything to do with it. I also was trying out Birth Control for the 1st time so who knows. I can say this much it it really drying like the other person said. I kinda liked the acne spot treatment cause it seemed to dry out zits real good if you poped them by the next day. its like 3% sulfer and smalls horrible so you only use it at night. it stings too soo... I am not using it anymore right now cause my skin was getting soo dry. I think its just your typical stuff you by over the net that offers a bunch of false promises. luckly I bought the small back with all that stuff for $25 or $29 something.
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    Old 12-15-2004, 06:38 PM   #5
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    Re: Does anyone use Murad products?

    I've had excellent results with Murad products.

    Thoughout my school years, I used all the normal things over the years: Stridex pads, Clearasil, and Oxy 5 and Oxy 10. The benzoyl peroxide products (the Oxy's) were the best, but still, I had bad acne. I remember one girl with acne coming up to me and asking what I used: I told her and she said, "Good, I know not to use that", all insulting like. I said something like, "Hey, you've got a lot of acne too", and she said, "Yeah, but nothing like yours!" OUCH!

    Things didn't change too much as I got older and I still had acne when I got to be 40. Just like througout school and beyond, I'd look in the mirror each morning to figure out which side of my face was "the good side" ... which side I would intentionally turn towards people. One day (surely not the first), there simply wasn't a good side: I was so depressed I literally sat down on the floor and wept like a baby: a 40-year old baby. That day, I called out sick from work because I simply couldn't face people.

    I know this sounds like a commercial, but it's not ... it's true. So I was home that day lieing around watching TV when a Murad infomercial came on. I had bought several other things from infomercials (electric ab stimulators, Nads to remove body hair, etc.) and was disappointed with all of them....but I was desperate. So I ordered the Murad acne system. It worked wonderfully.

    Since that day - a few years ago - my skin is the clearest its ever been since before puberty. I think I can actually say that don't have acne anymore ... not as long as I use the Murad products. (And yes, it is the products. If I don't use them for a while, like when I went on vacation and forget them, I do still break out).

    I use only 3 out of the set: the clarifying skin cleanser, the exfoliating acne treatment gel, and the skin perfecting lotion.

    So it was a "miracle cure" for me. I guess different people's skin just reacts differently to the stuff.

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    Old 12-16-2004, 01:02 AM   #6
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    Re: Does anyone use Murad products?

    I'm using Murad right now. I ordered the Acne Complex set a few weeks ago after seeing it on an informercial. I tried Pro-Active for a while, but B. Peroxide dries out my face, makes it red, and overall makes my face to appear worse. So, I prefer S. Acid which is in Murad's products. When I first got the set, I immediately went to the bathroom and washed my face. From a guy's perspective, I don't like my face to dry out because it causes my facial hair to look fried for lack of a better term. However, using the cleanser, the acne treatment gel, and the facial lotion afterwards...my face is not dry at all and I love the way my face looks even after the day is over. I use the Acne Spot Treatment on the existing acne that I have & it's actually working. In 30 days I'll be getting the full 60 day supply (you get a 30 day supply when you first order) so, I'm looking forward to it. If this system keeps being faithful (and I hope it will), I'm going to stick with it.

     
    Old 12-16-2004, 04:41 AM   #7
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    Re: Does anyone use Murad products?

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    Originally Posted by WWASIAUC
    I've had excellent results with Murad products.

    Thoughout my school years, I used all the normal things over the years: Stridex pads, Clearasil, and Oxy 5 and Oxy 10. The benzoyl peroxide products (the Oxy's) were the best, but still, I had bad acne. I remember one girl with acne coming up to me and asking what I used: I told her and she said, "Good, I know not to use that", all insulting like. I said something like, "Hey, you've got a lot of acne too", and she said, "Yeah, but nothing like yours!" OUCH!

    Things didn't change too much as I got older and I still had acne when I got to be 40. Just like througout school and beyond, I'd look in the mirror each morning to figure out which side of my face was "the good side" ... which side I would intentionally turn towards people. One day (surely not the first), there simply wasn't a good side: I was so depressed I literally sat down on the floor and wept like a baby: a 40-year old baby. That day, I called out sick from work because I simply couldn't face people.

    I know this sounds like a commercial, but it's not ... it's true. So I was home that day lieing around watching TV when a Murad infomercial came on. I had bought several other things from infomercials (electric ab stimulators, Nads to remove body hair, etc.) and was disappointed with all of them....but I was desperate. So I ordered the Murad acne system. It worked wonderfully.

    Since that day - a few years ago - my skin is the clearest its ever been since before puberty. I think I can actually say that don't have acne anymore ... not as long as I use the Murad products. (And yes, it is the products. If I don't use them for a while, like when I went on vacation and forget them, I do still break out).

    I use only 3 out of the set: the clarifying skin cleanser, the exfoliating acne treatment gel, and the skin perfecting lotion.

    So it was a "miracle cure" for me. I guess different people's skin just reacts differently to the stuff.
    Hi there,

    I am glad you have had success with the products. I hope people did not misunderstand my post. I should have probably explained that I have skin that lends to be very sensitive and prone to dryness as well as acne. I have needed to be very careful with the products I choose to use. I feel the Murad line has excellent products. I really like the Clarifying Cleanser and the Skin Perfecting Lotion. I swear by these products. They have been a part of my clear skin care rountine for almost one year. Even though I found the Exfoliating Gel to be drying I did see an improvement in my skin clarity. It helped reduce/fade my hyperpigmentation marks. I noticed that the key ingredients in Murad's Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel were Salicylic Acid (BHA) and Glycolic Acid (AHA). I did some research to find an AHA Lotion and a BHA Lotion since lotions tend to be more hydrating/moisturizing than gels. I now use Paula's Choice for my BHA Treatment and Reviva for my AHA Treatment.

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    Old 12-19-2004, 11:04 AM   #8
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    Re: Does anyone use Murad products?

    I'd like to throw in my two cents in favor of Murad products

    I have had acne for 30 (yes, 30!) years. Who would have thought when I was a teenager that I would still be breaking out in my 40s?? All my friends are using moisturizers and anti-aging products, and there I am, still standing in the acne aisle I had some success in my 20's using prescription topicals, but now that I'm older all they would do was irritate my face or I'd get an allergic reaction. I was really so sick of having gigantic pimples for every important occasion. As if that wasn't bad enough, I started to get red, scaly patches on the sides of my face. TWO dermatologists told me, "I don't know what that is." Great.

    In desperation, I purchased the Murad line.. cleanser, gel, oil-free moisturizer, spot treatment. After one use, my face was noticeably softer. Within 5 days the red scaly patches were gone. Gone! And, more importantly, I have NEVER broken out again! I have clear, beautiful skin. I look in the mirror and can't believe it is me. I know this sounds like an ad, but I'm so excited I just had to share.

     
    Old 12-19-2004, 11:54 AM   #9
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    Re: Does anyone use Murad products?

    Hey, that's great zip! I can relate to the problem of acne in your 40's, that's funny about all our other friends worrying about moisturizers for aging and we're in the acne aisle! Thanks for your input and from everyone else. My main thing was I wanted to see if most people had bad reactions to it. I don't use the main acne line because I'm on retin-a but I use some of their other cleansers and lotions. I love the smell of them and I feel like my face is softer. Actually today my face has really calmed down, so I'll stick with it for a while and see what happens. Thanks everyone.

     
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