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Essential-C Cleanser by murad

Essential-C Cleanser

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it not only cleanses my skin and removes makeup it conditions my skin and gives it a radiant glow i haven't gotten with any other cleanser

- Sephora User

it brightens my skin to a shiny foundational clean and is perfect to rinse away the free radicals and oils my skin is a magnet for in the day

- Sephora User

uneven skintone

evens out skin

i love this wash, it has brightened my complexion and evened out my skin tone

- Ulta User

i love this wash, it has brightened my complexion and evened out my skin tone

- Ulta User



i love this gel cleanser because it leaves my skin feeling silky and hydrated

- Murad User

this murad essential c night moisturiser is a great night time cream, it makes my skin feel so soft and supple in the morning

- Lookfantastic User



this is a great am cleanser for my dry skin

- Skinstore User

this is the best product for everyday cleansing without drying out my sensative skin

- Murad User



this night cream leaves my face smooth and soft with no irritation

- Sephora User

it's refreshing, hydrating, and is gentle enough for use every morning and night

- Sephora User



i ordered this product and alternate it with the anti aging acne cleanser

- Murad User

it's a great product and is absorbed into the skin without the greasy feel of some anti-aging creams

- Sephora User


good for acne

the fragrance is fresh and clean which makes it an easy solution for both men and women, and yet has the power to address age spots, and acne without drying your skin

- Murad User

it was recommended for me by an associate to help treat my sensitive acne prone skin

- Sephora User


redness relief

however i received a free sample of murad's environmental shield cleanser and my skin is no longer no longer has acne doesn't cause redness and effectively moisturizes

- Murad User

this product is the perfect cleanser to use with my mia, and i've noticed a great reduction in the amount of redness and acne when i use these together

- Sephora User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

not only does the vitamin-c in it help brighten my skintone and make me look more awake / alive, it minimizes my pores, doesnt break me out, in fact it helps with incoming breakouts

- Sephora User

light, and fresh, it tightens pores and leaves the face bright

- Murad User
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Sephora userMarch 9, 2014

Bright skin

This cleanser is a great addition to my morning and night routine. I have combination skin and I use this twice a day with no problems! I use a small amount on my clarasonic and I have seen a noticeable difference since I have started to use this. My skin feels softer and more importantly looks brighter and the small discolorations I had from pimples are gone. My skin is very sensitive as well and I wasn't sure I could use this twice a day- but no dryness and my oily t- zone is a thing of the past. I do use the vitamin C serum by Murad at night as well.

- Sephora
murad.com userSeptember 21, 2018

Good Cleanser

I'm 28 years of age and had given up on anything working for my acne and acne scarring, from a cleanser to a moisturizer, to acne treatments. I didn't know until I was 25 from a dermatologists that I apparently had mild eczema along with the acne I had. I used ProActive in high school, didn't work. I tired a number of things along the years Aveeno, random doctor prescribed stuff that either gave me severe allergic reactions or didn't work at all. I can finally say that this cleanser is good for my skin. It does not leave my skin dry after or with ashy spots or flakey patches. Over time I see my skin looks and feels smoother and rejuvenated. I started using it in the summer and my skin gets oily on it's own and this helped with that, it do not add on excess oil. I am interested in seeing how this will hold up in the winter time, seeing that is when my skin really takes a beating. « less

- murad.com
Sephora userMarch 28, 2010

Great moisturizer...

Since my dermotologist told me to use products that are rich in antioxidants including vitamin C, I've been using Murad's line of Essential-C products. I use this at bedtime after I put on Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex. It makes my skin soft and the texture of the cream makes it easy to rub in and absorb. I haven't noticed any really remarkable difference in the fine lines like I was hoping I would, but they do seem to be a little less noticeable using the combination of the Daily Renewal and the Night Moisture. At least I know that my skin is getting the healthy antioxodants it needs to repair damage. I have oily skin and this moisturizer does not clog my pores or cause breakouts. Of course, I also apply acne-fighting treatments at bedtime, too. This is a really good moisturizer for my skin. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- Sephora
ulta.com userMay 15, 2017

Murad's C-Line is Amazing!

I am an avid skincare guru. I love to keep my face looking it's best. I was using Peter Thomas Roth and Mario Badescu line, but decided to give Murad a try. I'm so glad I did because of the quality products (but, I am feeling the sting in the wallet as this is an expensive line. The Essential C Cleanser is excellent. Foams we'll, washes off completely without any residue and has an attractive citric scent. Importantly, this does wonders for my skin. My face has been radiant, very clear, even toned and less oily. I usually use acne cleansers, but this life works, for me, like an acne line. As I type this review I have on the C mask. I'll wash this off and finish off with radiance serum and overnight moisturizer. If you can afford the ouch in your pocketbook, I highly recommend this cleanser (and Murad's C-Line). « less

- ulta.com
Sephora userMay 4, 2014

Sensitive skin, beware

I have used Murad t-zone for many years, which has helped my skin. I used the Essential C serum sample and loved it. Ordered the kit. The first time I used this cleanser my face (chin, where the most sensitive) felt tight and dried out. Now my chin has broken out and very red (days later). I have to think it was this cleanser as none of the other products immediately felt irritating to my skin. I never break out, never, and am traveling soon and will hope my skin has calmed down. As it is I will have redness for awhile as I am fair. Sensitive skin beware.

- Sephora


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