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MuradÂ® Clarifying Toner
MuradÂ® Clarifying Cleanser
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on 7/26/2017 8:06:00 PM
More reviews by SophieRCJ
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
This product is truly awful. I don't have particularly sensitive skin but it stung my skin like hell. At first I thought this was fine as I thought stinging and irritation meant it was doing something. I was using it with the Murad clarifying cleanser (which isn't as harsh as this but still quite harsh).Turns out it WAS doing something - but the total opposite of what it's meant for. Let's just say if you want lots of acne and red sore pustules this is the product for you! If you want clear skin, don't bother. My skin was relatively clear before using this and only prone to occasional breakouts, but while using this daily my skin was pimply constantly. Yes, I did persevere for almost a month, and I even tried it second-daily to see if I was overusing it, to no avail. Its effect is even WORSE if you use it how it's supposed to be used following the Murad Clarifying cleanser, which is also irritating to the skin so your skin's already feeling sensitive and raw before applying the toner. This toner is all pain and no gain. Save yourself some money and get a salicylic acid or AHA toner or serum, and some Dickinson's witch hazel from the chemist.
on 5/30/2016 11:32:00 PM
More reviews by sac77015
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I am prone to periodic breakouts, since using this toner in conjunction with Kiehl's Ultra Cleanser, I don't have nearly the breakouts. It's not overdrying and doesn't irritate my skin, a good toner at a decent price.
on 2/3/2016 11:44:00 AM
More reviews by fairplaytoyou
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Good product but doesn't compare to the clarifying cleanser (which is actually a cleanse and tone due to the ingredients it contains) - LOVE that product, this one not so much.It's really just a bog-standard toner for me, and can be quite drying at times so I wouldn't recommend using this if you have a) dry/ sensitive skin, b) don't tend to moisturise your skin heavily or effectively & c) in the winter (especially where I live because the harsh weather stings. I wouldn't repurchase for this reason, and I much prefer toning with a more gentle formula such as the Mario Badescu rosewater spray or the La Roche Posay Effaclar toner. Also worth noting that I only used this once a day because otherwise it would've probably broken me out.
on 8/8/2015 6:39:00 PM
More reviews by BCoop
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I don't think my skin is super sensitive and can usually withstand fairly intense products, but this stuff made my skin break out like crazy. I used it for maybe two weeks after my regular toner ran out and I wanted to try something new. I think it over irritated and dried out my skin which lead to a really intense, constant and painful breakout. The morning after I stopped using it I didn't have any new pimples. Two days later and my skin is much happier, but still flaking and sore. Do NOT recommend.
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on 5/2/2014 9:37:00 PM
More reviews by acalab2781
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I love this stuff. I use it at night to clean my makeup off (only Avon mineral foundation and some blush) and then I use it in the morning after I wash my face with baby wash and my Clarisonic. The addition of this to my routine made my skin glow. I have super sensitive skin that's prone to breakouts and haven't experienced any unusual tingling or burning. This is actually my second bottle after using up every drop in my first bottle. Even though it's expensive, the results are worth it to me.
on 5/30/2013 12:26:00 PM
More reviews by cbk821
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This product is really, really harsh. It burns! The first few times I used it, I held it in, because I kept telling myself 'no pain no gain'. However, after several days of trying this product, I Realized that it was not for me. I have combination oily/acne prone skin. And yes, this product is reminiscent of its sister product, the cleanser (in regards to the immediate, minty fresh tingling sensation). But for me, this toner didn't stop there --- it started to burn real bad, and my skin turned a bright red hue and then, little tiny bumps sprouted up all over my chin, forehead, and t-zone areas. My skin was super inflamed. I used this step 2 toner along with the step 1 cleanser and step 3 moisturizer, so maybe it was just too much product for my face to handle. Maybe it works well on people with stronger skin, but I will never use this product again.
on 4/24/2013 1:38:00 AM
More reviews by dolceviiita
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
I bought this on a whim while at Sephora and thought it'd help to clarify my pores. However, I am very disappointed to say that this product is extremely harsh on my sensitive skin. It did nothing to help clarify my skin and actually felt that it was too drying. Perhaps this maybe what extremely oily girls need, but on my combination skin, I needed to mix water in order to get a more watered down version of this toner. Only then did this toner feel a tad bit better for my skin. With this said, I do not think I'll be repurchasing this product again as there are many toners/essences such as SKII that actually does its worth.
on 4/8/2013 11:32:00 AM
More reviews by stacic
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I love the clarifying cleanser but I only like the clarifying toner from Murad. It makes my skin feel refreshed and tingly when I use it, but not any more than a drug store brand would. It's not really anything special. I really dislike the top and wish it had a smaller hole to dispense the toner because I usually end up putting waaay more than I need on the cotton pad.
on 2/27/2013 12:35:00 AM
More reviews by nicholee
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
I got this as a freebie after purchasing the Essential C Toner and the T-zone gel from Murad.I have oily skin and large pores on my nose and thought I would try it as I got it free and see how it goes. Initially after using a cotton pad to just clean the nose area, it does feel like it stripped all the clogged pores and made it cleaner. However, if I use it to wipe my cheeks area, it caused my skin to hurt abit and later became flaky. It was way too harsh even for my oily skin which usually is not sensitive to products. Also it causes my skin to become more oiler after using it, which is a no no for me. Also I find the alcohol smell too strong for my liking.Lastly, the bottle top should have a smaller mouth or opening so not all the liquid comes out at once, which is such wastage. I have to dip the cotton pad into the opening instead of pouring it out.
on 2/23/2013 12:33:00 PM
More reviews by jenniferjones
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This toner will absolutely strip every last bit of oil, makeup, dirt, etc off your skin but for me it is waaay too harsh, and I have very oily skin. I wouldn't want to use this even once in a while, it causes my skin to be very oily afterwards since it increases oil production on the overly cleaned skin. And I always use a moisturizer. No control top to the bottle. And truly it does smell strong like alcohol, doesn't bother me but some will find it harsh.
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