Acne. To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it can happen to the best of us, and the worst of us. Between fluctuating hormones, stress, diet and genetics, acne can rear its ugly head at any time, sometimes for reasons unbeknownst to us. It may be a fact of life, but there is a range of high end and low end options to try on the market to usurp acne’s reign. We have found this Murad Acne Starter Kit to be an effective one for keeping combination and pimple prone skin at bay.
Here is a breakdown of the different components of the products that make up the pack:
Acne Clarifying Cleanser:
As it contains 1.5% salicylic acid, this cleaner is not necessarily good for removing makeup, and is therefore better as a targeted treatment cleanser. It has a great lather, which is not overly fragranced. It is a decent size, so a little goes a long way, and does not leave skin feeling or looking overly dry
Acne Clearing Solution:
A bit of an enigma. Not quite a moisturiser, not quite a concentrated spot treatment, something in between. This hybrid treatment contains 0.5 % salicylic acid, making it gentle enough to slowly treat skin without harsh side effects.
Excellent mask. Contains sulfur, which leaves skin feels clean, smooth and refined. Reduces redness and promotes a calming effect.
Oil Control Mattifier:
A decent moisturiser, that contains SPF 15, which is good, but could be slightly higher. It does have an unusual glue like texture, which ensures it does not go on or leave the skin greasy. Will help with oil control, whilst still allowing the skin to retain some sort of moisture.
Have you tried this Murad Acne Starter pack? What are your thoughts?