Murad’s Line of Facial Cleansers Is Excellent, but why not make one that has everything?
We started this review by looking at the Clarifying Cleanser. This cleanser is the latest cleanser from the brand name Murad, a popular name in the anti aging industry. Designed to eliminate blemishes where they begin, at the deepest levels of your skin this product is primarily used to treat irritation such as pimples and other oil related symptoms. Armed with anti bacterial cleansers, Murad claims to remove surface bacteria in a matter of minutes and their name alone was reason for us to want to review this product.
Initially we were surprised to find that Murad took a short cut by not creating a cleanser that does more than simply cleanse and help prevent breakouts. While for many consumers that is a goal for their cleansers, any basic cleansers will do that. Murad earned its reputation by being a leader in the anti aging industry and yet these cleanser does very little to prepare your skin for anti aging treatments that follow. While taken back by this, we were still eager to put these products to the test.
Murad has a series of cleansers each with their own specific treatment. This is curious to us as cleansers are usually all combined into one with the exception of certain treatments. They have an Essential C Cleanser, which uses the vitamin C as an active ingredient to boost collagen production. Murad also has a Soothing Gel Cleanser designed to reduce irritation. There are other cleansers as well focusing on anti oxidants such as the Pomegranate Cleanser. While it is nice to have all of this selection, most of us actually need a variety of these treatments for our skin to look its best. This caused us to take a further look at the situation.
Because cleansers do not lose their effectiveness by combining an anti oxidant with a soothing gel, or a vitamin C boost with an anti bacterial or any other combination, we wondered what the motivation was behind the formulation of so many treatments. While specification seems important to many consumers, the reality is that the only advantage of creating a line of cleansers is profitability. As a consumer with average skin, you would need to purchase 3-4 of these Murad Cleansers to get the same effectiveness as a cleanser like Dermajuv’s Theraputic Cleanser, not to mention it would cost four times as much money. As consumer education and awareness of a top priority to us here, we were left with an uneasy feeling about Murad’s intentions.
Overall, Murad makes a decent quality product and many consumers are happy with their products. They have been a part of the skin care industry for years and they make a balanced and effective product. What our main concern was the fact that Murad seems intent on charging consumers for each different type of cleanser rather than simply combining them all into one. While for certain treatments this may work, the average cleanser user would wind up spending much more money than necessary by purchasing multiple products as opposed to one complete cleanser. For this reason we recommend you exercises caution when it comes to this line of cleansers.