Friday, February 12, 2016

A Cleanser Just for Adult Acne

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser Review

I recently gave up eating meat (again, yeah let's not go there) and as such my once free from blemish complexion continually broke out. I know that breakouts due to a fairly drastic diet change is normal but that doesn't make it enjoyable and being in my twenties, I am less than tempted by the harsh and often foaming cleansers aimed at such skin concerns. I want a hard-working yet gentle cleanser, one packed with skin saving ingredients and something that will not only care for my skin but remove all traces of my make-up too. I may just have found the answer in, Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser...

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser as you may have guessed has been formulated to treat blemish prone skin, particularly adult problematic skin - a skin complaint that the beauty world seems to forget exists on the whole. That is not to say that those in their teens can not use this cleanser, it is very mild and really well formulated - I kinda wish it was around sooner, it would have given me one less thing to complain about ha!

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser Review

The first thing I noticed about Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser is the consistency, it is somewhat a cross between a cleansing gel and lotion - a thick, cooling almost like balm texture that does not foam and yet gently removes all traces of dirt, grime, oil and make-up. I can not vouch if this removes eye make-up and as such would recommend you avoid applying to such area. Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser is one of the few cleansers that leaves my skin feeling deeply cleansed and not at all dried out, nor tight and uncomfortable.

 As anyone with blemish prone skin will tell you, blemishes naturally dry out and form dry, almost scab-like heads, it is when they are at this stage I personally struggle. In my experience if I accidentally rip one of these scabs off, such blemish is more prone to scarring and/or taking longer to heal. The thick, balm like texture of this moisturising cleanser glides over the skin and does not interfere with the skin's naturally healing process.

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser Review

The above may be enough to sell you on the cleanser alone but the spot banish qualities keep on continuing, Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser contains: Encapsulated Salicylic Acid - this gently helps to speed up the healing process of any existing blemishes and to some extent gently exfoliates the skin. With continued use, it may promote a clearer complexion and even skin tone. Unlike other cleansers the Salicylic Acid within this cleanser works up to 8 hours after rinsing the skin clean, to help prevent new blemishes from forming in the first place. This is also along with Amino Acids and Hyaluronic Acid, to help promote naturally plump and moisturised from the inside out, and lastly Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser features antioxidants to defend against free radical damage.

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser Review

I've been using the Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser for a good few weeks now and I have noticed that my skin has began to settle down, I will admit that this could be partly due to my body naturally adjusting to the change of diet. However as Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser has an inbuilt spot treatment, it does treat, speed up the healing process and of course prevent scarring, all the while being gentle and non-drying which is good enough for me. The added anti-ageing technology is just a bonus.

Fellow adult blemish sufferers, this is the cleanser you have been waiting for!

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser £25/200ml via House of Fraser - link.
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  1. My skin has started playing up yet again! Definitely think I need a new cleanser, this one sounds pretty good xx

    1. For how long have you used your cleanser? It depends on that! I just blogged about how a cleansing skin routine should be, you can read about it on

  2. This is definitely the type of product that my skin needs! Great review! x

    Katina |

  3. I've heard a lot of good things about Murad. I must remember this for when I next get a breakout! x

    Wonky Lauren

  4. As a fellow blemish prone person, this sounds wondeful! I recently bought a 10x magnifying glass and let me tell you that was horrifying, to see the traces of scarring close and personal :X

  5. I can more than relate to the struggle of dealing with blemishes in their scab-like stage. I also struggle the most during this time. I love the idea of a cleanser that is gentle enough to not disrupt the healing process of the skin but is still actively working to clear out bacteria and oil. I'll definitely look into this!


  6. Amazing! Loved this! :)

  7. Amazing! Loved this! :)

  8. Ive never tried Murad but i really do want to, Thanks for sharing xx

    Anna-Maria |

  9. I'm glad you seemed to like this product. I tried the Murad acne line a year years ago and had the worst allergic reaction I've ever had to skincare. My entire face swelled up, I had a red rash all over my forehead and cheeks, and it was so painful. I've never been able to bring myself to use their other face products (although their body creams are nice). I have no idea what was in it, but there is something super strong in there that others may want to be aware of.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

  10. Ive been looking into this grand for exactly this reason! I struggle so much with the texture of having blemish prone skin! Cruelty free too so it must be a winner! X

    What a vegan eats in a day over on -

  11. Glad to hear you found a cleanser that worked for you!
    I just blogged about how a skin cleansing routine should be, I think my advice might help you :-)
    Natja from

  12. Firstly, this was nicely informative! Thanks! I've been struggling with the darling that is adult acne for a few weeks now so I think I'll definitely give this a try! and nice to see it's reasonably priced and easy to get my hands on too - Double bonus!

  13. I never had acne as a teenager and my skin has always been clear. I turned 30 and my face became a mess! I need to try this!

    Mel |

  14. I love the fact this keeps working after being rinsed off. Will definitely bear this in mind when I need a new cleanser xx

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