Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser - £29.99/200ml

At the ripe old age of 19 I'm really not in the market for anti-ageing skincare just yet but that doesn't mean I'm put off by products claiming to have those kinds of properties - after all it's never too early to start! Murad's Time Release Acne Cleanser promotes not only younger looking skin but includes Salicylic Acid; an ingredient found within most acne treatments that helps to heal and prevent blemishes that occur.

When applied the cleanser tingles slightly which gives me reassurance that something is happening at least! It's a lightly foaming formula which applies clearly to the skin and can cause a little bit of skin tightness if left on for more than a minute or so, but that's completely gone once it's rinsed off. I'm really impressed with the way this makes my skin feel softer, smoother and well hydrated after straight use. In terms of blemish healing though I sadly haven't seen a great deal of difference. I use this in the morning and Superdrug's 'Naturally Radiant' Hot Cloth Cleanser (full review here) in the evening and I actually feel as though the latter works better at calming inflammation and keeping blemishes at bay despite there being no promise of this on the packaging.

My overall feelings on this product are that I don't hate it by any means, but for the price I'm not certain that I'd repurchase again. To me £30 is a lot to spend on a tube of cleanser and I really would have expected this to 'wow' me a little bit more. It does leave my skin feeling fresh, bright and clean... but then again so do most cleansers that cost a tenth of the price! Blemish wise it hasn't worked wonders for me, although I've read some amazing reviews elsewhere so if you do have acne prone skin I'd definitely suggest trying to get your hands on a sample of this to see if it works for you!

Oh & one last thing just incase I don't manage to post again before the big day...


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