Acne Complex Ingredients
Murad's Acne Complex kit includes four products to treat acne. In the kit is the clarifying cleanser, the exfoliating acne treatment gel, skin perfecting lotion and acne spot treatment. Use the cleanser by lathering onto the face and neck area and rinsing. The acne treatment gel comes after cleansing with a dime-sized amount that you work into the neck and face area. Then, after the gel dries, put on the skin perfecting lotion. Dab the acne spot treatment on individual blemishes, when needed, while you should follow the other three steps twice daily.
Acne Spot Treatment
A 3 percent concentration of sulfur is the active ingredient in the spot treatment. Sulfur is predominately used to reduce the number of pimples, both whiteheads and blackheads, according to Cosmeticsinfo.org. Zinc oxide, while also having use as a sunscreen, is a skin protector. Both of these work well together in clearing the skin and leaving it without sun damage.
Other ingredients are water, hydrolyzed oat flour, glycolic acid, sclerotium gum, zinc oxide, and dicapylyl maleate. PEG-100 stearate, ceteareth-20, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, orange oil and salicylic acid lecithin are other ingredients. Grape seed extract, allantoin, sodium hydroxide, tocopherol and propylparaben are also additives. Lastly there is methylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, palmitoyl hydroxypropyltrimonium and Amylopectin/Glycerin CrosspolymerDisodium EDTA in the ingredients.
A 1.5 percent concentration of salicylic acid is the active ingredient in this part of the kit. Salicylic acid can be found in the willow tree bark and gives exfoliant properties to the cleanser.
There is also water, methyl gluceth-20, PPG-26-buteth-26, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl metaine and PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil. Other ingredients include triclosan, methol, camellia oleifera leaf extract, cimifuga racemosa root extract and butylene glycol. Lemon peel oil, lime oil, lavandula hybrida oil, citronella oil, bitter orange oil, tangerine oil, apricot kernel oil, methylparaben and tetrasodium EDTA are the last ingredients in the list.
Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel
A 1 percent concentration of salicylic acid is the gel's active ingredient. Cosmeticsinfo.org shows salicyclic acid as an exfoliant and a skin conditioning agent. It works as an anti-acne agent to reduce number of pimples and the frequency of breakouts.
Other ingredients include water, glycolic acid, alcohol denat, butylene glycol, methyl gluceth-10, aloe barbadensis leaf extract and PPG-5-Ceteth-20. Retinol, arnica Montana flower extract, orange fruit extract, polysorbate 20, triclosan, lecithin and tocopherol are also ingredients. More in the gel's ingredient list are hydroxyethylcellulose, tetrasodium EDTA and sodium hydroxide. Lastly, the ingredients include grape fruit extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, witch hazel distillate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, zinc sulfate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil and linoleic acid.
Skin Perfecting Lotion
Retinol is used in the skin perfecting lotion to aid in the reduction of skin flaking and in giving a supple appearance. It is a naturally occurring form of vitamin A.
The lotion has ingredients such as water, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, dicaprylyl maleaste, butylene glycol, glycerin, retinol, polysorbate 20 and sorbitan stearate. More ingredients include grape seed extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, oat kernel protein, honey extract and orange fruit extract. Algae extract, dimethicone, propylene glycol, sodium PCA, allantoin sclerotium gum, carbomer, methylparaben and propylparaben are also ingredients. Still more ingredients are phytonadione, arnica Montana flower extract, epilobium angustifolium extract, stearic acid, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20 and talc. Glycolipids, hyaluronic acid, panthenol, lecithin, hydrolyzed soy flour, c9-15 fluoroalcohol phosphate, spiraea ulmaria extract, tocopherol, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and triethanolamine are included in the listing of ingredients. Lastly there is tetrasodium EDTA, diazolidinyl urea, palmitoyl hydroxypropyltrimonium amylopectin/glycerin crosspolymor and squalene.
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