Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser Overview
The exfoliator being reviewed is AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser The manufacturer of AHA/ BHA Exfoliating Cleanser is Murad. AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser is developed to be used by consumers with all skin types; oily, combination, normal and dry. The manufacturer suggests that the product be used 2-3 times per week. In addition to developing AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, Murad also hosts a complete skincare line which includes the following products for; Genetic Aging, Environmental Aging, Hormonal Aging, Acne, Sun Protection, Redness, Sensitivity, Combination Skin, Men’s Shaving, and Body Cellulite.
AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser is sold in 6.75 ounce bottles. The product can be purchased from online retailers like, DermaDoctor.com for $35, Amazon.com $30, and Sephora.com for $35. AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser can also be purchased directly from the manufacturer’s website for $35 plus shipping and handling. Purchases made directly from the manufacturer’s website include a 60 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser - Product Description
The active ingredient in the product are; salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid. Salicylic acid, is an ingredient used in many over-the-counter acne medications. In addition to treating acne, salicylic acid is also used to treat other skin disorders including dandruff, psoriasis, calluses, corns, warts, and more. Acne is formed when skin cells inside hair follicles shed too fast and clump together, plugging up the follicle and causing a pimple. Salicylic acid helps slow down shedding of the cells inside the follicles, preventing clogging. Unless your doctor advises you otherwise, people should avoid the other over the counter medications I list: sulfur, resorcinol, or benzoyl peroxide, while using salicylic acid, as it may be overly irritating
Glycolic acid is a sugar derivative. It is a natural acid that can be found in various fruit and food. Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser uses a low molecular weight glycolic that penetrates deeper in to the epidermis. Studies suggest that glycolic acid is also valuable for its ability to loosen “cellular cement”. Simply stated, “cellular cement” is the substance that attaches it’s self to the molecules forming unwanted skin conditions like acne, sun damage, and hyper pigmentation. Products that contain glycolic acid should be used cautiously as the acid can be erosive to skin.
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid used in rejuvenation products and is considered to be a gentle yet very effective anti-aging treatment. Lactic acid has rich history as a skin care treatment that literally spans centuries. Lactic acid is derived from milk, and is known for its hydrating properties. It is also a gentler form of alpha hydroxy exfoliant. Lactic acid is noted for its rich moisturizing attributes and its ability to exfoliate dead skin cells without causing skin irritation.
Product is both hypo allergenic and non-comedogenic. When using an exfoliator, or peel, the use of sunscreen is highly recommended, as the skin becomes photosensitive.
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser Advantage
- Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser contains a combination of glycolic, salicylic acid and lactic acid all commonly used ingredient in over the counter topical acne treatments.
- The product’s manufacturer is a trusted name in skincare.
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser - Drawbacks
- The product is expensive.
- Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser contains the same concentration of salicylic acid as less expensive drug store brands.
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser - The Bottom Line
In conclusion Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser includes a combination of active ingredients known to be effective in exfoliating skin.