Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo is rated out of 5 by 7.Rated 1 out of 5 by kp11 from Did not work for me Some of Murad products work miracles for me, but this one did not have any effect on my skin condition. I like the exfoliator, it smells very nice and is quite finely grained (which I like); however, having been using the product for the past two weeks, I do not see any improvement and cannot tell any difference from my previous skin care routine.Date published: 2017-03-27Rated 5 out of 5 by minocka from The one and only that really works! I have been awaiting for this kind of product to be inventented. The 'sealer' is one very smart product. Prevents further skin's exposure to oxigen and pollution therefore not allowing pores to become black (so no more blackheads), thus the skin in normaly breathing and all other products able to be used at their best. Do not expect instant miracles and blackhead-free situation after just first application. Also, do follow instructions. Very important! From my decades long 'problem' with congested skin on chin an sides of cheaks I know very well how deep, big and gross they can be. Most of the times even without blackead on top. Just bumps full with sebum. And they get bigger as the pore opening is closed! And each pore has its opening and that's where this set steps it fantastically!!! If your skin or parts of it are partially congested, this remover will open the top layer of congested skin and bumpy pores full of sebum and it will ease, soften top layer, also will gently decongest canal by softening the sebum within pore canal as prep for (if wanted) further proper manual extraction. The pores that are just dilated and black (blackheads) - usually on nose, sides around nose or wherever the skin in thinner, depending on their severity, will either be completely cleaned by remover (paste) and sealed with the sealer; or if the pore's canal is congested - up to the level where the canal is nicely opened and cleaned enough for further immediate sealing. In order to fully benefit from this set you must not expect quick fix and must know that each pore has its canal and two sebum sacs. This white paste enables the top (black plug - blackhead) of the canal/pore to be removed (that's why is called the 'blackhead remover") and it does it perfectly. But if you have congested canal and sacs beneath - using this set your pores will be beautifuly open, canal softened, sebum 'pulled' towards the skin surface, removed with the paste as if it has been melted and then sealed. Perfection! Also, ideal set to use before to go for a facial with proper extraction* , extraction without damaging the skin with application of the sealer during facial (* facial with extraction if wanted and needed). Perfection as well! And this subject, how our skin works, is what loads of people do not know/understand. But Dr.Murad does! Some users of this set expect a quick fix, a 'miracle'. I personaly perceive this as a of lack of basic knowledge, commonly present, as how to treat this type of skin and in general. And it is not a rocket science. That's why instructions and qualified staff/therapists of Dr. Murad are there. To advise how to treat and help your skin! This set on its own will and does indeed produce fantastic results over the time but you need to follow instructions, do not expect quick fix, plus further moisturisation is compulsory. Skin needs moisture per se, no matter being oily or dry. Oily, blemished, congested skin can be thirsty very much! In order to fully benefit from this fantastic and unique duo, you should not just use these 2 products but MUST follow instructions, and never forget to moisturise your skin. Those with congested and thicker skin will notice in few days that on some areas further bumps, sebum filled pores are poping out. Also, some areas of skin might become dry. And that is All POSITIVE and not a negative to expect!! ! Why? Because your usage of these products had enabled the removal of your blackheads and pore cleansing and further occurrence of blackheads (with sealer) but you haven't moisturised (if at all?!) with good moisturiser. Your deeply congested pores' canals that got cleaned to certain level (no instant solution nor result, rember) pumped up the deeply remained sebum towards the skin surface. And that's brilliant. That's the 'proof' the product is working, but lack of knowledge or (maybe) quick or silly expectations disappoints you. Unfortunately, it is you doing a mistake and not that "product is not working". If you follow instructions and observe your skin, you repeat again the process. But never forget that you must moisturise skin. If you take the sebum away only and do not regulate it (Dr. Murad has lovely Blue line that has loads of lotions and creams, non-comedogenic!, also serums...) your skin will constantly overproduce sebum! Vicious circle, but so easy and generaly quick (but with patience) this could and be resolved. Plus dermatological treatments (if you can afford), performed by Dr.Murad's therapists can be a superb top-up. Nevertheless, your regular thus very simple skin care and rutine, including this duo will make your troublesome skin 100% perfect. I am 38 y.o and still have sebum sacs full as a being 20y.o at some facial areas, but following Dr.Murad's procedures, using this of set and following instructions - in a month time I obtained my small pores almost gone (clear they are for sure, smaller and noticeably less visual), larger ones have been more than 50% clearer and will be clearer and clearer; deep canals have started shrunking and not producing bumpybsacs, my skin is all smoother and not dull so visibly that friends have been asking if I had done some 'surgical procedure' :-) Definatelly, my skin is significantly looking better, producing less sebum than before, no more nasty, visible bumps. But I follow every single step and instructions and of course moisturise my skin after doing this cleansing procedure! Enjoy in your pore-clear, sebum-reduced and regulated skin!Date published: 2017-02-15Rated 4 out of 5 by Angebabe63 from Easy to use Only had this a couple of weeks but my blackheads seem to be slowly disappearing,Date published: 2017-01-23Rated 5 out of 5 by Peach from great stuff ! Can't find anything does this job better than these products.Date published: 2015-09-13Rated 5 out of 5 by lizzysaurus from So far so good Been using it for a month every week and so far so good. It seems to be clearing my pores but it doesn't minimise them - you'll need a separate product for that. What I have noticed is my skin is less oily.Date published: 2015-09-12Rated 1 out of 5 by Turkish Delight from Disappointed I've been using this twice a week for about a month and have not seen any change in my blackheads at all which is such a shame, however, I will continue to use it as it was expensive and could not bear to throw it away - I'm hoping in time it will work and if I see an improvement I will update my review.Date published: 2015-05-21Rated 5 out of 5 by charlottie from Deep Cleanse I have always believed that skin is like a home, well looked after and it will show. Our skin needs up-keep, maintenance and a good ol' 'spring' clean now and again. This product is ideal for 'skin management'. It gives a deep nourishing cleanse , removing traces of dirt, oil, pollution and any nasties and leaving you with a clean, smooth and healthy looking complexion ready for the day ahead.Date published: 2015-02-14
These products use Volcanic Mineral Clay and Shikakai extract to detoxify the skin by drawing out dirt and excess oil. The Oxidation Reversal Complex targets sebum oxidation, a leading cause of blackheads, while the Pomegranate Seed Oil acts as an astringent, tightening pores and refining the complexion.
*In a Murad sponsored study. Individual results will vary.
- How To Use
Use Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo 2-3 times per week as needed. First apply the Blackhead Remover with water on the affected areas, wash off and follow with the Pore Refining Sealer. For optimal results, follow with Murad Step 3 moisturiser.
Step 1 : Aqua, Sodium C14-16 Oleﬁn Sulfonate, Sodium Palmamphoacetate, Bentonite, Jojoba Esters, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Polylactic Acid, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Methyl Gluceth-20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Acacia Concinna Fruit Extract, Balanites Aegyptiaca (Desert Date) Fruit Extract, Benzoic Acid, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Stearyl Triethoxysilane, Potassium Sorbate, Punica Granatum Extract, Benzyl Salicylate, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool, Xanthan Gum, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Limonene, Sorbic Acid, Betaine, Inositol, Taurine, Trehalose, Yeast Amino Acids, Urea, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional
Step 2 : Aqua, Glycerin, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Tribehenin PEG-20 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Salicylic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Lecithin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponiﬁables, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Menthol, Decarboxy Carnosine HCL, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Inositol, Taurine, Trehalose, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Menthyl Lactate, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol