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Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser 5 oz (141 g)

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Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz
 
3.8

(based on 119 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (14)
  • Effective (13)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Not greasy (8)
  • Improves skin texture (6)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (15)
  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Bleaches fabric (7)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (15)
  • Acne-prone skin (8)
  • Daily use (7)
  • Adult acne (6)
  • Moderate acne (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (22), Brand buyer (6), Quality oriented (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Something to say to the other reviewers

I finally joined Drugstore.com because I would really like to put something in perspective. I saw so many one-star reviews for this product that all said the same thing: it bleached their towels,...Read complete review

I finally joined Drugstore.com because I would really like to put something in perspective. I saw so many one-star reviews for this product that all said the same thing: it bleached their towels, it dried their skin like no other. Listen here, this acne cleanser has 10% BENZOYL PEROXIDE in it. Of COURSE it's going to bleach your towels if you're not careful - benzoyl peroxide is a bleacher.

And here's the big part, my response to the dry skin and blah blah. Before buying this product you really need to CONSIDER:
1. have I ever used benzoyl peroxide before? (This cleanser contains 10%, which is the highest concentration of BP you can have!! Of COURSE your skin is going to freak out if it has never been exposed to BP!! It's like a culture shock for your skin!)

2. since 10% benzoyl peroxide is so strong, am I sure that I want to resort to using something so strong on my skin? If you're in your teens and have tried a few cleansers in your life, maybe with salicylic acid or something in them, and they worked "okay" but you want something WOW, don't use this YET! Try more things..this may be way too strong for your mild acne.

I'm young, but I've dealt with acne for five years now. In those five years I've had bad scarring, extremely stubborn blackheads, pimples that take weeks to clear out, etc. I can't classify my acne as "severe" but it is bad. For about a year I used a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment. The first day I bought it I put a little bit on, and no result. The next day I smothered it on, and I was extremely pleased with the results. I did this for quite a while and my skin was used to the benzoyl peroxide. Then I found this, and I am amazed. It seriously worked wonders, I noticed a visible difference within hours of using it.

My main point is, KNOW your skin. Put some benzoyl peroxide on it first and see how it reacts. Use this cleanser, or another cleanser with 10% BP as a last resort after you're fed up with trying tons and tons of cleansers that don't seem to work for you. Ask yourself whether you really need this strong cleanser or not.

Oh and wear a bit of moisturizer after using it.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

pretty good...

ive been using this product for about a month now, and that's about how long its taken for my acne to clear. ive noticed that this product clears my acne quickly and i havent...Read complete review

ive been using this product for about a month now, and that's about how long its taken for my acne to clear. ive noticed that this product clears my acne quickly and i havent been breaking out as much. before using this product i used to break out a lot all over my cheeks and the sides of my chin, and now that is almost clear (i have a couple of scars) but ive been breaking out on the middle of my chin and little bumps on my forehead while using this product. its kind of wierd how this product makes my skin break out in different places. also KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM YOUR EYES! the area underneath and around my eyes are itchy red and gross. really bad irritation. after using it for about a month my skin felt finally clear on about the third week. but this might have just been me cause that was the week my swim team ended and my face wasnt exposed to chlorine. since then ive joined another swim team and my acne has been back. i guess if youre normal and it's used on a regular basis it can be effective. overall this product was good, but not amazing.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fabulous Product

By Merritt

from Haines, Ak

describe yourself Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

    My son uses this product on a daily basis and he is very acne prone. He was on oral medication, it upset his stomach so no more. Then a topical, it works, but he didn't like the feel of it. We tried proactive and it's difficult to get a teenager to do all three steps morning and night. I could however, get him to wash his face twice a day. This worked fabulously! If he runs out, the acne comes back. If he uses something with salicylic acid, the acne comes back. This is the best. It contains benzoyl peroxide and has a very light menthol sent. I use it myself every once in a while and it never dries my skin. It's da'bomb. :)

     
    5.0

    In love with it

    By Heather the Relieved

    from Fallon, NV

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

      I have had severe acne since age 12, and now that I'm 23 I finally found something that works. I apply with a wash cloth at night for a gentle way to remove dead skin and make up. If you aren't wearing makeup, then don't use a moisturizer. It feels a little dry the first few times, but it was the key to clearing my complextion.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      works well for me

      By lovequeen

      from Sacramento

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • VERY GOOD

      Cons

      • Bleaches towels

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

      its it amazing all i have to say is that it has benozol perioxide and that bleaches towels i am ok with that but over all i love it

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Couldn't use this - ouch!

      By Michelle the Belle

      from Alabama

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

          This was HARSH. Ouch! My husband hated it too. Used it a couple of times and threw it away. It made my skin red, irritated, and dry.

           
          4.0

          Worked well for me

          By J

          from Santa Clarita, CA

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Bleaches Fabric

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

          I waited a couple months to post a review as sometimes products work well at first and then turn on me. I noticed this cleanser working consistently after about a month. It has dramatically reduced the number of blemishes and size of my pores. I had a little irritation in the first couple weeks and I recommend getting white washcloths as a solution to the bleaching issue. I use it along with the Oil of Olay microdermabrasion kit and have seen a definite improvement in my skin. My experience says give it a try; if irritation or overdrying occurs I would back off to only using it once a day. Also be careful around eyes!

           
          5.0

          Very good with one exception!

          By Ralu

          from Biddeford, ME

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Improves Skin Texture

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

          This is great for acne but don't use it in the shower!!! I walked out with a swelled eye! It swelled like crazy! Read the instructions! I use it sparingly on my forehead and chin because I have acne in those areas! It does work very good!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Use For More Severe Acne

          By Porcelina

          from Raleigh, NC

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Bacteria fighting
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cystic acne
            • Problem acne

            Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

            I'm in my late 20's and have been fighting acne for the past 15~ years. I've tried countless OTC and prescription products, and this remains one of my favorite face washes. My skin mainly breaks out in a mixture of deep whiteheads and cystic-type acne, which can be extremely painful. I have found the 10% Benzoyl Peroxide solution to be very effective on cutting down and fighting the bacteria under my skin. I do not recommend this for people who are looking for a gentle cleanser. It is highly medicated and is designed for more problematic forms of acne. If you are suffering from more serious acne, I HIGHLY encourage you to see a dermatologist. You are not going to be able to fight your acne with just OTC products.

             
            3.0

            IT works but watch out

            By havchik77

            from sacramento

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Dammages colored towels
            • Dries Out Skin
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin
            • Once a day use

            Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

            This face wash really helps clear up the skin but at a price. My skin is very oily and i normaly have wash it twice or more a day. with this product that is not an option it really dries your skin out after you wash your face. So if your like me and your skin gets very oily again after 4 hours it dries your face its not good. Also it bleached my towels i use a wash cloth to wash my face and realized it takes the color out of my brown and green washcloths. so beware

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product!

            By PharmStudent

            from Ohio

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

              I actually came across this product because a dermaotlogist had recommended a prescription face wash with benzoyl peroxide which was expensive and not covered by my insurance. The prescription product was actually only 5% benzoyl peroxide, while this product has 10% benzoyl peroxide. The majority of medicated face washes contain either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, and I find that, at least for me personally, benzoyl peroxide is a better product because salicylic acid dries my skin after using it for a few days. This face wash has a slight tingle but does not burn, and i do not typically have problems with dry skin. With all of my acne problems through the years, this product has been a life-saver and I have recommended it to numerous other people! A great product, at a much cheaper price than comparable prescription products!

               
              5.0

              Favorite!

              By SamJoRocks

              from Petersburg Alaska

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, 5 oz:

                This product has been the most effective skin acne treatment I've used so far. I've been using it for over 3 years now and I've tried Poraciv and lots other skin treatments- but i've alawys fallen back on this product. Very recomended for all skin types and for heavy blemish/acne prone skin.

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