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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 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (23)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (15)
  • Effective (13)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Not greasy (9)
  • Improves skin texture (8)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (17)
  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Bleaches fabric (7)
  • Doesn't work (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (17)
  • Acne-prone skin (11)
  • Daily use (8)
  • Adult acne (6)
  • Moderate acne (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (23), Brand buyer (7), 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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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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      pretty good...

      By mushu

      from boston ma

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

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

        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.

         
        5.0

        Great acne control

        By MLB

        from Michigan

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

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

        This is the best over the counter acne control face wash I've found. The active ingredient is the most effective you can get. Only drawback is that it's somewhat drying if used twice a day. I use once daily in the AM, along with a salicylic acid containing cleanser at night, and always use moisturizer afterwards.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Intense Acne Cleanser

        By Skin Obsessed

        from Philadelphia PA

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

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

          This is one of the few budget acne washes with benzol peroxide as the main active ingredient, which I find more effective than the more common salycilic acid. I use it as a mask in the shower, letting it sit on my skin for a minute or two before rinsing off. It leaves a tingly-clean feeling. This may be too strong for sensitive skin and I would not use it for makeup removal, but it does a great job keeping my skin from breaking out!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          so, so

          By K

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Pros

          • Moisturizing

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

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

            I used Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Cleanser (not to be confused with this product) with the matching lotion for years, and was happy with it. But then my local drug store stopped carrying it and I could not find the packaging I was use to anywhere. I was forced to try this product, but personally, I don't like it. It was not too harsh for me, however it was toooo creamy (this is why I also never like Noxzema). I didn't like the feeling of washing my face with lotion. There was not enough soap sud to make me feel like I was really cleaning my face. I have looked around on drgstore.com and found a foam version of the C&C Advantage wash; I am hoping that this is my old cleanser in a different package, and in foam instead if the liquid gel that I was use to.

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Something to say to the other reviewers

            By Lulu

            from San Francisco, CA

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                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.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works great for me!

                By Thrifty Girlfriend

                from Philadelphia, PA

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Soothing
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Moderate Acne

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

                I have tried many OTC acne products since I was about 10 years old, and this is the first one that completely clears my skin! I use it towards the beginning of my shower to allow my face time to dry, which is probably why it has NOT bleached ANY of my towels. It does tend to dry my face a tiny bit, which I don't really mind. If you stretch your face muscles (good exercise, btw) after using it, the tightness goes away. Also, it's not expensive like systems such as proactiv, so that's another plus.

                 
                1.0

                Very dissapointed :[

                By Esmee

                from California

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

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

                    Before I started using this wash, I mostly had small, superficial pimples around my chin area. Now, I was cystic acne on my right cheek and chin. Also, I have small, skin-solored bumps all over my face. I think I reacted badly to the mineral oil in this. Needless to say, I will not be buying this again and will be looking for something oil-free.

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