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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)

 
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.

     
    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.

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I HATE This Product!

                By maureen "shree-ya"

                from anyplace, california

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Cooling Feel

                Cons

                • Bleaches Fabric
                • Dries Out Skin
                • Ineffective
                • SUCKS Moisture Out

                Best Uses

                • All Acne I Guess
                • Oily Skin

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

                Ew! I hate this product! Here's why:
                1. When I first tried it, I thought, "Wow, so creamy!" the stuff is creamy, and made me think that it would be at least somewhat gentle on my skin. NO, it is NOT gentle on your skin! In just one use, my skin went from moisturized muffin to desert dry dump! (I DON'T have dry or sensitive skin, I DO have normal skin.)
                2. This bleaches fabric like nobody's business! Yes, if you want an excuse for new towels, even shirts, or anything- this'll help you get new towels, yay, a new expense to bear! I suggest, if you do love this, which I DO NOT, then use this in the shower.
                3. After using it just three times, my face ached so bad I couldn't move my facial muscles at all without extraordinary pain!
                This sucks, in plain words! This did nothing for my acne, NOTHING! This is not for you if you have sensitive or normally dry skin! I couldn't talk with this product, and there was dead skin even right under my eyes and below my eyebrows! This is how drying the product was for me, and I have normal skin!

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                If you want to have to buy new towels...

                By Scared Mom

                from Mountain View, CA

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bleaches Fabric

                  Best Uses

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

                    i could not figure out why my son's blue towels were getting bleached, so i starting eliminating things he was using. Finally i got to the culprit, but only after I bought brand new towels. This stuff ruined the old set of towels and now it has ruined the new set, even the bath mat. SCARY, i don't want my child putting this stuff on his face ever again!

                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    WARNING

                    By Disgruntled

                    from Hanover, MA

                    describe yourself Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                    • Bleaches Fabric
                    • Dries Out Skin
                    • Irritates Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

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

                    I am absolutely disgusted with this product. I was using it maybe four times a week at night and didn't seem to have problems. Then one night I put it one and began to feel a burning sensation within a few seconds. I washed it off and my face was red and hot. I stopped using it and read the back, recommending you should only use it 2-3 times a week. Then I began to break out, and started up again. After use one night the my face was raw, red and blistery. I have been moisturizing for about four days now and the pain is intense. It's made my face SWOLLEN, TENDER, and RASH-LIKE. This product is way to strong for a persons skin its like putting acid on your face, don't get it. Way to go Clean & Clear.

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