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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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1.0

Was my miracle remedy for years but recent formula change :(

By Loyal (former) Clean & Clear customer

from chicago, Il

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

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

    I have struggled with borderline severe acne all my life, for a time prescriptions from my doctor were the only thing that worked for me, once that also proved ineffective I started combining this product with my prescription. It worked wonders on my skin. For the 4+ years I have been using I actually had clear skin for the first time since puberty hit. While my prescriptions dried out and irritated my skin, this product balanced out my skin's naturally very oily complexion and moisturized it. However, there was recently a formula change (no official statement or confirmation from Clean & Clear but the change was immediately obvious to me since I have been using this stuff for years), this was once a rich cream cleanser, today however the formula is so watered down it resembles a foam wash. It has also lost its effectiveness. I have started breaking out again :(
    I am incredibly disappointed and annoyed, not sure if this is a money saving tactic from Clean &Clear or some doofus just decided they needed a change, either way this is no longer the product I used and loved for so many years. It also has a rather unpleasant smell to it of plastic. Obviously there is no point in continuing to use and purchase the product. HUGE THUMBS DOWN FOR CLEAN & CLEAR.

     
    4.0

    Good Benzyl Peroxide Wash

    By Mshattu

    from Seattle, WA

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

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

    I love this cleanser for use with my acne-prone skin. My doctor recommended using a Benzyl Peroxide product to reduce blemishes. I use it once a day (in the shower) and wash with a different cleanser the other time (in the sink). If used more often, I sometimes experience redness and irritation, which is easily remedied with a moisturizing lotion. It should be noted that unless you rinse ALL of the cleanser away, it will bleach towels and other clothing it comes in contact with. This is why I use it only in the shower because I find it easier to rinse completely away.

     
    3.0

    Need to make a big bottle

    By zina

    from akron, ohio

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

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

      This product works great! I need so much of it because I have all over body acne. I need it for my face, chest, back and inner thighs. It clears me up fairly fast.I see results in just one day.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My new skin BFF

      By Mac

      from New York

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

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

      I use this product on my face and back for adult acne along with a prescribed dark spot liquid medication to lighten the dark spots on my back. This product is inexpensive and has been working well as I've been only been using it for 3 weeks. My skin has a nice silky texture to it and the clean feeling after washing off the cleanser is amazing. I developed acne as an adult and the frustration after spending so much money on prescription medications was draining my pockets.
      I also found that changing my pillow cases, keeping my hair tied up at night and away from my face during the day is a big help. The trial and error process of finding what works for your speciific skin type can be annoying but once you find something that works and doesn't break the bank that is the best feeling EVER !!!!!

       
      5.0

      Excellent for Very Oily/Acne Prone Skin

      By Sie (rhymes with fly)

      from Atlanta, GA

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Men
        • Oily Skin
        • On-the-go
        • Weekly Use
        • Women

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

        I used this for a short period during my early teens, and I can remember having random people approach me in grocery stores and even close family friends asking me what I use for my skin, because it was always very clear and even. I think the only reasons why I've stopped using it as an adult are because of budgetary constraints while hitting a few financial snags and the fact that my skin has pretty much outgrown getting bad breakouts.

        I will say, however, that the benzoyl peroxide DID stain some of my towels, but that was only when I didn't wash all of the cleanser off of my face thoroughly, and I believe that this occurring is mentioned on the packaging.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Takes a little while but it works!

        By LayTheAub

        from Allentown, PA

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Smells Great
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Severe Acne

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

        I developed pretty bad adult acne. I am 28. I never had acne this bad, even in my teens. I got acne cysts, little bumps, all kinds of pimples all over my face. Believe me when I tell you I tried EVERYTHING! I was buying a new face wash every few weeks. I tried creams, toners, pads. Even tried the store brand proactive. I didn't like salycic acid products because they made my face red and irritated. I was at a loss and ready to call a dermatologist. On a last chance effort I bought this face wash and I liked it, it didn't irritate my face at all. I use it twice a day. That right there made me happy. It leaves my face clean and it goes on thick, covering the skin good. Avoid the eye area! It didn't stain or bleach my clothes. After using it for about 2 months, I looked in the mirror one day and I was surprised because my skin looked...good. I stood there looking at it for a few minutes because for once, my face wasn't covered in pimples. I haven't had any of those horrible painful cysts in a while. I still get a pimple here and there but nothing major. Buy this face wash and stick with it, don't give up and you will see results.

        I also highly recommend using a sulfur face mask twice a week.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not to bad.

        By Guts

        from Levittown PA

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        I do as the directions say. I massage it all over my face for 20-30 seconds. I really try to dry out my skin with this so I can't really blame the product. I'm sure I could keep my skin a little moist if I didn't use so much but I also use Cerave to moisturize my face when my skin gets dry. I always try to find something that can help me with my terrible cystic acne. I'm usually disappointed but this isn't so bad. It really helps fight off large cystic acne on my face and when I do get one that refuses to be fought off this cream seems to help get rid of it faster then I could on my own just washing my face. I get very oily skin and workout a lot so my skin is always at war it seems. I never had acne till my adult years so if you have moderate cystic/adult acne it should help. If you have extreme acne I can't say this would help you. It's great for removing large amounts of oil my face produces. Which really tends to be where my cysts come from. At most I'd get 4-5 of them at my worst. So if you have anymore then this maybe it won't help you. Lately my skin is clear of large cysts only small ones at times that I can quickly clear up with this. You will get dry skin but it's worth it so you don't see giant red puss tumors on your face! LOL Good luck!

         
        5.0

        Please never stop carrying this!

        By Mandy

        from Kansas City, Kansas

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin

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

          This is the only cleanser that keeps my skin clear. Otherwise I have quite a bit of acne.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really works!

          By EBeast82

          from New York, NY

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy
          • Removes acne

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

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

          I would definetly recommend this product. Before, I had used cetaphil and proactiv and both products only worked temporarily. I started seeing changes w/ Clean & Clear within a week of use. I use it in the morning, then add a skin moisturizer before I go outside. Then I use it at night, but no moisturizer. It does tend to dry out your face a bit, but when washing your face you are only supposed to use it for 20 seconds. I have seen great improvements on this product in just 3 weeks.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Very fast and easy delivery. No problems

           
          5.0

          Works pretty well for me

          By TheAvalanche

          from Ohio

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Little irritation

          Cons

          • May stain clothes

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Daily Use

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

          I use the product twice a day: once in the morning and once at night. If I feel my skin is more oily than usual in the afternoon, I use it a third time. I've had moderate acne since grade school, and even now while I am in college. This controls my acne pretty well. I was never totally clear even while on prescription meds, so I'm not surprised that my skin isn't totally clear with this product. The results are similar to the prescription med I WAS on (benzaclin). I've never had my clothes stained with the product, but I've read that this is possible. Just be careful. There is minor skin irritation, but that will vary from person to person. It doesn't dry me out, but again, that will vary on one's skin type.

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