Clean and Clear is one of the brands that I love a lot, but unfortunately, I love those more which are not available in India. I wish they launch those products here as well. I have used almost all the stuff from this brand, but finally, I came across one product which I have not used. I just went to a beauty store to pick up random stuff and spotted this here and this one is actually not available in India but the guy there was selling this, so I immediately picked it up.
Rs. 410 for 200 ml.
Aqua, Alcohol Denat., PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Panthenol, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Bisabolol, Propylene Glycol, Glucose, Butylene Glycol, Menthyl Lactate, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum.
Clean and Clear blackhead clearing cleanser is formulated to start acting against blackheads from day 1. It removes oil, dirt and dead cells trapped deep in the pores-the impurities that can lead to blackheads. It also contains a blackhead fighting ingredient and helps prevents blackheads from coming back. With soothing actives, this cleanser is gentle enough to use every-day to thoroughly cleanse your skin and fight blackheads. Your skin is left feeling really clean from day 1, beautifully clear and refreshed.
Directions To Use:
Apply cleanser on a cotton pad and wipe over your face and neck. No need to rinse.
My Experience with Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser:
So, this product is not that known here and not even available in India but some stores stock it up on their shelves and I was lucky enough to spot it. The cleanser comes in a big plastic bottle and the bottle is similar to their trademark bottles like those morning energy face washes sold here. This one is a 200 ml bottle, so the quantity is really good and I used it for like 6 days every night before bedtime and to my surprise, the quantity used was very less in these 6 days, so this bottle will last for a long time. The cap is a little tight, so I maintain my patience to open it as it is a bit tight and I always fear chipping my nails off. As I am using the Clean and Clear Acne Clearing Cleanser, so this makes a perfect blend. The bottle is blue in colour but the cleanser has no colour and is like water. The smell is really strong due to the presence of some strong ingredients. I always keep it away from my eyes as it stings a lot.
The best part about this cleanser is that you can use it as an alternative to face wash as it will remove makeup completely as well as clean out the dirt and you do not have to rinse it. Then you can jump on to the moisturizer part. The other way, you can use it as a toner in your CTM routine. It has salicylic acid so it may suit acne-prone skin but there is also a possibility that it may sting on certain skin types, but did not sting my skin. It gave a little bit of cooling sensation after application. This is not supposed to be used for the eye area. Talking about the main claims about blackhead clearing, obviously, it did not start working from the first day, but makes it much easier while exfoliation as the blackheads come out easily. But obviously I have white heads still there on my skin and I think it will take time to react but it cannot eliminate all the blackheads and whiteheads. Overall, quite liked the cleanser except for the very strong smell and it can be used for double benefit as well.
Pros of Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser:
- Works as a dual agent: cleanser and toner.
- Face wash and moisturizer from the same range are also available, so makes a complete CTM routine.
- Nicely priced as the quantity is amazing.
- Oil free, so would suit people with acne-prone skin.
- Does not sting on my skin and provides a mild cooling sensation.
- Can be used as an alternative to the face wash.
- Reduced blackheads and made it easy to remove them.
Cons of Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser:
- Not available in India, but if you are lucky enough to spot it somewhere.
- Strong overpowering smell.
- The cap is very tight.
Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser?
I am not sure as this one will go a long way and I don’t really know whether to recommend it or not as do not want to give false advice as this product is a complete unpredictable one and may react differently on different skin types, but it is a really good one if its suits your skin.