Clean&Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash-Review

by Surbhi K on October 9, 2012 · 20 comments

Clean&Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash-Review

Hi everyone!

I am going through a bad acne phase since a month. I use Fab India Tea Tree Face Wash and Himalaya Oil Control Lemon Face Wash and I love the cooling sensation they give on my acne and the way it reduces the irritation on my acne. I saw this Clean and Clear Pimple Clearing Face wash at a store and wanted to give this a try. Read on more to find out about this face wash.

Clean Clear pimple clearing Facewash

About the product:

Effective solution for pimple prone skin. Its effective Salicylic Acid formula deep cleanses pimple causing bacteria and excess oil. Active Botanicals help reduce surface redness and soothe pimples. Leaves skin noticeably clearer.



Squeeze a small amount on wet palm. As you work into a rich lather, gently massage the product all over face, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off thoroughly. Use twice daily for skin that is clean, clear and beautiful. For best results, follow with Clean and Clear active clear speed clearing gel.



Water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, PEG-80 sorbitan laurate, glycerin, propylene glycol, sodium cocoyl isethionate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, PEG-150 distearate, PEG-7 glycery cocoate, decyl glucoside, cocamidopropylamine oxide, phenoxyethanol (and) methylparaben (and) ethylparaben (and) butylparaben (and) propylparaben (and) isobutylparaben, salicylic acid, menthyl lactate, fragrance, vanilla butyl ether, butylene glycol (and) water (and) portulaca oleracea extract, propylene glycol (and) water (and) Cedrus atlantica bark extract, citric acid, tetrasodium EDTA, Cl 61570, Cl 47005.


Rs 49 for 40 gms.

Shelf life:

36 months


My take on Clean &Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash:

I have never tried any face wash from Clean and Clear, so I can’t compare this pimple clearing face wash with the other face washes from this brand. This face wash comes in a shiny grey inverted packaging with a blue flip-top cap. It is transparent in color and the consistency is appropriate,neither too think nor too runny.

I think it lathers less in comparison to the other face washes I use. As a result, I end up rubbing it on my face longer to produce sufficient lather or I end up using more amount of the product. It cleanses the skin well and removes oil and light make up from the face. However, it does leave stretchy feel to my skin and, applying a moisturizer after using this face wash is must for me. I can see my face glowing after washing it with this face wash. It doesn’t have any weird fragrance, which is a big plus point for me because I have sensitive nose and I end up sneezing for at least half an hour after using face washes with citrus fragrances.

This face wash claims to prevent pimples and pimple marks and I am hugely disappointed with this face wash in relation to this claim. I didn’t notice any reduction in my pimples or pimple marks. This face wash didn’t prevent new break outs on my face and it didn’t slow down the progression of active acne. The active acne on my face continued to grow bigger and redder despite of using this face wash and left pimple marks too, despite its claim to reduce pimple marks.


I have stopped using this face wash for now because of my current acne phase and I might try it again once my acne get over, but as for now I am not at all satisfied with its pimple clearing claim. Although it doesn’t prevent pimples on my skin, I am not sure it would have the same effect on your skin too because we all know that effect of face washes vary from person to person. A flop face wash for one person might be a hit for the other, so if you have always had good experience with Clean and Clear face washes and have oily, acne prone skin you can give it a try.

Pros of Clean&Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash:

• Leaves the skin clean.
• Removes light make up.
• Gives a glow to the face.
• Removes oil from face and keeps it oil free for 2-4 hours.
• Appropriate consistency.
• Travel-friendly, neat packaging.
• Affordable.
• Easily available.

Cons of Clean&Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash:

• Leaves the skin stretchy. Application of moisturizer is must for me after using it.
• It didn’t prevent break outs on my face.
• It didn’t prevent pimple marks.
• It didn’t prevent progression of active acne on my face.
• Doesn’t lather much.
• Contains too many chemicals.

IMBB Rating:


Will I repurchase Clean&Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash:

No. I will not.

Do I recommend Clean n Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash:

Only if you have had very good experiences with Clean and clear Face washes in the past and have acne prone skin. The effect of face washes vary from person to person, so it might work for you even if it didn’t for me.

Have a nice day!

Liquid Neutrogena Pure Mild Facial Cleanser
Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Tamarind for Combination/ Oily Skin
The Body Shop Aloe Vera Calming Cleanser and Toner
Clean and Clear Deep Action Cleanser
Clean and Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple
Clean and Clear Morning Energy Face Wash – Brightening Berry
Clean and Clear Morning Energy Face Wash: Energising Lemon
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser
Clean and Clear Morning Burst In-Shower Facial
Clean & Clear Acne Clearing Moisturizer
Aroma Magic Grape Fruit Face Wash
Vivel Active Essentials 3-in-1 Face Wash and Scrub
Dove Deep Pure Face Wash Pore Care
Clean and Clear Fairness Face Wash Review

madam gupshup forums
Clean&Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash-Review Overall rating: 0 out of 5 based on 0 reviews.

Reviewer's Name
Reviewer's Email
Review Title
Review Content

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Rati October 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

hahha!! it has as many pros as it has cons. 😛 😛 Thanks for the heads up! 🙂


Surbhi October 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

you are most welcome Rati di 🙂
I was thinking the same di when i wrote this review. 😛 seriously, this face wash is very confusing. 😀


gurpreet October 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Aah thanks so much surbhi.. offlate i am staying away from clean and clear..


Surbhi October 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

you are most welcome Gurpreet 🙂 m gonna stay away from clean and clear face washes too now 😛


Manisha October 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

nice review .. this face wash wont work for me 🙁 I have extreme dry skin & sometimes visible acne.


Surbhi October 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Thanks manisha 🙂
yeah this might make your skin drier 🙁


Abinaya October 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Clear and Clear face washes don’t suit me either. I have dry skin and after using them, my skin feels so stretchy and smiling feels a pain 😀

But I love using the Clear and Clear Morning Energy Apple facewash as a body wash 😀 So yum it smells and cleans well 😀


Surbhi October 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

they give me the same stretchy feeling and pain while smiling Abhinaya 😛 i haven’t tried Morning energy apple face wash from clean n clear. seriously, now i don’t have the guts to try it 😀


Fabida October 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Good review!! My sister and her friend used this face wash, thinking it would solve their pimple problems. But both of them reported failure and now they don’t know what to do with the tubes they’ve bought!!


Ranju October 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Well I fix these type of face washes with my super fast 6-7 min Padi-Mani sessions:-

1 min heat the water (not so hot just comfy)
1 min (pretty sufficient) mix the face wash is water for gentle leather dip in them hand n feet separate.
1 min filling
1 mine scrub
2 min for creme massage
apply nail-paint if require, me like bare nails these days
voila got ready 😀 😀 😀 🙂 🙂 🙂


Surbhi October 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Thanks alot for this ranju 🙂 i am gonna try this for sure 🙂


Surbhi October 9, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Thanks Fabida 🙂 my tube is a waste too now. 🙁


Rohita October 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm

good review,,,,,,, i have combination skin…….it doesnt’work for me either,it makes skin good only for 1-2 hrs.


Tarannum Ara October 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I tried this face wash and it was so-so for me.. my skin remained away from any kind of pimple but perhaps the effect was due to bio Myristica spot correcting face pack.This pack is miraculous product and I swear never to leave it ever!


Surbhi October 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Its possible that your skin remained pimple free because of the pack Tarannum. Because my skin got pimple free as soon as i stopped this face wash n started using my fabindia face wash again. 😛


Surbhi October 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thanks fabida 🙂
it didn’t work on my pimples either. my tube is waste too 🙁


hana October 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

i used this aswel….had really bad experience


Surbhi October 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Awww 🙁 i can well imagine that Hana. I am going through the same 🙁


Ila October 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm

not impressive :(!


nj March 3, 2013 at 11:52 am

I tried this ..though it reduces redness to some extent , not a great face wash otherwise.


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: