Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Review-Day Tuesday #4: Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser

Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Hey butterflies!
I'm not even gonna jazz this up; I have blackheads. Whole hoards of them. 
So I've jumped on the skincare bandwagon and I've been shocked to discover how much I've been neglecting my skin!
I already have the Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Wash, but I'm lazy as hell so I wanted something that I didn't have to wash off.
Therefore after much deliberation I went ahead and bought the Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser.
It's oil-free and claims that it "helps clear and prevent blackheads" as it "is formulated to start acting against blackheads from day 1."
Basically it's supposed to do all the beautiful, de-clogging excellence that cleanser does, but with extra blackhead-fighting toughness.

I started off smothering this stuff all over my face, once in the morning before I put my makeup on and once before bed once I'd taken my makeup off, with a standard cotton pad, but I noticed that my face would sting - especially on the places where I had one or two spots. So I reverted to just using it once before bed, but it still stung like a bitch. My eyes were stinging, my cheeks were stinging, my chin was too.
And I'm not surprised, really. The product is basically all water and alcohol.
Despite the known acne fighting ingredient, salicylic acid, being so high on the list of ingredients, this stuff breaks me out like nobody's business. And my blackheads were spreading! My problem area is my t-zone. My nose, my forehead, my chin, and the area close to my nose but under my eyes(if that makes sense). Since I started using the cleanser, I have blackheads on my cheeks, the sides of my face and my temples, as well as my t-zone. No thanks.

Now I've told you my whole experience with this thing, it's clear to see that I hate it.
I won't lie, on "Day 1" I did see fewer blackheads around the side of my nose, but they've come back since. And nowhere else is showing any improvement.
I tried a quick DIY facial scrub last night - just sugar and honey - and my skin already looks 10 times better than it did when I was using the Clean & Clear.

If you have used this product before, let me know how it went for you!
Thanks for reading! :)


  1. I didn't like this either, it burned my skin and irritated my breakouts, while making my skin all tight - horrible! xxx

    1. I'm glad it's not just me! I had such high hopes for it as well :( xx


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