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Avon Clearskin Professional 1 Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub.
Comes in a professional looking silvery tube with a flip up lid.
Made in Poland and use within 12 months.
Avon states ''Exfoliates to reveal fresher and brighter skin, dissolving and controlling pore-clogging dirt and oil for a shine-free look. With Salicylic Acid to remove dirt and oil and Glycolic Acid to exfoliate and reveal new skin. Massage over face to dissolve pore-clogging dirt, and rinse well.125ml.
To use ? wet hands and rub into face. Rinse well. If you experience dryness reduce to using every other day. Avoid eyes.
5.50 but currently selling as 2 for 6.
This scrub is part of the Avon Clearskin range which focuses on problem skin and their advertising is aimed at the teenage market.
The scrub comes in a sleek silver tube and so is suitable for both males and females.
Now I am way past teenage years but I do have lots of large pores around my nose and cheeks which can become clogged with make up.
This large tube of scrub is quite reasonable at present when it can be picked up at 3 pounds each.
The scrub has very little aroma and so is gender neutral.
The product is white and when rubbed over your face you can feel the tiny granules in the scrub.
This product I use only over the central part of my face and is invigorating and pleasant to use.
This scrub is suitable for use every day but it advices that if dryness occurs to use it less.
Personally I only use it two or three times a week which I find perferctly adequate.
Obviously for teenagers with very problematic skin they would probably use it daily.
The scrub rinses off easily and leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft and not at all dry.
This is a great product that all the adults in my family can use if they wish and is one that lasts a long time as only a small amount is needed for each application.
===Would I Recommend?===
I don't know where I get my bad skin from but I have a serious case of oily skin and just can't find products to keep it under control. I have bought so many scrubs, matte moisturisers and nothing seems to work. I have the AVON clearskin professional deep pore cleaning scrub within my collection of products - I genuinely like this product. It only takes a small amount of the product to give your face a good scrub and remove the dirt. The scrub is very gritty and gets into your skin well however I wouldn't say the smell is overly amazing but it doesn't really bother me that much as I just want it to do the job. The actual purpose of the scrub is to control pore-clogging dirt and oil for a shine-free look I wouldn't say this is true however I do see a difference to my skin after using it I wouldn't say it's completely oil free but it does work. If you can't find a scrub that 100% works - use this one in the meantime.
I am normally a St Ives scrubber, but after reading some positive reviews on here and other sites about the Avon Professional scrub, I decided to try it. I had used the Avon clearskin range when I was in my teens as well and had always rated it highly.
The tube itself doesn't stand out on the shelf, although the grey packaging and the minimal detail to the front does give the impression that this is a designer product, although there isn't much information about the scrub on the front. On the back, there are instructions in many languages, and it takes a few minutes to locate the English instructions, although to be fair, they are located first! This scrub contains Salicylic Acid , which is used to help clear and prevent acne and Glycolic Acid to exfoliate skin.
The scrub itself is a pale grey with green flecks through it and smells strongly of menthol. It is thicker than my usual scrub, and almost has a clay consistency. According to the packaging, this should be squeezed onto wet hands and massaged onto the face, however, I find this tends to waste some of the product, as it sticks to my hands. I find that by wetting my face seems to help the scrub 'stick'. Due to the clay consistency, I find it it harder to remove than my usual scrub as well. I also found that the menthol becomes stronger as you rinse the scrub off. I do find that some menthol products do leave my eyes feeling slightly irritated, so I always careful not to use this scrub too close to my eyes, otherwise they start streaming.
The packaging does state that this scrub can be used daily, although if you experience dryness, this should be cut back to every other day. I haven't experienced any dryness, but I do have very oily skin. I would imagine that the texture and consistency of this scrub means that it could also be used as a mask, although I haven't tried this.
After I use this, my skin feels really refreshed, probably due to the menthol scent, and it also feels really soft and smooth. Personally, I wouldn't buy this scrub again. It didn't feel scrubby enough for me, and I found the scent and consistency slightly irritating. I haven't noticed any real positive difference to my skin in the couple of months that I have used this scrub, so I can't really recommend it.
This scrub is exclusive to Avon and costs around £5.50, although it is often on offer. I purchased mine on eBay for £4.00.
When I was a teenager I had very dry skin and didn't really suffer from spots. I thought I'd been lucky, but sadly developed greasy skin and jaw line acne after having my first child in my early twenties. I was pretty gutted to suddenly have a red raw face that I couldn't apply any foundation properly too, and had to get some medicated face wash from the GP to clear it up initially. It was 'proper' acne rather than just a bad case of spots and it was very painful for a while.
After this initial outbreak cleared up, I didn't want to continue using the powerful, extremely drying medicated face wash from my GP and tried a few other brands instead. One of my trials was this Clearskin Professional Product and after trying it once I have never looked back!
It retails exclusively from Avon (online or through an Avon representative door-to-door) for £5.50 for a 125ml tube, and I find that each tube lasts me for three or four months at a time. What attracted me to try this product in the first instance was it's claim to contain Salicylic Acid - an ingredient known to help fight grease, spots and acne. I think it's good value for money at full price because it's such an effective product, though I must admit I tend to buy three tubes at a time when it's on one of Avon's frequent half price offers!
After using this product I always feel that my skin is smooth and clean, totally free from grease. It exfoliates my skin during use as it contains coarse grains to help free trapped dirt, and this leaves my face feeling much cleaner than if I just used a standard face wash or cleanser. I like that the texture is a little rough as I can feel it working as well as be sure I've covered all areas of my facial skin during use.
My skin tends to feel dry and tight after using this product but not to the extent it did when I was using a prescribed medicated face wash. If I leave my skin it rebalances by itself in half an hour, or if I need to smooth my skin over in order to apply make up, I rub in a little moisturiser sparingly.
The only downside to this product is that the flip cap does not often close fully, and this causes a small amount of product to harden at the spout. This means wastage each time I have to dig a little hardened chunk out and dispose of it, which isn't really acceptable for a product costing over £5 for a fairly small tube.
I'm really happy with the results this product gives me and will continue to use it for the foreseeable future. I just hope they improve the packaging at some point!
I have had blackheads for some time now but was shocked to find, despite being a stickler for cleansing my face, that not only were they still there around the nose and bridge of my nose, but I had some on my chin and cheeks. I suddenly remembered my Clear Skin Professional Deep Pore Cleansing scrub which I had used once then it got stuck at the back of my bathroom cabinet. Yay!
I really do not understand how I forgot about it because it is so good but have just given myself a treatment and my skin looks so good I cannot quite believe it. A bonus too is the smoothness of my face and I keep telling myself not to keep touching it.
The large tube is 125ml which is a generous size for a facial scrub and I bought it when on offer a few weeks ago and am pretty sure I only paid £3 instead of the normal fiver. I only have 2 gripes -
1. The writing on the reverse of the tube is in such tiny writing that I cannot even attempt to explain how to use it correctly nor advise what the ingredients are. I think this is because they have tried to list them in multiple languages and the writing completely fills the reverse of the tube.
2. The lid on mine no longer closes properly but luckily the contents seem fine.
I had to guess then at how to use the product so I cleansed my face and spread the scrub over all my face but avoiding my eyes. It came out like a cream but quickly turned into a clay type mask and changed from being pale blue to white. It is lovely to apply as it is thicker than other scrubs I have used and although, if you look closely, you can see tiny blue particles which seem to do the trick as they are quite small and help exfoliate without being abrasive. There is a slight plant/medicinal(?) smell but it is not unpleasant and soon disappears. It feels nice and cool on the skin when applied which was nice in this heatwave.
Still unsure how to use it I left it on for a few minutes using small circular movements with the ring fingers to gently massage it in. I could actually see some blackheads coming away through the 'clay' so I knew it was working even before I removed it using warm water and a muslin cloth.
The results, as stated previously, far exceeded my expectations. I could see a dozen or so blackheads on the cloth afterwards but cannot tell you if any went down my sink when I rinsed my face as well. Sorry if this sounds gross to some Dooyooers who are lucky enough to have the perfect skin but hope this helps for others like me who have stubborn blackheads which are hard to shift because this product may be well worth trying?
Despite the couple of niggles, as stated, I am awarding 4 stars for this scrub because it not only did the job but also I have a nice soft face which was an added bonus.
This is another product that I have just started to introduce to my regime. I did use this when it 1st came out in Avon a while ago. This range came out with 3 different products and there has been a couple of other products out in the range since and I have bought and tried them all. I find that the normal Avon Clearskin products can seem a little harsh for my weird skin type at times but it really depends as sometimes it can work ok for me.
The packaging for this looks a bit boring in my view. It's just a light grey colour and I think it looks quite clinical. Maybe it is meant to look like this and give off that impression. All the main 3 products are numbered 1,2 3
This comes in a 125ml tube. I think the right price of this is £5 but it is on some kind of offer quite a bit in Avon. I bought this out of the previous book and paid £3. I like to buy things when they are on offer.
So how do you use this? Well just apply this onto damp skin, rub it in then wash it off. The scent of this smells quite earthy scented - well I mean the scent of this makes me think of plants and that. There is a medicated scent in here in my view too. This is more like a Clay consistency but not too thick and there is lots of grains mixed through this. It. doesn't hurt your skin when you rub this in but you can feel the abrasivness of this. This washes off easily and afterwards my skin feels nice and clean deep down.
It maybe just be me but I can find that my face can look a bit more spotty after using this for the next day. I don't notice more spots, but the existing ones can look a bit more red and sore. My Forehead can seem a bit dried out too but this only seems to last for that night and then the dryness is back to normal.
Although it sounds like a negative I have pointed out with the dryness and spots I think that this is cleaning deep down so I expect some bad results brought to the surface.
I will continue to buy this as I think this works well if you have problem skin.
WHAT IS IT?
A facial exfoliator from Avon. Clearskin used to be a range for adolescents and young women but now it has been developed to be suited to lots of women of different ages.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You wet your face and squeeze some of the exfoliator out onto your hand. Then you wash your face using circle motions until you have covered all of your skin. After you have exfoliated your skin enough you rinse it off using cool water and then pat your face dry.
WHAT I THINK
I like this exfoliator but I prefer to use other ones because I thought this one from Avon was very special comparing to other face scrubs that I use. My skin feels very clean after I have used it but that feeling disappears very quick and by the next day I do not feel like I have got any of the effects left. The exfoliator is very scratchy sometimes but not always and I think that depends on how sensitive my skin is feeling on the day I use it, I can not say that for sure though because I do not use this one every day to make a fair compare.
I like how soft and smooth my skin feels after I use it and I have noticed that when I use it if I have got blemishes on my skin then they will lessen enough for me to be able to cover them completely with concealer and make up. I do not suffer with blackheads and I am glad for that because I do not think that this scrub is effective enough to help with those, I know this because one of my clients uses the Clearskin range of skin care products and she has told me that they do not help with this skin problem.
I like the smell of this because it is creamy but smells a little bit medical also, it is not a very strong smell but nice when I am using the exfoliator because it is a smell that makes me think I am doing something good for my skin. The smell does not last after on my skin and I am happy about that because I do not think I would like to smell of this product for the whole day.
I like how easy it is to rinse off my skin and I do not make a mess when I am rinsing it like some scrubs. I think that is because even though this is quite creamy you do not have to use very much to clean your whole face so there is not very much to rinse off when you have finished. It leaves my skin a little bit red after I have used it but that does not last for very long, it is not drying for my skin.
A 125ml tube of Clearskin Professional Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub costs about £6 and I think that is value if it is effective for you but I will not buy it again because it does not do enough.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
The use of facial scrubs have been an essential part of my beauty routine for the past 30+ years, as I favour the fact that they are invigorating and gently remove any dead skin particles. Whilst I have tried and tested a good many brands during my lifetime and have a few firm favourites, I am always open to the challenge of trying something new. My Avon representative highly recommended Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub, which belongs to the Clearskin Professional range and eager to test it out my purchase was made.
Despite the 125 ml tub being pale grey in colour, Avon receives top marks for both the appearance and design, which immediately creates the impression of a designer brand. I would describe my skin type as T-zone where I suffer with oily patches on my forehead and nose with dry areas on my cheeks. I normally seek out products that have been specifically designed for my skin type. However, Avon does not provide this information and it is the inclusion of salicylic acid that informed me that the scrub is suitable for those suffering with oily skin.
Whilst I am fortunate not to suffer with break outs of spots, which I believe is due to a combination of the skin products that I use and a healthy diet, I often experience blackheads, particularly beneath my nose where a few pores are slightly enlarged. Consequently, the regular use of facial scrubs is vital, as their ingredients thoroughly cleanse the skin by lifting away any bacteria and subsequently preventing any blockage. Whilst a minimal amount of marketing text has been used on the front of the sturdy plastic tube, which neatly sits on a flip top lid, the reverse of the tube is cluttered with the tiniest of text with only three lines being the English directions for use.
I favour using facial scrubs on a daily basis, as I love the effect that their invigorating and cleansing properties deliver to my skin. However, many brands manufacture products that should be used less often due to their ingredients, which can often be a little harsh on the skin. Fortunately, Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub is suitable for daily use although we are advised to use on alternative days should dryness occur. The lid is easily flipped open and securely closed when not in use and I gently squeeze the tube to release a small amount of scrub similar to the size of a one pence piece.
The scrub offers a good consistency without being runny when applied to the skin and it initially appears to be pale blue in colour, but on closer inspection it is actually white with tiny blue scrubbing particles. The aroma is a little strange and smells almost chemical and whilst I would not describe it as unpleasant, I cannot admit to it being particularly favourable. The scrub offers a wonderful coolness when it makes contact with my skin and I love the fact that there are plenty of exfoliating particles, which feel highly effective as I gently massage the product over the surface of my skin whilst paying particular attention to my chin and the underside of my nose.
Whilst some brands of scrub can either be too gentle or a little harsh on the skin, Avon has created this product to perfection with salicylic acid being used to remove dirt and excess oil and glycolic acid for exfoliating and revealing new skin. The scrub is easily rinsed away with the surface of my skin feeling soft, smooth and thoroughly cleansed with any loose skin particles having being gently removed. I cannot speak of suffering with any adverse effects such as burning, dryness or red patches, which surprised me, particularly due to the acid content. However, it is essential that I complete my beauty routine with an application of moisturiser. I favour the fact that facial scrubs offer a radiant and healthy appearance to the skin although this effect is short lived.
I can highly recommend Avon Clearskin Professional Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub and at the time of writing it can be purchased online for £2.75 with its normal price being £5.50. Avon Brochure 08 provides an alternative offer where you can purchase three products from the Clearskin Professional range for £7. Due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a five star rating to be appropriate.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.