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I do like trying new products from time to time and when I saw this Clean and Clear cleansing lotion in my local Tesco the other day at £2 a bottle, I couldn't resist!
Clean and Clear is a brand that I used quite regularly during my teenage years and I remember always liking how it left my skin, and I wondered how it would do for me now, over ten years later.
Clean and Clear is a brand by Johnson & Johnson and it is aimed at problem skin.
The 200ml bottle cost me £2 at my local Tesco. It comes in a clear bottle so you are able to see how much of the lotion is left. The bottle comes with a purple flip cap which is easy enough to open even when you have wet skin after washing your face. The lotion itself is pale blue which I think is nice as it really does look fresh and clean.
The back of the bottle states that you can use this lotion either as a cleansing lotion after washing your face, or as a single step cleansing lotion to remove your make up. I have used this lotion both ways recently, all in the name of testing!
As a one step cleanser, I wet a cotton wool pad with this and sweep it over my face to remove my make up (concealer, foundation and powder). I do find that yes, it does remove my make up. However, it takes a lot of product! I feel I need to repeat with 5 lots of wet cotton wool before I feel that all of my make up has gone, But then I do acknowledge that with the amount of make up I wear, this stuff does has its work cut out!
As such, I prefer to use this as a cleanser, after washing my face separately to remove my make up. I use it exactly the same way, by wetting a cotton wool pad and sweeping it over my clean face, and I do feel like this helps to tighten up my pores. Unfortunately though, even this is from the sensitive skin range, I do feel that this is really quite drying and if I don't follow up with moisturiser, my skin really does feel quite tight.
All in all though, this is a good, relatively cheap cleansing lotion.
After battling with acne throughout my teenage years, I honestly thought turning twenty last year would put an end to it. I almost expected angels to gracefully swoop down from heaven and bless me with the beautiful smooth skin I'd always dreamed of, seeing as I had passed the milestone and was now a young woman. Inevitably, my wish was not granted and here I am, with my face covered in mini Mount Mayons and Krakatoas, ready to errupt at any moment. Ditching my gentle, more mature skincare routine for an intense spot-fighting, oil-stripping system, I headed for the shops to purchase some Clean & Clear products, for their well-known purpose of treating acne-spoiled teenage skin.
Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion reatils for £2.99 in most good drugstores but can be found cheaper at discount stores such as Savers or Bodycare. The product claims that its 'oil-fighting formula cleanses effectively and helps prevent spots.' It boasts being suitable for sensitive skin and there is 200ml of product in the bottle.
The lotion is applied by using a cotton pad and sweeping over the face to remove any dirt or grease. It makes my skin feel cool and I feel a mild stinging sensation on areas with acne. Although this is somewhat pleasent, it makes me think that it may not be all that suitable for sensitive skin, but it does feel like it's successfully battling any spots. The product possesses a strong odour. Granted, it does smell a little like washing up liquid, but it's light and refreshing at the same time. Checking the cotton pad after using the product, you can see any dirt or makeup residue that has been removed. I find that although this is a strong product for removing grease and dirt etc., it is still better to remove makeup with a wipe beforehand, and then use the lotion. It can be used either as a cleanser or a toner. I use as a cleanser both morning and evening.
After using the cleanser, my skin looks and feels thoroughly clean and fresh. It does feel somewhat tight, but that allows me to know there is no excess oil in my skin. I do use a moisturiser afterwards to cure me of this sensation. Minutes after using this products I notice my acne looks calmer and some redness is slightly reduced which could be the calming effect of the eucalyptus. One thing I did find on the first time using, however, is that my lips felt dry afterwards, but it was nothing a lip balm couldn't cure. It's best to avoid using the lotion on the lips.
Does it work? After using this cleanser for around five days so far, I can see a visible difference in my acne. Any small pimples, pustules and blackheads are disappearing. So far it hasn't seemed to touch any of the larger, deep cystic acne but its easy to spot the visible difference in my skin overall. I will note, however, that I am currently using other acne treatments at the same time which could effect how the product works. It may or may not work as well without the use as these- we will never know.
In theory, the lotion should work for mild/moderate acne and oily skin as it contains strong spot-busting ingredients such as alcohol denat, salicylic acid, eucalyptus oil and benzoic acid.
In summary, I would recommend this to anyone wanting a cleanser that completely rids the skin of any excess grease and fights acne. I would not recommend it to anyone with sensitive skin as I feel it could irritate. I also would not recommend it to anyone with dry skin as it really does strip the skin of any oil. The lotion is inexpensive and is available in many stores.
Clean and Clear is an amazing range of products for spotty skin. The original cleanser is so good at cleaning out my pores but it is really harsh and stings my face and causes my skin to go red. I tried the sensitive one in hopes that it would give me the same deep down cleaning but be more gentle on my skin.
The cleanser comes in a plastic bottle and is a lotion and to use you need to soak some cotton wool and just sweep it across your face. As well as a cleanser it can also be used as an astringent to close pores after washing your face.
It is quite cheap as it only costs £2.99 and it lasts a while so it is really good value for money. I'm pretty sure that the range is designed for teenagers but it really is such a good range for adults with greasy spot prone skin too.
The cleaner does a fantastic job at cleaning skin out. It is amazing to look at the cotton wool after using this and see just how much dirt it gets from my pores even when I think my skin is clean. It is also good for removing the last vestiges of foundation that my normal cleaner can't reach. I tend to only use clean and clear when I'm having a breakout as I find it too strong for my skin to use all the time and it really does help in controlling breakouts.
I get two kinds of breakouts when it comes to spots. I get the hormonal/Rosacea breakouts that has nothing to do with my skin being greasy and I get the normal breakouts from my pores being clogged. This does wonders for the second type of breakout as it really cleans deep down to clean my pores out of all the accumulated gunk allowing them to breathe again.
The only problem with this is that it isn't gentle at all. I was expecting a cleanser that is designed for sensitive skin to be more gentle than the original but I find that this still stings and causes my face to go red for a little while after using it. I do thin this is an acceptable compromise for something that cleans so well but this is the reason I only use it occasionally and at night so that my skin has time to calm down again.
Clean and Clear sensitive cleansing lotion is really good but don't buy it expecting that it is going to be gentle on your skin as it really isn't and in fact I personally wouldn't say that this is any more gentle than the original is.
I have been using many exfoliating face washes recently, but I have noticed that they have been making my skin worse. My doctor recommended that I try using a cleansing lotion instead as they are better for your skin, I decided to have a look in tesco and this instantly stood out due to the low price. This was the lotion on offer and thought it was worth a try. Clean and clear products are well branded and usually work well on my skin as the chemicals they use don't seem to be too harsh.
A bottle of this costs on average £2, you get 200ml of lotion for your money. The bottle is simple with a flip top lid. You have to lightly squeeze the bottle to get the liquid out. Overall it has to be one of the simplest design of bottles on the market. The lotion inside the bottle is a light blue colour and looks very light and fresh. Overall this is decent value. I recently picked up a bottle of this for only £1.50.
Does it work?:
I apply this too my face using cotton wool, I squeeze a small amount onto the cotton woodland then rub it over all areas of my face. My face instantly feels fresh and clean. When you look on the cotton wool you can see the dirt that it has removed, it is very pleasing to see how much dirt it can actually remove. After using this for a few days I noticed my face looked brighter and also I had less spots. I also seemed to have less visable blackheads. I use this first thing in the morning and then last thing at night. I have much less spots. This stuff does not dry out my skin at all which is good because previous face washes have removed a lot of the oils in my skin, this just tones and purifies which is perfect. I have sensitive skin and this gives me no issues what so ever which is a god send as many products really mess up my skin.
I would recommend this to all ages and for both boys and girls. It is a good cleanser wich calms down spots within a few days. It also smells nice and looks fresh, you can see a lot of the dirt which come off your skin. This gets 5/5 from me as it has really helped my skin out. It is available at many stores such as boots, SuperDrug, tesco and wilkinsons. I am happy I have found this and it works well.
Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped you out. Josh - jlakwr1992
I don't have very sensitive skin, but it is prone to redness, drying and the occasional odd breakout. I've recently changed my whole skin care routine to only buying products that are made for dry and/or sensitive skin. In the hope of improving my skin's condition, and generally looking after it by not using products with unnecessary ingredients.
I was browsing my local supermarket looking for a gentle cleanser to use after removing my makeup, mainly to make sure that all of my makeup had been removed and also to help keep my skin clear of breakouts. I was using Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion, and found this to be very effective for fighting spots. However containing alcohol, I thought it might not be the best product to use on a daily basis. Anyway, I saw this on offer for ￡2 instead of the usual ￡3 and as it stated on the front of the bottle as being for sensitive skin, I decided to give it a go.
The product comes in a clear 200ml plastic bottle with a purple flip-top lid, and transparent label on the front of the bottle. Johnson & Johnson describe this product as an "oil fighting formula, cleanses effectively and helps prevent spots". "It is totally effective as a single step cleanser to clean thoroughly..." The 'lotion' itself is a light blue liquid that has a noticeable medicine smell, but isn't too strong. You basically apply the liquid to a cotton wool pad and then gently wipe the pad across the face and neck until the pad comes off clean. One annoying problem I have with this product is that lid can be a bit difficult to lift up sometimes, to point where you think that you're going to end up snapping it off.
I would say the product is very effective as a cleanser, and I haven't had any recent major breakouts. However I wouldn't say that it is very gentle, or suitable for sensitive skin. I wouldn't consider to have sensitive skin, but even I found it slightly too harsh. At first, the product felt fine on my skin and so I applied it to a cotton wool pad until my face and neck were completely free of any last traces of makeup, that my usual makeup wipe may have missed. I should warn anyone planning to buy this product, not to use it anywhere near your eyes as it will sting! After my face was completely clean I proceeded to apply my usual night moisuriser and eye cream as usual. This was all fine, no problems... Until I got to my nose. The pain!! I only touched my nose with a little moisuriser and it stated to feel as though it were on fire! I ended up applying a LOT of moisuriser to the area to soothe and cool it down. After a while it stopped stinging, but I decided to stop using this as a cleanser to remove any remaining makeup.
What I found odd was that my previous cleanser, I used to do the same as this one and went through two bottles of it without any such reactions. And that product isn't even directed at sensitive skin! What I find completely contradictory is that a product aimed at those with sensitive skin would contain alcohol in it's ingredient list. And a lot of it at that! However my Boots Tea Tree cleanser contains alcohol as it's second ingredient also, so the only other ingredients I could put the stinging sensation that I got from this Clean & Clear one, is perhaps the Sacilyic acid it contains. However I wish I'd read the ingredient list to begin with, because if I'd read that this supposedly sensitive skin product lists alcohol as its second ingredient, I don't think I would have purchased it. I'm now thinking I should just use a gentle face wash to clean my face and skip the cleanser. I use a spot treatment gel on my face at night anyway, so I'm not too concerned about the whole spot preventing thing at the moment. Shame though, this seemed like it could have been a good product.
My skincare regime usually consists of using a face wash, a toner and a moisturiser (and a face scrub 2-3 times a week). However, there are days when I'm either too lazy or tired to go to the bathroom and wash my face and so, I need a product I can use on such days. I have previously used facial wipes and have been more or less satisfied with them. However, I saw this product on offer a few months ago and decided to give it a try.
Clean & Clear is a popular brand that produces skincare products, and specialises in skincare products for problem skin. Having used Clean & Clear products before I knew this product would be of a good quality. This product can be used in 2 ways-as a single-step cleanser or as a toner after cleansing to tighten pores. I have mainly used this as a cleanser.
The cleanser comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a purple flip top lid. The light blue cleanser is visible through the bottle which is convenient as you always know how much you have left. The lid is easy to flip open unlike some other flip tops lids which require you to break a nail to get them to open! The packaging is simple and practical and the bottle contains information about what the product is and how it should be used.
I feel that calling this product a "deep cleansing lotion" is a little misleading as the cleanser is basically a runny blue liquid. To use, you pour some onto a cotton pad and wipe over your face. There is no need to rinse after use. The bottle recommends that you use this product daily if you want to achieve clear, spotless skin. It is very easy to control the amount of cleanser that leaves the bottle so as to prevent wastage. Once I have enough cleanser on my cotton pad (you don't need too much, so use a little and then use some more if your cotton pad feels dry) I take my time wiping it over my face. Be carefully when wiping near your eyes as I find that when I use it near my eyes, my eyes sting a little. Also, the cleanser has a medicated sort of scent, if that makes sense, although the scent isn't unpleasant. When I am done, my cotton pad usually has bits of dirt (and occasionally make up, if I have applied any that day) on it. It's always surprising to see how much dirt you have on your skin. I wait for a few minutes and then apply a moisturiser. The cleanser is meant for sensitive skin, and hasn't so far irritated my sensitive skin.
This cleanser promises to clean thoroughly and help prevent spots. Does it? I get the odd spot every now and then, but I don't think those are caused by using or not using certain skincare products. I did use this regularly (once a day) when I first bought it and am happy to report that I did not get any spots during the time I used it. However, I prefer to wash my face with face wash and water, so now I only use this when I'm too tired or lazy to wash my face. I don't get any spots after using this product though, so it does live up to its claims. I do like this product and I do think it works better than wipes (and is more cost effective) but I wouldn't use this on a regular basis as I don't feel that my skin is clean unless it's been washed. However, this product can be used on a regular basis and does clean your skin thoroughly so don't let my old fashioned notions get in the way of your desire to buy this!
Price and Availability
This cleanser is available from most supermarkets and pharmacies and the 200 ml bottle usually retails around the £3 mark. I bought this cleanser several weeks ago from Boots when it was on a "buy 2 for £5" offer along with other Clean & Clear products. It is occasionally on offer, so I would suggest looking around for an offer.
Do I recommend it?
Yes. It claims to be an excellent cleanser and my use of it hasn't proved otherwise! It is especially good when you've had a late night out and can't be bothered to wash your face. It also definitely works better than facial wipes which can be a hit or miss.
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Having used "the Clean and Clear blackhead clearing cleanser" and being impressed with results, but finding it slightly too harsh, I decided to purchase this product (as it said it was for sensitive skin). I wanted to find something that could do the same job but felt kinder on my skin. I don't actually have sensitive skin; I always find acne cleansers are a bit too vigorous- not surprisingly. Despite having a healthy diet, drinking lots of fluids and taking care of my skin, I have issues with my t-zone from time to time; I think a lot of people do regardless of how well they take care of themselves. I bought this in Tesco while I was shopping; it cost around £3 for 200ml, which is quite good value, as some acne products are in the realm of extortion (given that they're targetted at my demographic). Of course you will have to buy cotton pads to use this product, which may be an additional expense for you.
The packaging is quite like the rest of the clean & clear line, big brand logo and a description of the product- minimal. The bottle is transparent and you can see the beautiful blue tinted lotion inside. I'm very fond of the colour; it gives the impression that the product is soothing but purifying.
The applicator on the top has a lid that opens and closes, I'm not very partial to this kind of format; the flapping lid is connected by a thin layer of plastic which snaps off before you've finished the product. It's workable, but once the lid's snapped it has a tendency to get lost easily (the same container is used for their blackhead cleansing lotion). I'd much rather they had used a screw top applicator for this product- but oh never mind.
On the back of the bottle there are directions and a list of ingredients:
Aqua, Alcohol Denat, Salicylic Acid, Camphor, Eucalyptus Globulus, Mentha Piperita, Benzoic Acid,
Parfum, Limonene, Cl 42090 - [FPT 0417].
Salicylic acid by the way is my essential acne fighting ingredient.
The claims & my own experiences:
Firstly, the directions tell you to wipe over your 'face and neck' with a cotton pad- I only use this on my T-zone as it's alcohol-based and would be drying and unnecessary on the other parts (especially my neck). Although, other people may suffer from significant skin problems outside of their t-zone region, so it's really up to you. I use circular motions with a cotton pad for about five minutes. You don't need to rinse this off, but what I do is use this on my t-zone, wait ten minutes and then use my regular cleanser all over my face.
This product claims to remove the 'build up of oil, dirt and grease', it does this very thoroughly, my t-zone looked noticeably clearer from the first application.
Despite being for sensitive skin, this is still a very potent product as many acne cleansers are. I wouldn't recommend using this on the same day you do your exfoliation. I only use this on my t-zone every two days, and I find that to be a sufficient frequency of treatment for me.
It claims to help prevent spots- which it does (for my skin), as well as treating existing blemishes. I find this cleanser is just as effective on my blackheads as their actual "blackhead cleanser" from the same range, without the harshness.
In addition to this, it claims to tighten pores. My pores look significantly refined after using this cleanser so I can validate that claim.
The eucalyptus scent in this product is very pungent surprisingly; most products designed for sensitive skin seem to have diluted scents. I don't mind though as I think Eucalyptus is gorgeous!
You get value for your money here. The applicator is annoying as hell, but this is a cheap acne cleansing lotion that does its job, my acne is very minimal though so I can't promise you it will work on your skin. You may need something stronger depending on your severity. Being completely honest, despite having gone through my dreaded teenage years, I haven't tried stacks of acne products as I've been lucky enough to avoid it most of the time, so I can't give you a realistic comparison to the rest of the market. There are a lot of lotions and potions out there promising consumer satisfaction and glory, but this one does the job for me. This fits nicely into my student budget. :)
I occassionally suffer from dreaded spot outbreaks on my t zone which I absolutely detest . I have tried everything to stop these outbreaks and I have used prouducts from the Freederm , Clinque and Simple range , but none of these have helped either prevent future outbreaks or calm down spots and pimples that are already sitting happily on my chin like mountains.
I have also raided Holland And Barratt and I was reccomended Tee Tree Oil , which does help calm blemishes but doesnt help prevent future outbreaks . My freind told me to try the Clean and Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion and I was very very impressed. When I first opened the bottle I was a little shocked because it has a really strong anti bacterial kind of smell but this made me feel hopeful that maybe it would attack the spots on my T Zone . To my delight it really did calm down my outbreaks and fingers crossed I only really suffer from the occassional spot now maybe when I am run down or stressed.
I apply this using cotton wool to my T Zone but can be used all over the face (avoid contact with eyes because it is very strong). I have also recently discovered that Poundland are selling this product in certain stores so if you do suffer with spotty outbreaks this is definately worth a shot and is a super bargain if you can get yours from Poundland .
Good old Clean & Clear, the modern teenager couldn't live without them, and back in my day I remember neither could I..
I started using this cleanser as a daily routine. Get up, use this stuff, shower, then out. This product helped me through a lot, whether it be embarassing break outs of spots in certain areas, or just generally dirty skin from the wears and tears of daily life.
**Application of product**
Now although many people vary in what they do and how they use a product like this I had my own way, which I'm guessing most people do anyway. I applied the cleaser in small amounts to a cotton wool ball until moist but not soaking, when you've done this simply wipe over the main skin of the face/ neck (forehead, chin, nose etc.) until visible results come off on the cotton wool ball, for example, if you've been feeling greasy on your forehead give it a wipe with this stuff and you'll instantly feel better. After this is done there will often be brown residue and dirt on the cotton wool, confirming a successful clean. However, if applied in too much bulk the skin is left feeling even dirtier than before, due to the extra moisture left on the skin. I normally applied the lotion morning and night leaving me spot free and always feeling clean.
The bottle recommends these 'How to use tips':
"Apply cleanser to a cotton pad and wipe over face and neck as often as required. No need to rinse. Use daily as part of your Clean&Clear routine for skin thats really clean, clear and under control"
Although the product is excellant at what it does, it also has one negative point. After covering the cotton wool ball in the stuff you often get an intake breath of heavy alcohol, also, when rubbing around the eyes it is also quite easy to get the product in them, causing a severe burning sensation which has often resulted in a day of red eye. A list of ingredients follows:
Aqua, alcohol denat, salicylic acid, camphor, eucalyptus globulus, mentha piperita, benzoic acid, parfum, limeonene and finally "CI 42090"- presumably some chemical to make the stuff turn bright blue ? Who knows...
Although I recommend using the product my way there are also alternative ways to use it, whether it be a cotton wool PAD or even some clean toilet roll, all seem to work a treat.
Aswell as this product there are also many many more products in the range, such as the "blackhead reduction lotion". This stuff is basically an all rounder version of that so I'd recommend this lotion above anything else in the range as it is cheap, and does a brilliant job of your skin.
Thanks for reading my review, feel free to rate/comment etc.
ionly cleanse my face when i remeber - which isnt alot. so i hardly ever need to renew my cleansing lotion. I brought this way back in the day, and when i run out i alwways buy the same product because i find it trustworthy.
This cleanser is a blue liquid in a plastic see through bottle with a flip top plastic lid. It has the Clean&Clear logo on thhe front, aswell as some description about what the product actually is.
when i first used this, i used a small piece of cotton wool, and let me tell you, the liquid comes out very fast! its alot more runny then you expect and smells really strong, so when its dropped onto flooring the smell lingers for quite a while.
I love this product, it keeps my skin clear, but i only ever use it at the start of a breakout - and it clears them up in no time
The only problems i have come across are that the lid snaps off easily, and the smell is Very strong and powerful and if you dont put make up over the top, you smell like it all day!
I bought this product after trying the original orange formula (which i found to strong and irritating for my skin) I bought it from Boots and it comes in a 200ml transparent bottle with a flip up cap, costing between £1.99 and £2.99. Word of warning: be careful when applying this product to a cotton bud as the liquid comes out very quickly!
I expected this product to work quickly and effectively as i had read about it's "unique patented formula" that fights spots to unblock pores & remove trapped dirt - but sadly i was dissappointed :(
The formula (despite being for sensitive skin) has a very strong smell and i found it stung my eyes when i was applying it. Be careful not to get it in your eyes or in any cuts!.
I have been now using this product every morning and night for the last year and a half - but i still find that i have spots coming up. Also to my dissapointment i found that i still had/was getting quite a number of blackhead on my nose - so obviously it was not unclogging my pores either!
Each time after using the product i also felt that it left my face feeling very dry and tight - which forced me to use alot of moisturiser.
Overall - very unhappy with this product, but for some reason i am still using it.. maybe i'm hoping if i use it long enough it will begin to work!
I first bought this cleanser many years ago as I could no longer find my regular cleanser 10-0-6. The shop assistant recommended it as she said it was very similar.
Clean & Clear is owned by Johnson & Johnson, the brand originally belonged to Revlon and was sold to Johnson & Johnson in 1991. It was based on products containing no fragrance or dyes and leaving no residue after rinsing.
The product is for sensitive skin and is a deep cleansing lotion to remove dirt and oil that is built up over the day. It is used on the face and neck.
The bottle says there is no need to rinse but I always feel the need to rinse as once I have used it, it does sting a little and seems to be an astringent. But it does clean your skin as you can see the dirt on the cotton wool after using it.
The liquid is very thin and has a strong smell but I am unsure what it smells like. If you don't wash it off then the smell stays with you.
I do feel that my face is clean after using this and also feels refreshed but maybe that also has something to do with washing it off.
The product claims to help prevent spots and tighten pores so I feel it is an astringent.
The ingredients are -
aqua, alcohol denat, salicylic acid, camphor, eucalypus globulus, mentha piperita, benzoic acid, parfum, limonene, ci 42909
Cleansing products are effective and best used morning and night. I do feel that this product does what it says; my face feels clean and refreshed after using it' and if I get a spot I dab this on throughout the day. (as long as I am not going anywhere as I don't like the smell) and at night and it does help the spot to disappear.
So although the smell is not very nice and it is not a nice cleansing cream it is good and does the job unlike some creams that leave your skin feeling greasy.
I use Clean and Clear every day along with Nivea Light Touch Body Lotion and my skin is now as soft as a baby's and spot-free!
~Packaging and Appearance~
Clean and Clear is sold in a transparent bottle with a turquoise liquid sloshing about inside it. On the front of the bottle it says that it fights oil and cleanses effectively. It is absolutely right!
~Contents and Effect on Skin~
The cleanser has a eucalyptus scent to it, so it smells very refreshing - great for a fresh start when I cleanse my face first thing in the morning! It is also so easy to use - just press a cotton ball up to the hole and turn the bottle upside down - you should get a spot of liquid on the ball. Then you just rub the ball all over your face to cleanse it and repeat as many times as you like (I repeat it twice). It helps keep my skin spot-free and healthy.
My mother got this on offer at Morrisons for about £1, so I think it's about £2 without the offer, which is still very good value as it lasts for ages.
I recently bough Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion for sensitive skin through my own laziness of not going to another shop to buy my usual cleanser. I didn't realise that it was for sensitive skin before buying but I don't feel as though it is too 'soft' on my skin. My skin is mildly sensitive but unless I am using cheap face wipes my face has been quite good at taking products.
What first attracted me to the product was the price, it was under £2 and it is a brand that I trust which I believe is important for facecare. I also prefer clear cleansers as my face is quite oily and creams make this worse. It can also be used to tone the skin so there is no need to buy another toner unless you have a specific product that you like to use. I find that this cleanser is sufficeint as a cleanser and toner though.
The product has an oil-fighting formula and helps prevent against spots. It cleanses gently but effectly to remove oil, dirt and grime that can build up unknowingly throughout the day.
Just allow a small amount of the product onto a cotton pad and wipe the pad around your face making sure you cover the area (the eye area may require more attention if you are wearing eye make up). There is no need to rinse which would be very handy if you are travelling and want to feel refreshed, or if you just want to get into bed without much hassle.
In my experience the cleanser has left my face feeling clean and refreshed and you can see the dirt on the pad afterwards - making me wonder what I was doing during the day! You don't need to use much pressure with the cotton pad, a light but slightly firm pressure will do the job.
If you need a cleanser, whether your skin is sensitive or not, I recommend this item. I am not often impressed by skin products and I can be quite fussy. I generally only buy a few select products in rotation but this one is now in my list of facial products to buy. Trusted brand, good price and does the job. My face is feels clean and is looking clearer already.
I've always prided myself in my night time routine of the classic Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise and thought I was doing okay.
Even now I'm the grand old age of 34 (writing it down makes me feel incredibly old!) I'm still prone to the odd few breakouts of spots; particularly on the chin area.
Having decided to try a different cleanser that is 'Deep Cleansing' and even better - for sensitive skin - I thought I was onto a winner.
What is it?~
Clean & Clear Lotion is made by toiletry giants Johnson & Johnson and looks very similar to nail varnish remover (no joke).
It's an astringent for deep cleansing the skin and is designed to be used alone, rather than after using a cleansing milk.
Think Clearasil type products and you are almost there.
Price and packaging~
This was on offer recently (as are most of my purchases these days!) at Superdrug for £1.89 for a 200ml bottle. The RRP is around the £2.50 mark but it all depends on where you shop.
I won't go into too much detail about the packaging, because at the end of the day it's how the product works that I'm reviewing, and not how pretty the bottle is..
Which incidentally, the bottle is just a standard plastic, see through affair which is upright standing. The liquid is an antibacterial looking blue and this can be seen clearly swishing about in the bottle. It has a flip top lid which is a bit tricky to open so fingernails watch out.
How to use~
This works in the same way a cleanser/toner would, so simply tip the bottle onto some cotton wool and apply to the face. NOTE: The lotion is very watery and comes out of the bottle quite fast.
My experience of using this product~
As stated in the above paragraphs I have bouts of spot attacks - not many but those little blighters tend to attack my chin now and again despite doing everything I can to combat them.
On finally opening the lid on the bottle I found the smell quite overpowering and not only does this resemble nail varnish remover in looks but it also smells exactly like it. After getting over the potent aroma, I applied a little of the lotion to some cotton wool and proceeded to cleanse my skin (avoiding the eye area).
On smoothing over my skin I winced at how cold it felt despite it being kept in my bathroom cabinet - the bathroom being one of the warmest rooms in the house. after wiping briefly over the rest of my face I concentrated on the chin area and was disgusted to see the dirt that came off onto the cotton wool pad!
I used a fresh piece of cotton wool and swept over my face once more and again there was more dirt - feeling thoroughly filthy I vowed to use this every day till I was 'clean' again!
My skin felt slightly tight after using, but certainly not dry and though it states on the back of the bottle that it is to be used 'as often as required' I felt that every other day would be sufficient for my skin.
I'm glad I bought this as I was amazed and shocked at the amount of dirt it removed from my skin. I can't say it's permanently got rid of my spots as they are only occasional anyway. My skin is clear at the moment but that could just be coincidence?
Although it states it can be used at any time I felt that using once a day would be a little too harsh and drying in the end for my skin, despite that it's aimed at my skin type I just didn't want to risk it.
As you only need a few drops of this to thoroughly cleanse the skin I would say this bottle is worth the money. The consistency is very thin and watery so should last a while depending on the frequency of usage that is.
Recommended? Yes spot on!
Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion / Sensitive Skin; cleanses your skin gently but effectively to remove everyday build-up of oil, dirt and grease / It is totally effective as s single-step cleanser to clean thoroughly and help prevent spots / It can also be used to refresh, tone and tighten pores after washing.