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I used to buy so many different facial products for my children when they hit their teenage years and their skins became troublesome. Having four children (now grown up) I think I must have tried so many products.
Now they have all grown out of their teenage years and they don’t have problem skin.
Many of the skin products that I purchased weren’t used by them and instead were used by myself as I don’t like to see so many items go to waste.
In fact my skin has always been prone to oiliness and so I do need to use facial washes and scrubs sometimes.
I think that Clean and Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash is a fairly good product. I do think that with regular use it reduces excess oil on the skin and cleans and helps to unclog blocked pores. However, I did find when I used this treatment several times during one week that my skin did actually become over dry. I know that many teenagers experience troublesome and very oily skin that does need to be dried up but I feel that if this wash was used daily for a few weeks then it could possibly cause the skin to become too dry and sore. I would suggest using it only four or five times a week rather than using it for seven days in any one week.
But it is decent product that I feel can help to improve the skin.
I would say that it feels nice to use and is a genuine product rather than a gimmicky one.
Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash is readily available from chemists and supermarkets.
Currently a 150ml tube of this facial wash sells for £1.99 (reduced from £2.99) in Superdrug.
For ages now, I have suffered with blackheads, particularly on my nose and cheeks, and I'm sure everyone will agree that getting rid of them is no easy task! I've tried those strips that tear them out (ouch!), hanging over a bowl of hot water to sauna them away, and of course, exfoliation - which is where this lovely little product comes in!
What is it? What does it look like?
Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash is exactly what it says on the tin (errr, bottle...). It is a lightly exfoliating wash that is designed to be used on a daily basis, unlike some other harsher scrubs which should only be used once or twice a week. The packaging has changed multiple times over the years, but now stands as a purpley-blue flip cap lid, with a plastic squeezy bottle going upwards from white to blue. Some bottles have a straight top, btu I've also seen it with a slightly rounded corner - I'm not entirely sure which one is the most recent! The Clean & Clear logo is featured, white writing in a purple box, and the words "daily" and "oil free" are highlighted in bright pink. THe Johnson & Johnson logo is shown at the bottom.
Crack open the (sometimes stiff) flip cap, and give a gentle squeeze, and out comes a white liquid - and if you look close enough you can make out the so-called microbeads in the mixture, which provide the exfoliating effect.
What is it like to use? How do you use it? Who is it for?
To use the product, you simply massage a small amount on to damp skin, avoiding the eye area, and then rinse thoroughly. You don't need much each time, and I like to focus for a few seconds on my blackhead riddled areas, to scrub away as many as possible.
The formula does have a fragrance, it is hard to describe what it is, but it isn't unpleasant, and doesn't linger on the face after use. It feels like it is working, when I use it, which I like about the product - I hate washes that claim to be exfoliators, but don't seem to do their job! The microbeads are gentle enough that daily usage is fine, but not small enough that you can't feel them getting to work.
On rinsing the product away, my face feels clean and refreshed, and I'm happy then for the rest of the day. Because it is oil free, it doesn't leave a greasy layer on my skin, yet it doesn't dry my skin out either. I would probably suggest to somebody with dry skin that they be careful using it - I would definately say it is more for people with normal/oily skin, and people with dry skin should perhaps look for something more moisturising, although I don't see why using it a few times a week to keep skin bright would be harmful.
Where can I get it from? How much is it?
Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash is available from lots of different stores - I've picked it up from Asda or Tesco, or any other superstore before now, and it is also available from Superdrug or Boots. Currently, in Boots, it retails at £2.99, and one bottle lasts me approximately a month and a bit, using it twice a day - definate good value for money in my opinion. Sometimes, Costco also stock it, in boxes of 3, and amazon have this offer occasionally too, if you prefer ordering online.
What is my overall review?
Overall, this is a product I won't ever go without. I do believe that it keeps my blackheads at bay, and because it is suitable for everyday use, it is a shower staple of mine. I like the fact it doesn't leave my skin feeling dry, or greasy, but perfectly balanced, and I do think it is doing my skin a lot of good. It's cheap enough to continue buying and lasts long enough too - what more could I want! Finishing off with a good moisturiser may help some people with dry areas on their skin!
Overall rating - 5/5!
Clean and Clear exfoliating daily wash is great. I have been using this product every day for around three years. I have tried a couple of different products during this time and have always been disappointed and returned to the exfoliating daily wash.
I have combination skin with an oily T zone. I get a lot of blackheads on my nose and a few on my cheeks and chin. Even at 23 I still get the odd spots and this face cream is great at helping my clean my skin, contain my blackheads and helps prevents spots. The products is oil free which is great for my oily areas and contains gentle micro beans which help my skin feel cleaner and smoother.
It costs about £2.50 and is available from most places that sell toiletries, Tescos, Boots etc. It comes in a squeezy bottle with a blue flip/clip lid and is 150ml in size. This usually lasts me about three months when using every day twice a day. You only need a small amount as it lathers well.
I squeeze a small amount into wet hands and lather before applying to my face. You will be able to feel a grit like texture but this is very gentle on your skin and in my opinion makes your skin feel like it has had a good clean/exfoliate. You then simply wash it off with water and dry with a towel. I then follow this with a tone and moisturise.
I've not ever suffered a reaction to this product and for those who do suffer from spots it really does help to keep them under control.
Great price and great product.
I used to be quite lazy with my skin care routine. In fact, I didn't even have a routine. I'd wash my face and that would be it. However, I was getting a bit unhappy with my skin; I had lots of dry skin (especially around my nose and on my forehead) and no matter how much moisturiser I put on, it just wouldn't 'cure my dry skin'. So I decided something needed to be done.
So when I spotted this Clean and Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash in Wilkinsons for just under £3 I decided to give it a go. To be honest, I wasn't expecting miracles, but I just felt as though I needed to start doing something about my skin and decided to give it a go.
The wash comes in a squeezy bottle, which stands 'upside down' so that the lid is on the bottom - this is good as it means that the wash is ready to come out straight away. The scrub itself is a white-ish colour with lots of little grains like sand.
To use the wash, simply wet your face and then squirt a tiny amount of this wash onto your hand and then begin to rub around your face, creating a lather. I find that you only need a tiny amount of wash - smaller than a 5p as a tiny bit really does go a long way. The wash creates a rich and thick lather and I like to massage for around a minute each day to get the full benefits. Once done, simply wash off the wash and TA-DA you are done!
Do be careful not to get it in your eyes though - I find that this is quite easy to do when washing it off your face - although luckily none has gone in my eyes, although it nearly did. The wash is very gentle on your skin which is great as it means that it is ideal for daily use. In the past I have tried other scrubs and have found them to be far too harsh on my skin, leaving my face feeling really red and sore.
On the bottle, it says that you will see a difference in your skin after just one wash - I did think 'yeah yeah whatever' - however I really did see a huge difference in my skin after just one use. Such lovely results I have received since using this wash include: less spots, soft and smoother skin, my dry skin has disappeared, I have less blackheads and my pores are less visible.
I do wear a lot of make-up and would probably say that I wear make-up around 5 or 6 days a week (generally foundation, concealer, blusher and sometimes a bronzer) so my poor old skin does get weigh down with all these pore-blocking products. I also find that wearing a lot of make up leaves my skin looking and feeling dry and tired and could do with looking more fresh and radiant looking.
I find that the wash washes my skin very well. It feels deeply cleansed. When I have used 'cleansing wipes' in the past, I have always felt as though my skin wasn't properly cleaned, however with this wash I feel as though my skin has a really deep clean. I generally use the wash before bed as I think that that is when skin repairs itself - I find that when I wake up the next morning, having used this wash before bed the night before, I wake up with lovely clear and soft skin which is good. Sometimes, especially if I have a 'big night' coming up and want my skin to look its best, then I will sometimes use this wash in the morning too. I find that this is fine and doesn't cause my skin any problems. In fact doing this twice a day leaves my skin in tip top condition.
The only problem that I have with using this wash in the morning - it's not really a problem with the wash itself - but more my routine - I tend to have a bath at night ready for the next day rather than in the morning to save time and so I find that this does get in my fringe especially when washing it off and so I don't do it in the morning if I have already washed my hair the night before as it gets 'sticky' and leaves grains in my hair.
I have sensitive skin and so was expecting this wash to irritate my skin. I was expecting the wash to be really rough on my skin and leave it feeling really sore, however I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is actually very gentle on skin. As a teenager I used a lot of 'spot products' (face cleansers etc) and always found that they made my skin red and angry and never 'clear and beautiful' like the adverts make out, and so I wasn't expecting to benefit from this product. However, I am really pleased to report that this product did not irritate my skin at all and in fact has improved my skin a lot!
My skin feels amazing after using this face wash. My skin feels really soft and smooth and the dry skin has disappeared which is good - I do find that I need to use this everyday to keep the dry skin away. My complexion has also improved - gone are the spots and my skin is much clearer. Since using this wash my spots have gone and my dry skin has gone!! My skin also feels clearer and my pores don't feel so 'dirty' and 'clogged' as they did before. I feel as though my skin can now breathe! My skin looks lovely, clear, clean and radiant. Result J
I am really impressed with this daily wash and would definitely recommend it!
Thanks for reading!
I picked up this 150ml Johnsons Clean and Clear Exfoliating Facial Wash from Boots for £2.99 recently. It is also on a 3 for 2 offer currently. I actually picked it up by mistake and was looking for the cream facial wash however they do look very similar and I was in a bit of a rush. The product is labelled as the UK's #1 Clear Skin Brand and is widely available on and offline.
The packaging has the recognisable clean and clear brand on it and is pleasant enough. There are several products in the range from moisturisers to different types of facial washes, to toners. As I already said the products do look very similar so you have to be careful to read the writing on the front before purchase and don't make the same mistake as me!
The facial wash comes in a sturdy and strong plastic tube that sits up on it's lid. On opening the lid it's apparent that the product doesn't have a hygiene seal which is a bit disappointing. However the lid is very sturdy and the product comes out of the applicator very easily - you just squeeze the tube and the facial wash comes out controllably (i.e. it's not an issue in squeezing too much or too little out!) After using this for a few weeks now however I have found that by sitting the tube on it's lid a little bit of wash does bubble over the lid and this is a little bit of a waste.
*Using the wash*
The wash is very thick in consistency and creamy. As this is the exfoliator version of the cream wash it does have little micro beads and you can feel this in your hands as the wash feels very gritty (which personally I didn't like at all).
Directions tell you to apply to wet face and gently massage before rinsing thoroughly. I do find this wash is a bit difficult to lather up and have to use roughly a 50p size amount to get a real lather worked up. On applying it to the skin I did find that it felt a bit gunky.
The smell of the wash is a bit difficult to describe as it is not an unpleasant nor a pleasant smell. I suppose the closest thing I could describe it to is like a laundry detergent kind of smell....although perhaps not as strong!
Rinsing the wash is very easy and I just splash my face a few times over to ensure that all traces of the wash are removed before moisturising.
I have used this first thing in the morning and last thing at night for a few weeks now. Since using this facial wash my skin has been clear and I havent had any spots. At aged 30 I don't get lots of spots but am prone to one or two, especially during more 'hormonal' times. I find that the wash is fairly good at removing make up, although I do confess I always use a make up wipe before washing my face as I do wear eye make up daily.
My face definitely feels clean after washing, it feels soft and not overly dry at all. I didn't feel like there was much power behind this exfoliator though and I personally would prefer to use a normal wash daily and then an exfoliator once a week or so.
Overall I do recommend this wash although I think I will revert back to my usual cream facial wash as I don't see the great purpose of the micro beads in a daily wash.
Clean and Clear exfoliating daily wash is a face wash I use every day. Clean and Clear is a well known brand and has many different types of face products on the market. I have used different ones over the years but I have found this one to be the best for my skin.
I have previously used the Blackhead clearing daily scrub but I found it to be a little too harsh on my skin. The exfoliating beads were quite large and it was quite rough too my face. This particular one is an oil free wash which has gentle micro-beads to clean the skin and unblock pores.
The face wash comes in a thick plastic squeezey tube with an easy clip open lid. It comes in a 150ml size and I use a small amount of the wash twice a day and have found it lasts a good amount of time. The small hole you squeeze the product out of is just the right size to allow you to control how much you get out there is no problems with too much coming out at once and wasting the product. On the back of the packaging are the usual, ingredients which I generally don't need to worry about, a brief description on what the product claims to do and directions on how to use the product. Using this product is simple. You wet your face and then apply a small amount of the wash, massaging it into your skin and then once happy you have covered all areas you rinse it clean.
*****My Thoughts on the product*****
I generally squeeze a small blob onto my hand it is a slightly cloudy thick consistency and slightly tacky to the touch. When you begin to rub it into your skin you can feel it is slightly gritty but nothing too rough. I like the feel of it when I rub it in as I have used harsher products in the past and it has made my skin feel sore. After I have rinsed my face and patted it dry it feels so fresh. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and uplifted and grease free. That said it doesn't dry your skin out completely which wouldn't be healthy if it did. I can't say this product is a miracle worker as I don't believe any products are. If you use it daily I am sure like me you will feel an improvement I certainly have. I do from time to time get the odd spot but compared to if I didn't use it I don't really get any and I am left with a nice feeling skin on my face too.
Clean and clear is available in most leading brand stores. I tend to look around and buy it when it's on offer but that said it is hardly expensive in the first place. For 150ml it is around the £3 mark and currently (July 2013) Tesco's have it on offer at £2.
This was a face wash that I used frequently throughout my teenage years - when my skin was much more oily than it is now. However, I recently purchased it for use again as I saw it on offer for £1.50 (which is around half the price that I usually see it for). Always one for a good deal, and having previous experience of the wash, I bought myself a bottle (or tube, as this more appropriately describes the shape!).
The was is from the Clean and Clear range from Johnson & Johnson. It is really aimed at problem skin but I have no issues with using it as I never found it to be harsh on my skin in any way. It comes in a squeezy tube (like a bigger scale toothpaste tube) with a flat bottom to stand on, which is also a lid that flips open to reveal a hole where the wash can be squeezed out of. The wash itself is a white colour and quite thick and creamy in consistency. It contains micro-beads that are said to deep cleanse and exfoliate your skin.
On my skin. the wash feels creamy and lathers well with warm water. I usually only need a small amount to wash my face with - about the size of a 1p piece - as it lathers so well. It does feel grainy on my skin but not harsh or overly abrasive - it still feels gentle on my skin. After use, it is easy to wash off without leaving my skin feeling soapy. Once washed and dried, my skin can sometimes feel tight and a little dry but after applying moisturiser it is fine. It does really feel like it gives my skin a good, deep clean and removes any dirt and excess makeup. I usually use a cleansing cloth before a face wash to remove the majority of this but there is invariably some residue left on my face. When I was younger and had oiler skin, this wash always coped very well with that and did make me feel like it was more under control - preventing those teenage break outs pretty well.
Overall, this is a decent wash that I do find exfoliates well. It definitely removes dead skin cells and my skin always looks less dull after using. It is not too harsh but is a little drying. I don't generally use exfoliating washes these days but if I saw it again on offer, I would definitely purchase it again.
I like to have a couple of face washes on the go, one as a plain daily face wash and the other as an exfoliating wash which I try to use in the evening before bed to cleanse my skin from all the dirt etc it picks up during the day. I usually opt for St IVes scrub, but when I noticed Tesco selling this Clean and Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash for £2 which I thought was a very good price and definitely worth a try.
This wash comes in a 150ml tube. It claims to be oil free, and promote softer skin skin from the first use. It contains 'gentle micro beads to clean and unblock pores'. So, in theory the dead skin, dirt and oil that builds up on the skin during the day should be effectively cleaned away to leave smooth, soft, clean skin, which should get rid of the blackheads and blocked pores leading to spots. Now, my skin is pretty oily, and when I was younger I suffered from acne. Thankfully medication sorted most of that out, but I do have to be careful to clean my skin well, otherwise I would still be prone to the odd break out. So, I was pretty pleased to see that this product was oil free.
I have been using this product for a couple of weeks now and I have been quite pleased with it. I do find that it is much much gentler on my skin that the St IVes scrub I have been using, meaning I could use it morning or night. Also, I do find after using this product, that my skin feels soft to touch, and I like the fact that my skin doesn't feel tight afterwards.
In terms of removing the blackheads, particularly those in and around my nose I don't think it really is as effective as it claims to be, and they seem to be as plentiful as ever, but at the same time, since using this product, I haven't had any spots appear, small or large so I do think it is working to keep my pores clean and get rid of the daily build up of dirt etc on my skin.
All in all, as a blackhead remover, I don't think this is the most effective product out there, however as a daily wash in order to keep you skin clear and clean and feeling soft, then this is very effective, and I would recommend it, particularly when you can pick it up on offer!
== Clean & Clear Range ==
The Clean & Clear range of facial care, by Johnson & Johnson, is primarily aimed at those with greasy skin, typically teenagers.
However, I believe that skin type is just as important as age when choosing products.
Clean & Clear have their own moisturiser, which I used to use after cleansing, but since maturing I have switched to an anti-aging brand, although I still occasionally use their exfoliating wash.
== Exfoliating Daily Wash ==
I used to use this a lot when I was younger and had very greasy skin. Now in my 50s I still use it occasionally, concentrating on my greasy (even though mature) T-zone of forehead, nose and chin.
Exfoliators work by getting rid of the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, and with them dirt and excess oil. I find that this makes it look and feel healthier, as well as reducing the risk of spots.
The exfoliators in Clean & Clear's Exfoliating Daily Wash are tiny "micro-beads". (Some exfoliating washes use liquid chemicals to remove the top layer of skin instead.)
I wet my face with warm water, squeeze some wash from tube onto the palm of my hand, massage it well onto my greasy T Zone, and then rinse off thoroughly.
After cleansing, whichever skin care product you use, moisturising is advisable. After exfoliating, protecting the skin with a suitable moisturizer is especially important, with an appropriate sun protection factor during the day.
For average skin types who are only occasionally spot-prone, I recommend that you rotate your daily cleansing between this and gentler methods of cleaning. Getting the balance right will come with trial and error, and is likely to alter with the seasons and diet.
For very greasy skin use daily to help deep clean your face and prevent spots.
Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash - £2 to £3 for 150ml
I bought this product in special offer at my local supermarket, I think it may have been two for £3 - however I can't remember exactly.
The product itself is made by clean and clear, and having had good results with other products from the same company thought I would give it a whirl...
The packaging is a blue colour, and it stands on it's top. This has a small hole under a flip top lid that was nice and easy to open. The product comes through the hole easily, and I had no issues getting the product out to use - even with wet hands...
The product is an opaque white colour with small 'micro-granuals' in it. After wetting your face the idea is that using small circular motions with your finger tips should help to remove any build up of excess grime or dead skin cells that may be there... The product is supposed to help combat blocked pores, and give you generally fresher skin...
Well - the product works really well. It did seem to help make my skin smoother, and help with clogged pores. However it smells like mans aftershave (My brother in law has one that smells just like this).... So although the product works well at making your skin soft and smooth for me it was less than ideal. I generally prefer to leave the shower smelling like a bowl of fruit salad and much prefer a fruity smelling product (clean and clear have a wonderful orange face wash)... This particular face wash has a scent that unfortunately lingers - and if I were a man that wouldn't be an issue, but for several hours after use I could smell the scent, and I found it to be a bit disconcerting...
I couldn't finish the bottle, and after about a week I had to stop using it, as the smell far outweighed the benefits of the product. My boyfriend did use it up, and he also loved the results...
Normally, I ignore the ostentatious claims of the bottles that you can find along the beauty sections of supermarkets. If it has a rich and nourishing infusion of berries and jasmine, notes of saffron and exotic 'essential' oils plucked from the far corners of the earth, I tend to steer clear. I am a guy after all. But one product that I cannot live without is a decent exfoliating facial cream or wash. Soap is fine for the rest of your body, but my history of sensitive skin and eczema mean that my face dries out horribly if I just use soap on it.
I have tried many of the different brands on the market, tending to purchase the one that is the best deal price-wise at the time. At the moment, I am using the Clean & Clear exfoliating daily wash. This is basically a cream that you apply to your moistened face, wash off with clean water and it leaves your skin fresh and cleansed. Your first impression of the product is a decent one with its attractive packaging. It is a calm blend of blues, white and purple, which make it an elegant and understated bottle. I keep it by my bath/shower as I would not be embarrassed to have the brand name or bottle in plain sight, perhaps unlike if I was using an unbranded product. It is a squeezy tube, which is an excellent design feature as it makes it easier to get the last amount of the product out. Also, the top of the bottle has a rounded off edge, which makes it easier to hold in the often perilous world of the wet shower. Aren't the little things in life lovely? However, the only downside to this is that the sanding down of the bottle is still quite rough and it leaves a very sharp corner. In the aforementioned 'perilous world', this has led to some unfortunate stabbings! Its design is decent nonetheless and like many products these days, it has the nozzle end at the base so that the product drips down and you don't have to wait ages for the lost remnants to emerge from the tube.
The bottle itself promises much. It claims to be the No.1 UK Facial Wash, which is fair enough given that it is produced by as big a company as Johnson & Johnson. This did much when I was buying the product in my local supermarket that it would be a reasonable quality facial product. It has many other claims, which I thought were all fair enough in the end and I will discuss in a bit. The product itself is a fairly thick and creamy facial gel that you can apply to your face. To make it cost effective, I use it quite sparingly but I would imagine that you can use more for better results. I have found that it leaves my skin fresh and clean, about the same level as the other major brands in the exfoliating wash category. It claims to be oil-free and this shows because it does not leave residue or any greasy feeling at all. It also says that it will leave you with softer skin from day 1 but does not do this as well as a wash that is specifically moisturizing. Back to the ostentatious claims and hyperactive marketing though. It describes its 'micro beads' and my heads are in my hands. But you can often feel a gritty sensation in these daily washes and so I wondered if that might actually be a part of the cleaning process. Clean & Clear is not like sandpaper, unlike many of the other micro-bead washes, but they might actually be working wonders on my skin. I have fairly bad blackheads and large pores and they have not disappeared but I would imagine that they would be worse otherwise.
You are supposed to use this as part of your Clean & Clear 'daily routine' but I have not tried many other of their products and it is perfectly fine to mix with other brands and products. It is a fairly good product that lathers well and I would recommend. However, it does have its downsides. It is unscented but does still have a smell. I never thought I would, but it has left me pining for an infusion of berries and jasmine and notes of saffron. Instead, you get an unappealing chemical smell which detracts from the pleasant cleansing experience. Finally, the main problem I tend to have with most of these bottles is that lots of the cream spills out of the bottle. You have to try and catch it in the cap and scoop it out with your hands, but it is still a design flaw that they do not seem to have got around to solving yet. All in all, it does not set itself apart from the other brands, but is worth a try if you can get it at a decent price. Because I got it on a special offer for about £1.50, my appreciation of its value for money is skewed. However, it typically retails at between £2 and £3.50. This seems like quite a lot, but then that is the price you may have pay for beauty. Not that it is a miracle cream just yet.
My skin I can only describe as awful. I have regular spotty breakouts, and I find my pores get really blocked, and my skin scars so easily. I find that I need to wash my face well a couple of times a day with a daily facial wash to try and minimise the breakouts. To complicate matters, I also get really dry skin so I need to use a product that will help the spots but not make my dry skin more prominent. I feel it is a bit of an endless cycle, and I am never entirely happy.
I picked this up in my local Tesco when my last face wash had run out. I don't like to spend too much on any particular wash in case it doesn't agree with my skin. This one was below £3 so I felt it was a bit of a bargain, and it is even cheaper online. This was for a 150ml tube of wash, that comes out of a flip top tube.
I have found this wash to be very effective on my skin, and I have had less new breakouts since using it. The wash is not much to look at. It reminds me of when you are making up icing sugar. It is white, but a bit off white, and looks a bit granular. It doesn't really have much in the way of a scent, other than a bit soapy. I find a small amount foams nicely, and I can feel that there is some exfoliation happening when I am using this. While it is not strong enough to deal with my exfoliating needs as my skin is in its 30s and not teenage skin, I do think it is enough for anm everyday scrub, and it is more effective than some other supposed exfoliating washes I have used. It is enough to help the skin clogging and spots forming, and it doesn't aggravate any spots that are already there. It is also gentle enough that I can use it once or twice a day without it leaving my skin sore.
It claims that your skin will be softer from day one. Well, it is less drying than other brands, and I haven't had to apply quite as much moisturiser after use. I would not rely on it as my main exfoliater though as it is not tough enough for that job.
I like it being oil free. I know oil can help some skin types look cleaner, but I haven't found it that effective on my skin.
I have been using this wash for a couple of months, and my skin is clearer than it has been in a while, and a little of this seems to have gone a long way for the price. Like I said earlier though, I only use a very small 5p size amount as my main problem areas are my cheeks.
I will be repurchasing this one as it has been pretty effective as part of my skin care regime, and it is a good budget item.
If you are familiar with my reviews you will be aware that I enjoy trying and testing new products, particularly toiletries. During the latter part of last year I saw a number of Clean and Clear facial products, a brand belonging to Johnson and Johnson and as the entire range was on special offer I made a number of purchases. I have now had time to try and test each of my bargain buys and this review discusses my experience with using their Exfoliating Daily Wash.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
The entire range of Clean and Clear always appears eye-catching, as considerable thought has been put into the packaging. Whilst there are many different brands that are located on the supermarket and chemist shelves, it is Clean and Clear that initially attracts my attention due to its' vibrant combination of blue tones. As I suffer with T-zone skin I am very careful with the products I purchase due to the fact that some brands can exacerbate the problem whilst others cause my skin to become very dry and tight. We are provided with 150ml of exfoliating wash in a study plastic tube that sits on a large transparent flip top lid.
USING THE EXFOLIATING DAILY WASH
Opening and closing the lid is an easy task and I say this because many products provide lids that are almost impossible to open without force and subsequently result in me breaking a nail. I dampen my face and squirt out a small amount of the fairly runny wash onto my finger tips. I would offer a little advice here and that is to ensure that your fingers are tightly closed, as otherwise the runny wash will run straight through them. The wash is of a pale shade of white and almost transparent and I am able to witness dozens of tiny exfoliating micro-beads. Unlike some of the other products that I have used from the same range, which deliver a chemical fragrance, the aroma of this exfoliating wash is simply delightful. Whilst I cannot detect any specific fragrance, I would describe it as very clean and fresh and suitable for both men and women.
As I massage the wash into my skin a plentiful lather is created within seconds and I am able to witness the tiny micro-beads, which gently remove any skin particles. Some facial scrubs can be somewhat harsh on the skin, but my experience with using this product is that whilst it is effective at cleansing my skin and removing dirt and impurities, it is very gentle and is therefore suitable for daily use. After rinsing with warm water and splashing with cold to close the pores I towel dry and am able to witness the silky smooth softness of my skin. Whilst I enjoy trying and testing new products I am always a little apprehensive about those for my face, particularly due to the drying effects they may deliver to my skin. However, I suffered with no dryness or tightness and although I cannot state that my skin felt moisturised, it felt wonderfully clean and fresh. I am fortunate enough to rarely suffer with spots, which I believe is due to a healthy diet and the use of facial products specifically intended for my skin type. My experience with using the product is that it kept my pores clear and consequently, prevented spots from forming.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
There is an extremely lengthy list of ingredients, which I do not intend copying into this review, but I would advise that this wash contains alcohol. The product should be used within 12 months of opening and the tube can be recycled once empty.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Clean and Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash is available in most supermarkets, chemists and Boots. However, Tesco have an offer running until 30 August 2011 where you can purchase the 150 ml tube for £1.94 as opposed to its' original price of £2.91.
As this is such an effective and very refreshing product it receives 5 stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Johnson & Johnson do a number of products in their Clean & Clear range for people with a tendency towards problem skin.
As a teenager I never really suffered with spots but am being made to pay for it on occasion in adulthood and now in my 40th year I am looking towards products that not only keep my skin clear but also keep it soft and moisturised.
I was drawn to this exfoliating daily wash, not only to keep my skin blemish free but by the claim that you would have softer skin from day 1.
The product comes in a squeezy tube with a flip top lid at the bottom and is recyclable.
This wash contains gentle micro-beads which are said to effectively remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells that can block pores which in turn leads to spots and blackheads.
The wash itself has a very pleasant, non medical smell which is nice as often products that target blemishes can smell rather sterile or chemically.
The wash is white and you can just about feel the grains in it on your skin but they are very small and not at all abrasive on the skin.
The wash lathers a little on contact with water and is quite creamy in consistency. Only a small amount of product is needed to produce an adequate lather and you should take extra care to make sure the product is rinsed off thoroughly and also avoid the sensitive eye area.
After use my skin does feel very clean and to the touch my skin did indeed feel nice and soft but my skin also felt a little dry, although not uncomfortably so, but I always need additional moisturiser aterwards no matter what products I use on my face.
After using this for a couple of weeks, I have noticed that my skin does look clearer and my pores are less clogged so I do feel that this does help to keep spots at bay although one or two may still get through. It may well be better to use all the products in the range but I just wanted an exfoliating wash alongside my usual products that are geared more towards anti-ageing which this is not in particular.
This product is oil-free and the extra benefit of exfoliation albeit very gentle does help to keep the skin looking radiant and fresh and I can recommend this product for those with problem skin.
A 150ml tube cost me £2.86 from Tesco although they are doing a special offer of two products from the range for £5 until 10th May.
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i just started getting spots around the start of year 10, and about five months after i found the solution, this of course is clean and clear exfoliating daily wash. when i first started getting these red ugly painful things, i tryed out clearasil products. i thought these would do the trick, but they turned out to be incredibly drying, painful and irratating,the only good thing i found about clearasil products is their toner, which i use as part of my daily routine, it makes my skin feel nice and smooth. but anyway, enough about that, let's talk about the exfoliating daily wash.
when i first brought this, i could tell it was going to be good just by looking at the revies online, most people gave it at least 3 stars, most gave it more :) .
i must say, when i first opened it i was put off by it's gritty feel to it and it's soapy smell. the grittyness of the wash was offputting in itself and the smell was offputting because it reminded me how much my skin hated being touched by soap.
since i was new to skin products, for the first week my skin got a bit dry and irratated by the product; but after about a week or so, my skin got used to the product, and started feeling clean and smooth after everytime i used it :) .
generally, i would say this product is a fantastic thing to use, there is hardly any disadvantages; it's cheap; it works; it makes my skin feel soft, clean and smooth/even and it really brightens your complexion. using this wash with the clearasil (sensitive) toner and clean and clear oil free moisturizer makes your skin feel even better.
i started to notice a lower number in spots/blemishes on my face about 3-5 days after i started using it, which compared to all the other products is really quickly. i must worn you though if you have sensitive skin make sure you use a moisturizer afterwards and to not have the wash on your face for more than thirty seconds otherwise your skin can be a bit flaminated :/ .
This new facial wash with gentle micro granules effectively removes excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells that can block pores and lead to spots / It also contains an anti-bacterial agent to fight problem causing bacteria / Clean and Clear Exfoliating Daily