“ Brand: Clearasil / Type: Facial Exfoliator / Subcategory: Scrub / What it does: Exfoliates, „
---- Intro -----
I have always suffered with breakouts and blackheads! I hated looking in the mirror because the spots angered me. I decided to try some facial wash. I went into tesco and this was on offer, it was £2.50 and I think it normally retails at about £4. I though it was a good deal, so I got myself a bottle of this. When I first tried it I was quite surprised with how it felt on your face! It has lots of microbeads that are meant to scrub away the dirt from the skin. It does feel nice on the face and I hoped that it would get rid of my blackheads and just generally improve the look of my skin.
---- Effects ----
After using this for roughly a month I really didn't notice any difference with the amaount of blackheads I had on my face. I was really frustrated because I felt it should work seeing as that's it's whole purpose as advertised on the bottle! A positive of using this though was I had fewer whiteheads and my face felt really nice and clean all day, I also believe my face looked better too. I have recently discovered Neutrogena black head scrub and I believe this to be far better because it actually removed those sneaky under the skin black heads that wouldn't budge when using this product.
--- how to use ---
I do not regret using it because it really did make my face feel really nice! I never thought that using a facial scrub would make much difference to how your face felt, I just used to use shower gel in the shower, but this is a completely different feeling and now I do it most days and feel much better for it :) you do not need to use a lot of this stuff, just a small amount in your hands, you them apply to your face and run all over, especially paying attention to the t-zone and the nose area! I hope it works better For you, I just felt it was a goof alround cleaner, but doesnt do it's proper job all that wel. It may have taken away some blackheads, but I certainly didnt notice a huge difference.
---- who would I recommend it too ---
I would recommend this to people who want to try a new face wash. I think that this is worth a try because it may work for you. Sadly it didn't work for me, maybe different skin types work better with different products! I think that this is a very gender neutral product, both men and woman can use it, the blue colour of the bottle shows this! Guys shouldn't be ashamed to use it, neither should women think its for men. A lot of facial cleansers and scrubs are girly colours, which puts most guys off from trying them. Luckily this is a great lure for both sexes! Give it a try, I'm sure you will enjoy the feeling of a fully clean face!
--- overall ----
So just to recap, this is a black head scrub that didn't clear many of my black heads, it did however leave my face lovely and squeaky clean. It's worked too an average level And it's worth a try with different skin.
---- let me know ---
Please let me know of it worked for you, maybe I just have strange skin? Who knows! Leave a comment and tell me what it's effects we're on you :)
Thanks very much for reading.
Hope my review helped you out a bit!
Since my first spot as a teenager I have used various face washes, this is the one that I have stuck to for the longest.
I have always found that facewashes are a little on the pricey side, this type of Clearasil retails at around £4, however boots and Tesco's both often have offers on such as by one get one free or buy one get on half price.
You use by first wetting your face, then place some face wash (about the size of 20p) , then scrub your face. I generally work on the areas most affected by black heads, the nose and chin.
The reason I like this facewash is that the beads in the lotion make it able to scrub your face leaving it with a really clean feeling after. I also feel that it wakes me up ready for the day ahead. Although I am not convinced that using the facewash actually helps clear away blackheads. And it certainly doesn't leave your face feeling smooth as some others do.
I didn't like this product very much. I have used Clearasil items before, but not their scrubs and this one seemed to give me a reaction.
I have quite sensitive skin. which is prone to bouts of bad acne and this seemed to inflame it further. Although the blackheads reduced slightly my skin was very red and itchy after using this for literally 2 days, and I suddenly got more spots than I had before.
I did make sure that I was following the instructions and left the scrub on for well under a minute, rinsed it off and patted it dry very gently. My skin did feel clean after using it, but the negative effects outweighed this and the reduction in blackheads, as I could make my skin feel clean with a less abrasive product.
This product has got good reviews in magazines and by other people, but although it may work for some people, others with sensitive skin may have the same effects.
When I was a kid at school in my teens, looking back I realise how the cosmetic industry etc has changed. The makers of this product I'm about to review has been around about 18 years and I know this cos all the kids at school used it and I don't remember any other options being around at the time. Myself, although I suffered from spots and blackheads badly back then I don't remember my Mother getting it more than once for me so I reckon it was just that I wasn't that impressed.
The problem with Clearasil is and always has been the packaging which is directed at men and women. My eyes will always be drawn to whats looks great in my bathroom even if I know a product is fabulous and works it makes little difference lol
My Clearasil 100ml tube is the same as the one in the photograph at the top of this review. I'm clearly told what it is and who it is by. On the back I'm told how it works, the ingredients and contact numbers for Boots Healthcare who hold the license for this product.
How It Works....
Clearasil Black Head Scrub penetrates deep into pores to clean away dirt, oil and spot-causing bacteria and even works after rinsing to help prevent new blackheads and spots.
The scrub contains exfoliating microbeads to gently scrub away dead skin and blackheads leaving your skin feeling amazingly smooth, clean and clear.
Clinical tests proves it delivers outstanding pimple protection by simply replacing ordinary washing. Its that simple. Clearasil has a deep cleansing microbead formula which unclogs pores, allowing special skin active ingredients to clean away oil, dirt and impurities.
Directions For Use....
Use twice a day. Apply a small amount to face and neck, massage gently, and rinse with water.
Why I Purchased It....
Well at 33 I suffer the occasional huge volcanic spot particularly at the shall we call it more delicate time of the month? lol It's bad enough feeling crabby without looking it as well and unfortunately my skin takes a turn for the worse. Also I have really large open pores on my cheeks which if I sit squeezing them I get a clear discharge from them. I've never understood that. I suffer with blackheads on my chin I just cant get rid for want of trying and have a lot of blackheads on my forehead which nestle away along with frown lines. All in all, well it was only a matter of time before I went back to Clearasil. So at the time of buying this product I also purchased the astringent cleanser as I was waging a war on bacteria and gunk....
Well I've been using mine once a day for 3 months. It comes out the tub as a thick white cream. You cant see the 'microbeads'. It has a very slight menthol smell to it but its not overpowering or offensive in the slightest. You only need a really small 'blob' about the size of a 5p, hence why I've been using the same tube for months and still have over 50 per cent of the product left. It goes on like a very slightly greasy soap. It spreads easily over a wet face (as I choose to use it) and washes off easily. I find with a lot of menthol face washes that it either makes my eyes weep badly or skin cold and tingle to much. This doesn't. Also it doesn't feel abrasive at all and with other products that offer similar to this I find they can scrape my skin. This really is just a thickish liquid with no harsh bits in it.
I'm very very impressed. As anyone who reads my reviews knows by now I spend so much money on toiletries and things of that ilk and only buy them as treats really. This was bought purely on a practical level to help combat something I 'was' really worried about. I use the word was as past tense!
After using this product skin is softer, no traces of grease and pores look visibly reduced and skin looks very refreshed and hydrated indeed. Although a product to help with grease it doesn't dry my skin out. Over time my blackheads have also visibly reduced. I would say since using this I have lost about 70 percent of blackheads but the most noticeable thing is in 3 months I haven't had any new black heads arrive and take residence. I have had a couple of mini spots but nothing on the scale I did have before using this product. My skin is more glowing than ever before. Also this product is great if you have any ingrowing hairs around the facial area as it gently buffs the pores.
I suffer with an oily T Zone so if I'm going out somewhere and want to apply make up I wash my face first and I find it fends off the oil for longer than not using it at all.
I can't really explain how its made me feel to find this excellent product. I cant excel its virtues enough. I didn't think I would get so much benefit out of a product that looks so boring in its tube, is relatively cheap and lasts for ages. I personally couldn't live without it now and will repurchase it. Its the dogs danglies and a quiet battler which has made me feel so much better about myself I cant tell you!
If you do suffer with blackheads and spots I really do say give this a go and great if you just want a deep, gentle clean!
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This scrub penetrates deep into the skins pores to clean away dirt, oil and spot-causing bacteria / It keeps working after rinsing to help prevent new blackheads and spots /