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After battling with acne for half my life, I came across the Clean & Clear range and thought I'd give them a go. They're working well so far and this part of my Clean & Clear collection.
Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Wash is an oil-free facial cleanser claiming to remove dirt, oil and makeup from deep down in the pores, helping to prevent blemishes and blackheads. It can be bought from most drugstores, grocery stores and some discount shops. It currently costs £3.50 from Boots but I got mine for around £2.00 from Savers. The cleanser comes in a 150ml squeezy tube with a handy flip-top lid. The cleanser is oil-free so should not cause any build-up.
The instructions state that you should smooth the cream wash over a wet face, especially massaging into areas where excess oil builds up and then rinse with warm water. The first thing I notice about this wash is that it does not foam up like other cleansers as it is cream based. It feels smooth when rubbing over the skin. I feel that I do need to use more of this than I would usually use with other cleansers due to it not creating a lather. I feel a tingling sensation due to the menthol which is refreshing and pleasant and feels like it calms my skin. The scent is fresh, although somewhat chemical.
After using the wash and patting my face dry, my skin feels extremely clean and soft. It does not cause any tightness or dryness and I feel that it would be okay to use on sensitive skin. It is not harsh, but still manages to deep clean. For a while after using the wash, my face continues to tingle and feel fresh and the scent still lingers slightly which I like. It is difficult to tell whether or not it is helping my acne as I do use other products to treat it, but I'm sure it does minimize breakouts.
I would definitely recommend this cream wash to anyone looking for cleanser that deep cleans the pores. It leaves the skin looking and feeling clean. At full price, I would say it's on the more pricey side for a Clean & Clear product, although still cheaper than many cleansers. I will be repurchasing this when mine runs out. I wouldn't say it's a wonder product, but certainly a good cleanser.
As I suffer from acne it is always hard to find the right product for my skin because it is sensitive aswell. Clean and Clear is a brand I know and trust as their products are nice and gently and do work well. I saw this face wash at superdrug for about £3.49 which is a good price considering you get 150ml of product.
The packaging is fairly simple....not very attractive! The lid is a normal squeesy lid when is convienent and easy to use. I use about 2 pea size amounts to cover my entire face which isn't really alot.
Clean and Clear claim that this wash will 'clean deep down into your pores'.
The wash is very creamy as you would expect because it is a 'cream wash' after all. I heard that cream washes were better for dry skin that is why I picked it up but I'm not sure if thats true. The cream is very thick and has a slight minty fresh scent to it. It also smells slightly clinical aswell. The facewash also contains Sallicylic Acid which helps treat acne however it doesnt say the percentage.
I masaged in the facewash onto my damp skin and felt a light tingling sensation. It wasn't painful it just felt quite strange. This is nice though as you feel your skin becoming clean. After I washed it off I noticed an immediate result. My skin did feel alot softer and some of my more noticible acne did calm down a bit. I saw real results after using this product for a week which is fanatastic.
Overall I would deffinately recommend this to people with acne prone sensitive skin as It really does work!
I have always had reasonably spotty skin since my teens (then I was completely covered!), so I do try and purchase products that may help in combating my greasy skin to some degree.
The product I will now review is - "Clean & clear - deep action cream wash".
The initial reason for buying this (and since too as well) is the fact it always seems to be on offer at my local Asda store, you can't turn your nose up at something a ½ of it's original price now, can you?
The face wash comes in an "stand on it's lid" plastic tube, meaning more ease at getting every last drop out, with an easy (even when wet) flip lid.
The blurb on the tube states that this stuff is "sensitive" and "gently cleans sensitive skin down to the pores..." so far, so good then!
To use you moisten your face then gently rub some of the product into the skin, then thoroughly rinse off.
The cream itself is a pearlescent white colour, and quite gloopy in consistency. When you try and rub it onto the skin, you will find it doesn't lather or do anything in fact, just sort of lies on the skin!
The smell is quite fresh, though very subtle with a hint of what I thought smelled a little minty or of menthol, and I was correct as after rinsing it off I found my skin was a little tingly, I panicked and read the tube for advice and apparently that is what is supposed to happen.....dur!
The rinsing off of this product is one small drawback for me with this product.
The cream as I said before just sort of lies on the skin, but when rinsing off, or trying to rinse of I should say it turns into some sort of adhesive!
You have to do a lot of face dipping (into the shower for me!) then face rubbing, then once the stuff is washed of the face you have to start the process again with your hands, then in my case after that my feet, I always (no matter how hard I try!) end up with a blob on my body somewhere!
So why do I keep on using it? Well, because it really is a good product, my skin, albeit a little on the dry and tight side after washing, is clean and refreshed and with much less grease visible during the day, meaning my make up stays on that little bit longer.
There are the normal warnings on this product mostly about getting it into your eye's, and trust me this isn't something that you want to do, as thought the menthol maybe very gentle and unobtrusive on the skin, it was make you fell like you are blind if it goes into your eyes!
Price wise this costs me (on offer) £2.00 a tube, which contains 150ml of cream wash, and usually lasts me about three weeks with daily use, though at full price you are looking closer to the £4.50 mark!
This is a nice face wash that does what it supposed to, though I don't think I would pay full price for it!
Thanks for reading x
I think i've tried most things out there is regards to trying to sort my face out.I have so many bottles, wipes, lotions, toners, creams etc and i've just not found that perfect thing. Doesn't mean I stop trying all that's out there in order to find something that will agree with my tempremental Oily, Spot prome Skin.
This comes in a 150ml tube and costs around the £3 mark. I picked this up in Sainsbury's the other week as my husband uses Clean and Clear lotion. He doesn't have bad skin, but I used to use this and he tried it and found that this seemed to take the grease and shine off his face after a busy day at work. Sainsbury's were doing a 2 for £5, so I got this.
This is a squeezy tube which stands on it's end and is easy to open and use. Has the usual Clean and Clear colouring on it which is the gree-ish colouring. Looks ok, and sort of looks that bit clinical.
You just apply this to wet skin, and i've been using this every 2nd day. Since this is a Cream cleaner, and my Cheeks are that bit dry then I didn't want to dry them out even more.
The Cream isn't too thick and a little goes a long way. I just put a blob about half the size of a £1 coin into my hands, rub my hands together and then wipe this over my face and neck. This gives a good coverage over my face and it washes off easily enough. It doesn't seem to smell of anything, perhaps a slight astringent scent but it is mainly unperfumed and have a touch of creamy scent.
This didn't make my Spots vanish, but my face seemed to be a little bit more softer, perhaps not quite as red and didn't seem to create any more spots.
This was alright, but I think a Foam or Gel wash is more suited to my Skin type.
I am very prone to oily skin and therefore get many spots and blemishes from time to time so I have tried so many different face washes on the market.
I have found the clean and clear products to be of the better ones that I have tried. I originally used the exfoliating scrub wash but then one day when away with work I had forgotten my face wash so I borrowed some from a colleague. It was the cream wash by clean and clear.
After using it I instantly felt a tingling sensation on my entire face. Some people won't like this feeling, but for me it felt like my face had been cleaned properly and the feeling was a good one. My face looks visably cleaner and fresher. I was very impressed with the results and went to buy my own the next day.
I have now been using this face wash for around a year and get it from Boots for £2.31. Recently I have noticed that Boots only seem to sell the version for sensitive skin (in the three Boots stores I have tried in the Manchester area). This version doesn't leave me with the same clean and tingly feeling that I get with the original version and I feel that my face gets very oily quicker when using this one, but it is still better than other versions I have used.
You only need a small bit of cream on your face too, it spreads quite well on your face. This is good because it means that it lasts for a long time and you don't have to keep going to the shop to buy more.
I won't describe what it looks like as there is a picture above, but the cream itself looks a bit like moisturiser instead of soap looking like other face washes. If there is only the sensitive version in the shops the bottle will be the same shape but will have lighter blues and purples with white on it.
Sensitive version 4 dooyoo stars
Normal version 5 dooyoo stars
For the purpose of this review I have gone with the 5 stars as nowhere in the description does it mention the sensitive skin version.
Even though I'm now depressingly 34, I'm still prone to getting the odd few spots and blemishes. As I have sensitive skin I have to be careful not to use anything too harsh or abrasive so this is where this facial wash comes in..
So what is it?~
This is an oil free, deep cleansing cream wash designed to clean down to the pores equaling blemish free skin.
It's made by Johnson & Johnson so straight away you know it's a brand to be trusted.
Price and packaging~
The cream comes packaged in an upright standing tube. The wash is accessed via the flip open lid on the base of the tube and is easy enough to squeeze out the required amount.
The packaging is a dark blue and turquoise affair with the Clean & Clear logo written in white lettering on the front of the tube. To be honest all blemish reducing skin products seem to be this sort of colour so I wouldn't say it particularly stands out from the others on the shelves.
The price can range anywhere from between £1.50 to £3 for a 150 ml tube but I got this from Superdrug which retailed at £2.59.
Using the cream wash~
Having opened the lid and squeezed a small, pea size blob into the palm of my hands the first thing I noticed was the almost eye watering scent. It has quite a strong menthol smell which isn't unpleasant it's just a little too strong.
I applied the cream wash to my face after splashing it first and proceeded to rub into my skin in circular motions.
The cream is quite thick in consistency and has a white pearly appearance to it. The fragrance as mentioned is predominantly menthol which does actually give you the feeling it will leave your skin feeling clean, so does it?
After rinsing my face and patting it dry I was pleased with how cleansed it actually felt. The menthol made my skin tingle and feel really deep down clean, and it didn't sting at all which I was glad about having found similar products to cause skin reactions in the past. On contact with my skin it felt icy cold which first thing in a morning is actually quite refreshing.
My face felt soft and to a degree even moisturised, and it didn't have that 'tight' feeling some products can.
I have been using this for several months now mainly in the mornings and have found it to be adequate as a face wash. I wouldn't say it's got rid of any blemishes but I don't seem to have had as many breakouts, though that really could be coincidental.
For a really refreshing 'wake up' face wash this is ideal. Though it can be pricey depending on where you shop it seems to last a while as only a small amount is needed each time. As I have been using this a while now the tube doesn't seem to have any less in it despite it being used daily so it is definitely worth buying.
5 out of 5 from me for this one.
Clean and Clear is a range that claims to be an effective solution for problem skin, particularly teenage breakouts and acne.
A large container of this product costs between three and five pounds, which is a pretty reasonable price considering the young market it is aimed at.
The product has a slightly medicinal smell, which is fresh and cool rather than unpleasant. It has a thick, creamy consistency, which leaves your skin tingling in a very pleasant way. It almost has a cooling sensation which leaves your skin feeling really deep down clean.
A wash-off cleanser is a great option for lazy people who can just use it in the shower. A separate cleansing lotion and cotton pads can seem a little arduous sometimes. I squeeze an amount of product roughly the size of a pea onto my hands, as this is enough to use on my whole face. After briefly massaging it in, wash off with cold water.
Afterwards, your face feels ultra-clean and smooth, though moisturising can be necessary as the skin may be left feeling a little dry. Though a perfectly fine cleanser, I haven't found this product had much effect on my spots, but would make a reasonable addition to a spot-fighting skincare routine
My personal expericence with this product:
I bought this product from Boots when they had an offer on the Johnsons Clean & Clear range for 2 products for £5. So really the products arn't too badly priced for a facial scrub! I personally really liked the product but it totally depends on your skin type.
What does this product's packaging look like?
The tube the product is in is easily squeezable and to store. It is of a blue, purple and white colour sceme. The writing on the bottle is easy to read too.
What does this product look like and what consistancy does it have?
The cream is pearly white in colour and of a thick, creamy consistancy. It smooths on easily to the face and is not sticky. It comes in 150ml amounts.
What does the product smell like?
It smells clean if you know what I mean! It smells freash.
How do I use this product?
All you have to do is wet your face and smooth on the cream-be careful to not get it in your eyes. I find this product works more quickly if you use it in a daily routine-in the morning and at night.
What does this product do?
Supposedly, this product is meant to leave your skin feeling and looking freash and beautiful. It does tingle your skin and leave it feeling freash but it takes a while to clean your porres out. After about two weeks of using this product regulary, my skin was more clear, but as my skin is very oily I suppose it was more difficult and takes longer.
I think really, the success of this product depends on your skin type, and remember...always read the bottle!
Supposedly you use this to get 'clean, clear and beautiful skin.' Well I have to inform you dear fellow reviewers that I've been using this stuff for a really long time and it hasn't made me beautiful!
Although Clean and Clear Deep Cleansing Cream Wash hasn't turned me into one of those gorgeous girls from Friends, it certainly has delivered on the other two counts.
It comes in a 150ml tube which has a flip lid at the bottom. I like this because it means it always stands up on its end making it easier to squeeze the product out, especially when you're coming to the end.
To use it, you squeeze some onto your hand, mix it with water and smooth it onto your face, then wash it off with water. It doesn't make a lather when you mix it so that was a bit strange for me to begin with but you soon get used to it.
***Important stuff from the packaging***
Ingredients: Aqua, cetyly alcohol, ppg-15 stearyl ether, salicylic acid, polysorbate 60, steareth-21, potassium cetyl phosphate, xanthan gum, menthol, parfum, benzyl salicylate, hexyl cinnamal, lyral, limonene, linalool - (FPT 0133).
Ok so now I've given you blurb from the packaging what more can I personally tell you?
Well for me this product has three distinctive things that, whether you find good or bad, makes it totally distinctive from other face washes out there.
When you squeeze the product out of the tube, it is quite thick almost like an intensive moistruiser or hand cream. It is obviously up to you how each individual how much is used but I've found that using just small amounts with water works just as well as using lots per wash, and that way it lasts much longer!
*That Frsh Tingling Sensation*
It really is true! It feels almost like you've got toothpaste all over your face and be warned, the first time you use it, you may be suprised at just how cool it feels on your skin. It's great to wash your face with to wake you up on those mornings when you just don't want to be out of bed!
Ok, so the smell is actually whats kept me using this product for such a long time. I've been sitting here smelling it while I've been writing this review so that I could describe it to you and you know what? I can't do it! So here's my own personal description...
"It's October 1997 and I've gotta get up for school. I really don't wanna get up but my alarm clock says it's 7.07am and I know I've got exactly 2 and a half minutes before my Dad shouts at me that I'll be late if I don't shift my butt. I get out of bed and head to the bathroom. Oh my god, I just saw my reflection in the mirror - I look HORRIBLE! There is no way Gary would ask me out. Ugh he's so gonna end up marrying Jenny anyway and I'll end up with some geek like Howard and everyone will laugh at me. I sigh and wash my face to wake up. 5 minutes later I see myself in the mirror again and realise I even look vaguely human. Maybe I'll say hi to Gary during maths today, who knows he might even smile at me!"
What is it?-
This is a deep cleansing cream wash, a product of Clean & Clear by Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson also have a range called "Johnsons" which is a range of products from baby shampoo and bubble bath to body lotion with a hint of fake tan in it. These products are widely known and can be found at shops such as Boots, Superdrugs, Tesco's, Asda's, Sainsbury's etc and costs £2.97 in Boots.
My deep cleansing cream wash comes in a sturdy squeezy plastic bottle of 150ml's with a big cap lid at the bottom of it for easy usage. The bottle has the usual Clean & Clear colours of purple and a greeney-blue. On the front it says "Deep cleansing cream wash Cleans down to the pores for really clear skin".
On the back is a description of what the product does, how to use it, a caution, ingredients, bar code etc. Over all the packaging is quite sturdy and you shouldn't find yourself having a problem with it.
After tying my hair back and wetting my face, I found that I didn't have to use much of this product for it to lather slightly and work in. It's not runny and has a refreshing smell and is white in colour. It has a smooth consistency which I don't usually like, preferring face washes with 'bits' in.
However I could soon feel the face wash to tingle on my face so I rinsed it off, finding it quite easy to get off my face and it left a refreshingly clean feel.
What did I think?-
After using this product I found my skin to be soft and felt clean, it also made me feel a little more awake and it did get rid of dirt. However after around 10 minutes my face started to get a little shiney, which would probably depend on your skin type but overall, a good product.
I like the clean and clear products that Johnson and Johnson produce, because I find they genuinely leave my skin feeling clean and help to reduce break outs of spots.
I have tried the clean and clear cream wash and I have not been as impressed as other products in the range that I have tried. It did give me a tingly clean feeling as soon as I had used it but it did not lather so I found it difficult to spread over my face without using a lot of it. Also, the tingling sensation, although nice to begin with because it makes you feel clean, is a little strong and overpowering for everyday use.
The smell is lovely - very minty and refreshing. This is what makes your skin tingle after you have used it.
I like the fact the bottle stands on end so that the contents are always ready to be used and you don't have the toothpaste style problems of getting the last bits out. However, this is a pretty standard design with facial cleansers, so it isn't really much of a bonus!
It is usually just under £3 for a 150ml tube, so pretty much in line with similar products. This one is not as luxurious though.
I initially thought this wash would be great for my skin, as I use the sensitive cleansing lotion with no problems, id also commented on it on someone elses review saying I thought it was great, and it was.. at first!
The large 150ml tube is opened via a flip-top lid at the bottom. For use you wet your face with warm water, squeeze out a small amount of the cream and massage into your face. It doesnt make a lather but that doesnt mean its not cleasing deeply. Then you just wash it off and feel the tingle in your skin which the tube tell you means "your skin has been thoroughly cleansed, leaving it cool refreshed and clear".
The good point is that straight after id used it my skin felt very clean and soft and the tingling sensation definately helps you feel more awake if you use it in the morning.
I can definately smell menthol in the cream when I open the tube and squeeze some out, in fact a great big sniff helps clear the sinuses! The menthol is what I presume makes my skin tingle like mad after ive washed it off, I am thinking though that this tingle is infact an irritation of my skin because I found after using this product for a couple of days my skin began to get much more inflamed and irritated than usual, and I had small red rough patches on my skin. This made my spots much worse and so I had to stop using it.
I have to wonder whether the menthol is really necessary for cleansing, could they make a sensitive version without it? I would definately give that a try as the product did clean my skin well.
If you want to buy the product it is currently 2.98 at superdrug.
Now, I am not a spotty teenager by any means but from time to time like most adults I am prone to the odd pimple or two. However, it's not really the look I like to go for so I use Johnson and Johnson Clean and Clear.
Johnson and Johnson is an American Pharmaceutical company that was founded in 1886 and is listed in the Fortune 500. Clean and Clear actually started out as a Revlon product line in 1957 but was sold to Johnson and Johnson in 1991. The Clean and Clear name was used to portray a product that contained no fragrance or dyes and left no residue after rinsing. Johnson and Johnson have now taken this brand and focused it more towards a cure/prevention for acne.
The Clean and Clear product I use in their oil free deep cleansing Cream Wash. It says on the bottle that it cleans deep down to effectively remove dirt, oil and impurities without clogging pores and contains a special ingredient to help prevent spots and breakouts.
The cream is quite thick and almost has a pearl like shine to it when you squeeze it out of the bottle. It definitely has no fragrance which is nice as I don't really think you need something with an artificial smell when cleaning your face. It is also a white coloured cream so obviously no dyes have been used either.
It is £2.99 for a 150ml tube. I find that a tube will last three months of everyday use in the shower so quite good value. However if you do leave the bottle in water in the shower I find that by the time you get to the end of the bottle the cream has gone a bit watery but that just might be the way I keep it. It is much nicer when you start a fresh tube as the cream is really thick and new.
It is really easy to use. I squirt a 10p piece amount into my hands in the shower and then massage into my face. I prefer to do it in the shower as my face is already quite wet and I find this product works better if you have a really wet face. Then I leave it on for a few minutes. The lotion will then make your face go all tingly, after this I wash it off. Apparently according to the bottle the tingling sensation tells you your skin has been thoroughly cleansed leaving it cool, refreshed and really clear. This is why I like to leave it on until it tingles so I know that it is really working.
Like I said I do still get the odd spot here and there but overall feel my skin is very clean and dirt free and I attribute it to this product.