For some time I have been wishing for a fairly light acne treatment, or at least acne safe, drugstore moisturizer. It seemed that whenever I looked at ingredients on various brands, there would be something I was concerned about or the product would be too heavy. Well, Clean and Clear came through for me with their Clean & Clear Soft Oil-Free Day Moisturizer, SPF 15!
The moisturizer is pretty light and absorbs quite quickly, so it is perfect for oily skin. It does not contain harsh treatment actives such as Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide, which is fine by me because I would rather add those as needed myself using separate products. Instead it has various fruit extracts. I found nothing of particular concern in regard to pore clogging in the ingredient list, and it adds SPF 15 through three different chemical blockers. Best of all, it carries a decent price!
Clean & Clear Soft In-Shower Facial is another favorite from the line. This unique mask is applied in the shower, left on for a minute or two, and then washed off. It is basically a heat activated scrub that I would place in the medium range of exfoliation. It is a heavier scrub than the other Clean and Clear acne scrubs that I have tried, but it isn’t a strong as something like Dr. Brant Microdermabrasion in a Jar (Read Review) or Bioelements Pumice Peel (Read Review).
Personally, I like a strong scrub because I don’t have particularly sensitive skin. At the same time, I had been looking for something a bit more gentle because I wanted to exfoliate a bit more often, without risking worsening my acne by over doing it. Clean and Clear’s new offering has been just about perfect for that and I have been using it twice each week.
There are two more items in the line that I have not tried, but examined at the store. Based on my impressions of the daytime formula, Clean & Clear Soft Oil-Free Night Moisturizer should be a nice nighttime compliment. Clean & Clear Soft Scrub, Purifying Cleanser also looked interesting, although I tend to avoid scrubbing cleansers. I like to keep my products separate.
Clean and Clear is available both online and at a wide variety of drugstores, grocery stores and big box retailers.