Say Goodbye to Shine and Hello to Clean & Clear’s Latest Line
I’ve dealt with some sort of oily skin all of my life. Those uber oily skinned days as a teen really don’t feel too far behind me, as I have entered into the world of combination skin while being an adult. To this day, I still have to worry about shine, especially when it comes to impromptu photographs that appear on Facebook (ugh) and evening plans after a long day of wearing makeup.
While I do believe in a helping hand here and there in the form of blot tissues and powder, in the end I just want to combat recurring shine from the get go. Clean & Clear, a household name to anyone who has ever seen a blemish in their day, understands that oil absorption is an unmet need. And oil leads to zits and clogged pores. Not cool. That said, a new line is born: the Clean & Clear Advantage Oil Absorbing Collection.
This collection is clearly (pun intended) not all talk. So what makes it special? It contains breakthrough POWDERPARTICLES™ technology with rice protein that targets excess shine by absorbing 50% more oil than the leading ingredients in other brands. Combine this with salicylic acid to treat breakouts and you have the ultimate shine and blemish fighter. Keeping it simple, the line carries a cleanser and an acne treatment at price points that you just can’t help but love.
The Oil Absorbing Cream Cleanser ($6.99) comes in a sleek silver 5 oz. tube that holds tons of product. This cleanser washes away up to 80% of built-up oil and is great for daily use. It claims to control shine all day long, while treating breakouts at the same time.
Clean & Clear is not joking when they state that it is a cream cleanser. But it lathers like a dream. Make sure to give your face a good rinse when you are done. I noticed that when I wash my face at the sink, I look in the mirror and find that the cleanser sticks to my nose crevices and around my eye area. Sometimes I feel that a toner may be needed afterwards because the cleanser doesn’t give my face that slick clean feel. I wish that there was a gel cleanser in this line alongside the cream cleanser, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s an option in the future!
Next up is the Advantage Oil Absorbing Acne Treatment ($6.99), an oil-free treatment that is recommended for daily use in place of your regular moisturizer. I liked this stuff a lot, but I can’t see it replacing my moisturizer in the winter.
I like that I can feel it absorbing the oil on my face right after I apply it (post face wash). It did a great job at combating shine throughout the day. It could be potentially drying for some (even those with combo skin) so it’s good to try it out every other day and then amp it up to everyday, depending on your needs. The formula is on the thinner side, housed in a tube that faces downward. Pump packaging would be more ideal than this.
• Limits the daily shine and oil that accumulates on your face during the day
• Contains salicylic acid to help get rid of already existing blemishes
• Inexpensive and easily found at your local drugstore
• Cleanser needs thorough rinsing to remove
• My blemishes did not dramatically lessen with frequent use of both products
• Potential dryness can occur
Readers and reviewers – is shine free the way to be with Clean & Clear’s new Advantage Oil Absorbing Collection?
Amanda is a beauty & fashion lover who hopes to own a Shiba Inu one day. She spends most of her time frolicking in NYC, chowing down, perusing blogs and updating her own; mandabear. She’s also getting seriously involved with her iPhone.
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