Clean & Clear : Advantage Acne Control Cleanser

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2.6
9 Reviews

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid (2%). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Acrylates Copolymer, Potassium C12-13 Alkyl Phosphate, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Glycol Distearate, Citric Acid, Laureth-4, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract.

Items marked with red have tested a 3 or above (out of 5) in comedogenic (pore-clogging) testing.

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11.1%
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22.2%
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August 17, 2015
Clean & Clear Has the Worst Products
I used this for months before I realized the damage it was doing to my skin. I'm not new to C&C, as I've tried it for many years. Shame on me for believing this product would be any different. I have an oily T zone with normal cheeks. I never have breakouts on my cheeks, but I got them frequently while using this. I'm not sure if it was the numerous harsh chemicals used to formulate the wash, or the filmy residue it left despite me rinsing my face countless times. This is not the first time I have complained about a Clean & Clear product, however it will be the last. They have proven time and time again that they do not work as advertized and dry all skin types out. It's alarming that Johnson & Johnson comments on nearly every review on their website stating that it's "not typical of their products" and ask you to call their Consumer Care Center. That is a huge red flag to me. I will not be purchasing anything from their line again and I will be switching to all-natural skin care provided by LUSH Cosmetics and Origins.
September 13, 2013
Terrible

Pros:

None

Cons:

Burning
Tiny, clustered pimples all over nose and mouth
Itchy and Painful

I have been using Steps 1 - 3 Advantage Clean & Clear for 2 days Followed the instructions clearly and today i woke up to tiny blister-like pimples all around my mouth area and nose. My face is very itchy, red and painful. It also feels extremely tight. I have moderate acne - Don't recommend this product at all. The bin is waiting in open arms for this kit.
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CCC<3
September 6, 2012

Cons:

- Burned so bad.
- Did not clear up acne.

Did not work. Burned really bad.
Amanda
May 31, 2011

Pros:

It removed all my makeup

Cons:

didn't clear up my acne

To be honest I have severe acne and at the beginning I did see an improvement in my skin. My acne was never clear though. This only lasted for maybe the first week and then I was breaking out multiple times a day like I always had. This product never worked for me and was really disappointing. It's not even about the money. I would pay the money if I knew it worked but this product just didn't deliver.
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Anonymous
February 6, 2011

Pros:

Spot treatment shrinks pimples of all sizes! Lotion makes skin unbelieveably soft, and softens the acne area and skin around it. The cleanser makes the skin feel amazingly fresh, and feels great!

Cons:

Spot treatment stings, and if you overuse it it could lead to scarring. It also makes the acne a bit red. The lotion is very oily, and doesn't help clear the acne too much. It makes your skin oily if you don't rub it in all the way. Cleanser makes all of the skin pinkish-red of you put it on for too long. But I think the pros outdo the cons.

I have mild acne, mostly on my forehead and a few zits on and around my nose. This stuff didn't really eliminate all of my acne, but it made a lot of my pimples go flat, and the cleanser makes some of the scars and redness go away a little bit. The lotion makes my skin feel so soft! And the spot treatment stings (I have sensitive skin), but the salyclic acid makes the pimples flat. They are still visible, but less than before. I overuse the spot treatment, so it leaves nasty scars on my skin. Once you use the lotion though, they fade away. Bottom line is it works pretty well, but doesn't clear everything. Don't overuse it, especially if you have sensitive skin.
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Katlyn
August 11, 2010

Pros:

None!

Cons:

After First use my face swole up and turned red. It itched super bad and even burned! Then my face has been dried out and hurts for the last 4 days!

It Sucks!