Every skin care line has a three-step skincare regimen that usually includes a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Although, I believe that Clean & Clear has a three-step skincare kit, I decided to “create” my own using different products from Clean & Clear.
About a month ago, after being a hardcore believer that Cetaphil was the cleanser for me and my acne prone combo skin, my skin did not feel clean after using it. Maybe it was my oil skin, but I started to want to rework my skin care regimen
The Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser is a cream cleanser which I thought would work for my slowly drying skin.
The Clean & Clear Deep Cleaning astringent for sensitive skin has salicylic acid which I thought would be good for my sensitive acne skin.
Finally, the Clean & Clear Dual Action moisturizer combines oil-free moisture for oily skin and salicylic acid to prevent breakouts which tends to follow oily skin like mine.
The first item I bought was the moisturizer a couple of months ago when it was still too hot outside for my skin to be anything BUT oily. I bought this to lightly moisturize my skin while preventing breakouts and it did. Well, it did until the weather calmed as well as the oiliness of my skin. After that, my skin just laughed at me thinking that this moisturizer could do anything for my drying skin.
The next item I bought a couple of weeks after the moisturizer was the astringent. I wanted to try something a little stronger than the witch hazel I’d been using for months. Although I try to only use one item in my skin regimen with salicylic acid to avoid overdrying of the skin, I thought this wouldn’t be too bad because it’s for sensitive skin.
This astringent was a little strong for a sensitive formula and it helped in the drying of my skin, oily and normal skin. So, I was not feeling this. AT. ALL.
The final thing I bought a couple of weeks ago is the cream cleanser, because Cetaphil and I needed a break. This cleanser is creamy and gentle and did a fairly decent job cleaning my skin without leaving any residue.
- The moisturizer was good for my skin when it was oily. So, I might buy this again in the spring and summer when my skin is at its oiliest. Grade: B+
- The astringent was too harsh, especially for sensitive skin and I didn’t notice any difference except that it made my skin feel super tight and dry, even when it was oily. Grade: D-
- The cleanser was nice, but not for me. It did a fairly good job washing my face and was refreshing. However, I would have preferred it better if would lather or foam. Grade: B