15 February 2014

Brand Focus - Clean & Clear

If you've followed my blog for a while, you'll know that Clean & Clear quite regularly pops up. I never used to be the biggest C&C fan - I used to find the products too harsh for my skin - but, over the past year or so, I've started to use their products more often and one product has became holy-grail for me. They're still not my favourite skincare brand but they are definitely in my top 5 and are gradually getting closer to the top-spot. I really think that Clean & Clear have improved a lot over the past couple of years and I'm excited to see what else they think of.

Brand History
Clean & Clear was originally developed by Revlon and started out as a line of products for sensitive skin in 1957. The original line included shampoos, conditioners and skincare products. In 1991, Revlon sold Clean & Clear to Johnson & Johnson. In 1993, Clean & Clear adopted the slogan, "Clean & Clear and Under Control", and Johnson & Johnson changed the brand to fit into the market better, focusing it on acne and problem skin. (Source: Wikipedia) Visit the Clean & Clear website here

The Products
At the moment, I have four Clean & Clear products but I've tried quite a few others in the past. I guess it's a good sign that I've used them up! As well as the ones listed above, I've also tried the Exfoliating Daily Wash* and the Morning Energy Brightening Daily Facial Scrub - both were great but I preferred the Exfoliating Daily Scrub because I felt like the Morning Energy scrub left my skin feeling a little bit sticky after I rinsed it off. I've also tried the Advantage Spot Control Moisturiser but I couldn't find it on the C&C website so I think it might have been discontinued.

My general feeling towards Clean & Clear products is that, although they are usually aimed towards sensitive skin, they really give your skin a good deep-clean and help to keep spots away. I haven't exactly got spot-prone skin but C&C products help to keep it under control and I think that I would have a bigger spot problem if I didn't use any C&C products. I've had quite a few comments on Clean & Clear reviews in the past saying that the products are too harsh for people's skin and that they've had problems with the brand before. I think this is pretty understandable because, like I said at the beginning of the post, C&C used to be too harsh for my skin as well. Clean & Clear use salicylic acid in their products to help fight acne but this sometimes disagrees with some people's skin. If you can't use salicylic acid, it might be worth trying a brand that uses benzoyl peroxide instead. The brand isn't for everyone but I personally think it's doing great things for my skin at the moment. ^_^

Like I said, I've done a few reviews for Clean & Clear in the past (some of which are really badly written...thank you, past-me). It's a bit of hassle to traipse through the full blog to find them if you want to read them, so I thought I would put them all here to make it easier for you.

"Moisturises and helps prevent spots and blemishes"

"Cleanses effectively to help prevent spots"
This is one of my all-time favourite skincare products. I've used it for a few years now and absolutely love it. ^_^

"Cleans down to the pores for really clear skin"

I've also featured C&C products in my two old skincare routine posts - here and here. I really need to do an updated one (it's been over a year since my last...) but I'm sure that at least one Clean & Clear product will be included in it. 

I know it isn't for everyone - we all have different skin with different needs - but Clean & Clear suit my skin pretty well and I'm confident that I'll continue to use their products for quite a few years to come. Have you tried any C&C products? What did you think of them?

Lots of love, Cat

Although the majority of products mentioned in this post were very kindly given to me by Clean & Clear, this is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own and every review is completely honest - they always are! I genuinely really like C&C and have used their products for years, even before they sent me products to review. I use the Deep Cleansing Lotion every single day and have for years, and I trialed the other products for at least a month before reviewing them. Clean & Clear were super lovely by sending me their products for review, but this is not a sponsored post - they don't even know about it! 


  1. I use the deep cleansing lotion as well and it's very good!


  2. I have the face scrub type thing version in Clean and Clear and I find it works quite well. I'm not too sure about the moisterisers, but rhey are definitely growing on me.

    1. I'd say that cleansers are C&C's strength but I do quite like the moisturisers I've tried. ^_^ xx

  3. I brought the spot cream haha! I've been loving Neutrogena products at the moment. My mum brought me their pink grapefruit moisturiser and face wash and I love, love the smell of them! xx


    1. Oh nice, I hope you're enjoying it! I've only tried a couple of Neutrogena products but I've liked them and I want to try more. I've actually been meaning to try the pink grapefruit face wash for a while now! xx

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  5. Anonymous4/3/14 17:33

    I really like the Clean and Clear Blackheads scrub, it's worked wonders for me! Love your post! x

    1. Aww good! I haven't tried that yet but I might give it a go one day. ^_^ xx


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