Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Clean and Clear Essentials Moisturizer: Review

I wish to find the best moisturizer for my skin type. I have oily acne prone skin so when I look for moisturizers, I want one that's oil free. I was walking around Watson's one day and saw Clean & Clear Essentials Moisturizer. It claims to moisturize without greasiness for oily blackhead-prone and pimple prone skin (which is exactly my type of skin). Naturally, I had the urge to buy the product.

- locally available
- inexpensive
- oil free
- no greasy feeling when applied
- nice scent

- broke me out

Sadly, this is not the moisturizer for me. It instantly broke me out after a day of usage and I can definitely say my Celeteque moisturizer works better. I was thinking maybe I just didn't use it long enough and that my skin is still adjusting to the product. I used it for a total of 2 weeks and eventually gave in. The pimples just didn't go away. It even worsened as days go by. It probably didn't help that my hormones were acting up since it's that time of the month so I just had to stop using it. In conclusion, I think the product is NOT worth it and I definitely won't be buying again. I do have future plans of re-using the product once I'm pretty sure hormones are not in the way, though. So until then, this is what I have to say about the product.

with love, Anna Luisa


Anonymous said...

Bought this one as well! And broke me out too overnight... very hesitant to give it a try again, now its just stuck on the cabinet >_<

Anna Luisa said...

I see, so I guess it's not just me. Thanks for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

i found that it does have salycylic acid in it, but apparently this has a 'purging' effect on some people where you can get more spots for the first few weeks, then become clear afterwards.

I feel like this is happening with me, though coincidentally I am also in a hormonal period so my skin is at its worst just now (but that's probably what made me take the plunge and buy this new product!)

Anyway I find it harder to apply makeup ontop, but i use a zinc stick (invisible zinc) so thats probably why :P ! if you let it sink in for 10-20 mins then its a lot easier to work with though.

xoxo thanks for the review!

Lyfl said...

This is probably the only moisturizer that my skin can stand right now. No break outs, no sting and fragrance-free. Sorry it didnt work for you but this is the gentlest thing I ever tried. And its cheap!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the review.. Is this good if you'll gonna put makeup on your face? Like, I'm gonna apply a bb cream after this moisturizer?

Anna Luisa said...

thedonaumayan: you should definitely use this before makeup. i think it preps the face quite well. :)