Today I am going to write about Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment Review. I have combination skin and do not have chronic acne but instead have one or two breakouts a month. Sometimes these breakouts are painful pimples, other times they are small and can be ignored. I had purchased this product to treat my painful pimples, reduce their size and redness. It is supposed to be used as a spot treatment on pimples and should not be applied on your entire face to prevent future outbreaks. The product contains salicylic acid which is extremely drying and hence should be applied in moderation. I generally use it at night before going to bed.
About the Product:
Salicylic Acid Acne Medication- Quickly reduces pimple size and redness- Won’t over-dry skin. Clean & Clear® Advantage™ Acne Spot Treatment has a unique formula that quickly reduces the visible signs of breakouts. That’s because Clean & Clear® Advantage™ Acne Spot Treatment is a breakthrough in acne fighting. In clinical testing, this clear formula was shown to make pimples smaller and visibly reduce pimple redness. In just days, you will see noticeably clearer skin. Plus, this unique formula will treat pimples without over-drying – leaving your skin looking clear and beautiful.
Directions for Use:
Cleanse thoroughly before applying medication-cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily-if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or even every other day-recommended for daily use.
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2%) (Acne medication) Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Capryloyl Glycine, Cedrus Atlantica (Blue Atlas Cedar) Bark Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylancium Bark Extract, Denatonium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Sarcosine, Sodium Citrate, T Butyl Alcohol, Water
Suitable for: Spot treatment for pimples. People with sensitive and dry skin should avoid using this product.
Net Quantity: 0.75 fl. Oz.(22 ml)
My Experience with the Product:
This has become my go-to product for treating my occasional pimples. It is great for drying them out however I wouldn’t recommend it to those with dry or sensitive skin. When I have a pimple, I just apply it on it at night before going to bed. By morning, the size of the pimple is significantly decreased. Its best not to apply it all over your face as it is super drying and will leave your skin flaky. It lasts for a long time and hence is a good value for the price.
Positives of Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
- Does what it claims
- Highly effective against pimples
- Reduces the size and redness of breakouts overnight
- Hygienic to use
- Travel friendly packaging
- Lasts long
- Easily available. Most drugstores store it.
Negatives of Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
- Might sting a bit on painful pimples or acne
- Extremely drying so not suitable for dry skin
- Has a strong smell
Price: $6.27 (from here).
Would I buy it again? Yes.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Recommended for: Normal, oily, combination skin