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Clearasil Daily Clear Vitamins & Extracts Daily Wash

Clearasil is known to produce products for acne or “clean and clear” skin.  I was gifted their new release product (Clearasil Daily Clear Vitamins & Extracts Daily Wash) for review.  Plus, I was given one more for one of you guys – **edited: Giveaway now closed – winner will be contacted via email**! (READ DOWN BELOW!)

This product is meant to be one of their more gentle cleansers and I agree with that completely.  I am currently on prescription medication for my acne and my face is extremely sensitized from the medication but this cleanser did not make me break out even more or sting my sensitive skin.  After washing, my face does not feel like 100% of all oils have been stripped from it and the skin does not feel tight.  This is good because stripping your skin 100% of all natural oils isn’t very good for you.  I’m a lather and bubbles kind of girl, so in that respect, this product does not really tick that box.  Also, since this product does not really lather and bubble, I notice that I tend to use a lot more of it, sometimes up to 2 pea sizes.  I know it’s not necessary to use so much but…I REALLY WANT THOSE BUBBLES!

The scent of this product – WOW.  Yes.. wow.  I love it.  It’s a very natural fruity scent that is not over the top and it is so very refreshing – a great wake-me-up.  Packaging wise, it’s a standard squeeze bottle but the “nozzle” where the product disperses does annoy me a little.  It has this indent deep enough for your finger, so when you squeeze the bottle, the product stays in the indent and then you use your finger to scoop it out.  Personally, it’s just a teensy bit messy but I tend to be a nit-pick.

You can also use this product as a face mask but I haven’t tried it out yet due to my skin sensitivity.  Face wash that doubles up as a mask??  Unheard of.  This product contains a little bit of Salicylic Acid (it’s not one of the main ingredients), so if you’re extremely sensitive to that, you may want to be careful.

Before you bound off to the closest place to buy this product, it’s probably best to check out which facial cleanser in the Clearasil brand is good for you.  Clearasil has a skin care guide on their website that allows you to choose a product that would be more suitable for your skin.  As you know, I’ve been a sufferer of adult on-set acne for awhile and if you jump at any product, this can actually aggravate your skin even more, hence making you break out even more!

Picture time!

Clearasil Daily Clear Vitamins & Extracts Wash

Clearasil Daily Clear Vitamins & Extracts Wash

Clearasil Daily Clear Vitamins & Extracts Wash

Clearasil Daily Clear Vitamins & Extracts Wash

Clearasil Daily Clear Vitamins & Extracts Wash

Conclusion:

For it’s very reasonable price, I really love this product as it cleans my face without making it feel like I used something harsh and the refreshing smell is so good!

Price:

AUD$10.99 for 150ml (some places have occasional discounts, so look out for it)

Where to buy:

Priceline Pharmacy, any big supermarkets (like Woolworths, Coles, etc), most pharmacies.

GIVEAWAY TIME! *edited: NOW CLOSED**

As I said earlier in the post, one of you gets this product to trial for yourself!  Just leave a comment below on ANYTHING (or you can also email me) and the comment I like the best gets it!  Easy??  (**Please note that this product is not exchangeable for cash and if you’re under 18, please get your parent’s permission as I will need your address to post this out to you! Open to my Asia Pacific readers!)  Entries will close at 11.59pm on Saturday 24th August 2013.

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam

**Disclaimer: Products were sent to me for review consideration and giveaway.  All opinions are honest and true and my own.

Other face wash I used for my Acne (3rd post in the Acne Series)

This post will be about the other random products that I have tried to help manage my acne.

Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Cleanser

Kiehl's Blue Herbal Cleanser

This product contains 1.5% salicylic acid for the treatment for acne.  The product is fairly liquid as opposed to a thick gel and it is bright blue.  The product smells slightly herbal/minty and froths up very well.  I personally did not find that this product did anything for my acne as I did not see any difference in the amount of pimples I had ( I still had the same amount of acne come and go).  It is, however, a pretty good cleanser as after the wash, the face feels fresh.  I do like the slightly tingly minty feeling when I am washing my face.

Conclusion:

I would not buy this product again just because it did not do what it was meant to do, reduce the acne.  However, I do like their concept where the more people whom buy their products, the more they will lower their prices.

Where to buy:

Myer, David Jones, online

Price:

250ml at $36

St-Ives Green Tea Scrub

St.Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub

This cleanser is marketed to clear breakout & Soothe skin.  I absolutely love the smell of this cleanser.  I usually use this cleanser when I feel that my skin needs an absolute scrubbing, usually about once a week.  NO, you’re not supposed to scrub the skin off your face but YES, you are supposed to take dirt off your face.  When using this product, the granules are fairly big and rough as compared to other brands.  The particulates are slightly smoother than the St.Ives Apricot Scrub – Blemish Fighting.  I have had instances when the granules went into my eye whilst I was rinsing the product off my face.  It is difficult to get the granule out of the eye!!  This product did not make any difference to the amount of pimples on my face but I did feel that my skin was much smoother, especially since I sometimes have flaking skin from the pimple treatment.  It does have 1% salicylic acid meant for treatment of acne. I have been using this product for the past 6 months and I still have more than half of the product left.

Conclusion:

For the price, it makes a pretty good exfoliator (be careful on how hard you exfoliate as it can make you breakout more).  As it did not make any difference for the acne, I would possibly buy this product again because of its exfoliating purpose.

Where to buy:

Coles, Woolworths, pharmacies (Priceline, Amcal, Cincottas, Chemist Warehouse etc)

Price:

150ml for AUD$9.99

Origins Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea

Origins (A Perfect World) Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea

This cleanser has a very nice flowery/tea smell.  It has a creamy texture and when lathered up, very creamy and smooth feeling.  I love this cleanser because it leaves my face feeling fresh and clean.  This cleanser is not specifically for acne skin but the Origins salesperson had recommended it just to soothe the irritated skin.  It has definitely left my skin much more relaxed.  After washing my face, the skin does not feel stretched as though it’s been completely stripped of all oils.  (natural oils are good for your skin so it is a good idea not to take all of it off.)

Conclusion:

This cleanser is very soothing for me and I love the thick creamy texture.  I also love the smell of this cleanser.  I would buy this cleanser again.

Where to buy:

Myer, David Jones, Online

Price:

150ml for AUD$43.00

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam