CLEAN&CLEAR Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Date Fri, August 21 2009

Right now & Clear has a bunch of ad campaigns, trying to convince our nation’s youth to invest in their Advantage line of products before the first day of school. They call it their Countdown to Clear Skin and have given is this catchy slogan:

All you need is 4 weeks, 3 steps, 2 times a day for results than can be seen in 1 day!

CLEAN&CLEAR Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating CleanserIt’s a little trite and we all know that good commercials do not a good product make (as Yoda would say) but I decided to give the Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser a shot as I’d tried and liked the Acne Cleanser. Actually, I debated between the two as they are the same price and size but opted to go with the Exfoliating Cleanser because it smells a little less atrocious. They both smell bad, however. this one just smells a little.. less bad.

Actually, this one smells almost exactly like Clean and Clear’s Deep Action Cream Cleanser which I have used on and off. It’s exactly the same texture and colour, too, except for one thing. It’s a thick white gel with some exfoliating beads thrown in. My experience with most exfoliating products is that they tend to be based aruond those scrubbing beads with a thinner cream wash “in between”. The overall texture tends to be runny and gritty but, if you’ve used exfoliating products, you know this isn’t a bad thing. So I was a little surprised. I’m pretty sure the exfoliating cleanser has the same tingling properties as the Deep Action Cream Cleanser.

They are slightly different products, however. The cream cleanser’s active ingredient is Salicylic Acid and the exfoliating cleanser’s active ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide. It worked pretty well for the first three weeks or so. I felt clear and oil-free after washing and experienced no irritation. I had perfectly clear skin but now I’ve got a blemish or three (and what bad timing, right?) so I will probably finish up my tube of Ambi and then head back to this. I think my skin quickly becomes used to products so constant rotation is much.

Nevertheless, CLEAN&CLEAR Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser worked very well initially and is a strong product like others in this line.

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