Pimples are pesky and painful. End of story. We all want rid of them as soon as they appear and — as tempting as it may be — picking them is not the answer. You'll likely end up with more through spread of bacteria and, worse, you could end up with scars. Instead, invest in a blemish buster that's infused with salicylic acid, a known pore decongestant, and other anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients. Whether your budget's $10 or $60, we've got just the buy for you.
The question on every young girl’s lips is, what’s Justin Bieber’s phone number when should I start cleansing my skin and what should I use? It’s an important one, so I’ve compiled this handy guide for help, and even if you’re past the stage of “starting out” when it comes to skincare — chances are you'll know someone who will benefit from this advice, so share it with them!
So where do you start and when? Well your teens are the perfect time. That’s when sebum (aka oil) production levels are higher so it’s good to balance them out with non-comedogenic (read: won’t clog your pores) and oil-free products. The entire CLEAN & CLEAR® range is perfect for this reason, but finding a cleanser suited to your specific needs comes down to personal preference and delving a little deeper into your skin type.
If you’ve got straight-up oily skin, CLEAN & CLEAR® Essentials Self-Foaming Facial Wash ($9.49) is just the ticket. Foaming cleansers tend to be slightly more drying than creamy cleansers, making them the perfect for oily-prone skin. This one is especially great as it’s not overly-drying and astringent like some can be.
Most actors have to do heaps of small jobs before they hit the big time — and that includes pretending to have pimples and bad hair for TV commercials! Just check out a blonde Leighton Meester advertising Clearasil back in the day. What would B and the Constance girls say about it, we wonder? Watch how Miss Meester and four other future stars, including Mad Men's Christina Hendricks and model-turned-actress Malin Akerman pitched products now!
You've already read some rave reviews for CLEAN & CLEAR® Deep Action In-Shower Facial but they just keep rolling in, so we just had to share some more! Check out what Lauren and co. thought of this fabulous 60-second in-shower facial, and join the Sugar Spotlight today if you want to see your name up here in lights!
"I've personally never really been a big fan of these DIY facial products — until now. The CLEAN & CLEAR Deep Action In-Shower Facial is amazing. You can feel the micro-beads reaching deep into your pores and really cleansing your skin. At first it left a tingling sensation on my face, but after I washed it off my skin has never felt so refreshed. I am in love with this product; a definite 10/10." — Lauren
"I was very impressed with the product and so was my best friend — we will certainly be buying it again when we run out." — Molly
"I have been trying to find a solution to my breakouts for a while now and have tried every different product available on the market. I tried the CLEAN & CLEAR Deep Action In-Shower Facial, using it every second or third day and within a week I noticed a big difference. My skin felt tighter, cleaner and softer and best of all it didn’t leave me with any dry skin patches. I will definitely continue to use the product!" — Matthew
Sure, we’d all love to have a weekly facial but who has the time? Or money? Well now you needn’t worry about that because CLEAN & CLEAR® has just launched the Deep Action In-Shower Facial that detoxifies, smooths and softens skin in just 60 seconds — and all in the comfort of your own shower!
Perfect for younger skin that is often over-cleansed, the oil-free CLEAN & CLEAR® Deep Action In-Shower Facial is uniquely formulated with a Moisturising Complex to balance the skin’s moisture levels. It also features glycolic acid – a chemical exfoliant that gently promotes cell turnover – clay to draw deep-rooted dirt and oil from pores, white tea, a powerful antioxidant, and a blend of natural fruit acids to further lift away any impurities.
The result? Say buh-bye to tired, dull, lacklustre skin and hellooooo to a fresh-faced complexion with increased clarity and a silky smooth texture! All you have to do is replace your regular cleanser with CLEAN & CLEAR® Deep Action In-Shower Facial 2-3 times a week and let the steam from your shower and the potent blend of ingredients do all the hard work! It couldn’t be easier to feel confident and comfortable in your skin. Now that's what we call a result!
Our busy bees from the Sugar Spotlight just reviewed CLEAN & CLEAR® Deep Action In-Shower Facial and by the sounds of it, this little baby is going to become a permanent fixture in beauty cupboards around Australia! In the Sugar Spotlight today, we have Mandy with her excellent review. Congratulations, Mandy!
"We all love a facial, right? Well if you’re like me, you do. And if you are like me, you’re also on a pretty tight budget. That’s where Clean & Clear’s Deep Action In-Shower Facial comes in! I really liked the packaging, which looked clean and fresh. The product itself has a thick, creamy texture; it’s like a cross between a scrub and a mask. After leaving it on for about a minute, I wash it off, leaving me with smooth, clean skin that feels cool and refreshed. After using this product for a few weeks my skin is looking great, very clear and blemish-free! I think it's a fantastic cleanser, definitely one of my new favourites! It's affordable and leaves my skin looking amazing. I’ll absolutely buy it again." — Mandy
Recently our Reader Review Panel tried the Clean&Clear® Advantage Pimple Control Kit. Was it clear skin all 'round? Here's what they had to say . . .
jeujeu, age 29, said:
"I found the pimple control cleanser left my skin feeling extremely clean. A little tingling around the sensitive eye area though. The toner was good and the moisturiser had a non-greasy feel and absorbed quickly. The Spot Gel was very handy for any outbreaks I could feel and rectified the problem with regular use within about 48hrs. In all a very affective pimple control routine that I would use and recommend."
Because we know that you're always on the hunt to find that special something to put blemishes on the back foot, we make sure that we are, too. And we think we may just have found that sumthin' sumthin': Clean&Clear® Advantage Pimple Control Kit.
Basically it's a 4-step regimen that aims to reduce pimples and make your skin clearer in just ONE day—perfect for those as impatient as me. The set contains Advantage Pimple Control Cleanser, which tackles breakouts without stripping the skin; Advantage Pimple Control Toner which is formulated with natural herbal botanical ingredients to balance the skin, while reducing excess oil; Advantage Pimple Control Moisturiser which is oil-free and contains salicylic acid, y'know, that ingredient that I promise to stop going on about as soon as you agree that it's pretty special; and Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Gel, which is a pretty potent pimple-clearing treatment if ever there was one.
WE WANT YOU to join us on the Clean&Clear® Advantage Pimple Control Challenge and tell us how you like having the advantage over blemishes. Ha, not so smart now, are you little suckers! is the kind of reaction that we're hoping for. To be in with a chance of being picked to trial the products, simply share with us in the comments section how you battle breakouts.