Friday, May 23rd, 2008

What’s my new favorite product to use in the shower? Clean & Clear’s In-Shower Facial ($6.99). When I initially used this product, I was immediately reminded of my Prescriptives Instant Gratification must-have. It gives me very similar results (though I do feel that Px’s is a bit more intense and the effect of soft skin lasts longer, but it is also much, much more expensive).

The In-Shower Facial is a gritty gray scrub that you apply to your face, let it sit for a minute, and then gently scrub for about thirty seconds and rinse off with warm water. It’s designed to be used in the shower, so that the steam and heat help the product to work. Clean & Clear boasts about its usage of glycolic acid, which is an exfoliant to help in cell turnover, matched with clay that helps to remove dirt and oil out of skin and pores. They have also opted for a moisturizing complex that is designed for younger skin, which makes this product great for teenagers (although I love it, and I’m out of my teen years, even if I feel 12 most of the time!).

This product is meant to be used once every other day or so, between one and three times a week. I used it as much as three times per week, and my skin didn’t have any adverse reactions, so it’s definitely worth using that often. At $5.99, I consider it a skincare bargain, but the truth is, you don’t need more than a pea size or so amount to cover your face, so this product lasts. I think mine has been in my shower for about two months now, and I do use it regularly. It has definitely earned its spot in my shower caddy (which is overflowing, so only the best of the best make it in there!).  Because of its bargain price, I have to urge you to at least give it a shot.  Your skin will feel like the smoothest silk!

Have you tried this product?  What did you think?

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30 thoughts on “Clean & Clear’s In-Shower Facial Gives Super Soft Skin at a Bargain!

  1. Christina

    This is crazy! I was JUST at my local grocery store today and passed by this… I was so tempted to get it. Glad to see a good review of it too! I think I’m going to try it!

  2. Vee

    Has any one had any issues with sensitive skin???

    Looks like a sweet deal!

    • I was using it while my skin was being overly sensitive (it was burning with a LOT of face creams), and I didn’t have any issues!

  3. Kristen Elisabeth

    I also did a review of this on the forums.

  4. Kharina

    Christine, you are so convincing me to try it. I think I will stop by my local drugstore and get this sometime maye this weekend. I love trying new things at bargain prices. Thanks for this product review!

  5. tami

    OMG. I just bough this today, and I’ve been loking forward to trying it tonight. I hope this is a good sign and that it really ends up working for me.

  6. You just sold it for me. I’m a little worried though since I have really dry and sensitive skin.

  7. Lehea

    I was at Target a few hours ago trying to look for this. They’re sold out of it right now. Boo!

  8. I have been using this for a couple of months now and I love it! I use it about twice a week, and I have had no problems with it (and I have very sensitive skin).

  9. I was so sure I would want this after reading your review. But I have been reading Paula Begoun’s book (Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me) and I visited the Clean & Clear site to look at it’s ingredients.

    Sadly, it seems to have a few ingredients in it that surprised me, and that are fairly irritating to skin. It contains both Lemon and Orange extracts, which Paula’s book says are known irritants. But it also has Menthol, one of her biggest no-nos.

    Poo. I wonder what’s in the Prescriptives one. It might cost more, but I would rather not put menthol on my face.

    • You know, I read the book, and I knew this had some “no-no” ingredients, but to be honest, it didn’t irritate my skin or worsen any existing problems (in fact, I’d say, on the whole, bettered my skin).

      The Prescriptives one has a whole long list of ingredients, most of which I can’t pronounce, not sure if it has any big no-no ingredients, though.

    • I have the Perscriptives one. Its nice and it works really great. But it is sooo much more expensive.

      • I love Px’s!! Definitely a favorite, like I was SO impressed by it. I agree that it is way more expensive, though – totally worth it, but hey, if you can get something cheaper? Worth checking out, too!

  10. Katherine

    I use the Clean and Clear SOFT Day/Night moisturizers and love them; the Day has SPF 15, yay! I’ve liked them so much (and I have very sensitive, pale & freckled skin) that I’ve been tempted to try other products in the line. Thanks to this review, I am now headed to Target to pick this up!

    Thanks! :)

  11. Lola

    which facial scrub do you prefer Clean & Clear’s In-Shower Facial or Avon ANEW CLINICAL Advanced Dermabrasion System?

    What is the differences betweeen regular facial scrub and dermabrasion system? Thanks

    • Hey Lola! They’re different products, IMO! While I suppose they do similar things, Avon’s is a daily product (well, you do it for 6 weeks, then take 2 off…), whereas Clean & Clear’s is once every 2-3 days. I think of it as more of a treatment than a part of my daily regimen, you know?

      The facial scrub is grittier, and it’s a little more “intense.”

  12. Jools

    Aww, it’s a shame they don’t sell this product over here in Scotland, this sounds like a fantastic product! :(
    Just pondering, do you like any other products from the Clean & Clear range?

    • Booo!! Do they sell other C&C products? Maybe it’s just forthcoming!

      I do. I’ve had good success with most of them (can’t think of any that I hated).

  13. Meghan O

    Hi Christine-

    Thanks for the review. I’ve been looking at this product everytime I go to Target and have kept passing on it.

    If you like the Prescrpitives, I suggest you try Olay Regenerist Daily Thermal Mini-Peel. It has super fine granules and it heats as you scrub (mildly).
    Per the Olay website-”Rejuvenate…water activated, self-heating formula deeply warms skin to relax pores. Reveal…nourishing hydration for skin that is beautifully moisturized. Regenerate…exfoliating glycolic acid + micro-crystal complex gently polishes skin’s surface for the look of newer skin.”

    You should give this a try, it’s cheaper then the Prescriptive product with very similar results!

  14. Haleigh

    I have been using this in the shower about 4 times a week. It is so amazing! It is the best face wash ever. You can totally tell within a week or so that it works. I also use the soft night moisturizer. It works awesome tooo. I suggest that you buy these products. My skin looks better than ever:)