Clean & Clear® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent

BY CLEAN & CLEAR #20 in Toners & Astringents

4.1 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.12 / 5 based on 12,566 Reviews

Product Description

CLEAN & CLEAR® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent contains a maximum- strength acne-fighting medication that treats and helps prevent pimples.

Recommended for:

Skin Need: Oil, Pimples

Directions:

  • The second most important step in cleaning your skin is to go after any dirt left hiding in your pores.
  • And here's how you do it:
  • Soak a cotton ball or pad with some astringent and wipe it over your face.
  • The T-Zone area is where oil usually hangs out, so give that a good once-over.
  • Because this product can dry out your skin take it slow and use just once a day.
  • If all goes well, gradually increase to 2-3 times a day if needed or recommended by your doctor.

Ingredients:

Salicylic Acid (2%)
Water Alcohol Isoceteth-20 Fragrance Dimethicone Propyl PG-Betaine Benzophenone-4 Red 4 Denatonium Benzoate

Warnings:

For external use only.
Flammable. Keep away from open fire or flame.
When using this product
- Skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time.
- Rinse right away with water if it gets in eyes.

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  • Dose it work how long till you see results2 Answers
  • Is this product good for dry skin.4 Answers
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Clean & Clear® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent
Clean & Clear® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "I like to use this product in the summertime because it is a very light face wash and is cool over my skin. " in 6 reviews
  • "The only astringent I use I've notice my skin looks better not as shiny less breakouts I use it after I take my makeup off and again after I wash my face I find that this is the best method for me and the product works wonders" in 5 reviews
Kayla D.
Tucson, AZ
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I'm 29 and I still suffer from Acne. I started getting acne in 6th grade, and went from using top of the line products for my face to even prescription from the dermatologist, and since than my acne has had it's good and bad day's. However I always have found that [product:clean-&-clear-essentials-deep-cleaning-astringent] and even the cheapest version Walgreens Refresh works amazing on my skin. I get a couple cotton balls loosened up and I wash the dirt away. Infact I think my favorite part if seeing the dirt come off still after I washed my face so I know these products are deep cleaning as they say. I posted a generic bottle but the clean and clear astringent is amazing it really works it will dry out the infected area anywhere from 2 hours after or longer and if you follow directions you'll see your pimple and or zit start to become less noticable. I never cared for the smell it's like a nail salon so.if you're sensitive I'd recommend putting it on in a different room and avoid eye mouth and nostril holes if possible. Product dries up quick and has cleared so many blemishes I use it weekly! Definitely would recommend to those who want a fresh feel without all the dry skin that it can leave as long as you apply it gently and go to bed wake and see it's half of.what it was you feel better about you! I just wanted to share what I have here today which is the deep cleaning version of clean and clear but basically the same ingredients.
Love it!
Maggie D.
East Brunswick
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I purchased this set (Step 1, 2, and 3) a few months ago. I started to use it right away, and honestly I wasn't a big fan. Step 1 is pretty nice; my face feels clean afterwards. Then, I use step 2, which has a very strong smell! When I put it on it kinda burns my eyes LOL. I cant open them for a few seconds (NO I do not put this stuff in my eyes, oh boy. The smell is just very overwhelming). After I use step 2 my skin does feel very dry and strange; I can't explain it. Although after I use Step 3; the moisturizer, it does feel much better. I probably won't be buying this product again just because my skin/face doesn't approve much! Other than that; my face does feel clean afterwards besides dryness. 
Vane S.
Millbury
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Does Clean and Clear deep cleanser is the only thing I used to wash my face. It removes makeup very effectively and doesn't over dryface. I have been using this for about 10 years and I never switch because it works so well. And it does not lose its effectiveness. It is so concentrated that you only need a small amount which is great because it means that last a lot longer. And it is also very affordable and you can find that any drug store or department store. I do not foresee myself buying anything other than this. This works in this is what I stick to I absolutely love this cleanser and would not switch it for anything
Krystal D.
149 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Product works as described. Not bad, but also not the best out there either. I use it about once a week because I have a ton of face and skincare products in general that I use. I feel the whole mix of them all together is what works for me. One thing I want everyone on here to remember when reading reviews is that what works great for one person is going to be five other peoples products they hate. There is no one thing that works for everyone.
Sa'Maria W.
Conyers, GA
6 reviews
So This Stuff Is Okay , I have really sensitive skin so it doesn’t do much for me but having a toner in your daily/nightly skin routine is always great. I got this as a 3 step skincare pack which comes with the foaming cleanser , which works great for helping remove all of your makeup and any dirt and oil . It also came with the toner which leaves my skin feeling tingly lol but more refreshed feeling. The moisturizer is also great I use it as my everyday moisturizer and before I apply primer and foundation. I’d Recommend this to any teen! Clean & Clear® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent
Gabby G.
9 reviews
I love love love this . I always had problems in school with break outs, till I was at a friends house and she recommended this for me and I have been using it ever since. For me my face looked 8xd better than before I was using it . It does dry your face out but most astringents do .
Mirvelyn Santos C.
Everett, WA
199 reviews
Overall I'm super pleased with this product. The oil isn't greasy whatsoever. It says 2-3 drops will do the job, but I use way more (maybe 10?). Even though I've used quite a bit in just 6 days the bottle looks nearly untouched. It leaves a yellow/orange look to your face, so I usually put it on before bed. A little bit to dry spots during the daytime isn't too obvious, but that'll probably depend on your skin tone. Every morning I wake up and my skin feels INCREDIBLY soft and smoothed. I've struggled with intense acne for a good year or so now. I've easily invested a good couple hundred of dollars from high end to questionable companies. I love love love that this is animal friendly and so natural. I highly recommend this product and will continue to explore/ test this company's line of cosmetics. The one thing that aggravated me a bit was the fact I payed for one day shipping but it came in two days. Otherwise if you're questioning on wether or not to invest in this don't think about it too much. It's quality for it's price? AMAZING
Jenny M.
Queensbury, NY
87 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Let me start by telling you what kind of skin I have. In the summer I get pretty oily, and in the winter I still have an oily T-zone but dryer skin around other areas. The oil in my fore head causes me to get small little pimples that really hard to get rid of. Toners I have tried have not been powerful enough to get rid of the oil on the forehead and the pimples. I needed something powerful. This deep cleaning astringent has been really useful. It’s really strong and smells really strongly, but it always gets the excess dirt and oil off my skin even after I shower. I’ve started to notice that the pimples on my four head have vanished. I still struggle with oil and I still do have pimples but it’s a lot better than before. You probably will not like this if you ha I have started to notice that the pimples on my forehead have vanished. I still struggle oil and I still do have pimples but it’s a lot better than before. You probably will not like this if you have really dry skin all around because it will dry out your skin. Oily people with acne prone skin, you have to try this.
Natalie A.
195 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product is perfect for people with oily skin! I have combo skin but i only use it on my oily areas. You can feel the deep clean and my pores look so much better with each use. On the packaging it says to use 2-3 times daily but I only use it twice every other day. It is very strong . but it all depends on how bad your acne is
grace k.
council bluffs
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
When I use this, it gets every bit of oil, dirt or left over makeup off of my skin. I have used this multiple times by pouring the tiniest bit onto a cotton ball after removing my makeup and washing my face. It does dry out my skin and sometimes sting a little bit after using but my skin is always very clean after using. I recently stopped using this when I got prescription face wash because I didn’t want it to interfere, but I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs something to get that leftover dirt off their face.
Candice S.
Coleman Street, Southend on Sea
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
My face Skin can at times be sensitive. Will this be too strong? Has anyone experienced any side effects from using this product?
Christina J.
United States
5 reviews
Does this break you out??
Jessica Y.
95 reviews
Does it burn anyone else's face
Alyce O.
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
How do you ladies like using the clean and clear astringent?
Christine T.
Staten Island, NY
196 reviews
Do you like to pair this with any other clean and clear products?

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