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Clean & Clear® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent


4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars48%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.12 / 5 based on 14,712 Reviews


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


  • 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.


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


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
  • Would love to try this my pores are kind of deep and are ...1 Answers
Clean & Clear® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent
Clean & Clear® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent
Reviews (14712)
Q&A (156)
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  • "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
Victoria E.
Alington TX
4 reviews
I really enjoy using this product and I highly recommend it, I use it every day of the week, I'm literally almost out!!! One reason I would recommend it, is because it will removes all the oil, dirt makeup etc. It is completely true to it's word. The only thing that you have to keep in mind, it will not work as well on someone with a highly oily face or a over dry face. My face is leaning towards the dry end, so every time I use this product I have to indeed moisturize my face always. This product works well for me because my face isn't so oily so people are always impressed and think, wow you have no acne but I really do just it works extremely well. I can tell that it works because if I stop using this product for maybe 2 days acne starts to appear slowly. I use this as a once a day wash and it works fine I would say this product would be perfect for you if you have a MILD oily face. Dry, means moisturizing and Oily mean not as affective I would say that because my face isn't necessarily oily, and it work great, so I'm not sure how well it would work if you were to have an oily face, maybe wash twice or three times a day. But other than those difficulties I would say this is a absolutely perfect product to use only just be cautious of the face type you have so you don't waste your money!  Clean & Clear® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent
Kayla D.
Tucson, AZ
82 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!
Laura S.
Milwaukee, WI
238 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I don't have a lot of acne, but I do have a couple tiny little bumps on my face that I was looking to get rid of.  I used this and the next morning all of my little bumps were gone, but it had made my face terribly dry.  I thought nothing of it and simply put some moisturizer on, but throughout the day my face kept getting dry and it even started to crack!  The following week was a living hell because my face was extremely dry to the point where I had to slather on pounds of moisturizer on my face every morning and every night.  And then my face started to peel super bad, and I couldn't wear foundation at all for the following week.  It sucked.  So I have mixed feelings about this product.
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
Beri L.
8 reviews
This astringent is honestly not that bad but I couldn’t really tell a difference in my skin when I stopped using it. This product didn’t help clear my acne and I was using it to prevent pimples and acne but while I was using them I still got some. I bought using this would really help clear my skin but honestly once I finished the bottle and started using other products my skin is really clearing up and looks a lot healthier. Also I had dry skin and it really absorbed all the moisture into my skin and if I didn’t use a thick moisturizer on top of it my skin would get pealy. I don’t know if I would recommend this product or not because it didn’t make a difference on my skin whatsoever.
Bianka E.
Delhi, CA
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This toner really helped me clean my skin up. My skin had these terrible cystic acne happening and no matter what I did nothing kept clearing is up. I have acne prone, oily skin. This dried my skin up in a GOOD way. It also sanitized my skin to prevent further break outs. I’m only giving it 4 stars because it is a little harsh on the skin and stings a bit, but when I had acne that’s what I needed! I no longer use this product every day because my acne has cleared and I need to use something far more gentle. But when I do have a break out, I always reach for this. I would not recommend this for dry skin!
Mirvelyn Santos C.
Everett, WA
166 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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
Shyann E.
24 reviews
As an astringent this worked great. It leaves my face feeling super clean. It dries my face out like other astringents but when I bought this one it came in a pack that had the moisturizer so it kinda made up for it. This one burns a little when you put it on and I get a little red and puffy so that's not okay but it goes away in just a few minutes. I have sensitive skin so maybe this doesn't happen to everyone, this has happened to me with every astringent I've tried though so maybe I'm the problem
Camila V.
3 reviews
I bought this a couple months ago thinking it would be good. Tbh, it was great! At first. I would use a cotton ball and only put it on my forehead where i had acne. IT BURNNNNNED. It burned so much i wanted to cry. Fortunately, the burning sensation started decreasing a bit. My acne was starting to clear up in a couple of weeks, but it still burned a lot. Plus it left my skin looking like a “film”. If you dont know what that means, it basically made my forehead look like i had saran wrap glued on me. It looked bad. Sure my acne was going away, but i hated that look. I decided to stop using it and start using it as a spot treatment with cotton swabs in the pimples that pop up.  Clean & Clear® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent
Jalissa Q.
Harvey, LA
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
One of my favorite toners by one of my favorite brands. Very affordable and you literally can find this at any store. I only use at night and only when I notice a few breakouts. I would only use once or twice a week due to skin over drying but will always follow with a good moisturizer. This toner works well to stop the breakouts in it’s tracks by drying them up and also eliminating dark spots. I do not recommend for people with dry or sensitive skin.
Candice S.
Coleman Street, Southend on Sea
30 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?
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?
Christina J.
United States
5 reviews
Does this break you out??
Christine T.
Staten Island, NY
196 reviews
Do you like to pair this with any other clean and clear products?

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