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Clean & Clear® Essentials Dual Action Moisturizer

BY CLEAN & CLEAR #50 in Facial Moisturizers

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars53%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star2%
4.24 / 5 based on 8,274 Reviews
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Product Description

CLEAN & CLEAR® Essentials Dual Action Moisturizer combines oil-free moisture with a proven acne-fighting ingredient. It can help to moisturize dry skin while treating and helping to prevent breakouts. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Recomended for:

Skin Need: Dryness, Pimples


  • After you've cleaned your face, and your pores, you're ready for the finishing touch.
  • Yes, this moisturizer, but it also has acne-fighting medicine in it, so go easy.
  • Apply a thin layer over the affect area. Do this once a day for the first few days, then gradually increase to 2-3 times a day if needed or recommended by your doctor.
  • But be smart. If your skin starts to dry out or peel, reduce your use to once a day, or even every other day.


Salicylic Acid (0.5%)
Water Dicaprylyl Ether Cetearyl Alcohol Glycerin Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate Dimethicone Dicetyl Phosphate Ceteth-10 Phosphate Methyl Gluceth-20 Menthyl Lactate Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate Steareth-20 Sodium Hydroxide Steareth-2 Fragrance Neopentyl Glycol Diisostearate Lecithin Xanthan Gum Disodium EDTA Magnesium Aluminum Silicate BHT


For external use only.
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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  • Does it work well with dry skin ?2 Answers
  • I've tried heaps of moisturises but none of them seem to ...5 Answers
  • What's the best moisturizer to use if you have oily skin/...3 Answers
Clean & Clear® Essentials Dual Action Moisturizer
Clean & Clear® Essentials Dual Action Moisturizer
Reviews (8274)
Q&A (119)
Media (263)
  • "I love this product! It works wonders on my dry skin. I apply right after the shower and it makes my face so smooth." in 85 reviews
  • "I first bought this a couple of years ago when my skin was acting up... I've since repurchased 4 or 5 times. It's so lightweight and lively on the skin. I have sensitive skin myself, dry cheeks and oily t-zone, and I find it truly moisturizing and mattifying. My husband actually loves it too. He has quite oily skin but says it feels tight after washing his face, so he pops a bit of this on and he loves it. Basically it does exactly what it says on the tin. The only downside is that it doesn't contain SPF, so I wouldn't use it in the mornings, but it's A-OK for night time! " in 55 reviews
  • "This product is great for the winter when my hands dry out all the time. I was introduced to this by a friend when I forgot my moisturizer for a trip and after that, theres not much else that I'll want to use for my body. My face is very sensitive, so I don't use it there as much, or really ever." in 49 reviews
Nataly B.
5 reviews
I wish I could give this product zero stars. This product is full of acne inducing ingredients. The first time I put this on my face it felt really weird and became drying on my skin. A few weeks later redness began to appear on my skin in the weirdest places like the sides of my nose and my forehead. Sadly I disregarded these warning signs and continued using the product especially for new pimples that would form. Furthermore, I caution anyone who has normal skin or combination skin,or even those who are looking for an acne cure please stay away from this product. I went from having normal  skin with no redness and  a few hormonal breakouts to tomato red sensitive skin with cystic acne. ( I was using various other Clean & Clear products while I was using this. I will review the other products as well)
julia B.
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this product. This is what I use every time I go to put on makeup. I usually always put it on after I get out of the shower. I love it. It does make my face clean and clear. I high recommend this! It definitely gives my face a good clean feeling to it. I love this brand overall but I’ve stuck with this moisturizer for a long time!
Anastasia S.
Sherman Oaks, CA
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My favorite part of this moisturizer is that when I put it on, it instantly energizes my skin and makes me feel awake. Sometimes I feel dull and my eyes need something to refresh them and this makes me feel so much better. I use this every day in the morning after I wash my face or before I put on my makeup to make me feel awake. I do have acne-prone skin and I haven't really noticed this doing anything for that (it certainly doesn't make it worse) but I like how it is very light weight and isn't greasy at all. It's a perfect day time moisturizer. 
Cristina F.
Dobbs Ferry
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really enjoy using this moisturizer. It is perfect for acne-prone skin as it contains acne fighting Salicylic acid and a bunch of other good ingredients for your skin. I find that it is better for morning use because it is light and refreshing and has a bit of a tingle, and it also leaves your face feeling very smooth and hydrated, which sometimes is hard to find in acne-treatment products. Overall though, I love, and I’m running a little low so it may be time to repurchase
Paige L.
3 reviews
One of my favorite moisturizers! Keeps my skin soft and clear. I haven’t had acne or even a pimple in months! The best place to buy this is Walmart, since it’s the cheapest. It is the third step in Clean & Clears Healthy Skin Routine. Even better? Clean & Clear is owned by Johnsons & Johnsons, one of my favorite soap brands ever! It is also a very good price for it’s size.
Taylor K.
Conroe, TX
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I use this every night after I wash my face with the clean and clear face wash. I love this moisturizer, it goes on super smooth and doesn't clog my pores or make my skin feel oily. It is a little on the thinner side, but if you want it to feel more thick you can just apply more. I also love how this has salicylic acid in it, I rarely ever get breakouts and I don't have a very extensive skin care routine. I just wash my makeup off in the shower with the face wash and then moisturize with this! If my pores are feeling clogged I will add in the astringent. I typically purchase this moisturizer at the grocery store or drug store, and it is very affordable. I have normal skin, not too dry and not too oily, not very prone to breakouts. I will continue to purchase this product as long as it keeps my skin feeling great! I would recommend this moisturizer to anyone looking for an easy skin care routine. 
Brittany H.
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I LOVE this moisturizer! I have combination skin,so my face gets oily in certain areas. That's why I love that this is oil-free and helps prevent acne. It has like a cooling sensation when it's applied to your face. Very soothing. It's a great choice for anyone with oily/combo skin or anyone that struggles with acne or maybe even just has a little zit from time to time. Excellent moisturizer,excellent price!
Briana S.
Miami, FL
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is ok. I used it and although it says its oil-free, I felt like it produced more oil on my face causing me to break out more. I do this its a good product, but maybe just not for me. You can buy this in drugstores which is affordable and overall I'm open to trying it again, if maybe I had sample sizes rather that buying it and not using it. 
Emilie T.
Kent, OH
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
The Clean & Clear dual action oil-free moisturizer is by far my favorite moisturizer it's a good price and easy to find since it is at most drug stores, at least the drug stores near me. My skin is pretty sensitive to moisturizers I have combo skin and oily T-Zone but I get dry patches this is the only moisturizer I tried that doesn't break me out. I love the way it feels on my skin when it is dry, it feels tingly and it just makes me feels like it's working. I also love how it is specifically for preventing pimples. I've had very minimum break out since I started using this.
Denise C.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a nice moisturizer if you have stubborn break outs! Personally, I don’t wear it during the day or under make up, unless i pair it with another moisturizer. Since the formula is made to fight acne, it is a bit drying so I typically use this at night. This is effective at decreasing the size of blemishes, I notice change the morning after!
Deanna D.
96 reviews
I get tiny little blemishes all over my face and my face is somewhat sensitive. I need a moisturizer that will NOT dry out my skin and truly free me of these little tiny annoyances! Is this a great product to use?
Ashlyn T.
20 reviews
Is it ok to wear this under foundation or will that cause a higher chance of a breakout?
Amanda O.
West Palm Bch, FL
71 reviews
I have been using this product for a while now. I just wanted to know if it has actually helped anyone with their acne?
Alissa W.
Fullerton, NE
232 reviews
What skin type is this best for? I have very dry skin and barely get breakouts but when I do I am very annoyed with them. Is it more for dry skin or acne prone?
Erin Jean H.
Boston, MA
74 reviews
How was this on combination skin? T-Zone has been really oily, but I have two tiny dry, red patches near my chin/mouth. Would this be a good product to try?

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Clean & Clear® Essentials Dual Action Moisturizer
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Clean & Clear® Essentials Dual Action Moisturizer