…Last week I wrote my first skincare review (if you missed it click here) and this week I have been using the new Clearasil Stayclear Range in place of my regular products (if you’re interested in knowing what they are leave a comment below and I’ll do a post!).
So the items I have been using include the Skin Perfecting Wash for sensitive skin, Deep Cleansing wipes and the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream. I’ve been using the Skin Perfecting Wash in the morning, followed by my regular toner and moisturiser and then the Deep Cleansing Wipes in the evening to remove my make-up.
It’s likely that you’ve already heard of the Clearasil range; the company and brand are longstanding and although mostly aimed at a younger market, Clearasil offers a collection of value for money lines with formulations infamous for their spot clearing properties.
I’m lucky that nowadays I only get the odd spot, although when I was younger that certainly wasn’t the case! So before receiving the products, I always thought of Clearasil as being aimed at the teenage market but the new Stayclear range is aimed at all ages and I can see why. The packaging is fairly unisex and the formulations are gentle enough for sensitive skins (I’m a good example as my skin is getting more sensitive as I am getting older) so I can see Clearasil Stayclear would appeal to lots of people.
The Skin Perfecting Wash is a cream wash with exfoliating beads in it, which are gentle enough to use each day and I found the formulation was good, making my skin feel very clean and not tight after use. The pump action dispenser is a lot better than some similar products because you get the right amount each time and you can turn it so that the pump ‘locks’, which would be good if you want to take it in your luggage and not have to worry about it squirting over everything! The only downside I found was my skin actually looked worse for about 2 days before then looking a lot better. I have heard this is because using a product like this will draw out all the impurities in your skin. After that time it did clear up dramatically though, but be prepared for it to give your skin a really deep clean!
My favourite product by far was the Deep Cleansing Wipes. You get 25 wipes in a pack and they were briliant to use in the evening as they took off every trace of make-up (mascara included!) and left my skin feeling refreshed. I even used these to take off all my eye make-up and sometimes in the past I have used similar products which really made my eyes sting, but these wipes didn’t sting at all, so that’s a big thumbs up!
The only thing that didn’t work for me was the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Cream, which claims to visibly reduce spot size and redness in just 4 hours. I will say it did reduce redness but didn’t seem to affect the size of my spots. By all means try it but unfortunately it didn’t work for me.
So here are the scores: I would rate the Skin Perfecting Wash 7/10, the Deep Cleansing Wipes 8/10 and the Rapid Action Treatment Cream 5/10 because it only did half of what it claimed.
Clearasil’s Stayclear range includes:
Clearasil Stayclear Skin Perfecting Wash – £3.10
Clearasil Stayclear Skin Perfecting Wash Sensitive – £3.10
Clearasil Stayclear Daily Gel Wash – £3.10
Clearasil Stayclear Clear ‘n Refine Daily Scrub – £3.83
Clearasil Stayclear Deep Cleansing Toner – £3.83
Clearasil Stayclear Deep Cleansing Toner Sensitive – £3.83
Clearasil Stayclear Deep Cleansing Pads – £3.83
Clearasil Stayclear Deep Cleansing Wipes – £3.83
Other products from Clearasil include the Ultra range and Blackhead Control.
Clearasil is sold within all major pharmacists/retailers including Boots.
For further information logo onto http://www.clearasil.co.uk/
So that’s it for my skincare review this week…next week I’ll be reviewing Roc’s Multi Correxion range so watch out for that! If there’s a partcular product you’d like me to review or you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I’ll be in touch. x