Sunday, May 6, 2012

How I Treat My Acne

(Long Post)

Clean & Clear Advantage
2-in-1 acne & mark eraser kit.

I'm not claiming to have perfect skin. My skin is far from perfect. This is just what I use to keep my acne under control.
It is what works for me.

What You Get
Breakout Erasing Cleanser (4 oz.)
Mark Erasing Spot Treatment (0.5 oz.)
Nightly Mark Clearing Lotion (1 oz.)
Daily Protecting Moisturizer SPF 15 (2 oz.)

Benzoyl Peroxide (10%)
Titanium Dioxide
Mineral Oil
Avobenzone (3%)
Zinc Lactate
Octcocrylene (1.7%)

Suggested Usage
AM / Morning
1. Wash your face with the breakout erasing cleanser.
2. Apply the daily protecting moisturizer.
3. Apply the mark erasing spot treatment to desired areas.

PM / Evening
1. Wash your face with the breakout erasing cleanser.
2. Apply the nightly mark clearing lotion.
3. Apply the mark erasing spot treatment to desired areas.

My Experience
How I use it and how it works for me.

I started off using this kit as suggested. In the morning I would use the cleanser, moisturizer, and then the spot treatment. Then at night, the evening steps listed above. I noticed after about 3 days my acne was significantly reduced. I was using this religiously. After about 5 days, my face burned. My acne was almost completely gone and as far as redness, nowhere to be found. I found out that not only due to my sensitive skin, the benzoyl peroxide really dried my skin out. I don't have really oily skin, it's not exactly dry though either. (Combination / Normal) I reduced my usage of the cleanser to once a day--at night. I stopped using it for a day or two before I began using it once a day. The burning stopped. I think the problem was since the moisturizer also had acne fighting ingredients, it wasn't exactly moisturizing as well as it could.
Now I'm going to share something I find pretty interesting.
I don't have severe acne but I can get quite a handful of bumps, especially around that time of the month.
Before this kit I really didn't use much of anything since I ran out of my morning burst cleanser.
I was using this for a few months when I took it to a friend's house and forgot it there.
I went without it for months. I thought "Great. Now the breakouts are going to begin again."
They didn't. Not like they had before, anyway.
Even after I stopped using the cleanser for months, my skin never went back to the state it was in.
Like I said, it wasn't awful, but it was no dream either.
I don't use it now like I used to, and I get the occasional bump here and there but overall my skin stays pretty clear except for a certain time each month when my skin decides to rebel.

The Products Individually

Breakout Erasing Cleanser
"Knock out breakouts with CLEAN & CLEAR® ADVANTAGE® Breakout Erasing Cleanser. 
This maximum strength facial cleanser goes beyond just cleansing skin to penetrate to the pores with Benzoyl Peroxide. It keeps fighting breakouts long after you wash."
I think using this is what really gives the rest of the products that extra push they need.
It definitely plays a big role in clearing up my skin.

Nightly Mark Clearing Lotion
"Apply this dual action formula before you go to bed and let it work through the night. The lotion will work to visibly reduce the look of dark marks caused by acne while clearing your skin and helping prevent future breakouts all while you’re sleeping!"
I really love this lotion. I love the way it smells, how light it is, and how it works. 
On the tube it says it has a "unique combination of vitamins A, C, & E"
This definitely helps my acne and the marks. I notice I get a lot fewer marks from acne and less redness since I've been using this and I really love the way it smells.

Mark Erasing Spot Treatment.
"The pimple may be gone but now it is time to tackle the mark it left behind. CLEAN & CLEAR® ADVANTAGE® Mark Erasing Spot Treatment diminishes the appearance of post-acne marks."
This products kills redness. KILLS it..and fast.
I really love the results I get when I put this on at night after the lotion. I've only found one thing that works close to this and that's the Clearasil 4 Hour Rapid Vanishing Treatment.
This spot treatment works amazing for me.

Daily Protecting Moisturizer SPF 15
"Uneven skin tone and marks can become more visible with daily exposure to the sun&;this product contains SPF 15 so you can moisturize and help protect your skin from sun damage at the same time."
To be honest, I don't notice much of a difference from when I use this and I don't.

I bought this kit for $16.xx ($17) at Walmart. I've seen that the price is $24.87 so I'm not sure if it was on sale at the time or what.

Would I Repurchase
Definitely. & I plan to soon.
I bought this set around October of 2011 and I still have an okay amount of product left in each tube.

(I like to try and use my own pictures in my blog but for the sake of this post and the fact that my tubes are almost empty and I need to get more, I just used images from Google.)

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed.


  1. Wonderful review! I was using just the advantage acne spot treatment that they sold separately and it worked retty well. Clean & Clear really has some good products :D

    1. Thank you! I tried to make it as thorough as I could.
      Oh really? That's cool. (:
      I'm glad it worked for you, and I agree they do have good products, for pretty cheap too.


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