Clean & Clear was originally developed in 1957 by Revlon as a line of sensitive skincare items, including face products, shampoos, and conditioners, all with no fragrance, dyes, or residue.
When Revlon sold the line to Johnson & Johnson in 1991, the brand was repositioned as a product line focused on acne, similar to Neutrogena but less expensive.
Though Clean & Clear's products are aimed at adolescent girls, the range has expanded to treat a wider range of skin conditions.
Today, Clean & Clear is available in 46 countries and offers delivery from its online store.
Company News/Recent Launches:
The brand recently launched a line of products under the name "Soft," targeted at facial moisturizing.
Another new addition is the Morning Burst In-Shower Facial collection, which uses the steam of the shower to purify pores.
- 2% in Advantage Acne Spot Treatment, 2% in Blackhead Clearing Scrub, 2% in Maximum Strength Invisible Blemish Treatment, 0.5% in Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer,
Benzoyl peroxide- 10% in Persa-Gel 10
White tea extract
- in Soft moisturizing products
Clear & Clear's range of anti-acne products are based on powerful actives at sufficient levels to clear the skin. Despite skin irritation and sun sensitivity concerns, salicylic acid
is a clinically-proven and FDA-approved treatment for acne. Its anti-inflammatory, keratolyic properties are especially effective at clearing the pores of debris deep down and reducing breakouts. Unfortunately, a number of Clean & Clear products are messy mixes of ingredients that do no good. Clean & Clear's Oil popular Absorbing Sheets combine five ingredients, the first two of which are petroleum-derived propylene
and mineral oil. These skin irritants and pore cloggers are paradoxical inclusions in a product intended to remove oil and treat acne. A newer product like Soft Oil-Free Day Moisturizer is conflicted between a base of sugar maple extract, amino acids, and antioxidants from white tea
, orange, and lemon extracts on one end, and then on the other, parabens
, and other synthetics. Similarly, the new Morning Burst face scrub suffers from high concentrations of sodium laureth sulfate
, phenoxyethanol, parabens, artificial fragrance, and tetrasodium EDTA
. None of Clean & Clear's products are perfect, but some may do the trick for acne sufferers after a careful scan of the full ingredients.