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.

Key Ingredients:

Salicylic acid- 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

TIA's Take:

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, phenoxyethanol, silicones, 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.