A bit disappointing that this has been discontinued in Australia; it is the best cleanser for acne. You do, of course, still get the occasional pimple but I find that they reduce quickly and are gone in a matter of days. This has saved my once horrible skin! Nothing but good things about this. Keep in mind though, that it takes a month or two to see results. I've had numerous compliments on how much clearer my skin is looking!
I do love this stuff, even at 25, I still have the difficult skin of a teenager. On warm days, I can wash my face 3x with a medicated cleanser and still have oily slick skin a couple hours later. I even have to get my hairline, which makes washing quite a tedious task, having to dry parts of my hair after! Anyway, if I had to use one face wash forever, it'd be this one. Tingles nicely, leaves my face feeling very clean. I don't break out anymore save for the occasional pimple around that monthly visiting time as long as I'm diligent about my obsessive skincare routine. Huge pain in the butt, but, I guess I should be glad I found a routine that works. Salicylic acid wash, 2% acne pad, 10% benzoyl peroxide acne gel (hate the cream), worn as a mask at night and dry skin is still just a myth to me. My only gripe? Wish this came in a larger size! I go through it pretty fast.
This scrub/cleanser is fantastic for the price. I use it only on days when my skin is misbehaving and keep it well away from my eyes and really notice a difference. I think it is too harsh to use every day, at least on me. UPDATE: since I started using this on alternate mornings, my skin feels smoother and looks brighter. I only dislike the tube design - I cannot close it properly and water gets in from the shower. Wish it could be improved!
I wanted to start off saying that I have very acne-prone skin and it's extremely oily. I have had disfiguring acne since I was18. I'm talking about cystic acne that sits under the skin and is extremely painful. This type of acne almost never comes to a head and is very scarring (even if you don't mess with it). It also takes two weeks or longer to heal because it's so deep and hasn't come to a head. I've tried all sorts of products, even homeopathic regimens and nothing has worked for me. I would sometimes cry because its so embarrassing when people would look at me disgusted and sometimes strangers will come up to me and tell what to do to clear my skin. They obviously felt bad for me and only wanted to help. But it made me very sad that I stood out that much and they felt they had to help me. My mom bought me this from Avon and me thinking it would do no better than the other stuff I tried, I threw it in a box and stuffed it under the sink. There it sat for 8 months. I finally decided to try it out when I ended up with 7 painful cystic acnes and it was so painful I couldn't sleep. I washed my face that nite and took some pain pills and went to sleep. The next morning I noticed my skin wasn't so red. I still had pain but I overlooked it and was amazed at the redness reduction. So I then washed my face again and went on with my day. That night my skin actually looked a little brighter and I noticed very little oiliness. I was happy. I'm on my third day and let me tell you, all of my cysts except for one came to a head. Thats amazing, that means it's working and these cysts will heal up soon. All of the other pimples I had are almost completely gone. I am completely pleased with this product and the only thing I regret was not trying it sooner. Thanks mom and thanks Avon for a wonderful product. My self esteem is higher than ever and I'm looking for a great outcome in the months to come.
This is a great facial cleanser! I used to get so much acne on my forehead, and this is the only cleanser that's really helped. Of course, it isn't perfect, nothing can completely eliminate acne, but this cleanser offers great improvement. One warning though: After using this wash a few times, you may find that you get a few pimples on other parts of your face. THIS IS NOT A BAD THING! It's helping to draw out impurities, it isn't causing you to break out. Once these few pimples go away, they don't return. Another great thing about this cleanser is the cooling menthol sensation... it makes me feel like it's really doing its job. Again, this cleanser is great, I have no doubt in my mind that I'll buy this one again.
Amazing!!! I would recommend this product to anyone struggling with acne. It makes your face super clean and smooth! It is one of the only products that has calmed my acne down. I swear by the Avon ClearSkin line now. HG product!
Best part of 3 steps system. Gentle exfoliating cleanser with a lot of refreshing menthol in it. I had few stubborn pimples on my chin for months and I got rid of them txs to this product (I'm sure it's this one, because it was the only step (of 3) I've used regullary). I keep using it because it refershes my face in the morning better than aanything else. But beware of contact with an eye, I somehow managed to get a little bit (probably the exfoliating pearl) in my eye and it took me 3 weeks to get rid of the red spot it caused
For me its the perfect scrub. Why? It leaves my skin clean AND soft. I think it's because of the glycolic acis and the tiny little exfoliants. Although I don't like the menthol smell I can still tolerate it because of the gorgeous effect.
This is just THE BEST cleanser for my acne-prone skin! I have combination skin with large pores that neeeeeeds exfoliation but it has to be gentle. The teensy scrubbing granules in this cleanser are elegant perfection for me. I also like how creamy this cleanser is and it gets my skin just the right kind of squeaky clean! I wasn't so keen on the menthol in this formula at first but now I find it totally refreshing :)
The entire 3-step system has been my skincare miracle and I hope Avon NEVER discontinues it! I did review the whole kit separately. As someone who has tried ALOT of acne skincare and otherwise cleansing systems both high-end and low end over the years, you can bet I've done my research and wasted lots of money on products that made promises they just didn't keep. I would recommend this kit to anyone suffering from acne problems---it's better-priced than Proactiv, it's waaaay more effective (I think) and at least you can get a trial kit to see if you like it, only costs about $10 for that. Incidentally, I am surprised I am the first to write an individual review for this product since steps 2 and 3 in the system have their separate reviews on MUA. Anyway, I wanted to write a review for each step on it's own so I could give a more detailed assessment of them. My kit review is a little lengthy but it was important to me to explain what I had been going through and to let other 30 year old women out there know that it's something to do with turning that age that seems to set off an acne flare-up of epic proportions! Not for everybody, but as I did my own desperate research to fix my skin situation I kept coming across other reviews mentioning this same age-linked issue and it at least made me feel better to know that was somehow why I was experiencing this skin nightmare. Weird, right? But hey, thanks to Avon's Clearskin Professional line, nightmare OVER. yay! Happy Ending!