I LOVE the new formula! I rarely break out now!
I start with using this as a mask, then wash with CeraVe hydrating cleanser, and finish off with CeraVe sunscreen. Let that set for about 20 minutes and start my makeup routine. If I get a pimple, it doesn't turn that ugly shade of "OMG put a bag over my face brown" :-) I'm thinking it has something to do with the Ceramides??? Then a couple times a month I'll use the Aztec Secret clay mask mixed with Bragg's ACV. I am so loving my skin and it's been a looooong time since I could say that!!! (I also do chemical peels but that's in another review) So happy I purchased this stuff
EDIT: I also open a capsule of activated charcoal and dump it into the Aztec mask/ACV. It helps pull the gunk out of your pores. Just be careful not to get it on your clothes! It's quite messy but so worth it :-)
I really wanted to love this product, I've had a terrible experience.
I would not buy again because it's nto worth the money and irritates my skin, leavign it with red patches of itchiness and justterign inthe sun. yk
I bought this with the hope of getting a better face-wash for my blackheads and small white pimples.......but unfortunately it has failed me. heres why
texture: okay but reminded me of mud masks
Purpose: well that's what it failed at it didn't help my acne heal faster in fact it dried out my skin terribly that even my pomade couldn't salvage it.....and to make matters worse it has given me real acne....not my occasional three breakouts but a full fledged colony of red spots.....it didn't work for me so i wont be buying nor using it any more
I've been using this for close to a month and have seen no significant changes to my skin - good or bad.
There is quite a bit of acne on my chest and back area and I've been using this product on these areas to improve the appearance of the scars that are left behind. I haven't really seen any reduction in my acne marks (hyper pigmentation aka black marks) beyond what would be seen with natural skin changes. Improvements to my regular acne haven't really occurred either. Infact when I use this, I don't really feel anything - even the "clean" feeling I get after using my other products.
What I do like about the product is its versatility, you can use it as a mask and cleanser. Some of the other posters have mentioned the consistency being runny or the smell being quite off putting but I can't really say the same.
I've given it two stars because I quite like it as just a simple cleanser for my back and chest. I can't use normal products there and it doesn't seem to aggravate my sensitive skin as much as normal acne products. However, it just doesn't live up to its claim to remove scars.
After two weeks, I can say that it removes red marks from my face, making me look paler! I do still get blackheads all over my nose, it hasn't helped that at all. It's also very runny. I expected something thicker? I've used other washes, where you can feel the scrub/wash working in your skin, so to speak, whereas you feel little to nothing with this on your face. Good....but not good enough for me. :)
It didn't help my acne nor harm it. But I am looking for something more in my cleanser
My acne is only mild, but my skin scars very easily and so my acne appears much worse than it actually is. I've been using this product for about three weeks. I've seen a remarkable reduction in the amount of new blemishes that form, and my scars seem to be fading. However, I've noticed that now when I DO get any pimples, they are these intensely painful ones that lurk beneath my skin without coming to a head-- I believe they are cysts. Before using this face wash, cysts were very rare for me. And although I only seem to be getting two or three of them a week, it's still disappointing that this face wash seems to be causing them. They don't scar once they've passed, and so I suppose it's worth it to continue using the product because nothing else has helped my scars quite like this. I hate the packaging, though; too much product comes out, and the lid is surprisingly difficult to close completely.
I bought this product yesterday (6-11-13). But I barely tried it today. I like it already. Now I just have to wait for the results(: I think they are going to be good. My skin is so oily when i wake up. So that's when I washed my face & it was soo soft & it looks glowy!
So, apparently this has a new formula which I think is worth trying even if you used it before it changed.
It's absolutely amazing for the price. I work in fast food and I've found my skin has been really bad since I started, bumps and pimples all along my jaw line. And they're not nice and easy to pop, no, they're hard and white and won't budge. I tried this stuff at a friend's house one night when I had a really bad breakout on my jaw line and the next morning you wouldn't have known that my acne was such a point of stress. The bigger ones were much smaller and less red and the smaller ones were nearly completely gone.
I went out to Walmart to buy my own and the acne marks and spot lotion, they were both the same price at $6.47 which wasn't that bad. I've been using it every night for 3 nights now and any new pimples are shrinking, white heads are gone, and the redness is down. It works really well overnight, but it seems to take a little time to go away completely. I had a couple that I tried popping that just bled and I was afraid would leave scars, but even they don't look that bad. I have really high hopes for this.
The only con I can see is that it's very drying, but I have a special moisturizer from my dermatologist that I use after washing. If you have dry skin, maybe only use this in the specific areas where you're breaking out.
(NOTE: THIS IS FOR THE NEW FORMULA)
Contrary to the majority of previous reviews, I really like this product! The breakouts people are experiencing, if they've used the new formula, are most probably due to the two clays that are second on the ingredients list. But I love that they make up such a large part of the formulation, along with Niacinamide, which doesn't appear too much further down the list and is a Bingo! for spots and the marks they leave behind.
My skin has vastly improved with Clearasil products, I'm usually a high-end junkie but was getting fed up with being an oil slick and spots appearing every day. Trust me, I've tried everything from both the chemical and the natural world of skin care, the oil cleansing method left me in a hot mess.
I use this particular wash in the mornings only, sometimes leaving it on as a mask if I have the time, and it makes my skin look instantly clearer and calmer without drying it out. I follow up with a light moisturiser and am all set for makeup application :)