I'm not going to lie. The last time I had a bottle of Clearasil in my hands was probably 9th grade- it's been a while. So when they sent me some products from their new line Daily Clear to try, I was intrigued to say the least. As a business owner I know that a company must be ever-evolving to stick around as long as Clearasil has, so for that alone I am impressed. But business savvy doesn't clear zits, so the products have to be working as well.
If you read my blog for very long, you're certain to come across a post where I mention my acne troubled skin. It is a big part of my life, so I talk about it [probably too much- so I apologize] and I am constantly looking for the magic cure that will one day help me be blemish free. Lately I have put my skin through the ringer with some pretty harsh products, that have helped, but at a cost. I decided to opt for a break from those chemicals and give my skin a little recovery time. And so this experiment with Clearasil fits perfectly into my recent gentle approach.
The Daily Clear line is made up of products that all contain raspberry and cranberry extracts, combined with a small 1% dose of Salicylic Acid. I am a BIG believer in the power of fruit and their exfoliating enzymes, so this line is one that doesn't make me question its' ingredients.
The Refreshing Superfruit Pads are the star of the line in my opinion because they are so quick and easy to use, and they feel the most 'active' as far as their potency and ability to exfoliate. They give a nice tingle to the skin so that you know its working- but the low level of Salicylic Acid isn't harsh enough to cause drying or peeling. The scrub is also a nice change of pace for me because its' particles are quite small and don't feel too rough, and they're encased in a really airy cream that is easy to spread on the face.
I'm going to keep up with the use of the whole line for the next couple months to see what my face does with a consistent break from my stronger acne products, so I'll let you know about my progress. But it is safe to say that I am really impressed with the 'grown-up' version of Clearasil, and that it makes a great option for budget friendly products if you're in the market.
***Bonus- Right now you can try a product for free using this online rebate. Whahoo! It's part of their #wintheday campaign, and you can join in too. Let me know if you do, because I want to hear about your experience with these products.
See you all next week- have a great weekend!
This post was sponsored by Clearasil- thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog