11.20.2013
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Morning Burst Shine Control Facial Cleanser
8 fl. oz. for $6.49
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Last Updated:11.20.2013
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Tested on animals:Yes

Morning Burst Shine Control Facial Cleanser wants you to wake up radiant, but after washing with this problematic cleanser you’ll only be waking up irritated. It contains menthol and menthyl lactate along with irritating citrus extracts, and is not recommended.

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Claims

Wake up radiant! Morning Burst Shine Control Facial Cleanser comes in a unique gel formula, specially designed to clean and refresh tired skin, while controlling shine. The soft bursting beads quickly dissolve, releasing an invigorating fragrance that stimulates the senses to help energize your morning.

Ingredients

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Isoceteth 20, Phenoxyethanol, Mannitol, Cellulose, Disodium EDTA, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Menthol, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Alcohol (14%), Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Menthyl Lactate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Triethyl Citrate, Mica, Iron Oxides, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Chromium Hydroxide Green, May Also Contain: Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide

Brand Overview

Clean & Clear At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; an excellent 10% benzoyl peroxide product; some very good cleansers.

Weaknesses: The majority of products contain irritating fragrant extracts, alcohol, menthol, menthyl lactate, or other problematic ingredients; below-average moisturizers; poor options for those struggling with breakouts or blackheads (at least if your goal is assembling a helpful skin-care routine using only Clean & Clear's products).

The name of this Johnson & Johnson–owned brand clearly communicates what it attempts to provide, and may seem to be a beacon of hope for consumers struggling with acne. The products are heavily marketed toward teens, with commercials and print ads featuring attractive young models with nary a blemish in sight, presumably because these fresh-faced teens adhere to a routine consisting of these attractively packaged products.

Although there are some great, inexpensive cleansers available, blemishes have nothing to do with how clean your skin is; the two issues are completely unrelated. The other failing is that unlike sister company Neutrogena (also owned by J&J), almost all of Clean & Clear's anti-acne products contain irritating ingredients that won't improve skin problems and end up making matters worse. Even a couple of the pH-correct BHA options are marred by troublesome ingredients that only make blemished skin more inflamed and impede the healing process. Moreover, the issue of sun protection is inadequately addressed, with the only option failing to provide sun protection without added irritants. What kind of message is that for teens trying to put together an effective skin-care routine? Clean skin is attainable from these products, but the company's road to "beautifully clear" skin has too many speed bumps to make this a one-stop destination for the blemish-prone.

For more information about Clean & Clear, call (877) 754-6411 or visit www.cleanandclear.com.

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Clean & Clear At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; an excellent 10% benzoyl peroxide product; some very good cleansers.

Weaknesses: The majority of products contain irritating fragrant extracts, alcohol, menthol, menthyl lactate, or other problematic ingredients; below-average moisturizers; poor options for those struggling with breakouts or blackheads (at least if your goal is assembling a helpful skin-care routine using only Clean & Clear's products).

The name of this Johnson & Johnson–owned brand clearly communicates what it attempts to provide, and may seem to be a beacon of hope for consumers struggling with acne. The products are heavily marketed toward teens, with commercials and print ads featuring attractive young models with nary a blemish in sight, presumably because these fresh-faced teens adhere to a routine consisting of these attractively packaged products.

Although there are some great, inexpensive cleansers available, blemishes have nothing to do with how clean your skin is; the two issues are completely unrelated. The other failing is that unlike sister company Neutrogena (also owned by J&J), almost all of Clean & Clear's anti-acne products contain irritating ingredients that won't improve skin problems and end up making matters worse. Even a couple of the pH-correct BHA options are marred by troublesome ingredients that only make blemished skin more inflamed and impede the healing process. Moreover, the issue of sun protection is inadequately addressed, with the only option failing to provide sun protection without added irritants. What kind of message is that for teens trying to put together an effective skin-care routine? Clean skin is attainable from these products, but the company's road to "beautifully clear" skin has too many speed bumps to make this a one-stop destination for the blemish-prone.

For more information about Clean & Clear, call (877) 754-6411 or visit www.cleanandclear.com.