03.07.2013
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DailyClear Oil-Free Daily Face Wash
6.5 fl. oz. for $4.99
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Last Updated:03.07.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This fragranced water-soluble cleanser can end up being a problem for blemish-prone skin. The foaming formula contains a mix of cleansing agents that are similar to bar soap, which makes it needlessly drying and potentially irritating. Another negative is the inclusion of menthol, an irritant that hurts skin’s healing process and can make red marks from acne worse.

Pros:
  • Inexpensive.
  • Removes makeup without leaving a residue.
Cons:
  • The combination of cleansing agents is too drying for all but very oily skin.
  • Menthol causes irritation and doesn’t have any benefit for acne-prone skin.

More info:

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition, and so it doesn’t make sense to treat it with drying cleansing agents and the irritant menthol. Irritation hurts skin’s healing process and can stimulate oil production at the base of the pores, potentially making acne and its resulting red marks worse.

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Claims

Did you know that some cleansers may shrink your skin cells, making your face feel dry and uncomfortable? DailyClear Daily Face Wash is scientifically formulated to gently cleanse deep into your pores, moisturize and soften skin, and prevent overdrying.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-10, Fragrance, Triclosan, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Menthol, Dipropylene Glycol, Capric Acid, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Chloride, Caprylic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Isopropyl Alcohol, Maltodextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Brand Overview

Clearasil At-a-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; effective topical disinfectants with 10% benzoyl peroxide.

Weaknesses: As is true for most anti-acne lines, irritating ingredients with no benefit for skin take precedence; no lower-strength benzoyl peroxide products (10% has a higher chance of causing irritation than 2.5% and 5% versions).

Perhaps no other line is more synonymous with decades of zapping zits than ever-present Clearasil. The brand debuted in 1950 and was the first to offer anti-acne products to a teenage audience. The company has had several owners over the years (including Procter & Gamble), but has always kept its place on store shelves. The current selection of products is larger than in years past, yet they remain overwhelmingly disappointing because most of them contain irritating ingredients that don't help blemish- or blackhead-prone skin. Alcohol, menthol and its derivatives, and witch hazel show up repeatedly in these and other anti-acne products at the drugstore, creating a precarious situation that leaves shoppers who are dealing with acne faced with few genuinely effective choices. Luckily Clearasil comes through a few times with some very good benzoyl peroxide products for effective disinfecting.

For more information about Clearasil, call (866) 252-5327 or visit www.clearasil.com.

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Clearasil At-a-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; effective topical disinfectants with 10% benzoyl peroxide.

Weaknesses: As is true for most anti-acne lines, irritating ingredients with no benefit for skin take precedence; no lower-strength benzoyl peroxide products (10% has a higher chance of causing irritation than 2.5% and 5% versions).

Perhaps no other line is more synonymous with decades of zapping zits than ever-present Clearasil. The brand debuted in 1950 and was the first to offer anti-acne products to a teenage audience. The company has had several owners over the years (including Procter & Gamble), but has always kept its place on store shelves. The current selection of products is larger than in years past, yet they remain overwhelmingly disappointing because most of them contain irritating ingredients that don't help blemish- or blackhead-prone skin. Alcohol, menthol and its derivatives, and witch hazel show up repeatedly in these and other anti-acne products at the drugstore, creating a precarious situation that leaves shoppers who are dealing with acne faced with few genuinely effective choices. Luckily Clearasil comes through a few times with some very good benzoyl peroxide products for effective disinfecting.

For more information about Clearasil, call (866) 252-5327 or visit www.clearasil.com.