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Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser Review

Updated on June 12, 2014

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Morning Burst Cleanser

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Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser Rating

1 star for Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser

Review of the Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser

You have acne (oh the frustrating horror!) and you want to find something to fix it fast! You go to your nearby drugstore and spot a cheap brightly colored bottle. The label reads: Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser. You look closer at the label and the product claims to treat acne type skin. The price isn't too bad at all at: $5.49. You begin to place the product into your basket... STOP! Stop what you're doing right there! Put that product down. Step away from the shelf. That's it... now sit down and take a second to read this review of the product.

Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser is NOT a good skin care product, It's not going to make your acne miraculously go away. This product is not gentle, caring, or good for your skin. It will inevitably dry out your skin. I know this because I've tried this product. I saw it at the drugstore, thought "Oh this isn't too expensive like Proactiv (Another acne product I highly discredit. It's EXTREMELY drying as well) or whatever. I'll try it!" When I tried it it left my skin dry as a fallen leaf with little patches of skin flaking off around my nose and my cheeks. It hurt to the touch and made me want to hide my face. It did kill some of my oily acne at first but they started popping up again the next day, bright red and angry as if they were a plague striking back at this skin stripping products use on it's surface. I applied a nice spa brand moisturizer over the dry patches and it still took ages for my skin to re-hydrate and be smooth once more. The dry skin seemed to suck up the moisturizer like the desert sucks up water.

This product is one of the worst on the acne market. DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT! This product is as harsh as if you used dish soap on your skin. I know, I know, as an esthetician I should know better than using a drugstore cleanser, but I'm not exactly swimming in cash and this product seemed to be priced well and has a very misleading ad campaign for it on tv and in many magazines that I read such as Glamour that insist it's a quick affordable fix to acne.

So please I implore you to step away from the cheap, brightly colored bottle on the drugstore shelf and look for some of these other products I recommend to use for your acne prone skin.

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Side Effects from Using Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser

Your face will look similar to the picture above if you use Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser. It's not too pretty being all dried out AND acnetic, so please avoid this product. In fact all of the Clean and Clear products my friends or I have tried have dried out our skin and made our acne problems even worse and more extreme.

One of Clean and Clear's Misleading Commercials

Aveda Outer Peace Cleanser

Aveda Outer Peace Products

This line is a little on the spendier side, but it's worth it! It will definitely not dry you out and it will treat that acne for you in an all natural gentle way. It's not the fastest product out there but over time it will work and the results will be fabulous! If you want to start using this line just buy the cleanser and the moisturizer and use them every morning and every night. There is also an acne spot treatment that goes with this line if you need a concentrated treatment.

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Gel Cleanser

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Products

This line is a little less spendy then the Aveda Outer Peace line. It has really good results too, although it doesn't have a spot treatment as part of this line. Make sure when selecting this line that you get the gel cleanser and the moisturizer for acne and oily skin types though. Again: use morning and night each day for the best results.

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Avon Clearskin Products

Avon Clearskin products are aimed at acne type skin and are fairly inexpensive. They likely won't dry you out, but make sure to use a moisturizer every time you use any of the cleansers. Some people think they should just cleanse their skin and not hydrate because they worry if it will make them break out more. Do NOT do that as not moisturizing over time will make you break out more not less. There is more than one specifically designed product for several types of acne in this line. Choose the one that you are specifically having issues with to treat your skin. Buy a cleanser and moisturizer and use them every morning and every night. There are spot treatments from this line if you need extra oomph to your skincare routine as well!

Avon Commercial

Simple Skin Care Products

This is also a fairly inexpensive line of products. It's gentle and best for people who have sensitive skin along with their acne, so keep that in mind. Also, be sure to moisturize still. It too won't produce fast results but over at least a couple weeks you should start seeing some results! There is a foaming wash cleanser from this line of products that will be the best to use if you have acne skin. Use that cleanser and choose a moisturizer that fits your needs and use them every morning and every night for the best results.

Simple Skincare Commercial

Baby Wash

This might sound silly to some, but using baby wash can help if you have very difficult sensitive acne. My little sister and I have both used baby wash if our acne was out of hand. You know that red, swollen, puffy kind of acne? Just wash your face with it every morning and night and pat dry with a clean washcloth. You can choose to use an acne moisturizer to go along with it after washing. Any baby wash will help. I've used Aveeno baby wash or Johnsons and Johnsons baby wash to help gently clean my acne covered face. It won't make your acne go away fast, but it will show results over time and will help soothe your skin if it's painful.

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      Nicole Kristine 3 years ago from MN

      Thank you for reading and I hope it is helpful to you!

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Your review was extra helpful. I have heard of all of the products you mention except for "Simple". In my adult years I am slowly developing a need to treat acne. Knowing the pros and cons about these products has saved me a lot of time searching for alternatives to what I am using now.