I have a nasty confession to make. I haven’t been using cleansers much in the past year. There I said it. You shouldn’t repeat this to Mama Yaya either. I would catch it.
It all changed one fateful day. I received an e-mail about participating in a trial to try out the new and improved Clearasil StayClear Daily Face Wash and opted for the Sensitive Skin bottle. I usually have well behaved skin that likes to be finicky. A prima donna. So I steer towards ‘sensitive skin’ options because they approach my skincare needs more tentatively. You know – no hurrah! barging in kind of thing. More like a three knocks on the door and whispers asking if it’s okay to enter…
So how did it work out for me and my experiment? The bottle, selling for $6.29 did a whole lotta cleaning and freshening but fell short a bit in my expectations. Read on to hear all about it!
First, let us compare if there is much of a difference between the normal vs. sensitive skin options. Information is from the brand website, click here for normal and here for sensitive skin details.
|This rich, pearly cream gently cleanses skin without overdrying. Use everyday twice a day, to help you maintain visibly clearer skin.
Directions for use
Available in 6.5 oz. tube
|This fragrance-free cream, uniquely formulated for sensitive skin, gently washes away dirt, oil, and bacteria without irritating or over-drying skin.
Directions for use
Available in a 6.5 oz. tube
The only things I notice is that the sensitive skin version is fragrance free and promises not to irritate skin. Otherwise, even the ingredients list is identical. I will try to investigate this a bit further and let y’all know if this is truly the end of the road for their differences or if their is more.
Use cotton squares to remove cleanser. I like to wet the squares, ring out the water, and then remove cleanser from my skin. I find that this removes better than just splashing water on my face with my hands.
The thumbs up:
- The cleanser works great. It clears up the skin and once you wash everything away, you feel 100% clean. Even if you didn’t know your face was dirty. That’s how I felt the first time I used this.
- Plus, this bottle is a heck of a lot for $6.29. This can be purchased at any drugstore or website. There are some cheaper sellers online and we all know BOGO’s happen often so purchase wherever you want. I found one seller on Amazon selling it for $4.95 here.
- The cleanser promises to not over-dry but my skin still felt dry after drying my face. I don’t know if it was entirely the wash’s fault, but I had to use my handy dandy Korres face cream right away after use.
- The instructions advise you to use the wash on your neck, but when I did so I had some annoying tiny pimples pop up around my collar bone. I stopped using the wash so low and they disappeared. Again, I can’t blame this on the cream as it did not irritate my face at all. This can probably be chalked up to my skin being as finicky as I introduced it to be.
- When washing the cleanser away without cotton squares, it leaves your hands feeling a bit rubbery. This goes away if you wash your hands with soap, so it’s just a minor detail.
Have you tried this, or use this? Thinking about getting it? Let me know!
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