Product Review: Aveeno Clear Complexion Cleanser

Here is a review for a cleanser I use on the weekends. Those are the days where I wear enough makeup to rival a geisha. I paint on a super sexy cat eye and layer on the black black mascara. I might as well go through a car wash to get it off by the end of the night. This stuff might help:

Walmart: $6.47

I like the salicylic acid (2%) in this cleanser, which is a common acne medication. I’m in my mid-20’s and could still use a little help in that area. The microbeads offer a good exfoliation that I try to get in at least once or twice a week. The moisture rich soy does make my skin feel soft and moisturized after a good washing. Which is unusual for many exfoliates, after washing I usually feel really tight in the face and then super dried out.

My issue with this particular cleanser is it’s soy rich microbeads. If I wash my face in the bathroom sink and don’t rinse my face off completely, I will get some stray microbeads in my eye later on in the day. They’re an irritation and sometime hurt. So I guess this product should be used in the shower to ensure a good rinsing.Also, the Aveeno brand is a little pricey for my taste and I’m not sure how I like paying 6.50 for a 5oz container, but I suppose you get what you pay for. I’m hoping Evelyn can get in the kitchen and come up with a new homemade organic cleanser. Hint Hint!

Pros:
  • Acne Medication
  • Exfoliate
  • Moisture rich

Cons:

  • Microbeads need to be thoroughly rinsed
  • Pricey (for me)

Overall: Pretty Good Stuff

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4 thoughts on “Product Review: Aveeno Clear Complexion Cleanser

  1. I've seen that cleanser at a supermarket before and I was curious about how it worked. The only store bought facial cleanser I've used was Queen Helene Mint Julipe (spelled something like that). I was not impressed with it and it felt like it was burning my face! I actually DO have a homemade facial cleanser girlfriend! Today, I am completely swamped with grading, but later tomorrow I will post that recipe.

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  2. Hey, Charish. Any progress with this product? I'm in the market for a facial cleanser, been having really bad breakouts and very oily skin. My cousin thinks it is my change of hair and products. I see this brand on the shelf but would always hesitate. Oh, and yes, it is pricey for days here, too.

    If I don't purchase this one, there is a raw shea butter soap that I'll purchase instead by Nubian Heritage.

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  3. Ah yes, I've run out of this stuff and did not buy it again. Doesn't mean it's bad, but I think I'm over it. Those microbeads almost always got in my eyes.

    now, I'm using black soap. I need to use it for a couple more weeks before reporting on it thought. So far, things are okay.

    Raw shea butter soap might be a good idea. What's the oil factor though?

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