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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!

  • Acne Medication
  • Exfoliate
  • Moisture rich


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

Overall: Pretty Good Stuff

Author: charishreid

Writer and Educator.

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.


  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.


  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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