Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser Scrub Review

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With 2% salicylic acid, this acne treatment is supposed to zap blackheads but just doesn't do it for too many users, who also gripe about an oily, heavy feel and messy application.

Critical reviews for Clean & Clear Cleansers Blackhead Eraser Scrub (starting at $5, Amazon) consign this anti-acne product to the leave-behind shelf. Some of the negative comments in Clean & Clear Cleansers Blackhead Eraser Scrub reviews on Amazon refer to burning as it's applied, drying of the skin, and lack of results. In reviews on Makeup Alley users gripe about exfoliating beads in the cleanser that feel rough on the face, skin that looks worse than before, a film-like residue, and an off-putting smell. On the other hand, many reviews on Drugstore.com report good outcomes that show up in the form of fewer pimples, no irritation, and/or soft and smooth skin. To be sure, we read plenty of critical appraisals of the other acne treatments we researched, but we found relatively more negative Clean & Clear Cleansers Blackhead Eraser Scrub reviews.

Clean & Clear Cleansers Blackhead Eraser Scrub is an oil-free product that contains 2% salicylic acid as the active ingredient. Directions call for wetting your face and then massaging in the product for 20-30 seconds; the exfoliating beads are meant to clear away oils and dirt, although some users complain that they don't easily rinse off. The squeeze tube holds five ounces.

Clean & Clear Cleansers Blackhead Eraser Scrub isn't a total washout, and clearly works for some consumers. But we found several other cheap acne products that win stronger and more consistent ratings from users and may be more likely to produce the results you expect.

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