Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser is part of a large range of acne-fighting treatments from a brand owned by one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies: Johnson & Johnson.
This formula is specifically designed to fight blackheads, one of the types of spots that is most common among teenagers, young adults, and some older adults.
It is an oil-free cleanser that aims for quick results – both in clearing existing blackheads and in preventing new ones from forming. It also is gentle enough to be used daily.
The problem with many cleansers on the market in the UK is that they contain chemicals such as parabens, fragrances, and colorants that either irritate the skin or dry it out. Some of these can make skin conditions like acne worse.
Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser is free of these chemicals. Its minimal ingredients include salicylic acid and glycerin, which are proven skin-nourishing and clearing ingredients.
Glycerin occurs naturally in the skin and replenishes and restores it, helping it to look and feel healthy and well-hydrated.
Salicylic acid (also called BHA or beta hydroxy acid) is a proven acne-fighting ingredient that gently exfoliates dead skin cells and reduces the build-up of oil and cells in congested pores.
These combined with extracts that help to calm and soothe the skin. This gentle formula therefore nourishes the skin and removes oil, dirt, and dead skin cells from deep inside the pores: one of the main causes of acne in individuals.