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CONTINUOUS CONTROL® Acne Cleanser

Keeps working on breakouts so you don’t have to

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7 years 7 months ago

Best Cleanser Ever

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State: Tennessee
Age: 13-17
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I am 16 and as a male, I have suffered from acne since I was 9, which is odd considering I didn't hit puberty for another 4 years. I love this cleanser. I love the tingling feeling, and how soft my face feels after rinsing. I use it in the morning and I rub it in for 30 seconds, and let it set for a minute, then rinse. After that I use the Clean & Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent, and then the Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment. Good regimen I got going on. :)
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7 years 2 months ago

Best Product

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State: Tennessee
Age: 25-34
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Does anyone with Johnson & Johnson read these reviews? Whoever made the decision to discontinue this product should be fired. Why is Johnson & Johnson discontinuing an effective product that so many people use? Actually I do know why. Johnson & Johnson got greedy and would rather have people spend $20 for the Clean & Clear Acne Control Kit (contains a cleanser similar to the continuous control acne cleanser) instead of $6 for one tube of continuous control acne control cleanser. SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!
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MemphisD
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Memphis
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Nicole B, CleanandClear 7 years 2 months ago
Hi MemphisD, Due to a supplier issue with one of the ingredients (benzoyl peroxide) in our Clean & Clear products, there are temporary manufacturing delays that may impact availability of these products over the next months. We apologize to the consumers who rely on our Clean & Clear products and we are working with the FDA and our suppliers to ensure products are available on shelves as soon as possible. The supply interruption is not the result of manufacturing issues and, when used as labeled, the product is safe and effective.
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3 years 2 weeks ago

New formula not satisfactory

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State: Georgia
SkinType: Normal/Combination
SkinCare: Daily Pimple prevention
Age: 25-34
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I've been using this product for over 15 years, and I'm not happy with the formula change. New formula is not as creamy and leaves a feeling of residue on skin that actually feels kind of oily. In the past would have given this product a five star review. After many years of customer loyalty, I am looking for an alternative.
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DKay3
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Smyrna
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, CLEAN & CLEAR®, Customer Care 3 years 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review this product. We're sorry to hear about your experience and would like to gather some information about what happened, since what you described isn't typical. Please call our Consumer Care Center at 1-877-754-6411. Our specialists are available Monday-Friday 9AM-7PM ET. We're looking forward to speaking with you!
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3 years 4 months ago

Disappointed in product change!

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State: Iowa
SkinType: Oily
SkinCare: The Max strength stuff
Age: 35-44
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I see I'm not alone.... I have been using this product (Clean & Clear Continuous Control acne cleanser)for several years. A couple of weeks ago I bought a couple of new tubes of the product and noticed something very wrong. The texture was off; very runny, it smelled different, and my face did not feel clean after using. I noticed my skin was more irritated after use, causing more harm than good. I called into the Johnson & Johnson consumer line and voiced my concern over the product (I didn't realize that the formula had been changed). The representative gave me a $5 refund (although it costs $6.99) and a couple of coupons for a dollar off next purchase. I went back to CVS and bought a couple more tubes of the product. Well I discovered that in my new purchase that I got one last tube of the old "original" product, and one of the "new" product that I initially thought was defective. I compared the ingredients and sure enough, the product is changed. I used the "new" product again tonight, just to see again, and it was bad. Smelled bad, texture bad and my face didn't feel clean after using and became irritated. So I guess I return the "new" bad product and find another brand to use. Very disappointed in Johnson & Johnson decision to change the original product into something that now is a bad product. I didn't expect a company like J&J to ruin a good thing. Disappointing!
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Clean & Clear, Consumer Care 3 years 4 months ago
We're very sorry to hear you had another bad experience with our product, Robert! We'd like to gather some information about this. Please call our consumer care center at 1-877-754-6411. Our specialists are available Monday-Friday 9AM-7PM ET. We're looking forward to speaking with you!
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6 years 6 months ago

Holy Grail Product

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State: Wisconsin
Age: 18-24
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Ever since using the Clean&Clear 3 step system I was on a hunt for a single product with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide and when I found this I was sooo happy. I have oily skin and work as a cook and am going to culinary school so I sweat alot and am around grease and this stuff blasts through the oils that build up on my face and get rid of acne fast.
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maggielynn
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Green Bay
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3 years 4 months ago

Changed Formula

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State: Texas
SkinType: Normal/Combination
SkinCare: Daily Pimple prevention
Age: 25-34
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I have used this product for 10+ years. I loved it. I told people to use it, I couldn't live without it. In the last month or so, I have noticed that the formula has changed. It leaves my skin slick, oily, it no longer takes off the minimal amount of makeup I wear and my skin is continuing to break out. I haven't had skin issues like this since high school. I'm disappointed and I really would like my trusty face wash back.
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katies716
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Houston
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Clean & Clear, Consumer Care 3 years 4 months ago
Thank you for reaching out to us, Katies716. We wouldn't expect your skin to feel oily while using any of our products, and we'd like to learn more about what happened. Please call us at 1-866-754-6411, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 7PM ET. We look forward to hearing from you!
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7 years 8 months ago

BEST EVER.

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State: California
Age: 18-24
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I have tried pretty much everything. I first tried this a couple years ago and it works! Like honestly works. I always fall into the hype of all these other new products but, when those fail and my acne goes back to being horrible, I always find myself realizing I should have never stopped using this product. I honestly hope they never stop making this because who knows what my face would look like without it. It is simply the best ever.
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6 years 11 months ago

This cleanser has the best results!

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State: Washington
Age: 18-24
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I use this product every morning and every time i go to bed. My secret is pretty simple. I wash my face with warm water, take pea size amount of the cleanser on my face, massage it, wash it off. Then, i turn on really cold water and rinse my skin with cold water, this closes the pores. I quickly pat dry my face and lightly moisturize my skin, so from dryness it would'nt break out again.
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