I am 35, female, with combination skin (oily forehead/nose, dry jawline/chin), having suffered acne since early teens.
While other Salicylic Acid treatments start to clear my complexion, I always end up with severe dry skin before achieving a *comfortable* appearance, inevitably having to "discontinue use". Followed by a new, sometimes worse, breakout. A frustrating, confidence degrading cycle.
I purchased the Dual Action Moisturizer ($6.69 at Target) after literally scanning the facial care isle for over a half hour debating, "Oh what shall I try next?"
I was hesitant to use it, since the Deep Cleaning Sensitive Skin Astringent left my skin too dry, despite it (like the Dual Action Moisturizer) has a low 0.5% Salicylic Acid. But with the Dual Action being a treatment AND "moisturizer" combined, I took a chance that night.
And by morning, saw a POSITIVE turn in my skin! That just keeps improving, using it only *once* a day in the evenings!
My skin feels HEALTHIER, and looks smoother. And though my forehead still produces a'lotta oil, pimples AND swollen bumps have been reduced drastically. Within two days! With no signs of that horrible drying cycle reappearing. Even the horrible itching from a previous treatment product, GONE!
And, I can now apply powder mineral foundation (not that I need to now) without it enhancing what were drier areas of my face as flake'ie.
Clean & Clear, thank you!!
pros: very light fragrance (great for sensitive allergies) that's not at all irritating; lightweight, and absorbs with incredible ease; leaves a REFRESHING, tingling, almost cooling sensation (notably in the drier areas, like you can feel your skin finally heal); great for sensitive skin that tends to dry out with 2% Salicylic Acid treatments; safe ingredients, no SLSs or parabens.
cons: does not clear up larger pimples/swollen bumps overnight, but does reduce them by at least half within 48 hours (I expect those to disappear altogether within the week); no SPF protection (good as a night treatment)
Yes, I'd recommend this product