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ESSENTIALS Dual Action Moisturizer

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1 year 10 months ago

Recommended spot treatment.

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State: Colorado
SkinType: Normal/Combination
SkinCare: Gentle cleansing
Age: 13-17
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So to describe my skin type, I would say I have normal, oily and dry skin. To make sense of it all, my cheeks are normal, they dont have problems. My t-zone gets oily and often flaky. I've been using this lotion for about 3-4 years now. Its decent, I like it. I tried using it on my whole face at night for the first year I used it. It helped my acne but dried out my surrounding skin. So after I recognised this was happening, I decided to only put the lotion on acne, and on surrounding skin of my acne. And to finish I put my regular old face lotion on top of that, and it works for me like that. So I would recommend to use it more as a spot treatment. Not an everyday lotion.
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Hananah
Location: 
Colorado springs
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Clean & Clear, Consumer Care 1 year 10 months ago
Thanks for your feedback, Hananah! We'd love to learn more about how our product works for you, since we wouldn't expect your skin to dry out from using it. When you have a minute, give us a call at 1-877-754-6411. We're here from 9AM to 7PM ET, Monday through Friday. Hope to hear from you soon!
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5 years 3 weeks ago

great product, just wish it had SPF!

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State: Arizona
SkinType: Oily
SkinCare: Daily Pimple prevention
Age: 55-65
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After a lifetime of acne & using 10% benzoyl peroxide, my skin was finally starting to dry & clear a bit, when I began to use retinol, which promptly began to make my skin flake AND break out again. Starting on Hormone Replacement soon after didn't help with the breakouts, I guess. Anyway, I saw some good reviews of this product, & it was on sale at the supermarket, so I bought a bottle. PROS: works very well on the flakiness of my skin...& I think the salicylic acid is helping heal my breakouts. Also, this stuff is SUPER CHEAP! $5-6 dollars for a BIG bottle! CON: NO SPF sunscreen! Wish it had 15% at least.
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TerriAZ
Location: 
Phoenix
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7 years 3 months ago

WOW! I'm Speechless!!!

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State: Massachusetts
Age: 13-17
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I read a couple of reviews about this product and everyone says "wow its amazing" "It doesn't break me out" .... so i decided to try it out. WOW! my forehead was with those little pimples that you cant even notice so i try it one night. I wake up the next morning-- GONE! everything was gone. The best part of it is that it leaves your skin feeling so soft and fresh. THIS REALLY WORKS AND DOES NOT BREAK OUT! I LOVE IT!
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I LOVE CLEAN AND CLEAR!
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4 years 7 months ago

Read if you need an honest recommendation!!

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State: North Carolina
SkinType: Sensitive
SkinCare: Gentle cleansing
Age: 18-24
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This product works wonders! I'm sorry this is so much to read but I seriously believe you'll be glad you read it once you do. This is my 3rd time using it in 2 days and I'm in love, I've been so excited about a product to write a review and I honestly NEVER WRITE REVIEWS for anythinggggg ever. So PLEASE read this if your face is OILY OR DRY!! Most people may think oil on your face is ok? I thought it was, then I found out that oil means your face is dehydrated!!!! So if you have dry skin at all on your face or oil, I definitely recommend this!! My usual routine to wash my face is either just wipe off oil with lukewarm washcloth or in the shower biore charcoal. With those alone my face was soo dehydrated. But everything else I tried made my face worse and worse. Now I just put this on after I wash my face. This moisturizer I've used 3 times, my face finally feels the way it should. Soft and not oily/greasy. The patches of dry skin are completely gone, my face isn't shiny and doesn't itch anymore! The dry skin was driving me insane!! I'm not even being dramatic, it was so itchy that I was scratching my face in my sleep without even knowing it. I also had a horrible amount of oversized pores filled with oil and dirt on my nose and t-zone, they're soo much cleaner and smaller. Before washing my face(while nothing cleaned it properly) was a chore. Now I'm excited to wash my face every morning and night! I have sensitive combination skin, very dry, and this is amazing... It smells like a clean lotion, I really like it. It has a tingly/cooling sensation, let's you know it's cleaning and moisturizing! But don't get it on your eyelids.. It doesn't hurt but the cooling sensation doesn't go away for a while. Your skin also absorbs it right away, After I wash my face I use 3-4 full squirts and rub my hands together and apply to my entire face.... And it prevents pimples?! This is thee confidence booster, I'm so serious.. I feel gorgeous now, I honestly feel the happiest I ever have with the complexion of my face. It's gentle enough to use everyday too. And my boyfriend noticed that after just one use, my face was clearer. I usually don't believe reviews when they say after one use you can notice a difference, but now I can believe them because this is one of those products. I'm beyond happy with this product! I wish I could give it more stars!!
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UnicornGlitter
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, CLEAN & CLEAR®, Consumer Care 4 years 7 months ago
Thank you for your review, UnicornGlitter. We are happy to hear you love this product. We would like to speak with you to gather more information about your experience. Please call our consumer care center at 1-877-754-6411 between Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM EDT. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
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5 years 1 week ago

This stuff is amazing!

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State: California
SkinType: Oily
SkinCare: Daily Pimple prevention
Age: 18-24
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I have tried many moisturizers that in conclusion made my skin more oily and even made me breakout. Even The popular Aveno moisturizer did no good. When I saw this product and the fact that it says oil-free I knew I had to give this a shot. I have been using this product for 3 months now and it has yet to disappoint me! It has salicylic acid and once I put it on it gives a ool touch leaving my skin oil free. The best part is that it doesn't make me Breakout! I love this stuff and will continue to use it
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Michy552
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, CLEAN & CLEAR®, Consumer Care 5 years 1 week ago
Thank you for your review Michy552! We're happy to hear that you liked our CLEAN & CLEAR® product. We would like to hear more about your use of our products. Please call our Consumer Care Center at 1-866-428-3366. We are available Monday though Friday 8AM to 8PM EDT. We look forward to hearing from you.
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3 years 9 months ago

Waste of money

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State: Florida
SkinType: Oily
SkinCare: The Max strength stuff
Age: 13-17
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I have been using this product for 2 weeks now, i didn't expect it to work straight away. I expected more spots to come because it's a new product. I got alot more acne on my cheek and around my mouth, chin, nose and forehead where i applied it. It's still all there so the reducing spots property doesn't work and the worst thing i get dry skin around my mouth and chin and i apply it every morning and every morning it does nothing and stays dry. What a waste of money.
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rebeccajaffa
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, CLEAN&CLEAR, Consumer Care 3 years 9 months ago
Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience. This is not typical of our product so we'd like to gather more details about what happened. Please call our Consumer Care Center at 1-877-754-6411. Our specialists are available Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM EDT. We hope to hear from you!
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7 years 1 month ago

gentle, effective, a treatment/moisturizer you FEEL working

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State: California
Age: 35-44
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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)
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Ren'ie
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4 years 7 months ago

Fast Results

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State: Vermont
SkinType: Dry
SkinCare: Daily Pimple prevention
Age: 18-24
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I am one of the laziest people when it comes to an acne routine. I tried the moisturizer a few years ago when many other products just kept making my skin very dry or even burning my face. I tried the Clean and Clear dual action moisturizer and I saw instant results. All I do is put it on before I go to bed and there are noticeable results in the morning. It doesn't dry my skin out or make my skin burn. This is the only acne product I use and the only one I am going to continue to use. I would recommend this product to anyone with acne.
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Sam
Location: 
Burlington
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