So, how have all of you been doing today? I have another review, this time a face wash. This is one product that is so important in the cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine that one cannot afford to make a mistake when selecting the right one for you. It can either make or break your day. I never knew how important it is to NOT use soap on your face until I accidentally started using a face wash. And, now there’s no looking back. I have found my go-to face wash, Ponds daily face wash. However, as always nothing stops me from trying out different and new products just for the heck of it!!
Today, the star is Clean & Clear morning energy face wash. This is not the regular. It has undergone modifications or so it claims. We’ll soon find out about that. I got this face wash not because I was unhappy with my Pond’s but I was totally sold out on how it looks!! Just look at it people.. the cute bottle, the color, the bursting beads (?) in it.. I fell for the packaging. Excellent marketing I must say!! But, me happy that I got a small bottle and you’ll know why once you read on.
Price & Quantity:
Rs. 50 for 50 ml.
Special ingredients (??) but otherwise NONE!!! mentioned. I wonder what special ingredients go into this apart from the berries
24 months from the date of manufacture.
Packaging: Like I said the packaging is cute. I fell for it. It is a small clear plastic bottle with a purple flip cap. I am not sure how travel friendly it is but seems so unless it’s squished or squeezed inside the suitcase!
Color, Consistency & Fragrance: The color is a nice light pink. The texture is typically face wash, soapy but light and runny and not creamy and thick. Plus, you can see the bursting beads in it. Getting it out of the bottle for a picture was quite a tedious task for me. The smell is very BERRY-BERRY. So fruity and so sweet and so nice.. I love the smell :D
How it works for me: It DID NOT work for me. But then that is because I have extremely dry skin. It broke me out big time after I used it just two times! I guess the packaging lured me into it especially the pink beads in it.
The face wash as such is a little runny and does not lather very much. It gives a squeaky clean effect but it leaves behind a feeling that there is some residue left behind. Surprisingly, though it says oil-free, it is not too drying for my skin too. The smell however is gone after the wash. I am not sure of their claims of bursting energy and so on and so forth but then mine is not the skin type to be tested upon. I cannot speak for the bursting beads effect too as they are too tiny to lay your hands on to burst them. But, yes it does brighten up the face. Plus, it does not sting or irritate the eye much unlike many others.
Those with oily skin will like it because my oily-skin sister-in-law vouches for this. She does not use any other! And it does not clog pores or so my sister says. Being a Johnson & Johnson product, it speaks for itself. It comes in two more variants, a yellow one and a green one but I have not checked on them. Have any one of you tried these? How did it work for you?
- Its not pricey.
- Availability in all drugstores and supermarkets.
- The packaging and smell is pleasant and travel friendly too.
- The consistency is runny and light.
- Lathers pretty okay.
- Oily-skin individuals will like it.
- Oil-free and won’t clog pores.
- Squeaky clean feel after wash.
- Does brighten up face as claimed.
- Not drying as claimed.
- Does not irritate eyes.
- The smell does not linger on for long.
- Not meant for dry-skin individuals obviously.
- No ingredients mentioned.
- Mediocre face wash.
3/5 (-1 as it did not suit me, -1 as it is just very mediocre).
Do I Recommend?:
Those with oily skin wil benefit from this. But, if you have your go-to face wash, don’t bother. Else, worth a try. Can be a hit or miss!
Would I Repurchase?:
On a serious note, NO! but then if something is so cute, how can you pass it by??? Would you?
Until next time.. Stay beautiful and smile always!