Acne, the most common obstacle to clear skin, is an issue faced mainly by adolescents across the world. All the same, it is not rare to find acne in people age 20 even up into their 40’s.
Acne is a skin issue that includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimple and lumps. It commonly appears on the face, neck, upper arms, back and neck.
Dealing with acne can be embarrassing at any age. Fortunately, there are many things you can do each day to make certain your skin is less vulnerable to flare ups in an effort to attain clear skin.
Microbes, undue oil, soil, make-up and sweat are some of the factors that encourage acne, preventing clear skin. Consequently, acne skin care must be targeted at keeping the pores and skin clean and cutting back on its oiliness. Most cases of mild to moderate acne can be treated without prescription medication.
Either way, EVERYONE wants clear skin. Incidentally, Clear Skin (Clearskin) is also the name of Avon’s line of blemish clearing products, which will be discussed and reviewed below.
If you’ve tried a lot of other products, and they haven’t worked for you, and you’re looking for something new, consider Clear Skin (Clearskin) by Avon. Their top products from this line are listed below along with reviews. Their line includes 4 categories: Blemish Clearing, Blackhead Eliminating, Professional and Pore Penetrating. Items are sold individually so you can mix and match as necessary on your journey to clear skin.
Clear Skin: Blemish Clearing
DESCRIPTION: This daily foaming gel cleanser, with Blemish Busting Technology, reduces acne size, and the appearance of redness and swelling. Helps control excess oil and leaves skin looking cleaner. $3.99
4.2 fl. oz.
Wet hands and face with warm water. Squeeze an appropriate amount of product onto wet hands. Lather onto skin with a gentle, circular motion, and leave on for 30 seconds. Rinse with warm water and gently pat dry. May be used once a day. If bothersome dryness, irritation or peeling occurs, reduce application to every other day.
Rating/Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 Stars
Meg says, “I have been using this for around a decade (at one point the packaging changed). I introduced my sister to it and she’s also been using it since. When you go through so many products, it is so refreshing when something works. And it works on my face, back, shoulders–everywhere.”
Stacey Y. wrote, “I use some of the other Clear skin products and thought I’d give this one a try. I have pretty regular acne and not a lot of success with other products. This one actually works! In the few weeks I’ve been using it I’ve actually seen a difference! My only complaint is that it does feel greasy after it’s been rinsed, but I’m willing to live with that for a product that works.”
DESCRIPTION: Help treat and prevent blemishes while you sleep!
Use every night as a spot treatment or all over face to help prevent future breakouts. Won’t dry out skin. 1.7 fl. oz. $6.49
2% salicylic acid, maximum over-the-counter level.
In 2 weeks helps fade the look of acne marks and acne redness.
Rating/Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 Stars
Ari shares, “I have struggled with acne since I was in high school. I always thought that my acne would go away once I reached my 20s, but no such luck. Every product I have tried until now seemed to agitate my skin, dry it out, or would make my acne worse. While this is by no means a silver bullet, it has helped immensely! It has diminished the redness around my nose from acne and blackheads, I have far fewer pimples, and my skin is also much smoother in appearance. I do still have some blackheads and bumps, but it lessens each day. For me using this in conjunction with Avon’s blackhead eliminating scrub for daily use and a retinol cream has given me the best results. I would definitely recommend this product even if you have tried salicylic acid creams before because it is so different from the other ones I have tried.”
Amapola states, “Works like it says! Takes a little time but if you are consistent and discipline, it does clear your skin in about a month. I have adult acne and have tried all kinds of products and this one is the only one that works for me.”
Helps clear back and body acne and prevent future breakouts for clear skin with salicylic acid. 8.4 fl. oz. $7.99
Rating/Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Sunshine says, “So I had to write this review, because I am so grateful at the results – I bought some makeup from a new makeup store and purchased new makeup products. I only tried the product, because so many women were buying it and colors plus the packaging looked good. Of course with my sensitive skin, my face started itching and somewhat tangling and burning at the same time. The sensation increased until i couldn’t take it anymore. I ended up with small black spots all over my face and red burned marks on each cheek bone. I couldn’t believe this. I didn’t look like myself at all. My skin also became very dry and just felt weird.
I thought this would go away on its own, but it didn’t. I tried the regular over the counter stuff and knew going to a Dermatologist was out, because I just couldn’t afford it. So i came to Avon hoping to find something within my budget.
At the time when I found this product on Avon, the reviews were okay, but nothing to convince anyone to use this product. I choose this product out of the other 2 I was looking at, because it was in my budget. I decided to purchase it and made a promise to myself to at least use this product for 2 to 3 months to give it a chance to work.
I am happy to say the burn marks are gone. All my skin has been restored and it took about a month and a half to see full restoration. The liquid is somewhat thick, so you don’t have to use a lot of it. Use it as often as possible, but if you skip a day or two it’s ok. Those small black spots are gone as well. This did an amazing job and saved me lots of money.”
Jazzartist04 writes, “This is an acne body cleanser that actually works! In fact, it’s the only acne body cleanser I’ve used that works. I used to use it every day on my back, as I used to have oily skin and a lot of acne on my back. It cut through the oil on my skin easily and left my back feeling clean, and most importantly, blemish-free! If I ever have a need for an acne body cleanser again in the future, I will be buying this one again.”
Clear Skin: Blackhead Eliminating
Helps eliminate most blackheads & prevent new ones from forming. Whisks away dirt and oil. 4.2 fl. oz. $5.49
Rating/Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Mimoxy shares, “I can’t believe at my age of 50+ I am still acne prone, a lot is caused from having oily skin. I have tried many different products that were much more costly than Clearskin, but this is the only product that does the job for me. I can see a reduction in pore size, blackheads & blemishes. Thank you Avon!”
Sue states, “Been using the clear skin skin care kit for 2 weeks for adult acne and blackheads. works well but had to be careful to also use a moisturizer after wards as it seemed to dry my skin somewhat. So I also had platinum skin care moisturizer. but it did reduce my adult acne and black heads.”
Lilmoomoo wrote, “I have been using this face wash off and on. It does dry my skin a little, but this is the only face wash that has cleared up my acne effectively. I spent $35 on a different face wash that actually WORSENED my acne to the point that my face hurt. I went back to this the next day and my pimples dried up after one use. I’m not going back to any other cleanser ever again.”
Helps eliminate most blackheads & prevent new ones from forming. Cleans oil buildup, dirt and debris. 8.4 fl. oz. $4.99
Rating/Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 Stars
NWF wrote, “For face cleaning I have used this product twice daily for so many years! It is the perfect nighttime cleanser before I apply moisturizer. Every morning I use it for cleansing, plus it helps in preventing skin breakouts from sunscreen, which I use on my face most days. I always buy large quantities of this product because I never want to run out. Also, I fear that AVON might eventually discontinue this product, which has happened w/other of AVON products that I love. Never do that AVON!!! The only complaint I have is that it would be nice it there more a little pull tab to make it easier to remove the foil cover on the bottle opening.”
Alicia shares, “This is the best I have found over the last 10 years. I struggled with acne in my teen years but now in my later 20s I am pretty clear of acne mostly but blackheads have become a huge problem. It burns a little (I have dry skin so that could be why) but I 100% feel like it is going in deep and cleaning out the dirt and grime. I have recently paired this with the blackhead clay mask Avon carries as part of the Clear skin line and blackheads are almost 100% banished! I use this after my cleanser to help wipe away any remaining dirt and grime and keep the blackheads (and any blemishes) at bay and I am always surprised with how much more dirt and grime I see on the cotton ball. Can’t believe my skin still had that much left even after cleansing! Then I apply moisturizer. My skin feels fresh and looks fresh!”
Clear Skin: Clearksin Professional
Formulated with a blend of key ingredients:
– Salicylic Acid* OTC active treatment to clear, reduce & help prevent acne blemishes.
*Scrub & Lotion only.
– Glycolic Acid An effective skin retexturizer.
– Exclusive Zinc Hexapeptide-11 Designed to help control surface oil in oily-prone skin.
3 steps to skin that’s clearer in just 3 days! $28.00
Step 1 Cleanse Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub contains our exclusive Oil Control System. Exfoliates pores; leaves skin feeling cool, clean and healthier-looking. 4.2 fl. oz.
Step 2: Tone Clarifying Toner Pads specially formulated to help re-texturize, calm and soothe; skin looks and feels smoother after just one use. 45 pads.
Step 3: Treat Daily Correcting Lotion multi-tasking treatment lotion visibly minimizes pores and controls surface oil. Proven to even skin tone. 2 fl. oz.
Rating/Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 Stars
Dorothy says, “I purchased this for my step daughter. She’s a preteen and having the acne issues that come with becoming a young woman. We had tried various face cleansers from drug store but nothing seemed to clear it up, proactive seemed a little expensive so we gave this product a try. I was skeptical but I must say it works wonders. Her skin is clearing up and barely any new break outs. Definitely worth a try.”
PhinsAngle89 wrote, “I use this product every other day because it does dry my skin out. But I do love it because it does keep my adult acne in check.”
Lisa Land states, “I love this product. Been using it for 8 years now. I used to use ProActive but after about two years my skin started getting worse. I tried all different kinds of stuff like neutrogena, which hazel, you name it I probably tried it. When I tried this I saw results immediately and have been happy ever since. Just found out they discontinued the oil free SPF lotion that compliments this product. I bought them out of the lotion, I think. Anyway bring back the SPF lotion that complements this set Avon!”
Products are also sold individually, ranging from $8 to $17.
Featuring Pore-Firming Technology. Formulated with Eucalyptus Extract & Witch Hazel to cleanse and refresh. Lifts away pore-clogging dirt and excess oil. 2.5 fl. oz. $5.50
Not an acne-treatment product.
Rating/Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 Stars
Melanie wrote, “I love this stuff. For me, the best part of Pro-Activ was the exfoliating scrub, but it is expensive. This Clearskin® Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub is a fabulous replacement. The fine grain really smoothes out your skin and removes buildup and dead skin. The cooling factor makes your skin feel clean and refreshed.”
Stacey Y. says, “This is by far my favorite Avon product! I’m not big into make-up, but I’m always looking for a face scrub that works. This one definitely does and it leaves your face feeling clean, not greasy afterwards!”
This pore-penetrating mask contains an oil-absorbing blend of mineral clays that attracts and effectively removes pore-clogging oil like a magnet for clear skin. Provides a cooling sensation as it changes from black to light grey to indicate it is ready to be rinsed off. Leaves skin feeling clean, soft and smooth. Light, pleasant scent. Suitable for all skin types.
2.5 fl. oz.
Apply a thin layer to face and wait for mask to transform from black to a light grey color (10 to 15 minutes). Once completely dry, rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry. Use 2-3 times per week.
Rating/Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 Stars
Abby Rose wrote, “I have had trouble with pimples for years now and have never really found anything that shows immediate results until now. This mask is easy to apply, and only takes 15 to 20 minutes to completely dry. I did feel some itching and burning once it was completely dried, but the results were absolutely worth it! As soon as I rinsed it off, most of my blemishes were gone and my skin looked amazing. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who suffers from acne, especially younger people like me. This is an amazing product!”
A Customer from CA shares, “I typically don’t write reviews, but I was very satisfied with this product. I have oily and sensitive skin, so even though I wash my face every morning, I worry about my face gathering oil and looking dirtier as the day progresses. I try not to use many products on my face because that only irritates my skin. I was skeptical about using this product, but I went on anyway. I waited for the mask to dry and washed it off. My skin looked wonderful; it looked clean, healthy and glowing! My pores weren’t as visible as before and my skin felt incredibly smooth. I went about the rest of my day and I noticed my face wasn’t as oily as other times and still looked clean after a couple hours. I use it 3 times a week and it controls the oiliness of my skin, and it has made my skin look healthier and beautiful. I highly recommend it!”
A $21.47 value, the collection includes:
• Blackhead Eliminating Daily Astringent – Helps eliminate most blackheads & prevent new ones from forming. Cleans oil buildup, dirt and debris. 8.4 fl. oz. a $4.99 value
• Blemish Clearing Foaming Cleanser – Clears up acne pimples & helps prevent new blemishes. Lathering gel helps keep skin in the clear. 4.2 fl. oz. a $5.49 value
• Blackhead Eliminating Daily Cleanser – Helps eliminate most blackheads & prevent new ones from forming. Whisks away dirt and oil. 4.2 fl. oz. a $5.49 value
• Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub – Formulated with Eucalyptus Extract & Witch Hazel to cleanse and refresh. Lifts away pore-clogging dirt and excess oil. 2.5 fl. oz. a $5.50 value
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