One of the first cleansers I have was the foaming facial cleanser from Clean&Clear, that was more than 20 years ago. Now, the band released a new line of products, C&C by Clean&Clear, that fight acne and blemishes while promising to be cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, and without oil, paraben, soy, sulfate, and synthetic color.
The So Wiped Tropical Face Wipes ($8) aim to get rid of dirt, oil, and makeup to reveal clean skin with no heavy residue. These face wipes had a faint sweet smell that lasted for hours. I like using this at work, when I’ve been outdoors for way too long and when I need to change my makeup. The cloths are soft and don’t tear easily so for the price and the quality, they do the job easily and inexpensively.
The Total Zen Calming Lavender Mousse Cleanser ($12) promises to provide calming and cleansing qualities.
This feels gentle on the skin and the lavender smell feels relaxing. However, this doesn’t completely remove excess oil. For a cleanser, I would expect to be fully cleansed without the stripping, tightening, and leaving a film.
The No Glow Anti-Shine Stick ($16) claims to absorb excess oil, eliminate shine, and blur pores. One swipe and this literally mattified the oily parts of my face and blurred my pore. Like literally no glow, as the name suggests. It’s an anti-highlighter and I like it. This is matte, too matte so best applied to the t zone area, not all over the face because you will look a bit pasty or sickly. The matte-ness lasts for about four hours. After hour 4, the shine that shows up isn’t the typical oiliness I would get if I don’t use any mattifying products so the effect is still favorable. For me, it’s best applied under makeup as it can remove some foundation if applied over it.
I would recommend Total Zen for those with normal skin type and the So Wiped and No Glow to anyone looking to refresh and mattify their skin. Honestly, for the price tag, and the products being vegan and cruelty-free, everything is worth a try.