When it comes to beauty, I’m not afraid to admit that I have quite obsessive tendencies.. when I find an amazing product as I always want to try lots more from the range and that happened with the Superdrug Clearly Youthful skincare range. Back in October, I posted a rave review of the Superdrug Clearly Youthful Glycolic Peel and shortly after my post went live, Superdrug had the whole Clearly Youthful range on a better than half price deal so I decided I needed to purchase a few more products from the range as the Glycolic Peel was just so good. One of products I decided to purchase was the Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cream Cleanser as it sounded pretty impressive from the description on the website.
The Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cream Cleanser is described as having a rich yet gentle formula which contains AHA’s and BHA’s to gently exfoliate the skin, whilst soothing Allantoin and Bisabolol work to thoroughly cleanse the skin from makeup and impurities.
Just a quick lowdown on my skin type.. I have dry and dehydrated skin, with numerous dry patches as well as being prone to frequent breakouts on my chin and jawline, which have actually reduced remarkably since I cut gluten from my diet. Due to the dryness, my complexion can look a little dull and lacklustre and my skin reacts well to chemical exfoliants and I enjoy using them within my skincare regime every day.
The Cleanser has some pretty impressive claims; after one week of use, pores are said to look visibly minimised and skin looking clearer and healthier, and after two weeks of use blemishes will appear greatly reduced, and skin will be visibly more uniform. The cleanser has a thick consistency and is white in colour, and doesn’t have the nicest of scents in all honesty but products containing AHA/BHA’s seldom do.
Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cream Cleanser – £3.69
The directions recommend applying a small amount to a cotton pad and gently wiping the pad across the face, and repeat this process until all residue has been removed.
My skin is very sensitive and can become red and inflamed very easily, but the formula of this cleanser is indeed nice and gentle. It does give the skin a slight tingle like most chemical exfoliant based products, but it’s not at all uncomfortable and it hasn’t inflamed my skin whatsoever.
It’s an effective makeup remover, but it can’t be used on the eyes so I tend to favour a micellar water for removing my makeup and then follow with this cleanser to remove the rest of my makeup.
When my skin is particularly bad, I like to apply this cleanser all over my face in a very light layer and leave it for a minute or so almost like a mask and it does an amazing job at sloughing away any dead skin cells, and making my skin look a lot brighter and smoother.
I can’t believe this cleanser is only £3.69 full price, and although I paid less than £2 for it, I wouldn’t hesitate paying the full price as it’s one of the best exfoliating cleansers I’ve ever used and I like that it’s antibacterial too.