I recently received a sample of OXY Clinical's Advanced Face Wash from Walmart (anybody can sign up for these samples) and I used it to soothe the somewhat major breakout that Lush's Cupcake mask left me with. I thought I would do a quick review in case any of you have been looking for an inexpensive anti-acne face wash. The sample package I received also contained the OXY Clinical Clearing Treatment but the sample was already expired! So, unfortunately, I cannot review that product along with this one.
First of all, I was surprised at the generous size of the sample which I transferred into an empty sample container for easier storage. The full size is housed in a pump container and contains 150 ml, retailing for around $8 at
I normally use cleanser once a day when I shower but when I tried this out, I was desperate to get rid of some spots so I used this once in the morning and once in the evening. I used about a quarter size of product each time I cleansed and although it didn't foam up much (there is no sodium laureth sulphate in this product!), my face felt clean and refreshed after using it. The cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid which is common to a lot of acne treatment face washes. This product claims that the salicylic acid remains on the skin which I don't really understand at all. After washing my face, I experienced a bit of dryness but nothing irritating. There was no residue from the cleanser either so I cannot attest to the claim of having more medication remaining on the skin. After about three days of using this cleanser, my skin seemed to heal a bit faster than usual and I had no negative side effects.
I have since stopped using this cleanser and switched back to my normal routine but I have more than half the jar still left. I will use this cleanser whenever I have a breakout I want to calm because it has the salicylic acid and it is quite gentle. I have oily, acne prone skin but I try to avoid using salicylic acid and other acne medications on my entire face everyday because I don't want to become immune to the effects.
Have you tried out OXY Clinical skin care before? Do you use anti-acne medicated facial cleansers?