I've been meaning to start a 'budget beauty essentials' series for a while; it's going to include relatively cheap products that I always repurchase or have on hand. One of the first products that came to mind was this Clean & Clear Dual Action moisturiser.
This has to be my sixth or seventh tube of this product so I definitely consider it to be an essential. I'm not a skincare snob but I have to admit that I'd never considered trying a Clean & Clear moisturiser until Miss Budget Beauty raved about this one.
If I get a spot or feel that my skin isn't looking its best I reach for this moisturiser. I usually apply a thick layer after cleansing in the evenings, concentrating on the areas where my skin is most break-out prone. If I feel that my skin is still a bit dry I apply a different moisturiser later, before going to bed. It's very lightweight so I can use a thin layer in the mornings under my make up if I want to.
If you're someone who has blemish-prone skin I'd definitely recommend trying this product. I wouldn't recommend moisturising exclusively with this because it's probably not hydrating enough, particularly if you have any dry areas on your face. I should also point out that that this moisturiser probably won't make a huge difference to your skin if you have quite bad acne.
You can pick up a tube of Clean & Clear Dual Action moisturiser from anywhere Clean & Clear is sold. It's usually around £3 and often part of a 3 for 2 or two for £4 deal. I've looked on the Boots website and the packaging looks different; I bought this tube a fortnight ago and every tube I've purchased over the last couple of years has had the same packaging so I don't know what's going on!
Do you have a favourite drugstore moisturiser/skincare product? Let me know what it is!