The 4-step skin care system that puts oily, acne-prone skin in its place

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this revolutionary solution

BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / September 29 2021

The product

Having oily, acne-prone skin as you get older can be somewhat traumatising. There’s an overwhelming amount of misinformation out there that tells us that when we hit a certain age we shouldn’t be dealing with skin issues typically present in younger skin types. But over-productive oil glands and acne aren’t just problems for teens, they’re real skin issues that can affect us for our whole life. 

Thankfully, taking care of these issues doesn’t have to be an involved process if we do our due diligence. And that’s where the Neostrata® Clarify skin care regimen comes in.

Formulated to address multiple skin issues such as excessive oil and sebum production, as well as enlarged pores, dehydration, and of course, whiteheads and blackheads – this 4-step system delivers optimal results. We’re talking a reduction in pore size, oil production, and the potential for breakouts when you introduce the Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Clarifying Cleanser, Neostrata® Clarify Oily Skin Solution, Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Mattifying Serum, and Neostrata® Clarify Exfoliating Mask into your daily skin care routine.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about the Neostrata® Clarify skin care regimen.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Clarifying Cleanser, Neostrata® Clarify Oily Skin Solution, Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Mattifying Serum, and Neostrata® Clarify Exfoliating Mask to a panel of women aged 28 to 45 with an interest in anti-ageing skin care and oily, acne-prone skin.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Neostrata® Clarify skin care regimen.

Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Clarifying Cleanser: Our members really liked the addition of mandelic acid (AKA an exfoliating hydroxy-acid) in the cleanser. They found it helped to actively keep on top of excess sebum, oil and dead skin cells, meaning less skin-related stress with regular use.

Neostrata® Clarify Oily Skin Solution: Our members really rated this toner for keeping unwanted whiteheads, blackheads and enlarged pores at bay. It also helped to regulate oil and sebum production throughout the day.

Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Mattifying Serum: If you’re anything like our reviewers, then this oil-reducing and pore-minimising formula is likely a godsend. In fact, a number of our members said they loved using the serum in their routine because it allowed them to feel confident in their oil-free complexion during Zoom meetings.

Neostrata® Clarify Exfoliating Mask: Members enjoyed using the mask when they needed immediate and effective results. We’re talking a minimisation of pores and any unwanted blemishes overnight – score!

The verdict

“I loved the Neostrata Clarify Mandelic Clarifying Cleanser! I have oily but dehydrated skin and I often find that cleaners for oily skin leave me feeling stripped of any hydration and cleansers for dehydrated skin leave me like an oil slick but this cleanser was the answer to all my prayers! It’s cleansing without stripping and my skin feels healthy and supple after using and I think it’s really helped in reducing the rough texture of my skin. I used the Clarifying Cleanser both in a one-step cleansing routine and after a balm cleanser as part of a two-step routine; it worked equally well both times and I was really happy with the results. I also appreciated that it’s soap-free and fragrance-free.”
Rory M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[Neostrata® Clarify Oily Skin Solution] is an awesome toner! It quickly gets absorbed into the skin and leaves my oily skin looking healthy but not shiny. I apply it to my hands and spread it on my face. I have been using it for the last 4 weeks in conjunction with the mandelic clarifying cleanser, mandelic mattifying serum and exfoliating mask from the same range. I haven't had a single pimple or whitehead since and I also haven't noticed any blackheads -- happy dance!!”
Filipa A
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I have really enjoyed using [the Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Mattifying Serum] over the last couple of weeks. It has a really light and lush texture that soaked in really quickly into my skin. Ive been using it in the morning after the Clarify mandelic cleanser and clarifying skin solution toner and as expected they seem like a great match. I also felt it played well with other serums which made it an easy addition to my morning routine. It definitely helped manage my shine but didn’t eliminate it. I didn't expect it to, so I really liked the results. I actually didn’t pay too much attention to pores because managing my shine with all these virtual meetings has been my priority!”
Sarah K
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I have extremely oily skin which gets oily again even after a few hours of doing my skincare but since I’ve added [the Neostrata® Clarify Exfoliating Mask] to my night time routine I’ve noticed an overall decrease in oil, blackheads and acne. It sinks into the skin really nicely and when I rinse it off in the morning my skin looks bright and clear. It has an extremely slight alcohol smell which dissipates within seconds. The size of the bottle is quite large so it will last a while so the price is quite good. I think this would work on most skin types.”
Kirsten G
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of these acne-prone skin care saviours? Read more Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Clarifying Cleanser reviews, Neostrata® Clarify Oily Skin Solution reviews, Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Mattifying Serum reviews, and Neostrata® Clarify Exfoliating Mask reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Neostrata® to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Clarifying Cleanser, Neostrata® Clarify Oily Skin Solution, Neostrata® Clarify Mandelic Mattifying Serum, and Neostrata® Clarify Exfoliating Mask is based on a combined total of 120 reviews submitted and is correct as of [live date].

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