The only thing better than finding a new skincare product you love? Finding new ways to use a skincare product you love!
We’ve been using Clear Collective for a solid 4+ months and are ready to share some of our favorite beauty hacks and clear skin tips using the cleanser, toner and moisturizer in a few not-so-typical ways. Get ready to look at your Clear Collective skincare basics in a whole new light.
1. Scrub-a-dub-dub (without the ouch and irritation factors)
As the temperature rises, so do body breakouts — after all, there’s more sweating, more friction, more sunscreen and lotions. However, many acne body washes or exfoliating scrubs contain drying ingredients or rough physical particles (like nuts or shells), which can be too harsh for sensitive skin. Life hack for acne on your body: The Exfoliating Jelly Cleanser exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin, without risk of injury or irritation. Try our Clear Collective cleanser as a gentle body scrub alternative to help with chestne, bacne or any body parts that could use some extra TLC next time you’re in the shower.
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2. Pre-shave prep made simple
Properly prepping your skin for a shave is just as important as the actual shaving, especially if you want to avoid ingrown hairs. Use the Exfoliating Jelly Cleanser to soften facial — or body — hair and gently wash away dirt that could clog up your razor (and your pores). Exfoliating also removes the dead skin cells to allow for a closer shave. Plus, it helps to lift hairs away from skin and prevent them from curling back or growing into the skin, which is what causes ingrown hairs. This hack works for all genders, on any body part that you are shaving!
3. Brighten those underarms
Ready to show off your newest tank or tankini? No need to douse your armpits with lemon or potato juice to lighten dark patches. When the skin under our arms is repeatedly irritated and inflamed, it can appear darker from the buildup of skin cells and excess pigmentation. The witch hazel in Balancing Capsule Toner can help with that! A naturally anti-inflammatory ingredient, it can help relieve redness and irritation from razor burn.
Plus, the toner’s willow bark extract provides a gentle hit of chemical exfoliation that’s safe for delicate underarm skin and can help lighten darkness over time. Simply apply to damp skin after your shower and allow to dry before applying deodorant.
4. DIY BB cream
Sure, there are times when you want a full face of makeup, but when you’re rockin’ the best skin of your life thanks to Clear Collective, you want your natural glow to shine through. Plus, with the warmer weather right around the corner, the last thing you want is traces of melted foundation on your skin and clothes. That’s where the Clarifying Prebiotic Moisturizer really comes in handy!
Its lightweight, silky formula won’t clog pores or overwhelm acne-prone skin, making it the perfect base for “thinning out” your foundation. By mixing equal parts of the moisturizer with your foundation, you can create your own custom BB cream for just-the-right-amount of coverage with the added skincare benefits of prebiotics. It feeds your skin's good bacteria, so will look smooth and luminous all day long.
Bonus hack: Upcycle your Clear Collective bottles
Earth Month may be over, but there’s no need to toss your Clear Collective empties. The uplifting shade of our Clear Collective bottles doesn’t just look great on your vanity — it looks great anywhere in your home or apartment. Simply rinse with super-hot water to breathe new life into them. We especially love the look of the toner bottle as a single-stem sunflower vase!
Join us on Instagram to see how we upcycled our empties!