A few months ago while in Target I ran across the Ambi Even & Clear Line. I had wanted to try some of the products for a while since the brand is aimed toward African American skin and this particular line targets acne and dark spots, but I had a hard time finding the line in stores so I quit. At that time I had experienced an allergic reaction to something on the left side of my cheekbone and had scratched the breakout which left dark marks. I was in desperate need to fade the marks so I didn’t hesitate to buy some products from the Ambi Even & Clear line when I found them. I picked up the Foaming Cleanser, Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 and Tone Correcting Concentrate.
The Even & Clear Foaming Cleanser is supposed to help clear breakouts and visibly reduce the appearance of dark marks left behind. The hypoallergenic, oil free formula is gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin. The cleanser foams up well and leaves the skin feeling very clean without leaving any residue and that’s about it. I used this twice a day, morning and night with my Clarisonic Mia and it didn’t fade anything. It also has a very strong perfume like scent.
The Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 is supposed to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of discolorations. The lightweight, oil-free formula contains EvenBlend which is natural soy and Vitamins C & E. Now this moisturizer is lightweight enough and very moisturizing. The SPF 30 is a great addition as sunscreen is important. I used this lotion once a day, in the morning after washing with the foam cleanser and I did not see any results. It also has a strong scent similar to that of the cleanser.
The Even & Clear Tone Correcting Concentrate is a full face treatment with Retinol Technology that is gentle enough to be used everyday. Like the rest of the products in the Even & Clear line, it is supposed to improve the look of discoloration and even out skin tone. The serum boasts that it smooths out roughness, improves the appearance of discolorations and restores skins natural radiance. I used this at night after using the Foaming Cleanser. It did leave my skin feeling nice and smooth and I woke up glowing the next morning, but it still didn’t do anything for the dark spots. Also the fragrance is so strong that some nights I couldn’t bring myself to use it as it gave me a headache, so I am still up in the air on this one as I wasn’t as consistent with use as I was with the Foaming Cleanser and Daily Moisturizer.
I used this combination from the Ambi Even & Clear Line pretty much daily for about two months (with the exception of the Tone Correcting Concentrate) and saw no results. Yes my skin was extra clean and moisturized but the dark spots that it was supposed to help go away were still there and just as visible as when I started. I even developed some new breakouts which lingered and took it’s time going away. I finally decided to throw in the towel and start a new skincare routine and within 3 weeks my skin did a 360. Stay tuned to see my current skincare routine and when it comes down to Ambi Even & Clear, don’t fall for the hype!!!