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CLEARSTEM Skincare Review

Over the last few months, I (along with a few other members of the GoodGlow team) have begun experimenting with Clearstem Skincare’s cleanser, moisturizer, skin serum, and blackhead dissolver products. 

We spent months researching CLEARSTEM’s process, products, ingredient quality, and effects on several different kinds of acne (through our product testers program).

We originally became interested in CLEARSTEM because they claim to not only clear acne breakouts and scarring but reduce wrinkles and signs of aging. 

I found this surprising because many acne-specific products tend to remove sebum oil and ultimately end up drying out the skin and exacerbating wrinkles, sun damage, and the overall aging process.

Conversely, many anti-aging products excessively moisturize the skin and end up clogging the pores with some type of oil or vitamin extract. 

However, after reading the brand’s story, I decided it was worth giving a try. 

After our team spent several months researching and testing Clearstem’s top products, I am excited to share our research and results with you! The short version of the story is that CLEARSTEM Skincare has high-quality, ethically sourced products. However, depending on the type of acne, skin type, and diet, there may be alternatives that make more sense. 

Keep reading to see if CLEARSTEM Skincare is a good fit for your specific skincare needs!

About The Brand

CLEARSTEM Skincare was founded in 2016 by Danielle Gronich, a clinical esthetician, and Kayleigh Christina, a holistic nutritionist.  

Before founding CLEARSTEM Skincare, Danielle owned and operated the San Diego Acne Clinic as a practicing esthetician. 

Kayleigh worked as a holistic nutritionist but was suffering from cystic acne for several years.  

Kayleigh eventually went to Danielle’s acne clinic, where the two discussed a holistic strategy to clear Kayleigh’s acne. This included analyzing her diet, exercise routines, skincare products, and much more. 

This led to the eventual creation of CLEARSTEM skincare which was designed to combine nutrition and traditional skincare products to target and clear the root cause of acne and reverse the aging process.

I first became intrigued by CLEARSTEM because they openly acknowledge that acne is driven by many internal and external factors, especially diet and gut health. Understanding that acne first and foremost stems from nutrition is what made our team want to take a deeper look in the first place.

The Criteria I Used To Review Clearstem Skincare

I used six metrics when evaluating the Clearstem brand: personal (team) results, ingredient list, acne type, skin type, cost, and manufacturer history. The #1 rule we have when reviewing products is personal testing and experience. Our team (along with volunteer product testers) carefully reviews the effect of a product on our own skin before we do anything else. After this, we record the results and search online to see if other users have had similar experiences.

Additionally, we carefully research the ingredient list and sourcing procedures of CLEARSTEM so we know exactly what is in their products. After this, we looked at the potential alternatives to CLEARSTEM and made sure to highlight products that we believe are more cost-friendly. 

CLEARSTEM Products Tested & Results

Our team tested a total of 6 CLEARSTEM products. Below we have a breakdown of what skin and acne type each product is best suited for, along with the pros and cons of each product. 

CLEARSTEM’s Top Facial Cleanser:
CLEARSTEM – Vitamin Scrub Cleanser for Acne-Prone Skin

This scrub is very gentle and is ideal for reducing acne scars and removing dirt from the pores. The scrub contains both Vitamin C and green tea which are both great for keeping the skin hydrated and reducing inflammation.

GoodGlow Score

5 /5 5/5 Product Rating
Effective

Effective Formula

Formulated with vitamin C, green tea, and bamboo particles to gently polish the skin, removes dead skin cells, and unclogs pores

Skin Type

Great for all skin types

Dry & sensitive skin should only use 2x per week to start

Benefit

Hemp Extract, Vitamin C, and Bamboo

bamboo particles act as a polish to resurface the skin and keep pores clear while allowing Vitamin C to penetrate and brighten

Natural

Clean Ingredients

No hormone disruptors, no toxins, cruelty free, gluten free, vegan, and silicon free

  • Hemp Extract – Exfoliating is key for acne-prone skin, but it’s very important to use a very gentle exfoliator. The hemp extract in VITAMINSCRUB is rich in skin-nourishing, acne-safe fatty acids that both soothe and hydrate inflamed skin.
  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reduce skin redness that’s caused by acne breakouts. Vitamin C works to brighten skin complexion and even skin tone.
  • Bamboo – The environmentally-friendly bamboo particles in VITAMINSCRUB work to gently slough off dead skin cells and polish the surface of the skin. Bamboo also works to clarify impurities and supports skin oxygenation.

Water/Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract or Juice*, Propanediol, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium, Cocoyl Glycinate, Cocamide MIPA, Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide, Lauroyl/Myristoyl Methyl, Glucamide, Sclerotium Gum, Arthemis Nobilis or Chamaemelum Nobile*, Ascorbic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract*, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Capsaicin, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Chromium Oxide Green, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Hesperidin, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Lactic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Ormenis Mixta, Chamaemelum Mixtum, or Ormenis Multicaulis*, Panthenol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate. Certified Organic*

CLEARSTEM’s Vitamin Antioxidant scrub is our top recommendation for anyone dealing with clogged pores or oily skin. This scrub is particularly useful for anyone who frequently deal with excessive oil production.

Normally I try not to recommend scrubs because the beads tend to actually increase the size of your pores which leads to even more acne breakouts. As a general rule of thumb, facial scrubs are terrible for your skin because it creates tiny tears in your pores which then fill up with dirt and oil However, I do use CLEARSTEM’s Vitaminscrub cleanser twice per week.

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The VITAMINSCRUB Antioxidant-Infused Scrub Cleanser is a gentle gel cleanser carefully designed to help cleanse and exfoliate the skin without upsetting its delicate balance.

Formulated with a unique combination of antioxidants, skin-soothing ingredients, and natural exfoliants, this scrub cleanser helps to unclog pores, remove dead skin cells, and promote a more even skin tone.

The main active ingredient in the Antioxidant-Infused Scrub Cleanser is vitamin C, which helps to brighten the skin and protect it from environmental damage.

Other key ingredients include panthenol and green tea extract, which help soothe the skin and relieve irritation caused by inflammatory acne, as well as bamboo particles, which are responsible for the tiny spheres inside the gel that work on polishing the skin and scrubbing away makeup, dirt, and impurities that might be lingering on the surface after a long day.

This will give an instant resurfacing effect and leave the skin looking and feeling fresh, clean, and supple.

Suitable for all skin types but particularly beneficial for those with acne and acne scars along with dull skin, uneven skin tone, and rough texture, the Antioxidant-Infused Scrub cleanser can be used 2-3 times a week for best results.

At this pace, a single bottle should last around 2-3 months, making it an affordable and effective option for targeted skin concerns.

VITAMINSCRUB – Antioxidant-Infused Scrub Cleanser Pros:

  • Brightens the skin and promotes an even skin tone.
  • Soothes and relieves irritation caused by inflammatory acne.
  • Unclog pores and reveals a smooth, blemish-free complexion.
  • Affordable and long-lasting.

VITAMINSCRUB – Antioxidant-Infused Scrub Cleanser Cons:

  • An adjusting period might be needed for those with dry or sensitive skin.

Our Top CLEARSTEM Skin Serum:
CLEARSTEM – Cellrenew Collagen Stem Cell Serum

Gentle and anti-inflammatory, the Cellrenew Collagen Stem Cell Serum is carefully formulated to soothe acne-prone skins of all ages. From soothing ingredients to acne-busting actives, the potent formula promises to leave skin clear, smooth, and hydrated.

GoodGlow Score

4.9 /5 5/5 Product Rating
Benefit

Stimulates Collagen

Collagen stem cells increase collagen production and boost elasticity.

Effective

Effective

Saw palmetto, green tea, and reishi mushroom, which work together to balance oil production & regulate hormonal acne

Natural

Clean Ingredients

No hormone disruptors, no toxins, cruelty free, gluten free, vegan, and silicon free

Skin Type

For all skin types

Including dry, mature, sensitive, acne-prone, combination, and normal

  • Collagen Stem Cells – CLEARSTEM’s proprietary blend of stem cells is the main key ingredient that helps stimulate the skin’s collagen production. However the stem cells require activation in order for their collagen-stimulating effects to turn on. The green tea in CELLRENEW helps activate the stem cells.
  • Reishi Mushroom – Reishi mushroom is one of the most healing ingredients – both to consume and to apply topically. It works with your body to activate your skin’s natural healing process. It’s deeply hydrating, detoxifying, and helps improve skin firmness and texture.
  • Aloe Vera – Aloe vera is another powerhouse skincare ingredient! It’s known for its cooling, anti-inflammatory properties, which are key for relieving the skin redness and irritation caused by acne.

Water/Aqua, Hyaluronic Acid, Isopentyldiol Epilobium Angustifolium (Willowherb) Extract, Proprietary Collagen Stem Cell Formula, Proprietary Enzymes, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract*, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto/Palm Fruit) Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover Flower) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Leaf) Extract*, Citrus Grandis (Pink Grapefruit Peel) Oil, Frankincense Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata (Mountain Pepper), Kunzea Pomifera (Emu Apple/Native Cranberry Fruit) Extract, Syzygium Luehmannii (Riberry Fruit) Extract, Curcuma Kwangsiensis/Curcuma Wenyujin Rhizome (Turmeric) Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B5). Certified Organic*

  • CLEARSTEM’S Cellrenew serum is the brand’s original and most popular product. Originally designed to regulate hormonal acne and oil production Cellerenew has been used to successfully reduce acne breakouts in thousands of people.
  • CLEARSTEM’s Collagen Infusion Serum is great for anyone dealing with hormonal acne. This serum works for dry, sensitive, oily, and combination skin. The green tea and reishi mushroom extracts help fade scarring and brighten the skin. Most importantly, the serum helps stimulate new collagen production, which is the primary reason scars, sun damage, and dark spots are all reduced after regular use.
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  • Hydrates skin without causing excessive sebum oil buildup. 

Formulated to help repair and relieve inflammation on the skin, the Cellrenew Collagen Stem Cell Serum is a product that caters to acne-prone skins of all ages.

This is truly groundbreaking because we often see brands creating products for acne that target teenage or young adult skin while completely disregarding the fact that mature skin can still get acne too.

And the issue with this is that products intended for young and more resilient skin are less likely to be beneficial for someone with mature and delicate skin, meaning there is a massive potential for the skin to experience more harm than good.

However, CLEARSTEM’s Cellrenew Collagen Stem Cell Serum fixes this by combining calming ingredients such as aloe vera, panthenol, and green tea extract that work to immediately soothe the skin and relieve inflammation caused by acne.

Additionally, antioxidant actives such as cranberry, turmeric, and willowherb extracts help to brighten the skin, even out the skin tone and fade hyperpigmentation while also fighting free radical damage, which is one of the main causes of premature aging.

And finally, collagen stem cells, along with hyaluronic acid, deeply hydrate and plump the skin to give it a glowy, youthful, and healthy appearance.

Together, all these ingredients make for a powerful and effective serum that can be used morning and night for best results.

Cellrenew Collagen Stem Cell Serum Pros:

  • Soothes and relieves inflammation on the skin.
  • Combats free radical damage.
  • Hydrates and plumps the skin.
  • Excellent for mature skin dealing with acne.

Cellrenew Collagen Stem Cell Serum Cons:

  • None!

CLEARSTEM’S Top Moisturizer:
CLEARSTEM – HYDRAGLOW Stem Cell Moisturizer

HYDRAGLOW Stem Cell Moisturizer

Delicately made with a natural and non-irritating alternative to retinol, the Hydraglow Stem Cell Moisturizer is a lightweight and fast-absorbing cream that leaves the skin looking and feeling hydrated, plump, and radiant.

GoodGlow Score

4.9 /5 5/5 Product Rating
Benefit

Expertly Crafted

With Bakuchiol (a natural alternative to retinol), plant stem cells, and olive squalane.

Effective

Effective Plant Stem Cells

Bakuchiol in your moisturizer is your secret weapon for collagen production as it trains your skin to look younger while you sleep.

Vegan - Clean Ingredients

Clean Ingredients

No hormone disruptors, no toxins, cruelty free, gluten free, vegan, and silicon free

Gentle

Non-comedogenic

Zero pore-cloggers and zero toxins

  • Bakuchiol – Bakuchiol is a vegan skincare ingredient found in the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant. It acts as a natural alternative to retinol. It has the same powerful anti-aging effects as retinol without the toxicity and skin dryness that typically comes along with retinol use.
  • Squalane – Squalane is a derivative of squalene, which is a natural lipid found in many plants and animals. Squalane is much lighter, making it a much better option for acne-prone skin. It’s extremely hydrating and it also acts as a natural antioxidant for the skin, which is key for anti-aging.
  • Stem cells – Stem cells are made of amino acids and peptides, which are powerhouse ingredients for skin rejuvenation. Stem cells work to repair the skin on a cellular level, which promotes cell turnover, diminishes fine lines & wrinkles, and improves skin texture & tone.

Water/Aqua, Squalane, Propanediol, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Raphanus Sativux (Radish) Seed Extract, Bakuchiol, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Leaf) Extract, Amino Acids: (Lysine, Histidine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Threonine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tyrosine), Phenylalanine, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Sprout Stem Cell Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Blueberry Essential Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment, Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin

  • I am a huge fan of CLEARSTEM’s Hydraglow Stem Cell Moisturizer because they found a natural alternative to retinol: bakuchiol. Although Retinol is a useful and sometimes necessary ingredient for many skincare products, it can cause a harsh reaction for people with sensitive skin (like me). Bakuchiol is non-comedogenic and works great for oily skin. I highly recommend this moisturizer for anyone with blackheads, hormonal acne, cystic acne, or acne scars. 
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Delicately made with a natural and non-irritating alternative to retinol, the Hydraglow Stem Cell Moisturizer is a lightweight and fast-absorbing cream that leaves the skin looking and feeling hydrated, plump, and radiant.

Retinols come with many benefits for the skin, including fighting free radical damage, stimulating collagen production, and even combating acne. However, they can also be quite harsh on the skin, causing irritation, redness, and flaking, which is something that puts many people off from using them.

So, if you are looking for a product that will give you the benefits of retinol without the side effects, then the Hydraglow Stem Cell Moisturizer might be an excellent option to consider.

Enriched with plant-derived stem cells and bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative, this moisturizer brightens the skin, erases spots and patches of uneven skin tone, and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

And thanks to its lightweight and fast-absorbing formula, it is also suitable for those with oily and acne-prone skin as it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.

On the contrary, the Hydraglow Stem Cell Moisturizer contains barrier-repairing ingredients such as squalane as well as soothing panthenol to instantly calm irritation and redness caused by acne and restore the skin barrier’s function so that the skin can better protect itself from inflammation.

Additionally, it is worth mentioning that the Hydraglow Stem Cell Moisturizer is also vegan and free from components that are known to be drying and potentially irritating to the skin, such as alcohols and fragrance.

Hydraglow Stem Cell Moisturizer Pros:

  • Lightweight and fast-absorbing.
  • Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.
  • Strengthens the skin barrier and helps the skin fight inflammation.
  • Erases signs of premature wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

Hydraglow Stem Cell Moisturizer Cons:

  • None!

CLEARSTEM’s Top Blackhead Solution:
CLEARSTEM – Clearity “The Blackhead Dissolver”

Powerful yet gentle, the CLEARITY Blackhead Dissolver is a lightweight, gel-like serum that quickly and effectively dissolves blackheads and unclogs pores without causing any irritation or redness.

GoodGlow Score

4.9 /5 5/5 Product Rating
Clinically Proven

Smooths, Unclogs, Brightens

Unclogs pores and dissolve excess oil while stimulating collagen

Effective Exfoliating Formula

Perfect acid blend, specific pH, and stabilized Vitamin C bioflavonoids, for brighter, healthier, and free of blackheads skin

Gentle

Application

Must sit alone on bare skin for at least 10 minutes to do its job. Failure to leave it alone will neutralize it and you will not see the desired effect

Natural

Clean Ingredients

No hormone disruptors, no toxins, cruelty free, gluten free, vegan, and silicon free

  • Mandelic Acid – Mandelic acid is the holy grail of acids for helping heal acne. It’s not nearly as harsh as other popular acne treatments like glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide, so acne-prone skin tends to respond much better to it. It’s also a very powerful ingredient for fighting hyperpigmentation and signs of aging.
  • Turmeric – Turmeric is a yellow-colored medicinal spice that has been used for centuries. The main component of turmeric is curcumin, which has very powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes turmeric highly effective at relieving inflammatory acne & improving skin firmness.
  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reduce skin redness that’s caused by acne breakouts. Vitamin C works to brighten skin complexion and even skin tone.

Water/Aqua, Mandelic Acid, Propanediol, Olive Glycereth 8 Esters, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate,Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Sodium PCA, Cameila, Sinensis Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Capsaicin, Hesperidin, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil, Sodium Lactate, Natural Fragrance. Certified Organic*

  • Even though I cleared my acne years ago, my skin isn’t immune to getting blackheads, especially in areas like my T-zone. This happens due to excess oil hardening inside a pore and being unable to push through and to the skin’s surface, where it serves as a natural moisturizer. Thanks to having an excellent skincare routine and following a low inflammation diet, these blackheads never turn into pimples; however, they are still bothersome and could potentially lead to breakouts if I am not doing anything to prevent this. CLEARSTEM’s Blackhead Dissolver gel has been an incredibly useful product ever since I started using it to tackle my skin concerns. It uses gentle exfoliating ingredients that help dissolve the excess sebum that’s stuck inside my pores and prevent blackheads from forming in the first place. It also does this without drying out my skin or stripping it of moisture, and has never caused my sensitive skin to react or become irritated.
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Formulated with a unique blend of plant extracts and gentle acids, the CLEARITY Blackhead Dissolver travels deeper inside the pores where plugs of hardened sebum, dead skin cells, and cellular debris accumulate and cause skin issues such as blackheads and pimples and, you guessed it, dissolves these components.

A powerful combination of mandelic and lactic acid also exfoliates the skin, leaving it looking fresh, radiant, and blemish-free while brightening vitamin C and turmeric root extract help even out the skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots left from old acne.

Lastly, soothing and hydrating components such as green tea, glycerin, and sodium PCA help calm, nourish, and hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple, and healthy.

All in all, the CLEARITY Blackhead Dissolver is an excellent serum for all skin types, including sensitive skin dealing with blackheads, active acne, and pigmentary concerns such as uneven skin tone and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

CLEARITY Blackhead Dissolver Pros:

  • Dissolves blackheads and unclogs pores.
  • Exfoliates and brightens the skin.
  • Calms and hydrates the skin.
  • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

CLEARITY Blackhead Dissolver Cons:

  • None!

YOUARESUNSHINE Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+

CLEARSTEM’s Top Sunscreen:
CLEARSTEM – YOUARESUNSHINE Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+

Ultra-sheer, lightweight, and rich in antioxidants, the YOUARESUNSHINE Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF50+ is a sunscreen that not only protects the skin from harmful UV rays but also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while providing a beautiful blurring effect that instantly makes the skin look smooth and flawless.

GoodGlow Score

5 /5 5/5 Product Rating

Effective & Primer

High-defense mineral & physical tinted sunscreen that doubles as a soothing primer

Benefit

Formulated with green tea, gotu kola, and horse chestnut

To calm the skin, stimulate collagen and reduce the look of scars and dark spots

Skin Type

For all skin types

Protects all skin types (including sensitive skin) that are prone to scar damage, acne, rosacea, dryness, and discoloration

Natural

Clean Ingredients

No hormone disruptors, no toxins, cruelty free, gluten free, vegan, and silicon free

  • Green Tea – Green tea is a natural antioxidant and has very powerful antimicrobial properties, making it a key ingredient in thoroughly cleansing the surface of the skin. The compound EGCG that’s found in green tea is known for its acne-fighting benefits.
  • Zinc Oxide (Non-Nano) – Zinc oxide is one of the few sun-protecting ingredients that is non-toxic. It’s both antimicrobial and non-pore clogging, which makes it the perfect sun protectant for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Water (Aqua),Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) Extract
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract , Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Extract , Olea europaea (Olive) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Phytate, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin/Orange) Peel Oil, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Silica,Mica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Oxy CA (Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf CO2 Extract and Ascorbyl Palmitate and Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride and Ascorbic Acid and Tocopherol and Citric Acid), Iron Oxides

Formulated with 21% non-nano zinc oxide, the YOUARESUNSHINE Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+ is a multitasking sunscreen designed not to leave a chalky white cast that most mineral sunscreens do.

It also helps calm and soothe the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties from green tea, horse chestnut, and Gotu kola, an antioxidant that augments the skin’s ability to fend off environmental stressors and dispels impurities that can bring about signs of premature aging like dark spots, wrinkles, and dull skin.

Furthermore, the sheer tint helps hide imperfections such as redness from acne and discoloration left from scars and makes the sunscreen suitable to be worn under makeup or on its own.

Suitable for all skin types, including stressed, irritated, and acne-prone skin, the YOUARESUNSCHINE Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+ is a must-have in any skincare routine especially if you live in a sunny climate or enjoy spending time outdoors.

YOUARESUNSCHINE Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+ Pros:

  • Lightweight and sheer.
  • Doesn’t leave a white cast.
  • Calms and soothes the skin.

SUNNYSIDE Brush-On Mineral Sunscreen Cons:

  • None!

SUNNYSIDE – Brush-On Mineral Sunscreen (SPF 50)

  • Clearstem’s brush-on mineral sunscreen is ideal for women who want a light coating of sunscreen over their makeup. Many women break out during the summer because their makeup mixes with sunscreen and clogs their pores. The brush-on mineral sunscreen contains high levels of vitamin E, which helps prevent sun damage and reduces inflammation.
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Formulated with zinc oxide, a mineral UV-blocking agent that works by reflecting and scattering harmful rays away from the skin, the SUNNYSIDE Brush-On Mineral Sunscreen offers broad-spectrum sun protection with an SPF of 50.

But besides its main active ingredient, the sunscreen also contains other nourishing ingredients such as green tea and vitamin E that care for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skin, even though powder-based products are often thought to be only suitable for those on the oily side.

Lastly, the SUNNYSIDE Brush-On Mineral Sunscreen is super convenient and easy to use and can be brushed directly over makeup to refresh the sun-protective properties of the SPF that may have worn off since the last application.

SUNNYSIDE Brush-On Mineral Sunscreen Pros:

  • Convenient and easy to use.
  • Refreshes the SPF.
  • Nourishing and suitable for all skin types.

SUNNYSIDE Brush-On Mineral Sunscreen Cons:

None!

Other Online Reviews

Although our team spent dozens of hours researching CLEARSTEM and self-experimenting with its top 6 products we are always curious to learn about the perspectives of others. Because of this, we frequently search around the web to find both positive and negative reviews. While no product will ever have 100% positive reviews, we were happy to see that the vast majority of online reviews and testimonials lined up with our personal experience. Below is a review off Amazon from Amanda who was able to greatly reduce her hormonal acne scarring with the help from Clearstem’s collagen infusion serum.  

“I love this serum. Almost immediately my old acne marks/etc cleared up. I hardly get any blemishes anymore and the ones that I do get are hormonally-based (a few blemishes will pop up around my cycle) and they’re small and hardly noticeable on my skin. I wear barely any makeup now (only a little concealer, a tinted spf, and a light dusting of powder).”

  • Amanda (Amazon customer)

Is CLEARSTEM Skincare Worth It?

The qualifications of CLEARSTEM’s founders, its commitment to high-quality ingredients, and the plethora of educational resources available on its site all show that CLEARSTEM Skincare is a real brand that can objectively improve skin health in the majority of individuals trying to reduce acne, acne scars, and signs of aging. Every item sold by the brand is also made with non-toxic, cruelty-free ingredients. Because of this, we believe CLEARSTEM skincare is definitely worth a try despite the high price for those who are dealing with acne.

CLEARSTEM Skincare Ingredients Check

If you have followed our blog, you should know that just because something is “natural” or  “organic” it can still trigger acne breakouts. When evaluating potential products to recommend to our customers, we look for products without any comedogenic ingredients or harsh chemicals. Finding a product that meets those two criteria is 80% of the battle. Furthermore, all CLEARSTEM products are non-toxic, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

Alternatives To CLEARSTEM Skincare

Budget-Friendly Alternatives To Clearstem Skincare (list 2-3 alternatives) Ideally 1 cleanser, 1 moisturizer, and 1 sunscreen.

CLEARSTEM Refund Policy 

CLEARSTEM offers a full refund within three weeks of the order date of a product. Depending on why you are requesting a refund, Clearstem may request that you send the product back so they can analyze it. If your product is damaged during the shipping process, you must reach out to Clearstem within 3 days of your order delivery. 

CLEARSTEM Shipping Policy

CLEARSTEM offers free standard shipping in the continental United States for orders over $75. The are additional charges for international and expedited shipping. If you are ordering in the continental United States Clearstem generally ships your order within one business day. Domestic orders typically arrive within one week. International orders can take up to 3 weeks to be delivered. 

CLEARSTEM Ditch Your Acne Protocol Course

One of the main reasons we like CLEARSTEM so much is their commitment to education. They offer an “Acne Protocol” course that walks through how to combat acne by creating a customized skincare regimen. Because this course costs $97 we would not recommend buying it unless you are extremely interested in the science behind. While they do have content a lot of the content discussed is available for free on our website and our Unmasking Acne Protocol.

How To Contact CLEARSTEM Skincare

If you have any questions about a CLEARSTEM product or an existing order you can contact CLEARSTEM Skincare by email [email protected] or through their customer service portal.

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Hi I’m Sam Wood. I’m the chief editor, lead acne expert, and health coach behind GoodGlow. I’m also an author of one of the top selling acne books on Amazon, a husband, father of two, and a pretty good cook! I’m so glad you found GoodGlow and hope the information I have spent the last 10 years cultivating will help you clear your skin and improve your overall health. I began experiencing acne breakotus as a sophomore in high school, but unlike most of my friends, my acne actually got worse as I got into my 20s. I exercised regularly, ate healthy (or so I thought) and spent hundreds of dollars a month on high end skincare products and supplements to help clear my skin. Despite these measures my acne breakouts and scarring only got worse as the years wore on. This greatly wore on my self confidence and mental health. Simple things like taking pictures or going out with a large group made me feel self conscious. So I avoided these situations whenever I could help it. As a last ditch effort I decided to try an extremely restrictive diet recommended by a close friend with an autoimmune disease. After following this diet for about two months my skin started to clear for the first time in over 8 years. The good news is that this restrictive diet is not actually necessary for 99% of people to permanently clear their skin, and over the course of a few months I was able to add back about 90% of my “normal diet”. After clearing my skin I spent the next 4 years self experimenting on myself with different diets, supplements, skincare products to try and find a pattern for what was triggering my acne breakouts. I even tried different meditation, ice baths, and accupuncture to try and isolate the root cause of the breakouts. In the end I realized that an extremely restrictive diet was not necessary for clear skin. The most important thing to do is to avoid inflammatory foods in your diet. Some common examples of this are fried foods, alcohol, sugar, and dairy. Most impoirtantly I stopped reading trendy websites for skincare advice and began reading medical journals authored by dermatologists and nutritionists. Although the information in the articles was great the information was not easily understandable to most readers (including me). I spent hours dissecting individual posts and looking up terms I did not understand. Over the next 6 months I gradually began to understand these journals and started self experiemting some of the research on myself. After experiencing quite a bit of success personally, I started sharing my research on forums and with close friends struggling with acne. When I shared the research it was in easy to understand, plain English. Everyone I talked to loved what I had to say and kept asking more and more questions. So I decided to start a blog so I could just send someone a link when they asked a question instead of rewriting something I had sent 100 times before 😅 While the same directional principles apply to everyone, acne is very personal and should be treated on an individual basis. That’s ultimately why I created GoodGlow. To help everyone reverse engineer the root cause of their acne and clear their skin permanently. To date I’ve helped over 2,500 people clear their skin using a natural, holistic approach. If you are unable to find an answer to your question in any of the articles my team has written please reach out and I will do my best to guide you to the proper information and resources so you can make a thoughtful, informed decision. Read more of Sam's articles.


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