A Review: Cleen Beauty.

Before the holidays, Manny MUA posted a sponsored Instagram post for a new brand called Cleen Beauty. He said it had all clean ingredients, it was available at Walmart and every item in the line was $10 or less.

I was interested.

Within the next week I headed to Walmart — one of my LEAST favorite places — and made a beeline to the beauty section. To my delight, they had so many Cleen Beauty items!

I bought the Blue Algae Hydrating and Turmeric Soothing Duo Sheet Masks, the Grapefruit Water Gel Moisturizer and the Açai Face Scrub. Before I get into my thoughts on each product, here is the scoop on the Cleen Beauty brand:

We believe everyone should have products with clean ingredients that work without the worry. We want you to be informed enough to make your own choice for what you put on your skin, so we take care of the research for you. We are made in the USA, cruelty-free and vegan, and dermatologist tested. We care about your skin, and hers, and his and theirs too.

This explains why the brand belongs in Walmart — it makes it accessible to everyone at a fair price point, and it’s made for men and women, and for all skin types. Fantastic! I also appreciate that it’s all made in the USA, and of course, with clean ingredients. Here’s what I thought of the items I bought:

Blue Algae Hydrating and Turmeric Soothing Duo Sheet Masks

This is a set of two masks: the Blue Algae Hydrating Mask and the Turmeric Soothing Mask. They are each packaged separately and you can use them whenever you want — I think the packaging makes it a little confusing, but you’re really just getting two sheet face masks for $4, which is pretty awesome.

The Blue Algae sheet mask is formulated with moisturizing algae, soothing aloe vera, and sodium hyaluronate to boost the skin’s ability to lock in moisture. The skin is left feeling moisturized and dewy. If you are looking for a detox, try the turmeric sheet mask. Nourishing turmeric combined with a toning citrus extract blend and exfoliating niacinamide work together to help decongest pores and clarify the look and feel of your skin.

I really liked that both of these were different than sheet masks I’ve seen before, and for the low price point, I am impressed with the ingredients. I used these masks in the same week, but on different nights. While I don’t feel like either of them did groundbreaking things for my skin, I do feel like they would make a part of a good skin regimen. These would be good for anyone who loves to mask regularly, especially if you have bouts of dry skin or acne.

Grapefruit Water Gel Moisturizer

This is a 2-ounce jar for $10… and I LOVE this stuff! It is white like a cream, but has a gel texture and is a medium weight. It smells so fresh and summery; it’s definitely one of my favorite moisturizers I’ve tried in the last few years, but a fraction of the price.

Thoughtfully formulated, this lightweight gel quickly transforms into a water-like moisturizer on the skin. It features grapefruit and orange oils to help tone and tighten the skin, and a unique hydrating blend to lock in the skin’s water levels. This helps to improve skin barrier health and assists in preventing dehydration.

I have been using it every night, so I usually put more on than I would if it were morning and I was about to apply makeup, and it soaks right into my skin and feels fantastic. Will definitely be buying this over and over.

Açai Face Scrub

You get 6-ounces of product for $7 — its a huge bottle. I’ve used this a few times and I do enjoy it. It’s a mild scrub with smaller grains; not gentle enough for daily use, but depending on your skin, you could use it a few times a week.

The scrub is infused with acai powder and oil to gently remove dead skin and toxins giving dull, flaky skin a transformative glow. The light pink Acai Face Scrub is also formulated with vitamin and antioxidant rich brazil nut and avocado oils to ensure your skin is moisturized as it is being scrubbed and cleansed.

I like the consistency of the scrub itself, and the oils leave the skin feeling moisturized. I’m trying to think back on other face scrubs I’ve used and liked, and there’s honestly not many. This bottle will probably last me awhile, but I’d definitely buy it again!

Items I want to try

There’s not many items in the line that are not on this list — I mean, they all have such great reviews! However, I’m eyeing the White Clay Face Bar ($4) to rinse away impurities and calm the skin, the Vitamin C Papaya Glow Serum ($10) to brighten my complexion and the Lavender Camomile Night Cream ($10) to hydrate my skin while I sleep.

If you’re looking for an affordable, clean beauty line to get behind, I say go for this. If you truly hate entering Walmart, you can always order the products online and have them shipped to your house 🙂

This beauty review is not sponsored — nor are any of the reviews on this blog. I am a beauty and skincare junkie and enjoy sharing the products I love right here! For more reviews and similar posts, please subscribe to the blog by clicking subscribe on the right side of your screen. Cheers!


  1. Lynn Garrison

    I found your comments helpful. Will probably be trying some of these items soon. I was offended though by your negative comments about Walmart. Its nice to remember that every store has a population that it serves, and Walmart covers a large majority of most communities. In our town the workers at Walmart are friendly, helpful and for the most part hard working. Nothing to knock. Thanks for the review.

    1. thebitterlemon

      I didn’t say anything negative about Walmart. I said it was my least favorite place to go and left it at that. You assumed I was talking trash about the employees, which I said nothing of the sort. Personally, I don’t like going to any large store because I have really awful anxiety and I get overwhelmed easily. I don’t go to Target or many large grocery stores for this same reason. If you read the entire post, you’d see that I stated the same thing you did: there’s a reason this brand is offered at Walmart — because it’s accessible. But go off.

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