CLEAR Extra Strength Kit
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CLEAR Extra Strength Kit
This 3-step routine quickly combats and controls stubborn acne and breakouts, unclogs pores and calms redness without causing dryness or flaking.

CLEAR Extra Strength Kit

Based on 184 reviews

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This 3-step routine quickly combats and controls stubborn acne and breakouts, unclogs pores and calms redness without causing dryness or flaking.
  • For stubborn acne
  • Fast acting formulas fight acne-causing bacteria
  • Contain no harsh ingredients

*This item is not eligible for additional discounts.

Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Acne Breakouts, Enlarged Pores

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Why is it different?
This 3-step routine quickly gets stubborn acne under control—without causing dryness, flaking, redness, or discomfort. The lightweight formulas are gentle yet tough on breakouts, working together to provide skin-perfecting, pore-clearing, and hydrating benefits. Use daily to successfully maintain your results.

This kit includes:
CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser (177ml/6 fl. oz.)
CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid (118ml/4 fl. oz.)
CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment (67 ml/2.25 fl. oz.)

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What does it do?
Works to lessen excess oil, unclog and shrink enlarged pores, and help you control stubborn acne breakouts. Unlike most anti-acne products, the CLEAR collection works without causing dryness or redness, or exposing skin to harsh ingredients like alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus. It’s a customer favorite even for those with skin prone to cystic acne.

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How to use

Step 1 Cleanser: AM/PM

Step 2 Exfoliant: AM and/or PM

Step 3 Treatment: AM and/or PM

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4.3

(based on 184 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Soothes skin (30)
  • Non-greasy (29)
  • Softens skin (27)
  • Moisturizes (13)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Not effective (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (41)
  • Enlarged pores (22)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (17)
  • Uneven skin tone (17)
  • Sensitive skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (31), Survivalist / minimalist (11), Beauty expert (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (30), Oily (18), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 184 customers

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4.0

I love this product!

By lil

from Oklahoma City, OK

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    I LOVE this product. I've had acne since I was 12. I've used everything from Proactive, Clinique, Rodan & Feilds to even resorting to antibiotics. Then I stumbled upon Paula's Choice and it worked within the first week. I'm so happy with this product and I will continue to purchase it. My only complaint is that it dries out your skin for the first week, although after you get past that it works like a charm.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    Great product, less than ideal packaging

    By JDubs

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

      Cons

      • Leaky bottles

      Best Uses

        I have relatively severe acne and this product has helped a lot. Hasn't gotten rid of my blemishes 100%, but it is manageable. I workout a lot in the mornings and need to bring these products with me, however I have probably lost 10% of it due to leakage. Two out of the three bottles consistently leak, which is a slight annoyance.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        2.0

        Too Strong

        By MVillegas

        from Mililani, HI

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Purchased this set for my 16 year old son. He previously used the regular strength products. These products highly irritate his skin, resulting in extreme burning and peeling.
            Unfortunately he cannot tolerate the extra strength product line.

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
             
            5.0

            Awesome product with great value!

            By Kaysee Lee

            from NY

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Great for sensitive skin
            • Heals blemishes quickly
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

            • Can be drying

            Best Uses

            • Acne
            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            For the past few years I've been dealing with cystic acne on my jaw and recently on one side of my cheek. It's been so frustrating. I've been to the dermatologist back and forth, some things helped for a small period of time and some not at all. Finally, I decided to order this kit in hopes it would help even slightly before I got married in two and a half months. Thank goodness it did! I was nervous at first since my skin never reacted well to BHA, but this combo is perfect for cystic acne. Now, don't get me wrong. You won't see it all clear up overnight. It took me a steady routine of about 6 weeks to see consistant clear skin. But it was definitely worth the work. Plus considering what I was spending in skin care doesn't even compare. Seriously! Try this and give you skin time to fully work with the products. You won't regret it.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The only thing that worked

            By Jane

            from NYC

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores

              Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Kit - Complete Kit:

              This is the only acne product that works for me. For reference, I have dry skin and suffered breakouts from my teens well into my twenties, beyond what my peers were experiencing. I've been to a couple of dermatologists, went on multiple rounds of antibiotics and used different Rxs (including the now OTC Differin) but nothing consistently worked.

              My caveat to people: you MUST stick with it, even if your acne seems worse, or if you have bad peeling/redness. Since my skin is dry, I suffered a lot of peeling and irritation, but I kept my application to nighttime and made care not to apply too much, until my skin became used to it. Yes, it's embarrassing, yes it's impossible to cover up, but if you stick with it, you should see a change within two months. I kept at it and by that point I was seeing far less breakouts and gradually less peeling/redness/irritation. My acne was often a mixture of cystic acne and whiteheads, grouped into clusters on my cheeks/lip/chin area (not as much on the T-zone). These products helped immensely. I still get occasional breakouts, and I definitely still have scarring (working on that!) but my skin is much improved since I first started a year ago. It's also important to figure out if your acne is primarily bacterial or hormonal, as that makes a difference as well.

              Also, I noticed a reviewer just before me say the cleanser has triclosan. According to the ingredients (posted on this very site), the cleanser does NOT have triclosan in it.
              Again, start small (don't use too much, use only at night at first) and *keep at it*. Routine is key! And don't forget SPF and moisturizer during the day.

              • Skin Type:
              • Dry
              • Age:
              • 18-29

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Only need one product from this set

              By Alex

              from Baltimore, MD

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Kit - Complete Kit:

              I've purchased both the extra and regular strength versions of Clear and saw no real difference between the two in terms of effectiveness. After using all 3 products for awhile, I now only use the salicylic acid exfoliant. I stopped using the cleanser after the FDA banned triclosan (the antibacterial ingredient in the cleanser), and the benzoyl peroxide solution dries my skin out, stings, and bleaches fabrics. I still use a Paula's product as my cleanser: I have used both Hydralight and the Skin Balancing Oil Reducing cleanser. Both work well for me. Using one of these cleansers along with the salicylic acid is effective for me at controlling breakouts. It's cheaper, too.

               
              1.0

              I'm so disappointed

              By Chelz

              from Los Angeles

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Irritates skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Kit - Complete Kit:

                  I was so excited for this to arrive but it was a huge disappointment! I have oily skin and tend to break out a lot on my chin and forehead. I began to use it only at night because I was scared it would dry my skin too much and that's exactly what happened ! :( I tried to use it in different ways to make it work but no luck! My skin looks shiny and it feels tight like I have a mask on. My acne looks worse than ever . And my skin is excessively dry. Not even moisturizing my skin more constantly helped. I wish it would've worked for me.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  My delivery was prompt.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Your fight with acne is over

                  By Megs

                  from Seattle, WA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Clears Acne
                    • Controls Oily Skin
                    • Daily Use
                    • Redness/Blotchiness

                    Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Kit - Complete Kit:

                    I had been struggling with acne since I was a teenager (now mid-twenties). From dermatologist prescriptions to trying proactiv, nothing really worked. I have been using these products for a few months and I can not remember the last time I have had skin this consistently clear. Along with these products I use the RESIST Weightless Toner. My oily skin is finally under control, I can not recommend these products more. Thank you Paula's Choice.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Results for My Teenager

                    By Debbie

                    from Wilmington, DE

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Non-Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Kit - Complete Kit:

                      I started my teenage son on the regular strength CLEAR kit a few months ago. It was helping his acne some, but he still had a lot of painful looking pimples. I bought the Extra Strength Clear kit for him two weeks ago and between using that and emphasizing to him that he needs to be religious about using it twice a day, his skin is looking so much better. He's still getting some pimples, but they go away quickly. I wish this product had been available when I was a teenager.

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great results

                      By Emme by night

                      from Upper Midwest

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Moisturizes
                      • Non-Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Redness/Blotchiness
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Kit - Complete Kit:

                        I'm 31, and have struggled with adult acne since I was 25. I've tried everything- cheap, expensive, Rx, supplements, diet change- short of Accutane, which I won't take due to certain risks. So after a massive breakout in October 2016, I tried a couple other things that did nothing. Finally, I stumbled across Paula's Choice and figured it couldn't hurt to at least give it a shot. I'm so glad I did. It's been a few weeks now, and NO NEW BLEMISHES! After 3 months of what I call "rolling breakouts," it's finally quit. I use it twice per day, every day.

                        A couple things- I've used benzoyl peroxide products before, and I know they can be very drying. Naturally, I dove right into using it twice a day when I hadn't used any in 6 months. Don't do this. My skin became quite dry and red, and I came to my senses and backed off to once a day with the treatment and the exfoliator. I'm back up to twice a day, as my skin has adjusted, but with the winter as it is, I still have to cut it down to once a day every now and then. It doesn't alter the effectiveness, and as long as I moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, it stays in check. I'm using this in conjunction with some of the PC Resist line, and they are probably the best skincare products I've ever used. I used the chat option to speak with a PC expert, and she helped me put together a regimen that works for me. I'm no longer dreading how my face might behave at my wedding this June! If you've struggled with acne, you know that sense of dread when something important is coming up. Thank you Paula!

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