CLEAR Extra Strength Kit
Based on 190 reviews

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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.

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CLEAR Extra Strength Kit

Based on 190 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 with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide (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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Ratings & Reviews

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4.3

(based on 190 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (40)
  • Soothes skin (33)
  • Non-greasy (31)
  • Softens skin (29)
  • Moisturizes (14)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (46)
  • Enlarged pores (24)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (19)
  • Uneven skin tone (18)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (34), Survivalist / minimalist (13), Beauty expert (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (32), Oily (22), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 190 customers

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5.0

Only Thing That Has Ever Worked!

By Lindsay

from Canada

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clears acne
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin
  • Unclogs pores

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne
    • Clogged pores
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

    I cannot say enough good things about this product. I have tried sooo many things, including prescriptions and this kit is the best thing to ever happen to my skin. I have suffered from acne for 15 years and I can Finally say that my face is clear. If you're contemplating buying this - DO IT!!

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Only thing that Worked!

    By Karla

    from Arroyo Grande, CA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clears Acne

    Cons

    • Drying

    Best Uses

    • Acne
    • Daily Use

    This is the ONLY thing that worked for my 15 year old daughters moderate acne. She tried many other products, including Pro-Active, and they all did nothing. Her acne just kept getting worse. Finally I decided to try this. Even though I wouldn't call her acne "severe", it was moderate and getting worse and worse. She used this religiously twice a day and within a couple of weeks her skin was clearing. Within a month it was completely clear. She has continued using it for about a year. I have just talked her into trying the regular strength, since her acne is under control. Hoping it works in keeping it away.
    The only con with this is that it is drying. Problem solved with AveneXera Calm AD moisturizer. A tiny bit on her face and all dryness gone and it didn't interfere with this product. I would highly recommend this. If the dryness is a problem, try the Avene.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Great Results!

    By RobMUA

    from St.Catharines, ON

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        I have struggled with acne on and off through out my young teens and even now into my mid twenties. I have tried basically everything from topical creams, pills, drugstore products, proactive etc. and nothing seemed to really combat the acne I was suffering with. In my early twenties I went on Accutane and that cleared up my skin for several years. Earlier this year I started having breakouts again and again nothing seemed to really be helping. I found Paula's choice online when searching for solutions, and I decided after reading a lot of great reviews that I had nothing to lose! I was happily surprised when my skin started to change for the better after using the CLEAR extra strength 3 step kit. This has completely cleared up my skin and has made the texture of my face a lot smoother. I use all 3 steps at night, and in the morning I use just the cleanser and the 5% treatment. The only problem I have found is sometimes my skin gets a little bit dry, but I knew this would happen as benzoyl peroxide is very drying. I combat this by using a light moisturizer and it seems to help! Very happy with these products and how it has changed my skin, and I am excited to try more of Paula's Choice products!

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        so far, success!

        By lkas

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          I was using the neutrogena acne kit for a few years and having okay results with it but lately I'd been breaking out like crazy with it (the neutrogena kit was also reformulated) and I figured I had nothing to lose by trying Paula's Choice. I am so glad I bought the Clear Extra Strength kit. The first time I used it my skin was somewhat shocked (felt raw/tingly) but I kept with it, using a bit extra moisturizer and I've adjusted (within 2.5 weeks) and I am finally pimple-free. I haven't had skin this clear in years. I am 31 and have struggled with acne on and off, mostly on my cheeks/jaw. Its been extremely disheartening and embarrassing. I was having bad breakouts I wouldn't want to leave the house (I know that sounds vain, but after awhile you just get tired of the pimples the coverup and the scars). I would hate waking up to see what formed overnight even though I was really careful about diet, exercise and my skincare routine. Thankfully I have Paula's Choice now. For the first time in years I finally feel like my skin is under control and not congested with wannabe pimples and actual pimples. If you're on the fence about trying this - id say give it ago! I debated ordering this kit for a year. I was afraid it wouldn't work and I was stuck with acne. Its just not true. This is a really nice benzoyl peroxide lotion - its much better than others on the market. I also love the face wash and toner.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery is amazingly fast. I live in Canada, and that says a lot :)

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          only thing that worked

          By hazel

          from Georgia

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            I love this product. I was struggling with acne for two years and this is the only thing that worked. it's a miracle worker!!!

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            Great results!

            By Nagging Wife :)

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • acne
              • Daily Use

              Writing this review on behalf of my husband. He was diagnosed with cystic acne at a young age, has done 2 rounds of acutane and had countless pills, creams and washes prescribed from dermatologists. He has also had laser treatments done on the hair on his face to prevent the folliculitis. He still suffered from moderate acne even after all the treatments prescribed in addition to some mild rosacea and very sensitive skin which has been really frustrating. When the doctor suggested a 3rd round of acutane, I managed to convince him to try this line first because I've had great results with my products from Paula's choice. This regimen has almost completely cleared his face. We're both so thankful and amazed that this has worked so well. Even though its the extra strength formula he has found it nonirritating and mild. He still gets a very occasional break out especially if he accidentally skips a night of treatment here and there. But overall this line has made such a dramatic improvement in his skin! Thank you!

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

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