CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser
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CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser
This gentle, acne-fighting cleanser removes excess oil, dead skin and makeup without drying skin or causing redness.

CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser

Based on 313 reviews

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This gentle, acne-fighting cleanser removes excess oil, dead skin and makeup without drying skin or causing redness.
  • Dissolves pore-clogging impurities
  • Cleans without irritation
  • Gel texture refreshes & calms skin
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Blackheads, Acne Breakouts

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    6 oz
    $13.00
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    $4.00

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Why is it different?
CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser isn’t like other acne cleansers; it is completely non-irritating and won’t cause dryness or flaking. This cleansing gel actually has a silky feel that works quickly to remove excess oil and debris that can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
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What does it do?
Clears and prevents acne on the face and body. It gently removes dirt and excess oil while fighting acne breakouts with salicylic acid. Skin will feel refreshed and comfortably clean.
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How to use

Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.

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Research

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2000 Feb, issue 1, pages 21-52

Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, issue 4, pages 361-70

Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2015, issue 3, pages 248–254

Skin Research and Technology, February 2001, issue 1, pages 49–55

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 0.5%
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Arginine, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin..

Ratings & Reviews

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CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser
 
4.3

(based on 313 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (213)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (38)
  • Gentle (34)
  • Not greasy (26)
  • Improves skin texture (21)
  • Balances skin (20)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Dries out skin (8)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (42)
  • Acne-prone skin (36)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
  • Combination skin (22)
  • Oily skin (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (20), Beauty conscious (16), Brand buyer (16), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (17), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 313 customers

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5.0

Love this!

By Happy

from NY

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Cleans Skin
  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne
    • Clogged Pores
    • Daily Use

    Comments about CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser:

    I use this facewash along with the other CLEAR products and love them all. Since using these products, I have definitely noticed a change in my skin- less cystic acne and noticeably reduced clogged pores! I also use the BHA 2% Skin Brightening Liquid and the CLEAR SPF 30+ moisturizer. I love them all.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt, arrived within a week. Products arrived in perfect condition.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    1.0

    different

    By Nicki

    from canada

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser:

        I use to use this product and loved it.........so much as I ordered 3 of them........when I got the new shipment, I was told they had taken out the ingredient TRICLOSAN (which is not good for Thyroid problems)....I thought this was a great idea on their part....since I have that problem...but they added two new ingredients....and there for my skin reacted severely...as in burnt my skin.......I am so disappointed with this....as I really liked this product......It is the first time I have ever sent anything back, I love Paula's products.....but no longer can use this cleanser.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Sending the parcel back was easy...but they have not received it as yet.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 45-59

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Mak

        from LA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about CLEAR Acne Cleanser - 6 oz:

          My first order from PC. Clean well without drying my skin. I have super sensitive skin, it's very gentle. I also got the CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid. I can tell my pores are getting a little smaller after 1 week. Love it!! I just placed my second order to try other good PC products that would work great on my skin.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Cleanser for Ance Prone Skin

          By Savannah

          from Michigan

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about CLEAR Acne Cleanser - 6 oz:

            I have hormonal, cystic acne. I love this cleanser because it so gentle with sensitive skin but also removes all the excess oil, makeup, and dirt from my skin.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Where did the normal size bottle go?

            By anna

            from oakland

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin

              Comments about CLEAR Acne Cleanser - 6 oz:

              why did they discontinue the normal sized bottle? but yes, i like this stuff a lot. seems to decrease breakouts without drying my skin.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Gentle enough for dry skin

              By Rose

              from Vancouver, Canada

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use

                Comments about CLEAR Acne Cleanser - 6 oz:

                My dry skin is finicky with cleansers. It lets me know when it finds a cleanser too drying (hello, flaky, scaly skin). Which is why foaming cleansers are a no-no. But I am paranoid about making sure my skin is clean because I'm prone to blackheads and I have large pores so I don't want it so gentle that it renders it ineffective.
                I have used one bottle already, everyday, morning and night, and it has never dried out my dry skin plus it's a good cleanser! Win-win! I have bought two more bottles. My only complaint is I wish it came with a pump! I often squeeze too much. The squeeze mechanism is annoying especially toward the end.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this!

                By Karine

                from New Brunswick, Canada

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Moisturizing
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about CLEAR Acne Cleanser - 6 oz:

                  I love this! I just wish it came in a bigger format. The bottle is really small.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works great!

                  By Nearly 40

                  from USA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Leaves Clean Feel

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin
                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about CLEAR Acne Cleanser - 6 oz:

                  I ordered this cleanser for my pre-teen daughter and I to test and share.

                  For me, it was a bit drying. I think in the summer time I'd love it. But middle of winter? A bit too harsh for me.

                  My 11 year old daughter is starting to struggle with blackheads and zits and it has worked to make her face more clear in the week she's been using it. I have relinquished it to her at this point--it's a better fit for her oily skin vs my combination/older skin in the winter.

                   
                  5.0

                  Cleared my adult acne

                  By Lauren

                  from St. John's, NL

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Reduces Redness

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin

                    Comments about CLEAR Acne Cleanser - 6 oz:

                    I never really believed that a cleanser could make a difference to my skin. I added this in to my normal skincare routine (which already included CLEAR solution with 2% salicylic acid) and my skin has never been better! It was a bit drying at first but with continuous use and a good moisturizer, I haven't had any trouble after the first few uses. Highly recommended

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Doesn't work for me

                    By Susan R.

                    from Ontario, Canada

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                    • Dries Out Skin
                    • Irritates Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin

                    Comments about CLEAR Acne Cleanser - 6 oz:

                    I am very disappointed. This is the only Paula's Choice product that just hasn't worked for me. I have oily, acne-prone skin and thought I'd give this cleanser a try. Within 4 days, my skin got so dry that it began flaking and feeling very tight immediately after washing. It cleaned very well but I had to end up applying moisturizer right away to get relief from the dryness. I should have tried the samples for a few days before ordering this product. I'll stick with the Hydralight.

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