CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
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CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
An effective acne treatment that works immediately to fight acne, prevent future breakouts, and reduce redness.

CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

Based on 166 reviews

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An effective acne treatment that works immediately to fight acne, prevent future breakouts, and reduce redness.
  • For mild to moderate acne
  • No harsh ingredients that can cause dry flaky skin
  • Lightweight lotion sets to a soft matte finish
  • Use twice daily after cleansing & exfoliating skin
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Acne Breakouts

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    2.25 oz
    $18.00
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    $6.00

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Why is it different?
CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide works on contact to disrupt the causes of acne. Soothing plant extracts calm and soothe skin. This twice-daily acne solution has a super-light lotion texture that sets to an invisible matte finish, and can even be worn under makeup. It is even suitable for skin prone to cystic acne.
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What does it do?
This oil-free, ultra-light lotion helps fight existing acne breakouts and prevent future breakouts on the face or body. It controls excess oil, soothes skin, and visibly calms redness, while its hydrating properties help minimize dryness and peeling.
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How to use

Apply after cleansing and exfoliating. If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce frequency of application to once per day/every other day. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

For best results, do not use hydroquinone and benzoyl peroxideat the same time. A temporary dark staining of the skin may occur. If accidentally used together, wash the skin with soap and water to remove the staining.

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Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (anti-acne)
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol (hydration/penetration enhancer), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Laureth-4 (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol (preservatives), Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
 
4.2

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (29)
  • Non-greasy (21)
  • Works effectively (9)
  • Controls breakouts (8)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (17)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Breakouts (7)
  • Acne (6)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (21), Survivalist / minimalist (6), Beauty expert (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (25), Oily (15), Normal (5), Dry (3)

Reviewed by 166 customers

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5.0

I LOVE THIS

By Ashley

from Evansville, IN

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness

    Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide:

    I recently started getting white heads all over my face. My cheeks would get extremely red and I'd breakout under any type of stress. I had googled a few solutions an decided to give this a try with the travel size. I LOVE IT. I haven't had a white head in 3 weeks and it leaves my face soft and natural looking. I usually clean my face in the shower and then apply this immediately after and it works like a charm. I truly recommend it.

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

    Great Product

    By Renee

    from Moss Point, Ms

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide:

      I have battled hormonal acne for a few years now. I have purchased many products without any results- until now. I use this every morning. I have had great results. It did take at least 3 weeks of dedication to see results. It is gentle on my very sensitive skin. I made a great choice In changing my skincare products to Paula's Choice!

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      2.0

      Didn't work

      By Kara

      from Santa Clara, CA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide:

        I've tried this product on four or so different occasions, and it has almost never worked. I can't recall it ever working, actually. it never made anything worse, at least.

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

        Worked like a dream but left skin irritated

        By Fox

        from Washington State

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Pros

        • Clears bumps and blemishes
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne scarring
        • Blenishes
        • Enlarged Pores
        • White heads

        Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide:

        I put this on pretty much all over avoiding the eye area before bed. I had a few pimples but my main concern was the small white heads and bumps all over my cheeks, chin, and forehead. I woke up this morning and to my amazement almost all the bumps are gone, the pimples have diminished, and even red marks from previous breakouts are mostly gone. I've never seen anything work this fast. It's amazing. The only cost was it left my skin a bit irritated, some itching and redness. But to be honest I hardly care, that will probably be gone by tomorrow. I wouldn't use this regularly, but it's a pretty miraculous product.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOVE THIS PRODUCT

        By Chris

        from Colorado

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide:

          I only use the product on problem areas where I have acne or scarring. It makes a huge difference to pimples overnight and my scarring/hyperpigmentation is barely noticeable anymore after only a WEEK of use! I've been trying to get rid of my scars for years and nothing seemed to make a difference, but this made quick work of them. I didn't have any drying or sensitivity either.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It Actually Works!

          By Ehouston

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clears Acne
          • Effective
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blemishes
            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:

            Whoa- I finally found something that worked after eleven-twelve years of fighting acne. I use this product in combination with the BHA 2% Gel. I was using this product alone for 30 days, and when I used it with the BHA Gel I have seen dramatic differences. I been using the products for about six months now. Paula's Choice is really a game changer for me and my self-esteem. I have always been skeptical about acne products, but finally I have found a regime that actually works.

            I tried the more intense 5% product, because I thought my acne needed it. It is really intense. I have combination skin and think that this product is just as effective as the 5% and a little more mild on the skin. Both this and the BHA Gel have great coverage- you really don't need to use that much.

            I use to pick and pop at my pimples and once I started using these products I really stopped doing that. Something you will notice really quickly when using these is how fast they work overnight. I am not saying it's an instant cure, but you will notice blemishes shrinking and leaving less hyper-pigmentation than other products.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Very Fast Delivery. I order in the morning usually and get the products in two business days.

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

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            the only thing that's treated my acne!

            By Katie

            from Colorado

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-drying
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-prone skin
              • Daily Use

              Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:

              I've tried so many products to cure my cystic acne. Four brands of the birth control pill. Proactiv. Neutrogena. Clinique. Nothing worked. I was skeptical of using this because I've used benzoyl peroxide formulas before that turned my oily skin into a dry, flaky mess. But Paula's Choice is amazing. I've been using this for about two months. It has reduced the size, amount, frequency and duration of my breakouts. This has also slightly decreased the oiliness of my skin without drying my skin out. I'm able to use so much less makeup and I feel so much more confident. I'm now a huge fan of Paula's Choice and plan to try many more products.

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

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Like it so far

              By Savanna

              from Dallas, Tx

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:

                I like it so far but I am considering going for the extra strength formula next time.

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

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Stings

                By Alex

                from Baltimore, MD

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:

                  I started using the regular strength solution after the extra-strength was too much for skin, but the cutback from 5% to 2.5% benzoyl peroxide didn't make a difference for me. It still left my face dry and stinging. Also, be warned: THIS PRODUCT WILL BLEACH YOUR CLOTHES AND TOWELS. Wash your hands after using, and don't let it drip on your shirt!

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

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Acne free!!

                  By Kibbons

                  from Halifax, Nova Scotia

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin
                  • Stops breakouts!

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:

                    Wow! My stubborn acne I've had since 12 is finally gone! Not only that, but I have such a nice, soft & smooth complexion! But for best results, read through the articles on this site and & follow. Also, use sun protection daily!!

                    This product is very mattifying without feeling overly drying, but I do need moisturizer on my dry areas (I have combo skin). It has added anti-irritants, which is brilliant. It's lightweight & great for under make-up. Daily 2x use has also decreased my oiliness quite a bit.

                    My story: Before PC I had VERY stubborn moderate to severe acne & sensitive skin. Stubborn adult acne runs in my family (I'm 25).

                    A few years ago, I started only using PC & PC recommended products. I started off just cleansing daily with the PC Clear cleanser, & using PC 2% BHA. I stopped using anything fragranced on my face. After this change, about 50% of my acne went away, and 90% of my cystic acne was gone!! I was floored. I had very oily combo skin, now my skin is WAY less oily AND less dry. It's almost completely normalized.

                    Next, I added in a PC toner after cleansing at night, to remove any traces of make-up (with a cotton round) & help to moisturize. I was suprised that this change actually got rid of about half of my remaining acne, even though I use liquid foundation meant for oily skin, and I never use stick or cream make-up.

                    The remainder of my acne is now gone due to using this 2.5% BP 2x a day.
                    If you think you need 5% BP for bad acne, you may not. I got clear with the 2.5%, and my acne was quite bad. It took a month to work for me, though. Use a THIN layer of this BP once a day, then in a few days, increase to 2x a day. Let it dry for 30 secs if you apply moisturizer. This is best used to prevent acne, so use consistently and don't skip a day.

                    My acne, for the first time ever, has now been gone for months! I get about 1 zit a month, which I zap with PC BHA 9 & it's gone in a day or two. Thanks PC!!! < 3

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

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