Clear Regular Strength Kit

Acne, you’re cleared for takeoff. Everything you need to treat acne plus send clogged pores, breakouts, and redness packing for good. Wave goodbye now.
Item #: 470
  • Acne Breakouts, Enlarged Pores
  • For All Skin Types
  • 3 products: Clear Cleanser, Clear Regular Strength Exfoliant, Clear Regular Strength Blemish Treatment

Please Note: Do not use the Exfoliating Solution if you are allergic to aspirin or its derivatives.

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Customer Ratings:

86 out of 100
(Based on 176 Reviews)
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  1. Gabriela
    Reviewed on Friday, November 28, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Didn't help
    • Tested the product for more than a month and a half. The product caused breakouts in all areas where it was used instead of reducing my acne. Stopped using the product and my skin looks better now.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact our Customer Care team for information about a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  2. Sydney M.
    Reviewed on Monday, November 10, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Really works!!
    • This trio has improved my skin so much!! I have very sensitive skin, but found the face wash to be very gentle and I use the rest of the line once a day to avoid tightness/drying my skin out. My acne is virtually gone, and the texture of my skin is so much smoother! I highly recommend!! try the trail kit if unsure!!

  3. Ellen
    Reviewed on Monday, November 10, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Fantastic
    • I have used a lot of acne products and this is by far the best! I have never had tons of acne but I definitely have problem areas like my chin. I also have extremely dry skin so using traditional acne products was always a problem because many of them are just too strong. This system works so well. I can use it morning and evening without excessive dryness or making my skin sore. The only down side is that I run out of the solution first. I wish it was just slightly larger. Otherwise fantastic.

  4. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Friday, November 07, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Moisturizer?
    • I'm contemplating trying this for the first time, but I'm wondering if a moisturizer is recommended after using all 3? Or would using my own moisturizer on top of this treatment be a problem?

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, November 10, 2014

    Hi, and thanks for your comments! A moisturizer is absolutely fine to use after the steps in this routine - and if the current moisturizer you're using is well-formulated and free of irritants, you can definitely go ahead and use it!
     

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  5. Cecilia
    Reviewed on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    It works!
    • I have mild acne and this works wonders! I'm so glad i found something that finally works. I now barley get breakouts. It did tend to dry my skin up but other than that I love it.

  6. Gina M.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    15 years of Proactiv use before this!
    • I got the trial kit first, then the big kit. The cleanser is unimpressive, but the exfoliant and treatment are phenomenal! I always run out of the exfoliant before everything else though. I pair the Murad clarifying cleanser with the exfoliant and treatment and have great success. I follow up with the 'anti aging clear skin hydrator', and my skin looks great!

  7. Kay G
    Reviewed on Wednesday, October 08, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    What finally worked
    • This is the best acne system I've ever tried. After using over-the-counter creams, proactiv, and overly-expensive, "pharmaceutical-grade" products from a clinic, I'm glad I finally found this. Unlike the other products, this kit didn't dry out my skin at all, cleared up my acne, and gave me the best skin of my life. :)

  8. Elyse V.
    Reviewed on Sunday, September 28, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Two out of three
    • I noticed my blackheads had cleared up almost all the way and the texture of my skin was very smooth. This was all due to the exfoliant in step two which I loved and have repurchased. However, my acne never cleared up and I'm not sure it even made a difference other than slightly drying out my skin. Step one, the cleanser I can surely due without as it did nothing special.

  9. Allison S.
    Reviewed on Monday, September 08, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Surprised!
    • I like this line of products far more than I expected to! Been using all three (cleanser, exfoliant and benzoyl peroxide treatment) and it has helped my skin feel and look a lot more balanced. I have true combination skin that's also very sensitive. I'm prone to an oily t-zone, dry patches on chin and my skin has always been extremely sensitive. These products seem to mellow it all out- can't think of a better way to describe it!

  10. Angie L.
    Reviewed on Monday, September 08, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    disappointed :-(
    • I wanted to love this line so much! I was so excited especially since it was cruelty-free and because of the prior reviews. Unfortunately I was let down. I have oily skin with large pores and chronic breakouts. I've been using the entire product line for about 3 weeks and my skin is just as oily and my breakouts are a lot worse! It has made my pores shrink minimally but not enough to make up for the increased breakouts. Glad I didn't pay full price or I would be more disappointed.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, September 08, 2014

    Thanks for your review! Although we'd urge you to stick with this routine longer (breakouts can get worse before they get better because the exfoliant loosens a lot of the clogs and debris that would eventually lead to breakouts), we also understand if you want to stop using this routine. If that's the case, please contact us to arrange a refund.

    —Admin
  11. Diana
    Reviewed on Saturday, August 30, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    !
    • I decided to give the 2 week trial a try after I started breaking out real bad all of a sudden and my regular routine wasn't working. I had what looked like a rash, a bunch of red zits some oozing white stuff. I've been using this products for two days and they are no longer red or oozing. My skin isn't drying out it actually looks a lot healthier, I will most likely buy the full product if I keep seeing improvements!

  12. Carolynn
    Reviewed on Friday, August 22, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love love love!!!!
    • This acne line is AMAZING!!! So impressed with this line! It took me a few weeks to sort out what works best for my skin without drying it out like crazy (if you are trying this for the first time do NOT use the exfoliant/blemish treatment twice a day, your skin will be crazy dry). I only use the exfoliant at night and the blemish treatment every other day. I use the Hydralight lotion at night and the Skin Recovery moisturizer during the day. My skin has never felt better!!

  13. RR
    Reviewed on Monday, August 11, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Clearing up very persistent acne
    • This line is fantastic, to say the least!! I've struggled with acne my entire adult life. While two rounds of Accutane staved off breakouts for a while, the acne would eventually come back. I can't say I had much hope for a product line after my history with persistent acne of all types, but this one has worked wonders. It doesn't dry my skin out, the redness has significantly subsided, and the acne is clearing up quickly. I wish I'd heard of PC sooner. I'd saved myself taking Accutane.

  14. Rebecca S
    Reviewed on Saturday, August 09, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Works Wonders but really dried out my skin
    • I am 18 years old and I have never really had a problem with acne until recently. Clogged pores, cystic acne, you name it. With me leaving in a few weeks for school and my skin breaking out I was desperate to get something that would be cheap and worked fast. It's just my forth day using this and my skin is almost all cleared up. AMAZING. However this really dried out my skin, which makes my makeup look horrible. Any recommendations on moisturizers???

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, August 11, 2014

    Thanks for your review! Two suggestions: 1. You may want to reduce frequency of use of the BHA exfoliant (step 2) to once daily or separate its application from the benzoyl peroxide product (step 3) applying one in the morning and the other at night. As for moisturizers, we suspect you'll love, love, love our Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel!

    —Admin
  15. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, August 02, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Cleared Up Teen Acne
    • When my 13 year-old's acne did not improve with regular cleansing and over-the-counter acne treatments, I purchased the Clear Regular Strength Kit with the high hopes that this would help him much more. Thankfully, he was open to trying and using the products, but it is difficult to get him to cooperate or remember all three steps regularly. His skin has improved dramatically, but it definitely took at least 4 weeks to see that improvement. You just need to stick with it and give it time.

  16. Emma R.
    Reviewed on Monday, July 21, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Godsend!
    • I found Paula's Choice after seeing the name a couple of times while researching my skin woes (very clogged pores, oily/combo + sensitive skin). I was feeling SO depressed about the condition of my face. My skin was either an oil slick or a red, peeling, irritated mess from over-scrubbing, I couldn't get to a happy medium. I bought this and the BHA 2% gel, and my skin has turned around 80 percent or so! It's only been a few weeks but getting better every day.

  17. Tiffany F.
    Reviewed on Monday, July 21, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Disappointed
    • I'm 40 and have cystic acne. I've tried many products without much success, and decided to try this based on someone's recommendation. I started using the Clear products four weeks ago. Unfortunately, it hasn't made a difference. My face has actually gotten slightly worse the past few days. I really wanted to like this, but it just doesn't work for me.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Thanks for your review! We're sorry this didn't work for you. We generally do not recommend our Regular Strength CLEAR line for cystic acne, as this type of acne typically doesn't respond well with over-the-counter anti-acne products. Cystic-type acne demands medical attention and intervention. Check out this article for more info, and please contact us to arrange a a return/refund.

    —Admin
  18. Erica Y.
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 13, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Wonderful
    • I usually don't write reviews but for this one I must! I'm 23 and I've had acne since high school. I have a combination + sensitive skin and I was worried that there would be no permanent solution, but this really might be it. With these three + good moisturizer for a little over one month now, my acne is almost all gone. I only get a few when I'm really tired or stressed but otherwise it's been great. My skin definitely feels so different from how it used to be. Love it!

  19. Laura C.
    Reviewed on Saturday, July 12, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    WOW.
    • I've been dealing with hormonal breakouts for years. While I have the worst of it under control, there was a patch on my cheek that just did not want to clear up, along with new breakouts happening almost every day. This set has helped my skin clear up tremendously. When I do get a new breakout it's gone in a day or two with no scarring left behind. I honestly can't even remember the last time I've been this happy with my skin!!

  20. Elise
    Reviewed on Friday, July 11, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Life Saver
    • This kit has improved my skin more in the last 3 months than in over 7 years of battling moderate acne with every other product on the market. I was skeptical at first due to my dry skin (very dry in winter), but am overjoyed by how well this stuff works. The results are not instantaneous, but the wait is well worth it. If I consistently wash my face once in morning, and once at night, I am pimple free! Amazing.

  21. Kaitlyn M.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, July 08, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Can't say enough good things
    • I had moderate acne for 9 years. I have tried just about every acne system out there from drugstore to very expensive. For the first time I feel like my acne is under control. My skin has never looked better than it does now. I use the cleanser and exfoliating solution 2xday and I use the Skin Clearing Treatment at night. Tips: Stick with it for a good 6-8 weeks before you decide it doesn't work. Intoduce the exfoliant and treatment slowly or you may experience a lot of dry flaky skin.

  22. Sarah H.
    Reviewed on Saturday, July 05, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Not so sure yet
    • I ordered this skin care kit about a month ago and have been using ever since. I'm only 19 and just a year ago my breakouts started to spread to my chin and forehead, it only used to be on my cheeks. So far I can tell that my breakouts don't last as long with this product and that they go away quicker if I do get an inflamed pimple or two. However, my cheeks and below get super dry with this product, is there any moisturizer I can use that will help but not break out at the same time?

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, July 14, 2014

    Thanks for your review! Try Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel with this kit, and you may also want to reduce frequency of use on the benzoyl peroxide product to once daily (morning or evening) or once every other day.

    —Admin
  23. Eva
    Reviewed on Thursday, July 03, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    doesn't work
    • I bought this product because of the good reviews on it. I have been using it for a month and I am quite disappointed on the result. I still get acne (more than before I used it) and it didn't really clear up my previous acne. My acne scars are still red that I don't think this product reduce the redness effectively. I guess maybe this just doesn't work on me. One thing I like about this product is that the cleanser doesn't dry out my skin like the ones I have used before.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Thursday, July 03, 2014

    Thanks for your review! We'd encourage you to stick with the routine a bit longer, but if you remain unhappy, please contact us for additional product assistance or for help with returning the products.

    —Admin
  24. Kylie M.
    Reviewed on Sunday, June 22, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Sticking with it
    • I am on day 22 of using these, and for the first 18 days I nearly gave up. I was still breaking out constantly. But in the last couple days I have noticed I am getting less new zits everyday. Lots of my little white bumps on my forehead and chin have gone down in numbers and severity and my skin looks less irritated. I am writing this so that other people don't give up after a week or two, I am hoping it is all up hill from here and my skin continues to heal! All I want is a better moisturizer!

  25. Angela U.
    Reviewed on Friday, June 13, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    I was skeptical, but it really works!
    • I'm 47 & I've had cystic acne my entire life. Not only have I had to deal with the breakouts, I also have redness & scarring as a result of so many years of it. I've tried a lot of acne products but nothing has ever PREVENTED the breakouts. Many products dry my skin out afterwards, but none of them actually keep the acne from starting. I've been using this 3 step kit for about a month, & I can honestly say I haven't had any breakouts, plus the scarring & redness have faded! This stuff is great!!

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Products in the Clear Regular Strength Kit Include:

Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser:
All Skin Types
This gentle, but thorough formula quickly dissolves oil, dead skin cells, and makeup that can clog pores.

Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution:
All Skin Types
This completely unique solution feels water-light and soothing on skin. It exfoliates, kills bacteria, and reduces redness.

Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment:
All Skin Types
Consider this an essential, fast-acting treatment for anyone struggling with acne. 2.5% benzoyl peroxide goes to work immediately to reduce acne-causing bacteria

FREE Pack of Oil-Blotting Papers:
These handy and discrete Oil-Blotting Papers instantly absorb excess surface oil and leave your skin smooth and matte. These tissue-thin papers will not disturb your makeup nor will they add any powder to the skin.

Sources to support the claims made for Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser

Biochemistry and Pharmacology, June 2007, pages 1,786-1,795; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2007, pages 124-135; Contact Dermatitis, June 2006, pages 303-312; British Journal of Dermatology, July 2005, pages 124-131; Skin Research and Technology, February 2005, pages 53–60; Dermatologic Therapy, January 2004, pages 16–25; European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, November 2003, pages 407-412; Cutis, December 2001, Supplemental, pages 12–19; and Skin Research and Technology, July 2001, pages 49–55.

Sources to support the claims made for Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution

Cutis, July 2009, pages 48–55; Biochemistry and Pharmacology, June 2007, pages 1,786-1,795; Contact Dermatitis, June 2006, pages 303-312; British Journal of Dermatology, July 2005, pages 124-131; Archives of Internal Medicine, July 2002, pages 1531–1532; Annals of Dermatology and Venereology, January 2002, pages 137–142; Archives of Dermatology, November 2000, pages 1390–1395; Dermatology, 1999, volume 199, number 1, pages 50–53; and Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, volume 175, issue 1, pages 76–82.

Sources to support the claims made for Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment

Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, October 2009, pages 2,555–2,562; Dermatologic Clinics, January 2009, pages 33–42; British Journal of Dermatology, August 2008, pages 480–481; and Dermatology Therapy, March-April 2008, pages 86–95; Dermatologic Surgery, July 2005, pages 873–880; Lancet, December 2004, pages 21882195; Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, September-October 2000, pages 292–296; and www.naturaldatabase.com.

Key Ingredients: bisabolol, honeysuckle flower extract, benzoyl peroxide, panthenol, glycerin, allantoin, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium hyaluronate, triclosan, salicylic acid

Product Ingredients:

Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser:
Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (detergent cleansing agent), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer (polymer thickening agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient/slip agent), PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate (thickener), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (detergent cleansing agent), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (emulsifier), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Triclosan (antibacterial agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (solubolizing agent), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin (preservatives).

Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution:
Active: Salicylic Acid 2% Inactive: Water, Dipropylene Glycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), Pentylene Glycol (slip agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Sodium Hyaluronate (water-binding agent), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin (anti-irritants), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), PEG/PPG-17/6/Copolymer (solvent), Methyl Gluceth-20 (skin-conditioning agent), Glycereth-26 (thickener), Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (skin-conditioning agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent).

Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment:
Active: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (anti-bacterial agent) Inactive: Water, Ethoxydiglycol (water-binding agent/solvent), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (thickeners), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Allantoin, Bisabolol, (soothing agents), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Ceteareth-20, Steareth-20 (thickeners), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Isopropyl Myristate (thickener), Polyacrylamide (film-forming agent), C13-14 Isoparaffin, Xanthan Gum (thickeners/stabilizers).

Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser:
DIRECTIONS: Splash the face and eyes generously with tepid to slightly warm water. Spread a nickel- to quarter-sized amount of cleanser over your fingers and apply to facial skin with gentle but vigorous circular motions. Rinse well. Repeat or use with a clean washcloth to remove heavy makeup.

Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution:
DIRECTIONS: Use twice daily. After cleansing with Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser, soak a large cotton ball with Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution and gently stroke over face. Pay special attention to acne- and blackhead-prone areas. Do not rinse. Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, and mucous membranes. If excessive dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once per day or once every other day.

Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment:
DIRECTIONS: Apply to affected areas after cleansing and exfoliating. Because excessive drying may occur, start with 1 application and gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed. 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 25 or greater.

Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.

Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser:

I already use a Paula's Choice cleanser. Do I have to use the Clear cleanser?

You don't have to but it is recommended. The Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser contains a unique antibacterial agent that's designed to begin the process of killing acne-causing bacteria. It is designed to work with the other products in the Clear range, but if you prefer your regular Paula's Choice cleanser, you may continue to use it with other Clear products.

The Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser contains triclosan, an ingredient Paula has mentioned isn't a good option for acne. Why did she include it?

Paula and her team decided to include triclosan in our Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser due to its potential to begin the process of killing acne-causing bacteria. Recent research indicates that triclosan may play a stronger role than originally thought when it comes to anti-acne skincare. We have used triclosan in an amount that is effective as a first line of defense against acne-causing bacteria; however, benzoyl peroxide (the active ingredient in our leave-on Clear Acne Fighting Treatments) is the antibacterial powerhouse when acne is the concern.

Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution:

How does Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution differ from Paula's regular BHA products?

Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution contains salicylic acid just like all of her other BHA products. The difference is that this product is a nearly weightless liquid for those struggling with acne and blackheads. It also contains specialized anti-irritants and a blend of skin-conditioning agents designed to help calm skin that's inflamed and reddened from acne.

Why didn't Paula formulate a 1% salicylic acid exfoliant for the Clear line?

The Clear line was designed to be an over-the-counter routine that's as effective as possible for those struggling with acne. Rather than offer an exfoliant with 1% salicylic acid, Paula opted to use 2% but formulate the product so its pH is slightly higher but still within range for efficacy. The penetration enhancers chosen help control the release of salicylic acid into the skin; the result is an effective product that's surprisingly gentle.

Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment:

Why doesn't Paula's Choice offer a 10% strength benzoyl peroxide?

Paula feels that once you have tried a 2.5% and then a 5% benzoyl peroxide product and determined that these did not give you results, the next sensible step is to look into a prescription topical antibiotic for blemishes such as Benzamycin or Clindamycin. Trying a 10% benzoyl peroxide may prove effective for some, but the kickback from the irritation and excessive dryness that can occur at this level may not be worth it when there are prescription products that can be more effective without the strong side effects. In any event, truly stubborn blemishes almost always require the care and supervision of a competent dermatologist.

What happened to your Extra Strength Blemish Fighting Solution?

Nothing happened except a name change! The same formula that's worked so well for thousands of Paula's Choice customers struggling with acne has been renamed and added to our Clear line. Paula wanted to reposition this product as part of her streamlined, 3-step approach for achieving Clear skin. Other than the name, Clear Extra Strength Acne Fighting Treatment is identical to our former Extra Strength Blemish Fighting Treatment.

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