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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from MO - Missouri
About Me Finicky Beauty Lover
Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 4 oz:
Love the product. Bottle is terrible.I am fiercely loyal to the standard PC 2% BHA liquid (in the white bottle), but I bought the Clear 2% BHA formula because it was on sale. This particular one is a bit more greasy than the other formula, but otherwise ok. I used this for a few weeks and started to break out, but the breakouts ended up being from an expired sunscreen. My skin started to love this after I removed the other irritating component from my routine.This product itself, DEFINITELY earns 4 stars. I especially like it when combined with the Paula's Choice toner for oily skin (I didn't believe in toner until I tried this one--seriously go try it).The one deal breaker with Clear Extra Strength: THE BOTTLE IS LEAKY. Don't put this in your carryon. Don't put it in your makeup bag. It can live in your medicine cabinet. I have probably wasted a good amount of this product exfoliating the inside of my makeup back and duffle. I don't want to buy products that require a zip lock bag when I pack for an overnight.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Wow! I have tried everything to control my adult acne. I get a lot of under the skin bumps that leave major hyper pigmentation. After one application, I could tell a major difference the next morning! A week later and my face just keeps getting better and better! Red marks have faded and no new acne. So thankful for this product. I have literally tried everything- store brands to a dermatologist line. This has been a miracle product!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
A little pricey but it really works
from Boulder, CO
Best part of this product is the fact that you don't have to use a heavy moisturizer afterwards to combat drying effects - There's no alcohol in it. Just a mild tingle after usage, no burning.Very expensive for the small amount, which runs out quickly because of the twice a day usage. But hey, it actually works, which is why I'm willing to pay the price!I would love to see a 6 oz supply for a better price! :)
Service and delivery comments:
Extremely fast shipping.
Great product used in tandem with the Skin Clearing Treatmen
from Allentown, PA
I have combination skin and am always looking for a blemish spot treatment. While Paula's Choice offers a number of products specifically made for that purpose, I've found that the CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant plus the CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment With 5% Benzoyl Peroxide provide an exceptional one-two punch for any blemish I have! Because of the dry areas of my skin, I don't apply these products all over my face as one with acne would do. Instead, I apply them with a q-tip on particular blemishes before going to bed, and they work SO WELL.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
My holy grail product
About Me Acne Prone Skin, Skin Care Enthusiast
I am 30 years old and have dealt with acne prone skin since I was a teenager. In pursuit of the perfect routine to minimize breakouts and maintain hydration, I have adjusted my daily skin care routine as new Paula's Choice products are introduced. I realize that not everyones skin reacts the same to certain products, but if you are struggling with acne I strongly recommend giving this a try.I have used this exfoliant for a few years and this is the only product that is a nightly MUST!!! It has completely transformed my skin and minimized my breakouts. I began using this with the CLEAR Extra Strength kit which was perfect starting point for developing a personalized skin care routine. I now use this product in combination with RESIST products (normal to oily skin). I will continue to use this product for as long as it is available.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
First product to EVER clear my acne
About Me Minimalist
I started having cystic acne around the time that I was twelve, due to Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. I have tried everything to clear my acne, over the counter stuff, prescriptions, alternative meds, even oral prescription medications, everything except oral trentionin, as I was scared of the side effects. Nothing has ever worked. I started using this a month and a half ago. At first once a day, now twice a day. My skin is the clearest it's ever been in 24 years. I actually looked in the mirror the other day and cried because I was so relieved. Right now, I only have one active cyst along my jaw line as compared to the normal 8-14. This product has been a MIRACLE for me. I am a Paula's Choice convert for life. I plan to slowly switch out all my products for Paula's Choice ones. And I plan to tell EVERYONE I know who suffers from acne about this product. Please, don't ever discontinue it!
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Just Wasn't For My Skin
from Las Vegas, NV
This product was too strong for my skin. On the first use it immediately irritated and burned my skin. This was the first PC product that I was so scared of the reaction it had on my skin that had to run into the bathroom to try to wash it off. I would suggest trying the regular strength Clear Exfoliating Solution prior to trying the extra strength.
I have to say its magical
from El Paso Tx
About Me Beauty Conscious
This magic liquid cured my acne! at 40 years I begun to have hormonal acne I tried acne products but didn't work and made me look older, I actually went to gyn because it was so persistent and wieird but no results.I tried this because I was traveling and had a sample, and it sounds weird but I applied it, walked to next room, and when I returned to the mirror my face looked like "prettiest"It completely changed my face, I apply it with fingers, not cotton ball, twice a day, and THAT'S ALL!, I don't even need the benzoil peroxide lotion, with this magic exfoliant by next month I had perfect skin, and no dryness, I love it and recommend it 100%
Greasy, More breakouts
I suffer from occasional breakouts and hormonal acne. After having a worse than normal time with my skin, I wanted to try acne targeted products. PC is my go to, but this product was a total miss for me. It feels very greasy and heavy going on and led to more an reoccurring breakouts. I will not be purchasing this again.
Service and delivery were excellent even if the product was not.
Customer Service Response: 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 a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
Breakouts stopped in their tracks!!
By Russian beauty
from New York, New York
About Me Beauty Expert
I follow a strict Pauls's skincare routine and have seen a major decrease in blemishes on my combination skin. But I was still getting blemishes and it was frustrating! finally I realized that an exfoliant was the only missing step in the routine that Paula's Choice recommends so I decided to give it a try. All I can say is WOW!!!! I have completely stopped breaking out, its unbelievable! I will never be without this again. Now I truly have the best skin of my life, just like the company slogan haha. The one tiny drawback is that it feels greasy when you apply it but that's only temporary until it absorbs, it's so worth it though. And, it's strong so be careful with dryness as your skin acclimates to this. I recommend that you apply once a day and see how that goes before going up to twice a day. My skin looks amazing!! This is a holy grail product.