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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Minimalist
Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 4 oz:
I really like this product a lot. I applied it on my skin before putting a tretinoin cream and have been seeing great results. It's only been about a week and I already see my post acne red marks fading.I only use it at night since my skin can't handle using it both day and night.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
Regular is better
from New Brunswick, Cananda
About Me Beauty Conscious
I have been using this twice a day, except for a few nights a week when I use my PC weekly retexturizing foam (highly recommend) in place of it. It does help treat/prevent acne/blackheads and does a good job at minimizing redness at breakout areas, but honestly I found no difference in effectiveness between this and the regular strength. The extra strength also left a tacky residue that regular did not and for these two reasons I'm just going to go back to the regular strength next time.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Not good packaging for travel
from Marietta, OH
About Me Beauty Expert
I love the product itself. I have been using it for about a year now and it does a fantastic job gently exfoliating my face. My only complaint is the bottle leaks.. I have to make sure that it is upright on a counter in my bathroom. Definitely do not travel with this product unless you put some in a different bottle (Which is a pain). I recently took this on a family trip and lost about 1/4 of the product in the bag. I even checked to make sure it was sealed and it was so I have no idea why but this bottle leaks.. It's not a faulty bottle because I've had the same problem with every one I have bought. Love the product and I will continue to repurchase just hope that Paula's Choice will put this in new packaging so I don't lose product.
(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Words cannot describe how much this product has improved my life. For the first time, my skin is CLEAR. I haven't had a breakout in months, which has NEVER happened. I'm one of those people who have tried it all: proactive, prescriptions, not-wearing makeup, OCM, changing/eliminating foods from my diet--everything. This is the ONLY product that has helped, and I am still astounded by its effectiveness. Like many other people, I was hesitant to try out this product because I feel like I would just waste more money, but please don't give up on it yet. I started with the BHA liquid, and saw improvement, so I stepped it up and used the normal strength acne exfoliant and saw even more improvement, so I decided to go with the extra strength. I have combination skin that gets really oily on my forehead but I can get dry patchers around my mouth. This product did not dry out my skin whatsoever and I use it 2x a day. In fact, I feel like it almost moisturizes my skin. I am eternally grateful for this product--thank you Paula's Choice! I no longer feel self conscious about my skin, and that has been a concern throughout my entire teenage years, and especially through my younger 20's (when I felt like all of my friends grew out of the acne stage except me!)
(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Great for Stubborn Acne
from Pasadena, CA
I was using another PC BHA 2% product that wasn't doing much for my acne. I saw that this was the strongest daily BHA product that PC offered, so I decided to invest in the trial size. Within 3 days most of my acne was gone, and with 10 days all of my acne was gone. I highly recommend this product to anyone suffering from particularly stubborn acne.
(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Daniel C.
from Austin, Texas
Well done Paula's Choice! This product is amazing for my sensitive, acne-prone skin. I cannot say with certainty that this has stopped my acne breakouts, but it has definitely shrunk my blackheads and pores. I especially like that the product does not feel like a toner on the skin: it feels weightless after you apply it and give it about 30 seconds to dry. This item was very easy to incorporate into my routine (day and night) and did not cause me any irritation whatsoever. I feel like it helped reduce my redness over time and evened out my skin tone. I will definitely be reordering this product!
(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Strong and very effective
from New York, NY
I've been using the clear regular strength, but when that wasn't keeping my face clear, I switched to this. These two products are actually very different. The regular strength one is very lightweight, and practically feels like water. This extra strength exfoliant is much thicker and feels more greasy on the skin. However, the extra strength formulation is also a lot more drying. I used to just put the exfoliant on with my hands, but after a week, my palms started peeling from dryness! However, this weird combo of very drying greasiness is actually working wonders for my skin. I think once you get past the texture, this product is amazing!
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
By Mickie Mouse
I am 63 years old and have had acne for 50 years! I have really tried everything, but this product works for me. I use the cleaner and this once a day. In the winter I use the moisturizer, too. Has eliminated my cyctic acne and pustules, reduced whiteheads and blackheads to the best level I've ever had. Don't give up until you try this. I have very oily skin. Thank you Paula's choice.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not for me
I purchased the trial size which I am so happy that this was offered (Thank you Paula's Choice). I used this for two weeks and the first thing i noticed was the may face was very greasy. I have an oily T-zone but have been able to control it with Paula's Choice oil control lotion. After a few days, my face felt tight and dry. I stopped using the blemish treatment after a week because my skin became dry and flaky (I was using it twice a day). I have hormonal acne and I didn't have any worse breakouts than normal, but I will still having them. If you have hormonal acne, this probably isn't the product for you.
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Very harsh product. I bought this along with the analogous regular strength product to compare. At first, I liked this one better because it soon had a noticeable effect on the whiteheads on my nose. By the end of the week, however, the skin on my nose started peeling even though I applied only a tiny amount once a day, followed by a rich moisturizer. I then tried using it every other day but the problem persisted.
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 an assist you with a possible exchange or refund.