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My Skin Has Never Felt So Good
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Travel Kit - Travel Kit:
I'm posting this for my daughter, who just texted me to say how much she loves Paula's Choice. She is 20 years old and has used several different skin care lines, by far her favorite for her skin - sensitive skin with acne is this one. This is what she texted me today "I don't think my skin has ever felt so good. Paula's Choice is a miracle" !
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Wanted to like it, but...
By Friendly Face
from Dallas, TX
I have suffered from adult acne for years without finding products that worked consistently over a long enough period of time. I really wanted to like Paula's Choice acne products because I trust the company's scientific judgment and ethics. Moreover, I don't consider my skin super sensitive. The first time I used all three products in the kit, I was very impressed with how they controlled oil without overdrying and gave my skin a clean feeling. However, every time since the first time that I have used the toner and lotion that came with the regular strength sample kit, my face has become red, itchy, and felt like it was burning. This sensation lasts ALL DAY. The last time I decided to try the products again, by the end of the day, the sensitive skin at the top of my cheekbones was red and had puffed out, and my cheeks felt puffy, too. Needless to say, I think I'm going to have to throw the products away (except for the cleanser, which seems to work well). Back to the drawing board...
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Run, don't walk ...
from New Zealand
About Me Beauty Expert
Run, don't walk to get this kit!My skin has been acting crazy since October last year ... I've been trying EVERYTHING to get it back to its usual calm and clear self. Even my usually failsafe combo of PC Skin Balancing cleanser, 2% liquid BHA & 5% BP were not working - just drying me out and inflaming my breakouts further. I can only assume my skin has changed ... I'm 32 now - I've noticed increased sensitivity and a little more dryness than before. Anyway, the breakouts have been driving me crazy and I was thinking of caving and seeing a doctor/derm. I tried this kit as a last resort, figuring I had nothing to lose. The only reason I hadn't tried it earlier being that I figured it would be too strong/drying. And, for whatever reason I saw it as something for teenagers etc.But, WOW! Three days in and my skin is 90% clear. I'm confident I'll be perfectly clear by the end if the week. I'm blown away.The Clear cleanser has been the biggest surprise: it is far gentler than the Skin Balancing - even the Calm for Normal to Oily. It barely foams, and leaves my skin feeling deep cleaned but in no way dry or tight. The Clear BHA is perfect ... Hands down my favourite PC BHA (I've tried 2% liquid, Calm 1%, Resist foam, Resist BHA toner, Resist 9%). It's effective, hydrating and calming.The Clear 2.5% BP is a much better match for me than the 5%. Effective and zero irritation.I tried using the Calm serum and Calm normal to oily moisturiser with this kit but both were misses for me. I actually felt my face heat up. So, I switched these products out for Cerave PM lotion and my skin couldn't be happier.SPF-wise, I'm experimenting with the Calm normal to oily SPF 30 and Elta MD UV Clear so I'll see how that goes.Once, my skin has stabilized, I want to try alternating the Clear BHA with PC's Retinol Booster.Having sensitive skin, I find using just one active treatment (exfoliant/vitamin c/retinol) PM only is the best approach. I've experimened with layering products AM and PM / PM only - spending more time and going through my products faster - and never got the results I wanted. Just confused, irritated skin.Epic review ... But I feel very passionately about this kit. Acne is such a self-esteem killer. If this review can help anyone get clear faster, nothing would make me happier.Good luck. :)
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
The best thing you can do for yourself
Comments about Clear Regular Strength Acne Trial Kit - Trial Kit:
Horrendous acne for a decade. Depression scale ugliness. I used this trial kit along with pore minimizing toner and Resist wrinkles and breakouts moisturizer. The kit caused dryness even on my oil slick, so I was glad to have the moisturizer. The toner helped my skin feel 'relieved'. The add-ons make a difference especially at the start of your healing. The cleanser has an antibacterial and is tough enough to remove makeup which was important because my skin was so bad at that time I had to wear heavy concealer always. I do have a Clarsonic, but found that my natural sea sponge worked just as well, especially after some healing.The exfoliator cleared out my lesser acne issues such as black heads and reduced bumps STAT and improved my skin conditioning by the end of the bottle. I used it twice a day because my skin is generally not sensitive to product. I bought another bottle and found that as my skin improved it was actually better to use it once a day. Your skin will feel like silky velvet. Legit. Now I use it every few days and a once a week 4% foam.Finally, I used the cream peroxide all over my face twice a day which helped with the inflammation and cystic acne. Note that this product alone will not fix the cystic acne, but the whole line will do miracles. After another full size of this product, I had significantly less cystic issues. Reduce use when you reach this point otherwise it will end up contributing to irritation. It is a delicate balance and I've found that you're skin will constantly improve but you have to make the proper adjustments for your skin. Personally started using it as a spot treatment when needed and all over the face only a few days before my monthly due to hormonal breakouts. However, I continue to use the cleaner twice a day and the exfoliator every few days. I still use the toner but ran out of moisturizer, the toner had started balancing my oil production at this point. My skin was starting to feel a little tight but that was a month without moisturizer. I cannot describe the transformation. My skin was so damaged that it was dead on my face. It had no sensation, and yet swollen across the entire surface of my face. It was beaten down so badly that it could do nothing to help itself. Now, it glows like a teenagers, it's bright and alive is the only way I can describe it. I still have extensive scarring but my skin is alive now, and it is working towards healing. The scars are already lessening and I'm in the process of adjusting my skin care routine to help heal the deep pits.If you have super bad acne like I did I hope I convinced you to take the plunge. This is a life changing product to start with and go from there. Whatever you need you will find it and in the best formulation in the PC product line.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Clears skin finally
from New York, New York
I have ''good skin'' with occasional breakouts typically but lately I've been breaking out like a teenager for no apparent reason. I even got a painful under the skin cyst that I haven't had in years. I received the products on Saturday, it is now Monday and my breakouts are GONE, the painful cyst is now dried up and has a little crust top that has to fall off naturally. Aside from that, my skin is crystal clear! I am beyond impressed and so glad to have my old skin back! not sure what caused the horrendous breakouts but I wont be without this ever again just as a preventative. I love Paula's Choice and now exclusively use only her products. Furthermore, unlike most acne products, this did not dry me out. Another great Paula's purchase!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I wanted so badly to like this product
from Winnipeg, MB
About Me Minimalist
I had high hopes for these products but unfortunately, not only did it NOT deliver, but I had several break outs afterwards. Maybe it's just my skin, but think twice when ordering.
I was leaning towards Proactive+ but PC products had more positive reviews. I chose this Clear Trial Kit because of my acne-prone, combination skin. I am now 44 where blackheads are located in my oily areas (forehead & nose) and now I am experiencing cystic acne in my dry areas (jawline to chin/lower chin/neck area) which I think is odd to have acne in dry areas. Here is my take on the 3 products so far, for I am on my 2nd week of use.Cleanser: Very light texture, foams nicely and leaves skin feeling refreshed, no residue. However, for the amount of cleanser you get in the full size for the price is not budget friendly.Exfoliant: Skin felt softer and smooth after one application. Obsorbs quickly. Saw results after a few days. Works on lessening blackheads. Unsure if it is this product or the BP that is lessening the redness of the cystic acne. Only wish this "CLEAR" line of exfoliant came in a Gel. The light, water consistency liquid makes it VERY hard to apply with your hands but if you use a cotton applicator, I feel much of the product is being wasted.2.5% BP Treatment: I applied this only to my acne-prone areas twice & it lead to me having dry skin like I have never experienced before. Alligator-type drying which has still not resolved and it has been 4 days. I will use this as a spot treatment only.Beautypedia has many high-rated OTC cleansers that I will be checking out, for I will not be purchasing this cleanser due to it's volume -vs- cost. The exfoliant I will purchase in the full size but just wish it came in a Gel under the "CLEAR" line. The BP I will use as a spot treatment but will probably not purchase. If I continue to have areas of cystic acne after I finish the BP, I might look into the 9% BHA.
Service and delivery comments:
Customer service was great when I called to let them know that when I received this kit, there was product leaking out. They had no problem sending me out another kit which I should be receiving soon.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
shocked how well this worked
By Happy Mom
from Chagrin Falls, OH
This was an amazing product. My 17 year old daughter had lots of big pimples, especially around her hair line and nose. She used this regularly and after three weeks her face is completely clear as though she has no acne problem. This is truly an amazing kit. And, I am so thankful that all three parts were included so there was no guessing on my part. It was certainly worth the sample risk and now we are making our 2nd regular purchase of the full size products. Thank you so much for the sample kit!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
So far so good
from Des Moines, IA
I had read Paula's book years ago but never tried her products. Then recently while looking for reviews on Proactive, I found her website and decided to give it a try. I have oily skin and congested pores/blackheads but don't really get many pimples. It's hard to find a product that works and doesn't over dry or irritate. I decided to get the trial kit to see if this product was for me.I love the cleanser. The first thing I noticed was how clean it gets my skin. And it does this with out stripping and drying me out. My skin feels soft after using it. The exfoliant works well too. It goes on just like a toner. No irritation. I'm not sure how this is different for the BHAs that are also sold. The products seem similar. I'm going to try the 2% BHA liquid to see if I like that as well. The third step lotion was fine. I did get a pimple right before I started the product and this seemed to zap it in only one day. I do get a little redness but I didn't really notice if this made a difference or not. Maybe it takes a little bit more time. Like the other two products, this wasn't harsh and didn't irritate. I'm not sure it's something I need in my regular routine though or not.Overall I really like this collection. I think it's a good way to give Paula's Choice a try and get an idea of what products may work best for you. I've order to full size cleanser along with the 2% BHA liquid and the mineral moisturizer/sunscreen and look forward to seeing how that routine works for me.
It as okay
I was extremely excited to use this system. I've done a lot of research and the reviews are great. These products unfortunately did not improve my acne. In fact, by week two my skin had significantly worsened. My skin tends to get worse before it gets better so is a bit confusing to tell if this system is right for me or not. I just purchased the full size kit. I believe I need more time to make a fair opinion. The toner suprinsgly did not dry out my skin (as most toners/exfoliants do. It actually made my skin look oily. The cream started to dry out my skin near the end of the treatment. Aside from all the negativity, I think the kit worthy trying and its of great value. The products lasted more than two weeks and I did notice an improvement in the texture of my skin, though the acne was still there and worse than before.