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Keeps acne under control
from New Brunswick, NJ
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 4 oz:
After using this twice a day, this has kept my acne under control and I barely get breakouts anymore! It does leave a greasy film on my skin, but it's not that noticeable if you use moisturizer afterwards.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Phoenix, Arizona
This toner definitely left my skin looking brighter. I do love it but took my skin about a week to get used to it. Did feel bit of tingling first week. Made a bit of difference evening tone and lighted up a sun spot on my cheek. I will purchase it again and would recommend it. I want to try the spot removersee if it works a little better on the sun spot. Keep in mind I've only used it for two weeks and already noticed results.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great product, would highly recommend
By Sleepy Sunny
from Onatrio, Canada
About Me Minimalist
I've been using this exfoliant for about 6 months now, and I'm fairly happy with the results. I have medium toned, combination, acne prone skin. The acne I've managed to get relatively under control over the years but its left quite a bit of hyperpigmentation in its wake as well as occasional flaky dry spots. The first thing I noticed within a few weeks of adding this product to my routine was reduced acne and smoother skin. It took a few months of regular usage to see a difference in terms of the hyperpigmentation, but I'm quite happy with my skins progress so far.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I've purchased the extra strength exfoliant twice after the regular strength was not available. I thought the extra strength was better but after my last order I've noticed my skin is dry, greasy,rashes and I'm breaking out with more black heads. Maybe my skin is changing due to hormones. I'll have to return to the regular strength.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Great for sensitive, acne-prone skin
from Fredericton, Canada
I've been using this for the last month or so after receiving it in the mail. I was hesitant, given that many products break me out. However, this has been great. It helped with my dehydration-prone skin and really helped moisturize it; plus, I've had less breakouts and no purging using it every other day, and it has not once seemed harsh for my sensitive, reactive skin. I'm kicking myself for not buying it sooner!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
SAVED MY SKIN!!!!
from Greensboro, NC
About Me Beauty Expert
I use this product twice a day with the Paula's Choice 2.5% benzyl peroxide. I LOVE this combination. It's only been about 2 weeks and my face is almost 100% flawless!!! Nothing has worked as well or as quickly to reduce my breakouts. This combination is truly a miracle for my acne-plagued skin. It's even gotten rid of several hyper pigmentation spots I've had for years, and smoothed out some of the pitted scars I have. I will never be without my PC products! I do wish, however, that this came in a larger bottle. One bottle lasts about a month and a half. Although I find it pricey, I am more than willing to fork out the money for PC products because they have saved my skin and restored my self-esteem!!!! I love that there are always sales going on and coupon codes to use, makes purchasing from PC easier. Shipping is usually pretty fast, too! And I love the free samples!!!
My skin is FINALLY on it's way to being clear
from Vancouver, BC
My skin has been all over the place. I have experienced mild to moderate acne of all proportions and types for about 8-9 years starting when I was 13. I have literally tried everything, and I never thought I would be the kind of person to write this review and can say that my skin is finally nearly perfect yet here I am - all thanks to Paula's Choice. I've heard great things of Paula's Choice from beauty gurus on YouTube so I thought it couldn't hurt to try. I have dry and sometimes combination skin that is hardly ever sensitive. I purchased the Clear Extra Strength Kit and am so glad I did. Yeah, for about 3 weeks I had horribly dry and flakey skin...but I remedied that with lots of oils and manually exfoliating my skin with coconut oil and a cotton pad twice per day. I have been using Paula's Choice for about 2 months now and my skin is nearly perfect. All my scars and unevenness is gone. I have just a few very superficial pimples...I used to get those horrible deep cystic pimples that would pop up around my chin and around my mouth and sometimes my cheeks and forehead. I haven't had a cystic pimple in two months. I don't even wear foundation now. A light BB cream and some concealer under my eyes and on a spot or two is now all I need to get through my day. I have been wearing heavy foundation for nearly 8 years and now I don't have to. The exfoliation is KEY. Stick with it, and all the dead broken out skin will be sloughed off and fresh new skin will be underneath. I used the products every day. The cleanser once or twice per day. The BHA exfoliant once per day at night, and the Benzoyl Peroxide treatment once or twice per day on certain spots. I have never been this happy with my skin. I will forever be a Paula's Choice customer. I am so relieved I can now feel comfortable being seen without makeup. It is so freeing. If you're thinking about whether or not to try it....DO IT! Yes, your skin will get irritated at first and super dry and flakey but it's worth it, trust me. Plus the products last super long so the price is worth it as well.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Really great product!
I really like this stuff quite a bit. I've only been using it for a week and I hate when people say "I used this once and it complete transformed my skin!" But I genuinely feel like this product has made a difference in a short time and I'm so impressed by that. I was using the regular strength prior to this and even though I don't have "bad skin" I am very oily and acne prone, especially to hormonal acne, and I will definitely keep using this. It is greasy feeling, but it doesn't bother me. I only use it at night and I wait at least five minutes before continuing by regimen after using this.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Cleared my stubborn Cystic acne
from Kennesaw, GA
I have terrible Cystic acne on my checks, chin and neck. I have used several Paula's Choice exfoliates that made my skin feel fabulous but did not completely remove my Cystic acne. Finally I found something that works. I have been using this product for 6 days. My face is nearly cleared up. My only complaint is that I can feel the product on my face for about an hour after it is applied. The results are worth the annoyance. I am so excited about this product.
By Ashley the Skincare Junkie
from Orange County, CA
This was the first Paula's Choice product I purchased. I had been using what Caroline Hirons calls acid toners for a while. I had used Pixi's Glow Tonic, First Aid Beauty pads and even sampled Dr. Dennis Gross pads as well. None of those worked as well as this product. I didn't really notice what a big difference this made on my skin until I stopped using it. I had starting using this in conjunction with another new product. My skin was looking great, but when I ran out of this product I didn't repurchase right away and within a few days, I had some pimples creeping back into my face and I knew that this product was the one keeping them at bay. I still get a hormonal breakout once a month while using this product, but they are not nearly as bad as they used to be and go away a lot faster now that I use this product. I use it at night across my whole face and if I have a breakout, I only use it on the breakout in the morning. The only real reason I breakout now is if its hormonal or I forget to wash my face at night. I would recommend this product for anyone with oily, combination skin.I'm slowly overhauling my whole skincare regimen to include Paula's Choice items. They just agree with my skin so much.