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Only need one product from this set
from Baltimore, MD
Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Kit - Complete Kit:
I've purchased both the extra and regular strength versions of Clear and saw no real difference between the two in terms of effectiveness. After using all 3 products for awhile, I now only use the salicylic acid exfoliant. I stopped using the cleanser after the FDA banned triclosan (the antibacterial ingredient in the cleanser), and the benzoyl peroxide solution dries my skin out, stings, and bleaches fabrics. I still use a Paula's product as my cleanser: I have used both Hydralight and the Skin Balancing Oil Reducing cleanser. Both work well for me. Using one of these cleansers along with the salicylic acid is effective for me at controlling breakouts. It's cheaper, too.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I'm so disappointed
from Los Angeles
I was so excited for this to arrive but it was a huge disappointment! I have oily skin and tend to break out a lot on my chin and forehead. I began to use it only at night because I was scared it would dry my skin too much and that's exactly what happened ! :( I tried to use it in different ways to make it work but no luck! My skin looks shiny and it feels tight like I have a mask on. My acne looks worse than ever . And my skin is excessively dry. Not even moisturizing my skin more constantly helped. I wish it would've worked for me.
Service and delivery comments:
My delivery was prompt.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Your fight with acne is over
from Seattle, WA
I had been struggling with acne since I was a teenager (now mid-twenties). From dermatologist prescriptions to trying proactiv, nothing really worked. I have been using these products for a few months and I can not remember the last time I have had skin this consistently clear. Along with these products I use the RESIST Weightless Toner. My oily skin is finally under control, I can not recommend these products more. Thank you Paula's Choice.
Great Results for My Teenager
from Wilmington, DE
I started my teenage son on the regular strength CLEAR kit a few months ago. It was helping his acne some, but he still had a lot of painful looking pimples. I bought the Extra Strength Clear kit for him two weeks ago and between using that and emphasizing to him that he needs to be religious about using it twice a day, his skin is looking so much better. He's still getting some pimples, but they go away quickly. I wish this product had been available when I was a teenager.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Emme by night
from Upper Midwest
I'm 31, and have struggled with adult acne since I was 25. I've tried everything- cheap, expensive, Rx, supplements, diet change- short of Accutane, which I won't take due to certain risks. So after a massive breakout in October 2016, I tried a couple other things that did nothing. Finally, I stumbled across Paula's Choice and figured it couldn't hurt to at least give it a shot. I'm so glad I did. It's been a few weeks now, and NO NEW BLEMISHES! After 3 months of what I call "rolling breakouts," it's finally quit. I use it twice per day, every day.A couple things- I've used benzoyl peroxide products before, and I know they can be very drying. Naturally, I dove right into using it twice a day when I hadn't used any in 6 months. Don't do this. My skin became quite dry and red, and I came to my senses and backed off to once a day with the treatment and the exfoliator. I'm back up to twice a day, as my skin has adjusted, but with the winter as it is, I still have to cut it down to once a day every now and then. It doesn't alter the effectiveness, and as long as I moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, it stays in check. I'm using this in conjunction with some of the PC Resist line, and they are probably the best skincare products I've ever used. I used the chat option to speak with a PC expert, and she helped me put together a regimen that works for me. I'm no longer dreading how my face might behave at my wedding this June! If you've struggled with acne, you know that sense of dread when something important is coming up. Thank you Paula!
from Auckland, New Zealand
Used as instructed (am and pm) but skin became sensitive and dry (previously combination skin) so reduced use to once a day. Skin is still sensitive.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Completely ineffective. Did nothing for my severe acne like advertised.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This product did nothing for my acne. I have severe acne and with the product description and reviews I thought it would work. It hasn't done anything except cost me a fortune. It is a very expensive product that doesn't work. I didn't see any change at all.Very disappointed
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Completely Changed My Skin!
By Momma Bear
After struggling with hormonal acne breakouts and incredibly stubborn closed comedones for over 15 years, I FINALLY found a product that works for me! I had high expectations for these products due to many of the rave reviews and recommendations and I am not disappointed one bit. I use the products twice a day and within three days, I noticed a drastic change in my skin. The hundreds of tiny, flesh coloured bumps on my face literally dissipated along with the overall red tone of my skin. I am floored that I can be in natural lighting without wanting to hide my skin. Do yourself a favour and try this product! You have nothing to lose!
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Completely changed my skin!
from Buffalo, NY
About Me Beauty Conscious
Paula's choice completely changed my skin...for the better! I have had moderate to severe acne on my face since high school. I have been using the Clear Extra Strength Acne Kit for around 3-4 months. It has completely cleared up my preexisting acne, reduced my blackheads/enlarged pores, and helped to prevent new spots from popping up. I have dry skin that is sensitive to many products. Before Paula's Choice, I tried every acne line on the market. Most products would make my skin red, flaky, and the acne would return with a vengeance. The normalizing cleanser is so mild that its removes all my makeup while not drying out my skin. To prevent my skin from drying out I only use the exfoliator and benzoyl peroxide 2-3 times a week. If your skin does become red or flaky don't get discouraged just back off the exfoliator and benzoyl peroxide for a couple days. Alongside the Paula's Choice products, I used the beautypedia review to find some awesome addons. I use CeraVe AM and PM moisturizers. They are lightweight but super moisturizing without clogging pores. I also keep CeraVe Makeup Wipes on hand for after the gym or when I can't wash my face. I also swear by Renee Rouleau's anti cyst treatment for the occasional stubborn cystic acne or ingrown hair.This is the first review I have ever written...that is how thankful I am to Paula's choice for giving me healthier and happier skin!
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