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Good, but not for Sensitive Skin
from Alexandria, VA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Kit - Complete Kit:
I tried the 2 week trial of the regular Clear Acne Kit and LOVED it. It was amazing and cleared up my skin in days. It didn't last for two whole weeks, more like 10 days (and I was very scarce with it!), but it was enough to determine that I wanted it. BUT then I went online to purchase and it was sold out! So I bought the Extra Strength Complete kit and I've been using it for about 2 weeks. After a few days, I noticed that my skin would sting after using the Benzoyl Peroxide, even though I use a good moisturizer after it dries. I've had to reduce using the extra strength kit down to mornings only because it's just too painful to use twice a day. My skin is still overall good, but I have seen smaller breakouts since backing down to once a day. Disappointing, because I really did like the regular strength version better. Too bad it was sold out.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Doing more harm than good so far
from Edmonton, AB
About Me Minimalist
Maybe it's my fault for thinking my skin could handle the extra strength version ... my skin can be a LITTLE bit sensitive sometimes but I figured the extra strength had the best chances of tackling my persistent breakouts and visible pores, and since this product is advertised to be non-irritating I decided to take a chance on it. I've been using it twice daily now for about a week. I have noticed that my pores look tighter and my blemishes are smaller. However, every time I finish this three step process it leaves my skin with a very painful stinging sensation to the point where I can't even let anything touch my face, it feels like a bad sunburn, I've actually had to lie with a cold cloth after my face every night after using this. This also makes my face look so red and flushed, so bad that my face still will look bright red by the time I show up to work, two hours later. My skin texture has also gotten a lot dryer, even with me using copious amounts of moisturizer to try and counteract the drying effects. I'm seeing fine lines on my face that I never knew existed, and I'm 18 and have good genetics so this has nothing to do with aging!!! I desperately wanted something that would target my pesky blemishes, and this has done a fairly good job of that but I don't think I can keep it up seeing the bad effects that continuous use is having on my skin. It just doesn't seem worth it to get rid of a few zits.
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.
PLEASE GIVE THIS A TRY!
from Portland, OR
After struggling with my acne for a decade, I had given up after trying every acne product on the market and even paying a ton of money for painful laser treatments. When I tried Paula's Choice I couldn't have been more cynical, but I can honestly say that it changed my life. Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for this product and the results it has had on my skin. I no longer even need to purchase concealer, because my acne is completely gone. No matter how many products have given you false hope - give this a try! It really does work and will transform your skin like it did mine.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not so spectacular
from Bucks County, PA
Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Kit - Complete Kit:
When I purchased this kit of products, I was so excited! I was diagnosed with pcos when I was a teen and from that I have been suffering from horrible horrible acne. When people say they have tried everything... No I have literally tried everything... Proactiv, neutrogena, face peels, masks and your basic dove and many more. So when I read reviews on how people love this product, I could not wait to get it and try it on my face. For the first few weeks I was seeing results but, within a month of using all three products I have noticed that my face started to get acne again and it really started to dry my face out. I even put the last step cream on every other day because that is what the directions said if your skin would dry out. Now, my face has acne once again and on top of my acne I now have dry dry skin and sometimes my fave itches and flakes. So I am not too happy with the product and I am really sad that it didnt work for me because now I am lost in what product to use next because I cant deal woth the pcos acne any longer.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Tampa, FL
I have to be completely honest in this review; I have suffered from serious facial acne (mostly black heads, and cystic from time to time) ever since middle school. Nothing has every given me the results that Clear has given me within the first week of using it. I could CLEARLY tell the difference it was making, it's like my skin was thirsty for this system and was finally hydrated once I started using it. Much of my acne was deep, underneath the skin, and so far the results are just amazing. I'm so glad I stumbled upon it, and decided to try it. I'd recommend to anyone with serious acne issues. I've even tried proactive, it just doesn't compare to the results.
Can't Recommend This Enough
from Denver, CO
I've been trying skin care for ten years and nothing has worked for me, other than prescription gel. My friend recommended this to me, and it's the first thing that's EVER worked for me! My skin began clearing up immediately after I began using it.
Deserves more than 5 stars
from Ottawa, ON
I have tried many many skin care products to help with my acne and nothing has worked without burning my skin like this did!! I have suffered from adult acne for about 4 years and I have tried everything on the market from clinque to acne. org and nothing and I mean nothing has worked for me but this did!! I even tried prescription antibiotics and that didnt work. I recommend this to everyone I know!! I bought this set thinking it wont work like everything else I tried because I have tried a lot of products with BP and AHA but OMG this is amazing!! Thank you paulas choice! Thank you!! I can go out without foundation now and everyone thinks I have foundation on!!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Doesn't work for me!
from Cypress, CA
I've tried this kit for about 3 weeks now and my skin breaks out like crazy. It does dry up your skin a little bit though. Based on other reviews, it seems like it might work for other people but it doesn't work for me. :(
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from New York
Okay. So it's taken me a while to leave a review because I wanted to use this kit for a year I and see how my skin responded. I started with the trial kits, which I highly recommend. My boyfriends mother gave me one that her friend had sent her. My skin had chronic acne, what I mean by that is I literally break out every day or two. Makeup/ no makeup makes no difference. I went through every acne wash in CVS and every moisturizer with "acne control" and then took the plunge with Proactive after feeling desperate. Proactive was HORRIBLE, it actually dried my skin out so badly that it started cracking. And underneath that were breakouts, which as you can imagine were 100% more painful. After feeling completely defeated I went back to piling on concealer and living with daily cover up games. I feel like I sound like some dumb informercial, haha. But trust me, I'm 28 and I've struggle for, like, EVER with acne. Once I tried this Paula's Choice kit, I literally noticed a difference overnight. I'm not joking. I woke up the next day and it was like my acne deflated. But I was still really hesitant to get excited because the other products I've used sometimes exhibited similar results for the first time, but then failed after repeated use. Not Paula's Choice. This stuff completely changed everything for me. I've used it for the past year, and if I don't use it for more than a few days, my skin acts up again, but as soon as I get back into the routine, it's completely gone. It doesn't dry my skin out at all, and I do recommend using all three as they just work so well together. It literally makes my skin look like I've never had a breakout. My mom noticed after a week and asked me what I was doing because my skin looked smooth. I actually would never not wear makeup around boyfriends. Like, I would always always have concealer on because I was scared that if my skin was exposed, they'd think "ew", and this is the first time in my life that I've felt comfortable enough to wash my face and be around my boyfriend. He literally pets my cheeks and tells me how good they look now. Do yourself a favor, if you have s situation similar to mine, give this a try. They offer the small size as a trial, and once you fall in love the large kit is more practical financially. Hope I helped! -Meg
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Amazing. Hands down.
By Hannah K
from Jacksonville, FL
About Me Beauty Expert
Ok... where do I start? This stuff was life changing for me. My entire life I have struggled with pretty significant acne. Especially hormonal acne. My breakouts are usually cystic and create sores on my skin if they get too bad or if I pop them. I've tried just about every remedy in the book. Nothing has worked. I found this stuff by recommendation by a YouTuber (ThriftThick) and thought I'd give it a try. When I started using it I had 2 deep cystic pimples. In about 3 days, they were GONE.This has never happened for me before. The face wash is great, really gentle. The exfoliate is a bit oily but I found that you don't need much and you just have to wait a little bit for it to sink in. The treatment is also great but a bit drying. Overall this does make my skin a bit dry, BUT, that's a small price to pay for no more acne. I just use a gentle moisturizer.By the way, I wear makeup A LOT. Today was the first day in probably about 7 years that I didn't feel like I had to wear concealer on my blemishes.