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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I love it, but...
from Northern California
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Exfoliant - 4 oz:
I absolutely love this product. I use it twice a day after cleansing, and toning. I saw a notable difference in my skin within a month. I have mild acne, and it reduced both the number of breakouts, and the severity of the breakouts. I have been using this product for about a year, and my pores are now virtually undetectable. I also rarely have any breakouts, and when I do it is nothing significant. I have made a few lifestyle changes that contributed to my skin clearing up, but I still feel that this product had a big hand in making my skin as smooth, and healthy as it is now. Why did I give it four stars then? The only reason I gave this four stars instead of five is because unlike the other BHA's and AHA's, this product does not come in a twist top style. It instead comes in a flip top, which leaks if laid on it's side. This is not a big deal but it is an inconvenience because you cannot store it laying in a drawer, and you can't just throw it in your bag when you travel. Besides that, it is wonderful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Got rid of my closed comedones!!
I recently bought the clear regular strength trial kit as the exfoliant came with it and I must say, it make a huge difference for my skin!!I was blessed with amazing skin in my teens, I never had acne problems. I maybe suffered a couple pimples every other month on my forehead but other than that I never wore foundation. About a year ago, I started using the powder foundation from BareMinerals (just to see what it's like), as well as an oil cleanser by them and BOOM I had zits all over my chin. It was horrible! And I had developed super sensitive skin. I didn't wanna leave my apartment or do anything. My self confidence went down the drain completely and I was really frustrated because I've never had this problem before! Not thinking it was caused from the makeup, I did so much research for over a year and I tried numerous amounts of face washes, scrubs, the OCM and nothing seemed to work. Finally got rid of the oil cleanser and ditched the makeup As I was researching for something that could clear up my chin acne I found out that they were called closed comedones. So I did more research on how to get rid of them and Paula's Choice popped up and my goodness did I find a life saver! I purchased the Clear Regular Strength Kit and the exfoliant is definitely my favorite! There's no scrubbing my face off or harmful chemicals! It just soaks into your face, deep cleans and it feels great! My closed comedones are disappearing and the consistency is just like water. It's amazing! My skin seems to be flaking off a little bit where my closed comedones used to be so I use the earth sourced antioxidant enriched natural moisturizer and it soaks right in and gets rid of the flakes! Thank you so much, PC! Definitely will repurchase again! ^_^
love how watery it is!
from west coast,usa
About Me Minimalist
got here fast. My skin clogs easily, so it's great to have a product that goes on and soaks in rather than lay over the skin. I can use foundation over this easily. will buy the big size now.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
This did absolutely nothing to reduce redness or clear up blackheads. There are many comparably priced products out there that actually work. This is not money well spent.
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.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
PC changed my skin for life
from Ann Arbor, MI
I battled acne for 20 years. Yes, 20. I tried prescriptions, drugstore stuff, expensive department store and online pricey stuff, and NOTHING has cleared my skin like Paula's Choice. I started using the CLEAR system about 3 years ago and finally, FINALLY, after 20 years, I wake up with clear skin. Every day. I still get the very occasional and rare monthly monster, usually on my forehead or chin. But with PC products it clears up very quickly, quicker than ever before.This toner is awesome. Only BHA product on the market that I've found that actually does what it says and doesn't contain alcohol or other irritating ingredients. Works great with the other PC products I use. Will never stop using PC.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
As close to a miracle as you can get
from Kingsport TN
I have never felt the need to write a review about any product. I was hesitant to try this product as I am to try anything new on my skin. My skin is sensitive, oily, and acne prone. I bought the trail size and have been using it for about a week. I have already noticed a reduction in redness on my acne scars and a major difference in my pores! My pores have been huge and disgusting looking due to really oily skin and acne problems so to me this product is like a God send. Please try this you will not regret it! I cant wait to try more from paulas choice! I hope they never let me down!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Chicago IL
I got this in my trial kit and so far its working pretty well. My skin started acting up again after I gave birth and I was looking for something stronger than what I was using (PC cream cleanser) and so far so good. It makes my skin feel nice and smooth without the 'tight' feeling. Just wish it wasnt so expensive for the full size bottle.
Changed my skin!
from Austin, TX
This is the single most effective skin care product I have ever used, hands down. It is comparable to the 2% Resist BHA but I like this product better, as I experienced less redness using it. When I was a teenager, I ruined my skin with Accutane - ever since, it has been chronically dehydrated and thus overproducing oil, which causes clogged pores and rough skin texture. It was also red, sensitized, still acne-prone, and very prone to hyper-pigmentation. I realized my skin needs daily exfoliation because it does not properly exfoliate itself, and I used SO many products searching for something that would work. Everything left my oily-dehydrated sensitized skin even worse, some even caused broken capillaries because they had physical exfoliants in them (scrubs are the enemy-never use them on your face!). Then I tried this product, and I'm not kidding, after one week of using it twice a day my skin was looking like I had never seen it before--it was calming down, my oily areas were producing less oil, my dehydrated skin on my cheeks was plumping out, and my acne was healing. The rough skin texture (clogged pores) was slowly improving. Now, after using 3 bottles of this, my skin is the best it has ever been. I have also been using other products but I think most of the improvement is due to this exfoliant--it's such an important skin care step and I can tell when I don't use this product, as my skin starts to feel rough and I break out more often. I can't say that it has helped with my brown hyperpigmentation spots, but red post-acne marks are visibly faded after using this (plus daily sunscreen of course). This is my holy grail product!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
suits me well
By Jim the Username
from Santa Barbara
I like water consistency. Putting anything lotion like except for moisturizer will yield clogged pores. Formulation is super cool. I've tries resist 2% bha with much more beneficial ingredients, but came back to clear bha. I guess the formulation suits my combo skin way better. I don't know if the slip agents synergy is the cause, but clear is superior to other paula's salicylic lotions. I've also tried calm 1%, 2% skin perfecting lotion exfoliant and 2% resist
(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Wish this had a screw-top cap!
About Me Beauty Expert
This is my favourite of all the BHAs (having tried the lotion, the 1% liquid, a sample of the gel and this one). I like the formula and I know it works (when I run out I break out, when I use it regularly it keeps all pimples at bay).I also like the Clear as I find it soothes redness. Even though I have combo skin that tends to be dry, this doesn't dry it out at all. My BIG annoyance however, is the packaging. The flip caps leaks horribly. I don't have this problem with my resist AHA with the screw top. TWICE now on different trips, my BHA has leaked out all over my cosmetic bag. Now, the liquid is clear so it's not the end of the world, but it's like pouring money down the drain. Please change the packaging! I will continue to re-purchase but am not sure how to handle future trips as it's really not suitable to pack, and it's over 100 mL so I can't take as a carry-on...