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About Me Minimalist
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Exfoliant - 4 oz:
I've been getting a few pimples recently and thought BHA might help alleviate it. I used this product one time and my skin broke out in a red rash with tiny bumps. It's been a week and I'm still trying to calm my skin.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great product, bad packaging
About Me Beauty Expert
This is a great product for gentle exfoliation, and a "must" as a part of the CLEAR series. I use it morning and night, after cleansing and toning, before applying the 2,5% benzoyl peroxide gel. My main complaint is the PACKAGING. It leaks very easily, so do NOT bring this on an air plane. I just lost half my bottle, the liquid had leaked out over all my toiletries (luckily it doesn't smell). This is a problem I have with several PC products, I wish they could fix it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from New Jersey, USA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Before Paula's Choice, I never knew exfoliating your skin was important. Now that I've switched exclusively over to Paula's Choice products, I have noticed such a difference in my skin! It's hard to tell exactly which product is contributing to this, but I believe that all the products in combination has been essential. The salicylic acid really helps with acne and blackheads, and it smoothes my skin really nicely. I use this product twice a day, even though I have sensitive skin, and it doesn't irritate my skin or cause any redness (which is incredible, since I have such sensitive skin). When you start using it, you might feel like your skin is getting worse, but do not panic!!! The exfoliant is just turning over your skin cells faster, and, due to this, all the gunk that is underneath your skin is rising to the surface at a faster rate. This product has worked wonders on my clogged pores, and I would never give it up!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
very disappointed :(
By Wendy D.
from Toronto, ON.
About Me Skin Care Professional
I've been using this product for a few weeks, 2x daily and have seen zero improvement in my mild acne breakouts. I am usually responsive to salicylic acid treatments. This was not inexpensive, so i am quite disappointed with its performance. I was so hoping this would work as i have also previously tried the much-touted Skin Perfecting 2% BHA liquid exfoliant with no success as well. That product actually caused me to break out more. It was too heavy and greasy for my skin.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I love it, but...
from Northern California
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.
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
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.
(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!