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Perfect for sensitive skin
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Exfoliant - 4 oz:
I use the exfoliant like a toner at least once per day. Twice per day if I have a little acne. It's gentle on my sensitive skin and helps to prevent & control acne. My only complaint is that the bottle is so small. I wish they had a larger more economical size.Prior to discovering Paula's Choice I struggled with acne all my life. Now finally I have clear skin. I experimented with the various products until I found the perfect routine. I have sensitive skin and I live in Toronto where the winters are cold. In the winter I adjust my routine if my skin is dry. These are my favourite products:Morning:CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser or CALM Redness Relief Cleanser (winter)CALM Redness Relief TonerCLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment With 2.5% Benzoyl PeroxideCALM Redness Relief MoisturizerEveningCLEAR Pore Normalizing CleanserCLEAR Regular Strength Acne ExfoliantSKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Gel ExfoliantorRESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Brand loyalist
from Chicago, IL
Simply put, I love this product. I have rosacea and get periodic hormonal acne and I find if I use this twice a day, these problems are greatly reduced. If I take a break from this product, my skin becomes more problematic. Here's the caveat: the travel size bottle, which I assume is meant for *travel*, leaks like crazy. It is so annoying. I travel a lot for my work and don't want to be without this product, but I need to tape the edges of the top, both where it meets the bottom and the flip top lid in order to keep the product inside the bottle. I am not the first customer to mention this--come on Paula's Choice, please do something about this fixable problem.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Minimalist
I've been using this product for around 3 weeks, has not worked at all. I've had even more break outs then normal while using. Such a shame, I had high hopes for it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Good product, but packaging is awful
from Austin, TX
Good product, but the packaging is so incredibly frustrating. Do not buy unless you can leave upright on a counter without any risk of the bottle being knocked over.I was using this product twice daily and had some great results. I was about 1/3 of the way through the bottle when I needed to travel somewhere and take the bottle with me. I had to wrap the bottle in its own separate plastic bag, and when I got to my destination, I found that the bottle had tipped over horizontally and the *entire* bottle had leaked out. This is so disappointing. I would've been happy to rate this product 5 stars if they would fix the leaky bottles.
I normally don't have any problems with pimples and blemishes. But After this summer, there were many closed comedones and white heads on my forehead. And I just couldn't get rid of them with my daily skincare routine. And this product worked its wonder and made my skin smooth again!!!!!Thank you!!!!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Effective but Pricey
from British Columbia
I like that this product is so lightweight. It feels like a toner. It's effective and my skin is brighter since using it. What I don't like is the price. Considering how fast I go through it, it seems a bit pricey. Also, I would prefer if it came in a choice between this and a bigger size at a better deal.
About Me Beauty Expert
This is my holy grail product. Been using it since it first came out. This version is preferable to the other BHAs Paula makes because it leaves absolutely no film or slip behind. Can use under makeup or at night.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Helps with summer breakouts
By Pat from CT
from Groton, CT
After two months of protracted heat waves and high humidity, I realized my lower T-zone and inner cheeks were a mass of red bumps and disgusting blackheads. Mind you, these go very well with my fine lines, wrinkles and easily reddened sensitive skin - NOT! :-/ In desperation I used some products from the drugstore from the "rip out blackheads" brand and all that did was cause my poor face to rebel by turning red, blotchy and to produce even more oil in the T-zone.Then I did what I should have done - researched products at Paula's Choice. My usual routine involves the Resist line for dry skin with AHA, but the breakouts and blackheads had to go. I ordered samples of the CLEAR cleanser and this product. I've had luck with salicylic acid in the past and it seemed like the right track. After the *first time* using both products the swelling, redness and stinging in my face went down. The red bumps began diminishing, but the stubborn blackheads still hung around. A PC representative recommended I add the Resist Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA. I'm using the cleanser twice daily, the pore refining BHA in the AM and the CLEAR salicyclic lotion in the PM, followed by serum and moisturizer. With every use of these products things are on the upswing. Thank you, Paula!
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
My skin looks like I'm wearing a light foundation
By Lara Simonetti
from Portland, OR
I started using this product after 3 days of nonstop flying to the United States. My skin was super irritated by a travel sized cleanser and a fragranced moisturizer so I expected it to look bad for a couple of weeks at least. I had ordered quite a few PC products to be waiting for me at the hotel and wow, from the first use my skin looked so much better! It's been less than a week now and people think I'm wearing a light foundation when I'm bare faced :) Absolutely in love with this product!
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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.