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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good product, but packaging is awful
from Austin, TX
About Me Minimalist
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Exfoliant - 4 oz:
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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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!!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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.
Helps with summer breakouts
By Pat from CT
from Groton, CT
About Me Beauty Conscious
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 1 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 2 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.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Great product, bad packaging
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!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from New Jersey, USA
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.