CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Based on 136 reviews


CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide
An effective acne treatment that works immediately to fight stubborn acne, prevent future breakouts and reduce red marks.

CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide

Based on 136 reviews


An effective acne treatment that works immediately to fight stubborn acne, prevent future breakouts and reduce red marks.
  • For stubborn acne
  • No harsh ingredients that can cause dry, flaking skin
  • Lightweight lotion sets to a soft matte finish
  • Use twice daily after cleansing & exfoliating
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Acne Breakouts

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Why is it different?
CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide works on contact to disrupt the causes of acne. Soothing plant extracts calm skin to help skin look calm and soothed. It contains no harsh or skin-aggravating ingredients that can make acne worse. This twice-daily acne solution has a super-light lotion texture that sets to an invisible matte finish, and can even be worn under makeup.
What does it do?
This oil-free, medicated, ultra-light lotion with 5% benzoyl peroxide helps fight existing acne breakouts and prevent future breakouts on the face or body. It controls excess oil, soothes skin, and visibly calms redness, while its hydrating properties minimize dryness and flaking. It’s even appropriate for skin prone to cystic acne.
How to use
Apply after cleansing and exfoliating. If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce frequency of application to once per day/every other day. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

For best results, do not use hydroquinone and benzoyl peroxide at the same time. A temporary dark staining of the skin may occur. If accidentally used together, wash the skin with soap and water to remove the staining.

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Product Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 5% (anti-acne)
Inactive Ingredient: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol (hydration/penetration enhancer), Bisabolol, Allantoin (skin-soothing), Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Sodium Citrate (stabilizer), Laureth-4 (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Great spot treatment


I use this product as a spot treatment for breakouts and on the stubborn and annoying acne that sometimes crops up on my back/shoulders/chest. It's definitely strong so if I use it every day my skin can get pretty dry, but I just leave off the product for a few days + use a good moisturizer. I was excited to try the PC body spray but it didn't work for me and just left my skin sticky; this product has far surpassed that one for me.


Saint Paul, MN




i used this product for two days and my skin became super red, itchy and irritated. I look like a tomato. My skin looks worse. It feels really comfortable too. But it worked for my friend so maybe its just me and my bad skin. Im sad man. I just wanted to get rid of my sad acne whats a girl gotta do man for some nice clear skin. feels bad man. Its probably just me.

acne 4 eva

san jose, ca

Like the product, dislike the packaging


I tried the 2.5% version of this product and it did nothing for me, so I switched to this. This hasn't worked miracles for me in regards to getting rid of red spots quickly, but it does seem to prevent monster pimples. I put it on when I start to feel them under my skin, and when they do come out, they're tiny and don't last an eternity. The red spots take a couple of months to go away (even while using BHAs and SPF, etc), but it's better than pimple scars. The only thing I dislike about this product is the SIZE of the packaging. I should have discarded this product a long time ago, but there's still SO much left! And I use it EVERY day! A little bit of this product goes a VERY long way, and I'd definitely prefer it if they sold a version of it in a third of the size. At this rate I'll end up wasting more than half the bottle, it feels like.




THE best product in my daily routine


I use this product every morning under my makeup and moisturizer and every night under my night mask. It has never dried out or irritated my skin and it is by far the most effective spot and overall skin-perfecting treatment that works in minutes. I am so fortunate to have found this product because I will now be a lifelong customer!


Richmond, VA


Works great but burns my skin.


I've been using this product for about a week now and my skin feels amazing. It's unbelievably soft and my breakouts are controlled which is a plus. One this I don't like about this product is that it burns my face. My face doesn't turn red or anything it just burns for like 5-10 minutes.


Lake Linden, Michigan

Great product but hate the packaging!


I absolutely love the acne line and have been using it for a few years. This product is great to put on stubborn areas at night. The only thing I hate about it is the packaging! You have to store it upright or it leaks all in the cap and wastes a lot of the product. Please, please redesign the packaging!!


Greenville, SC


LOVE this product.....HATE THE PACKAGING!!!


I absolutely LOVE this product....I use it every day! I started using it when I moved into the city, and started to develop breakouts like never before. I purchased this line, and it helped immensely. I swear by it!!! However, I CANNOT stand the packaging. I REALLY wish they would put it into a bottle with a pump. I have purchased two bottles previously, and both of them have had to be stored with the cap facing up, otherwise the product spills out into the cap. And even so, I knock it over constantly in my skincare cabinet. It's a big mess, a waste of product, and irritating!!! PLEASE CHANGE IT!!!!


Chicago, IL


I tailored it so it doesn't irritate


Yes, I almost stopped using it when my skin became irritated, but then I read Paulas skincare book and realized I didnt need to use it twice a day every day like I had been. Now I use it once a day, every other day and my skin isnt irritated. This product really works for getting rid of stubborn acne. I had acne from age 12 to age 37, and this is the product that stopped it for good. It's the best benzoyle peroxide on the market, I thinknow (I've tried almost every other kind) Most other benzoyle peroxide products leave a white film and immediately dry my skin out, but this one goes on smoothly and leaves my skin feeling soft but not oily. I will continue buying this as long as I'm alive. I do sometimes alternate it with the 2.5% benzoyle peroxide.


Madison, WI


way too strong for my poor skin


Way too strong, I bought this a while ago and after getting a break out tried it again, no dice again it does help with the pimple(s) but then the dry skin and flaking are just as bad! and then it irritates the surrounding skin... hard pass. If you have even remotely sensitve skin don't try this. And I did ease into it as suggested.




Moderately effective but stings


I first purchased this product as part of the Clear set, but now I only buy the salicylic acid exfoliant because this wasn't worth the skin irritation. It left my skin dry and stinging, even the regular strength version. Also, be warned: THIS PRODUCT WILL BLEACH YOUR CLOTHES AND TOWELS. Wash your hands after using and be careful not to let it drip on your shirt!


Baltimore, MD


CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide

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