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

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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
Concerns:
Acne Breakouts

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    2.25 oz
    $19.00
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    $7.00

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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.
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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.
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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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Journal of Clinical Aesthetic Dermatology, January 2016, issue 1, pages 25-30

Phytotherapy Research, August 2015, issue 8, pages 1117-1122

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine, June 2016, issue 2, pages 57-61

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, June 2013, issue 6, pages 73-76

Skin Therapy Letter, November-December 2010, issue 10, pages 5-7

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine, September 2008, issue 3, pages 170-176

Ingredients
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

THE best product in my daily routine

5

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!

Gaily

Richmond, VA

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Works great but burns my skin.

4

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.

Emily

Lake Linden, Michigan

Great product but hate the packaging!

5

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!!

Channing

Greenville, SC

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

5

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!!!!

Kate

Chicago, IL

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I tailored it so it doesn't irritate

5

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.

Susie

Madison, WI

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way too strong for my poor skin

2

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.

Ang

Vancouver

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Moderately effective but stings

3

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!

Alex

Baltimore, MD

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< 3 < 3 < 3

5

This product is the only thing that cleared my breakouts. I was about to give up on topical treatments and try accutane and then a friend reffered me to paulas choice!!! I think it took about a week and a half for my skin to clear up almost completely. I had consistent bumps on my forehead and I would hormonal breakouts on my chin. Now for the first time in years I have clear skin :-) Thank you Paula~!!!!

M

NY

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Made my pimples worse and caused deep acne pimples!

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First of all, I rarely right reviews unless I feel really strongly on a product (good or bad). Every time I have tried this product, this being the 3rd and last, it makes me break out even more and causes deep, cystic like acne pimples. The regular strength version never did this to me. I am 40 years old and never had a problem with cystic acne in my life! So, I DO NOT recommend this product. It broke me out more and did not clear up my face at all, only made a couple pimples turn in to 6 pimples AND the deep kind!! Perhaps there is an ingredient in it that causes me to break out, I simply do not know. I will also add, this is the only new product I added to my skincare routine. The Regular strength always worked fine for me.

RitaB

Philadelphia suburbs

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Bought for son, can see improvement right away.

5

I bought this for my son who is 12 and has similar skin to mine. Good tone and just a bit of acne but his pores are beginning to clog a little which is giving him some small red pimples & with whiteheads and he is becoming prone to blackheads. I'm trying to show him ow to take care of his skin so he did a warm cloth to open the pores after he washed is face in the shower. Then we applied this product and after the first use his skin looks much less "congested" clear and glowing and the appearance of blackheads is less.

Lana

Las Vegas, NV

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

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