Gentle yet effective go hand-in-hand with this 3-step skincare routine that quickly gets stubborn acne under control—without causing dryness, flaking, redness, or discomfort. The products work together to provide pore-clearing and hydrating benefits.
This kit includes:
CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser (177ml/6 fl. oz.)
CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid (118ml/4 fl. oz.)
CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide (67 ml/2.25 fl. oz.)
What does it do?
Works to lessen excess oil, unclog and shrink enlarged pores, and help you control stubborn acne breakouts. Unlike most anti-acne products, the CLEAR collection works without causing dryness or redness, or exposing skin to harsh ingredients like alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus. It’s a customer favorite even for those with skin prone to cystic acne.
Our products are well-researched and backed by our guarantee to deliver effective results. You can view research studies for each product in this set on its individual product page.
Our products contain effective levels of ingredients guaranteed to be good for your skin. You can view ingredients for each product in this set on its individual product page.
Ratings & Reviews
At first I used it once or every other day because it dried my face. But it slowly exfoliated my skin where I was able to use it twice daily. I have cystic acne on my chin, which I have had for years and I am 42 years old. I am so happy with this product! I wished that I started using it years ago. I have rarely had a break out, and when one is starting to appear, I concentrate on that area and it starts to disappear the next day! It does not even progress to a whitehead or becomes red or large.
One word. WOW.
I've suffered with mild to moderate acne my whole life. I've been able to keep it under control up until recently. It's as if every product I used stop working on me. My pores are huge, my skin is super dry (almost scaly) and I tend to get mild acne on the sides of my face, around my cheek area. The first time I used the CLEAR extra strength kit I noticed a huge difference. My skin feels super soft, clean and it has eliminated the red marks left over from older acne while preventing new acne to form. I have a beautiful glow to my skin now. Warning...it does sting a bit, but that means it's working. Not sure if anyone else experiences stinging or burning sensation but it's temporary. It's uncomfortable for a little while but totally worth it! Also expect that your skin may peel or dry out, totally normal as your newer, healthier skin emerges. It's a self confidence booster! My makeup goes on flawlessly now that I don't have those pesky bumps. I'm extremely happy with these products. Thank you PAULA!
This is the only thing that has cleared my skin
This is the only thing that has cleared my skin. Literally after one use then next morning there was a huge difference in my skin. This is a repurchase for me and I recommend it for anyone who wants clear skin. I have mild breaks out and it works very well for that. I've tried so many different brands for acne at sephora; kate somerville, origins, caudalie, peter thomas roth, clinique, Dr. Brandt Etc and this is the only product that has given me great results. Almost all my products now are from paulas choice. From shampoo to skin care its my new #1 trusted brand
This line of acne system changed my life!!!
I can't express how grateful I am for the three step extra strength acne treatment. It's changed my life. NOTHING else worked for me...I see a dermatologist every three months and even she was at a loss. I suffer from deep cystic acne and I've used every prescription, even acutane, every topical gel and lotion there is. I've used other three step systems, I've used natural products. Nothing worked. I stumbled upon this about four months ago, and have been using it since then, every morning and every night. Thank you Paula's Choice!!
I've had cystic acne combined with clogged pores for over 5 or so years, and have tried probably hundreds of products and every prescription topical and pill short of accutane from the dermatologist. Nothing has ever been able to get rid of the small bumpy whiteheads that have constantly covered my forehead and sensitive, painful acne on my cheeks and chin. Makeup always looked awful on my bumpy skin and with my wedding coming up in just a few months I was starting to feel pretty hopeless. I tried the clear extra strength kit after reading positive reviews and WOW. After about 2 weeks of use, my forehead Whiteheads and blackheads are gone, my forehead is completely smooth and soft, my acne has healed and I haven't gotten any new breakouts, and my red acne scars are even fading. My face just feels SMOOTH, I never thought my skin could feel so silky. I think the redness exfoliating liquid is the stand out product here. Yes, it does dry you out, especially if you use the benzoyl peroxide treatment after it too. BUT I've started using the PC anti aging clear moisturizer as my last step with these products and i don't get flakes anymore. Im finally starting to feel confident in my skin and that's huge for me. If you think you've tried everything, you need to try this.
This does work!
I've never had very bad acne, but i've had stubborn acne. I've had big groups of pimples on my forehead, chin, and sides of my face for months and they weren't going away no matter what product I used. I am SO glad I discovered this product. I ordered it on January 22nd. It is now february 10th and I have seen such a big change in my skin in about three weeks! My pimples are going away, and my skin looks so healthy! Definitely give this a try! The only downside is that it is a little drying, but if you apply moisturizer after your skin routine you won't have a problem with that.
New York City, NY
This stuff is just amazing
I purchased this set at the beginning of Jan and let me say it is just amazing. I am 49 yrs old and have dealt with cystic, hormonal acne since my 20's. I've tried so many products. My face has been a disaster since last May and nothing I've used has helped. In just less than 3 weeks my skin just feels amazing. My face is nearly completely cleared. I had a little burning at first but that quickly ended. I am certainly a new fan of Paula's Choice. I also love the size of the bottles. So many things I have tried have small bottles and over exaggerated price tags. I'm thankful for the price point of Paula's products. I highly recommend these products.
Last Ditch Effort Before Restarting Accutane
I've had terrible skin since I was in 3rd grade and had used almost every skin care product in the book and was on first name, christmas-card basis with my dermatologist. I took accutane in high school, and while it worked, I had some pretty bad side effects, not to mention the hassle of all of the testing. It worked for a while, but slowly my acne returned until I was sitting in front of a mirror on my 21st birthday knowing that I couldn't be happy like this. I was at the point where the first thing I thought about in the morning was my face and I didn't even want to wear makeup because my skin texture was so uneven. I was fully considering driving home 4 hours roundtrip twice a month in my busy college schedule to start accutane when I stumbled across this kit. I've spent HOURS researching skincare and committing to a product, only to have my excitement ruined by lackluster results. I tried the trial size of this kit, and not only was I NOT allergic like I am to most literally anything, but it works! After so much research and diligence, I've found a product that doesn't just keep my acne to a minimum, but actually makes my skin feel and look healthy and glowy and I haven't had a real, new zit since the purging period, which lasted about 2 weeks for me. I'm just so excited and the confidence that this product has helped me gain by not having to worry about my acne as much has already affected other areas of my life.
College Station, Texas
SERIOUSLY YOU NEED TO BUY THIS FOR ACNE and OILY SKIN
I've tried every product out there to help with my skin, I suffered from raised bumps on my forehead, clogged/congested pores around my cheekbones and chin, and I also had cystic acne around my jaw line the past few years (likely hormonal issues), and EXTREMELY OILY skin. I had tried every regiment out there. I started with the regular strength and it helped, but the EXTRA STRENGTH is what made the real difference. In only a few weeks my skin cleared up in all areas, and it no longer has the uncontrollable oily-ness and shine.
*****Be aware my skin burned and stinged horribly when using this product in the first week that I almost returned it, but I continued with it and my skin adjusted to it and now I am so glad I didn't return it. This product is a must!!! Just stick with it and it will be worth it.
Best product I've found!
I am 19 y/o and I've struggled with acne and stubborn under-the-skin pimples for years, and I've tried EVERYTHING- even the cream from the Dr. I heard about this product line and decided to give this kit a try. WOW! I use the cleanser every morning followed by an Olehenriksen moisturizer, and then the whole kit every night. After consistent use of this for about 3 months I've noticed a significant difference in my skin, and all of my under-the-skin pimples are COMPLETELY gone! I'm so shocked with the results that I just had to write a review for those ladies struggling with acne and can't find the right product. The salicylic acid and benzoyl will cause a slight burning sensation, possible redness and often dry skin, but its so worth it. I barley get any breakouts and my skin looks great under makeup. Just make sure you lather your face in moisturizer every morning or whenever you feel its super dry! And be very consistent to see results.