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
A Must For Stubborn Acne!!!
If you have stubborn acne this product is a must! I literally messed my skin up by falling back from using my Paula's Choice products and my skin was almost perfect...the result was my face literally exploding with cystic acne and little under the skin pimples. Thanks to Paula's Clear Extra Strength products my acne is healing and I'm on my way to healthy, clear skin again...I can really see the difference. For people that say these products are irritating great way to combat that is by using Paula's RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner and don't forget to moisturize! Paula's Clear SPF for the am and Paula's RESIST Anti-Aging Hydrator are my go-to moisturizers.
Effective for me!
I tried a bunch of products before this one like cetaphil gentle skin cleanser, neutrogena acne wash, clean & clear acne spot treatment, tea tree oil, aloe vera etc. but nothing seems to work. Thankfully, I found this product somewhere online, and immediately bought the travel size. I first tried the CLEAR regular strength (January 2018), but there was not much improvement on my acne. So I decided to start using CLEAR extra strength last March 2018, and I could not be more happier with the results. There was a huge improvement on my face. I no longer have any bad breakouts, and even if I do get a pimple, it only lasts for 2 or 3 days until it starts getting better. My acne spots are also disappearing almost to none. I admit that the extra strength burns my skin a little bit especially around my nose, but it's bearable anyway so it doesn't bother me at all. I'll attach some pictures to show the improvement over time.
~ OCT - horrible af; I had like the worst pimples of my entire life (I still have a bit of scar from it til now)
~ NOV - still horrible af; my confidence level was at its lowest; I have a lot of pimples and dark marks on my forehead and cheeks; I think this was the time that I started using cetaphil & tea tree oil (I already had pimples before I used those)
~ JAN (I started using CLEAR regular strength)
~ FEB - a bit of improvement; pimples were not that big anymore (but still a lot)
~ MAR (I started using CLEAR extra strength)
~ APR - soooo much better; the improvement was noticeable; still got some small pimples on my forehead and scars on my cheeks
~ MAY - my cheeks were almost clear; still got some pimples on my forehead
~ JUNE - asdfghjkl!!! almost FLAWLESS; the pimples on my forehead and cheeks were gone; some small dark spots on my cheeks
~ JULY - AAAHHH!!! I'm in love with these products; no pimples at all, and acne marks are not even noticeable!!!
PS I'm not wearing makeup in any of the photos (besides lipstick)
Cured my acne!
I am so impressed with this product. I'm 21 years old and never had acne in my life until I went on birth control. I had blemishes on my cheeks and skin. I was skeptical to use acne treatment products because I didn't think they would work. But, I ended up giving Paula's Choice a shot and I'm glad I did. The treatment made my skin burn a little and get dry in the first couple weeks of using it. However, my acne started to disappear and I don't need to use as much of the product anymore. I don't even use the exfoliater that this set comes with and the treatment works just as well for me. I would HIGHLY recommend this product!
I bought this set because the reviews. I was really suffering from one of my worst breakouts I've ever had. I'm prone to the horrible solid under the skin breakouts that last forever and scar. Something had to change I'm a 911 radio dispatcher and call taker and it literally hurt to talk (which i do all shift) from the breakouts on my chin. I noticed a difference in 3 days. By a week my skin was on the mend. I had to take a few day break because I got wind burn but back at it now and my skins healing beautifully. It definitely burns like no other.. I'll admit that. To me Its worth it. I pair if with the loreal hydra genius dry to normal skin even though I'm oily and it makes my skin glow and not peel. If your reading the reviews just like I once was, try it!! Nothing has worked this well for my skin.
Is it even possible that I saw results in three days? I am 57 and was having breakout issues on my chin and around my nose. On the third day of use there was a noticeable improvement. I now feel confident enough to go out without foundation.
II bought this for my adult daughter. She had tried everything! Within a week her skin looks amazing! She said it burnt at first and dried out her skin, she cut back to once a day and it's not as dry and she is really happy! Thank you Paula!
I would buy this product again and again
I've always had bad cystic acne breakouts and nothing ever worked for me! One of my friends told me about this product and I tried it for almost a month now and the result are insane. I am so very happy, highly recommend!!
Paula's Choice changed my life..and my skin!
I never write reviews, but this product is different and worthy of a review. I am 17 years old and live in the very humid state of Louisiana. I have suffered with cystic acne since sixth grade and have tried EVERYTHING. I was on Accutane for 7 months and all of my facial, back, and chest acne returned. I tried things ranging from ProActive, Murad, Neutrogena, free and clear, and dermotologist topicals. NOTHING worked. I decided to give Paula's Choice a try and my face is 98% completely clear. Using the extra strength dries out my face, which is exactly what i needed. My scars have faded, my pores are unclogged, and my acne is very minimal (usually only 3-4 pimples around my cycle). To everyone out there struggling to find something, do not give up. If you're on the fence about Paulas Choice, THIS is your sign. Thank you Paula's Choice for giving me clear skin and my confidence back.
The pictures say it all.
Before discovering Paula's, I was caught in the dehydrate/rehydrate cycle with my forever blemish prone skin, and as I aged this began to enhance wrinkles. I was using the Clinique system for acne, which was keeping it under control (a pimple or two here and there) but I didn't like the way my skin felt...and the wrinkles. Sooo... I decided to quit all the products I was using wondering, "Do I really even have acne anymore?" Well, as you can see in my before picture my acne roared back, the worst it had ever been. After trying numerous products I went back to Clinique and my face burned terribly. During some online reading I was fortunate enough to come across one of Paula's articles here on the website about aging skin and acne. She helped me realize the alcohol in the toner and topical acne solutions were over-drying and burning my skin. I was thinking it was the BHA componets, I mean the word "acid" is pretty scary when you think about putting it on your skin. But she explained everything so well, and it made so much sense, I ordered a trial kit that day. When my trial arrived I used it that night and ordered the full kit the next day, which was also when I took my before photo. I'm including pictures because I always wonder in reviews if anyone's acne was as bad as mine. Well, here it is, about as bad as it gets. Also, I was left with a mess of scars, which I tried Resist anti-aging clear skin hydrator to help fade. To my surprise, the color faded in about 6 weeks of using it twice a day. Normally they would fade on their own in 6 months. If you are on the fence - don't be!
Say goodbye to adult acne
I ordered this and I am so glad I did. For the first time I can go without makeup. My adult acne is gone it took 2 weeks and yes there is some burning with the last step. But I just can't believe that all I need is some sunscreen and I'm good. My face has never looked better. I will say that if I miss a day or two I also notice a difference. Having a good regimen is a must and consistently is key. Thank you so much Paula, I never thought I could have such clear skin, dealing with acne most of my life. This is the best my skin has ever looked! I too tried proactive and Rodan fields unblemish line. Nothing has worked quite like this line.