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
Turned Me Into a Believer
I bought this product on a whim a month ago, and a month in, I'm certain I will continue to repurchase this product. My combination skin was a cocktail of dark spots, active acne, dry spots, and consistent redness. Frankly, I was fed up, having tried products people called their "holy grail" in the hopes that my skin would miraculously gain the supple, smooth texture I'd so often seen my friends sporting to no avail. I had previously been using a COSRX face wash, Thayer's toner, and my trusted Aveeno moisturizer. The redness was relentless and so were active acne spots despite switching to a healthier diet and consuming more cups of water. The acne was all over my cheeks, my chin. My skin's taken a turn for the better since incorporating these products.
When I first used these, I was worried since it stung a bit--made my skin flush with a redness that was all too familiar and left small flakes, a dryness that had not been a problem before. But I wanted to fully test the product and so continued to consistently use all the products. Active acne began to appear less and less. The hot flush that accompanied redness would still appear after I applied the skin-clearing treatment, but it was less and less noticeable, disappearing quickly after. Two weeks in, I decided to pat down a moisturizer just before applying the skin-clearing treatment, which did wonders for the dryness. So the process now went: face wash, exfoliating solution with a cotton pad, patting down Aveeno moisturizer, then patting down (rather than rubbing in) the skin clearing treatment. Another two weeks go by--my active acne is gone. I still have dark spots, but they're fading. Hormonal acne appeared on my chin during my period, but in noticeably smaller bumps. I'm so happy with these products. Truly. Walked outside make-up free for the first time since high school. Thank-you!
Dani, Gaining Confidence Everyday
New York, New York
This has made an astronomical difference for my face
I cringe to think of the state of my face before I started using the extra strength acne products from Paula's skin care. I have suffered from severe acne and breakouts since I was a young teenager, and nothing - I mean no pills, no drug store products, no prescription stuff, proactive, nothing - seemed to help. I had almost given up when I randomly found paula's skin care through a last-ditch effort Google search, and now I have been using it for over a year and I just can't believe how much it has helped. It does sometimes dry me up a little, but compared to other products before that literally made my face crack and bleed, that's easily fixed with daily moisturizer. I do still get a few pimples here or there but this has made an astronomical difference in my face. I just can't believe it.
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.