CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid
Based on 336 reviews


CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid
This gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid clears breakouts, unclogs and minimizes pores and fades red marks from past breakouts.

CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid

Based on 336 reviews


This gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid clears breakouts, unclogs and minimizes pores and fades red marks from past breakouts.
  • For mild to moderate acne
  • Water-light yet potent formula produces fast results
  • Use up to twice daily after cleansing skin
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Acne Breakouts, Enlarged Pores, Blackheads

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    4 oz
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Why is it different?
CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid immediately goes to work fighting mild to moderate acne. The lightweight texture leaves you feeling like there’s nothing on your face, yet delivers powerful anti-acne benefits all day or all night long. Ongoing use leads to significantly clearer, smoother skin without redness.

This exfoliant has a pH range of 3.5–4.0.

What does it do?
Say no to harsh scrubs that do more harm than good to skin. This non-irritating leave-on exfoliant works to reduce blackheads, white bumps and acne by unclogging pores and calming redness. There are no harsh ingredients that can cause more problems for your skin. Appropriate even for skin prone to cystic acne.
How to use

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. If excessive dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once per day or once every other day. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Product Ingredients

Active: Salicylic Acid 2%
Inactive: Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol (hydration), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Panthenol (hydration), PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Methyl Gluceth-20 (hydration), Glycereth-26 (texture-enhancing), Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (hydration), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer).

Ratings & Reviews



I saw difference literally overnight i chose this over th orginal 2% bha because i saw this had more antioxidanta and skin soothers which i thought would be better for my sensitive skin and so far its been amazing absolutely no irritation yet such great results i love it!

Bhad bhabie

Los Angeles, CA


No more adult acne!


I never struggled with acne until I was an adult well into my 20's. I have tried too many both home made and store bought acne products to stop my break outs. I was living constantly with either large outbreaks on my face or the fear that they would happen at any moment if I even thought about it too much or looked at my face wrong. It was getting embarrassing as a 32 year old attempting to establish a new career as a nurse Practitioner. Paula's choice acne solutions system is the only thing that has ever worked for me. I haven't had a breakout in more than 2 months and when I do get pimples they are tiny, non painful, and go away in 1-3 days. What an improvement! I would recommend this to anyone struggling with adult acne.




Love the product, hate the packaging


I had bad acne in high school that has mostly cleared up as I've moved in to my 20s. Now I usually only get flare ups around that time of the month. I decided to purchase this rather than my usual toner to help ward off those hormonal zits and it's been great. The only complaint I have is that the bottle leaks if it isn't kept upright. I travelled with this in my checked baggage recently and I lost probably about a quarter of the bottle in my suitcase. Luckily I had it in a ziplock bag so it didn't ruin anything, but now I'm purchasing another bottle after only about 5 weeks which is frustrating. If I travel with it again, I'll probably put it into another bottle so I don't have to worry about any leaks!




I would continue buying this!


I do love this exfoliating solution! I remember breaking out so badly, so i went to see a dermatologist, but what they gave me actually made my skin worst. Then, I heard about pauls choice AND omg this definitely worked for my skin. It's super gentle on the skin. I saw a major difference with my breakouts! i would always love this exfoliator !!




NEVER without this but...


Of all the PC products I have (which is quite a few) THIS is my ultimate holy grail product!! It keeps my breakouts under control, makes my skin smooth, glowing and ready for the rest of my skincare. This along with the ceramide firming moisturizer, and 4% bha treatment have been amazing for my skin. My only complaint as others have stated is the packaging. EVERY TIME I travel with this it leaks! I've tried plastic wrap under the cap which helps it leak less, but it's so frustrating to have to always make sure it's sitting upright so nothing comes out. Please address the packaging issues so our money doesn't go down the drain.




Love; the travel size leaks


I love this toner. I can't use benzoyl peroxide, BHAs never make a difference, but I find salicylic acid works great. I use this with the Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser (good removing makeup) or the Hydralight One-Step Cleanser (not great with makeup) and the Skin Balancing Moisture Gel. This combo took care of my breakouts and I have oily skin. The travel size totally leaks. I've put this toner in other travel size containers and it leaked from there, too. I usually just go without when I travel.


los angeles


Leaked everywhere.


I bought the travel size to test out. Funnily enough since it's a product made for travel, this consistently leaked no matter how tightly I tried to close it. I think the leakage is an issue because the product is such a thin liquid. Product worked okay, but I prefer the AHA Exfoliating Gel.


Ottawa, ON


Actually Works


I have been using this product consistently for a little over a month now and I have noticed an improvement. I have had very few breakouts, and the ones I have had were small and went away quickly. The best thing about this product is that it is actually fading my red marks from past acne. I am a believer!


Dallas, TX


Made my skin much worse :(


I was really excited to use this product after reading the great reviews. I have mild acne on my chin and cheeks and closed comedones on my chin and jaw. I was hoping that this would help smooth out my skin issues. Unfortunately, it caused my acne to flare up much worse, including several cystic pimples. I stuck with the product for 2.5 weeks, just in case it was a purge, but I had to stop using it because my skin continued to break out. The day after I stopped, my skin calmed immediately (although, I will be dealing with the aftermath for weeks).




I really wish bhas worked for me


I recently had a bout with adult acne and newly diagnosed rosacea. I have done hours and hours of research on skincare and irritating ingredients and I had heard a bha was promising for my skin type. I have tried every Paul's choice bha and have had irritation with all of them. This one gave me several raised red patches within hours of using. Even the Paula's choice sunscreen contains willow bark and that gave me a hive within a few hours. It could just be that I'm allergic to salicylic acid which is a shame.


Pittsburgh, pa


CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid

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