CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Based on 180 reviews
An effective acne treatment that works immediately to fight acne, prevent future breakouts, and reduce redness.

CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

Based on 180 reviews
An effective acne treatment that works immediately to fight acne, prevent future breakouts, and reduce redness.
  • For mild to moderate acne
  • No harsh ingredients that can cause dry flaky skin
  • Lightweight lotion sets to a soft matte finish
  • Use twice daily after cleansing & exfoliating skin
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
    2.25 oz
    Travel Size...
Why is it different?
CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide works on contact to disrupt the causes of acne. Soothing plant extracts calm and soothe skin. 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. It is even suitable for skin prone to cystic acne.
What does it do?
This oil-free, ultra-light lotion 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 help minimize dryness and peeling.
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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Dermatology Clinics, April 2016, issue 2, pages 147-157

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

Product Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (anti-acne)
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol (hydration/penetration enhancer), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Laureth-4 (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol (preservatives), Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

This does even more than it says!


I ordered this to use on occasional breakouts after reading one of Paula's books. I should point out that I have sensitive skin that is very reactive at times. However, I am truly amazed at how quickly this product calms and heals new blemishes very quickly -- and without irritation. As a side benefit, I noticed that it has ALSO helped older post-inflammatory red and pink spots! Once I accidentally discovered this, I started applying it to old scars and acne marks, just as a spot treatment, and was so thrilled to notice the spots starting to fade after just a few days of using it this way regularly. I am not sure if this is appropriate use of the product (outside of using on new blemishes, but what a bonus! I am new to this line, but better late than never!



Amazing results!


I can not recommend this product enough. Honestly I am amazed at the results. I had been using a very expensive name brand skin care product but it caused severe breakouts. Once I discovered Paula's Choice I started using this product right away. It hasn't been 2 weeks yet and my skin is not only clear but there are no red spots or remaining blemishes. I am shocked everytime I look in the mirror.


Dallas, Tx


2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide


I was very skeptical about trying this, I have been to the dermatologist twice and paid so much for nothing. I came across this product and I can tell my face is already clear about 90 % and I just started using it . I don't usually write reviews, BUT THIS PRODUCT DESERVES A GREAT REVIEW. Will definitely recommend this to anyone who is breaking it out.

Satisfied customer

Baton Rouge, LA


Helps My Rosacea Acne


I am an adult with Rosacea and I have facial breakouts from the sun. This product has helped tremendously with controlling this.




Holy Grail Skincare for me!


I love this product! It has almost completely cleared my acne. I used to get a one or two cystic spots a month and had moderate adult acne. I used to have a pimple cropping up every day or two, but now I probably only get one or two small pimples a month and no cysts. It also really helps fade a lot of scarring. When I first got it, I had put way too much on all over my face and it caused some dryness and itchiness, but it faded the red spots on my face overnight so well that eventually I tried to use it again and I'm so glad I did! I now use a much smaller amount (maybe 2 pea sized squeezes) and that covers my whole face. I mostly focus this in my t-zone and areas I tend to have breakouts in and I do not find it irritating at all. I also use every night. Could not be happier that I gave this product a try!


Philadelphia, PA


This is a miracle product!


I started using this product and saw a change in my skin within 2 days. My skin has always been pretty good, but I used to get breakouts on my forehead and was always annoyed about having bumpy skin on my forehead. Now, the bumpy skin is fixed. I still get breakouts, but I put this on at the first sign of something forming and it's gone within 24 hours. Even huge zits. I am amazed. I only need to put a tiny drop on, so the bottle will last me a long time. I don't normally write reviews for anything, but this is the product I've been looking for for years. I've never been 100% satisfied with anything else. I'm comfortable without makeup now and have been getting compliments on my skin.


New York, NY


In tandem with AHA/BHA helping my acne prone skin


I'll start with the cliche "i'm not one to write reviews," but I have been struggling with acne for a super long time since I hit puberty. I've tried everything under the sun including accutane, which worked but didn't last. Over the past three months I decided to cut out dairy and gluten from my diet, which actually did have an impact on my skin which was previously covered in non-cystic inflammatory acne. Now I have been suffering from closed comedones which I unfortunately have a tendency to pop. BUT... to get to my product review, the other positive reviews on paula's choice for getting rid of acne made me decide to give some of these products a try. I have been using the 2.5% benzoyl peroxide lotion as a spot treatment, alongside the 2% BHA Gel exfoliant and the Skin perfecting 8% AHA gel. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin in just about 2 weeks! I think that the BHA/AHA have really helped with my closed comedones. My skin practically has no bumps any more, and those that I do get come out really easily now without leaving scarring. The benzoyl peroxide has also been really good for active spots. As I've mentioned I unfortunately tend to pop pimples, but I've been trying to exercise some self control and put this on spots that I would usually try to pop. Overnight I see a significant decrease in inflammation and redness, and things seem to be healing a lot faster when I apply this. I think that everyone's skin is different, but I would recommend ordering travel sizes of some of these products (that's what I did) to see if they'd help. I know the pain of feeling like you're wasting money on another OTC product, and I was worried that this purchase would be the same, but I'm pleasantly surprised by the results that I've seen thus far, and am hoping that my skin continues to react positively!




So far so good!


This product was gentle enough to use after a chemical peel. It didn't sting, cause any redness, or dry my skin out. The formula goes on smoothly and does not leave behind white residue. It's fragrance free which is a huge plus. I'm using this product as a replacement for the prescription acne treatment benzaclin and so far my skin has adjusted extremely well. I purchased the travel size to start and now have a full size bottle. If you're unsure, the travel size is inexpensive and I recommend that you give it a shot. I hope this works as well for you as it has for me!

Happy Customer

Lacey, WA


The Best!


This is the best Benzoyl Peroxide on the market and I can't live without it! Most BP's leave a white layer on your skin and this stays completely clear no matter how much you layer on. It looks beautiful under makeup too! A dermatologist told me you should stick with 2.5% or less because anything higher could cause irritation so I'm happy Paula's Choice carries it. I've been using Paula's Choice 2.5% BP for 2 years now and it is a MUST HAVE in my routine.


San Antonio, TX


I love this!


I love that this gets rid of my acne! I have such stubborn acne on my forehead. I am on the pill, I use an acne wash (the orange one from Nuetrogena or generic CVS brand), and then this on my t-zone. Skin is clear! People get jealous! I even use it as a spot treatment. I put it on my chest and back too after I wash it with the acne wash! Miracles. I can put my makeup right on top as well.




CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

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