This 3-step routine quickly gets mild to moderate acne under control—without causing dryness, flaking, redness, or discomfort. The lightweight formulas are gentle yet tough on breakouts, working together to provide pore-clearing and hydrating benefits. Use daily to successfully maintain your results.
Works to remove excess oil, reduce clogged, enlarged pores and blackheads, and help keep mild to moderate acne breakouts under control. Quickly perfects skin without causing dryness or redness and without exposing skin to harsh ingredients.
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
My skin wouldnt know what to do without this.
I love this product. Its been pretty life changing for me. I've always had mild cystic acne and tons of unpoppable pimples around my mouth. I noticed an immediate result. I will say, the cleanser is a bit drying. This product probably won't work for every single person that tries it, so its fair to say that this product is perfect for ME. I haven't had any complaints about Paula's Choice. Btw WIFELIFE brought me here.
I Would Buy This Product Again
I have extremely sensitive skin and I also have cystic acne. Well, my skin disapproves of every drug store product and won't even allow face masks without heating of the face and inflammation which then leads to acne break outs. I can't even wear make up. This treatment has improved my skin so much and honestly salvaged it, without any negative effects to my face. I love this product and I would recommend this to anyone. I'm glad i was able to find something that actually helps and for a decent price!
These products helped clear my skin.
I have used these products everyday for the past 6 weeks (I repurchased the travel sized set several times) and have noticed a positive change in my skin. I have less cystic acne/regular acne breakouts and my pores are less congested.
Although my skin is not perfect, I have noticed such a positive change! I just purchased the full size CLEAR set and will continue to use these products.
New York, NY
Give this a chance
These products saved my skin. I battled acne for many years and tried all kinds of different treatments but nothing worked like Paula's Choice. It took a little time to find the right balance of products (I also use the Skin Balancing toner, antioxidant serum and a moisturizer) and a few months for my skin to really clear, but I immediately noticed it changing. I've been using Paula's Choice for a couple years now and it has changed my life. Not only does my skin look completely different, it feels completely different. There's not a daily battle trying to find something that works, avoiding people's gaze and my own reflection. It's amazing to feel free to go out without makeup, to swim (which I had mostly given up) and be able to count on my skin being all right. I'm writing this to encourage anyone out there to try these products and give them a chance. Be patient and consistent using them and they can make such a difference. I also wanted to thank the whole Paula's Choice team for their amazing customer service, all the information they provide on skincare (basically a free dermatology degree) and all the wonderful products. Truly grateful every day!
I noticed that I had been breaking out a good amount since I started working out a ton. I couldn't really find much that would help.
I bought this trial kit after seeing it on Facebook and I am not kidding you the next day my skin was almost perfect.
Not kidding guys...this product took less than 24 hours to help me...
So obviously I bought the normal size one and my skin looks great.
Get the trial even if you think you know what you need
I am giving this product 5 stars even though I believe that I need the Extra Strength Clear products to get my skin fully clear. I ordered both this trial kit and the Extra Strength trial kit, and I'm so glad I did. I'm 28 and I've had acne my entire life. I tried to clear it as a teenager with all the regular products, but hated benzoyl peroxide and couldn't stick to a routine of using it because I just hated how the "extra strength" drugstore products I was using made my skin feel. My skin is not normally sensitive, but the itching and burning was just too much. I couldn't last more than a few days before I'd start "forgetting" to use it, and would basically fall off the wagon. In my early twenties I was on birth control, which toned things down a bit, but when I got off the pill several years ago the acne came raging back. I tried prescription clindamyacin, and doxycycline and tetracycline in pill form, but I have a very weak stomach and if I hadn't eaten enough food when I took the pill, I'd vomit it up. That also made sticking to pill-taking extremely difficult. I also once made the mistake of taking one before bed without enough water and woke up several hours later when my esophagus felt like it was on FIRE.
Fast forward to today. I'm nearly 30 and I'm tired of breaking out. I finally found Paula's Choice and even though I was tempted to get the Extra Strength Clear kit from the get-go, I didn't. I ordered both this kit and the trial kit and worked my way up, and I am so glad that I did. I used this kit exclusively for about two weeks, using the BP once per day, then slowly twice per day, and then slowly began using the 5% BP in the Extra Strength kit once per day and the 2.5% in the Regular kit once per day (switching off), until finally my skin can tolerate the 5% BP twice per day. I was right in that using this kit for 3-4 weeks (it definitely lasts longer than 2 weeks) did not fully clear my breakouts, and I'm hoping exclusive use of the Extra Strength kit will improve my results. But this way I was able to work my way up to the strength that I need. I still got a little bit of itching, especially the first week or so that I tried to include the 5% BP, and there was some flaking here and there, but please, if you're like me, just go back to the 2.5% while your skin adjusts (and it will). I do see a great improvement in my skin even though it isn't completely clear, and I'm hopeful that regular use of the Extra Strength kit, along with other Paula's Choice products, will give me the skin I've been dying for all these years.
My skin is at its clearest its ever been
My skin has never been so clear. My skin peeled at bit at first due to the exfoliant but it revealed soft smooth and even skin. I love this product so much.
My Skin Has Never Felt So Good
I'm posting this for my daughter, who just texted me to say how much she loves Paula's Choice. She is 20 years old and has used several different skin care lines, by far her favorite for her skin - sensitive skin with acne is this one. This is what she texted me today "I don't think my skin has ever felt so good. Paula's Choice is a miracle" !
Run, don't walk ...
Run, don't walk to get this kit!
My skin has been acting crazy since October last year ... I've been trying EVERYTHING to get it back to its usual calm and clear self.
Even my usually failsafe combo of PC Skin Balancing cleanser, 2% liquid BHA & 5% BP were not working - just drying me out and inflaming my breakouts further.
I can only assume my skin has changed ... I'm 32 now - I've noticed increased sensitivity and a little more dryness than before.
Anyway, the breakouts have been driving me crazy and I was thinking of caving and seeing a doctor/derm.
I tried this kit as a last resort, figuring I had nothing to lose. The only reason I hadn't tried it earlier being that I figured it would be too strong/drying. And, for whatever reason I saw it as something for teenagers etc.
But, WOW! Three days in and my skin is 90% clear. I'm confident I'll be perfectly clear by the end if the week. I'm blown away.
The Clear cleanser has been the biggest surprise: it is far gentler than the Skin Balancing - even the Calm for Normal to Oily. It barely foams, and leaves my skin feeling deep cleaned but in no way dry or tight.
The Clear BHA is perfect ... Hands down my favourite PC BHA (I've tried 2% liquid, Calm 1%, Resist foam, Resist BHA toner, Resist 9%). It's effective, hydrating and calming.
The Clear 2.5% BP is a much better match for me than the 5%. Effective and zero irritation.
I tried using the Calm serum and Calm normal to oily moisturiser with this kit but both were misses for me. I actually felt my face heat up. So, I switched these products out for Cerave PM lotion and my skin couldn't be happier.
SPF-wise, I'm experimenting with the Calm normal to oily SPF 30 and Elta MD UV Clear so I'll see how that goes.
Once, my skin has stabilized, I want to try alternating the Clear BHA with PC's Retinol Booster.
Having sensitive skin, I find using just one active treatment (exfoliant/vitamin c/retinol) PM only is the best approach. I've experimened with layering products AM and PM / PM only - spending more time and going through my products faster - and never got the results I wanted. Just confused, irritated skin.
Epic review ... But I feel very passionately about this kit. Acne is such a self-esteem killer. If this review can help anyone get clear faster, nothing would make me happier.
Good luck. :)
Clears skin finally
I have ''good skin'' with occasional breakouts typically but lately I've been breaking out like a teenager for no apparent reason. I even got a painful under the skin cyst that I haven't had in years. I received the products on Saturday, it is now Monday and my breakouts are GONE, the painful cyst is now dried up and has a little crust top that has to fall off naturally. Aside from that, my skin is crystal clear! I am beyond impressed and so glad to have my old skin back! not sure what caused the horrendous breakouts but I wont be without this ever again just as a preventative. I love Paula's Choice and now exclusively use only her products. Furthermore, unlike most acne products, this did not dry me out. Another great Paula's purchase!