CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid
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CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid
This gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid clears stubborn acne and blackheads with a maximum pore-penetrating formula. It also calms redness and provides light hydration for healthy, flake-free skin.

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

Based on 114 reviews

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This gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid clears stubborn acne and blackheads with a maximum pore-penetrating formula. It also calms redness and provides light hydration for healthy, flake-free skin.
  • For stubborn acne
  • Unclogs blackheads and minimises pore size
  • Water-light yet potent formula produces fast results
  • Use twice daily after cleansing skin
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Enlarged Pores, Acne Breakouts, Blackheads

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Why is it different?

CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid has a potent acne-fighting formula that immediately reduces blackheads, pimples, white bumps, and acne by unclogging pores and calming redness.

This exfoliant has a pH range of 3.2–3.8.

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What does it do?
Say no to harsh scrubs that do more harm than good to skin. This non-irritating anti-acne powerhouse exfoliates dead skin in the most gentle, non-abrasive way possible. There are no harsh ingredients of any kind that can cause more problems for your skin. Its silky fluid texture leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated. Even suitable for skin prone to cystic acne.
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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 15 or greater.

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Research

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, September 2008, issue 3, pages 170-6

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2% Inactive Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea/skin-soothing/antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabiliser).

Ratings & Reviews

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3.9

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (3)
  • Soothes skin (3)

Cons

  • Greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Redness/ blotchiness (4)
  • Daily use (3)
  • Uneven skin tone (3)

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1.0

Disingenuous

By Suez777

from Australia

Why has this been manufactured at all? Its name implies that it's a stronger version of the CLEAR Regular Strength yet it still contains the same 2% Salicylic Acid.

 
5.0

Will definately buy again

By Prmb

from Australia

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Helps with ance and redness

Cons

  • Can be drying if you over use it

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Redness/ Blotchiness

Great product that helped my ance out so much. I started using it once and day but when i saw it working i got a bit excited and started using it twice a day which was too much for my skin and made it very dry, but once a day is perfect for my skin, i use it everynight religously!

 
4.0

Solid product, not a magical cure

By Lachlan

from Australia

Pros

  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Greasy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Redness/ Blotchiness
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 118 ml:

Balanced my uneven skin tone, helps with blackheads, reduces redness extremely well. Overall, keeps acne at bay and rejuvenates skin.
However, although helping blackheads and enlarged pores, it is certainly no miracle cure.
Quite greasy and an odd smell, so can only realistically use at night.
A personal favourite.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

give it a try

By Andrea

from Auckland

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clears Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads
    • Breakouts

    Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 118 ml:

    I use this product in the morning after cleaning my skin. I give it some time to work before I apply y moisturizer.

    I have blemish prone skin with breakouts and blackheads. This product has absolutely transformed my skin within only 10 days.

    My skin started purging after the first days of use (breakouts in places where I had pimples and blackheads underneath my skin) but that only showed that the product works.
    After approx. three days of purging my skin started looking great. My pores are much smaller, I have much fewer and smaller breakouts and my occasional blackheads are super easy to extract and all in all my skin looks much clearer.

    I have tried so many products for my acne and this one is the only one besides benzoyl peroxide that really helps.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Disappointed..

    By Mannii

    from Melbourne, AU

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 118 ml:

        Don't get me wrong I absolutely love Paula's Choice products. After my sister giving me her left over skin perfecting exfoliant to try I saw results instantly, I woke up with what felt like brand new skin. Since that product worked for me I went on Paula's choice and looked at some products. I contemplated for a long time of whether I should get the skin perfecting exfoliant or this one as my main concern is acne and breakouts. I got the clear extra strength after long contemplation and regretting it so bad. After two weeks of use I've seen so results, other than my skin resulting in more break outs but what's worse is the breakouts that resulted from the product is painful acne that I rarely get until using this. It didn't make my skin clearer, or any other claims. I was really disappointed as I had high expectations for Paula's choice products. Most of all regretting my decision, I should've bought the skin perfecting exfoliant. :(

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good product

        By tahra

        from sydney,AU

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 118 ml:

        First time user of paula's choice products so far so good! This product is easy to apply quiet runny and i didnt find it to heavy at all. Does feel like oil but drys nicely. I have noticed an improvement slighlty in redness but it has also helped smoothe my skin tone which is always a bonus! Only negative my bottle leaked everywhere i dont know how but it wasted quiet a bit! So there definitely needs to be a change in packaging.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Skincare Routine Must Have

        By Junichi Ocena

        from Sydney

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Reduces Blackheads
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 118 ml:

        Just like the 2% BHA Liquid, this one has amazing exfoliating and anti-acne properties. Both have the same formula, I've just switched to this one because of the very slightly cheaper price. Best for oily and combination skin types. I use a plastic spoon and apply it to my face to prevent wasting product and use a cotton pad for back and hard to reach body application. I do find it giving me a greasy look when I put too much. This can be solved by simply not applying too much. I mainly use as an acne prevention/treatment, redness treatment, skin texture treatment, blackhead treatment and an aftershave for razor bumps and ingrown hairs. Overall, a must have.

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 18-29

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Very Odd

        By Jason B.

        from Undisclosed

        Site Member

        Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 118 ml:

        It's got such an odd, almost oily, texture but I kept telling myself it's got the acid in it so don't worry. It's just not a texture I'm used to. It's very slippery, which I've never encountered in any sort of acne toner before. Usually acne products feel more like alcohol and more drying, but this felt a bit like very light baby oil on my skin. I don't feel clean after using it. For nowI'll just keep telling myself it has acid, it has acid, it has acid, everything will be alright. We shall see!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Thank you!

        By Harlowe F.

        from Undisclosed

        Site Member

        Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 118 ml:

        This stuff has changed my skin. I am just so thankful I finally found Paual's Choice products. I've was battling acne since I was 11-12 years old, on and off. This product is the only thing that has cleared up my skin.. after all this time! It took about 2 months for my skin to get clear. I finally look in the mirror and only have one blemish right now, when I used to have 20-30 pimples on my face. Thank you for clear skin, Paula! I hope you always keep selling this product!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I like it

        By Nc,D

        from Undisclosed

        Site Member

        Comments about Clear Extra Strength Acne Exfoliant - 118 ml:

        I like this product. I use it with my CLEAR face wash. I tried using it daily but it made areas of my skin dry and flaky. Currently I alternate between this and benzoyl peroxide and haven't had any dry patches. It helped to clear some of my acne. Hopefully the RESIST foam will help with the rest.

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