CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Based on 233 reviews
An effective acne treatment that works immediately to fight stubborn acne, prevent future breakouts and reduce red marks.

CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide

Based on 233 reviews
An effective acne treatment that works immediately to fight stubborn acne, prevent future breakouts and reduce red marks.
  • For stubborn acne
  • No harsh ingredients that can cause dry, flaking skin
  • Lightweight lotion sets to a soft matte finish
  • Use twice daily after cleansing & exfoliating
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Why is it different?
CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide works on contact to disrupt the causes of acne. Soothing plant extracts calm skin to help skin look calm and soothed. It contains no harsh or skin-aggravating ingredients that can make acne worse. 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.
What does it do?
This oil-free, medicated, ultra-light lotion with 5% benzoyl peroxide 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 minimise dryness and flaking. It’s even appropriate for skin prone to cystic acne.
How to use
Apply to affected areas after cleansing and exfoliating. Because excessive drying may occur, start with 1 application and gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed. 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 15 or greater.
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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 5% (anti-acne) Inactive Ingredient: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol (hydration/penetration enhancer), Bisabolol, Allantoin (skin-soothing), Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Sodium Citrate (stabiliser), Laureth-4 (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Good product


Hello, I have a question) Can i follow this product with BP with C15 Booster Serum every morning? Can i use Clearing Treatment and C Serum at the same time?



My skin's new best friend!


I'm on medication that gives me pimples, and this is the only product that stops a breakout in its tracks. Using it once a day has erased stubborn breakouts on my chin and forehead, and it hasn't irritated my very sensitive skin. While I'm still testing other products in my routine to find the ones that work, I knew I'd be repurchasing this by the end of week 1. The packaging isn't great and it does take a second to absorb into the skin, but I can't fault the results!




My skin is the best it's been in years!!!!!


I've had terrible acne for years caused by bad skincare advice and finally with a combination of products and following the 10 step Korean skincare routine my skin is now clear and super soft!! I use it twice a day and since it is a strong product it has made my skin a little dry and flaky and so I just cut down the use for a few days and it goes right back to normal. :)


Adelaide Australia


Great product but hate the packaging!


I absolutely love the acne line and have been using it for a few years. This product is great to put on stubborn areas at night. The only thing I hate about it is the packaging! You have to store it upright or it leaks all in the cap and wastes a lot of the product. Please, please redesign the packaging!!


Greenville, SC


LOVE this product.....HATE THE PACKAGING!!!


I absolutely LOVE this product....I use it every day! I started using it when I moved into the city, and started to develop breakouts like never before. I purchased this line, and it helped immensely. I swear by it!!! However, I CANNOT stand the packaging. I REALLY wish they would put it into a bottle with a pump. I have purchased two bottles previously, and both of them have had to be stored with the cap facing up, otherwise the product spills out into the cap. And even so, I knock it over constantly in my skincare cabinet. It's a big mess, a waste of product, and irritating!!! PLEASE CHANGE IT!!!!


Chicago, IL


I tailored it so it doesn't irritate


Yes, I almost stopped using it when my skin became irritated, but then I read Paulas skincare book and realized I didnt need to use it twice a day every day like I had been. Now I use it once a day, every other day and my skin isnt irritated. This product really works for getting rid of stubborn acne. I had acne from age 12 to age 37, and this is the product that stopped it for good. It's the best benzoyle peroxide on the market, I thinknow (I've tried almost every other kind) Most other benzoyle peroxide products leave a white film and immediately dry my skin out, but this one goes on smoothly and leaves my skin feeling soft but not oily. I will continue buying this as long as I'm alive. I do sometimes alternate it with the 2.5% benzoyle peroxide.


Madison, WI


< 3 < 3 < 3


This product is the only thing that cleared my breakouts. I was about to give up on topical treatments and try accutane and then a friend reffered me to paulas choice!!! I think it took about a week and a half for my skin to clear up almost completely. I had consistent bumps on my forehead and I would hormonal breakouts on my chin. Now for the first time in years I have clear skin :-) Thank you Paula~!!!!




Bought for son, can see improvement right away.


I bought this for my son who is 12 and has similar skin to mine. Good tone and just a bit of acne but his pores are beginning to clog a little which is giving him some small red pimples & with whiteheads and he is becoming prone to blackheads. I'm trying to show him ow to take care of his skin so he did a warm cloth to open the pores after he washed is face in the shower. Then we applied this product and after the first use his skin looks much less "congested" clear and glowing and the appearance of blackheads is less.


Las Vegas, NV


The only thing that helped with my acne


I love this stuff! I wouldn't recommend using BHA with this cause I don't really feel a need for this myself and my skin tends to be irritated if I use both. I find benzoyl peroxide way more effective tho.




Not only cleared the stubborn acne, but also face psoriasis


I have been suffering from acne since last 5 months. I tried bunch of different products, some broke out my skin, some gave temporary results. Eventually, I came across this product, and what can I say, I have no words to praise this product. I picked this product straight away, not even tried 2.5%. I started using it twice a day, and it cleared my skin with in a week, In fact, I started seeing results with in 2 days. It cleared my dark/red spots. Initially, it dried out my skin, but after some time my skin gets used to it. I am also suffering from Guttate Psoriasis, and this product cleared that too. Now, I have been addicted to this product and will be using this product for a longer period of time. I would like to thank Paula for this amazing product.


Rotorua, New Zealand



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