CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Based on 283 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 283 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


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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 minimise 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 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 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 (stabiliser), Caprylyl Glycol (preservatives), Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

It worked!


This is a very effective product for me. It works so well on my pimples. I have relatively sensitive skin but it doesn't irritate me at all. It does leave the area quite dry and with a little bit of peeling but it's so effective in calming the spot down. As I use this in combination with Niacinamide and Azelaic Acid booster, my skin is not dried out. It's such a big tube and only for spot treatment, I'm not sure if I can use if off before it expires!




Can't go a day without this


I love this product! Before using this I would get huge painful breakouts very regularly. However, since using this product I have not experienced any breakouts like the ones I would always get previously. It helps to prevent any breakouts and quickly dimish them. I have been using this for over six months and the results are still as great as when I first used this and will continue to repurchase :)


New Zealand


Love this! Thank you PC!


Have been using this treatment for over a year after being recommended by a friend. I'm an India male and have slightly oily skin and this treatment has really helped me clear my skin. I use this with the Clear range regular strength exfoliator, and it has really made a difference to my skin. Thank you PC!

Nik Patel





I recently started getting white heads all over my face. My cheeks would get extremely red and I'd breakout under any type of stress. I had googled a few solutions an decided to give this a try with the travel size. I LOVE IT. I haven't had a white head in 3 weeks and it leaves my face soft and natural looking. I usually clean my face in the shower and then apply this immediately after and it works like a charm. I truly recommend it.


Evansville, IN


Great Product


I have battled hormonal acne for a few years now. I have purchased many products without any results- until now. I use this every morning. I have had great results. It did take at least 3 weeks of dedication to see results. It is gentle on my very sensitive skin. I made a great choice In changing my skincare products to Paula's Choice!


Moss Point, Ms




I only use the product on problem areas where I have acne or scarring. It makes a huge difference to pimples overnight and my scarring/hyperpigmentation is barely noticeable anymore after only a WEEK of use! I've been trying to get rid of my scars for years and nothing seemed to make a difference, but this made quick work of them. I didn't have any drying or sensitivity either.




It Actually Works!


Whoa- I finally found something that worked after eleven-twelve years of fighting acne. I use this product in combination with the BHA 2% Gel. I was using this product alone for 30 days, and when I used it with the BHA Gel I have seen dramatic differences. I been using the products for about six months now. Paula's Choice is really a game changer for me and my self-esteem. I have always been skeptical about acne products, but finally I have found a regime that actually works. I tried the more intense 5% product, because I thought my acne needed it. It is really intense. I have combination skin and think that this product is just as effective as the 5% and a little more mild on the skin. Both this and the BHA Gel have great coverage- you really don't need to use that much. I use to pick and pop at my pimples and once I started using these products I really stopped doing that. Something you will notice really quickly when using these is how fast they work overnight. I am not saying it's an instant cure, but you will notice blemishes shrinking and leaving less hyper-pigmentation than other products.


Houston, TX


the only thing that's treated my acne!


I've tried so many products to cure my cystic acne. Four brands of the birth control pill. Proactiv. Neutrogena. Clinique. Nothing worked. I was skeptical of using this because I've used benzoyl peroxide formulas before that turned my oily skin into a dry, flaky mess. But Paula's Choice is amazing. I've been using this for about two months. It has reduced the size, amount, frequency and duration of my breakouts. This has also slightly decreased the oiliness of my skin without drying my skin out. I'm able to use so much less makeup and I feel so much more confident. I'm now a huge fan of Paula's Choice and plan to try many more products.




Acne free!!


Wow! My stubborn acne I've had since 12 is finally gone! Not only that, but I have such a nice, soft & smooth complexion! But for best results, read through the articles on this site and & follow. Also, use sun protection daily!! This product is very mattifying without feeling overly drying, but I do need moisturizer on my dry areas (I have combo skin). It has added anti-irritants, which is brilliant. It's lightweight & great for under make-up. Daily 2x use has also decreased my oiliness quite a bit. My story: Before PC I had VERY stubborn moderate to severe acne & sensitive skin. Stubborn adult acne runs in my family (I'm 25). A few years ago, I started only using PC & PC recommended products. I started off just cleansing daily with the PC Clear cleanser, & using PC 2% BHA. I stopped using anything fragranced on my face. After this change, about 50% of my acne went away, and 90% of my cystic acne was gone!! I was floored. I had very oily combo skin, now my skin is WAY less oily AND less dry. It's almost completely normalized. Next, I added in a PC toner after cleansing at night, to remove any traces of make-up (with a cotton round) & help to moisturize. I was suprised that this change actually got rid of about half of my remaining acne, even though I use liquid foundation meant for oily skin, and I never use stick or cream make-up. The remainder of my acne is now gone due to using this 2.5% BP 2x a day. If you think you need 5% BP for bad acne, you may not. I got clear with the 2.5%, and my acne was quite bad. It took a month to work for me, though. Use a THIN layer of this BP once a day, then in a few days, increase to 2x a day. Let it dry for 30 secs if you apply moisturizer. This is best used to prevent acne, so use consistently and don't skip a day. My acne, for the first time ever, has now been gone for months! I get about 1 zit a month, which I zap with PC BHA 9 & it's gone in a day or two. Thanks PC!!! < 3


Halifax, Nova Scotia


Cleared up my acne!


I finally broke down and purchased this product after debating whether or not to for a few weeks. I have very acne-prone skin and nothing I have ever used before has completely cleared up my acne. I read all the reviews of this product and they seemed quite mixed, but I still wanted to give this product a try. The first night I used it, I swear it cleared up my face overnight!! Although it was immediately effective on my acne, within 2-3 days of using it once daily, it turned my super smooth skin (thanks to other PC products) on my cheeks, nose, and forehead to an almost scaly, rough dryness. Even though my skin had this reaction, it did not bother me too much because I have very sensitive skin. From there, I took it down a notch and decided to use it every other day, only on my acne rather than all over. It took a few days for my skin to start to heal and go back to normal. I did experience painful burning those few days anytime I would put anything on my skin; however, I stuck to using it once every other day and a couple weeks later, my skin completely back to normal - AND it is almost acne-free! Bottom line is this: this is powerful product. Start slowly and be careful, but it can have great results!

Emi T.

Tampa, FL



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