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.
This kit includes:
CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser (177ml/6 fl. oz.)
CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid (118ml/4 fl. oz.)
CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide (67 ml/2.25 fl. oz.)
What does it do?
All the products in this kit work to lessen excess oil, unclog and shrink enlarged pores, dislodge blackheads, and help control mild to moderate acne breakouts—and keep them under control. Unlike many acne products, our CLEAR collection works without causing dryness or redness, or 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
I will continue to purchase this product
I use this kit daily every morning and night and I love it! It took a couple of weeks for me to see the result at first, but ive been using this for 2 months now and its made a huge difference to my face.
Actually does what it claims to do
I have always had tiny bumps on my forehead and cheeks, but after using this I now realise that those are caused by clogged pores (not exfoliating well!). I've always suspected that my face had a high cell turnover hence why I need to constantly exfoliate. I thought I exfoliated well by using a scrub but it turns out scrubs are irritating and don't really remove the actual dead skin cells on top of my skin. But with this kit, however, (I've only been using it for a week and) I've already seen a huge difference in my skin - it's now brighter, smoother, and I haven't broken out at all from it. I now only have maybe 2 bumps on my forehead, and the rest are scars. I think my skin is already on the verge of clearing up.. its crazy.
A little product also goes a long way. I use only ~5 drops of the exfoliant into my cotton pad. And since I only have acne on my forehead and a little portion of both my cheeks, I could also tell that the treatment will last me a long time (you only need a thin layer on top of your affected area!). You have to be careful though, I was an idiot and put the treatment all over my face and probably used too much of the exfoliant on first try, and after that I had some skin flaking off around my mouth area (but luckily they went away the next day since I only used water to rinse my face when that happened). My suggestion is to test it out on your skin and see what your skin would like. I have pretty sensitive skin so I only use a tiny bit of the products.
In conclusion: This kit is great for people with sensitive skin who think they require daily exfoliation, or for people who get clogged pores often like me, or people with mild (maybe even severe) acne. I currently am loving this kit and I look forward to trying out other PC products in the future. :)
Worth the Money!!!
I have had moderate breakouts since the beginning of puberty. Now, as a 19 year old, I still experience annoying and inconvenient acne. I notice I tend to flare up more around menstruation, where I get big, sore pimples around my chin and jawline. I also tend to get very little, though many, pimples around my cheek area and larger, deep pimples closer to my nose. For years I have tried to clear my skin without the use of medication such as a pill, and I have finally done that!. I have combination skin, with my T-zone being quite oily throughout the day and my jawline/forehead being quite dry.
I have used the product every morning and night as directed in the included pamphlet. For mornings, I wash my face with warm water before applying the cleanser to my face. I use enough to produce foam on my face, and cleanse by using fast, circular motions. I also tend to focus on problem areas more. Then, after about 30 seconds, I rinse the foam off with cold water. I then pat my face dry with a clean towel. For step 2, I use the 'exfoliant'. I found this solution to be more of a toner than a exfoliating solution, but still worked great, I applied about 5 or so drops on a makeup pad, or enough to produce a small circle of product in the center. Then I swiped the cotton pad all over my face in long strokes. I let this set in for 10 seconds or so or until dry, and then applied step 3. I used the treatment for step 3 by applying a small, pea-sized dollop like a moisturizer. Every so often I use a night cream to keep my skin hydrated.
While the product does control redness VERY well, and doesn't cause flaking, it did tighten my face a lot, which made it felt dry, but I felt and looked more youthful.
The exfoliant also smells a bit like vomit...
Emily the Acne-Fighting Teen
I have tried so many products - recently R&F - and Paula's Choice has changed my life for a whole lot less $$. My skin looks amazing - my sister stares at my face and says she just can't get over the difference! I love it - so easy, such results! I just love it!!! (I'm not sure which moisturizer I should be using but at this point I'm just so happy with my skin right now.)
Cleared my Acne
Ive been using this kit religiously for 5 months and my acne is completely gone. All of my congestion and pimples are cleared and i could not be happier with the results. I get so many compliments on my skin because of this kit. I added a moisturizer for AM and PM and SPF 50 as well in the AM to protect my skin from the sun because the BHA and BP will make your skin very sun sensitive so be aware of this when purchasing. You have to be consistent with this and get through the purging stage when your skin gets worse before it gets better. For me this lasted about 3 weeks then cleared from there. I use the BHA and BP only at night time as it was too much for my skin during the day as well. Absolutely thrilled with my results it saved my self-esteem. Would recommend to everyone!
The BEST acne line
I've waited for a while to write a review on this product line, because I really wanted to see how it worked long term. After 10 months of very consistent use, I am happy to report that this line has absolutely changed my skin for the better. I have struggled with adult acne for years. After a particularly bad round of hormonal acne, I went in search of a new system to treat my angry, irritated, zit-covered face. I had used Proactiv for years with mostly positive results, but I wanted something that would exfoliate a bit more gently. After tons of research, I ended up trying PC. For the first week or so, my skin was quite dry as it adjusted to the products. I combated this with the Resist Hydrator which I use nightly (I will add here that even though I have a fair complexion, I have never struggled with skin sensitivity). I also alternated use of the Exfoliating Solution and the Skin Clearing Treatment, doing one in the morning and one at night until my skin fully adjusted. With regards to the acne, I began to see improvement in 2 months and full clearing within 6 months. So this is my advice to anyone reading this review - BE PATIENT. Your skin WILL go through a purge process. PC has got it right - the only way to stop acne is to use an exfoliant (in this case the salicylic acid) and something to kill bacteria (in this case the benzoyl peroxide). But it takes a while for all of the junk that has built up deep within your skin to come forth and be gone for good. You must be patient and you must be consistent. I hope you will love this product as much as I do!
Can't say enough good things about these products
I use this kit every morning to wash my face and in the evening to take the day off. My skin has dramatically improved in just a few months of using it. I can't thank Paula's Choice enough for their wonderful products. I have become much more confident in my skin because of them.
New Brunwick, CA
I normally use a benzoyl peroxide treatment as a part of my skincare routine (Proactiv, Clinique). After running out, I decided to try Paula's Choice since I'm a fan of their other products, mostly because they're fragrance-free. Using this regularly (day and night for the exfoliant and treatment), I've already gone through the exfoliant first. I started out applying the exfoliant on the hands and rubbing it onto my face, but it "lathered" a bit, so I use cotton pads instead. It's much more lightweight and quickly absorbs compared to the other popular PC exfoliant, which goes on greasier. The BP treatment is also lightweight. Other reviewers complained about this kit causing dryness, but I always apply a lotion/cream/moisturizer after the treatment and never struggled with any dryness. For me, the stars of this kit are the exfoliant and treatment. The cleanser is fine, nothing special imo. Using these products, my skin feels so smooth! I just had to leave a positive review and hope you can get the same results too!
I have bought this product again, and again, and again
this cleared up my daughter's acne when nothing else worked. she was 18 when we started and now she's 19. she says "Paula changed her life".
Toronto, ON, Canada
Finally something that works!
I've been using this kit for about 5 months now. I've had acne prone skin since puberty and have tried every thing under the sun: medications, high end MLM sets, home remedies - you name it. I suffered mostly from hormonal acne, blackheads and clogged pores.
I have finally found something that works and I do not need to wear makeup to hide my skin. The first month my skin broke out a lot and I was concerned that I might be allergic to one of the ingredients. I told myself I would give it 2 more weeks and if no change it would go in the garbage like everything else I had tried. I was discouraged because I was breaking out in places that I was usually clear. After the initial breakout (don't forget salicyic acid turns over cells faster to it is just quickening the process of pimples you would have had anyway down the road!), my skin cleared up immediately. Since then I have had the odd blemish, but NO break outs. My skin looks so healthy and smooth. I am beyond impressed with Paula's choice products and now consider myself a life long customer.
(Besides the clear line I have gradually introduced the 4% retexuring bha, resist antioxidant serum, and niacinamide booster.)