This complete extra-strength routine for moderate to severe/stubborn acne significantly reduces acne, redness, and inflammation. Its gentle, effective formulas not only eliminate acne-causing bacteria, but also unclog pores and resistant blackheads.
CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser: Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (detergent cleansing agent), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer (polymer thickening agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient/slip agent), PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate (thickener), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (detergent cleansing agent), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (emulsifier), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Triclosan (antibacterial agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (solubolizing agent), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin (preservatives).
CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution: Active: Salicylic Acid 2%; Inactive: Water, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol (slip agents/penetration enhancers), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Extract (anti-irritant/antioxidant), Polysorbate-20 (solubolizing agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent).
CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment: Active: Benzoyl Peroxide 5% (topical disinfectant). Inactive: Water, Propylene Glycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), Bisabolol, Allantoin (anti-irritants), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming/suspending agent), Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Laureth-4 (emulsifier), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
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CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser: Splash the face and eyes generously with tepid to slightly warm water (hot water can irritate and inflame skin, making acne worse). Spread a nickel- to quarter-sized amount of cleanser over your fingers and apply to your face with gentle but vigorous circular motions. Rinse well. Repeat or use with a clean washcloth to remove heavy makeup.
CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution: Use once or twice a day. After cleansing with Paula's Choice CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser, soak a large cotton ball or pad with CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution and gently stroke over your face. Pay special attention to acne- and blackhead-prone areas. Do not rinse. Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, and lips. If you experience dryness or flaking, reduce application to once per day or once every other day.
CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment: After cleansing with Paula's Choice CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser and exfoliating with Paula's Choice CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution, apply a thin layer of Paula's Choice Extra Strength Skin Clearing Treatment once or twice a day. Because some people may experience dryness when they first start using a product with benzoyl peroxide, it may be necessary to reduce application to once every other day or, if twice daily application proves to be too much, reduce application to once daily, morning or evening. For best results, do not use hydroquinone and benzoyl peroxide (the active ingredient in our CLEAR Skin Clearing Treatments) at the same time. A temporary dark staining of the skin may occur. If accidentally used together, wash the skin with soap and water to remove the staining.