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CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Fighting Treatment

CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Fighting Treatment

Paula's Choice

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Description

- Contains 5% benzoyl peroxide, the gold-standard for combating acne breakouts - Leaves an invisible matte finish - Extra potent yet gentle formula - Special anti-irritants reduce acne marks - 100% fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents - Please see below for references to documented research about the claims for the ingredients in this product - For best results use with the complete CLEAR Anti-Acne System

Specifications

Type:
Treatment
Format:
Other
Routine Step:
Treat
Functions:
Acne Treatment, Oil Control

Ingredients

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Product Reviews (7)

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Zinee

Woman from United States
Normal skin

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Effectiveness 4
Scent
Medium
Texture
Heavy
Absorption
Average
Speed of Results
2-3 Weeks
I like this product
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carol

Woman from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 2.5
Scent
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Very Light
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Absorption
Slow
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Speed of Results
Between 1-2 Weeks
Immediate Less than 1 Week Between 1-2 Weeks 2-3 Weeks 3+ Weeks
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Karen

Woman from United States
Dry skin

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Effectiveness 2.5
Scent
Medium
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Texture
Medium
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Absorption
Average
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Speed of Results
Between 1-2 Weeks
Immediate Less than 1 Week Between 1-2 Weeks 2-3 Weeks 3+ Weeks
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Therese

Woman from United States
Oily skin

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Effectiveness 5
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Light
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Average
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Immediate Less than 1 Week Between 1-2 Weeks 2-3 Weeks 3+ Weeks
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joseph

Guy from United States
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 5
Scent
None
Texture
Very Light
Absorption
Very Fast
Speed of Results
2-3 Weeks
i've been having some kind of weird breakout on my face that looked sort of like acne, but didn't..if that makes sense. anyway, in response to my angry skin i pared down my products to just a few paula's choice products. even with the 2% bha lotion my skin wasn't clearing so i decided as a last step, before seeing a derm, i'd try the 5% benzoyl peroxide product.

i know i could have just gone to the store and bought a very basic but useful formula, but i know paula prides herself on adding antioxidants and anti-irritants to her products, and this is no exception! i've been using it for a few days now and my skin is showing a marked change for the better. i'm not completely clear, i gather it will take a couple/three weeks, but there is no doubt this product is working! the anti-irritants paula added really make a difference too.

to sum it up the pluses are this is a highly effective formula if you need this step in a regimen, but gentle as far as benzoyl peroxide formulas can be. very light texture, absorbs rapidly and leaves a matte finish to the skin. NO fragrance or colorings are added!

the caveats are per usual for benzoyl peroxide...try not to get on clothing/towels/pillowcases or you will see discoloration(experience talking..thank goodness i didn't ruin any of my favorites!) and be extremely careful not to use this around the eye, especially the upper eyelid! again, experience talking, somehow, though i thought i was careful, it must have transferred to my upper eyelid, the next day it looked bright red and it had that really tight, dry feeling.

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Liobov Triufanova

Woman from Sweden
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 5
Scent
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Texture
Very Light
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Absorption
Fast
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Speed of Results
Less than 1 Week
Immediate Less than 1 Week Between 1-2 Weeks 2-3 Weeks 3+ Weeks
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Lucas Alberto

Guy from Brazil
Combination skin

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Effectiveness 4.5
Scent
None
Texture
Very Light
Absorption
Very Fast
Speed of Results
2-3 Weeks
I use this as a spot treatment and blemishes do seem to disappear faster when using it. It doesn't make my skin dry or flaky, but again I only use it as a spot treatment on trouble areas of my face. *UPDATE: winter is here, and the parts of my face that are dry become even drier. Where I use this as a spot treatment there is some flaking and tightness, but nothing that can't be handled. I'm slowly replacing this benzoyl peroxide acne treatment for a salicylic acid one, which has anti-inflammatory action.

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Lucas Alberto

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Evening Face Routine for Rosacea

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Evening Face Routine

for Rosacea

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Hiba
Hiba

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is this product can remove all my acne scars with in 1 week
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