Review Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution 2% Salicylic Acid

I always wanted to go a day without foundation. My ultimate skin care regime goal was to be able to go outside without foundation. To see my skin clear, without white or black heads, without pigmentation stains or other problems. And sometimes what you wish for can became true. If you use the right products. And Paula’s Choice Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution 2% Salicylic Acid helped me achieve this goal.

Price: 29 USD for 4 oz/118 ml

Product description:

This silky fluid leave-on BHA exfoliate has a potent delivery system to begin clearing stubborn acne and blackheads with a maximum pore-penetrating formula. It also calms redness and provides hydration for healthy flake-free skin.

  • Acne Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged Pores, Redness
  • For All Skin Types
  • Extra strength for stubborn acne
  • Unclogs blackheads, minimizes pore size, & calms redness
  • Water-light yet potent formula produces fast results
  • Use twice daily after cleansing skin

My experience with Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution 2% Salicylic Acid:

I had no hope, but I bought this product because of the Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid) in its ingredients. Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution 2% Salicylic Acid comes in a bottle. This makes application comfortable and hassle free. Also, is hygienic. The dosage is quite simple. I apply the product using a cotton bud. The product is without color and a noticeable smell. When applied it smells like medicine for a couple of seconds, but that is all. The smell fades away almost instantly.

Ingredients:

Aqua, Methylpropanediol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (anti-irritant/antioxidant), Polysorbate 20 (solubilizing agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent).

At first, I had some problems with Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution 2% Salicylic Acid. When I applied it the first time, after 20 minutes all my spots were gone. I was ecstatic. But why follow instructions when I got such good results? So, I applied the product again the same evening. Big mistake! By morning my skin was so dry. I used my moisturizing face cream and made a plan: once a day, in the evening, followed by moisturizing face cream in the morning and evening.

For two weeks I had very dry skin. The foundation looked to cakey. BeautyBlender was of no help when applying foundation. My skin was peeling like a snake. But in two weeks I managed to reduce the dry skin spots and I could see the benefits of Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution 2% Salicylic Acid.

Please do not make the same mistake as me. At first, the product should be applied every two days, for about two weeks. Then every day for two more weeks and then twice a day. So, the skin can get used to the product. I took the short path and made a mistake that cost me two weeks of hell.

Now, my face is used to the product. I can apply Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution 2% Salicylic Acid freely without any problems. But, I always remember to apply a moisturizing face cream after 10-20 minutes.
The results are awesome and can be seen on my face. I haven’t used foundation in ages. My face is radiant, free of white heads and spots. The black heads are diminished and fading away also.

Pros

For my combination skin is a perfect fit.
Non-greasy, not heavy.
Can be used to diminish enlarged pores with somewhat good results
Evens the skin tone
Fights against white heads with success

Cons

It can be irritant for very sensitive skin and must be applied carefully.
For enlarged pores the results are not as expected.
For black heads the results are poor.

Recommendation

If you have the same problems as me, you should give Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution 2% Salicylic Acid a chance. With all the cons above, it is still a very good product that I use daily.

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