Clear Acne Face Wash

What It Does:
  • Gently dissolves pore-clogging impurities
  • Soothing formula calms skin
  • Skin-softening gel texture refreshes skin
  • Leaves skin refreshed with visibly improved clarity

Who This Product Is For

CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser is for all skin types struggling with oily, bumpy skin and clogged pores.

How It Compares
  • CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser isn’t like most other skin cleansers; it is completely non-irritating and won’t cause dryness or flaking.
  • This cleansing gel actually has a silky feel that works quickly to remove excess oil and debris that can clog pores.
  • You would pick this over other cleansers if Acne and Clogged Pores are your higher priorities.
  • Any of our Paula's Choice Cleansers are great alternatives as long as Acne is not your primary concern.
  • This cleanser has a gel-like texture that enables better access to blackheads, debris and impurities.
  • The Skin Balancing Cleanser is a good alternative if accompanied with an Exfoliant.
  • While the Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser is great for blackheads and pores, it is advised that you use an Exfoliant like the Clear Exfoliating Solution with 2% BHA for better and deeper exfoliation.

Key Ingredients

  • Function
    Skin Types
    Skincare Routine
    First Step, Before Toner
    Allergy Information
  • Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (cleansing), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Glycerin (skin replenishing/hydration), PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate (texture-enhancing), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (cleansing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (stabilizer), Panthenol (hydration), Triclosan (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservatives)


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  • Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth. Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
  • I already use a Paula's Choice cleanser. Do I have to use the Clear cleanser?

    You don't have to but it is recommended. The Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser contains a unique antibacterial agent that's designed to begin the process of killing acne-causing bacteria. It is designed to work with the other products in the Clear range, but if you prefer your regular Paula's Choice cleanser, you may continue to use it with other Clear products.

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