26 Reviews

Lighten Up

26 Reviews

$29.9

Bye Bye Post-Acne Red Marks with Calendula + Chamomile

Benefits:
✅ Fades the appearance of post-acne red scars
✅ Reduces the chance of collecting stubborn brown pigmentation
✅ Fosters healing

Suitable for: All skin types.

Only to be used after the pimple has flattened. If you are easily prone to blushing/flushing red, consider the Protective Moisturizer + Lighten Up to reduce general redness.

Volume: 15ml | 0.5 fluid ounces. Each bottle is designed to last up to 3 months but varies widely depending on the number of red scars you have.

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Lighten Up will fade the appearance of post-acne red scars faster when paired with Clear Out. Buy both items as a Power Duo set and save 8%:

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Testimonials

What to Expect With the Lighten Up

Influencer Emma @myacnepage discusses how the Lighten Up removed her deep red acne scars. She also discusses how long it takes to see results.

 

Saving Money With Less Makeup

Teacher Mim @acneisntugly explains how to use the Lighten Up alongside the Clear Out as a Power Duo set, and how they work together to reduce redness.

Results may vary

Ingredients

What makes Clearly Basics different?

We’ve taken products that are often EXCLUSIVELY sold in a dermatologist’s office at 3x the price and made it available and affordable for everyday consumers. We select USP certified ingredients when potency matters, but less expensive cosmetic grade ingredients when purity is not a concern.

The most frequent comment we get in our reviews is that users have tried everything and nothing has come close to the results they have seen with our formulations.

Why is the Lighten Up different?

There are very few formulations on the market designed to fade the appearance of post-acne scars and even fewer formulations that are effective. Lighten Up’s formulation is one that you can’t find anywhere else on the market and we consider it the best in its class.

Key Ingredients

Calendula

A natural oil extracted from marigold flowers, calendula is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin against environmental damage.

Benefits
  • Powerful antioxidant that improves skin texure and tone
    Dr Kim et al, 2018
  • Calms skin
    Calendula contains flavonoids and triterpene derivatives which calm the skin. Dr Dawid-Pac, 2013

Bisabolol

An essential oil extracted from chamomile flowers, bisabolol is an excellent anti-irritant, soothing agent & a humectant to lock in skin’s natural moisture.

Benefits

Pracaxi Oil

This tree tea oil found in the Amazon is an age-old remedy used to promote healing and soothe redness. Banov et al, 2014

Benefits

Volume: 15ml, 0.5 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last up to 3 months depending on the number of post-acne red scars present.

Full Ingredient List +

water, cyclomethicone, alpha-bisabolol, glycerin, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, pentaclethra macroloba seed oil, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, polysorbate 20, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin

Key Facts

Breakouts come and go but the red post-acne mark can linger much longer. Lighten Up is our anti-redness formulation designed to fade the appearance of red marks after the breakout has subsided.

What it does:

Packed with essential oils. The Lighten Up uses –

  • Pracaxi oil creates a healing barrier over your skin.
  • Bisabolol soothes the skin and reduces redness.
  • Calendula is a natural anti-microbial that is loaded with anti-oxidants that protect your skin.

What it is formulated without:

Fragrance-, colorant-, paraben-, and lanolin-free. PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free. This non-comedogenic formulation is freshly made in Singapore and packed in airless bottles so there are minimal preservatives.

Application Instructions:

The Lighten Up is used both morning and evening as the first formulation after you have washed/used toner. It is a leave-in spot application formula that works throughout the day/night to fade those pesky red scars. If you are using the Lighten Up alongside the rest of our product line, here is the order of application:

DAY:

  1. Wash your face / apply toner
  2. Lighten Up (spot treatment)
  3. Moisturizer/Hydrator, sunblock or other products you normally use

NIGHT

  1. Wash your face / apply toner
  2. Lighten Up (spot treatment)
  3. Clear Out (can only be applied at night)
  4. Moisturizer/Hydrator or other products you normally use

If there are products on this list that you normally do not use, please skip that step.

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    Gwendolyn N. (verified owner)

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    Great product which had really lightened up my complexion a lot. Its been 3 months and I’m still using my first bottle! Definitely worth the investment in it!

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    Vanessa (verified owner)

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    Redness has cleared up almost entirely and I’ve only been using for 2 months !

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    Angelika (verified owner)

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    I have been using the products for about 3 weeks and i can see already the difference in my skin. Thank you so far I’m really happy with the products.

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    Sarah J. (verified owner)

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    Awesome products! I will continue to re-order this and try out some new ones.

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    Ashley (verified owner)

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    Very good product!

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#RealResults

See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.

@beas.bareskin Clearly Basics have been with me for about a week and I’m so happy I’ve been using their product!!!!!

My fave between these 3 is the “Lighten up” one because it has definitely helped with the redness! The redness on my cheeks are slowly dimming down and the texture of my skin is so soft and smooth.

You may not be able to tell cuz pictures don’t do it justice but if you were to have felt my skin before I used their products compared to now you can definitely feel the difference !!!

@roxyrogan I have struggled with hormonal acne for over 1 year and had tried every face cream, scrub & peel you could find! When I started with Clearly Basics my skin started to clear within using the first bottle of ‘Clear Out’! My skin is now on the road to recovery and I still use Clearly Basics ‘Clear Out, Protective Moisturizer and Lighten Up’ products every day! Highly recommend clearly basics to anyone who’s suffering from stubborn acne! 💛

@amynuramira I have been struggling with acne for 10 years. This is by far the best product. I started out with brown pigmentation (acne marks) and a lot of tiny bumps of acne on my forehead, cheek and nose (kind of like sand paper). As soon as I started the Clear Out and Lighten Up, my acne bumps got smaller and smaller. My brown pigmentation began turning lighter (reddish pinkish).
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Initially, when I started using it, I didn’t really get a ‘purge’ it was just a small amount of break outs which went away in a few weeks. Now my hormonal break outs are not as terrible as before, they still appear but barely noticeable.
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My skin is acne free, pigmentation are still there but they’ve improved tremendously. The Clear Out does not dry out your skin at all, even when I apply makeup on, it’s not patchy.

@gabriela.akrapovic Absolutely so happy with this product! My cheeks were congested and had so many breakouts and redness I didn’t know what to do anymore. I tried everything. I kept seeing Clearly Basic showing up on my Facebook and Instagram and thought what the hell and decided to order the complete trio moisturizer pack. It came in cute packaging and the directions were clear. I started using it two months ago and my god there is a lot of improvement!! My cheeks are less congested and red. I have mostly dark spots but the lighten up is definitely helping with that! I rarely get any big breakouts and even if a pimple starts to show the Clear Out stops it in it’s track. The Protective Moisturizer is great for my sensitive skin and helps keep my skin feel moisturized but doesn’t make my skin go oily. I definitely would recommend this product and I can’t wait to see how my skin will be in the few months using Clearly Basics! Thanks Clearly Basics!!

@carliedaniel18 I have suffered with Acne since i was 13, I’m now 32, after spending years of medication, and spending absolutely £1000s on products that didn’t work i decided to try prescription oral medication, during the course it was probably the hardest 8 months of my life, i got all the side affects, and even though eventually it did clear my skin after being off it for just 3 months my skin got bad again especially hormonally! Every month my skin would break out bad again and it got to a point it just wouldn’t clear so once again i was back at square 1. I was spending £100s again on products, I then came across clearly basics on Instagram and had a look, although the reviews were good I was very reluctant as it wasn’t cheap and was i buying another dud that didn’t work! Eventually I gave in as I always do and it was the best decision ever, I’m on week 5 of using the “Clear Out” and I will never be without this stuff again, I cant believe I hadn’t come across this sooner, my skin has cleared up so much and I have even had my monthly hormones and I did not break out at all!! Its made my skin soft and glowy as well, it genuinely is everything in a bottle! If your thinking about it, JUST GET IT 🙂

@gemskin__ A little progress goes a long way! 🙌🏻 In the first picture I think my skin was purging from the first week of using @clearlybasics ‘Clear Out’. I believe I actually cried either before or after I took this photo, my skin was super painful and I felt so ugly and self conscious!

The second picture is 5 weeks after using Clear Out, just scarring (being helped by using Lighten Up) and no actives!
I’m so happy with the results so far using these products and they have been the only thing that has helped my skin!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply the Lighten Up?

This is a gentle formula that is designed to be used 2x per day in the morning and evening. Apply as a spot treatment immediately on a freshly washed face. Apply the Clear Out or other lotions and cosmetics after applying the Lighten Up. If you use toner, the Lighten Up is applied immediately after applying your toner.

Can I use the Lighten Up together with my moisturizer or other products?

Yes, the Lighten Up can pair alongside other skincare products. The Lighten Up should be applied after washing your face and applying toner but before you apply any other lotions or creams. It is a formulation that should be left on your skin all day or night.

Can I use the Lighten up as a spot treatment on an active lesion

The Lighten Up is not designed to work on an active lesion. Only apply on marks after the inflammation has subsided.

Can I use this product if I have oily skin

The Lighten Up lotion absorbs quickly with a matte finish and was designed for oily skin. The three essential oils in this formulation have been carefully blended so that benefits far outweigh the risk of a potential clog. While all oils will have some rating on the comedogenic scale, the three essential oils in this formulation are neutral or low on the comedogenic scale.

Can I use the Lighten Up on my back and body

Yes, you can use the Lighten Up on your back or body. It should only be used for red post-acne marks. For brown post-acne marks, we will be releasing a formula later this year to address this type of scar

Is this product safe to use while pregnant or nursing

Yes, this product is safe to use while pregnant or nursing

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