Acne sufferers often say, “I have tried EVERYTHING” and have spent a lot of money and years trying one remedy after another - including diet.
But despite their efforts, for some, pimples keep coming back. Here's one of the reasons why:
Over 90% of the pimple treatments use benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid as their primary ingredient.
These products only work on occasional breakouts.
If you have already tried these with poor results in the past, it is time to invest in something that are stronger and more effective.
So what is more effective?
Following the algorithm which dermatologists use to treat acne, retinoids are the first choice for treatment followed by AZA.
Combining both of these: retinol + AZA as a pair to attack pimples from multiple fronts, will help to stop even the most stubborn breakouts - we'll explain why it works.
Retinol - The Gold Standard
Retinol (a gentler variant of retinoids) is a derivative of vitamin A which is common in carrots, eggs and sweet potatoes.
"Retinol is the absolute backbone of an acne treatment¹ since they treat acne by de-clogging pores. They also work to normalize skin cell turnover and act as an anti-inflammatory. Furthermore, have been proven to improve skin discoloration and texture and, therefore, restore the skin from prior outbreaks," - Melissa Levin, MD.
Melissa Levin is a Manhattan-based, board-certified dermatologist and a faculty member at New York University Langone.
The benefits of retinol are numerous:
1. Perpetually Unclogs Your Pores
Retinol flushes out dead skin and flushes out clogs trapped inside your pores. When your pores are unclogged, pimples and blackheads rarely form.
Masks, scrubs, and pore strips only work on the surface as they are not left on the skin long enough to soak into the pore. Retinol is much more effective in penetrating into the pore so that it can attack clogs trapped inside.
2. Reduces the Appearance of Acne Scars
Retinol stimulates new skin cell growth, so it will give your skin a smoother and more even texture. This can make superficial acne marks less obvious.
For red acne marks and inflammation, dermatologists use a combination of retinol + AZA. This powerful combination can flatten existing pimples and reduce future breakouts simultaneously.
3. Fills in the Appearance of Scars
The benefits of retinol go beyond just acne. It's also a popular anti-aging ingredient.
It stimulates the skins production of collagen to fill in the look of scars, fine lines and wrinkles and makes the complexion brighter and smoother.
If you have adult acne, retinol is your primary ingredient to fight acne and to slow the aging process.
AZA - The Unsung Hero?
It’s a mystery why some great skincare ingredients fly under the radar, despite plenty of research proving them worthy of your attention. AZA is one of those ingredients!
AZA is very helpful in flattening existing pimples and diminishing the appearance post-acne marks².
It also reduces skin sensitivity and improves skin texture³. In short, AZA is a must-have in your acne treatment.
A great deal of research has shown that AZA can reduce inflammation, significantly diminish the appearance of skin blemishes, help fade post-acne marks and improve skin tone.
Meet Clear Out - Powerful Yet Gentle
Most acne products only have a SINGLE active ingredient. However, to maximize effectiveness and minimize irritation, Clearly Basics spent years formulating Clear Out so that it contains BOTH retinol + AZA.
This unique formulation is a deadly combination that flattens active pimples and reduces future clogs.
98% of people who use the Clear Out see significant improvements. If you don't see a noticeable improvement after using your first bottle of Clear Out, you can get a full refund through Clearly's moneyback guarantee.
Because Clear Out uses multiple active ingredients, it is more effective and gentle as compared to equivalent products that use only one active ingredient.
If you read the reviews, you will find that most users have tried everything but only Clearly Basics has the power to get them to clear skin.
Clearly Basics is a skincare line exclusively focused on acne-prone skin. We have a 4.9 out of 5-star rating which is rare to see with any acne-related brand.
Real People with REAL, Lasting Results
Clearly Basics has helped many people with acne ranging from mild to severe; people with sensitive skin to people with extremely oily skin. For a personalized assessment, please click "Send Message" on the Clearly Basics Facebook page.
Here are some of our stories below. These are users who have documented their entire acne journey on Instagram, including products they have used before they started Clearly Basics:
@mimandskin Individual results may vary
“Out of everything I’ve tried over the 6 years I’ve battle acne on and off it’s by far stood out as being one of the most effective with no side effects (after the initial “purge”). I’ve used nothing but Clearly Basics for 11 months now and it still exceeds my expectations!”
Or how about Toni (@xx.tonilumsden), a stylist from Hertfordshire?
She spent over $6500 in acne products and treatments that did nothing for her acne…
Then she discovered the Power Duo and it changed her life…
@xx.tonilumsden Individual results may vary
“Never in my life did I imagine my skin would be this clear! Clearly Basics has completely transformed my skin!”
@skinwithak Individual results may vary
All I can say is ‘Clear Out’ by @clearlybasics is a Godsend ❤️ It doesn’t leave me overly dry or flaky which most retinol creams did.” "I wish I came across Clearly Basics before starting oral medication as I would have purchased these and wouldn't have had to put my body through so much!"
"The Clear Out is my favorite and most recommended product to any of my followers who suffer with mild-acne as well as post-acne suffers. The combination of ingredients are unique and work THE BEST in keeping spots at bay as well as improving acne marks & scars."
How is Clear Out Any Different from Other Retinol or AZA Products?
Most products in the market contain only a SINGLE active ingredient so it does not use multiple pathways to address your skin concern.
Using multiple ingredients simultaneously is more EFFECTIVE, but getting the percentages correct in order to maximize synergy is difficult without precision machinery.
Every ingredient in Clear Out took years to balance in order to maximize synergy: ingredients work together to address your skin concerns with better results and less side effects.
I Have Sensitive Skin. Can I Use Clear Out?
Clear Out can work on its own for 95% of the population. The formulation is gentle yet powerful enough to tackle many cases that would otherwise require prescription medication.
For the 5% with very sensitive skin, add the Protective Moisturizer. Using Clear Out with the Protective Moisturizer will ensure that it works for even the most sensitive of skin. The Protective Moisturizer contains a wealth of antioxidants and botanicals that nourish your skin and peptides that simulate your lipid barrier to regrow.
This moisturizer reduces your skin's sensitivity and reduces general redness/blushing. It doesn't clog your pores even on the most sensitive skin!
I Have Oily Skin, What's Best for Me?
Acne and larger pores are often attributed to oily skin.
As pores are clogged, oil may not reach its intended target leading to a vicious cycle of overproduction (clogged pores -> more oil production -> more clogged pores).
Thus we designed the Matte Hydrator, to break the oil production cycle. It keeps your skin matte and supple so that your skin does not need to overproduce as much oil during the day!
Most skincare brands have one, perhaps two formulations that are really effective.
However, Clearly carries FIVE formulations that are UNIQUE and the BEST in its class: Clear Out, Lighten Up, Protective Moisturizer, Matte Hydrator and Dark Mark Defense.
What If It Doesn't Work on My Skin?
Clear Out is so EFFECTIVE that you will get a full 90-day money back guarantee if you do not see a noticeable improvement after your first bottle. T&Cs apply.
This moneyback guarantee has been on every bottle of Clear Out and we have seen over +98% success rate.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
In the first month, this formulation will trigger a purge of dead skin trapped in your pores which can appear as flakes or low level breakouts.
This purge will peak at week 5 and subside after week 8 of use. At week 10, you will turn over a clearer layer of skin that is less clog prone. See below:
Directions for Use?
Clear Out is only used in the evening as part of your night-time routine:
- Wash your face with a cleanser
- Apply toner (if applicable)
- Apply Clear Out (leave-in lotion)
- Apply moisturizer or other skincare that you normally use in the evening
Try Clear Out, Risk FREE!
If you finish an entire bottle and don’t see any results…
You’re entitled to a full refund within 90 days! T&Cs apply.
Try it with CONFIDENCE!
Many more reviews from Google ...
1. James Leyden et al, 2017 : Why Topical Retinoids Are Mainstay of Therapy for Acne
2. Nazzaro-Porro, et al : AZA in the treatment of acne
3. Paula Begoun : Everything You Need to Know About AZA for Skin
Nothing on this article should be interpreted as personal medical advice. For medical related matters, please consult with your dermatologist.