41 Reviews

Lighten Up

41 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 3 months but varies based on the number of red scars present.

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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.

Customer Reviews

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    Alicia J. (verified owner)

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    My go-to for all the spots after or during breakouts

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    Brianna (verified owner)

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    This product has worked so well on fading my stubborn acne scars in a short amount of time!

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    Jessica E. (verified owner)

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    Has been clearing up old spots!

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    HS (verified owner)

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    Best used after Toner for effective results.

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    Melissa (verified owner)

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    Great for clearing redness while smoothing skin

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#RealResults

See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.

@deannaskin Over the past month and a half I’ve noticed a massive change to the appearance and texture of my skin since using @clearlybasics. Honestly the most effective products (vegan of course) I’ve used all year. Not only has the redness of my spots reduced, but I rarely get painful under-the-skin bumps or huge whiteheads anymore. My scars have also faded so quickly 👀

If your skin is similar to mine I’d 100% recommend that you implement these products into your skincare routine.

I’m only a few weeks in using these products but the results have been so positive🔮🧚🏽‍♀️

@carliedaniel18 I have suffered with acne since i was 13, After years of medication, and spending absolutely £1000s on products that didn’t work i decided to try prescription oral medication, and it was 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!

I then came across clearly basics, although the reviews were good I was very reluctant as it wasn’t cheap and could be another dud that didn’t work! Eventually I gave in as I always do and it was the best decision ever! I can’t believe I hadn’t come across this sooner, my skin has cleared up so much. It’s made my skin soft and glowy as well, it genuinely is everything in a bottle!

@startingtolovemyself ✨Not a pimple in sight!!!✨

It’s been about 3 weeks since I started using @clearlybasics Clear Out, Lighten Up and the Protective Moisturizer (the Complete Trio) and my skin has improved so much and I definitely think it’s from the Clear Out formula most of all!

It really is a miracle in a bottle! I’m excited to see how my skin changes even more in the next few weeks and months using them!

@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 !!!

@beatlebarbs Hey guys! So I rarely write reviews, but I’m going make an exception, because it literally changed my life (what a cliche I know).

I’ve suffered from acne pretty much my whole life. I’m generally a happy and optimistic person, or at least I try to be, but acne made it impossible for me. It got to a point where I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror without crying. I didn’t wanna go out or even meet my friends. My self confidence was nonexistent. I had severe anxieties and break downs. I sought the help of a GP and dermatologist but nothing worked. Antibiotics made it even worse.

Then I read about the Clear Out and the reviews were great. Still a bit skeptical, I decided to give it a shot and thank God I did. My skin improved drastically and even though I still get a pimple or two every now and then, I am overall very happy with the results.

@pimpledgirl The 1st week was amazed! Fascinating skin texture, there were no stinging. The 2nd week were pretty same. The 3rd week – purging starred – bumpy skin, redness. The 4th week – same but I added #ProtectiveMoisturiser either from @clearlybasics and in three days redness was reduced. The 5-6th weeks – skin smoother, less red, breaking out badly. The 7-8th week – is it my skin? not red (even after washing as it used to be).

I’d say the amount of pustules has been reduced in 85%. I still have some tiny-tiny pimples and will keep going with mu treatment. • Honestly I’m very grateful to Clearly Basics • I’ll keep you updated.

Results may vary

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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