Calm Down15ml

spot treatment with sulfur + salicylic acid


When you feel a pimple brewing, soothe it before the inflammation causes tissue damage. Powered by blemish-fighting salicylic acid, licorice root, and sulfur, this spot treatment gel tamps down red, inflamed breakouts.


  • Soothes emerging and existing pimples
  • Reduces risk of acne marks and scars
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

Calm Down tamps down emerging or existing pimples, but it does not hinder the formation of clogs in your pores. To block the formation of clogs, use Clear Out. It will make you less acne-prone by perpetually flushing out dead skin and clogs before they can accumulate inside the pores to form blockages.

  • PETA-Certified Vegan
  • PETA-Certified Cruelty-Free
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Oil-, Fragrance-, Colorant-, Silicone-, Paraben-, Lanolin-Free

Calm Down is only available as an add-on product. Purchase it with any other Clearly Basics product at 20% OFF.

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For Peaceful Skin

Calm Down is formulated with skin-loving ingredients that work together to tackle spots. This includes 2% salicylic acid to clear out clogs and bacteria, licorice root to soothe redness and post-acne marks, as well as sulfur to absorb excess oil. With this breakout-busting bunch, the powerful gel acts fast to target new and existing pimples.

Fight Dark Spots

You know those stubborn dark marks you get from after acne has cleared? Or those sun spots that won’t seem to fade? With licorice root as an active ingredient, Calm Down helps combat skin discoloration and maintain an even skin tone.


@theclearskinroad My @clearlybasics update!! The photos on the left were October 2nd and the photos on the right were today (October 11th).

I’ve been using the Power Duo for Clearly Basics for about 2 months now, and now starting to see quick results! My favourite is the “Clear Out” 🤗 Loving the results and exciting to keep using Clearly products!

@aishx I have been using this product for the last 3 months and I swear by it!

My nasty pimps went away within days, my blemish marks were lightened and the size of my pores decreased drastically! In fact I feel that my skin brightened up a lot and my makeup looked smoother too!

@megdaviesx I’ve suffered with acne since I was 12 years old. Now at 25 I just accepted that I’d always have acne prone skin. When I came across Clearly, I had pretty much run out of hope, thinking ‘well why the hell not give it a go!’.

Only 2 months into my new routine, and I can’t believe this is my skin!! I am happy to go out of the house without makeup on but doing makeup isn’t a chore anymore either. My confidence has grown and I can’t believe I didn’t find Clearly sooner!

Individual results may vary with all before/after images on this page

How To Use

1. Cleanse
Daily and/or Nightly
2. Spot Treatment
Daily and/or Nightly
3. Clear Pores
4. Moisturize
Daily and/or Nightly


Will Calm Down give me 100% clear skin?

No product or procedure can guarantee 100% clear skin. Calm Down tamps down emerging or existing pimples but it does not hinder the formation of clogs in your pores. To block the formation of clogs, use Clear Out. It will make you less acne-prone by perpetually flushing out dead skin and clogs before they can accumulate inside the pores to form blockages. It is still possible for these blockages to form while using Clear Out but the chances are notably lower.

How is Calm Down different from other spot treatments?

  • US Pharmacopeia (USP) Certified: Calm Down is loaded with medical-grade ingredients. While USP-certified ingredients cost a lot more than their cosmetic-grade counterparts, it ensures a level of purity and potency. Ultimately, this means we ensure effectiveness.
  • Multiple Actives: Calm Down has three active ingredients that have been carefully balanced so that they are more effective in soothing spots. This means that with lower concentrations (and fewer side effects), we will generate better results.
  • Pairings: Clearly Basics is a skincare line designed for acne-prone skin. We have numerous products that address every stage of a pimple. We highly recommend using Calm Down with Clear Out, which will flush out the clogs which cause acne.

How do I apply Calm Down?

Wash your face and pat dry. Use Calm Down as a spot treatment on emerging and red, inflamed pimples. Wait 1 minute for the gel to absorb fully before applying other skincare products on top.

How often do I apply Calm Down?

You can reapply Calm Down several times a day, especially on emerging pimples in order to soothe them. It is important to reduce the redness and inflammation in order to prevent tissue damage.

Can I use Clearly Basics products alongside my other skincare products?

In order to simplify your skincare routine, we’ve carefully blended multiple active ingredients into each Clearly formulation so that they work together to address multiple skin concerns. As such, we would recommend shelving your current acne treatments as you use the Clearly Basics lineup.

Can I use Calm Down if I have sensitive skin?

If you have issues with sensitivity, apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer before you apply Calm Down. This will lessen the strength of Calm Down until your skin adjusts.

What do I do about acne marks?

After the pimple has flattened, use Clearly Basics’ Lighten Up to reduce the appearance of red post-acne marks. Also, make sure you are applying a non-comedogenic sunscreen when you go outside. UV can quickly darken post-acne marks, making them difficult to remove.

Can I use Calm Down if I am trying to conceive, breastfeeding, or pregnant?

It is safe to use Calm Down when you are trying to conceive, and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Calm Down can also be used by men in all stages of life.

I am getting new breakouts while using Calm Down. Should I discontinue use?

Calm Down soothes pimples once they are ready to break through the skin (this means they had been brewing for 6 to 8 weeks as clogs deep inside your pores). In order to stop clogs from building in your pores, use Clear Out. Clear Out is Clearly Basics’ flagship product and it will make future clogs harder to form.

Can I use Calm Down on my back or body?

Yes, Calm Down can be used on your back and body.

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