Balancing Cleanser100ml

AHA + BHA cleanser for oily skin

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For those who need extra cleansing power, this soap-free formulation contains both AHA + BHA. Glycolic acid works on the surface to exfoliate while salicylic acid goes deeper into the pores to dissolve dead skin cells and break down sebum.

Most acne cleansers contain a single AHA or a BHA. However, Balancing Cleanser combines both acids for extra effectiveness. We then minimize irritation by balancing this formulation with numerous botanicals.

Since we use medical-grade ingredients, you can even leave Balancing Cleanser on your skin for 30 minutes to get a gentle peel!

Why BALANCING CLEANSER?

  • Medical-grade 2% AHA + 2% BHA face wash
  • Can also be used as an exfoliating facial mask
  • Gives skin a thorough cleanse without stripping it of its natural oils
  • Loaded with botanicals so it is gentle on your skin
  • PETA-Certified Vegan
  • PETA-Certified Cruelty-Free
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Colorant-, Paraben-, Lanolin-Free

Better Together

Save when adding these companion products:

Stop Spot

Stop emerging pimples in its tracks

Matte Hydrator

Reduce oil production by proactively hydrating your skin

t h e c l e a n s e r i s g e n t l e a n d s u p e r s o f t t o t h e s k i n . - JADE

Double Trouble for Breakouts

Most acne face washes are formulated with only an AHA or BHA. Balancing Cleanser is formulated with 2% glycolic acid (an AHA) and 2% salicylic acid (a BHA) to help clear clogged pores and prepare the skin for the acne-fighting actives to follow. Balanced with botanicals, the formulation is tough on pimples but gentle on skin.

Your Weekly Facial Treatment

More than a daily face wash, Balancing Cleanser can be used as a weekly facial mask. Leave it on for 30 minutes for a gentle peel before carrying on with your regular skincare routine!

#clearlyresults

@amysacnehealing Yes I know the lighting is different but look at the difference in the texture 😍. Yes I still have acne, that hasn’t gone away however…the fact that my texture has improved has increased my confidence so much. I really do believe this is all down to @clearlybasics I’ve been using their power duo for about 3 weeks and I’ve noticed such a difference in the size of my acne spots…my face doesn’t hurt as much nor is as itchy as it was.

I would definitely recommend giving them a whirl it’s the only products that I can honestly say has made any difference to my skin. The difference it has made in 3 weeks is fab!

@brittaneyshanae I swear the Power Duo (Clear Out and Lighten Up) are a GOD-send! I’ve been using both consistently for 3 months now and my skin has NEVER looked or felt better! I haven’t experienced a breakout since March and more than 80% of my hyperpigmentation is GONE!

I’m so grateful to have finally found a product that actually works for my skin!

If you’re dealing with acne breakouts and hyperpigmentation, you should def research Clearly Basics.

@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.

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
Nightly
4. Moisturize
Daily and/or Nightly

FAQ

How is Balancing Cleanser different from other acne cleansers?

Because of the irritation that acids can cause, most acne cleansers are restricted to either a single AHA or BHA. Balancing Cleanser contains BOTH 2% salicylic acid + 2% glycolic acid. We then formulate it with three plant extracts to significantly reduce any possible irritation while amplifying the effects of the acids.

Can I use this cleanser instead of Clear Out?

If you have acne, Clear Out is far more effective at clearing clogs. Opt for Clear Out first before considering Balancing Cleanser.

How do I choose between So Fresh and Balancing Cleanser?

If you have sensitive or normal skin (85% of the population), So Fresh is the ideal cleanser. However, if you have oily skin (15% of the population), opt for Balancing Cleanser.

How do I use Balancing Cleanser as a peel?

Rinse your face in the evening and work Balancing Cleanser into a small lather. Spread the lather evenly on your face and leave it to set for 30 minutes. Rinse off the lather and continue with your normal nighttime routine.

If you experience excessive irritation at anytime during the 30 minutes, rinse off the lather.

Can I use this product if I have sensitive skin?

We designed Balancing Cleanser so it can be used by 95% of the population without irritation. If you have experienced irritation using skincare products in the past, opt first for So Fresh Cleanser which is much more gentle.

Can I use Balancing Cleanser on my back or body?

Yes, Balancing Cleanser can be used on your back and body.

Can I use Balancing Cleanser along with my facial?

Ahead of your visit, let your aesthetician know that you are using Balancing Cleanser (an AHA+BHA face wash). The full ingredient list can be found in the ‘Key Ingredients’ section of this page. If you are concerned about sensitivity, do not use Balancing Cleanser in the evening after your facial.

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Reviews

4.8
Based on 80 Reviews
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  • C
    5.0

    Caroline H.

    I just moved to a different state and my skin was not reacting well to the stress, new water and all of the inconsistencies in my routines. I started using this product about a week after the move and my skin cleared up almost instantly! It does not dry out my skin, either. I love this product!

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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica

    amazing cleanser, best I have ever used

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  • D
    5.0

    DK

    Love this cleanser, use it as a second cleanser after washing off my makeup and it does not strip my skin at all

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  • S
    5.0

    Sidney G.

    Love this cleanser and does exactly what it is for and helping with oily skin!

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  • J
    5.0

    Jade h.

    Love this stuff. Great for your oily skin.

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  • E
    5.0

    Emma T.

    This is the first time that I used the power duo. I have suffered with acne for the last few years and have tried lots of different products as well as prescribed cream and I have found that clearly basics clears my face up a lot quicker than all these products.

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  • S
    5.0

    Simona

    Best Cleanser I ever had! I love it! I use it with my foreo and my skin is so soft afterwards. The bottle also lasts quite a long time as you do not need much.

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  • J
    5.0

    Jade

    Brilliant cleanser super soft on skin.

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  • S
    5.0

    Sam

    A great cleanser, which was very gentle and easy to use

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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica C

    Amazing, gentle, non-drying, effective.

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  • J
    5.0

    Jadeeh

    Only cleanser that doesn not give me out breaks.

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  • J
    5.0

    Julie M

    feels really nice on my skin

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  • A
    5.0

    Alyssa Ang

    leaves my skin clean and clears all impurities

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  • A
    5.0

    Ab Rauff

    After my son use it for 2months, he saw tremendous results. I would like to thank God for letting me to know about Clearly Basic’s products. Now I want to buy the products again. I highly recommended Clearly Basics for those who suffered from acne. Don’t give up because Clearly Basics might help!

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  • R
    5.0

    Razmina B

    Best cleanser ive used. I have sensitive skin and this is product is amazing for my active acne and skin

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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica

    best cleanser I have ever used!

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  • M
    5.0

    Mindy Hartzell

    Amazing

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  • L
    5.0

    Lina

    Very good

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  • A
    5.0

    Anna-marie

    This is one of the only products I have found on the market that has helped my skin. I have had hormonal acne on my face and back since I was a teenager. Out of all the clearly basic products, this cleanser helped my acne the most. I have far less breakouts and less acne overall. I combine it with a chemical exfoliant by Paula’s Choice and it works wonders. I would definitely recommend.

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  • A
    5.0

    Anne Conforzi

    This cleanser has proved to be an excellent first step for my skin.

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  • S
    5.0

    Sheenaz

    Basically I have been using the whole series for one year now and my skin has been so much clearer and better. I have a glow too and though i do get pimples, one or two, on and off, this whole series has made it so much easier to manage and made me happier.

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  • Z
    5.0

    Zoe

    This is the best clenser I have ever used. Its so nice on your skin and it really calms my skin.

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  • S
    5.0

    Stephanie Monteiro

    Amazing product! You only need the smallest amount and you can feel the excess debris/dirt being lifted. Non-greasy and removes excess oil. Used morning and night I have definitely noticed clearer skin since using.

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  • A
    5.0

    Anna

    Love this cleanser! It always makes my skin feel clean and not bumpy as it sometimes does but does not strip my skin at all.

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  • K
    5.0

    Katrina L

    So gentle and works great.

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  • B
    5.0

    Bheshta A.

    Best cleanser I have tried

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  • P
    5.0

    PAMELA D.

    Really like this cleanser, my skin does not feel stripped after using this just clean and still naturally soft. Been using twice daily and have seen a significant reduction in formation of pimples/acne. I also use this every few weeks as a light peel which is nice to give the other products a boost in clearing my skin and helping with scarring/preventing acne. Overall very impressed and will re-purchase/would recommend.

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  • C
    5.0

    Cassandra M.

    Loveeeeeee

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  • M
    5.0

    Maria Inês

    Loved it!!

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  • S
    5.0

    Stephanie

    Anytime of the day, before putting my makeup on and taking my makeup off, best cleanser. Leaving my skin feeling fresh and clean without stripping the natural oils away.

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  • A
    5.0

    Andreea T.

    Gentle and efficient

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    5.0

    Naomi A.

    Definitely a great add to help reduce my acne

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  • S
    5.0

    Sonia

    Best thing to keep my skin clear

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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica

    Beautiful cleanser- non-stripping to the skin and sets up a great foundation for the rest of the CB line. A little goes a long way so this little bottle will last you a while!

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  • M
    5.0

    May C

    I loved the smell of this cleanser

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  • L
    5.0

    Lucy

    This cleanser has really help clear my skin in conjunction with using the clearly basics clear out, 100% would recommend

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  • A
    5.0

    Amanda

    I have oily cystic acne prone skin. I have used all different types of cleansers over the years. I started using clearly a little over a year ago and I keep coming back to this cleanser. I like having the AHA and BHA exfoliation that will not strip my skin but still feels clean. Plus a little goes a long way. I am able to wash my face, neck, chest and upper back with only one pump.

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  • 5.0

    Samantha

    Very gentle on the skin!

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    5.0

    Emma M.

    My go-to cleanser! So good!

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  • H
    5.0

    Haylee

    Nice fresh clean feeling after use, also soft skin.

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    5.0

    Iza I.

    The Cleanser works well for me.

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  • H
    5.0

    Heidi W.

    My face feels so much cleaner and it is clearer!! FINALLY

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  • E
    5.0

    Emily C.

    Amazing cleanser!

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    5.0

    Heidi Wagnon

    I am very pleased with this face wash

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  • K
    5.0

    Khairunnisa K.

    I feel that this cleanser is so much different than those cleanser found in the market. A small pump is enough for washing the whole face and it is so much gentle as compared with other products.

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  • J
    5.0

    Jade

    This cleanser does nott upset my skin. I have used so many products before that have made my skin bad. This is brilliant for pimples and sore spots.

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  • A
    5.0

    Alise

    Love this cleanser, skin feels smooth

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    5.0

    Iida

    Very good

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  • e
    5.0

    emma Reynolds

    Best face cleaners ever.

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    5.0

    Iza

    This is the best cleanser i ever use..

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  • R
    5.0

    Rebecca

    So hydrating and leaves skin feeling so smooth and soft!

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  • S
    5.0

    Savannah

    I could literally feel the difference in my face the first time I used it. It makes my face so soft and clean feeling!!

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  • z
    5.0

    zaidah

    My son skin not oily anymore

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  • E
    5.0

    Emma Reynolds

    I was always scared about using a cleanser with salicylic acid because I have not had a good experience with it but that all changed when I started using this face cleanser best thing ever

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  • J
    5.0

    Julie M.

    Love the smell

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  • J
    5.0

    Jamie Conlon

    I love this face wash. It leaves my skin feeling so healthy and refreshed.

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  • S
    5.0

    Stephanie

    MY FAVE! I have run out and I am sad, forever taking this wherever I go especially after a long day nothing like a good face cleanse but always keeping your skin enriched with my natural oils!

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  • R
    5.0

    Rebecca Dewis

    AMAZING! Hydrating, and skin feels so smooth.

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  • P
    5.0

    PAMELA D.

    Love, very gentle but my skin feels clean and not right afterwards. I use morning and night and have had no issues with dryness, skin feels soft afterwards. Definitely recommend.

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  • A
    5.0

    Alice R.

    My go to cleanser. Wouldnt use anything else

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  • M
    5.0

    Mars D.

    My face feels very clean after washing.

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  • F
    5.0

    Freddie Lim

    The only product that does not irritate my skin

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  • M
    5.0

    Minh Pham

    Perfect

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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica

    love love love

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  • A
    5.0

    Alyssa

    The cleanser, unlike those sold at beauty shops, is not drying. Light on the skin, has been using one bottle for quite some time.

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