Balancing Cleanser100ml

AHA + BHA cleanser for oily skin

$35.9

4.8
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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

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

@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!

@itsangels_makeup I’ve started using The Power Duo + Protective moisturizer nearly 6 months ago after many positives reviews that I’ve read.

The first thing that I’ve experience has been the “purge” coming with clear out and it can last a loooong time. So this review is for people like me who experienced the purge for more that a month or two: keep going.

Because when I was about to quit I’ve seen a huuuuge difference with my skin. My skin is so much smoother than it was before Clearly Basics. So keep going, use Clearly Basics and stay positive!

@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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SAVE WITH SETS

The Favorite 3

Three best-in-class formulations to improve skin texture, tone, and resilience. A perfect set for brighter and healthier skin.

Sensitive Skin Trio

Our Moisturizer works together with Clear Out to minimize sensitivity. Calm redness, clear clogs and get rid of any stubborn lumps underneath your skin!

Reviews

4.8
Based on 81 Reviews
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  • K
    5.0

    Khairunnisa K. (verified owner)

    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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  • H
    5.0

    Heidi Wagnon (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with this face wash

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  • D
    5.0

    DK (verified owner)

    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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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica C (verified owner)

    Amazing, gentle, non-drying, effective.

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  • E
    5.0

    Emma M. (verified owner)

    My go-to cleanser! So good!

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  • S
    5.0

    Stephanie Monteiro (verified owner)

    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

    Alice R. (verified owner)

    My go to cleanser. Wouldnt use anything else

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  • A
    5.0

    Alise (verified owner)

    Love this cleanser, skin feels smooth

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  • S
    5.0

    Stephanie (verified owner)

    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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  • B
    5.0

    Bheshta A. (verified owner)

    Best cleanser I have tried

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  • H
    5.0

    Heidi W. (verified owner)

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

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  • S
    5.0

    Sam (verified owner)

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

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  • A
    5.0

    Amanda (verified owner)

    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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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica (verified owner)

    love love love

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  • I
    5.0

    Iida (verified owner)

    Very good

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  • S
    5.0

    Savannah (verified owner)

    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 (verified owner)

    My son skin not oily anymore

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  • R
    5.0

    Rebecca Dewis (verified owner)

    AMAZING! Hydrating, and skin feels so smooth.

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  • J
    5.0

    Jamie Conlon (verified owner)

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

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  • Z
    5.0

    Zoe (verified owner)

    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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  • H
    5.0

    Haylee (verified owner)

    Nice fresh clean feeling after use, also soft skin.

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  • C
    5.0

    Caroline H. (verified owner)

    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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  • M
    5.0

    Minh Pham (verified owner)

    Perfect

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  • M
    5.0

    May C (verified owner)

    I loved the smell of this cleanser

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  • A
    5.0

    Alyssa (verified owner)

    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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  • S
    5.0

    Sonia (verified owner)

    Best thing to keep my skin clear

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  • J
    5.0

    Julie M. (verified owner)

    Love the smell

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  • J
    5.0

    Jadeeh (verified owner)

    Only cleanser that doesn not give me out breaks.

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  • A
    5.0

    Alyssa Ang (verified owner)

    leaves my skin clean and clears all impurities

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  • A
    5.0

    Anna (verified owner)

    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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  • M
    5.0

    Mindy Hartzell (verified owner)

    Amazing

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  • S
    5.0

    Stephanie (verified owner)

    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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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica (verified owner)

    amazing cleanser, best I have ever used

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  • J
    5.0

    Jade (verified owner)

    Brilliant cleanser super soft on skin.

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  • A
    5.0

    Ab Rauff (verified owner)

    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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  • L
    5.0

    Lucy (verified owner)

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

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    5.0

    Iza I. (verified owner)

    The Cleanser works well for me.

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  • K
    5.0

    Katrina L (verified owner)

    So gentle and works great.

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  • J
    5.0

    Jade h. (verified owner)

    Only cleanser I can use that doesnt bring out my skin in pimples.

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  • P
    5.0

    PAMELA D. (verified owner)

    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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  • A
    5.0

    Andreea T. (verified owner)

    Gentle and efficient

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  • J
    5.0

    Jade (verified owner)

    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

    Anna-marie (verified owner)

    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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  • E
    5.0

    Emma Reynolds (verified owner)

    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

    Jade h. (verified owner)

    Love this stuff. Great for your oily skin.

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  • A
    5.0

    Anne Conforzi (verified owner)

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

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  • J
    5.0

    Julie M (verified owner)

    feels really nice on my skin

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  • M
    5.0

    Mars D. (verified owner)

    My face feels very clean after washing.

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  • E
    5.0

    Emma T. (verified owner)

    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

    Sheenaz (verified owner)

    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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  • P
    5.0

    PAMELA D. (verified owner)

    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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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica (verified owner)

    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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  • F
    5.0

    Freddie Lim (verified owner)

    The only product that does not irritate my skin

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  • S
    5.0

    Sidney G. (verified owner)

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

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  • C
    5.0

    Cassandra M. (verified owner)

    Loveeeeeee

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  • E
    5.0

    Emily C. (verified owner)

    Amazing cleanser!

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  • M
    5.0

    Maria Inês (verified owner)

    Loved it!!

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  • N
    5.0

    Naomi A. (verified owner)

    Definitely a great add to help reduce my acne

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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica (verified owner)

    best cleanser I have ever used!

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  • I
    5.0

    Iza (verified owner)

    This is the best cleanser i ever use..

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  • S
    5.0

    Simona (verified owner)

    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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  • 5.0

    Samantha (verified owner)

    Very gentle on the skin!

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  • R
    5.0

    Rebecca (verified owner)

    So hydrating and leaves skin feeling so smooth and soft!

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  • L
    5.0

    Lina (verified owner)

    Very good

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  • R
    5.0

    Razmina B (verified owner)

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

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  • e
    5.0

    emma Reynolds (verified owner)

    Best face cleaners ever.

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