Dark Mark Duo
Banish dark/brown acne scars using this set. The Clear Out gently exfoliates so that the Dark Mark Defense (DMD) can absorb into the skin and fade the appearance of scars.
✅ Clear Out: Medical grade retinol and AZA
✅ DMD: Medical grade TXN and 4-NBR
✅ Clears clogged pores
✅ Flushes out closed comedones
✅ Removes whiteheads/blackheads
✅ Improves skin texture and tone
✅ Refines pores
✅ Sloughs off dead skin making the DMD more effective
✅ Fades the appearance of post-acne brown scars
Suitable for: Acne-prone skin.
If you have sensitive or combination skin, consider adding the Protective Moisturizer to reduce sensitivity.
Clear Out volume: 30ml, 1.01 fluid ounces.
Dark Mark volume: 15ml, 0.5 fluid ounces.
Each set is designed to last 3 months*. That’s $0.9 per day for 2 formulations.
*Consumption of the Dark Mark Defense varies based on how many brown scars are present.
Try it, risk free: 98% of users experience an improvement after their first bottle of Clear Out. Otherwise, get a full refund. T&Cs
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What to Expect With the Dark Mark Duo
Teacher Mim @acneisntugly discusses how the Dark Mark Defense removed her stubborn brown acne scars, evened out her skin tone, brightened her skin complexion and how long it took to see results.
Improving Texture & Even Out Skin Tone
Data Specialist Kiana @thoughtsofhealing explains how the Clear Out stopped the pimples and faded the appearance of her scars and hyperpigmentation.
Flattening Existing Pimples
Nurse Sarah @sarah.c.papp explains how the Clear Out flattened her existing pimples within days rather than weeks. She had struggled with whether to take topical medications due to the potential side effects but was so glad that she tried Clearly Basics instead
Fading Brown Acne Scars & Hyperpigmentation
Deanna @deannaskin discusses how the Dark Mark Defense helped to banish her spots, post-acne scars and blemishes. She has been using it alongside with the Lighten Up and Clear Out since June 2019.
Individual results may vary
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 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 Clear Out different?
The Clear Out uses retinol + AZA to flush out dead skin and clogs and AZA + pracaxi to relieve redness and heal (a formulation you can’t find anywhere else on the market).
A derivative of Vitamin A, retinoids are the primary tool that dermatologists use to clear clogs. Dr. Leyden & Dr Stein-Gold, 2017
- Flushes out dead skin cells
Retinol perpetually flushes out dead skin cells making it harder for clogs to form inside your pores. Dr Kraft & Dr Freiman, 2019
- Flattens bumpy skin
Dr Schmidt & Dr Gans, 2011
- Restores skin, reduces fine lines & wrinkles
Retinol enhances hydration and reduces the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles. British Journal of Dermatology, 2010
- Boosts collagen
Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical School, 2007
Naturally formed on your skin. AZA helps to calm redness, improves skin texture and brightens the skin
This tea tree oil found in the Amazon is an age-old remedy used to promote healing and soothe redness. Banov et al, 2014
- Fades the appearance of hyperpigmentation
Teixeira et al, 2012
By hydrating the lesion, the skin does not need to produce extra collagen that may lead to textured scarring. Banov et al, 2014
- Keeping the surface clean
As a tea tree oil, pracaxi is effective in keeping open lesions clean. Dr Guimaraes & Dr Cunha, 2016
Volume: 30ml, 1.01 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last 3 months with nightly application.
water, alcohol, AZA, cetearyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, isopropyl myristate, PPG-3 benzyl ether ethylhexanoate, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, retinol, pentaclethra macroloba seed oil, pentylene glycol, lecithin, polysorbate 20, potassium phosphate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin
Why is the Dark Mark Defense different?
There are very few formulations on the market designed to fade the appearance of post-acne brown scars and even fewer formulations that are effective. Clearly Basics’ Dark Mark Defense is the best in its class.
An anti-pigmenting agent, helps in reducing the appearance of post-acne brown scars, sun spots and age spots.
Volume: 15ml, 0.5 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last up to 3 months depending on the number of post-acne brown scars present.
aqua, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate crosspolymer, TXA, propylene glycol, 4nBR, tocopherol, glycerin, hydrogenated polydecene, trideceth-6, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, PVM/MA copolymer, sodium polyacrylate, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium metabisulfite
Save 8% by getting two formulations as a set: The Clear Out clears clogs, making your skin less acne-prone and the Dark Mark Defense quickly fades the appearance of post-acne brown scars.
What it does:
The Clear Out uses –
- Retinol to flush out dead skin and clear clogs.
- AZA to soothe skin, improves uneven skin tone and brightens skin.
- Pracaxi oil to reduce the appearance of red marks.
The Dark Mark Defense uses –
- Vitamin E to foster healing.
- TXA to brighten skin and fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
- 4nBR to create a lightening effect on your skin.
The active ingredients have been carefully balanced to drive better results with virtually no side effects. The two formulations are designed to work together so there is little overlap in active ingredients.
What it is formulated without:
Fragrance-, colorant-, paraben-, 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.
What else you need to know:
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. It is necessary to flush out this dead skin which is the material that creates clogs inside the pore. During this time, the formulation will also flush out any existing microcomedones … low level acne that was already in the making inside your pore. 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.
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- Wash your face / apply toner.
- Dark Mark Defense (spot treatment)
- Moisturizer/Hydrator, sunblock or other products you normally use
- Wash your face / apply toner
- Dark Mark Defense (spot treatment)
- Clear Out (can only be applied at night)
- Moisturizer/Hydrator or other products you normally use
If there are products on this list that you normally do not use, just skip that step.
See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.
@_myskinstory 😭 I feel like I’m an addict and someone has taken away my drugs 😂
Saturday night I came to the end of my @clearlybasics Clear Out bottle. After consistently applying it every night for 3 months along side Niacinamide & Zinc so last night I had nothing to apply. (Right picture: a few days previous. Left picture: This morning) As soon as I woke up I knew it different feel great! 😭
Regardless off the other amazing benefits that a 2% Retinol & AZA has; I JUST WANT MY GLOW BACK!! I’ll dedicate my next post to the ingredients and how they ‘clearly’ work!!
@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!
@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 !!!
@fi_ding I just wanted to post my progress, firstly to thank Clearly for giving me my confidence back! I have suffered on and off with my skin for years, the contraceptive pill kept it under control for a long time but since stopping any hormonal contraception my skins been up and down like a yo-yo! I really didn’t want to go down the route of prescription oral medication, personal choice, so when I read about Clearly Basics (after ALOT of research) I decided to give it a go. Even after a few weeks I could tell a difference, and after a few months, the difference is huge! My skin was angry, painful and inflamed. Its now way way calmer, with only a couple of spots popping up around that time of the month. And I’m overjoyed with that! I next plan on tackling the red marks left behind so I can feel even more confident make up free. It does take time, but be patient, and consistent, and it will work! No foaming face washes seem to have helped for me too. Thanks again clearly 🤗😀
@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!
@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 reviews 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 that it was before Clearly Basics.
So keep going, use Clearly Basics and stay positive!
Individual results may vary
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Clear Out different from other products that claim to treat acne?
- USP certified: The Clear Out is loaded with USP certified ingredients. While USP certified ingredients cost a lot more than their cosmetic grade counterparts, it ensures a level of purity and potency for our ingredients and ultimately this means that we ensure effectiveness.
- Multiple Actives: The Clear Out has three active ingredients that have been carefully balanced so that each ingredient works together to address clogged pores on acne-prone skin. This means that with lower concentrations (fewer side effects), we will generate better results.
- Transparency: Clearly has a money-back guarantee on its product and we are confident that you will see a noticeable decrease in clogs after your first bottle of Clear Out. Also, Clearly keeps the reviews section of its Facebook Page open. You can see that the reviews are from real users who have used our products. Most peer brands have shut down the reviews section of their pages or have directed their reviews to a website where they can filter and show only the good reviews.
How do I apply the Brown Duo?
Clear Out should only be applied in the evening and left on throughout the night. The Lighten Up can be used both morning and evening as the first lotion that you apply after washing your face or using toner. Both formulations are designed as leave-in formulations.
Can I use these products alongside my other skincare products?
If the Clear Out is too drying, most users will apply the Moisturizer after applying the Clear Out. If the Clear Out is too strong, apply the Moisturizer before applying Clear Out. This should only be done for two weeks until your skin adjusts and we can then step up by applying the Clear Out first before the Moisturizer.
Can I use these two products if I have sensitive skin?
Can I use the Power Duo on my back and body?
Can I use this product if I have oily skin?
What types of acne scars does the DMD help?
Please speak to your dermatologist concerning the correction of pitted or raised scars.
Can I use this product if I am trying to conceive, breastfeeding or pregnant?
If you are pregnant and you ingest the Clear Out, there is a minuscule chance that retinol could cause birth defects. As such, consult your doctor if using the Clear Out while pregnant
The Clear Out can also be used by men in all stages of life.
I am getting new breakouts while using the Clear Out. Should I discontinue use?
Get through the purge and by week eight, it’s smooth sailing! You will turn over a new layer of skin with fewer clogs. Every bottle is designed to last 3 months so you should see this turnover and improved results by the end of your first bottle.
Can I use the Clear Out for rosacea, psoriasis, cystic or nodular acne?
The Duo is not making any difference in my skin. Should I stop using it?
The DMD should start to show noticeable results after three months of use. Make sure to take “before” photos to track your progress!
Will certain skin conditions make the purge worse?
How can I tell the difference between a reaction and a purge
- A rash or breakout caused by a reaction/allergy would show up within the first day whereas a purge would take at least several days before surfacing.
- A breakout caused by a reaction would surface even on areas where you typically do not have acne. If you are applying the Clear Out on your whole face and only getting breakouts where you normally get pimples, this is likely a normal purge.
- If the breakouts you are getting are itchy 10 minutes after applying the Clear out, discontinue use.