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Dark Mark Duo

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Banish post-acne brown scars using this set. The Clear Out gently exfoliates so that the Dark Mark Defense (DMD) can readily absorb into the skin and fade the appearance of scars.

Benefits:
✅ 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
✅ 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 $1.0 per day for 2 formulations.

*Consumption of the Dark Mark Defense varies based on how many brown scars are present.

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Testimonials

What to Expect With the Dark Mark Duo

Teacher Mim @mimandskin 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.

 

Fading Brown Acne Scars & PIH Pigmentation

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.

 

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

 

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 PIH pigmentation.

Individual results may vary in all before/after images

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 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 Clear Out different?

Clear Out uses retinol + AZA to flush out dead skin and clogs. These two ingredients are the top choices for dermatologists and we’ve spent years balancing the concentration of these two ingredients into a single lotion so that it maximizes the effectiveness of both ingredients. AZA is also paired with pracaxi to quickly relieve redness and heal. (You can’t find this combination of ingredients anywhere else on the market).

Ingredient synergy is the reason why our products are more effective than other products may which may also contain retinol or AZA. All Clearly Basics products contain medical grade ingredients + synergy + botanical complexes that balance the formulations so that they do not irritate your skin.

Key Ingredients

Retinol

A derivative of Vitamin A, retinoids are the primary tool that dermatologists use to clear clogs. Dr. Leyden & Dr Stein-Gold, 2017

Benefits

Naturally formed on your skin. AZA helps to calm redness, improves skin texture and brightens the skin. AZA pairs with retinol as AZA helps with hyperpigmentation and calming redness. Dr. St Surin-Lord & Dr. Miller

Benefits

Pracaxi Oil

This tea tree oil found in the Amazon is an age-old remedy used to promote healing and soothe redness. Banov et al, 2014

Benefits

Volume: 30ml, 1.01 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last 3 months with nightly application.

Full Ingredient List +

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 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.

Key Ingredients

An anti-pigmenting agent, helps in reducing the appearance of post-acne brown scars, sun spots and age spots.

Benefits

A derivative of the amino acid lysine, listed in the WHO’s list of Essential Medicines. It brightens the skin and fades the appearance of brown scars.

Benefits

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects against UV damage, calms and hydrates the skin.

Benefits

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.

Full Ingredient List +

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

Key Facts

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 PIH pigmentation.
  • 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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Application Order:

DAY:

  1. Wash your face / apply toner.
  2. Dark Mark Defense (spot treatment)
  3. Moisturizer/Hydrator, sunblock or other products you normally use

NIGHT

  1. Wash your face / apply toner
  2. Dark Mark Defense (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, just skip that step.

Customer Reviews

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    Katy M. (verified owner)

    So very happy with this product may give the stronger option a go this time for more stubborn blemishes

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    Chloe Ainsworth (verified owner)

    My skin feels so much less congested and healthy after using the retinol clear out. I use the lighten up before this also to tackle my red acne marks and they work beautifully together

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    Joanna S. (verified owner)

    This product has changed my skin. I never used to feel confident without makeup and I struggled with hormonal cystic acne. This alongside my favorite chemical exfoliant have transformed my skin. I have never been happy to wear BB Cream and a little powder as my foundation and I have never had as many people compliment on my clear skin … until I started using this! I seriously panic when it is empty and cannot live without it.

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    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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    Jade (verified owner)

    Love both of these products. They have really helped my skin.

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  6. Anushiya (verified owner)

    Been using it for close to 3 months (on first bottle). After the initial purging, I can see a substantial improvement. The acne and congestion around my chin has reduced a lot

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    Marisa M. (verified owner)

    Bought the moisturizer for the 1st and it makes my face feel so good!

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    Deborah Springer (verified owner)

    Working really well so far!

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    DK (verified owner)

    This really helps during that time of the month, I put this on each night and any flare up usually subsides by the next morning

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    Katy M (verified owner)

    If you keep using it consistently it really works

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    Luke D. (verified owner)

    My skin has cleared up from big flare ups. I have had many battles with acne and had many years without any breakouts after going to the doctors for treatments. I then had a huge breakout at the beginning of this year and tried many things but nothing worked! So I came across Clearly Basics and thought do I fork out more money for something that may not work? But I can sure tell you now I am so grateful I listened to my gut and went for it. I have been using the Power Duo on my skin for nearly 6 months now and it has cleared and healed my skin up nicely. I still get the odd spot here and there but overall, over time it has cleared up my skin bringing my confidence back. If you are considering it I could not recommend these products enough.

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    Rhianon Kadwill (verified owner)

    Could not live without it

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    Ruby (verified owner)

    My skin did improve, but lately it has stopped.

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    amélie (verified owner)

    this product made my breakouts disappear for good ! in love with it

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    Georgina Tudor-Jones (verified owner)

    I experienced a massive purge for about 3 months which was not ideal but it did tend to clear up… Unfortunately, I cannot use the clear out now as I am pregnant and have experienced lots of breakouts since stopping the clear out…

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    Courtney (verified owner)

    This bottle of cream is amazing, have really noticed a HUGE difference since ive been using this. Very happy.

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    Courtney (verified owner)

    This cream is a miracle! Has really worked! After years of trying everything, i have now found the stuff that st works! The lightening cream has really helped reduce the red pigmentation scars. So i am very happy.

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    Liz B (verified owner)

    Clear out does not dry my skin but does seem to decrease acne break outs. I have seen some mild changes in my red spots with lighten up but this does takes time.

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    Maddison (verified owner)

    It just works! Finally finding something that works on my skin was amazing.

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    Z Garaba (verified owner)

    The best products I have ever tried

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    Henriëtte (verified owner)

    I started using clear out 2,5 months ago. I had to get through two purges, but after two months I really started to see improvement. Now my skin is better than it has been for years and its still improving! I tried other retinol products but this is the only product that does not make my skin dry out. Love it !

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    Jamie Conlon (verified owner)

    This product is great for those dark, stubborn marks!

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    Brittany Scalera (verified owner)

    Cannot live without!

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  24. Katharina (verified owner)

    It took about 4 weeks till I started to see my skin changing but after a purge in week 8, my skin visibly improved and is now less prone to new breakouts. I can definitely recommend the Power Duo!

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    Danielle R. (verified owner)

    After 3 months implementing the clear out into my routine I have seen a significant improvement. My hormonal acne looks better, I am more confident as a result. Worth every penny, I will continue to use and hopefully my acne will fully clear

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See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.

@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 !!!

@xx.tonilumsden This is me 5 weeks into my skincare journey with @clearlybasics.

5 weeks ago, 5 months ago, and even 5 years ago, I had lost all hope for my skin and appearance. Now I have regained that hope and positivity because I know that I am using amazing skincare products by @clearlybasics that actually do work without being harsh on my skin.

Just because you feel like nothing is working doesn’t mean you should give up on hope.

Michaela Holzhuter I’ve struggled with adult acne for years. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars trying to grab at the next promise for clear skin. Clearly Basics is the first brand that actually worked for me! It’s simple (it actually decreased the time I was spending caring for my skin), it’s scale-able (buy one product or by seven!), and it works. I couldn’t be happier with this product and the continuous progress it has provided!

@gemskin__ A little progress goes a long way! 🙌🏻 In the first picture I think my skin was purging from the first week of using @clearlybasics ‘Clear Out’. I believe I actually cried either before or after I took this photo, my skin was super painful and I felt so ugly and self conscious!

The second picture is 5 weeks after using Clear Out, just scarring (being helped by using Lighten Up) and no actives!
I’m so happy with the results so far using these products and they have been the only thing that has helped my skin!

@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!

@by.emmataylor CLEAR OUT💙💙💙 gets rid of blackheads and whiteheads which is an added bonus.
It really improved my skin texture and most of all it removed spots. It’s worth the try really, because you can even get your money back if you don’t like the products, what are you waiting for? -Emma xxx

Individual results may vary

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Clear Out different from other products that claim to treat acne?

  • USP certified: 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: 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?

The Dark Mark Duo consists of two different formulations. Use Dark Mark Defense (DMD) as a spot treatment after washing your face or using a toner but before using other lotions or serums. Apply the Clear Out after the DMD.

Clear Out should only be applied in the evening and left on throughout the night. 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?

In order to simplify your skincare routine, we’ve carefully blended multiple active ingredients into each bottle so that they work together to address multiple skin concerns. As such, we would recommend shelving any products you are using that are not effective at clearing clogs. In particular, discontinue the use of any products that contain an AHA or BHA unless you have extremely oily skin.

If Clear Out is too drying, most users will apply the Protective Moisturizer(PM) after applying the Clear Out. If the Clear Out is too strong, apply the PM 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 PM.

Can I use these two products if I have sensitive skin?

DMD can be used on sensitive skin. Clear Out packs quite a punch so if you have sensitive skin, please apply Clear Out once every three nights. If after 10 days applying alternate nights and you have no irritation, step up the frequency of application to eventually applying every evening.

Can I use the Dark Mark Duo on my back and body?

While the Dark Mark Duo was designed to be used on the face, you can also use it on your back or body.

Can I use this product if I have oily skin?

Clear Out was designed for people with oily, acne-prone skin. The lotion base in Clear Out leaves a light matte finish and over a three month period, you will see a reduction in oil production. For those with extremely oily skin, consider adding an AHA or BHA face wash into your routine. For normal and dry/sensitive skin, use a gentle cleanser that does not contain AHA or BHAs.

What types of acne scars does the DMD help?

The DMD will reduce the appearance of brown post-acne marks.

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?

It is safe to use the Clear Out when you are trying to conceive or if you are breastfeeding.

If you are pregnant and you ingest Clear Out, there is an extrapolated chance that retinol could cause birth defects. As such, consult your doctor if using Clear Out while pregnant

Clear Out can also be used by men in all stages of life.

I am getting new breakouts while using Clear Out. Should I discontinue use?

It normally takes 6 to 8 weeks for a clog inside your pore to surface as a pimple. Clear Out will flush these clogs out faster, often within the 5th week of use. As the existing clog surfaces, it may turn into a low-level breakout if the clog was small or a proper breakout if the clog was large. Clear Out does not cause clogs. Rather, these were clogs that were already deep inside your skin before you started Clear Out and it is necessary to remove these in order to get clear skin.

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 Clear Out for rosacea, psoriasis, cystic or nodular acne?

Clear Out was designed to clear clogged pores on acne-prone skin. If you have rosacea, psoriasis, cystic or nodular acne, please consult your dermatologist.

The Duo is not making any difference in my skin. Should I stop using it?

Clear Out is a lotion designed to remove the buildup of dead skin inside your pores. This process takes six to eight weeks as our formulations get deep into your pores to flush out the dead skin. We recommend finishing the bottle entirely before making a decision as to whether Clear Out is effective.

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?

People who have closed comedones (hard lumps under the skin) believe that their purge is worse as compared to those with open comedones. It is understandable to have this perception as these users were not used to seeing clogs surface. It is necessary to flush out these clogs by forcing them to the surface in order to get clear skin. However, you can reduce the pace/strength of this purge by applying Clear Out only every alternate evening for the first eight weeks. Once your skin has adjusted, step up to the nightly application.

How can I tell the difference between a reaction and a purge

Please consult with your dermatologist or send Clearly a message via our Facebook page. In general, there are several tell-tale signs to look out for:

  • 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.

Will Clear Out give me 100% clear skin

No product or procedure can guarantee 100% clear skin. Clear Out will make you less acne-prone by perpetually flushing out dead skin and clogs before they can accumulate inside the pore to form a blockage. It is still possible for these blockages to form while using Clear Out but the chances are notably lower.

Can I use Clear Out along with my facial?

Ahead of your visit, let your aesthetician know that you are using Clear Out. The full ingredient list is posted under the “Ingredients” tab. Clear Out gives you a perpetual peel which means that any chemicals that applied to your skin will be more quickly absorbed. If you are concerned about sensitivity, do not apply Clear Out in the evening after your facial.

Do I need to constantly use this product once I start?

No. Once users have been breakout free for at least three months, they can reduce the frequency of application to every 2-3 nights. Eventually, they can “graduate” from the Clear Out and try our yet-to-be-released skin maintenance line.

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