“This Duo really helps to quickly calm down my hormonal break outs. Scars fade quickly as well.” Ana T.
“It kept my breakouts at bay and the scars definitely fade at least one shade lighter within the 1st bottle!” Jacintha S.
“My complexion is bright and clear. I go without foundation with confidence for the first time in my adult life.” Esther K.
“The best thing I have used for keeping my skin healthy and under control. Wish I had known about it earlier!” Rebecca S.
“Reduced dark marks so much! The only thing that has worked for me !!” Elizabeth C.
“Love these products. It is the most control I have had over my skin for a long time.” Barbara H.
“My holy grail products. Definitely helps to reduce pigmentation which I get in my cheeks.” Shivani B.
“Very effective in stopping outbreaks and reducing scarring. My pimples fade so fast now!” June K.
“I have been struggling with acne for so many years and now I can feel my skin more clear and fresh.” Vana S.
For those with stubborn brown marks or melasma, these two formulations work together to banish the brown:
- Clear Out flushes out clogs, making your skin less acne-prone
- Dark Mark Defense acts as the cleanup crew against brown marks
At the end of your first set, you should see a noticeable reduction in the appearance of brown marks and an improvement in skin texture. At month 6, you will see a significant reduction in the appearance of brown marks.
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Volume Clear Out: 30ml, Dark Mark Defense: 15ml. Each set is designed to last 3 months*. That’s $1.0 per day for 2 products and 5 active ingredients.
If you have both red and brown marks get the Scar Repair Set. The larger DMD bottle offers significant savings as compared to the smaller DMD bottle.
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Try it, risk free: 98% of users experience an improvement after their first bottle of Clear Out. Otherwise, get a full refund. T&Cs
What to Expect With the Dark Mark Duo
Mim @mimandskin discusses how the Dark Mark Defense removed her stubborn brown acne marks, 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 marks and blemishes. She has been using it alongside with the Lighten Up and Clear Out since June 2019.
Why is the 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 these two ingredients into a single lotion so that it maximizes their effectiveness. AZA then paired with pracaxi to quickly calm redness and heal. This combination of ingredients is very effective and flushing out clogs and calming down red marks. 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 which may 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.
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. Working together with retinol, AZA helps with post-acne marks and calming redness. Dr. St Surin-Lord & Dr. Miller
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 post-acne marks
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
Clear Out 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 marks and even fewer formulations that are effective. Clearly Basics’ Dark Mark Defense uses combines three active ingredients that fade the appearance of brown marks up to four times faster than normal. You can’t find this combination of ingredients anywhere else on the market.
An anti-pigmenting agent, helps in reducing the appearance of post-acne brown marks, sun spots and age spots.
Dark Mark Defense Volume: 30ml, 1.01 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last up to 3 months depending on the number of post-acne brown marks 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
This set contains a 30ml bottle of Clear Out and a 15ml bottle of Dark Mark Defense.
After a single set, you should see a significant reduction in “normal” clogs. However, if you have closed comedones (hard lumps underneath your skin), these stubborn clogs operate on a 5-month timeline and may outlast your first bottle of Clear Out. By the second bottle, Clear Out will have flushed out even the most stubborn clogs.
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.
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 medical grade 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.
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?
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?
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?
Can I use the Dark Mark Duo on my back and body?
Can I use this product if I have oily skin?
What types of acne marks 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 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?
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?
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.
Will Clear Out give me 100% clear skin
Can I use Clear Out along with my facial?
Do I need to constantly use this product once I start?
I have more questions!
See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.
@celesterobinson This company is honestly incredible! I have been struggling with really painful hormonal cystic acne for years. I was prescribed oral medication, but decided against taking it because of all the side effects. So I did some research and found Clearly Basics! I have been using the Power Duo for 3 months and the progress my skin has made has been amazing! It has cleared my skin without causing any irritation or sensitivity. I am finally at the stage where I can leave the house without makeup! My skin is clear!! The customer service is also very personal and efficient. I don’t have enough wonderful things to say about these products, they literally saved 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!
@roxyrogan I have struggled with hormonal acne for over 1 year and had tried every face cream, scrub & peel you could find! When I started with Clearly Basics my skin started to clear within using the first bottle of ‘Clear Out’!
My skin is now on the road to recovery and I still use Clearly Basics ‘Clear Out, Protective Moisturizer and Lighten Up’ products every day! Highly recommend Clearly Basics to anyone who’s suffering from stubborn acne! 💛
@deannaskin Over the past month and a half I’ve noticed a massive change to the appearance and texture of my skin since using @clearlybasics. Honestly the most effective products (vegan of course) I’ve used all year. Not only has the redness of my spots reduced, but I rarely get painful under-the-skin bumps or huge whiteheads anymore. My scars have also faded so quickly 👀
If your skin is similar to mine I’d 100% recommend that you implement these products into your skincare routine.
I’m only a few weeks in using these products but the results have been so positive🔮🧚🏽♀️
@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.
@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!
Individual results may vary with all before/after images on this page