Extra Strength Duo

the team for stubborn clogs and red acne marks
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If you have used Clear Out and need a little extra kick to clear up the last of the deeper, stubborn clogs, Extra Strength Duo is the set for you. Clear Out Extra Strength has 20% more pore-purging power to flush out those tough clogs.


  • Clear Out Extra Strength breaks down sebum and flushes out even the toughest of clogs
  • Lighten Up soothes skin and fades the appearance of red marks left after acne has cleared
  • Expect clearer, less acne-prone skin with improved texture and tone after the first set. Do note that closed comedones may take up to 4.5 months to flush out depending on their size.
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  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Fragrance-, Colorant-, Paraben-, Lanolin-Free

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Calm Down

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Matte Hydrator

Oil control serum that keeps skin hydrated and nourished so it doesn’t produce excess oil that can clog pores

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There’s No One Like You

There are very few formulations out there designed to fade the appearance of post-acne red marks. There are even fewer formulations that are effective. Lighten Up uses a one-of-a-kind blend of natural, soothing ingredients you cannot find anywhere else.

More Than a Pore-Purging Machine

With retinol to fight the signs of aging, and AZA to calm redness and fade the look of post-acne marks, Clear Out Extra Strength does more than tackle tough clogs. As the spots and bumps start to go, look out for all-round healthier, younger-looking skin.


@thoughtsofhealing I’ve been using @clearlybasics for over 4 months but here’s a difference from June 3rd and August 2nd!

The ingredients in @clearlybasics Clear Out is AMAZING for hyperpigmentation.

A complete GAME CHANGER!

@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!

@hayleyfoster I’ve been using clearly range for almost 6 months now and it really has changed my life! I’ve suffered acne my whole life and although it may not be as bad as others its bad to me and has affected my life everyday. Initially my skin got better with the power duo then I seemed to go through a blip. I contacted Clearly and after sending some pics they gave me some advice and created me a more concentrated formula which worked amazingly and I can now dermaroll to help get rid of the scaring and finally feel I can leave the house without makeup!

I was skeptical to start with as I’d tried everything, been on prescription oral medication at a young age and it just came back within a year. I’ve tried all creams from GP and over counter stuff but none have worked until now with the help of clearly. If you are wonder whether to try it just give it a go! You have nothing to lose! I’m so glad I found Clearly Basics!

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How To Use

1. Cleanse
Daily and/or Nightly
2. Spot Treatment
Daily and/or Nightly
3. Clear Pores
4. Moisture
Daily and/or Nightly


How do the products in this set work together?

  • Clear Out Extra Strength (COES) is our flagship product. As the name implies, it flushes out the clogs and congestion in your pores, making it much harder for breakouts to form.
  • Lighten Up fades the appearance of red marks left after pimples have flattened.

Why is Clearly Basics different?

Clearly Basics is a skincare line designed for acne-prone skin. Every product in the lineup has been thoughtfully created to work together with little overlap in active ingredients.

CLEARLY BASICS IS EFFECTIVE. Every product in the Clearly Basics lineup uses medical-grade ingredients which ensure the purity and potency (and ultimately, the effectiveness) of the formulation. Most of our products use multiple active ingredients; when combined in the right mix, these ingredients amplify each other’s effectiveness. Our pharmacists then boost the formulations with botanicals, which are very effective in reducing potential irritation.

How do I apply the 2 products?

Wash your face and pat dry. Follow with your toner (if using).

Then, apply Lighten Up directly onto any red acne marks.

Wait 3 minutes and apply a pea-sized pump of COES (for nighttime use only). Be sure to apply COES before other night creams.

You should use a pea-sized pump of COES to spread across your entire face and the lotion should be left on all night. It’s that simple! We spent a lot of time working on the base of this formulation so that a pea-sized pump can spread across your entire face. At this rate, a single bottle should last 2.5 to 3 months.

Note that COES packs quite a punch. As such, avoid using products which contain AHAs or BHAs until your skin has adjusted and you are not experiencing irritation. During the day, continue with your usual routine and use a non-comedogenic facial sunscreen with SPF+30 if you are going outdoors.

How often do I apply the 2 products?

Lighten Up can be used multiple times during the day, only on red marks left after pimples have flattened.

As for COES, it should only be applied in the evenings. Start COES with alternate nightly application. This gives your skin time to adjust to the strength of the formulation. Step up to nightly application after one week if no lasting irritation occurs.

Can I use this set alongside my other skincare products?

In order to simplify your skincare routine, we’ve carefully blended multiple active ingredients into each formulation 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. 

If COES is too drying, step down to using Clear Out instead.

Can I use this set if I have sensitive skin?

If COES is too strong for your skin, step down to Clear Out instead. You can place COES in the refrigerator to extend its life. After you have finished your bottle of Clear Out, your skin should be adjusted to take to the strength of COES. 

Can I use this set if I am trying to conceive, breastfeeding, or pregnant?

It is safe to use this set when you are trying to conceive or if you are breastfeeding. However, if you are pregnant and you ingest COES, there is a minuscule chance that retinol could cause birth defects. As such, consult your doctor if using COES while pregnant. COES can also be used by men in all stages of life.

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

It normally takes 6 to 8 weeks for a clog inside your pore to surface as a pimple. COES 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.

COES does not cause clogs. Rather, these were clogs that were already deep inside your skin before you started COES 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 COES for rosacea, psoriasis, cystic or nodular acne?

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

Will certain skin conditions make the purge worse?

People who have closed comedones (pimples that never surface but remain as 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 pimples 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 COES only every alternate evening for the first eight weeks. Once your skin has adjusted, step up to nightly application.

Can I use COES on my back or body?

COES can be used on your back and body but do note that it was designed to be applied on the face. The skin on your back is much thicker than the skin on your face.

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 to surface.
  • A breakout caused by a reaction would surface even on areas where you typically do not have acne. If you are applying COES 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 COES, discontinue use.

Will COES give me 100% clear skin?

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

Can I use COES along with my facial?

Ahead of your visit, let your aesthetician know that you are using COES. The full ingredient list can be found in the ‘Key Ingredients’ section of this page. COES gives you a perpetual peel which means that any chemicals applied to your skin will be more quickly absorbed. If you are concerned about sensitivity, do not apply COES in the evening after your facial.

Do I need to constantly use COES once I start?

Nope. Once users have been breakout-free for at least three months, they can reduce the frequency of application to every 2-3 nights.

I have more questions!

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Extra Strength Trio

The perfect set for oily acne-prone skin. Matte Hydrator will work together with COES to keep your skin clog-free and reduce the need for your skin to produce as much oil. After a single set, you will see a noticeable improvement in skin tone and less of an oily sheen.
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Scar Repair Set

For those who also have brown marks or melasma, this trio set work together to simultaneously clear red marks, brown marks and clogs. Clear Out gently exfoliates so that Lighten Up and Dark Mark Defense can readily absorb into the skin and fade the appearance of scars.


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    Claudia James (verified owner)

    I have been using this product for about 12 weeks now as I have been suffering with hormonal acne and every other product I tried was not working. I came across Clearly Basics through Instagram and thought to give it a try and I can see a massive difference. I would recommend this product if your suffering with oily / hormonal acne.

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    Taylor-Jane (verified owner)

    I love the new clear out extra strength it is working so much better for my skin!! And works great with the lighten up

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    Andreea T. (verified owner)

    Makes miracle

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    Stephen (verified owner)

    The best Duo ive ever tried. Definitely will recommend this to my friends

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    Willie Van Brenk (verified owner)

    What I love about clearly is that they have really good customer service! I asked some questions through messenger and they replied within an hour!

    I’m using clear out and lighten up for almost 3 months. I do see improvement but still have breakouts buy not as many as before I started. So I just want to stick with it a bit longer.

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    May C. (verified owner)

    it was good

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