58 Reviews

Lighten Up

58 Reviews

$29.9

Bye Bye Post-Acne Red Scars with Calendula + Chamomile

Benefits:
✅ Fades the appearance of post-acne red scars/marks
✅ Reduces the chance of collecting stubborn brown pigmentation
✅ Fosters healing

Suitable for: All skin types.

If you are easily prone to blushing/flushing red, consider the Protective Moisturizer + Lighten Up to reduce general redness.

If you have post-acne brown scars, sun spots & age spots, consider the Dark Mark Defense to address them.

Volume: 15ml | 0.5 fluid ounces. Each bottle is designed to last 3 months but varies based on the number of red scars present.

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Lighten Up will fade the appearance of post-acne red scars faster when paired with Clear Out. Buy both items as a Power Duo set and save 8%:

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Testimonials

Fading the Appearance of Acne Red Scars/Marks

Influencer Emma @myacnepage discusses how the Lighten Up removed her deep acne red scars. She also discusses how long it takes to see results.

 

Saving Money With Less Makeup

Teacher Mim @acneisntugly explains how to use the Lighten Up alongside the Clear Out as a Power Duo set, and how they work together to reduce redness.

Results may vary

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 and affordable 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 Lighten Up different?

There are very few formulations on the market designed to fade the appearance of post-acne scars and even fewer formulations that are effective. Lighten Up’s formulation is one that you can’t find anywhere else on the market and we consider it the best in its class.

Key Ingredients

Calendula

A natural oil extracted from marigold flowers, calendula is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin against environmental damage.

Benefits
  • Powerful antioxidant that improves skin texure and tone
    Dr Kim et al, 2018
  • Calms skin
    Calendula contains flavonoids and triterpene derivatives which calm the skin. Dr Dawid-Pac, 2013

Bisabolol

An essential oil extracted from chamomile flowers, bisabolol is an excellent anti-irritant, soothing agent & a humectant to lock in skin’s natural moisture.

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: 15ml, 0.5 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last up to 3 months depending on the number of post-acne red scars present.

Full Ingredient List +

water, cyclomethicone, alpha-bisabolol, glycerin, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, pentaclethra macroloba seed oil, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, polysorbate 20, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin

Key Facts

Breakouts come and go but the red post-acne mark can linger much longer. Lighten Up is our anti-redness formulation designed to fade the appearance of red marks after the breakout has subsided.

What it does:

Packed with essential oils. The Lighten Up uses –

  • Pracaxi oil creates a healing barrier over your skin.
  • Bisabolol soothes the skin and reduces redness.
  • Calendula is a natural anti-microbial that is loaded with anti-oxidants that protect your skin.

What it is formulated without:

Fragrance-, colorant-, paraben-, and 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.

Application Instructions:

The Lighten Up is used both morning and evening as the first formulation after you have washed/used toner. It is a leave-in spot application formula that works throughout the day/night to fade those pesky red scars. If you are using the Lighten Up alongside the rest of our product line, here is the order of application:

DAY:

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

NIGHT

  1. Wash your face / apply toner
  2. Lighten Up (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, please skip that step.

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    John P. (verified owner)

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    I’d say this is a STAR product. Worked nicely for previous marks but the clear out kept breaking me out so this was just not as effective as it should be.

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    Nosheen (verified owner)

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    Absolutely love using these products as part of my daily routine!

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    emma Reynolds (verified owner)

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    Love this has help lighten my red marks on my face.

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    Ashley (verified owner)

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    Love it!

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    Emma Harris (verified owner)

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    Definitely has helped with my skin

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#RealResults

See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.

@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!

@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 !!!

@mysevereacneblog 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!

@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.

@megdaviesx I’ve suffered with acne since I was 12 years old. Now at 25 I just accepted that I’d always have acne prone skin. When I came across Clearly, I had pretty much run out of hope, thinking ‘well why the hell not give it a go!’.

Only 2 months into my new routine, and I can’t believe this is my skin!! I am happy to go out of the house without makeup on but doing makeup isn’t a chore anymore either. My confidence has grown and I can’t believe I didn’t find Clearly sooner!

@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🔮🧚🏽‍♀️

Results may vary

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply the Lighten Up?

This is a gentle formula that is designed to be used 2x per day in the morning and evening. Apply as a spot treatment immediately on a freshly washed face. Apply the Clear Out or other lotions and cosmetics after applying the Lighten Up. If you use toner, the Lighten Up is applied immediately after applying your toner.

Can I use the Lighten Up together with my moisturizer or other products?

Yes, the Lighten Up can pair alongside other skincare products. The Lighten Up should be applied after washing your face and applying toner but before you apply any other lotions or creams. It is a formulation that should be left on your skin all day or night.

Can I use the Lighten up as a spot treatment on an active lesion

The Lighten Up is not designed to work on an active lesion. Only apply on marks after the inflammation has subsided.

Can I use this product if I have oily skin

The Lighten Up lotion absorbs quickly with a matte finish and was designed for oily skin. The three essential oils in this formulation have been carefully blended so that benefits far outweigh the risk of a potential clog. While all oils will have some rating on the comedogenic scale, the three essential oils in this formulation are neutral or low on the comedogenic scale.

Can I use the Lighten Up on my back and body

Yes, you can use the Lighten Up on your back or body. It should only be used for red post-acne marks. For brown post-acne marks, we will be releasing a formula later this year to address this type of scar

Is this product safe to use while pregnant or nursing

Yes, this product is safe to use while pregnant or nursing

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