Lighten Up15ml

for red post-acne marks

$33.9

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Red pimple scars often linger longer than the pimple itself. Sometimes, it feels like these pesky red marks won’t ever leave. Use Lighten Up to fade the look of these red acne scars so your skin can return to its healthiest, happiest self.

Why LIGHTEN UP?

  • Fades the appearance of red marks before they get a chance to turn into stubborn brown marks
  • Calms skin and promotes healing using a combination of natural botanicals
  • Expect less noticeable red marks after five weeks of use

While this spot treatment is designed to last three months, it varies widely depending on how many red marks are present.

  • PETA-Certified Vegan
  • PETA-Certified Cruelty-Free
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Fragrance-, Colorant-, Paraben-, Lanolin-Free

Lighten Up is a companion product to Clear Out. Get Clear Out first before getting Lighten Up.

- AISHI m y s c a r s s t a r t e d f a d i n g a n d i t s a l o t b e t t e r n o w .

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.

Keep the Dark at Bay

If red acne marks are left for too long, they collect melanin from the sun and turn into even more stubborn brown marks. Lighten Up gives you a head start in preventing these dark spots from ever forming in the first place.

#clearlyresults

@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!

@skinwithak @clearlybasics helped maintain my skin after oral prescription and honestly their products have helped so many, I get many DM’s thanking me for recommending Clearly Basics and how it’s helped them.

If I knew about @clearlybasics prior to my course of oral prescription I would’ve definitely gone with using Clear Out for sure!

@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.

Individual results may vary with all before/after images on this page

How To Use

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

FAQ

How do I apply 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 Clear Out or other lotions and cosmetics after Lighten Up. If you are using a toner, Lighten Up is applied immediately after your toner.

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

Yes, Lighten Up can pair alongside other skincare products. 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 Lighten up as a spot treatment on an active lesion?

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

For active lesions, please use our spot treatment gel – Stop Spot (if you are in the US) or Calm Down (if you are outside the US). While the names are different, the formulation for the two is exactly the same.

Can I use Lighten Up if I have oily skin?

Lighten Up 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 the 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 Lighten Up on my back and body?

Yes, you can use Lighten Up on your back and body. It should only be used for red post-acne marks. For brown post-acne marks, use Dark Mark Defense instead.

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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Reviews

4.6
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    5.0

    Kelsey K (verified owner)

    I love the way this product feels on my skin, I would definitely recommend lighten up.

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  • S
    5.0

    Sarah (verified owner)

    Works wonderfully to soothe skin and fade red marks. Great as a combo with Clear Out!

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    5.0

    Donna (verified owner)

    Love this product. It has improved by skin so much. I could see a difference after a week.

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    5.0

    May (verified owner)

    Clearly’s protective moisturiser gave a significant booster to my skin’s hydration levels, so much so it has become an integral part of my everyday skincare routine! The staff are also very responsive on fb msg and helpful to answer any skincare-related queries 🙂

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    5.0

    Toni Lumsden (verified owner)

    Absolutely love the Clearly Basics Lighten Up, I have been using it for 4 months now and my scarring has improved massively since using!! My scarring has faded so much you can hardly see it at all! And I have no redness anymore!

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    5.0

    Jessica (verified owner)

    Amazing products, does its job will definitely be ordering some again soon. Thank you

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    5.0

    Madelyn E. (verified owner)

    The lighten up has been amazing! Even though it comes in such a tiny little container, a lot goes a long way, and it has lasted me a while. It has definitely helped my weird skin redness to go away, and has been helpful in fighting breakouts. I was having all these weird problems with unnatural redness around my eyes, and this has made it go away completely. I am pleased with this product.

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    5.0

    Justine K. (verified owner)

    Really does help

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    5.0

    Stephanie S. (verified owner)

    Works well overall

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    5.0

    Alicia J. (verified owner)

    My go-to for all the spots after or during breakouts

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    5.0

    Emily Owen (verified owner)

    Great product, really helps to reduce red pigmentation left from active breakouts

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  • J
    5.0

    Jacob (verified owner)

    Love how effective this is! Im already on my second bottle of lighten up and it really does make a difference in your skin

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    5.0

    Stacy (verified owner)

    It is working great

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  • M
    5.0

    Mars D. (verified owner)

    It helps with my redness and overall healing.

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  • 5.0

    Emma Clare (verified owner)

    I have tried a lot of brightening products, but nothing worked as well as this. I was very happily surprised!

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  • C
    5.0

    Claire Moloney (verified owner)

    Has helped lighten my acne scars

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  • S
    5.0

    Sara M (verified owner)

    Has helped prevent redness to my face feels nice on skin

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  • J
    5.0

    Joreen L

    After used Clearly for 6 months, my acne problem had solve plus face pigmentation mark had faded. With this products it’s easy to maintain. Thumb-up for the service, products and delivery.

    5 out of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?
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    5.0

    Gwendolyn N. (verified owner)

    Great product which had really lightened up my complexion a lot. Its been 3 months and I’m still using my first bottle! Definitely worth the investment in it!

    3 out of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?
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    5.0

    Charlotte Turner (verified owner)

    I brought the lighten up weeks ago and it has done wonders for my skin the red marks fade quicker and if I do get a spot it heals it quicker also takes away the redness amazing product

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    5.0

    Ana T. (verified owner)

    This product really helps to fade the appearance of scars I get due to hormonal break outs

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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica (verified owner)

    Again, my review is different from many others since I went on this as a temporary solution to help with my breakouts while I wait to go on Accutane. This does lighten them, it does take time to see a difference especially when you get a new breakout every day. But I noticed a difference on older scars and a scar not related to acne.

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  • 5.0

    Shanah Rahm (verified owner)

    This has saved my face! I went to a dermatologist and spent a lot of money of prescription medication for my acne. So far this has worked better and spent less money in the long run.

    4 out of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?
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    5.0

    Bheshta Amiri (verified owner)

    Cant live without this gem

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    5.0

    Chi (verified owner)

    Good

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  • K
    5.0

    Kalan Kelly (verified owner)

    Love it

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    5.0

    Karen N (verified owner)

    Love it!

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    5.0

    Amalie Lie (verified owner)

    The Lighten Up is hands down one of the best face products Ive ever tried. It reduces my forehead and cheek redness almost instantly after applying it. On my no makeup days (didnt even exist before I started using Clearly Basics!!), there is literally no need for foundation because my redness is GONE. It has also removed all the red acne scars I used to have all over my face. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!

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  • S
    5.0

    SADIA (verified owner)

    I Love this product.. Fab

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    5.0

    Emma Harris (verified owner)

    Definitely has helped with my skin

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    5.0

    Taylor-Jane Birt (verified owner)

    Love the lighten up!

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  • N
    5.0

    Naomi A. (verified owner)

    Putting it on a single red pimple makes a difference overnight.

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    5.0

    Alicia J. (verified owner)

    With all my scarring, this helps to make the red spots a bit lighter and make me feel a little more confident

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    5.0

    Bheshta A. (verified owner)

    I absolutely love thisssss

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  • S
    5.0

    Shacara F

    first i was sceptical to try this product. but then i saw a lot of good reviews. now im on my second bottle and i can see improvement on my acne. Clara was very helpful and nice to reply on all my messages.

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    5.0

    Maeva L. (verified owner)

    This product is amazing to reduce my red marks. It works really well!

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    5.0

    Evangeline M. (verified owner)

    This is my most favourite product because everyday I can see my acne scars are starting to lighten up gradually… A big thank you for this!!

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    5.0

    Doris (verified owner)

    I can definetly see my scars fading! So grateful!! Thank you clearly!!

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    5.0

    Rebecca B (verified owner)

    This has literally changed my life! The power duo works incredibly well. I suffered for years with huge cystic acne and within 5/6 months of using the power duo, I am just left with some small red scarring. The texture of my face is now smooth and I am more confident than I think I ever have been!

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    5.0

    Jessica (verified owner)

    Amazing! does the job I have seen so much different in my skin and I am really happy with the results. I will be definitely be ordering from here again soon.

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    5.0

    Sai P (verified owner)

    One of the first products I tried and it works really well.

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    5.0

    Emma T (verified owner)

    Great product and helped with clearing out red marks on my face.

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    5.0

    Nosheen (verified owner)

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

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  • A
    5.0

    Amy (verified owner)

    Great to lighten acne scars

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  • M
    5.0

    Minh Pham (verified owner)

    Perfect

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  • J
    5.0

    Jenny J. (verified owner)

    Combined with clear out this has reduced my red acne scars massively

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  • R
    5.0

    Razmina B (verified owner)

    This stuff definitely works. For 3 years i suffered with active acne and redness. This was the only product that helped with my redness. I have no more tomato looking face anymore.

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  • S
    5.0

    Shalom A (verified owner)

    Love this product!

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    5.0

    Amy (verified owner)

    Love this product.

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  • M
    5.0

    Maeva L. (verified owner)

    Lighten up is one of the only products that can help reducing significantly these red marks on my cheeks.

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  • O
    5.0

    Obdulia Tiopes (verified owner)

    I love this product. It never failed me 🙂

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    5.0

    Emily Uttley (verified owner)

    I haven’t finished it yet, so am uncertain about how well exactly it has helped, but I am using the Clearly moisturizer also and I have definitely noticed great results!

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    5.0

    Hannah Campbell (verified owner)

    I like the lighten up. It has helped decrease the appearance of my scarring. And it is very gentle on my skin.

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    5.0

    Ab Rauff (verified owner)

    After my son use it for 2months, he saw tremendous results. I would like to thank God for letting me to know about Clearly Basic’s products. Now I want to buy the products again. I highly recommended Clearly Basics for those who suffered from acne. Don’t give up because Clearly Basics might help!

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  • J
    5.0

    Jamie F. (verified owner)

    Might be my favorite product in the line-up. Helps me so much with my fresh red scarring.

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  • A
    5.0

    Alise (verified owner)

    Really helps redness

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  • V
    5.0

    Vanessa (verified owner)

    Redness has cleared up almost entirely and I have only been using for 2 months!

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    5.0

    emma Reynolds (verified owner)

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

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    5.0

    Pavarti N. (verified owner)

    Great product

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    5.0

    Daniel (verified owner)

    great works well

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  • B
    5.0

    Breana Davis (verified owner)

    This product kept my spots from becoming darker and helped heal them faster.

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  • M
    5.0

    Marisa M. (verified owner)

    The Lighten Up product has lighten my scars and soften my skin. I am very happy!

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  • J
    5.0

    Jessica D. (verified owner)

    I am very happy with my product, I have purchased it many times and will keep purchasing as I need it!

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  • K
    5.0

    Khairunnisa K. (verified owner)

    I have been using for quite sometimes and it really helps to lighten those acne scars.

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  • A
    5.0

    Ashley (verified owner)

    Very good product!

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  • D
    5.0

    Dominik S. (verified owner)

    If you have acne red spots you gotta try this. I really like it because the consistency is really good and it helps to fade those spots if you use it.

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    5.0

    Heidi W. (verified owner)

    Worked very well

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  • 5.0

    Elaine (verified owner)

    Amazing product!

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  • e
    5.0

    emma Reynolds (verified owner)

    Has helped my red marks so much.

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  • A
    5.0

    Ashley (verified owner)

    It helped fade my acne scars

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  • M
    5.0

    Madison (verified owner)

    It really works

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  • J
    5.0

    Jade (verified owner)

    Lovely texture does not sit heavy on your skin, shame the bottle is not bigger but I understand this is due to expiry of ingredients and the bottle lasts ages as you do not need a lot!

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    5.0

    Angelika (verified owner)

    I have been using the products for about 3 weeks and i can see already the difference in my skin. Thank you so far I’m really happy with the products.

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  • G
    5.0

    Grace (verified owner)

    My pimple marks are lighter and less redness.

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    5.0

    Zoe (verified owner)

    I love the lighten up! You can see such a difference to red marks (which is what I suffered with most). Such a great product in a small bottle!

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  • M
    5.0

    Michelle Guyton (verified owner)

    Excellent well worth it

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    5.0

    Gemma (verified owner)

    Used it once per day due to concern it would not last the full 3 months but really enjoyed the product.

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    5.0

    Brianna (verified owner)

    This product has worked so well on fading my stubborn acne scars in a short amount of time!

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    5.0

    Aishi (verified owner)

    I LOVE THISSS! Everytime i broke out in the first 3 months, i would use this cause of the red marks. and in a few days the redness would calm down. not just that, my scars started fading and its alot better now 🙂

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  • S
    5.0

    Sarah J. (verified owner)

    Awesome products! I will continue to re-order this and try out some new ones.

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    5.0

    Deborah C.

    Even though this product is small, it packs a punch! It works slowly but I found it effective with lightening up my post-acne hyperpigmentation scars. It can run out fast (when used in the power duo) so I had to order another bottle! I have noticed a difference with my skin using this product.

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    5.0

    Oliver (verified owner)

    Best one yet

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    5.0

    Melissa (verified owner)

    Great for clearing redness while smoothing skin

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    5.0

    HS (verified owner)

    Best used after Toner for effective results.

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    5.0

    Savannah (verified owner)

    I just purchased my third bottle. My scars are A LOT better, but I still have a few. Although, I do not use it twice a day, so it is probably my own fault

    5 out of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?
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    5.0

    Haylee (verified owner)

    This product has made a huge difference in my skin. Cant wait to order again!

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    5.0

    Aqidah (verified owner)

    Honestly one of the best products I have discovered for my red spots. I can get really painful acne and this really helps with the redness and pain of those active ance on my skin. Absolutely love thisss!

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    5.0

    Laury (verified owner)

    Aide vraiment à réduire la rougeur et les cicatrices laissées par d anciens boutons. Je n ai rien trouvé de comparable sur le marché! Ça marche vraiment, mais il vous faudra être patient! Ça pris au moins 3 mois dans mon cas.

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    5.0

    Melissa (verified owner)

    I didnt realize the majority of my problems were just leftover scars. This has made a huge difference in telling what is old and what is active.

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    5.0

    Petra (verified owner)

    Lighten up really helped me with red acne marks

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    5.0

    Melissa H. (verified owner)

    At first I wasn’t sure if this product did much. After finishing one bottle I had a look at my original photos and notices it cleared up a lot of redness over time. Use with the clear out, the power duo are must haves!

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    5.0

    Kelly (verified owner)

    Makes my red marks fade dramatically.

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    5.0

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    This works great!

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