“Existing pimple marks are gone. New marks are a lot less red and they fade a lot faster.” Grace M.
“If you have acne red spots you gotta try this. Really good at fading those spots as long as you use it.” Dominik S.
“Lighten Up immediately made a difference on a lingering red spot on my forehead. Highly recommend!” Caroline H.
“Lighten Up really helps to fade the appearance of scars I get due to hormonal break outs.” Ana T.
“Reduces red marks quite alot! It also calms my skin and makes it feel alot more comfortable!” Stephanie P.
“My face is noticeably clearer, smoother and less red. It has drastically improved my confidence too.” Lisa B.
“I have seen so much difference in my skin and I am really happy with the results. Amazing!” Jessica G.
“For 3 years I suffered with cystic acne. This was the only product that helped with my redness.” Razmina B.
“I’d say this is a STAR product. Worked nicely, even for my old acne marks. “ John P.
“This product has worked so well on fading my stubborn acne marks in a short amount of time!” Brianna M
“It has done wonders for my skin. The red marks fade quicker and if I do get a spot it heals it quicker.” Charlotte T.
Lighten Up is our answer to stubborn red marks that linger long after the breakout has subsided.
- Fosters healing
- Soothes and nurtures the skin
- Reduces the chance of collecting stubborn brown pigmentation
This is a companion product to Clear Out. Get Clear Out first before getting Lighten Up.
With the two formulations at work, you should see a significant reduction in the appearance of post-acne red marks after five weeks of use.
Each 15ml bottle is designed to last 3 months but varies widely based on the number of red marks present. That’s $0.4 per day for 3 active ingredients.
Lighten Up is much more effective when paired with Clear Out. Buy both items as a Power Duo set and save 8%
or get a recommended set for extra savings.
Saving Money With Less Makeup
Mim @mimandskin explains how to use Lighten Up alongside Clear Out as a Power Duo set, and how they work together to calm redness.
Fading the Appearance of Acne Red Scars/Marks
Emma @by.emmataylor discusses how Lighten Up reduced her post-acne red marks. She also discusses how long it takes to see results.
Why is Lighten Up different?
There are very few formulations on the market designed to fade the appearance of post-acne marks 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.
A natural oil extracted from marigold flowers, calendula is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin against environmental damage.
An essential oil extracted from chamomile flowers, bisabolol is an excellent anti-irritant, soothing agent & a humectant to lock in skin’s natural moisture.
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
Volume: 15ml, 0.5 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last up to 3 months depending on the number of post-acne red marks present.
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
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 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.
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 use 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.
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 Lighten Up alongside the rest of our product line, here is the order of application:
- Wash your face / apply toner
- Lighten Up (spot treatment)
- Moisturizer/Hydrator, sunblock or other products you normally use
- Wash your face / apply toner
- Lighten Up (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, please skip that step.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply Lighten Up?
Can I use Lighten Up together with my moisturizer or other products?
Can I use Lighten up as a spot treatment on an active lesion
Can I use this product if I have oily skin
Can I use the Lighten Up on my back and body
Is this product safe to use while pregnant or nursing
I have more questions outside of this FAQ
See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.
@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!
@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!
@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.
@clearupchels Guys after using clear out from @clearlybasics for over a month everyday I do truly believe it’s made a MASSIVE difference. My face is smoother, tone is more even and I do think the stubborn spots are going quicker.
I payed for this myself and have not been asked to do this post, I just think If it’ll help someone else why would I not shout about it!
@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!
@beatlebarbs Hey guys! So I rarely write reviews, but I’m going make an exception, because it literally changed my life (what a cliche I know).
I’ve suffered from acne pretty much my whole life. I’m generally a happy and optimistic person, or at least I try to be, but acne made it impossible for me. It got to a point where I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror without crying. I didn’t wanna go out or even meet my friends. My self confidence was nonexistent. I had severe anxieties and break downs. I sought the help of a GP and dermatologist but nothing worked. Antibiotics made it even worse.
Then I read about the Clear Out and the reviews were great. Still a bit skeptical, I decided to give it a shot and thank God I did. My skin improved drastically and even though I still get a pimple or two every now and then, I am overall very happy with the results.
Individual results may vary with all before/after images on this page