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Lighten Up + Protective Moisturizer

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Bye Bye Post-Acne Red Marks • Repair, Renew, Rejuvenate

Benefits:
✅ Fades the appearance of post-acne red scars
✅ Reduces the chance of collecting stubborn brown pigmentation
✅ Reduces general redness, blushing, flushing
✅ Brightens skin tone
✅ Improves texture
✅ Reduces sensitivity

Suitable for: Dry, sensitive or combination skin.

Perfect combination for those going through Accutane/isotretinoin. This duo will work together to calm redness, improve texture and foster healing.

Lighten Up volume: 15ml, 0.5 fluid ounces.
Moisturizer volume: 30ml, 1.01 fluid ounces.

Each set is designed to last 3 months*. That’s $0.8 per day for 2 formulations.

*Consumption of the Lighten Up may vary depending on how many red scars are present.

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Testimonials

What to Expect With the Lighten Up

Influencer Emma @by.emmataylor discusses how the Lighten Up faded her deep red scarring. She also discusses what to expect and how long it takes to see results.

 

Saving Money With Less Makeup

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

 

Reducing Sensitivity and Strengthening the Skin Barrier

Data Specialist Kiana @thoughtsofhealing explains how the Protective Moisturizer reduced her sensitivity and strengthened her skin before taking on the Clear Out.

Individual 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 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.

Active 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


Why is the Protective Moisturizer different?

This formulation is loaded with medical grade peptides + resveratrol that help stimulate your skin to repair. Protective Moisturizer is a best in class formulation that simultaneously strengthens skin and reduces sensitivity and redness (a formulation you can’t find anywhere else on the market).

Active Ingredients

Resveratrol

A potent antioxidant that relieves redness and protects the skin from UV damage.

Benefits

Peptides

Improves skin elasticity, and skin appears smoother and firmer. Dr Schagen, 2018

Benefits
  • Repairs and rejuvenates the skin
    Fades the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation of photo-damaged skin. Dr Schagen, 2018
  • Strengthens skin barrier
    When peptides help amp up your skin cells, they also help strengthen your skin barrier.
  • Boosts collagen
    As a result, your skin become more firm (with the appearance of being more “plump”) and smoother complexion. Spec Sheet

Aloe Vera

Absorbs free radicals, harmful UV radiation and fosters healing of the skin. Dr Surjushe et al, 2008

Benefits
  • Powerful antioxidant
    Aloe contains superoxide dismutase and glutathione which have high antioxidant and anti-aging properties. Dr Itrat, 2013
  • Boosts collagen
    Dr Surjushe et al, 2008
  • Reduces redness
    Aloe contains veracylglucan B and C which reduce redness. Dr Hamman, 2008

Volume: 30ml, 1.01 fluid ounces. Each bottle is designed to last 3 months being applied nightly.

Full Ingredient List +

water, cetearyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, isopropyl myristate, PPG-3 benzyl ether ethylhexanoate, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, tocopheryl acetate, resveratrol, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, cucumber extract, allantoin, grapefruit seed extract, BHT, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin.

Key Facts

Originally designed for our users who were going through a course of oral medication/isotretinoin, these two formulations will help to reduces the redness, improve texture and repair compromised skin.

What it does:

The Lighten Up will fade the appearance of red acne scars and the Moisturizer will calm sensitivity, general redness/blushing and improve texture. These two formulations were originally formulated to help users going through oral medication.

What it is formulated without:

Fragrance-, colorant-, 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. 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.

Customer Reviews

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  1. J

    Jessica (verified owner)

    Change your skin!

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    Brynne (verified owner)

    After the initial purge these products really have cleared up my skin and make my complexion brighter. Still have some stubborn breakouts especially around my period or after wearing makeup and a mask but the products seem to clear them up faster than other products. Onto my second bottles and hoping to see even better results. Patience is a virtue.

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    Bianca C. (verified owner)

    Good products

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  4. M

    May C. (verified owner)

    My goto product for acne

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    Emma (verified owner)

    This is the first time that I used the power duo. I have suffered with acne for the last few years and have tried lots of different products as well as prescribed cream and I have found that clearly basics clears my face up a lot quicker than all these products.

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    Pavarti N. (verified owner)

    Best choice

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  7. S

    Sam (verified owner)

    Great products which worked

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  8. A

    Amanda D. (verified owner)

    It is amazing and I will continue to buy it. Overall my face has greatly improved ☺️

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    Zoe Iscen (verified owner)

    Ruzi Iscen

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  10. K

    Kimberly (verified owner)

    My son loves this product.

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  11. M

    Michelle (verified owner)

    This duo has helped my chin acne massively. I noticed a difference just a week into using it. I have tried so many products but am certain clearly basics has improved my acne the most. I will be purchasing my second lot very soon.

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    C McCormack (verified owner)

    I am in my early 30s and have had bad skin for as long as I can remember. It was particularly bad in recent years on my chin and jawline. Clear Out saved me! I had to persevere as had some purges (week 5 and less so week 8) but all of the literature explaining that this was normal really helped – I am now at about 12 weeks and have not had a single spot in a month! Thank you Clearly Basics 🙂

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    Georgina W. (verified owner)

    My skin has definitely improved but still is not 100% clear. A lot less new spots appearing and when they do come, they are a lot less aggressive and angry and go back down a lot quicker.

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    Grace (verified owner)

    After applying, my pimple subsided and it is less painful

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    Katy M. (verified owner)

    So very happy with this product may give the stronger option a go this time for more stubborn blemishes

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    Georgia H. (verified owner)

    Love the moisturiser! Only one that does not break me out!

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    Chloe Ainsworth (verified owner)

    My skin feels so much less congested and healthy after using the retinol clear out. I use the lighten up before this also to tackle my red acne marks and they work beautifully together

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    Joanna S. (verified owner)

    This product has changed my skin. I never used to feel confident without makeup and I struggled with hormonal cystic acne. This alongside my favorite chemical exfoliant have transformed my skin. I have never been happy to wear BB Cream and a little powder as my foundation and I have never had as many people compliment on my clear skin … until I started using this! I seriously panic when it is empty and cannot live without it.

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    Jade (verified owner)

    Love both of these products. They have really helped my skin.

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  20. Anushiya (verified owner)

    Been using it for close to 3 months (on first bottle). After the initial purging, I can see a substantial improvement. The acne and congestion around my chin has reduced a lot

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    Marisa M. (verified owner)

    Bought the moisturizer for the 1st and it makes my face feel so good!

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    Deborah Springer (verified owner)

    Working really well so far!

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    DK (verified owner)

    This really helps during that time of the month, I put this on each night and any flare up usually subsides by the next morning

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    Katy M (verified owner)

    If you keep using it consistently it really works

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    Luke D. (verified owner)

    My skin has cleared up from big flare ups. I have had many battles with acne and had many years without any breakouts after going to the doctors for treatments. I then had a huge breakout at the beginning of this year and tried many things but nothing worked! So I came across Clearly Basics and thought do I fork out more money for something that may not work? But I can sure tell you now I am so grateful I listened to my gut and went for it. I have been using the Power Duo on my skin for nearly 6 months now and it has cleared and healed my skin up nicely. I still get the odd spot here and there but overall, over time it has cleared up my skin bringing my confidence back. If you are considering it I could not recommend these products enough.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need two formulations?

We designed the Protective Moisturizer to help repair your skin and reduce general redness and sensitivity. The Lighten Up is part of this set as people with sensitive skin often have post-acne red marks that linger for a long time. The Lighten Up will help to quickly fade the appearance of these red marks so that there is less chance the marks would be exposed to UV and collect stubborn brown pigmentation.

In what order do I apply this Duo?

Here is the order of application:

DAY:

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

NIGHT

    1. Wash your face / apply toner
    2. Lighten Up
    3. Moisturizer or other products you normally use

If there are products on this list that you normally do not use, just skip that step.

Can I use these products alongside my other skincare products?

You are free to use any products that do not cause irritation or clogs.

What type of redness does each formulation address?

The Moisturizer is loaded with peptides that strengthen your skin and reduce the general redness that you normally get when you blush. The Lighten Up will help to knock down the redness associated with a post-acne scar.

Can I use this Duo on my back and body?

Both the Moisturizer and the Lighten Up can be used for the face or body.

What types of acne scars does the Lighten Up help?

The Lighten Up will reduce the appearance of red post-acne marks. It is important to reduce these away as it lowers the chance that red marks will be exposed to UV and collect stubborn brown pigmentation.

If your post-acne scar has collected brown pigmentation due to UV exposure, we are currently working on a anti-brown scar formulation. This is anticipated to release by the end of 2019.

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?

These two formulations are safe to use for men and women in all stages of life.

Duo is not making any difference in my skin. Should I stop using it?

The Lighten Up should start to show noticeable results after six weeks of use. Make sure to take “before” photos to track your progress! The Moisturizer should start to show noticeable results after a month of consistent use.

I have more questions!

DM us via Messenger or by clicking “Send Message” from our Facebook page. There is a good chance you will catch one of our dermatologists online as they frequently check chats in between consultations. Do note that we give first priortiy to subscribers of ClearlyRx but will do our best to answer any skincare questions you may have.