75 Reviews

Protective Moisturizer

75 Reviews


High quality moisturizer that is loaded with medical grade peptides and resveratrol. Strengthens and repairs your skin so that you have no issues when using Clear Out.

✓ Reduces general redness, blushing, flushing
✓ Reduces skin sensitivity
✓ Non-comedogenic
✓ Improves skin tone and texture
✓ Long lasting, sits well under makeup

Suitable for: Combination or sensitive skin.

For those on prescription oral medications, consider pairing with Lighten Up to foster healing and to fight both general redness and post-acne red scars.

Volume: 30ml | 1.01 fluid ounces. Each bottle is designed to last 3 months. That’s $0.5 per day.

75 Reviews

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Protective Moisturizer will improve texture faster when paired with Clear Out. Buy both items as a Duo set and save 8%:



Protective Moisturizer or the Matte Hydrator?

Teacher Mim @mimandskin has combination skin so she alternates between the two. Protective Moisturizer gives a nice bounce and glow to her skin without breaking her out.


Reducing Sensitivity and Strengthening the Skin Barrier

Data Specialist Kiana @thoughtsofhealing explains how Protective Moisturizer worked together with Clear Out on her sensitive skin to stop breakouts and fade the appearance of her scars.


Improving Texture on Sensitive Skin

Influencer Aish @aishx discusses how Clear Out flushed out the little bumps on her skin and made her skin dewy and soft. She has very sensitive skin but was able to take to Clear Out without any issues.

Individual results may vary with all before/after images


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 Protective Moisturizer different?

This formulation is loaded with highest quality 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).

Ingredient synergy is the reason why our products are more effective than other products may which may also contain similar ingredients. All Clearly Basics products contain medical grade ingredients + synergy + botanical complexes that balance the formulations so that they do not irritate your skin.

Key Ingredients


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



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

  • 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

  • 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

Loaded with peptides and antioxidants, this facial moisturizer helps to strengthen your skin and reduce sensitivity and redness. The star ingredient in our Protective Moisturizer is resveratrol, an antimicrobial found in red wine, cocoa, and ripe berries.

Produced by plants to protect themselves from UV damage, infections and other environmental stresses, use this moisturizer to reduce redness and restore your skin.

What it does?

Designed for sensitive, dry, stressed or aging skin. The Protective Moisturizer uses –

  • Resveratrol, a potent antioxidant that reduces redness and protects the skin from UV damage.
  • Peptides and aloe vera which help to repair skin.

What it is formulated without:

Fragrance-, colorant-, paraben-, 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.

Customer Reviews

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    Jessica (verified owner)

    Light, wish it was more hydrating

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    Claire Moloney (verified owner)

    Great moisturiser, will continue to use

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    Georgina W. (verified owner)

    Very effective moisturiser and great for evening time as it is a bit heavier than I like to use for day time. When I wake up my skin feels plump and soft and lovely!

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    Rachel L. (verified owner)

    A good moisturizer to use especially night time

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    Matt M. (verified owner)

    Seems to working so far

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    Chloe Ainsworth (verified owner)

    My skin feels sooo healthy and glory after using the protective moisturiser in my AM and PM routine. I use it alongside the clear out and lighten up formulas and they all work very well together.

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    Deborah Springer (verified owner)

    Not too thick and oily.

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    Stephanie (verified owner)

    Super hydrating leaving your skin feeling so nourished and refreshed without the feeling of being too much, it is just perfect!

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    Madelyn E. (verified owner)

    The moisturizer felt nice when I put it on before bed, but it only lasted for about 9 weeks. I tried to use as little as I could each time I used it, but it just didn’t have the greatest coverage, and is a bit too expensive for how quickly it runs out. I would suggest making the bottles bigger (they are just so tiny!). However, this paired with the lighten up did do a great job of helping to level out my face, and has resulted in less redness and acne. My skin certainly looks a lot better than it did.

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    Danielle R. (verified owner)

    The best moisturiser I have used, especially since developing hormonal acne. Keeps skin moist by using a pea size amount daily. Will continue to use

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    May C (verified owner)

    It was very gentle on my skin

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    Lucia (verified owner)

    I love this moisturiser, is so light for the skin and feels so soft. This is my number one and I cannot change to another one.

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    Penelope Hadgraft (verified owner)

    A little goes a long way, nice texture and scent. I will continue to purchase

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    Sarah Hanrahan (verified owner)

    The best moisturiser on the market, this product has saved my skin, literally an all rounder could not recommend enough!

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    Jacintha Suresh (verified owner)


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    Holly (verified owner)

    Brilliant stuff! Non greasy and easy to spread smelling gorgeous

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    Rachel W. (verified owner)

    My favourite moisturiser, would not use anything else

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    Christina (verified owner)

    My favourite moisturiser ever!

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    Sarah R. (verified owner)

    Very soothing and definitely helps with redness.

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    Hsu (verified owner)

    Product is effective and smooth to the skin.

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    emma Reynolds (verified owner)

    This moisturiser is great for when my skin is dry

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    Low (verified owner)

    Thick creamy moisturiser, leaves the skin with a healthy glow but not oily.

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    Bheshta A. (verified owner)

    Hydrates my skin so well without it feeling too heavy, love it!

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    Rodrigo Zaragoza (verified owner)

    Love this moisturizer. Use it everyday AM and PM.

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  25. S

    Sally Westerman (verified owner)

    Its nice and smooth, only need a bit

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See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.

@gabriela.akrapovi Absolutely so happy with this product! My cheeks were congested and had so many breakouts and redness I didn’t know what to do anymore. I tried everything. I kept seeing Clearly Basics showing up on my Facebook and Instagram and thought what the hell and decided to order the complete trio moisturizer pack. It came in cute packaging and the directions were clear. I started using it two months ago and my god there is a lot of improvement!! My cheeks are less congested and red. I have mostly dark spots but the Lighten Up is definitely helping with that! I rarely get any big breakouts and even if a pimple starts to show the Clear Out stops it in it’s track. The Protective Moisturizer is great for my sensitive skin and helps keep my skin feel moisturized but doesn’t make my skin go oily. I definitely would recommend this product and I can’t wait to see how my skin will be in the few months using Clearly Basics! Thanks Clearly Basics!!

@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.

@charlaurenbaker I have suffered with adult acne for 2 years, after spending hundreds of pounds on skincare I finally found something that worked for me! Clearly Basics Clear Out has worked wonders on clearing my hormonal acne without it feeling irritated and dry! I have been using Clearly Basics for 14 months now and I couldn’t be without it! I’ve finally got my confidence back to go out without makeup. The results are incredible!

@aishx I have been using this product for the last 3 months and I swear by it!

My nasty pimps went away within days, my blemish marks were lightened and the size of my pores decreased drastically! In fact I feel that my skin brightened up a lot and my makeup looked smoother too!

@pimpledgirl The 1st week was amazed! Fascinating skin texture, there were no stinging. The 2nd week were pretty same. The 3rd week – purging starred – bumpy skin, redness. The 4th week – same but I added #ProtectiveMoisturiser either from @clearlybasics and in three days redness was reduced. The 5-6th weeks – skin smoother, less red, breaking out badly. The 7-8th week – is it my skin? not red (even after washing as it used to be).

I’d say the amount of pustules has been reduced in 85%. I still have some tiny-tiny pimples and will keep going with mu treatment. • Honestly I’m very grateful to Clearly Basics • I’ll keep you updated.

@_myskinstory 😭 I feel like I’m an addict and someone has taken away my drugs 😂

Saturday night I came to the end of my @clearlybasics Clear Out bottle. After consistently applying it every night for 3 months along side Niacinamide & Zinc so last night I had nothing to apply. (Right picture: a few days previous. Left picture: This morning) As soon as I woke up I knew it different feel great! 😭

Regardless off the other amazing benefits that a 2% Retinol & AZA has; I JUST WANT MY GLOW BACK!! I’ll dedicate my next post to the ingredients and how they ‘clearly’ work!!

Individual results may vary

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Protective Moisturizer different from other moisturizers in the market?

  • Acne-prone skin: Protective Moisturizer was designed for people who are using Clear Out or other retinoid products. It is a non-comedogenic formulation that absorbs quickly and leaves a matte finish.
  • Reduces redness: Protective Moisturizer has several ingredients that helps to reduce redness.
  • Medical-Grade: We use medical-grade ingredients which are far more effective than mass-market products. The same pharmacy that produces our prescription medications also produces Protective Moisturizer. They share many of the same medical-grade ingredients as our prescription formulations.
  • Multiple Actives: Protective Moisturizer has multiple active ingredients which have been carefully balanced so that each ingredient works together in synergy.
  • Transparency: Clearly keeps the reviews section of its Facebook Page open. You can see that the reviews are from real users who have used our products. Most acne brands have shut down the reviews section of their pages or have directed their reviews to a website where they can filter out only the good reviews.

How do I apply Protective Moisturizer?

Apply 1-2 pumps on a clean, dry face and as the final step of your facial treatment. You can use the Moisturizer on your body or hands. It has become a cult favorite with Airline Flight Attendants who deal with dry air environments.

Can I use Protective Moisturizer on oily skin?

The Moisturizer was designed for people with oily, acne-prone skin. It absorbs quickly and leaves a light, matte finish. If you have very oily skin, consider using our serum-based Hydrator instead.

What are peptides and how do they benefit my skin?

Peptides are the amino acid building blocks of your skin. As you use the Moisturizer, it will give your skin a constant supply of raw materials so that your skin can quickly repair.

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