I grew up with severe acne for most of my teenage and adult life. Five different dermatologists had tried to treat my acne but they all fell short.
“With my skin worsening each year, I tried every over the counter product that I could get my hands on. These products did little to help my skin.”
Five years into my hole trying to find a solution, I had an eureka moment realizing that I was only accumulating products with no real knowledge of my skin or the ingredients that I was attempting to treat it with.
One by one I picked up the products I had purchased and researched every ingredient listed.
I was disgusted by the fillers, fragrance and other irritants hidden inside fancy containers that dominated the shelves of every cosmetic and drugstore.
I had committed to using “clean” products for a year, eliminating any chemical that could cause harm to my already damaged skin. While my skin responded positively, progress was very slow.
Natural ingredients are great but can take twice as long as products with active ingredients such as retinol and salicylic-acid.
Through this season, I learned not to be afraid of chemicals but rather to focus on the quality and proof behind every ingredient being placed in my skincare.
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“To my surprise, I had seen amazing progress after just a single set!”
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When I came across Clearly Basics, I was intrigued as skincare companies rarely use USP certified ingredients¹. These standards are normally used for prescription drugs or if USP ingredients are used, they are only sold in dermatologist’s offices and clinics.
I was also worried that highly concentrated ingredients would make my skin sensitive as I’ve already used many of the ingredients in the past and they burned my skin.
These are the 3 main ingredients that has helped me to clear my acne and fade away the hyperpigmentation that has plagued me over the years:
A derivative of Vitamin A², retinol was originally designed as an effective treatment against acne. However, skincare companies have raised the prices this ingredient so that it largely exists in high end anti-aging products.
Retinol accelerates the shedding of dead skin cells and fills out scars by stimulating the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
This ingredient³ is also not common in acne products but it is great because it reduces inflammation and targets the P. Acnes bacteria on your skin, helping to simultaneously reducing the appearance of existing red marks while also preventing future marks from surfacing.
A great deal of research⁴ has shown that AZA can significantly diminish the appearance of skin blemishes, help fade post-acne marks and other discolorations, refine skin’s surface, and reveal a more even skin tone. It can even reduce skin sensitivity and is compatible with any skin type.
3. Pracaxi Oil
Also rare to find in acne products, this tea tree oil⁵ is excellent at scar-repair and the reduction of redness. It works together with the two ingredients above to flatten existing marks and make your skin much less acne prone.
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Since I have very sensitive skin, I first used the Protective Moisturizer for two weeks to help strengthen my skin and reduce sensitivity.
I then started to introduce the Clear Out slowly by applying only twice a week and then gradually stepping up to every evening application. Once I was able to use the Clear Out every evening, I saw a significant improvement texture and the hyperpigmentation went away.
How is Clearly Basics DIFFERENT from the other products (with the same ingredients) that I’ve used in the past?
I’ve come to realize that ingredients and formulation are equally important.
“A good base formulation is necessary to deliver the active ingredients to the correct layer of skin. And putting the right active ingredients in the right mix will enable the ingredients to drive better results with less side effects.”
In short, Clearly Basics’ products mix multiple active ingredients so they work in synergy. When combined in the right mix/concentrations, you can see significantly better results WITHOUT requiring visits to the dermatologist for prescription medication.
I’ve been able to take medical-grade ingredients even though I have very sensitive skin and the results speak for themselves!
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Kiana Wallace is a data entry specialist from New Jersey, USA. Her Instagram page @thoughtsofhealing is dedicated to helping people obtain freedom from man made beauty standards as well as helping them heal mentally and physically from skin related turmoil. You can track her progress and the products that she has tried from her Instagram page. Use coupon code MYSAB for 10% off any item in the Clearly Basics eStore.
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@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.
@amysacnehealing Yes I know the lighting is different but look at the difference in the texture 😍. Yes I still have acne, that hasn’t gone away however…the fact that my texture has improved has increased my confidence so much. I really do believe this is all down to @clearlybasics I’ve been using their power duo for about 3 weeks and I’ve noticed such a difference in the size of my acne spots…my face doesn’t hurt as much nor is as itchy as it was.
I would definitely recommend giving them a whirl it’s the only products that I can honestly say has made any difference to my skin. The difference it has made in 3 weeks is fab!
@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!
@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!
@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.
@roxyrogan I have struggled with hormonal acne for over 1 year and had tried every face cream, scrub & peel you could find! When I started with Clearly Basics my skin started to clear within using the first bottle of ‘Clear Out’!
My skin is now on the road to recovery and I still use Clearly Basics ‘Clear Out, Protective Moisturizer and Lighten Up’ products every day! Highly recommend Clearly Basics to anyone who’s suffering from stubborn acne! 💛
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