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ClearPores Acne Solution Review

Acne Treatment Products
RevitaClear acne care
RevitaClear 3-Step Acne Treatment is an all-natural anti-blemish system developed to reduce the frequency of facial break outs and acne-related redness through daily use of a cleaner, anti-acne gel and moisturizer.
ClearPores is an entire line of products designed to minimize acne outbreaks. The ClearPores three step acne treatment includes a Deep Wash, Herbal Formula preventative and long acting Fortifying Cream.
Murad Acne Complex
Murad manufacturers a wide variety of over-the-counter skin care products, of which Murad Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel is the most appropriate for acne treatment and prevention. Murad Gel is a thick liquid designed to be applied after cleansing the skin of the face.
ZenMed is a topical cream with natural ingredients that is used to treat scars and imperfections caused by acne, eczema, and rosacea. ZenMed also works against body acne and stretch marks.

ClearPores Facial System Review

Rated: 88 out of 100

ClearPores is an entire line of products designed to minimize acne outbreaks. The basic ClearPores package includes a cleanser, herbal supplement and face cream. Other products are available but this ClearPores package is the minimum as recommended by the manufacturer.

Because the ClearPores system contains three different products, we will discuss them individually.

ClearPores Deep Facial Wash

A water-based, oil-free formula applied morning and night. The active ingredient is Salicylic Acid (2%), a common ingredient in topical anti-acne preparations. The ClearPores cleanser is light and gently yet effective.

ClearPores Herbal Supplement

The herbs in this 100% natural supplement fight acne by strengthening the skin and reducing inflammation. Ingredients include Dandelion Root, Aloe Vera, Yellow Dock, Echinacea Purpurea (Purple Coneflower), Burdock Root, Red Clover, Sarsaparilla Root, Licorice Root, Kelp, Cayenne.

ClearPores Facial Protection Cream

A water-based, oil-free light lotion applied morning and night. ClearPores lotion's active ingredient is Salicylic Acid (2%) - exactly the same ingredient and concentration as ClearPores cleanser. The only difference is, ClearPores lotion is intended to be applied to the skin and left there, rather than rinsed away. ClearPores contains just the right amount of Salicylic Acid. Although, Salicylic Acid is a great anti-acne ingredient too much of a good thing can be bad. ClearPores has found a great balance by testing what concentrations of ingredients were optimal for acne prevention and removal. This formula will not irritate or dry your skin but it will remove your acne.

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RevitaClear Free Trial


Must Buy
ClearPores $53.99


Tentative Buy
Murad $29.95


Tentative Buy
ZenMed $79.97


Do Not Buy


The ClearPores system's active ingredient, Salicylic Acid (2%), is a commonly-used topical treatment for mild acne. Salicylic Acid is available in prescription strengths but higher concentrations do not guarantee results. Salicylic Acid when dosed correctly has the following effects:

  • Antiseptic - it reduces the number of bacteria on the surface of the skin.
  • Oxidizing agent - it reduces the number of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) through oxidation
  • Anti-inflammatory - it reduces swelling, redness and inflammation

Based on ClearPores comprehensive approach to getting rid of acne and preventing acne, we rate Clear Pores Facial System a Must Buy