Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System Review

Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System is a three-step acne treatment that consists of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.  Each step of the system is used both morning and evening to deep clean pores, “help clear acne breakouts and prevent new ones from forming.”

Its formula is based on a combination of pharmaceutical ingredients that have been used in many acne treatment products.  While full details about Ultra Acne Solution’s ingredients are not given on the Clearasil website, they do explain that the various products contain salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.

Company Information

Clearasil is a well-known brand that markets a large number of acne treatment products for sale in retail stores.  The Clearasil name is owned by Reckitt Benckiser which was formed in 1999 by the merger of two companies that began business in the early 1800s.  While Reckitt Benckiser is not a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, they do receive a BBB grade of A.  A total of 20 complaints have been filed against the company in the last 36 months, ten in the last year.  This includes issues relating to all of Reckitt Benckisers’s brands, not just Clearasil.

Product Specifications

StayClear(R) Daily Face Wash is an oil-free formula with micro-beads for exfoliating.  It is sold in a 5 ounce pump bottle, and the active ingredient is 2% salicylic acid.

Step two, StayClear(R) Daily Toner is a fragrance free toner designed to soothe and refresh clean skin.  It is packaged in a five ounce bottle.

StayClear(R) Daily Lotion is the final step in the Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution regimen.  It’s a “moisturizing formula with 0.5% salicylic acid” to hydrate skin and prevent future acne breakouts.  Clearasil gives a warning that you should avoid your eye area when applying this product and wash your hands afterwards.

As a bonus, the kit comes with a tube of QuickStart(TM) Treatment Cream.  This cream contains 10% benzoyl peroxide and is “clinically proven to fight acne extra fast for visibly clear skin in just 3 days.”  After completing the evening application of the rest of the regimen, QuickStart(TM) Treatment Cream should be applied in a thin layer to any existing pimples.

No warnings or potential side effects to using Clearasil acne treatment products are discussed on the website.

Where to Buy Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System

Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System can be purchased at Clearasil’s official website as well as other drug store type online stores.  Some people have reports finding this system in their local retail stores.


A complete kit of Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System will cost $19.50.

Return Policy

Clearasil’s slogan is “Clearer skin in just 3 days!  GUARANTEED!”  You may return the remaining portion of any Clearasil treatment within 30 days of purchase to receive a full refund.  The dated cash register receipt must accompany your return.  A return address is available at Clearasil’s website.


Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System has its pros and cons – some people have had a good experience while others have had problems.  For many, the products work very well for cleansing and softening the skin.  Most say that it smells very good, though at least one reviewer thought it had an unpleasant fragrance.

Around half of the reviews I checked said that while Clearasil Ultra really works to cleanse, it “dries out the skin,” which can actually aggravate and worsen acne, and it may cause “red and itchy and rough” patches on the face.  Some suggest that it’s best used by people with oily skin because of its drying properties.

For some individuals Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution increased their acne.  In the words of one user, it “causes acne breakouts in other areas which were acne-free before.”  Another complains, “All it did was break my face out and make it worse.”  As with any product, the results will vary depending on skin type and your individual body’s response to the ingredients.

While no one labels Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System a scam by a long shot, it doesn’t appear to be the best choice for treating moderate or severe acne.