Carley's : Clear and Smooth Skin Treatment

1006 Reviews

Active Ingredient:
Benzoyl peroxide (2%)

Inactive Ingredients:
Reverse Osmosis Purified Water, Liquid Natural Soap, Shea Butter; (Butyrospermum parkii), Vegetable Glycerin, Walnut Shell Powder, Propylene Glycol, Apricot Kernal Oil; (Armeniaca vulgaris, Prunis armeniaca), Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera Extract, Corn Meal, Mango Butter, Emulsifying Wax, Hemp Seed Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil(Macadamia integrifolia), Xanthan Gum, Evening Primrose Oil(Oenothera Biennis ), Elder Flower Extract(sambucus nigra), Chamomile Powder (Chamomilla recutita), Natural Essential Oils – no artificial fragrances-, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Germall plus (4/10’s of 1%) (diazolidinyl Urea, 3-Iodo-2-propylbutylcarbarmate).

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August 14, 2020
Great products!

I have been using carley’s for about a month now, maybe a little more than that.  First of all, my acne is fairly mild now due to the fact that I take birth control.  Before carley’s, I was using the Neutrogena pink grapefruit exfoliating scrub which actually helped my skin a lot overall.  I would moisturize with their “Sensitive Skin” moisturizer which is still one of the best I’ve ever used.  Anyways, I was tired of getting the random and unnecessary breakouts so I decided to look around for something involving a more structured routine for acne.  I stumbled across carley’s and decided to give it a try.  Well, I can definitely say that overall, my skin texture and appearance has improved drastically.  I follow the routine exactly as instructed (it’s very easy to use) and use the natural soap on my body as well since I can get small breakouts on my chest and back occasionally.  My skin looks great!  I have also been using the morning and evening moisturizers and they’ve been great and not oily at all.  

I do still get the occasional breakout but it is way more manageable and within a day or two, the pimple dries up and is barely visible.  I will still use a BP spot treatment cream to spot treat but it’s rare that I have to do so.  

overall, I love these products and will continue to use them indefinitely.  I still have a little over half a bottle of the medicated treatment left, it really lasts!  The natural soap is cheap for me to buy in bulk and I swear by it for smoother and clearer skin.  

this is definitely not a “miracle product” and of course results will vary since most acne is hormonal as we all know.  If you want to improve your skin’s texture and lessen break outs, give this stuff a try!  Not to mention, the owners of the company as so nice and responsive to any emails with questions or comments.  I highly recommend carley’s! 

October 7, 2019
Good potential, impossible transition. Maybe later?
I tried Carley's based on the great overall review rating, and what I learned after looking at their ingredients and approach. But, it didn't work out for me. I think that my skin is going to need a while hidden from view to make the switch from a conventional benzoyl peroxide regimen to Carley's products, or just a loooooong transition period of sloooowly phasing down my BP regimen and phasing up Carley's, over a couple months--something that I'm not going to be able to do anytime soon. I'm a very very veery natural and holistic-health person, but I swallowed the proverbial pill and got on BP in order to get consistently clear enough to a) do atrophic scar treatments (in the past, I would break out badly after microneedling); and b) move and interview for new jobs and make new friends. Once clear on BP, I thought, 'Ok, now I can go back to my healthy natural cosmeceuticals, and Carley's seems good.' But, no, that was a mistake. I really like the ingredients and what they're doing, but right now I have to return everything because I started to break out worse than ever while I was on Carley's, so I had to stop.
Once I started to break out, I read many, many of the 1-star reviews for the Industrial Strength KickA** scrub, to see what other people were experiencing -- a lot of people complained of getting tons of small hard red little bumps all over, about 7-14 days in. That is exactly what happened to me; so it seems there's a consistent type of skin response out there. The first 14 days were perfectly fine for me, but then literally overnight, the bumps and stinging started. The bumps were so dense and sudden, it felt like a rash. But, I don't think I'm allergic to BP, because I've been on a Face Reality BP regimen for a while. I don't think I'm allergic to any of the herbs or oils in the scrub, because I've either used them before or am familiar enough with them to not suspect them as problems. I didn't think I'd get a purge period, because my skin was already really clear from BP. So, I really don't know what caused the breakout. Perhaps it was the sudden use of oils and ph 7 products after using no oils and ph 5-ish products for so long? 

So I got a million little superficial bumps on my forehead, temples, ear area, neck, and jaws, and eventually they spread more toward the center of my face on on my back and chest too. I stopped the Kickass and just used the natural soap for a couple days, to see if the bumps would go down; they just stayed put, no real change. Then I added in the sample of the MSM cleanser they sent for a few days, and that seemed to be having some effect, but not enough to take hold; my skin was responding really inconsistently day to day. I know that skin needs more time to get used to a new product, but I quit all Carley's after 20 days, because the bumps were starting to grow, and I couldn't risk them all turning into cysts, because that would have been a horrorshow. So, I went back to my BP regimen, and now I'm almost completely cleared up again after 4 days back on that. Phew!!!!
I am keeping the Sea Buckthorn / Rose Otto / Broccoli moisturizer (I think it's the "anti-aging / acne prone moisturizer"?) , because I like the ingredients a lot. I little does go a long way. I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that I can incorporate it into my BP regimen to help nourish my skin, since it gets pretty dull looking with BP over time. It's non-comedogenic too, according to the long list of comedogenic ingredients that Face Reality programs tell you to avoid.
August 24, 2018
Great Scrub
Worked by itself for about six months on my face as a scrub/cleanser. After a good amount of scars I had to start using Panoxyl 10 (original formula) after scrubbing with Carley's to control my moderate acne.
July 28, 2018
Very interesting product
July 14, 2018
Actually Works !!!!
Really loving this! I am in Week 3 and there is a noticeable difference. it did get a little worse first but new blemishes did not last long and I expect by week 6 I will be all clear! Any question pls feel free to ask!
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May 17, 2018
Didn't like it!!!
I really wanted this product to work like many other people here but unfortunately it was too irritating for my skin, there was redness afterwards and small red pimples like irritation. I only used it 2 times and the second one I felt soring so I was too afraid to use it again. Also my skin didn't feel smooth with this product, after the two times I used it felt weird from the next day, it felt a bit harsh for about a week.
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June 21, 2017
Best face wash I have ever used.
I have used this face wash for over 6 years. (maybe longer) I use it and Carley's soap. Do not use anything else on my face. It has help with Rosacea Redness and keeps the breakouts from happening. Had a teacher one time who had Rosaca real bad. Gave her a little of my face wash. Then she ordered some about a month later ask her how she like it. She said my face is saying THANK YOU. I am 59 and use no liquid make-up . People ask me what do I use on my face. I give samples . Best Face Wash I have ever used. THANK YOU Carley's Clear and Smooth
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April 11, 2017
Wrinkles and acne oh my
58 year old female here who unfortunately still stuffs from breakouts. Ive been using numerous products from Carley's line and I have to say they are outstanding. It's the only regimen that clears me up, keeps me clear and doesn't dry me out and accentuate wrinkles. They have products geared toward skin like mine. Cannot recommend their products enough.
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March 6, 2017
I tried Accutane when I was 14 and it cleared up my skin but after a couple of years i begun to break out again. I went on the pill but it made very moody and emotionally unstable. I've tried every chemist product you can think of, I used proactive and that actually worked for me but while travelling I lost the bottle and my skin broke out worst then ever, when I finally got a new bottle it had no effect on my acne and actually made it worst. Spiralactlone did nothing but give me slight heart palpitations and antibiotics did nothing. I've tried estroblock and natural hormone supplements. Liver supplements. I've washed my face with oils and also tried not washing it at all. I've watched million of YouTube videos and follow instagram pages. I'm 27, how is this normal??? I started Carleys Clean and Clear a week ago and I can already tell the difference!!!! I will be sure to keep everyone update. TRY IT!!! WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOOSE? They sent me all these free samples as well and all have worked wonders on my skin. I would stay at homes on weekends because of my skin. I still Have scaring but now I can have makeup on without the lumps and bumps. This is just wonderful!!! X
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March 31, 2017
@Chanae Which of her products did you order?
August 3, 2017
What is the update after 4 months ??
November 20, 2016
Nov-18-2016 So I have been using this for a week now. It has so far worked for me. My acne is healing a lot faster. I bought the treatment and the day moisturizer. The moisturizer is hands down the best one I have ever used. Doesn't get you too oily or gets you dry. So when I first used Carley's my face did feel tight for a couple of days but I read reviews that it was normal. It did get better tho so I wouldn't worry about it. Use this product word for word how it tells you. No joke son. Anyways prior to this I was using the regimen. Worked well but it never got rid of my acne. So I decided to give this a shot. Also the spot treatment they have works pretty good. I've been using that at night than the midnight moisturizer. When you order from Carley's they give you small samples of what they have 😎 Plus they're willing to do refunds no matter what so you got nothing to lose if it doesn't work out for you. Their soap is also pretty good it does dry me out but the day moisturizer comes through so 😁 No flakiness. *Update* 12-20-16 So it's been a month since I started using Carley's. Sh*t has worked pretty well for me. I ifhly recommend it. Their tea tree spot treatment is pretty f**kin good, better than their tamanu cream. Their day and midnight moisturizer do the job as well. My skin isn't oily or flaky anymore. I still have a couple of white heads and a just a few pimples hardly noticeable before I'm practically clean😎😏 anyways hope this helps. I would also use their tea tree cleanser just becuz the tea tree spot treatment is so damn good. I haven't used it myself but I do have a sample of it will be using that in a couple of weeks. Also When I had a huge breakout on my chin and throughout my jawline I was eating eggs everyday didn't think that was the problem until I stopped. I looked it up if eggs would cause you to break out but apparently it said it wouldn't but it'll make your acne worse ðŸ¤" So hopefully y'all who eat eggs and still got acne this helps.
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March 19, 2017
So update like I posted before Carley's did help but something triggered my acne again and I broke out, I got more whiteheads through out my jawline and I started to breakout on my forehead which I never did before. My acne on my chin and my jawline got worse. Carley's was just able to sustain it not make it better so I started using organic aloe Vera gel(came in a bottle) I used it after I showered and in the morning, after each time I washed my face. It did help the inflammation go down and with some scarring. It did dry out my skin but I just used the midnight moisturizer. Also I recommend the midnight moisturizer than the day moisturizer from Carley's after using it more, the midnight moisturizer felt a lot better. Now I use it day and night. Anyways after that I started reading about apple cider vinegar. It has helped so much. I posted a another review about it in that page. So feel free to read it. I would try and use acv first before you invest into Carley's since it is so much cheaper.