- comes with Two 1/2 bars of our natural soap.
FREE USA SHIPPING
Huge 16oz bottle of regular strength acne treatment
Works on all types of skin
Exfoliates while you wash
Great for Acne and Rosacea
Works wonders smoothing out rough skin
Let’s face it. Spending big money on acne skin treatments is no guarantee
that they will work. Many people have spent thousands of their hard earned
dollars and still get breakouts. Many consider acne something they are just
going to have to live with.
We don’t think you should give up.
I know those web sites(and info-mercials) weave a good story. Along with paid
actors to make incredible claims. ‘Just spend $69 and all your problems will be
solved’. Of course that is $69 every other month and you’ve got to join a club
to get that ‘special’ price. And after 6 months your skin is no better. PLUS YOU
CAN’T GET THAT DAMN COMPANY TO STOP CHARGING YOUR CREDIT CARD. That ever
happened to you? What a hassle!
This products absolutely does what it says. My acne is not only better…it is
GONE. My face looks very smooth and I don’t even need to wear makeup. I also
appreciate that it’s affordable.
This is our story:
I remember it well. It was back in the late 1990’s. A lot of people in my
family, including me, were suffering from acne. Every product we tried worked
for a while but then stopped. I decided someone was missing something about
acne. We noticed that the more ‘new’ acne products came on the market the worse
acne seemed to get. Acne wasn’t going away at 18 like it used to. Some adults
were dealing with it their whole lives. Not true 40 years ago. What happened?
We had some ideas and did a lot of testing. I hired chemists and scientists who
promised to look at this whole issue a bit differently. I wanted to know why so
many adults had acne today. We didn’t want to copy any other products. A really
unique product that was affordable was our goal. After a year of research, we
started selling Clear & Smooth in October of 1999.
To get people to try an unknown product, we did something no one had ever done
with skin care products. A NO TIME LIMIT GUARANTEE. We were that confident we
had something special. Plus we didn’t want people rushing into this.
We decided to open things up and really communicate with our customers. When we
failed we admitted it and tried to improve. Our customers helped us find the
right combination of ingredients and methods of use. We now consider our
customers suggestions and ideas a valuable resource. We keep improving the
product. Even though we have a no time limit guarantee, our refund rate runs
Most tell us our products are life changing. Yet very affordable. People ask me
all the time, aren’t you worried some big company will steal your formula? Nope!
The big boys have all bought bottles to test. But they don’t get it. What we do
cannot be duplicated in a big factory. Let me better explain.
The skin care industry today is a mess.
If you study their ingredients, pretty much all these products they are selling
is the same thing. The real costs you are paying for is not the product but the
advertising. And the middle men.
Every skin product produced today is made to have a pretty package and a long
shelf life. Even so called all natural ones. A few large factories make all the
products today for all the name brands. The ingredients are delivered in
railroad tanker cars and are mostly chemicals whose real ingredients are secret.
This is why you cannot pronounce most of the ingredients. They paid off
politicians to put this loophole in the law.
These big companies make millions of bottles at a time. And then store them for
years until sold. It’s highly profitable to do it this way. But these long shelf
lives, heavy use of acids and the strong preservatives they have to use, means
they can’t use the best ingredients to get your skin healthy.
We decided to think small. Fresh products with personal service. No big retails
chains to tell us what to make. If the customers like it they will come back and
tell their friends.
We use many of the finest natural raw or virgin ingredients.
To put your mind at rest, everything is hand made in fairly small batches(under
a thousand bottles at a time). All stainless steel equipment. High tech
measurements are used to combined ingredients at specific temperatures precisely
at certain intervals. Temperatures range from boiling to below freezing. One
mis-step and everything has to be tossed. Making great skin care products is
almost a lost art.
When Jennifer started her acne was severe. A month after she started, I asked
her how it was going. Here is her response.
great! I was opptomistic before I even started that Carley’s would work for
my face… And it did! My face is totally clear. But I was VERY surprised and
pleased at the results I’ve had with my back acne. NOTHING has ever put a
dent in it until now! Not only has it improved my severe back acne, but it’s
about 80% GONE! And it continues to improve every day.
We make and ship everything fresh. With a one year shelf life. Most of our new
business comes by word of mouth.
I want to
take this minute to express how wonderful your product is. My daughters are
very acne prone. We’ve tried various products, including PROACTIVE, which
only made their acne worse. Since we found your product, we swear by your
product, so we have sent a treatment to a niece in Mexico. Her acne was so
bad, that she started falling into a depression & isolating herself from her
friends. Upon hearing this, we ordered your product for her to try. She
couldn’t be happier now. She acne greatly improved & is social again with
her friends. SHE’S SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PRODUCT!!!! Thank you again.
in my home use it. My daughter, 37, my grandson 16, and me, 61. Its the only
thing we have tried in years of using products, that has helped. Now my 8
year old granddaughter wants to use it because it makes her skin feel smooth
so she says. since she has no acne, i wont waste a drop on her, we need it.
So why is our product so special?
We discovered that the problem with other acne products wasn’t the bacterial
control as much as the fillers. And how the products are used. In fact, we
believe what you are using, in the long run, is making your own skin worse. How
else can it be explained why so many adults have acne today? 40 years ago you
never saw adults with acne. The key is getting your skin to a healthier place.
Instead of fillers, we use nutritious botanicals. Along with bacterial control,
these are nutrients your skin needs to get back to a healthy state.
– Thank you
and I just love your products, I have been using them for about 5 yrs and
cannot go without them! Thanks for the confidence that comes with a clear
face, and back!
is this possible at this price?
It wouldn’t be possible except, we manufacture Clear & Smooth and we market it
and we ship it and handle ALL your questions(by email). And we know once we get
you clear you will continue to reorder and also sample our other skin care
products including make up. Of course you can just buy one bottle every 3 or 4
months, that’s up to you. We don’t keep your credit card on file and we don’t
have the time to bug you to reorder.
And here’s the funny part: Our ingredients actually cost more than that $69
Thank you so much for making your wonderful products! I just ordered more
and I can finally say I feel comfortable in my skin. I never wore much
makeup, but i never felt good unless I had it on to cover everything. Thank
you for making me feel so good about myself! Thank you so much!
Does your product really last 3 months?
Yes; if you are treating facial acne only. No; if you have all over body acne.
You might get 1 1/2 to 2 months per bottle. Still a very good value. After your
skin is under control most get longer out of each bottle.
I just want
to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart! I have been using your
product for almost 2 years now and its just amazing i have never seen my
face look and feel so amazing. 2 years ago i broke out with really bad huge
pimples after trying out Murad(tm) it was the worse i had ever seen my face
i was miserable my self esteem was out the window i pretty much just wanted
to lock myself home from the embarrassment. I would put piles of makeup on
just to try and hide the flaws. I can’t even remember how i came across your
product but i thank God everyday that i did Carley’s clear and smooth
seriously saved me i don’t even have to wear makeup anymore and my marks are
almost all virtually GONE… This product is amazing please don’t ever stop
making it!!! I’m ordering some for my mom who has been struggling with
cystic acne since she was in her 20’s i can’t wait to see her face like i
see mine everyday. I love to take pictures, get ready without foundation &
the simple things like letting my daughters touch my face and being able to
look my husband in the eye with no embarrassment thinking “is he looking at
YOU GUYS SO MUCH YOU TRULY SAVED ME INSIDE AND OUT, I SHINE AGAIN AND FEEL
LIKE I’M GLOWING EVERYDAY!
does your product work?
It is a gentle exfoliant used in the shower or bath. In addition to all the
botanicals, there is some benzoyl peroxide to control the acne causing bacteria.
We include a bar of our natural soap (which is wonderful by the way) to
completely remove the benzoyl peroxide after each use. This we’ve found is an
important part. We believe long term contact with ointments does work for a
while but in time causes a rebound effect and eventually leads people to more
acne than less.
Not all will be completely clear in three weeks (once you are clear you will
stay clear), but this is a typical note we get:
Hello! Wow, I
appreciate your customer service, this is amazing! Thanks for keeping in
touch. I have been using as directed for about 3 weeks now and although I’m
still having minor breakouts, my overall skin appearance has changed
dramatically. My skin feels so soft and smooth and feels fantastic. I don’t
get the dryness that other face washes gave me, even if I don’t follow up
with a moisturizer. Great product so far, thanks again.
One of our regular customers recently revealed to us she is a pharmacist. Here
are her actual unedited comments (all of our testimonials are on file in our
offices or we can direct you to where they are posted):
Inexpensive, especially when you break the cost down over a year. Really
works!! My skin has never been clearer. My skin does not “get used to” the
product, causing it to stop working over time. Smells great, unlike other
cleansers I have used. Moisturizer is refreshing, light, and not greasy –
keeps my skin from drying, peeling, even in the winter time.
I honestly can’t think of any to put here, other than I can’t just go to the
store and pick it up – but ordering online has always been a breeze and the
shipments come right away!
Bottom line: I
started with the regular strength in college and switched to the “Industrial
strength” when that wasn’t quite doing the job for me. I am now a pregnant
27 year old, and my skin has honestly never been clearer. I know a lot of my
acne was due to hormonal causes, so I was expecting my skin to get worse
with pregnancy (as my sister’s had). The cleanser + all natural soap duo has
been the only thing to ever work with me. I am a pharmacist and I recommend
this product to people who come into my store looking for something when
nothing else seems to work. The 5% wash is the same strength as the 5%
prescription wash you can get in the pharmacy – plus it’s cheaper and you
don’t need to visit a doctor to get it!! As with any benzoyl peroxide
product, it has PEROXIDE in it, so it can and WILL bleach towels. I just
usually use white wash clothes and light colored towels and I haven’t had a
problem with it -well worth it to have clear skin! I buy 3 items at a time
so I can get the 4th product free. I keep 1 bottle in the shower with me,
which usually lasts about 3-4 months. I place the other bottles that I’m not
using in the fridge to help preserve their potency. This system has allowed
me to order ~ once a year, and I’ve never noticed any difference in the
bottles I pull from the fridge vs. the one I use right away when it’s
shipped. Bottom line: I’ve been using Carley’s for over 7 years, and I hope
they never stop making it. I’d hate to have to find another product that
works, smells great, and is relatively inexpensive over the course of a
Always with any acne (or skin care) product ask your doctor first before getting
What about animal testing?
We never do any animal
testing. And here’s the real kicker. Our suppliers also promise never to test
their raw ingredients on animals. Most companies won’t make that pledge.
Any other ingredients we should worry about?
Also No PBA, No artificial fragrances. No silicones. No sulfates. No sulfur.
No Algin(sea weed), No Artificial soaps.
No Phthalates (what the heck is that? Don’t worry it isn’t in our products and
you absolutely don’t want it in your body)
All this stuff is used in the products you’ve likely been using just to make it
easy to produce or keep it on the store’s shelf for years.
Silicone is used to remove bubbles and foam. You might have seen it by another
name(Dimethicone) as the active ingredient in GasX. You can’t make a million
bottles at a time if it starts foaming. Unfortunatly Silicone is what causes
products to make the skin feel greasy. So they have to add another ingredient to
counteract that. And another chemical to counteract that. And it goes on and
Our products are hand poured and then a couple of weeks later hand topped off
after the bubbles go to the top. A pain? Yes. But makes for superior products. I
promise your skin will feel wonderful from the very first use.
How long does it typically take to see results?
About 1/3 see real positive results just a few days. These people are allergic
to what they were using and this immediately feels like their skin has been
released from it’s bondage with bad acne products. Another 1/3 see results in
the 2 to 4 week range. And the last 1/3 are the hard cases. They have been using
ointments and spot treatments for many many years. Constantly leaving these
strong chemicals on their has numbed them to any fast healing. Most of these see
clearing in the 4 to 6 week range. The fact is these people are heading towards
complete burnout. They just have to bite the bullet and stick it out. Most tell
us it was more than worth the wait. Because once this kicks in they will see
I’m considering going to an Rx product like Accutane(c).
Reconsider. The problem with stronger treatments is that they aren’t a long term
solution. Due to the dangers they present. Most won’t be able to stay on them
long term. And they aren’t a quick fix either. 6 weeks is typical time it take
to see clearing. And the ‘clear’ you get really isn’t the type of skin you want.
Talk to anyone on those products and they will tell you their skin isn’t
healthy. It is stressed and very sensitive. And scratches easily. A sure sign of
an out of balance skin. Rx products treat the symptoms and not the cause.
What about Antibiotics?
Yes indeed bacteria do cause acne. But I’ve never heard of anyone who found any
sort of long term relief with Antibiotics for acne. The real truth about acne is
much more complicated than just killing bacteria. It’s about balancing the skin
and returning it to a healthy state. And let’s face it, do you really want to
continue using an antibiotic long term? Do you know what that can do to a body?
Note: Your products are awesome. I am a return customer and think that this
may be a life long love affair with your stuff. Your quick shipments make
the products even better. Thanks again!!
this note came in 12/16/2010
First I want
to say I have waited 4 weeks to give feedback to really see how this product
would work. It has been 4 weeks since my daughter started using the Face
wash and soap and nothing else. My daughter is 21 and has battled moderate
to almost severe acne since she was 14. We have spent thousands of dollars
on dermatologist and the only thing we never tried was accutane for obvious
reasons. This past Fall was one of the worst break outs my daughter
suffered. She is a nursing student and the stress sent her over. Her face
had all types of acne. My heart was breaking. I tried buying more over the
counter stuff and tried all kinds of soap. I happened to stumble on this on
EBay. I thought why not try it..nothing to lose…Well let me say I will NOT
be asking for a refund and will be ordering more. My daughters face well not
perfectly clear has cleared at least 80 percent. And her skin tone is
beautiful! I don’t know why this stuff is not on TV. Blows *roactiv away!
a followup came in 12/30/10
I am the one
that wrote you about my 21 year old daughter who is a nursing student. FYI
she is about 9o% clear now 🙂 anyway getting ready to order more and i love
it so much i want to order a bottle for myself. i love the way it makes my
skin feel. i am 47 and i do have occasional acne but its not bad. would it
be ok if i ordered the industrial stuff too or should i order the other less
strong one ? i really love the industrial one but don’t want to do overkill.
Let me know what you think? Thanks. p.s. have you ever thought about QVC ?
your product is so amazing the world should know but i would hate to see
your prices change 🙁
We never do any animal testing or use any animal derived ingredients
Very few products can make that claim.
BENZOYL PEROXIDE (active) 2%
the balance are in order of prominence
Reverse Osmosis Purified Water: When looking at other skin care
products I always want to know how the water they use is purified(if at all). Is
it filtered? How small a filter? Ozonated? Often the devil is in the details. We
use only Reverse Osmosis purified water. Reverse
Osmosis purified water is the gold standard for being clean and pure. So
if we are talking microscopic differences why is it important? Reverse Osmosis
water, we’ve found, works better than any other water to maximize the potential
of the precious ingredients we use. It’s
expensive, but we believe anything else is purely just cutting corners.
NATURAL SOAP SOLUTION: [saponified oils: coconut, olive, soybean,
cottonseed], Our special formulation. Natural soaps help to clean the skin and
are very gentle. ALL other acne cleanser we know of uses SLS (sodium laurel
sulfates) or artificial soaps. Since millions of acne sufferers are allergic to
these SLS ingredients, we believe they have no place in ANY acne product. We get
amazing emails right after their first treatment. They tell us they can”t
believe how wonderful their skin feels. Really clean for the first time in a
parkii) World renown for many incredible skin improving properties, but
almost unheard of here in the USA. The Shea tree grows spontaneously in the
wooded savannahs in west Africa (Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso). The tree is
stout, can grow up to 20 m high and its trunk can reach 1 m in diameter, bearing
leathery oval leaves. It produces its first fruit when it is about 25 years old
and reaches its full production at the age of 40 to 50. The fruit is harvested
by the natives and hand processed to the finished butter product. Most Shea
butter is commercially processed to remove the natural color and odor, or
industrially extracted with hexane (a carcinogen). This yields more butter and
is less expensive to produce, but it is odorless and white and has fewer of
important qualities. The Shea butter we use is yellow and unrefined. Villagers
in Ghana extract the nuts (which grow wild in the forest) by the traditional,
solvent-free method, by grinding and heating, and pour the butter into a gourd
shell. Our bottler sterilizes it and filters it. But we use no chemicals to
refine it. Natural Shea
butter is a VITAL INGREDIENT IN OUR PRODUCT. Read more below.
GLYCERIN ; is a humectant. This means it has the ability to draw water
right from the air and bring it closer to your skin. We use a Kosher Variety
made strictly from vegetables. Yes some companies use an Animal based product
made from Animal Fat. Unless it says so, chances are most products have animal
ingredients in them.
WALNUT SHELL POWDER,
-Exfoliant, we use a special cosmetic particle size. Exfoliants remove dead skin
cells and imbedded dirt in the pores. This encourages the skin to produce new
-humectant, helps bring moisture to the skin. Although this product has many
industrial uses, it is very common in cosmetics and is even a primary ingredient
in some teeth whiteners that dentists prescribe. It is also used in cigar
humidors to help hold in the moisture. (For your information: radiator coolant
uses Ethylene Glycol)
APRICOT KERNAL OIL ; (Armeniaca
vulgaris, Prunis armeniaca) Apricot Kernel is a light but rich oil
which is especially good for sensitive skin, as well as for skin that is
inflamed or dry. It can be used alone or as a massage oil and is used quite
often in lip balms and creams. It is particularly helpful for dehydrated,
delicate, mature or sensitive skin. It has a high vitamin A content.
STEARIC ACID : If you read labels (and since you”re reading this, you
probably do), you”ll find this ingredient in many, many cosmetics and other
products. It is really essential to help bind oils and waters together.
Unfortunately most companies use a product made from animals. Yes most likely
cows or pigs. YUCK! Plus they have to use a lot of fragrances, because that
stuff stinks some kind of awful. We use a Kosher variety made strictly from
vegetables. I”d like to tell you it”s a lot more expensive, but it”s really
about the same price. I don”t know why they use that stuff. REALLY! Maybe it
works better with Mineral oil. Who knows?
CETYL ALCOHOL -emollient, and carrying agent. This is not a grain
alcohol or rubbing alcohol. This is not drying.
ALOE VERA EXTRACT,
-skin softening and healing properties
CORN MEAL -we could use a chemical to do this job of helping
ingredients mix properly in the manufacturing process, as most products do. But
why not use something natural? Yes this is just plain old ground corn meal.
MANGO BUTTER; (Mangifera
indica) A luxurious Butter imported from India made from the seeds of
the Mango Fruit tree. We use this butter purely for it”s luxurious feel and
absorbency. You”ll only find this is the quality stuff, it”s not cheap.
EMULSIFYING WAX NF, -this is a natural vegetable waxy binder which
helps combine oils and water. Again, we could use animal based product here or
Beeswax. But we have pledged not to use any animal based product.
HEMP SEED OIL; (Cannabis
sativa) This is one of the more effective skin-care oils with a
wonderful nutty smell. Hemp seed oil is derived from the seed of the plant
Cannabis sativa, best known as the marijuana plant, and least known for its many
productive uses. Hemp seed oil has none of the intoxicating properties of the
leaves. Since hemp cannot be legally grown in the U.S., the supply of its oil is
low and the price high. Hemp seeds produce a vegetable oil that is high in
protein and can be used within a variety of foods and cosmetics. Alpha
linolenic, linoleic and oleic acidsâ€“the essential fatty acids known as the
omegasâ€“make up 88% of the total fatty-acid content. Its moisturizing
properties are absolutely magical. It adds important qualities that other oils
are missing. Again, not a cheap product. This is not a filler.
MACADAMIA NUT OIL (Macadamia
integrifolia) This tree is native to Australia. Also known as
Queensland nut oil, this cold pressed oil is high in palmitoleic acid, a
monounsaturated fatty acid that acts as an antioxidant, preventing deterioration
of cell membranes. For mature skin it is hydrating and gentle. It is a skin
lubricant and is easily absorbed by the skin, sometimes described as a
“vanishing oil.” Helpful in cases of sunburn and wound healing. Can you see why
we use it?
XANTHAN GUM vegetable sourced thickener
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL,
-Works as a natural herb to help skin heal
ELDER FLOWER EXTRACT (sambucus nigra) -a natural healing Herb to help
the skin repair itself. Ooh this stuff is good. Ever buy any? About $30.00 for 4
to 8 ounces if you can find it anywhere. We have a special source which provides
us with a special concentrated version.
CHAMOMILE POWDER (Chamomilla
recutita)-a powerful herb for skin healing, this helps reduce redness. This is
another very important ingredient
NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES As of early June 2002, we have eliminated all
fragrances (which are artificially made from harsh chemicals and alcohol). We
are now using purepremium essential oils for
a nice smell. Rather than use one, we use several to create a nice bouquet.
Listed in order of their prominence.
SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL , (Brazil)
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL (France) We use the good stuff from France (yes
the best Lavender is grown there).
YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL (Indonesia) adds a wonderful floral smell.
BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL (Italy ) a different citrus smell
ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL (Tunisia) Nice touch
JASMINE (India) My personal favorite. Unfortunately it costs between
$800 and $1200 for 16 ounces. So we don”t use a lot, but it is very powerful and
a little goes a long way.
SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL (India) WOW this stuff is expensive. We don”t
use much, but a little goes a long way.
CITRIC ACID a natural preservative and PH balancer
SODIUM CITRATE , -preservative and PH balance
Germall Plus® We use a non-paraben bactericide & fungicide: [its two
ingredients are: diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPDC) and
contrary to internet rumors this is indeed a vegetable and chemically derived
product. there are no animal ingredients in it.] Sorry natural preservatives
are a nice touch as a back up, but we believe that real germ killing
preservatives are necessary, when you consider this product is left in your hot
wet shower all the time. We use this preservative, because such a little amount
goes a long way.
You may have noticed methylparaben or propylparaben as ingredients in many
products. And anything else ending in ”Paraben”. These are the most common
preservatives used today. We noticed that some people with acne are allergic to
them. That”s why we do not use them. Try buying anything ”Paraben free” and
you”ll pay dearly for it.
Also SLS Free. Yes we use no artificial soaps, such as Sodium Laurel Sulfate. We
believe about 15% of acne sufferers are allergic to these artificial soaps.
Makes no sense to put them in our products.
This product is intended for external use only. We encourage you to use a
lathered up wash cloth after each use.
EXPIRATION DATE . One year and 1 month from Manufacture. So usually by
the time you receive your order, you will have about one year to use it. Don”t
buy more than you can use in a year.
We are always trying to make this product better. So therefore, ingredients are
subject to change without notice.