- Tree Oil Acne Exfoliant (3%)
3% Tea Tree
Benzoyl Peroxide Free
Burdock Root (natural acne preventative)
99.6% Natural Ingredients.
Comes with a Free Full size Bar of our natural soap
Gentle to use.
Full 16 ounces
If Benzoyl Peroxide doesn’t work for you, this could be your answer.
If you are happy with our other acne products there is no reason to
switch (unless you just want to go more natural).
If Benzoyl peroxide causes you to be dry, then this is the product
If you are among the few we haven’t been able to help, try this!
Still no time limit guarantee.
Warning if you really don’t like the scent of tea tree essential
oil, don’t buy this.
No worry, the scent doesn’t persist.
Sorry according to the importer: Tea Tree Essential Oil is not
recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers. (ask your doctor)
able to help Kate with our BP acne products. So when we decided to do
this Tea Tree product Kate was one of the first I thought of. This
comment is after about a week:
The tea tree got me cleared up from my recent breakouts!!! Together with
Tamanu cream my face looks less blemished 🙂 My newer acne scars faded
within days of usage (after I received the order). I think it is a plus
that you can leave the tea tree formula on your skin longer. It seems to
work faster 🙂
Thank you for making this formula.
I’m the chief formulator for our products. I’m also the first guinea
pig. If it doesn’t work for me, it goes no further.
Adult Formed Acne: (a short recap)
I was in my 40’s when I started getting these huge cysts. I was stunned.
I had acne as a teen. But nothing like this! As a professional, this was
embarrassing. How do you look someone in the face when you know they are
seeing your own messed up face and thinking less of you? I tried
everything out there. Many products I discovered I was allergic to. So I
started experimenting. I tried hundreds of combinations. My skin became
super sensitive too. I used myself as a testing ground. At first I
started using over the counter products and mixing them together. Then,
I went to alternative herbs and oils and essential oils. Soon I set up a
spread sheet that helped me test each new ingredient. I tried hundred
and hundreds of different combinations. Using the Edison method of
testing one ingredient at a time. I discovered in skin care, a lot of
what is taken for granted as fact, was just plain BS. That was 1999. At
the time, I had no idea I was going to help 10’S OF THOUSANDS of others
with the same issue. After some professional guidance, we released our
first product -Clear & Smooth- in October of 1999. And we have sold that
product and many other products since then. With 10’s of thousands of
regular customers, I was perfectly content to offer the same products
for the rest of our lives.
Something I came to dread. During the first few years of our company’s
existence, I was constantly testing other products and ingredients. In
order to do this, I had to stop using Clear & Smooth. And my acne always
came back. Clear & Smooth is my golden bullet.
ONE THING PEOPLE ARE OFTEN ASKING US TO DO IS PUSH THE ENVELOPE OF
NATURAL. EVERY NATURAL PRODUCT WE TESTED DIDN’T WORK. NONE COMPARED TO
CLEAR & SMOOTH. . EVEN THE ONES WITH TEA TREE DID NOTHING FOR ME. SO
WHEN WE DECIDED TO START EXPERIMENTING WITH TEA TREE, I WAS FILLED WITH
REGRET. I JUST KNEW I WAS IN FOR A LOT OF ACNE. I WAS CONVINCED WE
COULDN’T DO ANY BETTER THAN CLEAR & SMOOTH.
Many years ago we looked at Tea Tree Essential Oil and decided against
it. But we really didn’t give it a full trial. Now was the time.
So I asked what if we exactly replaced the benzoyl peroxide in our acne
treatment and used Tea Tree in it’s place?
We kept in all the good nutrients our skin needs and added Burdock
Root. And it had to be pH neutral. At first we tried 5% Tea Tree. Keep
in mind, we are using a very high quality Tea Tree oil. The scent almost
knocked me down. To my astonishment my face stayed clear. So after a few
weeks I decided to back off to 3%. Which isn’t such a powerful a scent.
And still my acne didn’t return. In fact, my skin has remained
remarkably clear. In some ways I like my skin better. I am able to
exfoliate closer to my eyes now. More and more experts are coming to
believe that exfoliation is the secret to healthy skin. We think with a
pH neutral exfoliant and numerous nutrients, anti-aging benefits will
What is it about Tea Tree Essential Oil?
Tea Tree Essential Oil, or Melaleuca
Oil, is a pale yellow color to nearly colorless and clear essential
oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor. It
is taken from the leaves of
alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queensland and
the Northeast coast of New
South Wales, Australia.
Some sources suggest beneficial medical properties
when applied topically,
including antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal,
and antiseptic qualities.
The antiseptic properties can help treat skin blemishes (acne). It
also has beneficial cosmetic properties.
I could get into the chemical properties of this all natural ingredient.
But what’s the use? We know it helps control the bacteria that causes
acne. The key was getting it to work long term. Tea tree Oil Essential
Oil is not recommended for internal use.
One big manufacturing problem is Tea Tree Essential oil, (the good
stuff) is very expensive. About $150 to $180 a gallon.
So in order to save money, why not put it in small bottles with a bunch
of filler ingredients and use it as a spot treatment? Just like all the
other tea tree products do? For the same reason benzoyl peroxide and
glycolic acid spot treatments don’t work long term. The constant contact
of spot treatments we believe over does it. They work at first, but you
get a burn out effect after a while. We believe spot treatments
compromise the skin’s natural protective flora. Without these natural
flora you cannot have clear skin. If anything spot treatments might be
partially responsible for so many adults having acne today. Since their
introduction decades ago, the incidence of adult acne has soared.
99.6% why not go to the whole 100%? This is a good question. Why not use
natural preservatives? Some products do. How do they do that? Truthfully
natural preservatives are not very effective. Here are the 2 reasons we
don’t or can’t use them:
Acids fight the bad bacteria that cause skin care products to go
bad. So if we made our product acidic, wouldn’t that keep the
product from going bad? Yes, but acidic is what just about all skin
products already are. And if they worked so well, why is adult acne
so common today? We think most adults today are suffering from acid
overkill. Too much acid can undermine your skin’s natural protective
flora. It’s why we make our product pH neutral. In so doing, we have
to use traditional preservatives. It’s also why our products are
made in small batches of a few hundred bottles at a time. And
shipped fresh, with only a one year shelf life. Most store bought
products today were made years ago. We think Fresh makes a
difference. More about this below.
We use raw or virgin ingredients whenever possible. These are
delicate and loaded with nutrients that are very available to your
skin. Even most, so called, all natural products typically use
highly processed ingredients. This processing involves high heat and
strips the natural goodness out of these ingredients. But the one
good thing about highly processed ingredients is they are easier to
preserve. Heck I would argue dead (nutrient poor) ingredients are
always easier to preserve. So we believe, in order to get an
effective product, it is necessary to sacrifice the perfection of
Helping people with acne isn’t something for the short term. Our goal is
the long term. We can’t afford the large advertising campaigns just to
sell a product that only works for a few months to a year. In order to
stay in business and earn repeat business, we have to help people long
How do you use it? Pretty much the same directions as our other acne
products. Once a day. Although I find (a little longer)1 to 2 minutes is
a better scrubbing time. Just remove with our natural soap (included).
Won’t I get better results with twice a day usage? No. Use our natural
soap (free bar is included) as often as you like throughout the day. It
is wonderful. We recommend at least one more time of day. We encourage
our customers to keep in touch. We answer all emails personally. We
learn from your experiences. And can pass them along to others. This is
how we found out that twice a day wasn’t nearly as effective as once a
day. Yes we would sell more product if we had people use twice a day.
Initially. But in the long run, as we’ve seen over and over, this
product becomes ineffective twice a day. We prefer to keep you as a long
term customer. Most get 3 to 4 months out of each bottle. For clear skin
this has to be an incredible bargain.
Is it just the Tea Tree oil? We don’t think so. Our acne products are
loaded with nutrients that your skin can readily absorb.
So how does it work exactly? Science is all about observation. If we
observe something helping a particular condition, then we try to
determine how much to use get the optimum results. For example: Aspirin
has been on the market for 120 years. And it has been used (from the
Willow bark) for centuries by native American Indians. We know if you
take too much it can possibly kill you. And children shouldn’t use it.
Just the right amount helps all sorts of conditions. Yet scientists are
still speculating how it works. This is true of many products and
ingredients. We know our products help acne. We know if you follow the
directions chances are very good you will become clear and your skin
will get smooth, soft and healthy. The exact mechanisms just aren’t that
One thing most of our customers will agree on: Once your acne is under
control, your general health and well being will improve physically and
Reverse Osmosis purified water: virtually all skin care products ‘say’
they use purified water. But the real deal is reverse osmosis purified
water. This mean ZERO contaminants which means the starting point is
pure. It’s expensive to do (goes through 5 filters, which have to be
changed often), but it is the only water we use. We use the waste water
from this purifying process to water our flowers and landscaping. So
there is no waste. Don’t some products use distilled water? Yes but
distilled water is expensive to make (heat is used to boil the dirty
water and steam is collected). The problem we have with distilled water
is it has a lower pH due to the extra ions added during the process. We
prefer to work with pH neutral water. To me there is no more perfect
water than R-O water. I remember the 1st time we made soap with it. As
we poured the soap, it was so creamy! It looked like home made ice cream
right before it gets solid. It’s one of our special secrets to how good
our products are.
Tea Tree Essential Oil 3% (Active) (Melaleuca Alternifolia) We have to
buy from a certified source or risk getting a watered down ingredient.
Our Natural Soap in a liquid form: This helps cleanse the skin.
Walnut Shell Powder: This gently opens your pores and removes dead skin
cells. Some people make claims that Walnut powder tears your skin.
(Usually this misinformation comes from competitors) Nothing can be
farther from the truth. Have no fear, you cannot damage your skin. Your
skin is 15 or more layers thick. As you remove dead skin cells this
encourages new skin growth. Exfoliation is a secret to youthful skin.
Why not use plastic particles as many exfoliants do? They are polluting
our waterways and oceans. (search: plastic particle pollution) Walnut
powder will gradually decompose.
Xanthan Gum, Xanthan Gum is a naturally derived thickener.
Cetyl Alcohol, it’s not actually alcohol but a solid vegetable wax. It
imparts thickening and conditions the skin.
Glycerin (vegetable). What skin care product doesn’t benefit from
Glycerin? Problem is most store bought and even high end moisturizers
use animal derived Glycerin. You don’t even want to know how they make
this glycerin. Unless the label specifically says vegetable it is almost
always animal derived. Yuck!
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), We buy from suppliers who buy
directly from native tribes in Africa. We like the raw version of this
product. Most manufacturers use the highly processed versions that are
from factories in Europe. The difference between the two is so vast the
first time I tried it, I didn’t even know it was shea. The processed
shea, might as well have been mineral oil. It was absolutely worthless.
Yet we could use it, save money, and call it shea butter. We don’t.
Stearic Acid, Another vegetable wax used for thickening and giving the
product a creamy feel.
Jojoba oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), What can I say about jojoba, except
what a wonderful ingredient! God truly smiled down on the us when this
was created. Jojoba is a magic bullet in skin care. it matches almost
perfectly the natural oils in our skin. i think of it as a
transportation oil. It helps other ingredients absorb. Unfortunately, in
2010 the whole Argentine crop of jojoba, was frozen. And the trees were
frozen too. There is a world wide shortage. And will continue for years
until these trees reach maturity. This oil is used for cosmetics (it has
completely replaced whale oil) and also many machines use this oil in
their transmissions. And military use in machinery as well. Much more
world demand than supply. Prices have tripled, if you can even buy it in
bulk. We have not reduced the amount we use.
Corn Meal, this is used to help other ingredients work.
Emulsifying Wax, Another vegetable wax used for thickening and giving
the product a creamy feel.
Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites Moluccana), Another expensive oil we use with
many nutritional benefits.
ElderFlower Extract (sambucus nigra), We’re not big on extracts. Mainly
because most extracts are so watered down as to be worthless. They are
in a lot of products as ‘label candy’. (To help sell the product) This
one we extract ourselves to insure proper concentration. Elderflower is
popular in Europe. In the USA it was popular in the 1800’s and a
poultice to heal skin injuries. Today, it has come to be used very
little. We think this is a big mistake. Elderflower helps the skin
Hemp Oil (Cannabis sativa), Hemp oil is highly nutritious. By law
contains almost no active THC.
Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia integrifolia), Again another highly
nutritious oil from Australia.
Burdock Root tea. (Articum lappa) Burdock Roots are a favorite among
herbalists for acne control. This is new to this product.
GuarSilk (Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride) is another pricey
ingredient ($28 a pound). This is new to this product. It is derived
from the Guar bean, and is a natural hydro colloid. Guar Gum belongs to
the legume family and is primarily cultivated on the Indian
subcontinent. Small amounts are also grown in Texas and Oklahoma. The
gum is derived from the endosperm of the Guar Bean, which contains
protein, fiber, and moisture. Through multi-stage grinding and sifting,
the endosperm is separated out and then ground to a fine powder called
guaran. Guar Conditioner (GuarSilk), and its derivatives, offer several
advantages for personal care formulators looking to add conditioning,
and improved aesthetics, to natural product lines.
Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis), Again another highly
nutritious oil, that some studies show is effective for acne control.
Apricot Kernal Oil (Armeniaca vulgaris), Again another highly nutritious
Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis), skin softening.
Sodium Citrate, pH balancing. natural product.
Germall plus (4/10’s of 1%) (diazolidinyl Urea,
3-Iodo-2-propylbutylcarbarmate). Why do we use preservatives? Simply to
keep the product from going bad. We’ve tested so called natural
preservatives. They just aren’t effective. Plus many popular
preservatives don’t work in a pH neutral product. We believe many people
are suffering from acid overload. Practically every skin care product
today is pH acid. Many products are very acidic. 50 years ago our
research tells us most skin care products were closer to pH neutral. At
that time, adult acne was uncommon. Today millions of adults suffer from
outbreaks. Coincidence? Maybe. When new preservatives came on the market
(decades ago), they were hailed by skin care manufacturers as one of the
greatest of inventions. Mainly because they gave their skin care
products almost unlimited shelf life. Today most skin care products you
buy were made years ago. Most preservatives require a pH acid formula to
work. We believe this fear of the tiny amounts of preservatives is
largely unfounded. It is the abundance of acids that we believe creates
an imbalance in our skin. This is why we use a preservative friendly to
a pH neutral formulation. This means we have to make our products in
smaller batches and ship our products fresh. With only a one year shelf
life. Something almost no one else is doing. Even most all natural
products are usually acidic. We think this helps our customers have the
best skin of their lives.
What did our research about oceans tell us? I noticed on trips to the
beach how wonderful my skin felt. Sometimes for days afterwards. What
was it in the ocean water that helps the skin? After much research we
came to believe that the natural alkalinity of ocean water has a
positive effect on the skin. Contrary to popular thought alkaline is
life. Acid is death. If the ocean waters ever became acid, most sea life
would be gone.
SO IF ACIDS AREN’T GOOD FOR THE CREATURES OF THE SEA, WHY ARE THEY GOOD
FOR OUR SKIN? SOMETHING WE WANTED TO KNOW.
What is pH? Aqueous solutions all have a pH measured anywhere from 0
(extremely acid) to 14 (extremely alkaline). A pH of 7 is considered
neutral. Most skin care products can vary from pH of 5.5 to below 3.
Except for our natural soap, which is naturally alkaline, our products
are pH neutral.
What about the skin’s ‘Acid mantle’? Our body (over 60% water), if
healthy, is pH neutral. Our blood, if healthy, is pH neutral, or
slightly alkaline. Every living cell of our body is fed constantly
through a series of blood vessels and capillaries. So where does this
acid mantle exist? It doesn’t.
Are you saying acids are bad? Our stomach uses acids uniquely to begin
the digestion of our foods. When our food passes to the small
intestines, a big change happens. The digestion process changes to
alkaline. This is an environment friendly to good natural bacteria which
take over the digestion process. So how is it this myth get started
about this layer of our skin being acid? And all this about how this
acid layer protects us from invading bacteria? We think decades ago,
when new preservatives came on the market that required an acid
formulation, manufacturers had to make all this up to sell their acid
products. And still today after many decades, this myth lives on. Even
though science has discovered our bodies are protected not by an ‘acid
mantle’, but by natural protective good bacteria. These bacteria exist
by the trillions and help us digest our food and are involved in every
bodily function. In fact it can be argued, that excessive use of acids
harms these good protective bacteria on our skin’s surface.
So are acids causing acne? No one knows for sure. I know I never allow
acids to touch my skin. And I have the best skin of my life. Bad
bacteria (Propionibacterium Acnes) in the air, attack our skin and cause
acne. We believe acids reduce our natural defenses, which makes us
vulnerable to the acne causing bacteria.
MOST OF OUR INGREDIENTS ARE AS CLOSE TO NATURAL AS POSSIBLE. WE AVOID
OVERLY PROCESSED INGREDIENTS. PROCESSING MEANS HEAT AND THAT DESTROYS
THE GOODNESS IN THESE PRECIOUS INGREDIENTS WE USE.
No animal ingredients or testing EVER! We also get assurances from our
suppliers that all of our raw ingredients are not animal derived or any
animal testing done there either.
MOST SKIN CARE PRODUCTS YOU BUY TO USE TODAY, WERE MADE IN LARGE
FACTORIES YEARS AGO AND HAVE BEEN IN STORAGE. EVERYTHING WE SHIP WAS
MADE IN SMALL BATCHES WITHIN A FEW WEEKS OF SHIPPING. FRESH MATTERS!
QUALITY INGREDIENTS MATTER!
Now keep in mind it is legal in this country to put one drop of an
ingredient into a product and name it after that ingredient. WE DON’T
EVER DO THAT. It might be legal, but it isn’t moral. Besides in our mind
if a product works we will get reorders.
Best if used within one year of receipt. I’ll bet no skin care product
you have bought from a store was made within the last year. Most of the
products were made years ago. We find we can better control our quality
if we make products as they are used. Fresh just makes for better skin
care products. Our families all use our products. We only sell what we
How much? $28.99 for 16 Fl. Oz. (472 mL). FREE USA shipping
WE ALSO INCLUDE A FREE FULL SIZE BAR OF OUR NATURAL SHEA
BUTTER NON-DRYING SOAP WITH EACH BOTTLE. AN $8.00 VALUE IF
PURCHASES SINGLY. THIS
NATURAL SOAP HAS TO BE TRIED TO BE BELIEVED. IT IS NOTHING
SHORT OF WONDERFUL.
Sorry but we do not ship to Italy, Maldives
and most of Africa at this time due to difficulties
experienced with their customs and post office. Please be
aware: Russia and India are currently experiencing longer
Carley’s Clear & Smooth Skin Treatment is Distributed
exclusively by: Steve Wills Ent.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEED.
NO QUESTIONS ASKED
NO RESTOCKING FEE
NO TIME LIMIT FOR YOU TO TRY IT (Why rush, take your time to
decide if this is for you. Don’t you just hate those 30 day
guarantees?) As with all products we sell it is best to use
within one year of receipt of product.
JUST RETURN BOTTLE FOR A REFUND, KEEP THE NATURAL SOAP.
NO NEED TO GET A ‘RETURN AUTHORIZATION’ EITHER. (What is
that all about anyway?)
WE PROCESS THE REFUND IMMEDIATELY
INTERNATIONAL REFUNDS BY PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD CREDIT ONLY
WE ALSO SUPPORT YOU, WE ANSWER YOUR EMAILS PERSONALLY (one
question or 100, we’re trying to earn your repeat business).