Mary Kay Clarifying Cleanser for Acne-Prone Skin

Product Details

Formulated with 2% salicylic acid in combination with soothing botanicals, this product helps reduce acne and prevent skin irritation.

  • Helps remove excess oil.
  • Helps keep dead skin cells from collecting in pores.
  • Helps clear acne blemishes.
  • Oil- and fragrance-free.


This clear, lightweight cleanser quickly converts to a soft foam that helps remove excess oil. It rinses clean with no residue and keeps surface dead skin from collecting in pores. This formula leaves skin clean, refreshed and ready for the next step.

Application Tips

  • Wet face, apply cleanser to skin and massage into skin. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
  • For best results follow with the Pore-Purifying Serum and use the Spot Solution as needed.
  • Can be used morning and night.

How It Works

Mary Kay Acne System is a multi-faceted approach for the multiple causes of acne.

Acne can happen to anyone, at any time. Formulated with salicylic acid, the Mary Kay Acne System helps eliminate and helps prevent acne breakouts. Here’s how it works:

  • It keeps pores from becoming blocked.
    As oil is produced it travels up and out through the pores to lubricate the skin. But in acne-prone skin, dead skin cells that would normally slough away collect in pores, trapping oil inside. Salicylic acid removes dead skin cells from the pores, and helps speed cell turnover on the surface of the skin.


  • It helps reduce excess oil.
    Oil, or sebum, is produced in the sebaceous glands, which lie just under the skin’s surface. While a certain amount of oil is needed to soften skin and maintain its protective barrier, excess oil and environmental impurities can clog pores. The Mary Kay® Acne System is formulated to help control excess oil and reduce visible


  • It lessens irritation associated with blemishes.
    As acne blemishes develop, irritation occurs as the skin attempts to heal itself, and this irritation can be intensified by the release of proteins and peptides that signal immune cell to travel to the site of the infection. The Mary Kay Acne System is formulated to help prevent skin irritation associated with blemishes.
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