Clearing Clay

Multi-Use Breakout Treatment

  • for body
  • 8 oz
  • maximum strength

Sulfur is a dermatological mainstay for its antifungal, antibacterial, and skin-softening properties—powerful in maintaining clear skin and healthy microbiomes on the various surfaces of breakout-prone body parts. It’s suspended in a soft clay paste at the highest potency for treating acne (10%), which can be incorporated into your routine as a daily wash, a deeper-penetrating mask, or targeted spot remedy.

  1. acne on back, chest, neck, and butt
  2. blackheads on the body
  3. inflammation and scarring from body acne
  4. patches of discoloration

Not Good For

  1. broken skin
  2. dry, peeling skin

ACTIVE INGREDIENT

10%

SULFUR

[acne treatment]

  • CONTAINS
  • 1%

    ZINC PCA

    [skin-conditioning agent]

Active Ingredient: 10% Sulfur; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Dipropylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Salicylic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycolic Acid, Phytic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Active Ingredient: 10% Sulfur [acne treatment]; Inactive Ingredients: Water [solvent], Kaolin [absorbent], Bentonite [absorbent], Dipropylene Glycol [solvent], Zinc PCA [skin-conditioning agent], Glycerin [humectant], Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice [skin-conditioning agent], Arnica Montana Flower Extract [skin-conditioning agent], Salicylic Acid [skin-conditioning agent], Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate [skin-conditioning agent], Glycolic Acid [exfoliant], Phytic Acid [chelating agent], Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil [skin-conditioning agent], Glyceryl Caprylate [skin-conditioning agent], Carbomer [viscosity increasing agent], Sodium Hydroxide [pH adjuster], Phenoxyethanol [preservative], Ethylhexylglycerin [skin-conditioning agent].

This is a greenish-white, soft paste medicated to treat acne with oil-absorbing, soothing, and exfoliating properties.

pH Level is 6.0
This formula is vegan.
Soft Services does not test on animals.

In-shower treatment: apply to clean body skin prone to breakouts. Massage one minute, rinse thoroughly.

Mask treatment: apply thin layer to clean, dry body skin prone to breakouts. Allow to dry 5-10 minutes, rinse thoroughly.

Spot treatment: apply thin dab to pimple. Allow to dry several minutes, or overnight. Rinse gently.

Use 3-4 times per week as breakouts persist, then less often to prevent new ones. See Drug Facts panel for full details.

Tube: 30% PCR plastic
Cap: 30% PCR plastic
Carton: 100% responsibly sourced, FSC-certified paper

See this page for recycling instructions.

Reviews

17 Customer Reviews

average 4.5 rating

88% recommend this product

  • Laurel

    Gender: Female

    Age: 28

    Skin Tone: Fair

    Relevant Concerns: KP, dry skin, milia

    I recommend this product

    It works!! I don't know if I'm imagining things, but Clearing Clay somehow cleared up my backne in 2-3 uses. Now I use it for routine maintenance about once a week and backne/chest acne has been a nonissue for the first time since I was 13. Miraculous! I also like the smell. It's vaguely minty and refreshing. My only gripe is the product slides off wet skin a little too easily, making it difficult to use when you have already gotten wet in the shower. I definitely recommend using it as a mask or asking your significant other to apply it for you. Use with the Clearing Mist and you will be impressed!

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone with body acne.

  • Erica

    Gender: Female

    Age: 25

    Skin Tone: Fair

    Relevant Concerns: Oily

    Verified Purchase

    I recommend this product

    Dream Body Acne Product I was a dancer for my whole life and always had body acne, primarily on my back. Though I’ve had two rounds of oral acne medication and now use hormonal birth control to regulate my body acne, there was still lingering redness, discoloration, and a few pimples. Since using the Clearing Clay, which I apply when I finish a work-out or every few days (putting it on my skin and leaving it for 10 minutes before I wash it off in the shower), my body acne is completely gone! Dream product.

  • Emily

    Gender: Female

    Age: 29

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Scarring; exercise-related back acne

    Verified Purchase

    I recommend this product

    My new shower essential It really works! I use Clearing Clay almost daily in the shower, mostly on my shoulders and upper back, and it's completely cleared up my exercise-induced bumps and blackheads. It has a mild sulfur-y / earthy smell, but it doesn't linger.

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone experiencing breakouts on their body

  • Madeline

    Gender: Female

    Age: 33

    Skin Tone: Light

    Verified Purchase

    I recommend this product

    Game done changed I was so amazed by how this cleared up my skin. I wasn’t dealing with serious acne, but the occasional breakout on my chest and overall congested looking texture. After one use, my skin felt softer and I haven’t had any breakouts since using it. Noticed the same thing when I had my boyfriend try it too! The smell is a bit medicinal. I don’t really mind it but if it’s a day I want to smell good, I just wash with another nice smelling soap afterwards. This has truly changed my skin, I just reordered more!

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone with less than perfectly clear and smooth skin who can spare an extra 2 minutes

  • Rachel

    Gender: Female

    Age: 30

    Skin Tone: Medium

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    Very innovative! I use it as a in-shower and spot treatment. Very soothing and keeps my body acne in check. Paired with the acne mist this is a super effective duo for managing breakouts!

    I would recommend this product to: If you struggle with persistent breakouts anywhere below the neck, this is a wonderworker!

  • Donna

    Gender: Female

    Age: 26

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    The product is extremely soothing and calming. I feel like it really gets in and clears out my pores and leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed.

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone who struggles with breakouts/redness on their body

  • Tony

    Gender: Male

    Age: 35

    Skin Tone: Medium

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    I've had body acne most of my adult life, most prominently on my shoulder areas. I tend to wear a lot of tanks and I do get self conscious about it. I've started using the clay and my initial impressions is that it reduced the inflammation. After a few weeks, I had one pimple start to appear but I was able to get it to calm down, so that's good. (No scarring!) Application is a bit challenging tbh, and I wasn't sure how much to use at first, so I was a bit cautious. After increasing the amount, think that has helped. Using the apply shower method is faster but considering the shoulder area is a bit challenging to make sure I got it all. The mask approach was also interesting, I was able to do it a handful of times but the additional wait was a bit inconvenient. I usually shower right after I work out and since it says it requires a clean surface, I'd jump into the shower, soap and then jump out, dry off, apply and scroll IG for 5 minutes, then jump back in. Think there's better improvement but I'm not sure it'd be something I could always do, so do appreciate the multiple applications. *This person tested samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone who suffers from body acne. Particularly men in general, there's definitely some good that comes from self care and finding the right products. It's like getting the right tool for the job!

  • Carrie

    Gender: Female

    Age: 18(my daughters age)

    Skin Tone: Medium

    Relevant Concerns: Chest and Body acne

    Verified Purchase

    I recommend this product

    100% SOLD! My daughter has been battling chest and back acne .. using all natural soap and shampoo, clean eating etc. THEN we found THIS! It has transformed her skin including scarring!! Her skin needed this detox to pull the toxins all the way out! We are 100% sold! And the customer service is AMAZING! so set apart from others. Will not go anywhere else now!

    I would recommend this product to: Everyone!!!

  • Ida

    Gender: Female

    Age: 30

    Skin Tone: Medium

    Relevant Concerns: Texture, tone, smoothness.

    Verified Purchase

    I recommend this product

    Not for me, but still a solid product I like this product - ultimately I think it's not ideal for me because I don't deal with a lot of body acne, but I could see it being a real gamechanger for folks who have that problem. That said, it does feel nourishing and nice to use like facemasks do! The ritual of it is pleasant and it leaves my skin feeling soft.

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone who struggles with body acne/clogged pores/ingrown hairs.

  • Sean

    Gender: Male

    Age: 24

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Horrible smell Waste of money. Horrible smell. You will literally smell like sulfur all day if you put this on your body!

    I would recommend this product to: No one.

  • Claudia

    Gender: Female

    Age: 25

    Skin Tone: Fair

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    I really like that this can be used in-shower. I find it much easier to maintain consistent use when I’m able to incorporate it into my shower routine. I like the consistency, and that the clay provides a gentle exfoliation. I can’t say I’ve noticed a big difference in reducing any small acne spots, but I do feel that my skin is noticeably smoother in texture since using. I appreciate that the product doesn’t have a strong scent. *This person tested samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone struggling with overall skin texture and small acne bumps. Also nice as a in-shower exfoliator.

  • Victoria

    Gender: Female

    Age: 26

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    I really like this product. The texture is great and I absolutely love that it has different applications and uses. I used it as an overnight treatment on a very large pimple and by the morning it was half the size and virtually all of the redness was gone! I love how it smooths and calms my skin and I feel that I can use the product to cater to how my skin is doing that day. *This person tested samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    I would recommend this product to: I would recommend this to anyone who struggles with body acne that would like an effective and versatile product.

  • Carly

    Gender: Female

    Age: 28

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    Overall, I like the Clearing Clay. I used it more as a spot treatment and put it on my chest and back acne before bed. My only concern is that even after it had dried, it would rub off on my clothes during the night. I started just doing little treatments during the day instead while wearing a sports bra and the acne definitely dried up!

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone with body acne! I get little whiteheads on my chest and back from sweat and this would clear them after a couple of treatments.

  • Annabel

    Gender: Female

    Age: 24

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    The number of ways to use it made it really easy and flexible to incorporate into my routine, and right away I saw the calming effects of the clay, less new blemishes and smoother skin generally. *This person tested samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone with body acne/ acne scarring who wants to cater to a specific issue

  • Alex

    Gender: Female

    Age: 27

    Skin Tone: Deep

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    This mask is great! Don't be shy and put it on pretty thick. It doesn't have that tightening feeling at all and when you rinse it your skin is so smooth. It works to immediately relieve fresh breakouts and prevent future ones! I also used it to spot treat and it does the trick! *This person tested samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    I would recommend this product to: Anyone with active body acne

  • Jill

    Gender: Female

    Age: 22

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    This is a good product for general maintenance of the skin on your body -- I use it as a mask when I'm breaking out and in the shower a few times a week in areas where I'm prone to body acne. The texture of the clay is smooth and dries well as a mask/spot treatment but also works well in the shower, and despite the sulfur it smells clean and earthy. Helpful in keeping body acne at bay and one of those products that just feels nice to use.

    I would recommend this product to: I would recommend this product to anyone who struggles with general breakouts or pimples on their body -- this works well as a spot treatment and in the shower after body wash.

  • J

    Gender: Male

    Age: 26

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    Overall, easy to use and apply. However, my back acne saw little to no improvement over three weeks. Product also has a distinct smell that lingers on clothes. *This person tested samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.