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]

  • FORMULATED WITH
  • 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

26 Customer Reviews

(4.6) average rating

92% recommend this product

  • Olivia Verified Purchase

    Gender: Female

    Age: 24

    Skin Tone: Fair

    Verified Purchase

    Holy Grail This has become my new holy grail body product!! I have super sensitive combination skin and my body is prone to breakouts. This product calms my acti...
  • Asa

    Gender: Female

    Age: 32

    Skin Tone: Medium

    Relevant Concerns: Hormonal acne. Hyperpigmentation.

    Hormone Acne Solution! This body mask is a game changer! I have been struggling with hormonal acne on my chest and back from PCOS and this has really helped with my hormonal...
  • shelvia Verified Purchase

    Gender: Female

    Age: 29

    Skin Tone: Medium

    Verified Purchase

    Great product This is a great product!! It definitely works. If you have oily, acne prone skin I’d definitely recommend the clearing clay;this product also helps wi...
  • Reviews

    26 Customer Reviews

    (4.6) average rating

    92% recommend this product

    • Olivia Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 24

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Verified Purchase

      Holy Grail This has become my new holy grail body product!! I have super sensitive combination skin and my body is prone to breakouts. This product calms my active body breakouts without drying out my skin, and also seems to be preventative. My skin looks far better since using it.
    • Asa

      Gender: Female

      Age: 32

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Hormonal acne. Hyperpigmentation.

      Hormone Acne Solution! This body mask is a game changer! I have been struggling with hormonal acne on my chest and back from PCOS and this has really helped with my hormonal acne breakouts. LOVE IT!
    • shelvia Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 29

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Verified Purchase

      Great product This is a great product!! It definitely works. If you have oily, acne prone skin I’d definitely recommend the clearing clay;this product also helps with hyperpigmentation. Thanks soft clay for you services!😁
    • megan Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 31

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: ingrowns and the redness they bring

      Verified Purchase

      Reduces redness, tones, isn't smelly I love the ease and versatility of this product! I typically use it as a mask for my bikini area and legs (that frequently get irritated or ingrowns) and the mask definitely helps shrink & calm red spots, seems to tone my skin, and dries quickly! Even better is that it doesn't leave you smelly egg-y as a lot of sulfur products do.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone dealing with scarring, ingrowns, strawberry legs or KP
    • Cody Verified Purchase

      Gender: Male

      Age: 24

      Skin Tone: Dark

      Relevant Concerns: Butt acne/breakouts and ingrown hairs.

      Verified Purchase

      I’m addicted to Clearing Clay! I’m so thankful for this product, to say I love it would be an understatement. I’ve searched for a body product with 12% sulfur and wasn’t able to find one until I came across the Clearing Clay. This product works wonders for body breakouts. I especially love it for butt and chest breakouts or to help with ingrown hairs after shaving. I don’t see myself living without this product, it’s a staple for me.
      I would recommend this product to: anyone who deals with body acne or breakouts.
    • Valarie Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 29

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Fungal infection and skin discoloration

      Verified Purchase

      Best body mask literally ever! This is the best mask I think I’ve used ever. I’ve been struggling with a fungal infection for about a year now trying all different creams and medications and was just about ready to give up till I saw this. Literally within 3 uses it started to clear up and reduce the discoloration and itching. This is one product I will always have on hand and I recommend to anyone who’s been struggling with skin issues to give this and all the other products a shot!
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone with acne or skin discoloration
    • Laurel

      Gender: Female

      Age: 28

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: KP, dry skin, milia

      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 Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 25

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: Oily

      Verified Purchase

      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 Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 29

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Scarring; exercise-related back acne

      Verified Purchase

      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 Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 33

      Skin Tone: Light

      Verified Purchase

      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 Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 30

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne

      Tester

      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 Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 26

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne

      Tester

      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 Tester

      Gender: Male

      Age: 35

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne

      Tester

      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!
    • Eliana Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 28

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Acne and discoloration

      Verified Purchase

      Wowed ! First ever company I’ve come across that has a mask clay for body acne ! Amazed with the product it gives me a smooth feeling after use !
      I would recommend this product to: Anybody with back acne
    • Claire Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 28

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: Acne, body acne, and clogged pores

      Verified Purchase

      I LOVE Clearing Clay I LOVE Clearing Clay. It's one of the best clay masks I've ever used. So gentle but still effective. My face is never left crackly dry or red but my blackheads disappear. Will def repurchase again!
      I would recommend this product to: All skin types
    • Micaela

      Gender: Female

      Age: 26

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Clogged pores, texture

      Effective, but smelly I don’t have terrible body acne, but I do have congestion and small bumpy texture on my chest that has calmed after using this product only a few times. It does smell pretty sulfur-y, so I recommend washing the treated area with another body wash afterwards.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone with body acne or clogged pores
    • Carrie Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 18(my daughters age)

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Chest and Body acne

      Verified Purchase

      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 Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 30

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Texture, tone, smoothness.

      Verified Purchase

      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 Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 25

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne

      Tester

      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 Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 26

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne

      Tester

      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 Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 28

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne

      Tester

      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 Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 24

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne

      Tester

      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 Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 27

      Skin Tone: Deep

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne

      Tester

      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 Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 22

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne

      Tester

      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 Tester

      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.