Clearasil Rapid Action Cream

  • Visibly reduces redness and blemishes
  • Works within just 4 hours
  • Gently exfoliates the top layer of skin
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About Clearasil Rapid Action Cream
  1. What is Clearasil Rapid Action Cream?

    Clearasil Rapid Action Cream is a treatment for acne. It is used to clear the skin of spots, helping to give you a blemish-free complexion.

    It has been dermatologically tested, meaning it is safe and effective. Clearasil Rapid Action Cream has been clinically proven to reduce redness and spot size after just 4 hours.

    What is Clearasil Rapid Action Cream used to treat?

    This is a fast-acting treatment for the spots associated with acne.

    It is applied topically to relieve redness and spots.

    What is acne?

    Acne is a very common skin problem that can affect people of all ages and skin types. According to the NHS, 95% of people aged between 11 and 30 suffer from some type of acne.

    This problem is frequently caused by hormonal changes during puberty, although you can get it at any age. Some hormones cause the glands that produce grease next to the hair follicles in the skin to produce more oil (sebum) than usual.

    The abnormal production of sebum changes the activity of another bacterium that is normally harmless. This bacterium becomes aggressive and causes inflammation and pus to occur, which creates spots.

    How does Clearasil Rapid Action Cream work?

    This treatment will get to work as soon as it is applied to the skin. It works by exfoliating the skin to open up your blocked pores. Doing this works to clear the built up oil and sebum that cause inflammation.

    Applying Clearasil Rapid Action Cream in the morning means that, within a few hours, your spots will be noticeably smaller.

    How to use Clearasil Rapid Action Cream

    For clearer skin, apply Clearasil Rapid Action Cream once a day in the morning.

    1. Wash your face with a cleanser before you apply Clearasil Rapid Action Cream.
    2. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and allow it to dry.
    3. Wash your hands after you have applied the cream.

    Stop using Clearasil Rapid Action Cream if you experience skin irritation during treatment. If this irritation does not go away or gets worse, contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

    Read the information that comes with this product. Ask your pharmacist if you need any further guidance.

    How to store

    Store Clearasil Rapid Action Cream in a cool, dry place out of the sight and reach of children.

    Do not use if it has passed the expiry date printed on the packaging.

    Who can use Clearasil Rapid Action Cream?

    Do not use Clearasil Rapid Action Cream if you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this product (see the Ingredients tab for full details).

    Do not combine it with other topical acne treatments unless your doctor tells you to. This may cause skin irritation or dryness.

    If you suffer any severe skin irritation while using Clearasil Rapid Action Cream, stop using it and speak to your doctor.

    Can you buy Clearasil Rapid Action Cream over the counter?

    Yes, you can buy Clearasil Rapid Action Cream over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets.

    Can you buy Clearasil Rapid Action Cream online in the UK?

    Clearasil Rapid Action Cream is available to buy online from regulated pharmacies like Medicine Direct. For your own safety, only order medicine from regulated pharmacies to ensure you receive genuine and safe products.

    All you need to do is fill out a short online questionnaire to make sure that this cream is suitable for you. Next day delivery is available if you order by 2pm.

    Clearasil Rapid Action Cream alternatives

    There are many acne treatments available to clear the skin and also fight the root cause of the problem.

    Another over the counter topical treatment is Acnecide gel, which contains benzoyl peroxide and works by killing the bacteria that causes acne.

  2. Side Effects

    Like any treatment, Clearasil Rapid Action Cream can cause side effects, although they will not affect everyone who uses it.

    Stop using the cream if you experience any redness or irritation after applying it. If this persists, speak to your doctor for advice. Irritation may include skin dryness, burning, swelling, peeling or redness.

    If you get any of the symptoms listed below, you might be having an allergic reaction to Clearasil Rapid Action Cream. You should stop using the cream and seek medical attention immediately if you get any of the following:

    • Swelling in your face, mouth, tongue, lips or throat
    • A raised, itchy rash
    • A skin rash that is red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Wheezing

    Always read the information on the packaging to see full details on side effects

  3. Warnings

    Do not use Clearasil Rapid Action Cream at the same time as any other topical acne treatments, unless on the advice of your doctor. This may cause redness or irritation.

    Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, ears and nostrils while applying Clearasil Rapid Action Cream. If you accidentally get any of this cream in your eyes, rinse them immediately with plenty of clean water. Seek medical attention straight away if you suffer any pain or visual disturbances after doing this.

    Clearasil Rapid Action Cream is for external use only. Do not swallow the cream or apply it internally.

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding

    This product is safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

    Read the information that comes with this product for a full list of warnings and precautions.


  5. Should you leave Clearasil on overnight?

    Clearasil Rapid Action Cream should be applied once a day, in the morning after washing your face. It will get to work straight away and visibly reduce the size of spots after 4 hours. You can wash your face as normal in the evening before going to bed.

    How long does it take to work?

    Clearasil Rapid Action Cream starts to work as soon as you apply it. It has been proven to reduce spot sizes after just 4 hours.

    Does Clearasil burn your skin?

    Skin redness or a burning sensation can occur as a side effect while using Clearasil Rapid Action Cream. If this occurs, stop using the treatment and speak to your doctor if the symptoms do not go away after a day or two.

    Can Clearasil be used every day?

    For most effective results, you should apply this cream once a day in the morning until your spots have cleared.

    Is Clearasil effective for oily skin?

    Yes, this product helps to open up pores that are blocked by a build-up of oil and sebum.

    Can Clearasil cause skin damage?

    It is possible that you may experience skin irritation, peeling or itching, particularly at the start of using Clearasil Rapid Action Cream. Stop using the cream and speak to your doctor if you get any of these side effects and they do not go away.

    Is Clearasil Rapid Action Cream antibacterial?

    This product helps to fight against the bacteria that causes acne by exfoliating the skin and clearing the pores.

    Can I use a moisturiser after applying Clearasil?

    You should not apply any other topical treatments or cosmetics at the same time as Clearasil Rapid Action Cream. However, you can apply a moisturiser at a different time of day, once the cream has had time to get to work.

    Will this product work to clear blackheads?

    By exfoliating blocked pores, Clearasil Rapid Action Cream will also help with blackheads and whiteheads.

    How effective is Clearasil Rapid Action Cream?

    This cream has been dermatologically tested and proven to reduce the size of spots in just 4 hours.

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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