Hydrating Acne Gel

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This lightweight, multifunctional acne treatment and moisturizer helps to reduce and prevent breakouts every day, soothes irritation, and controls shine. Because healthy hydration is essential for oily and acne-prone skin, Bio-derived Hyaluronic Acid and Red Algae provide immediate and long-lasting, oil-free moisturization, without clogging pores, for a clear complexion. Non-comedogenic.

Key Benefits:

  • Bio-derived Hyaluronic Acid and Red Algae provide moisturization, without clogging pores
  • Salicylic and Phytic Acids boost exfoliation to polish away dead skin cells for a clearer complexion
  • Balanced Mineral Blend is designed to regulate sebum production and help minimize the appearance of pores
  • Willow Herb and Natural Oat-derived Extracts help soothe irritation and reduce redness

How to Use

AM and PM. Use 1 to 3 times a day, as needed. Apply a thin, even layer to clean, dry skin.

For external use only.
When using this product, using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used, unless directed by a doctor.

Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Allergy Alert
Do not use this product if you have a known allergy to salicylic acid.


Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 0.5% Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Glycereth-7 Trimethyl Ether, Butylene Glycol, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Biotin, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Flower/Leaf/Stem Oil, Cistus Ladaniferus Resin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Bulnesia Sarmientoi Wood Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Gluconolactone, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Sodium Metabisulfite, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Menthol, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Hydroxide
    • I received this product as a sample from Sephora and i have been using it on my problem areas for a week. My acne has diminished over 75% just with the sample! Ive never used a product that shows results this fast. Most acne treatments make me break out more but my face is so much more smooth now. i highly recommend!

      (Posted on 8/18/14) Review by Brandi
    • I have trouble looking for a good acne solution without drying my skin too much. This one does the job. However, the reason for only a 3 star is because the gel does not work well under makeup foundation. I could wear this only at home and not to work.

      (Posted on 8/10/14) Review by Maya
    • I have really been enjoying this product. I like to put my lotion on first in the morning and then apply this to the common areas i tend to get oil and the areas where I tend to get pimples. Sometimes i will apply this to pimples directly, but i only do that if i feel i need a break from using benzol peroxide.
      At first i didn't like how it felt sticky, but it dries and sets up pretty fast. So i just need to wait about 5 mins to do makeup.
      I do feel like this has helped prevent me from getting too oil in the t-zone and prevented new pimples from forming and helped clear old ones.
      A little goes a long way, so i can def see this lasting awhile.

      (Posted on 8/5/14) Review by LoveSummer2014
    • I love this product simply because it makes my skin feel softer and at the same time treats my acne. Its a bit expensive but worth it

      (Posted on 8/4/14) Review by Mariella
    • This gel provides perfect hydration for oily/acne prone skin. It delivers with its promises. Since my skin is more on the combination side, unfortunately it didn't provide it with enough moisture. But I loved how smooth it made my skin feel after application, gave it a slight glow and absorbed immediately. Would recommend it for the right skin type.

      (Posted on 7/30/14) Review by Diane
    • This product is very soothing to my skin while still providing hydration that's not too much for my oily areas.

      (Posted on 7/19/14) Review by Rhiannon
    • This product is absolutely amazing. My face felt amazing after only one use

      (Posted on 7/6/14) Review by jada
    • I tried this product from Sephora and absolutely love it! I was a bit skeptical because it is a gel, but it feels as if my skin is not oily and very hydrated. I recently found that Kate Someville had a rewards program so I from now on will be purchasing it directly from her online store! Try this product, you will not regret it!

      (Posted on 6/5/14) Review by Thompson
    • So far, I'm loving this product! I was using Eradikate, which worked well even though the smell wasn't pleasant and left behind a pink residue... HydraClear, even though a bit pricey, is clear, gentle, odorless and treats my acne just as well. Because of the price I use it only in my problem areas. I highly recommend it! I use it with the daily detox cleanser, Exfolikate, and nourish moisturizer.

      (Posted on 5/17/14) Review by Natalie
    • I first thought I was getting this to use instead of the lotion. I definitely don't recommend doing that, but it is great for problem areas to put on before your moisturizer or sunscreen.

      It's just like all Kate products - I love everything!

      (Posted on 5/14/14) Review by Emily
    • I have been using this product for a month now and I couldn't be happier. I am in my early thirties and have sensitive/acne prone skin. My acne was so severe in my teens that I was prescribed two rounds of Accutane. My breakouts are nowhere near the way they used to be, but I still have issues finding products that work for me. Since using the HydraClear Hydrating Acne Gel, along with Kate's Oil-free Moisturizer, my skin has never looked better. I apply it in the morning before my moisturizer and at night before bed. It has a cooling effect that seems to tame the redness and itchiness that my skin is susceptible to. It goes on smooth and gives my skin a "squeaky clean" feeling once absorbed. It has helped to clear my acne and also seems to be keeping any further breakouts at bay. All in all, I highly recommend this product. I have one of the most sensitive complexions out there, yet this product has worked wonders for me. Love it!

      (Posted on 4/29/14) Review by Christine
    • I tried a sample of this, and it's amazing! So much so, that I am purchasing it for my tween daughter. It's perfect for her dry, sensitive skin, and will help with the occasional blemish she gets. Thanks, Kate, for such an awesome product!!

      (Posted on 4/16/14) Review by Sara
    • I am a KS devotee- and was so excited to try this new product. I find it's better for night as makeup does not go on over it as well as it does over moisturizer alone. I haven't noticed a huge difference yet but will keep using nightly- I did break out a little more the first week of use but it seems to be clearing up. The packaging is slightly less intuitive than her usual- I find the pump to be oddly angled.

      (Posted on 4/13/14) Review by amy
    • I have been using the HydraClear gel for several weeks now and I absolutely love it. I used to use a gel prescribed to me by a dermatologist and it dried out my skin without great results. I switched to the HydraClear and saw immediate results. The gel is cooling when you first apply it and it instantly absorbs into your skin. It goes on evenly so you can apply makeup over it if you are using it in the morning. I would definitely recommend this product and the entire acne line.

      (Posted on 4/4/14) Review by Holly
    • I've been using this for a few weeks and I really have not noticed much difference in my acne.
      My acne is worse at age 47 than it was when I was a teenager so I have tried pretty much everything on the market. However, the Hydraclear does not smell bad like a lot of acne products do. I love the fact that there is no benzol peroxide in it. I have ruined countless sheets, pillowcases and shirts because of the bleaching effect. I will continue using this product and hope for the best. I also have noticed that the drying effect is not as bad as others also, which is a big plus for me.

      (Posted on 4/2/14) Review by Sharon
    • I am very picky about what put on my face because my skin is too sensitve and it breaks out.
      But this one is amazing. It is gel so it doesn't feel so heavy on your skin and the skin absorbs so fast.
      I put moisturizing cream on the top and I think that helps too.
      Most importantly, I think it calms my skin down especially when I put them at night and go to sleep.
      I am definitely buying another one.

      (Posted on 3/23/14) Review by love
    • I received a few samples of this product upon my last visit to the Clinic and I fell in love with it. Its light-weight and feels great on my skin. I saw a difference in my breakouts within the week that I was using it, in combination with the Oil-free Moisturizer from Kate as well. I would recommend giving this product a try if you have minor to moderate breakouts.

      (Posted on 3/14/14) Review by Cory
    • Kate Somerville products always seem to make their way into my skincare regimen! I have yet to find a single product I don't love! I just recently incorporated this into my skincare routine to try to keep the occasional stress-induced breakout at bay and so far, so good. The product doesn't burn or irritate my sensitive skin so far. I'm only using it once a day after cleansing and toning my skin, but have noticed that my blackheads are already decreasing and my large pores look smaller. I would definitely recommend this product, though with an additional hydrator, if needed - I use the Oil Free Moisturizer (a long time favorite) on top of this and my skin looks and feels amazing!

      (Posted on 3/14/14) Review by Alicia