bioclarity skincare review
Last Updated: December 2021

bioClarity Review: Gentle Yet Effective Clean Skincare

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Barefaced Exfoliating Enzyme Jelly Cleanser

Go naked, and by that we mean your face! This non-foaming jelly cleanser gently exfoliates and deeply cleans while clearing and purifying pores. Your skin will look brighter and feel softer, smoother, and nourished—never tight or dry.

Featured Product: bioClarity Barefaced Exfoliating Enzyme Jelly Cleanser

bioClarity-Barefaced-BoxPrice – $19.95

bioClarity offers a range of plant-based, vegan skincare designed to create clear, glowing skin. The Barefaced Exfoliating Enzyme Jelly Cleanser provides gentle exfoliation and cleansing, using pineapple and papaya enzymes to clear pores for smoother, softer, brighter skin.  Like bioClarity’s other products, it is formulated without paragons, sulfates, toxins, synthetic fragrances or colors, or harmful preservatives. 

 

Ratings Breakdown

quality

The quality of the products seems great. I feel that overall you’re getting what is advertised, and I did notice a positive effect on my skin.

value

The products I had a good experience with feel worth the money. Each should last a long time, since little goes a long way.

customer experience

Overall, the products I used met the marketing claims and my expectations. I loved several, one even more than I expected to, and am still on the fence about the last. The lack of organic ingredients lowered the score slightly for me.

brand

This brand is new to me and I am very happy with everything I read about them. Their mission is to “create affordable, plant-powered skincare treats that are kind to your skin and give you results that you can see and feel good about.” I hope to see them offering organic products or more organic ingredients in their products.

Who Is bioClarity?

bioClarity is an independent skincare brand launched in 2016 by biotech entrepreneurs David Hale, Cam Garner, and (current CEO) Rick Sliter.  bioClarity was initially created to provide natural options for those wanting effective acne solutions without the harsh side effects of traditional acne products.

The line began with their patented Floralux. unique to bioClarity. It is a plant-based ingredient sourced from chlorophyll, copper, and other antioxidants that bioClarity says is designed to reduce redness, even out skin tone, support collagen, and fight acne-causing bacteria. 

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The idea behind bioClarity was not just to take bad ingredients out, but to actively put good ones in. They do this by combining Floralux with other natural botanicals and regular acne treatments like salicylic acid.

Their acne line is promoted to calm skin, reduce redness, refine pores, and target acne-causing bacteria. But bioClarity offers more than just acne solutions.

Pairing what Sliter calls “the power of plants and the smarts of science,” bioClarity offers many other products suitable for all skin types to hydrate, moisturize, help with fine lines, address uneven texture, and protect from sun and pollutants. 

With the mission of crafting affordable skincare using plant actives to improve skin health with lasting benefits, all bioClarity products are vegan, plant-based, non-toxic, and cruelty-free as certified by Leaping Bunny.  A majority of the packaging is recyclable. 

bioClarity is part of Adigica Health, Inc. and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. They market and sell mostly direct-to-consumer to reduce product costs.

Pros

  • Vegan/Plant-based
  • Cruelty-free
  • Non-toxic
  • Offers a variety of options for different skin types
  • Each order comes with a free sample
  • Comes in easy-to-use containers
  • Includes instructions for recycling their containers after use!
  • User-friendly website with many helpful resources like a Skin Quiz, Tips and Tutorials, and a Chat feature
  • Transparency about ingredients
  • Full 30-day refund policy

Cons

  • No listed organic ingredients

Ordering bioClarity Experience

If you need help deciding what products would work best for you, check out their Skin Quiz or their Tips and Tutorials page for ideas. They also have a helpful chat feature. 

When ordering, you can choose one-time purchasing or use their AutoShip program to save 10% and get free shipping. If you become a member of their loyalty Glow Getters Reward program you will earn points with each purchase.bioClarity-Quiz

The AutoShip subscription can be changed any time from your account. You can also contact them directly at [email protected]/1-844-625-2748.

Orders over $50 ship free, and all orders come with a free sample. You can pay with all major credit cards, Google Pay, PayPal, or Shop Pay.

If not happy with any product, contact bioClarity at [email protected]/1-844-625-2748 anytime in the first 30 days for a full refund.

bioClarity Experience And Performance

The first thing I loved about the bioClarity products is what they call their “Nope List”—“No toxins. No sulfates. No parabens. No harmful preservatives. No synthetic colors or fragrances. Ever.”

Check here for a full description of ingredients used as well as of all the toxins, irritates, and preservatives that they DON’T use. 

Before Using Bioclarity

Diving into this kind of skincare with vegan, plant-based, and certified cruelty-free options available was a joy. I am very particular about the skincare products I use. I researched ALL the ingredients on the labels of the products I used on EWG (since the products themselves were not listed on the site) and decided I felt comfortable trying them.

Everyone’s skin is different of course, and each person will respond to products differently. BioClarity has a handy Skin Quiz as well as a chat feature and quite an informative website if you are not sure what kind of skin you have or what products to buy.bioClarity-Collection3

They also have samples available for free with each purchase, which is a great way to try your next new favorite. 

To give perspective on my review, I have sensitive skin that is prone to dryness and redness. I live in Phoenix, Arizona, so I am exposed to intense heat and a very dry climate. Hydrating, nourishing, and calming my skin are among my most important skincare goals.

While I did not test it all, bioClarity also offers their full line specifically geared towards clearing acne naturally and at a very reasonable price point. Most items range from approximately $10 to $25, or $40 to $50 for a 3 or 4 piece set.

I tested the Barefaced Exfoliating Enzyme Jelly Cleanser, the Drink It Up Serum, the Pore Purifying Mask, and the Restore Treatment (part of their Clear Skin Routine).

The Cleanser

Barefaced Exfoliating Enzyme Jelly Cleanser ($19.95/5 fl. oz. before discounts)

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The Barefaced cleanser feels wonderful on my skin and the smell is so yummy! As a yoga instructor, I often go to different locations and I’m in and out of the car throughout the day. My skin is repeatedly exposed to pollutants and dust, and I have to wear a mask for part of the day. 

This cleanser felt gentle enough to use morning and night. I feel that it helped my skin to stay clean and hydrated. 

The Serum

Drink It Up Super Hydrating Serum ($29.95/1 fl. oz. before discounts)

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This oil-free serum is wonderful! With the dry heat I am exposed to and already being prone to dry skin, I found this serum to be truly super hydrating. 

I would even put it on twice a day if I had time to stop by the house between clients. It feels like it hydrates my skin as well as Vitamin E oil or jojoba oil but without the feeling of my skin being oily. Love love love it!

The Mask

Pore Purifying Mask ($24.95/2 oz. before discounts)

The Pore Purifier mask is great. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. During the mask treatment you can feel it working right away. I put it on, watched an episode of one of my shows and when I washed it off my skin felt great! bioClarity-Pore-Purifier-Bottle

I put some hydrating serum on after and my face felt fabulous. I think I looked like I was literally glowing. 

The Treatment Gel

Restore Treatment Gel ($27.95/1.75 fl. oz. before discounts) bioClarity-Restore-Using1

I am not sure how I feel about the Restore. I am all about doing things as naturally as possible and I’m not afraid of things smelling like green superfoods. Still, the smell of Restore was off-putting to me. In my personal opinion, it smells like it has a chemical undertone. I also didn’t notice that it added any benefit to my skin. 

Bioclarity Testing Results

Product containers are fun and refreshing colors.  I also appreciated the clear and detailed recycling instructions. 

After my experience with the bioClarity products, I love and would buy the Barefaced Cleanser, Drink It Up Hydrating Serum, and the Pore Purifier Mask. I don’t feel that I would use the Restore Power of Green again.bioClarity-Pore-Purifier-Using6

I am also curious about some of their other products and would be thrilled to see organic options.

While it’s wonderful that the products are non-toxic, I wish the ingredients were organic (or as many of them as possible). I like this company and what I feel they stand for, and adding organic elements seems like the next health-conscious and environmentally responsible step for them to take.

bioClarity-Barefaced-Offer

Barefaced Exfoliating Enzyme Jelly Cleanser

Go naked, and by that we mean your face! This non-foaming jelly cleanser gently exfoliates and deeply cleans while clearing and purifying pores. Your skin will look brighter and feel softer, smoother, and nourished—never tight or dry.

Is bioClarity Good Quality?

In my experience, yes. My dryness-and-redness-prone skin really loved the effective hydration of the Barefaced Cleanser specifically, as well as the Drink It Up serum and the Pore Purifier mask. I actually did see a difference in my skin with the hydration, and the mask made my skin glow. bioClarity-Instructions-Box2

One of bioClarity’s strongest selling points is the gentle but effective ingredients used. These products take out harsh and potentially harmful ingredients, synthetic scents, and artificial colors. Instead, they use powerful, soothing, healing plant-based formulations. Specifically, their Floralux includes chlorophyll and copper to help nurture and protect skin.

Other key ingredients include:

  • Antioxidants like green tea to protect skin
  • Licorice root to help brighten skin
  • Papaya and pineapple exfoliating enzymes to smooth and clear skin
  • Salicylic acid and kaolin clay in select products to work on acne-causing bacteria and clear pores 
  • Squalane to moisturize, soften, and soothe skin 
  • As well as jojoba, aloe, grapeseed, chamomile and many other healing, clearing, brightening plant-based ingredients 

Combine all these in recyclable packaging and a cruelty-free certification by Leaping Bunny and you have a quality skincare line that has been featured in health and beauty publications like Well Good, Byrdie, Health, Cosmopolitan, and Teen Vogue.

Is bioClarity Worth It?

Definitely Yes. Most individual products come in between $15 and $30, with only the mineral sunscreens and multiple-item sets a bit higher. bioClarity-Restore-Using11

As for the Barefaced Cleanser specifically, I found a price point under $20 for 5 fluid ounces to be extremely reasonable for effective hydration. Even using it twice a day should last you a long time since a little goes a long way (don’t over-cleanse!).

For plant-based, vegan, cruelty/toxin-free skincare with a wide range of effective products, these values are hard to beat.

Coupons & Discounts

Subscribe to bioClarity emails to get 15% your next order.

Refer a friend to get a $15 discount for them and yourself.

bioClarity offers a loyalty reward program that lets you earn points towards $5 — $50 discounts you can redeem on your next orders. 

Sign up for the Auto-Ship program for additional discounts on products as well as free shipping. Otherwise, orders must be over $50 to receive free shipping.

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Using The Pore Purifier Mask

faqs

The Leaping Bunny logo is the only symbol recognized world-wide as guaranteeing that no animal testing was used in a product’s development or manufacturing process. It is the gold standard you want to see when looking for cruelty-free certificated products. You can find it on qualifying cosmetic and household products, including all bioClarity products.

BioClarity has a Clear Skin Routine that their website says is “clinically proven to clear acne and breakouts and is formulated to treat mild to moderate inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne.”

This includes regular pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and periodic, hormonally triggered blemishes, but not cystic or nodular acne. They suggest that you get a dermatologist’s opinion on what kind of acne you have to help determine your best treatment. They also have information on cystic acne on the bioClarity website.

The Barefaced Jelly cleanser is designed to be gentle, but every face is different. Sometimes tight, dry skin can come from washing too frequently or with water that is too hot. Try using lukewarm water to maintain your skin’s natural oils or cleansing just once a day. You can also try the bioClarity Keeping It Clean Cleanse for a gentle, plant-based facial cleanser without the exfoliating pineapple and papaya enzymes in the Barefaced Exfoliating Jelly Cleanser.

Yes! Every product page has the recycling instructions specific to each product. For most, it is simply a matter of rinsing out the container and tossing everything (except the pumps and sprayers) in your recycling bin. The cartons and shipper boxes are recyclable too, and each shipper box is made from 100% recycled board using water-based ink.

 

bioClarity Summary

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After Using bioClarity

bioClarity takes the anxiety as well as bad ingredients out of your skincare routine. Its proprietary Floralux and other plant-based actives, vegan, and non-toxic ingredients are formulated to naturally support and nourish your skin.

Start with the gentle exfoliating Barefaced Cleanser and add in any of the other products recommended for you through the online Skin Quiz. 

Cruelty-free and with a wide variety of lines designed to address skincare goals including acne, aging, dryness, unevenness, and sun protection, bioClarity offers natural skincare you can feel good about using.