Clarify-pH Balancing Gel

(6 customer reviews)


  • NZD: NZD 55.00
  • AUD: AUD$ 50.76
  • GBP: £ 26.41
  • USD: $ 33.56
  • SGD: S$ 45.32
  • MYR: RM 158.09


Targeting combination/oily skin and associated conditions like acne, keratosis pilaris, and seborrheic dermatitis, this unique cooling, quenching gel rich in New Zealand manuka, cucumber, salicylic acid and urea clarifies, removes oil, and visibly reduces the appearance of pores, leaving your skin clear and shine-free.

Skin Types: Combination/Oily Skin.

NZ KIWI & SALICYLIC: 60mL 2.0 fl oz

Clinical advice

As a clinical esthetician, I recognise the importance of addressing the root causes of oily, acne-prone skin, including overactive oil glands and pore congestion. These factors often result in excess shine and visibly enlarged pores while fostering bacterial growth that leads to breakouts.

Clarify gel has been intelligently formulated to tackle these challenges. It regulates oil production, soothes acne-related inflammation, and restores the skin’s pH balance to a healthy state of equilibrium.

Rich in humectants, urea, and hyaluronic acid, Clarify ensures optimal hydration—an essential step in preventing excess oiliness. It is free from emulsifiers commonly found in cream bases, which can exacerbate acne bacteria. Instead, its hydrating gel base moisturises without clogging pores.

Salicylic acid plays a crucial role in tempering oil flow and gently clearing pores, while willow bark extract—a natural steroid—helps maintain hormonal balance and calms acne-related inflammation.

For those grappling with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Clarify gel combines niacinamide and N-acetyl glucosamine to work harmoniously to fade dark spots and unveil clear, smooth, and balanced skin.


  • Balances oily T-Zone
  • Decongests pores
  • Targets surface blemishes
  • Maintains moisture balance in dehydrated skin
  • Treats keratosis pilaris, seborrheic dermatitis

How to use

Gently massage into your face, neck, and décolleté at sunrise and sunset.

Key ingredients

Kiwi Seed Extract: An antimicrobial and natural exfoliant that controls oil production and addresses microorganisms responsible for breakouts. Its rich ALA profile is ideal for treating acne inflammation.

Willow Bark Extract: Contains salicin, a natural steroid with potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties,  alleviating acne and irritation associated with breakouts.

Cucumber: Known for its cooling and soothing properties, it also exhibits mild astringent qualities, effectively balancing excessive oiliness. Maintaining the skin’s pH level contributes to a balanced, refreshed, and soothed complexion.

Salicylic Acid: This works on the uppermost layer of your skin, gently dissolving the “glue” between dead skin cells to exfoliate and remove debris trapped within the pores.

Bearberry Leaf Extract: A potent skin-lightening ingredient that reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone caused by blemishes.

Hyaluronic Acid: A vital molecule that counteracts dehydrated, oily skin by infusing skin with moisture.

Manuka Honey: Contains potent antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that effectively combat acne-associated bacteria and breakouts.


Aqua** – Water
Cucumis sativus* – Cucumber juice phytolate
Epilobium angustifolium** – Canadian Willow Bark Extract
Salicylic acid
Xanthan gum** – Plant-derived thickener
Uva ursi*** – Bearberry leaf extract
Hyaluronic acid** – Plant-derived hyaluronic acid
Actinidia chinensis* – Kiwi seed oil
Sodium anisate & Sodium levulinate** – Naturally derived preservative
Hydroxyethyl cellulose** – Vegetable-derived thickener
Melia Azadirachta** – Cumin seed oil
Nigella Sativa** – Neem seed oil
Triticum aestivum* – Wheatgrass juice
Manuka Extract*** – Leptospermum scoparium mel

* Organic
** Natural
*** Wildcrafted
The ingredients may change on rare occasions. For the most accurate information, please refer to the website before use.

Free from

The seven skin sins: Alcohol, synthetic fragrances, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), formaldehyde, triclosan, and petrolatum. Follow the link to find out more.

Good to know: Cruelty-free, nut-free, gluten-free, safe for pregnancy, New Zealand-made.

Reviews (6)

6 reviews for Clarify-pH Balancing Gel

  1. Tom dean

    Been using this for around 6 months and my acne scars are so much lighter I wasn’t expecting that brilliant product

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Tom, it’s wonderful you are getting great results with our balancing gel, especially on lightening your acne scars.

  2. John Corfield

    This is a truly well thought out formula that has helped bring my oily skin into balance. That coupled with Resq has really helped me achieve clear breakout free skin it’s a blessing

    • Samantha Miller

      John, we really appreciate you posting this, Equilibrium really targets the skin on three levels and, when combined with Resq makes the perfect treatment for oily, inflamed breakout skin. thank you for the feedback

  3. Chaz Colston

    Fantastic gel moisturizer and amazing customer service. This formula works perfect for my combination/acne prone skin. Samantha truly cares about her customers and her products. I had been searching for really well formulated skin care for quite a while before I found out about Naked Chemist and I hit the gold mine with these products. I hope her and her team continue all the great work because she has got herself a lifelong customer.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi thank you so much for this wonderful review and really pleased that the products and especially Equilibrium are getting the results you require. I know it’s been a long journey for you and we are really pleased we could help on your journey to skin health.

  4. Maria

    I’ve been using this for about 2 months, and I absolutely love it. It’s so light but also really moisturising, my skin feels so smooth and plump after use.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Maria thank you for this wonderful feedback and so glad it is helping on your journey to skin health.

  5. Jalela Muhyieddeen

    I layered this with resq and the next morning my face was clearer , that’s just from one use! Can’t imagine the results with continuous use, I tried resq alone which works nicely but with this under resq it’s even better

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Jalela

      So glad you are enjoying the product, but more importantly that you are getting results, which has to be what using intelligently formed skincare is all about. We really appreciate the feedback. Samantha

  6. Krystal

    I love this gel moisturiser! Have been using it over the summer as my skin is more oily during the summer months. It feels amazing as it is so light weight so I am not getting that oily shine throughout the day:) Thank you for recommending Samantha!

    • Samantha Miller

      Krystal I am so glad you are receiving the results you want with this product, and that you took my advice and layered with Resq. Thank you so much for taking the time to review Equilibrium for me. Samantha

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