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Niora Naturals Adult Acne Treatment Review + Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Looking back on my skin growing up, I’d say that I was blessed with a generally acne-free existence. My acne problems have mainly been hormonal and nothing too out of the norm (not that I don’t get crazy, awful blemishes from time to time). Playing around with makeup and learning more about green beauty has encouraged me to focus on keeping my skin healthy and blemish-free especially as I’m getting older. Too often acne is linked to puberty and youth but the truth is, adults get acne too.


Niora Naturals is an unique, natural skincare company in that the products focus on solutions for adult acne and anti-aging prevention. You could say the brand grew out of a labor of love. The brand is based in Portland, OR and created by chemist, George Tindall for his wife, Cindy who suffered from adult acne. Cindy couldn’t find any effective, non-irritating acne products on the market for her skin and her condition embarrassed her. George took it upon himself to develop a natural and organic anti-acne product for her that would clear blemishes and maintain healthy skin. After using Niora products, Cindy’s skin immediately cleared up, maintained its natural beauty and she has not had acne since. What a love story!

I was very intrigued when I received the chance to try out Niora’s Adult Acne Treatment system. The line is based on Niora’s unique Alpha Clear formula and anti-acne system. Product ingredients are natural, organic, Eco-Cert, cruelty-free vegan ingredients. Read all the details about Niora’s ingredients here. Niora product formulas are “the perfect balance between anti-aging and the effective treatment of acne”. (Scroll to the end of this post for a special Niora giveaway!) 

Alpha Clear adult acne treatment is a two-step process that cleans, tones and moisturizes, encouraging the skin’s natural ability to heal acne while normalizing dryness/oiliness levels. Alpha Clear contains intensely moisturizing jojoba oil, which dissolves dried sebum, or skin oils, unclogging pores and clearing blackheads and whiteheads. The natural fruit acids in alpha clear exfoliant tone the skin, clearing remaining cellular debris from within pores. With rinsing, the skin is left soft and clean.

The Alpha Clear Adult Acne Treatment is based on 2 simple, daily steps using the Alpha Clear Cleanser and the Alpha Clear Exfoliant. The next optional step is the moisturizing, Alpha C Serum. I was able to try a Niora cleanser, exfoliant, eye serum, anti-aging serum, and a makeup removing cream.


Though I was initially skeptical of the claims of these products, I ended up really enjoying the gentle, effective formulas. I found most of the Niora products to be watery in texture though moisturizing, non-irritating and non-drying on the skin. The products did calm my irritated skin and lessen the appearance of blemishes.

Niora’s goal is to provide effective, natural anti-aging skin care solutions for adults with acne-prone skin by using superior anti-aging ingredients to create skin-friendly treatments that clear acne. We are committed to formulating our skin care to the greatest extent possible with natural ingredients that are cruelty free, organic and earth friendly.

My favorite products from the line were the cleanser and the exfoliant. I did start to see a difference in my skin after using solely these products for about a month. The redness in my face subsided, previous blemishes and spots lessened and I actually didn’t see many new breakouts appearing after continually using the products.


Alpha Clear Cleanser: The texture of this cleanser is creamy and watery but is a pleasant light cleanser. It does a great job of refreshing the skin, producing smooth skin and preserving moisture. I felt like my skin was deeply cleansed. You also get A LOT of cleanser in one product. I didn’t experience much irritation with this cleanser though with all the products from this line, I did feel a slight tingling sensation whenever applying but I believe this is due to the natural astringents and acne-fighting ingredients. ($16.95, 8oz)


Alpha Clear Exfoliant: I was intrigued by the idea of a spray-on exfoliant and really enjoyed using this product. This product is like a toner and exfoliant in one. Lightly sprayed onto the face and neck, it left me feeling fresh with soft skin and also removed any excess oil, dirt and redness from my skin. I really saw improvement with my skin from this product and the cleanser combined. Out of all the products, I could feel the tingling sensation most from this exfoliate. I would advise to avoid spraying close to the eyes and from a farther distance. ($13.95, 4oz)


Alpha C Serum: This serum was very light and creamy without being greasy. I enjoyed using this as a night-time moisturizer and even during the day under makeup. It leaves behind a silky, smooth, matte texture  on the face and is so moisturizing. My sensitive skin is always a factor when I choose moisturizers and serums, but my face never felt dry or irritated when I used this serum. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, I think you’ll love this! ($31.96, 1oz)


Silk Basic Emollient Make-up Remover: This yellow-toned, creamy cleanser was gentle and moisturizing. It was a bit thin and watery compared to the cleansers and facial oils I am used to. However, it was an effective makeup remover and left my face feeling clean. I liked it but I think I like my cleansing oils better. ($17.95, o.5oz)


Eye Therapy Anti-Aging Serum: This product was extremely watery in texture and was a bit greasy on the skin. I liked how it kept the area under my eyes well-moisturized and my skin felt tauter though I didn’t see much difference in the way of reducing discoloration or puffiness. I have dry skin around my eyes and usually like to use a heavier serum or cream at night. However, I would keep using this because it was very moisturizing. ($17.95, 0.5oz)

Out of all the products, I recommend the Cleanser and Exfoliant combination because they did live up to their claims of reducing acne overtime and cleaning the skin while maintaining moisture. The Alpha C Serum was another favorite of mine because it left my sensitive skin absolutely silky smooth and moisturized all day and night long!

I think Niora Naturals is a very intriguing brand to explore and I believe they are very gentle, effective formulas as far as natural, acne-fighting skincare products go. Plus, I think these products are very affordable for the sizes you receive and their effectiveness in treating adult acne. Definitely make sure to check out the Niora ingredient lineup here.

Are you interested in trying these products? Niora Naturals is generously providing one lucky reader with one full set of the Adult Acne Treatment products to try!  How to enter:

  • Leave a comment below telling me which Niora Naturals product you are most interested to try and why.
  • Like Niora Naturals on Facebook and Twitter 
  • Like Plein Vanity on Facebook or (If you already like me on Facebook, please follow me on Twitter!)

The contest ends on Tuesday, April 8th at 12pm EDT. I will randomly pick a winner and update this post as well as contact the winner by email. Contest is open to all participants in the U.S. and internationally.*
The winner will receive all the products I reviewed: 1 Alpha Clear Cleanser, 1 Alpha Clear Exfoliant, 1 Alpha C Serum, 1 Silk Basic Emollient Makeup Remover, and 1 Eye Therapy Anti-Aging Serum. Good luck!!

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Congratulations to Shaleen for winning! 🙂

Thanks to everyone who entered and shared with me your stories. I enjoyed reading all your comments! 


*Giveaway is open to all U.S. and international participants. Prizes and shipping cost provided by Niora Naturals. All information provided by entrants is confidential and will not be shared to other third parties. Winner will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If no response is received from the selected winner 72 hours after the email is sent, another random winner will be selected.

**Products were provided to me for consideration. Reviews are based on my honest opinion and personal experience with the products. I am never paid for my honest opinions.


41 thoughts on “Niora Naturals Adult Acne Treatment Review + Giveaway! (CLOSED)

  1. I would say I’m most interested in the eye serum. I’m in need of a new one since the one I had been using starting irritating my eyes. I have such bad dark circles, and I hope this would help!

  2. As an acne sufferer for over 10 years, I have tried countless products and treatments and I am still on the quest for quality products that are both natural and effective. I am very interested in trying the Alpha Clear Cleanser and Alpha Clear Exfoilant as I believe I will see positive results with the combination, as you did. The other products look nice but I am apprehensive about any greasy texture or moisturizer that may clog pores. Thank you for your product reviews! I look forward to continuing to follow you on social media and your blog!

    • Hi Shaleen,
      Thank you for reading and entering the giveaway! I hope you will find good natural products best for your skin. Niora products are really great, natural acne treatments that I think are very unique within the green beauty community. Good luck!

  3. I’m definitely most interested in the Alpha Clear Cleanser! I just finished my bottle of cleanser and am in search of a natural, healthy one. I also have suffer from mild acne (it’s thankfully gotten better over time) but I would love to try out this Alpha Clear Cleanser!

  4. I am very interested in trying a natural acne treatment. I’ve tried most of the others, but now I only use natural products so I am very curious to see how effective a natural treatment would be. I’m mostly interested in the cleanser and exfoliant.

    I followed and liked under the name Simple Pure Beauty.

    Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

  5. Hi Kasey! I am most interested in trying the spray-on Alpha Clear Exfoliant because I would love to remove the excess oil, dirt, and redness on my face! Plus it’s spray-on which sounds totally cool. My current acne products are a bit harsh for my face so I’d love to try out some new products.

    • Hi Catherine,
      Thanks for entering! I think the Exfoliant is an effective, gentle skincare product. It does a great job lessening imperfections and oil, as well as maintains healthy skin. Good luck! 🙂

  6. Love this giveaway- thank you!
    I’m most interested in the Alpha Clear Exfoliant. I have issues with acne & combination / flakey dry skin and have tried so many exfoliants- this one sounds very intriguing!

  7. Hello,
    Out of everything you reviewed, I’m most interested in the Alpha Clear Exfoliant. I just turned 21 and suffer from acne around my mouth/chin and forehead area. But mainly around my mouth/chin. Its really embarrassing. If the Exfoliant works as well as you say it does I would love to give it a try. I do currently have a cleanser I like but I would be willing to try the Alpha Clear Cleanser with the Alpha Clear Exfoliant since you say they work really well together.
    I do have have one question, How long was it before you started seeing results with the Niora products?
    Christina M.

    • Hi Christina,
      I do think using Niora products and specifically the Exfoliant would work well to treat your acne. I found that using the Cleanser and the Exfoliant on a regular basis definitely improved my skin. I’ve been using Niora products for over a month consistently but started seeing small results within about a week into using the products. I hope you find a natural skincare solution best suited for your skin, would love to know how everything works out for you.
      Thanks for entering and good luck! 🙂

  8. I have suffered with acne off and on for nearly 20 years now so would love to try the entire system to see if it could help me! Thank you so much for offering such a detailed review as well as a giveaway!

  9. I have been using Niora for over 6 years and I *love* it. I’ve tried every type of skincare from drugstore to super pricey and Niora is the one that works for me. Right now I’m most interested in the Silk Basic makeup remover because I’ve had trouble finding a makeup remover that works and isn’t too oily for my skin, and I didn’t realize Niora makes one! (Er, years of using the same great products means it never occurred to me to look at other products on the website.) This is a fantastic giveaway and I hope it gets more people using Niora!

    • Hi Wenmei,
      Thanks so much for testifying to the effectiveness of using Niora products! That is an awesome story 🙂 I also hope others will try Niora and see similar results. If you love all the Niora products, I think you’d also like the Makeup Remover! It very gently removes makeup and isn’t too oily on the skin. Thanks so much for reading and good luck!

  10. I would love to try ALL of the products offered by NIORA. I have tried all of the above reviews, except the makeup remover…I have been very satisfied with Geroge’s suggestion of the Adult Acne Treatment kit, Eye Therapy Replenishing Serum and he recently suggested the Advanced Renewal Cream. I wont use anything else on my face. GEORGE is awesome and is always pleasing the customer. I have never had better service from any other company…NIORA is all around the best.I would love to receive the products reviewed above. In the near future I will be trying even more of his products. George really knows his stuff.

  11. I would LOVE to try their acne cleansing system. I never had acne as a teen, but now I have suffered from it going on 4 years! Nothing works, every chemically based product only serves to irritate my skin or completely dry out my already dry skin. So not only am I embarrassed by my acne, but my skin seems to be aging too due to being dried out constantly. I am intrigued by these products and if I were to be so fortunate to win, I can’t wait to see if they work!

  12. I was part of George’s FDA approval process-test team for Alpha Clear in the early 1990s. I honestly cannot say which product is my favorite because, to me, they work synergistically – each is as important as the other. That said, I really depend on the Toner after each wash, but the Eye Serum is keeping me young! It’s a toss-up, so don’t really make me choose – LOL.

  13. I would love to have a really great makeup remover like silk basics, but all the products sound interesting to try!

  14. I have always suffered from acne problems, even now despite the fact I am 27 years old. I have heard of the product line but have not tried it yet. I am one of those people who feels they have tried nearly everything. So, I guess I would most love to try the alpha clear exfolliant. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. The Alpha C Serum would fit right into my skincare routine since I am currently looking for a more effective one. I have used Niora in the past and I just think I need to get back to it since it is such a great line!

  16. Hi! I’d love to try the Alpha C Serum. Really feel dry and dull sometimes and would love to solve that problem!


  18. I would most likely try and use the Alpha Clear Cleanser, the Alpha C Serum, and the Eye Therapy Anti-Aging Serum.

    But I am curious about the Alpha Clear Exfoliant, 1 Silk Basic Emollient Makeup Remover and will be researching Niora’s full skincare system.
    Thanks a Million less blemishes!

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  20. I would like to try the Eye Therapy Serum. I have been using these products for years! Initially the acne products but over the last year or two I have moved into the anti-aging products. I put my son on the acne cleanser when he started breaking out as a teenager. He did much better on it than other acne products out there. My skin looks much better than others I know my same age. I hope to keep it that way with your products.

  21. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would love to try Alpha C Serum, because I want my skin to look younger. And it looks like a great product.
    Liked Niora Naturals on Facebook and Twitter
    Liked Plein Vanity on Facebook and Twitter
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    Twitter username: @IrinaZhoze

  22. I have used Niora for over 15 years, long before it became popular and I love it as much today as I did then. The products WORK and are completely natural and good for my skin. I LOVE that the founder keeps his ingredients high quality and simple. I will never stop usingthiese proudts and you can be sure that your skin will respond and be beautiful naturallyl!!

  23. I often wake up with red itchy eye lids, which seems to be causing premature wrinkling for me. I would love to try the eye serum in hopes that it would help! I haven’t tried the niora skin line yet, but it sounds great!

  24. I am in my late fifties and have very easily irritated skin. I thought at this age my only worry would be wrinkles! I would love to try this whole line! What a great giveaway, thanks!!

  25. I am most interested in trying the Alpha Clear Cleanser, I am always in search of a good cleaners that doesn’t leave me too dry or feels like it didn’t have any effect!

  26. Nora Cleanser is the best. I love the simple, natural, effective ingredients. It feels silky on my skin. I’ve used it for years and it has definitely helped my skin feel clean, stay clear and smooth. I think next to the cleanser,
    I like Nioras Eye Cream, it feels cool and calming on the skin around my eyes.
    It would be wonderful to try the C Serum and firming toner to see how they could benefit my skin.

  27. I’m interested in the Alpha Clear Exfoliant. I’ve never heard of a spray on one and it sounds much more appealing than grinding up my face with a scrub.

  28. I am most interested in the eye serum… I have very sensitive skin and need something gentle yet effective.

  29. Although i’m interested in all of the products, I am most interested in the Alpha Clear Exfoliant.. Having suffered from acne for years, I have tried countless products and have yet to find an exfoliant that my sensitive skin can tolerate. I love the idea of the spray formula and after reading reviews of the products…it’s exciting to think that this may be a product that could actually help my skin…instead of causing more irritation. I really hope this is the miracle skin care line that I’ve been wishing for!!!

  30. It has everything in a skin care line that you could ever hope for. It’s gentle and natural and non-comedagenic. It’s great for all skin types. I have dry acne-prone skin and I started using this back when I realized that I needed to start exfoliating but didn’t want to use a scrub on my face. This line uses AHA’s to gently exfoliate and moisturize skin. I can’t tell you how great my skin responds to this product and how beautiful my skin looks when I use this regularly.

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