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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Works great as an all-over preventative
from Austin, TX
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:
Paula's Choice Clear Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide has completely transformed my skin. I use it all over my face in the morning (so I don't bleach my pillowcases) after cleansing and exfoliating with her 2% BHA and before moisturizer and I no longer have problem skin. It's much gentler than other BP products I've used in the past--I get no drying or peeling. It took a few months to really see a difference but it still amazes me every time I look in the mirror.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Didn't work as advertised
By Umhappy Customer
from Washington DC
About Me Beauty Conscious
I used this product in the evening after using cleanser and PC toner but pimples that popped up took more than 2 weeks to clear. I used this product for more than 2 months but it didn't didn't "pass on pimples" nor did it clear my face of breakouts. Save your money and buy another pdouct, or if you're determined to have this one, I would get a stronger strength.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Works better than "identical" versions from other brands!
I think I've written a review about this before, but I feel the need to update based on my recent experience. I've used this for a few years now, every night. Previously while suffering from acne I would have several large inflamed pimples around my face, as well as several patches of millia that never went away. I had acne like this for a few years, which started in my mid-twenties. Within about two months of discovering PC and using this and the 2% BHA liquid, my skin was nearly clear and has been for about the past three years since. I LOVE it. However recently (perhaps a couple months ago) I ran out and hadn't purchased more. I wanted to wait until I ran out of a couple other things. I started using only very tiny amounts, every other day or so (just a little bit would squeeze out each time I removed the cap) until it really really ran out. Then I bought a drugstore (Neutrogena) 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cream to use in the meantime. Starting a few weeks ago I started to break out. Large, persistent, inflamed pimples like I haven't had in years. At first was hoping it was a hormonal fluke but it has continued. I don't know if the neutrogena is just ineffective, or if it is actually causing irritation and breakouts. Either way result is the same and I am now once again ashamed to be seen by my SO without concealer. It took me a long time to get over those feelings and it's quite sad to be feeling that way again. :( I ordered more of this yesterday and I CAN'T WAIT to get it! Even if you've tried other brands of benzoyl peroxide and they haven't worked, TRY THIS ONE. And if you already use this product and it works, don't be like me and try other brands. Save your money and your skin. It now will take some time once again to wait for the lingering redness to resolve as I have very pale skin and each blemish leaves a mark. I will never run out again, even if I can't reach the free shipping minimum with other products. :)Please don't ever change or discontinue!
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Effective but Potent
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Minimalist
I've found that this has helped my acne even more than any Salicylic acid product I've tried, but it's very potent! If I use it every night, then I get a lot of redness and might even get itchy. If I use this BP every OTHER night, however, it seems to be the magic step to clearing stubborn acne. This treatment is great for spot application, but it's even better in clearing entire patches of stubborn acne (cheeks, jawline, chin, etc.) I'd recommend it, but I wouldn't recommend it every single day/night.
(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Washington, DC
I use it when I get flare ups, it's a nice creamy lotion. But I don't know if I it with a serum? Before or after or mix?
Customer Service Response: After!
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Works and doesn't overdry
By Katherine M.
This has worked wonders for clearing up my skin. I tried other brands of 2.5% BP and it seriously dried out my skin. I wasn't sure I wanted to try using it again, but when I called PC, the customer service person sent me a sample and told me to just use it once a day or once every other day. I was cautious in the beginning, but I had no need to be! The formula is so gentle and non-irritating, I am able to use it twice a day, every day, and I haven't had a breakout in a year. Thank you Paula
Diminishes pimples overnight
For the last week I've had a number of breakouts (specifically my mouth/chin area) as a result of eliminating sweets & chocolate out of my diet and including regular exercise. The last couple of nights I treated each of them with a dab of this treatment and WOW. Woke up this morning, and the inflammation went down tremendously! Including the one on my chin that was hurting. Keep in mind Benzoyl Peroxide is drying, and it bleaches fabric. I recommend using it at night. Definitely worth the money!
Works to control acne breakouts.
By Katie N
My cousin gave me the clear face wash, toner and blemish treatment. I have combination skin that is REALLY sensitive. I did take birth control at the time for my acne so I didn't really try out all the products except for the blemish treatment. It alone cleared up all my breakouts with in a couple of weeks and I was able to get off my birth control and still little to no breakouts! I was really surprised how fast it worked! It doesn't dry out my skin too bad but I do have to use a moisturizer.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Life (face) Savee
By Kerry R.
This combined with the clear regular strength exfoliant has cleared my skin! I absolutely love this. It works well under makeup and doesn't bleach my pillowcases. Definitely recommend!