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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
To Drying For All-Over Use...
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:
This product came with my purchase of the Regular Strength Trial Kit. I applied this only to my acne-prone areas twice & it lead to me having dry skin like I have never experienced before. Alligator-type drying which took over 5 days to resolve. I will use this as a spot treatment only when I feel a blemish coming on.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I use this every night
from Chicago, IL
About Me Minimalist
I'm 58, but I use this product every night on my nose, chin and forehead, which can still break out. It is not too drying and works well as a preventive product. One thing I've never understood is why they don't post the product expiration date on the web site, like they do for every other product that has an expiration date.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Jenn T
from Ottawa, ON, Canada
About Me Beauty Conscious
I use this every morning and every night for years now. It has definitely made a huge difference in my skin. It has helped keep my skin blemish free!!!
(94 of 95 customers found this review helpful)
Holy grail against acne!
from Manila, Philippines
I've had acne for soooo long that having absolutely NO ACNE AT ALL feels alien to me. I've used the 2% BHA liquid for many months but I found that it could not control flare-ups and cystic acne. So I decided to give Paula's BP a shot. Local/drugstore brands usually cause my skin to turn red raw and itchy. Plus it is a pain to find lower strengths in my skincare-forsaken country.This is the only BP that my face likes. I don't know what sorcery is in this product but this one just works! In 3 months, it reduced my moderate/mildy severe acne down to zero without the dryness, peeling, redness and itching...on my face. On my neck though, it caused severe itching. So weird...Thank goodness I do not have as severe acne there as I had on my face. Still, I give this product 5 stars because it works so well on my face which is my main problem so it's all good. :)And now, pics or it didn't happen: (apologies for the difference in lighting and image quality)
Service and delivery comments:
I only wish it was easier to get PC products in the Philippines :(
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Did not work for me
I used this after cleansing, but did not feel like it cleared up or prevented new breakouts. It seemed to be the correct strength for my skin, but it did not produce the results I was looking for.
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.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Works great as an all-over preventative
from Austin, TX
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.
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Didn't work as advertised
By Umhappy Customer
from Washington DC
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.
(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!
Effective but Potent
from Los Angeles, CA
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!