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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Extremely effective if you manage the kick-back
By Michael S.
from Boston, MA
About Me Skin Care Professional
Comments about CLEAR Extra Strength Acne Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:
This product is exactly what it says it is. The texture is ultra-light, and it absorbs rapidly. For me this 5% formulation rapidly clears up blemishes that even my BHA and 1% retinol can't completely prevent.As others have mentioned, this concentration of benzoyl peroxide has the potential to cause dryness for a lot of people (myself included), so using it daily may not be practical until skin acclimates. The dryness can sneak up on you, so pay close attention to how your skin responds.On days that certain parts of your skin threaten to flake like a croissant while other parts are trying to sprout blemishes, this product still makes for an amazing spot treatment if you apply it carefully and allow it to dry down fully so that you don't overdose the dry areas.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Death to all moisture
About Me Minimalist
This probably would have prevented or eliminated breakouts if I could have used it enough times to make a real assessment. Sadly, it turns my face into the Sahara. Ouch! So drying. To be fair, benzoyl peroxide has never been good to me, thus I'm not the ideal reviewer. But this has the added negative of not working with moisturizers. When I put a moisturizer on top of this (both right away and after waiting a while), it created weird uneven white patches all over my face. So, no.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I love this Benzoyl Peroxide
I love this product so much. I believe I have purchased it twice now. Over the years I have used MANY benzoyl peroxide products, both over the counter and prescription. I have found the vast majority of drug store BP products contain alcohol, dry out my skin, feel very 'stiff' on the skin, or simply do not work for me at all with controlling breakouts.This product actually works at helping PREVENT acne. I put it on my skin every night after I was my face, on my problem areas (typically cheek bones, chin, and sometimes forehead). The product is very lightweight in texture, does not leave any visible reside, and I cannot feel it on my skin after it dries. My only warning about the product is to be careful squeezing the bottle, because it is sort of liquidy in texture, and try to keep the bottle upright (cap facing up) if possible because I find product sort of goes in the closed cap if you stand the product on the cap. My skin has been markedly better since using this product, as long as I consistently put it on and don't skip applications. Also, this product is very affordable with free shipping to Canada because most drug store products are about the same price, but are ineffective.Thanks for making such a great product, and I will continue to purchase as long as it is available :)
Service and delivery comments:
I enjoy when the site offers free shipping to Canada, and I cannot complain about the delivery time considering it has such a distance to travel.
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Sacramento, Ca
About Me Beauty Conscious
I got this to help with my monthly acne and some bumps on my chin that never seemed to go away. After about 3 months of using it I love my skin. Any blemishes that I do get only last for a day or two and between this and my 2% BHA exfoliant my skin hasn't looked this good since I was a kid. This is a pretty potent product and I had to work my way up to using it twice a day and still sometimes I will only use it once a day if my skin is feeling dry at all. I recently ordered the 2.5% to use daily and swap this one in as a spot treatment. Hopefully now that this has gotten my acne under control the 2.5% will be able to maintain.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Keeps my acne at bay!
from Portland, OR
I've been using this product for years. I used to have severe cystic acne breakouts--I tried antibiotics, prescription creams, etc. Nothing worked. It turned out that I had two issues: a coffee allergy, and not enough effective chemical exfoliation (as opposed to irritating scrubs). Avoiding all coffee products stopped the deep, painful, itchy cystic acne that I got on my jawline and cheeks, and discovering PC CLEAR products keeps the "normal" acne gone completely. I exfoliate daily and vigorously by using 2% BHA in the AM, and alternate 10% AHA and the 4% BHA Foam at night (my oily, large-pored skin can take it!) but I've discovered through trial and error that the 5% benzoyl peroxide is *required* daily to keep my skin 100% clear. Any time I try to stop using it, those pesky whiteheads start popping up here and there. All I need is a thin layer over my "trouble areas" am & pm, and I never get a single blemish. Coming from a period of time when I went probably a DECADE without a single day that did not have at least several blemishes, I could not be happier. I never thought 100% clear skin was possible.Its not too drying, goes on smoothly, doesn't irritate. I apply it after using the Extra Strength CLEAR BHA liquid, then I moisturize generously and use sunscreen every day. It always feels like this isn't really that important to use, until I run out! THEN I get to see why its essential!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from new orleans, la
i recently suffered a MAJOR break out from accidentally splashing some dr. bronner's castile soap on my face in the shower. i don't have super delicate/sensitive so i was really surprised when this happened. my left cheek was covered in cystic blemishes and very rash-like bumps. i have been washing my face w/ another brand face wash but using this product every morning and night. in the morning i wash, apply this, and a light layer of hempseed oil. at night i wash, apply this, and top with a spot treatment of PC's resist 9 serum.I have noticed a CONSIDERABLE difference. within two nights a giant cystic pimple on my jaw was gone and overall redness has gone down.i am purchasing this product again!
(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Great for breakouts
from Northern CA
I bought this product to replace a 10% benzoyl peroxide which I have used for years. This product clears my hormonal breakouts in a couple of days without totally drying out my skin. I'm glad I switched to this product because breakouts a bad enough with out dry patches afterward.
Works but with a lot of Flakes
from Toronto, ON
For my skin benzoyl peroxide is the only thing that works, since I've started using this product, my skin has improved tremendously. I have oily acne prone skin, and the acne covers my cheeks. This does give me very flaky skin because it dries out the pimples. I only lather this on my face at night because during the day it will dry my face out no matter how much moisturiser I use. It does it's job, and it's been helping a lot with my scars too. I'm thankful to Paula for creating this. I've tried benzoyl peroxide from oxy and clean and clear but those don't give me the same results.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Potter Fan
I read the reviews and decided to try this after getting really horrible breakouts on my chin. I used it twice a day in the beginning and it made my skin too dry. It's been about 6 weeks, and now my skin is so clear and I can use it twice a day with no drying. It's amazing stuff, and I hope they continue making it forever!My only complaint is the screw on cap, I wish it came in a pump form or a snap cap. It leaks out even if the lid is on tight, and sometimes explodes when I open the cap which gives me way more than I need. It's just stored in my bathroom so it should be fine? I'd be afraid to travel with it for fear it would really explode!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Effective on Folliculitis
I have sometimes chronic and stubborn folliculitis. A prescription manages the worst of it, but I have found this Clear 5% benzoyl peroxide product to be very effective in controlling the minor inflammations as well as a preventative measure. I am excited to try the new Clear 2% BHA Spray in conjunction, as the combination of these two ingredients make a highly effective and convenient treatment.