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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Made things way worse
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:
PLEASE be careful when you use this product. I had near perfect skin, except for the occasional zit on my jaw during that time of the month. They weren't cystic breakouts but I was annoyed at them because they would take about a month to heal and by then another one would pop up. I read a lot of good reviews on her clear line so I purchased a trial size. The first night I limited the use to the one and only pimple I had, it came to a head the next morning, which was great. However 3 more painful CYSTS also appeared in the area. I thought it was because my jawline is clogged so I continued to use this product, expanding the treatment area. Every night the same thing happened: one pimple comes to a head but 3 more would appear, sometimes one on TOP of the other in clusters. The ones that did heal left nasty red marks and bumpy scar tissue. On top of that, the area is so dry that skin is peeling off. I continued using it for 2 months before finally accepting that this product just makes things worse. Unfortunately by then, the damage was done. After 2 months, my jaw is officially a flaming red, painful mess. Even if I don't touch it, it hurt all the time. its been 2 weeks since I stopped using the product and yes, the breakouts take longer to heal and I'm still breaking out. But I went from 7 active cysts down to about 4-5. Try the travel size first before committing to the full size. Her products aren't cheap and I live in Canada so sending them back is more hassle than throwing them out to be honest.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Dallas, TX
About Me Beauty Expert
I use it not all over the face, because I have very sensitive skin and occasional breakouts. I found it to be really good to fight with pimples and help them to disappear sooner
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Helped me get rid of acne :)
I have super dry skin, live in a super dry climate, use Retinol and BHA liquid and this stuff has done absolute WONDERS on my sensitive breakout prone skin. It's a shame it has only a few reviews, I think this is an amazing product! If you have dry & sensitive skin like I do, make sure to slowly ease it into your skincare routine. My skin has never looked better. Give this a try if you're struggling with acne!
Does NOT Dry My Skin
More is not always better. Awhile back I had purchased the 5% BP and only sparingly used it because it would dry my skin so terribly. I have normal to dry skin. Finally I caught on that perhaps I ought to find a strength that is suitable for my skin type. I just purchased this 2.5% a few weeks ago and I use it in the morning and night and I have not had my skin dry out. I only use it on my chin where I breakout. I saw results within days. I also use the BHA Clear 2% before I apply this.
Not for me
from New Hampshire
Somehow, this made me break out more. I went back to my old BP cream and my skin started clearing again.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
This is MAGIC For My Skin
(2.5%) Have used product one month now. 59 and still have bumps, milia, blemishes with sensitive and reactive skin. I use all the CLEAR products. This is the only benzoyl peroxide item I will use on my face - it is my favorite product that Paula makes. So mild and non irritating, yet clears up blemishes and more. My skins hasn't been this smooth, blemish free, bump free, and non-irritated in years. I use a thick layer of this product and work it well into my skin- face, neck, chest. It is so soothing! Thank you Paula for this amazing product.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I used this product every other day to begin with and it had no effect so I began using it everyday and it began drying my skin so badly it was red and peeling. My skin looked terrible and was so damaged it wouldn't even absorb moisturizer. It still did not clear my skin, just dried it out badly.
from New York
I'd been using a Benzoyl Peroxide product from Daisy MD with good results for my stubborn acne. But when they almost DOUBLED their already very steep prices, I sought out an alternative and am so happy that I found this. Not only is it one tenth of the price of the Daisy MD cream, and just as effective, it's also less drying and I prefer the consistency. I'm so tired of cosmetic companies ripping desperate people off, so thank you Paula's Choice for standing out!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from atlanta, ga
About Me Skin Care Professional
Unfortunately I should of bought the 5%! The 2.5 doesn't do much for my breakouts. It does work great on small bumps. I put a light layer on any areas I have some & overnight they are gone. This really helps if any new products might have clogged my pores a bit. If it's not an exfoliating day, I'll just put this on the area. I love that this has a matte finish. I've never tried any spot treatments that were matte enough for my oily skin.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
An essential for anybody with acne-prone skin!
from New Jersey, USA
When choosing which products to get from the Clear line, I chose this over the 5% benzoyl peroxide because I have such sensitive skin, and let me tell you, this stuff does not irritate my skin at all. It has worked amazingly well on all of my acne and spots, and has helped to prevent scarring as well. I use this product after I cleanse, tone, and exfoliate, and I only put it on the spots where I am most prone to acne (which is my T-zone and hairline). The rest of my skin is too sensitive for the benzoyl peroxide, but that honestly doesn't make a difference since I don't get acne in those places anyway! This is an essential product in any skincare routine if you are looking to prevent and treat acne!