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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
the only thing that's treated my acne!
About Me Beauty Expert
Comments about CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.25 oz:
I've tried so many products to cure my cystic acne. Four brands of the birth control pill. Proactiv. Neutrogena. Clinique. Nothing worked. I was skeptical of using this because I've used benzoyl peroxide formulas before that turned my oily skin into a dry, flaky mess. But Paula's Choice is amazing. I've been using this for about two months. It has reduced the size, amount, frequency and duration of my breakouts. This has also slightly decreased the oiliness of my skin without drying my skin out. I'm able to use so much less makeup and I feel so much more confident. I'm now a huge fan of Paula's Choice and plan to try many more products.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Like it so far
from Dallas, Tx
About Me Minimalist
I like it so far but I am considering going for the extra strength formula next time.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Baltimore, MD
About Me Beauty Conscious
I started using the regular strength solution after the extra-strength was too much for skin, but the cutback from 5% to 2.5% benzoyl peroxide didn't make a difference for me. It still left my face dry and stinging. Also, be warned: THIS PRODUCT WILL BLEACH YOUR CLOTHES AND TOWELS. Wash your hands after using, and don't let it drip on your shirt!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Halifax, Nova Scotia
Wow! My stubborn acne I've had since 12 is finally gone! Not only that, but I have such a nice, soft & smooth complexion! But for best results, read through the articles on this site and & follow. Also, use sun protection daily!!This product is very mattifying without feeling overly drying, but I do need moisturizer on my dry areas (I have combo skin). It has added anti-irritants, which is brilliant. It's lightweight & great for under make-up. Daily 2x use has also decreased my oiliness quite a bit.My story: Before PC I had VERY stubborn moderate to severe acne & sensitive skin. Stubborn adult acne runs in my family (I'm 25).A few years ago, I started only using PC & PC recommended products. I started off just cleansing daily with the PC Clear cleanser, & using PC 2% BHA. I stopped using anything fragranced on my face. After this change, about 50% of my acne went away, and 90% of my cystic acne was gone!! I was floored. I had very oily combo skin, now my skin is WAY less oily AND less dry. It's almost completely normalized.Next, I added in a PC toner after cleansing at night, to remove any traces of make-up (with a cotton round) & help to moisturize. I was suprised that this change actually got rid of about half of my remaining acne, even though I use liquid foundation meant for oily skin, and I never use stick or cream make-up.The remainder of my acne is now gone due to using this 2.5% BP 2x a day. If you think you need 5% BP for bad acne, you may not. I got clear with the 2.5%, and my acne was quite bad. It took a month to work for me, though. Use a THIN layer of this BP once a day, then in a few days, increase to 2x a day. Let it dry for 30 secs if you apply moisturizer. This is best used to prevent acne, so use consistently and don't skip a day. My acne, for the first time ever, has now been gone for months! I get about 1 zit a month, which I zap with PC BHA 9 & it's gone in a day or two. Thanks PC!!! < 3
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Cleared up my acne!
By Emi T.
from Tampa, FL
I finally broke down and purchased this product after debating whether or not to for a few weeks. I have very acne-prone skin and nothing I have ever used before has completely cleared up my acne. I read all the reviews of this product and they seemed quite mixed, but I still wanted to give this product a try. The first night I used it, I swear it cleared up my face overnight!! Although it was immediately effective on my acne, within 2-3 days of using it once daily, it turned my super smooth skin (thanks to other PC products) on my cheeks, nose, and forehead to an almost scaly, rough dryness. Even though my skin had this reaction, it did not bother me too much because I have very sensitive skin. From there, I took it down a notch and decided to use it every other day, only on my acne rather than all over. It took a few days for my skin to start to heal and go back to normal. I did experience painful burning those few days anytime I would put anything on my skin; however, I stuck to using it once every other day and a couple weeks later, my skin completely back to normal - AND it is almost acne-free! Bottom line is this: this is powerful product. Start slowly and be careful, but it can have great results!
Service and delivery comments:
Prompt delivery as always!
Best Benzoyl Peroxide product I've ever used(100% acne free)
from Bloomington, IN
I've been using Benzoyl Peroxide products for a long time and this is by far the best one. Most Benzoyl Peroxide products are very sticky and thus difficult to spread evenly across the face, and very drying and causes skin peeling, even on my oily skin. Paula's Benzoyl Peroxide is light, easy to spread, and it doesn't dry out my skin one bit. I pretty much never get any acne now because of this product. I've bought 4 tubes of this stuff already and plan to buy more when I run out. Heavily recommend.
Elegant formulation that works!
By Paula's Choice Fan
from South Hadley, MA
Great 2.5% benzoyl peroxide product. Gentle and non-drying but works well as an all over treatment to prevent breakouts, or as a spot treatment to diminish & heal blemishes quickly. I love how it goes on clear and lightweight and can be used under makeup.
Prompt delivery; arrived in good condition.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Holy Grail Acne Product Has Finally Been Found!
from Toronto, Canada
I've been using this product twice daily for about two and a half months now and I cannot recommend it to fellow acne sufferers enough! I just turned 28 last week and have been struggling with acne since my early teens. I've tried countless products (was a die-hard Proactiv fan throughout my high school years) but nothing has come close to working as effectively for me as this treatment! Came back onto the site to order more but I thought I'd leave a quick review for anyone looking for an acne hero - please try this, you won't be disappointed. :) Thank you Paula! < 3
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Made things way worse
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.
from Dallas, TX
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