68% would repurchase
on 1/2/2019 12:55:00 AM
More reviews by freeallangel
At first my experience with these pads was great - used them day and night with regular cleansing and moisturizing. It seemed like they were the only thing that kept my face completely clear, and they worked for months. UNTIL. Mysteriously the acne started to return. And I had noticed that throughout the day my face was getting shinier and shinier, and I'm sure that anyone who looked at me in the evening could see their reflection in my nose. I got fed up, did some research and realized that I had damaged my acid mantle beyond reckoning. From what I now understand, not only does this cause excess oil production in revolt to the drying effect, it also allows the bacteria in. I'm sure anyone with half a brain would have looked at the ingredients in this and thought that using them twice a day as a chemical exfoliant was not going to turn out well, and they would have been right. So now I'm in the process of repairing my skin barrier, correcting the ph and hydrating my poor, damaged skin. I tossed these pads right in the trash, picked up some La Roche Posay cleanser, Aveeno toner, and La Roche moisturizer, all for sensitive skin (not acne prone). What a difference 2 weeks makes! I'm no longer oily at all and I have no active pimples, just a few dark spots. I'm starting to think that all of the acne I've had in my adulthood has been from damaging that top layer with harsh products....I guess better to realize now than never!
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on 11/29/2018 2:42:00 PM
More reviews by suggrr
Boy, is this stuff ever the business! I think this was the reason my skin really cleared up for a while. (I started breaking out more when I ran out and couldn’t find it!) I would try to leave it on for a minute at night while I took my shower, then I’d rinse it off. I usually sleep with a fluffy white towel over my pillow because I go to bed with wet hair. Imagine my surprise when I slept in a different bedroom sans towel and woke up to a discolored pillowcase! So be warned that you may not be able to wash 100% of this face wash off! The benzoyl peroxide left behind clearly didn’t irritate or dry my skin and probably helped clear it along with the Differin, salicylic acid products, etc I use after my shower. Despite it ruining one pillowcase thus far, I have repurchased this face wash. The tube has had a redesign, now saying “Oxy 10 Acne Cleanser Maximum Strength,” but the ingredients have not changed.
on 9/12/2018 8:01:00 AM
More reviews by thecameraflashes
This is my holy grail!! Started using this 3 months previously, when I dark pustules all over my face. I used it for a day and I already saw immediate results. Now I am practically acne-free, just a few pimples now and then because of stress (and I do have pretty oily skin). I guess my skin reacts pretty well to benzoyl peroxide :) I don't recommend this for sensitive,dry /combination skin though, because this really dries the skin out. I do recommend for the people that want to try this out to use an oil-free moisturizer after applying though. 10% really is a pretty large amount.
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on 3/6/2018 2:32:00 AM
More reviews by gracemcgov
I've had this product sitting in my cupboard for a year!! My acne started getting real bad no matter how many different products I used... I got insecure so I brought oxy 5 camouflage cream back out and applied it daily. Soon, my acne got so much better whilst it was being covered up!! My only concern is that it oxidises quickly and it is difficult to blend. However, it isn't that much of a concern that I have to downgrade it a star. Would recommend!!
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 4/2/2017 12:11:00 AM
More reviews by maurali
I got this on vacation after snacking on too much candy which gave me a bunch of pimples. After about a week of using this they went away and my skin improved. The consistency is sort of like a thick paste type scrub but it doesn't feel abrasive on the skin. It has a cooling effect that I like and sometimes I leave it on for a few minutes as a mask. It does foam up a little bit but it is not drying in my experience. I've used it with a konjak sponge and with my hands and it's great either way. I think the charcoal in this product helps cleanse my skin well and my pores don't feel clogged and my face feels smooth. I ended up purchasing backups, and I think they are a good value since you don't need much product.
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