I use this as a spot treatment on pimples that have come to a head, or spots I have recently picked (bad, I know!) to make sure they really dry out. My skin is way too dry to use this all over, so I just dab it on problem areas with a qtip and leave it on overnight. For deeper, painful, under the skin type breakouts, this doesn't do much for me. But for little pimples, it takes care of them overnight. I do get a little flaking, but I find that the dark spots left behind when the acne heals are lighter when I use this than when I let them heal on their own. The pigmentation almost seems to peel off with the flakes. Gross, but effective.
As all the reveiws say, it's tru, it's VERY drying. Its good at getting rid of patches of pimples, and whiteheads but not for blackheads, or oil, or rosacea.
This is the second time I have owned this acne medication. The first time it worked wonders, I would put it on a pimple and go to bed and by morning it would be gone I ran out of it and became really sad. I haven't used it ever since I bought it once again 2 days ago and all I have to say is it no longer works. I put it on my acne and by the time morning comes it makes my pimples grow more. I'm really disappointed as it used to work so well and it used to be my go to medication but I guess not anymore. Overall I give it a 2/5 and a no to repurchasing.
I think this is the Canadian counterpart of the persagel 10 that's only available in the states. This is a great treatment for acne, either be it for spot treating or just all over the face. It's always been my go-to product when my skin acts stubborn and I get multiple breakouts in every region of my face. I first used it two years ago when my first major breakout happened. This was a godsend to me! I started breaking out again two months ago and, surely, this was again proven to be a great product. It's very cheap and it lasts me months! I started my second tube last year December and it's not halfway through yet. I'm assuming it's going to last me another three months of usage. Six bucks for seven months? That's something to be thankful for! However, I know this is either a hit or miss for some. I've been lucky that this improves my skin but be wary that this will dry out your skin a lot. My oily skin got very flaky for two weeks until it adjusted to the persagel. I currently don't use it anymore because I have no major breakouts but if I ever do get a nasty pimple, this will again be my best friend.
This extremely dried out my skin and it took a while to clear up the acne spot. Basically, it cleared it up in a week, but left it so flaky and dry that it looked like I had some other problem in that same area. It looked worse than the acne. I felt like it came back within a few days after I stopped using this too. And I know everyone says that its not the treatment that leaves scarring, its the acne product, but this product seemed to leave more of a mark than other things I've used. The dark spot usually clears up after a while (month or so) but on a few spots I've used this product they haven't cleared up yet :(
I wear this twice a day and leave it on my face entire time. This might be the best bp treatment I ever tried. It doesn't leave any white on my face. I put it all over my face like cream(where ever I break out most) and that seems to be working a lot. My face has been a disaster for a couple long months now and after using this for the second week now, I am super happy. It is the best feeling in the world to see my face clearing up again and looking almost completely acne free:) I will continue to buy this. I also use clean and clear invisible salycic acid treatment. I wear this at night time when I sleep after washing my face from bp product, ill moisturize and apply salycic acid just like I did with bp. Clean and clear is great and im happy to know something is finally working for me. I also use proactiv renewing cleanser. I re bought it because I do think proactiv kept me under control but when I stopped ordering my face just became worse. I dont blame the Brand itself because before i broke out on my forehead and thats why i got proActiv to help Me. I never get any Pimples on my forehead anymore Even when i stopped using proactiv so it most likely has something to do With my bad diet. My body might not like dairy(milk)/coffee.. or just hormones. Not sure but these 3 products have been really great for me and it makes me happy that now when I go shopping I won't be buying a hundred different products for my acne prone skin cause now I have found what works for me and im going to stick to it. Hopefully this routine won't ever stop working lol. I also use a moisturizer that I find works for me. It's the green tea moisturizer by proactiv. I apply so little and it's been great. Hope this helps anyone out there suffering with acne. Try maybe my routine too :D but this product might be just enough to help out on its own. Good luck! And thank you clean and clear!!<3
I will never purchase this product again. It dried out my skin, made my breakouts worse and made my skin all itchy. It took me at least 2 weeks until my skin was restored from the affects of using this product :(
My skin is use to salicylic acid cleansers and when I used this, I broke out. It is wayyy too harsh on sensitive skin and does not work for me, does not work for everyone
Would not recommend. Rating negative 1,000
I really like this product! One tube will last be about 5-6 months and I use it every night to control my acne! I use this before bed after I cleanse my face with my clarisonic.
Even though it says to use this as a spot treatment, I just kind of rub it over the general area of breakouts. My skin isn't so sensitive. However, if you have sensitive skin, USE IT AS A SPOT TREATMENT. After using it, it will flake and leave your skin a BIT dry, so I don't recommend using this under makeup or before leaving the house in the morning. Just use this at home before bed.
I feel it actually soothes my cystic acne, so I use a more generous amount on larger blemishes.
I got this at walmart for about 7-8 dollars, so price is reasonable in my opinion :)
-prevents future breakouts
-minimizes present breakouts overnight
-non greasy light texture
-may cause dryness if not paired with a good moisturizer
Very good product. Significantly reduces zits overnight. For whiteheads I would recommend ripping off the plug gently with your nails - no popping! - and then applying this, so it can penetrate better. If you really need a zit to go away overnight I would recommend first spot treating the zit with lemon juice. HIGHLY effective. Soak up a cotton ball with it and hold it on the zit for about 5 minutes, rewetting every minute or so. Don't use it all over your face, ONLY on the zit. Then after it's dried, apply this stuff. That advice aside, I always have the Persagel in my cabinet for emergencies. Works like a charm!