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on 6/24/2015 10:13:00 AM
More reviews by caramelkiss19
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I have repurchased these pads multiple times. However to be clear, these did not work for my face. Very irritating for me (stinging, itchiness, redness) However I have used these to keep my feet and elbows smooth as well as on my underarms when dealing with ingrown hairs. Occasionally I have applied them to breakouts on my back and chest.They do come in handy and the supply seemed to last quite a long time. Also side note, it seems there has always been a coupon on the box to cut off and the expiration date is enough in advance so I know by the time I need another box it will still be of use. Updated 6/2015I have found for me the ideal way to use these on my face is to apply generously, then only leave on for 5-10 minutes. I follow by rinsing off with water. I seem to get the benefits without the irritation, hope that helps someone! 9/2015- Even better results when applied to damp skin.
on 6/7/2015 1:14:00 PM
More reviews by yallagabig
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Before I used this product, I actually thought I was allergic to salicylic acid. Everything else I used that contained the ingredient broke me out and irritated me. It was merely on a whim that I tried this, after a friend with very sensitive skin recommended it, and I was blown away. I couldn't believe my skin was able to tolerate it. These pads have helped my skin tremendously, making it so smooth and clear. It has evened out my texture, reduced redness, and feels very comfortable going on. I swipe one of these over my face nightly after cleansing, and after about a minute of dry-time, I finish up with Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture. This keeps my skin soft and comfortable, with absolutely zero irritation. My only small complaints are that it can feel a bit sticky (I guess because it's alcohol-free, so the trade-off is fine with me--I'd rather feel a bit sticky than have alcohol wreak havoc on my skin--but for this reason I can't put it on under makeup and so I can only use it at night) and that the pads contain fragrance and menthol. Very unpleasant. The fragrance isn't even perceptible at all, so I don't know why they even bother with it; and most consumers these days are savvy enough to know that menthol is nothing more than a cheap parlor trick and has nothing to do with the product "working." I really think that Stridex would do well to eliminate these ingredients from the formulation. Regardless, these pads are still the best BHA product I've ever found, and I will continue to purchase. Highly recommend for sensitive skin!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/25/2015 2:22:00 AM
More reviews by heyvalerie
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
This is overall a really great product.The product comes in a jar with soaked thin cotton pads.The jar of 90 pads cost around 6 dollars. I'm in college so this is an OK price. I'm still saving up on buying PC BHA 2% solution.I apply this before bed and let it sit for about 20-30 min. This last step is very important. It needs time to work. After the waiting time I proceed as normal with my procedure. I have dry skin so at winter this did dry my skin but I still kept using it and dealt with the dryness by putting on more moisturizer and putting this on every other day. I wish it was more effective with my sebaceous filaments. It did clear up my annoying pimples/occasional acne that used to be here and there on my face really well. My face is also nicely exfoliated when I wake up. Especially around the nostril area.Overall rating 4/5Pro: * Really works removing/combating pimples* affordable* exfoliatingCon:*Wish it did a better job removing my sebaceous filaments. *drying in winter but nothing a good moisturizer can't handle.This is a good product for oily skin. Dry skins can use this as well depending on how dry. The trick is not using it twice a day but finding a time span that fits your skin type. Oily skin could use this once a day but dry maybe every other or third.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/22/2015 1:25:00 PM
More reviews by heyheyhayleee
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral
Great price, doesn't burn your skin, smell isn't too bad. I started using this after noticing my BP cream wasn't working, and unfortunately this broke me out more after using it for one week. My skin is more oily and I've noticed it gave me whiteheads and irritated some bumps. I wouldn't recommend it for people with oily skin.
on 3/17/2015 6:38:00 PM
More reviews by mischevious
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
Not for everyone. Broke me out, maybe I have to use the sensitive skin one. Everything else is fine about the product. Price point is cool, as is the packaging. Just kinda difficult not to take out two at once ._.
on 3/9/2015 8:29:00 PM
More reviews by roxieomg
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
ALL HAIL STRIDEX RED BOXSeriously, after years of cystic acne that was just spreading and spreading and in the urgency to remove it my outlandish treatments were getting ridiculous (why did baking soda ever seem like a good idea, sigh). My skin was in constant pain and I wanted to cry every time I looked in a mirror without makeup. I finally decided to start really researching skincare a few months ago and learned so so much (sca I'm looking at you) and picked up these on iherb - I live in the UK so I have to get them shipped to me.Purging period sucked. I knew I just had to stick it out but my God my face was a MESS for the first couple of weeks with this. But then slowly but surely, I started to clear. My face isn't perfect now, but it's a damn sight better than it was and as part of a more extensive routine and steely determination I will eventually have skin I'll be proud of. I'll never be grateful enough for stridex and sca.
on 12/22/2014 7:56:00 PM
More reviews by itaJ
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Holy butts, you guys. All hail Stridex (and r/skincareaddiction, the people responsible for me finding these delightful little pads)! After the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder foundation wreaked havoc on my skin, I was left with hard cystic acne nodules all over my face and an accompanying feeling of despair. Well, Stridex to the rescue. I became diligent about washing my face every single night, following up by swiping one of these pads all over my face and chest, waiting 15 minutes, and then applying moisturizer and a spot treatment. I can truly credit these pads with helping clear up my horrible acne - it even got rid of a few gross bumps (chacne?) on my chest! I have and will continue to repurchase these for the foreseeable future. $ saving tip: cut each pad in half to make 'em last longer
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 6/14/2014 3:56:00 PM
More reviews by Videotapeses
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I have very dry and sensitive skin. I get hormonal acne and closed comedones. This product is very nice. I cleanse my skin, dry my face and apply it. I wait 5-15 minutes and then CLEANSE IT OFF with water. That's right washing it off helps prevent flakes and then i continue with my skin care routine. This really helped with the weird bumps on my forehead I get when the weather changes.
on 6/14/2014 3:12:00 AM
More reviews by ruru107
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I purchased this product to help reduce my sebaceous filaments, and while I don't think it is succeeding at that, it still seems to helping my skin a lot. I agree with others that it feels uncomfortable on the skin and makes your face shiny. My solution it to use it right before bed. I don't feel it, and I don't care what it looks like! :) This has replaced a benzoyl peroxide wash I was using. I learned on /r/skincareaddiction that medicated washes are not effective because the active ingredient needs to stay on your skin for longer than 30 seconds. These pads are also way easier to use and more convenient than a wash. One thing to remember is to wait at least 15-30 minutes after application before using a moisturizer, etc. because other products will change the pH level and the Stridex won't be as effective. Another tip: cut the pads in half and one jar will last you a long time.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 5/23/2014 7:29:00 PM
More reviews by blar1813
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I love everything about this product! The purging period really sucked, but in the end it has really helped to clear up my cheeks, which used to be consistently clogged. I always make sure to leave it on for 20 minutes before I put on a moisturizer, and that does make my skin feel very dry. I haven't had any other drying issues with this product, though. After I moisturize, my skin feels like it normally does and does not carry any dryness over into the next day at all. I really can't see my routine without this!
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