I only use this as a spot treatment because it is too strong for my entire face. Have been using for over 3 months and these are my results:
what i like about this treatment:
-works great as a spot treatment
-stops pimples in their tracks
-pimple is reduced by 50% the next day after using
what i dislike about this treatment:
-makes skin if you use too much
This product is wonderful! I bought this gel to apply for those days when a pimple decides to come at the worst time possible the size of a pencil eraser. It works great. It dries out the problem area and reduces the swelling of the pimple! I usually use this at nighttime. The tube is so little, but a little bit goes a long way. I've had it for quite some time now...and it still isn't close to being gone! =)
Okay so I've been using this product now for perhaps a year or two and it doesn't work as well as it first did for me. I really think my skin has become immune to this product because I use to use it religiously on any acne that seems to be showing its way through. This is a great product, but I suggest changing it up with other acne creams here and there so that your skin doesn't become immune to it.
Love this!!! I break out around my jaw line with cystic acne, I put a pea size amount on over night, within 3 or 4 nights the acne is gone! I am combo/dry skin and it doesnt dry my skin out.
I LOVE this stuff!!! It completely removes the ENTIRE pimple or zit overnight!!! Before i started using this stuff, my skin had acne all over my t- zone and my cheeks, chin, etc... But then I heard all the rave reviews about this stuff and I used some all over my acne and it was 80% gone overnight! It is a bit drying so use a non-comedogenic moisturizer after the gel dries completely. It's not a gel it's more of a white cream. I will buy this product again for sure! BTW... I use this stuff with Clean and Clear continuous control acne cleanser, which also has 10% benzoyl peroxide.
Hi i am 15 years old and have been struggling with mild acne since i was in 7th grade. Everything i have tried just did not work for me at all!. I will tell you my tips and tricks on getting rid of acne and then at the end tell you what products i use for my face.
-First, if you wear any makeup on your face, look what type of ingredinents are in it, because it probably will have an ingredienent thats breaking you out. Look up on your computer to see the type of ingredients in makeup that will cause you to breakout. Or you can hit up a makeup review site(my favorite makeupalley.com) and search your product and see if anyone else has been breaking out from it. Though everybody elses skin is different. I know giving up your makeup is a hard thing to do, but in the end its really worth it. Personally everything breaks me out, so i stick to a foundation that doesnt break me out as much as others do.
-Wash your face twice i day! I can not stress on how important this is. If you sleep with your makeup on i guarentee that you will get a breakout in the moring. Once you start washing your face twice a day you will see a big difference.
-Wash your pillow cases and blankets atleast once a week. All the bacteria thats on the pillow or blanket will transfer to your face. I never used to do this until i noticed that around my lower chin i was breaking out. I looked on the internet for some answers and they said to wash your bedding so i did and the breakout on my lower chin went away! When i sleep i put my blanket up to my chin area, that is the reason why i was breaking out on my lower chin
- Drink lots of water! If your skin is not hyderated than no acne treatments will work for your skin! I drink 9, 8 ounces of water everyday. I feel like this has really helped my skin clear up DRAMATICALLY.
- Moisturize your skin. If your skin is dry from all the things that your trying to fix you skin with, you will leave your skin dry. Therefore your skin will produce more oil to get back to its regular stage. Oil + Bacteria = Acne!
Now after i followed all those rules i still had breakouts. But not as much as i had before i did all those things. I got an occasinol zit, and some breakouts, but i wanted my skin to be clear!
So these are the things that i picked up from the drugstore!
First my moisturizer i use the cetiphil sensitive skin cream. It is very thick and kind of feels oily, but oh man once i put this on my skin has gotten clearer. Honestly do not know why. I thought it would help my skin be nice and moisturized but has no idea that it would help my skin become clearer.
My cleanser i use is the Neutrogena orange bar soap. I have no idea what it is called but its in a white box and its orange. I use the fragence-free one. It makes but skin feel so squekey clean! Though i do have to admit it does kinda dry out my skin, so defintly follow up with a moisturizer!
My zit treatment i use is the persagel 10 from Clean&Clear.I could go on hours raving about this product it has truly been the #1 thing that has cleared up my acne! Do remember that do not keep on piling this on your face because it will not get rid of pimples and breakouts. Instead apply thin layers of it after you cleanse your face. I do very recomend purchasing this product!
Also, i recomend getting a face mask, i use the mud mask and the mint julep one from Queens st. Helens or somethig like that, but you can find this anywhere i use it 2 times a week and it really does help with acne!
Do not touch your face and try not to stress about it and soon enough your acne will start to clear up. Remember everyones skin is different and not just you are suffering from acne. continued >>
Oh my gosh. Can't tell you how many times this guy has saved me from an EMBARASSING pimple. I still get an occasional one that pops up even if I use to the best system for my skin. So for that pimple, I use this. This thing is INCREDIBLE. I am still in shock. Everytime I use it, I'm reminded how awesome it is and I'm never looking back. I just put a small amount on a pimple and overnight... NO MORE PIMPLE. If you've picked at it, it might take an extra day or two, but it still works super fast. When one just comes up on my face, use this and it disappears.
Also, make sure you use such a small amount on it, that you can barely see the white when it dries. If you use too much, it can irritate your skin. Just use a small amount, even if there's a lot of pimples or if the pimple is huge. Just use a small amount every time.
OMG....this is such a lifesaver. I tried every over the counter topical treatment to get rid of my acne, but nothing worked until I tried this. Almost overnight, the acne went away. By the third day, my face was completely clear. My acne no longer flared, nor did it hurt. I definitely recommend this product. It may dry out your face. But use clean and clear's moisturizing lotion with acne treatment and your face will thank you for it. I never thought that in my thirties I would be getting acne this bad. But this product works!
My friend recommended this product to me a while back. I've used a ten percent bp acne wash prescribed by my derm when I was younger and had great results. As I got older I weaned myself off of it and began using a lower percentage then eventually an over the counter wash. My skin was getting so dry using the 10% wash. So I was eventually using neutrogena acne wash but I still was having a few pimples pop up on my forehead. So I used this gel to treat them. I had quite a few pimples but literally hours after applying this they became smaller and less red. Then my face became super itchy...it was awful. I tried lotion to soothe the drying. I eventually resorted to rinsing it off with lukewarm water because my face became red, peely and swollen. I waited weeks and then tried using less with a cotton swab...and the same thing happened :( both times even using a little ended up causing a horrible reaction that affected my entire face. So I don't know what it was that this product contained that caused this to happen...but it was suuuuper painful and embarrassing.
Due to the rave reviews here on makeupalley, I finally picked this up sometime in really early September. I tried putting this all over my face after running out of the benzoyl peroxcide treatment from acne.org, but after using that one (it has more of a gel consistinsy with almost cooling effects that's really nice for all over the face), this one just wouldn't do. It was much too drying on my skin. Altough this is called persaGEL, it's really more of a cream in my opinion. It makes a very nice spot treatment, which is great, because that's the purpose of this. I just dot it on my blemishes after applying my mouisturizer at night and sometimes a very thin layer before applying my makeup, and I'm good to go. It clears blemishes in about a week for under the skin cysts, and a few days for whiteheads. For the tiny ones, it clears them up pretty much overnight. I really like this product, and I think it will be a part of my skincare routine for years to come.
I've been using this for years. It does its job better than any other treatment I've tried. Unfortunately, it's VERY drying.