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on 8/25/2015 4:17:00 AM
More reviews by curlycuesue
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
[I thought I had a written a review for this lotion when I first started using it about 10 years ago, but I couldn't find it, so I'll write one now.] About 10 years ago, my skin was breaking out like crazy, and I remember reading on MUA about Jan Marini's BIoglycolic Bioclear lotion, so I tried it, and it totally worked for me. My skin totally cleared up, and if I did happen to break out, it was minimal. My post-acne scars were also diminished, and my soft felt really soft. So, I used it for about 3 years, and because my skin was under control, looking great, and there are always new/interesting/effective/innovative products entering the market (most of which I learn about on MUA :P), I started using other skincare items. Fast forward about 7 years, and my skin is going crazy again (and this is after oral and topical antibiotics, retin-A, accutane, changing my diet, etc). I figured I didn't have anything to lose, so I purchased this lotion again, and it's been a lifesaver! My skin isn't perfect, by any means, but I just feel in control of it. Any breakouts I get are pretty small, and they either come to a head quickly, or they disappear relatively quickly. The flesh-colored bumps on my jaw area which I've had for years seem to be diminishing, and my skin feels incredibly soft. It took a few weeks to notice these effects, but I'm certainly glad this lotion is in my arsenal again. The only annoying & frustrating thing about the product is the packaging. When I first bought it 10 years ago, it was in a glass bottle, with a black pump, and it was great. Then they changed it to a tall, silver plastic bottle with a clear plastic cap, which worked fine as well. Now, it comes in dropper form, which I normally wouldn't have a problem with but the circumference of the dropper is so large than when I'm pulling it out of the bottle or putting it back in, the lotion that's on the outside of the dropper gets scraped onto the threading of the bottle opening (gosh I hope that makes sense). I have to take time to scrape the excess product from the dropper before pulling it out, or be reeeeally careful when putting it back in so it won't touch the bottle opening and get everywhere. I don't know much about physics, mechanics, engineering, and whatever else may go into developing a bottle design, but I think a simple solution would be to make the dropper narrower. The hole size at the end of the dropper is fine, but just making the circumference of the dropper cylinder skinnier would make it easier to put the dropper back in the bottle without gunking up the opening of the bottle. But even with this packaging issue, the lotion works for me so I will keep repurchasing. :)
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/2/2015 7:03:00 AM
More reviews by LolaBlue
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
**This review is for the "lotion"** I'm not sure what was up with my skin, but I spent the latter part of December and well into January battling the worst breakout of my life. Was it stress? Was it hormones? Was it just my skin being a bastard? Probably all 3, but that's life. Anyway, I pulled out all the stops and tried everything that had worked in the past to no avail. In a fit of desperation one night I ordered a bottle of JM BioClear Lotion and hoped and prayed it worked. There wasn't any dramatic clearing of my skin overnight - not even over a few days. But over a few weeks? MIRACLE. My skin is damn near flawless now and though I use this in combination with other products (Avene retinoid at night, Metazene serum + moisturizer during the day), I'd say about 80% of that can be credited to this product since I didn't change anything else.
on 1/25/2014 8:59:00 AM
More reviews by Formerann83
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Using the cream formula on my forehead only to combat fine lines and rosacea and it's been working great. No new bumps ( knock on wood) and I'm super prone to breakouts and I have none. Don't use on my cheeks since I use finacea there.
on 11/22/2013 4:33:00 AM
More reviews by poohlisey
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I've used this but the lotion version years ago and then stopped. I started breaking out recently and it was really depressing.. I remember about this so decided to give it a try again but this time the cream version. This seriously saved my skin! Within a month my skin's clear again. This is super greasy compare to the lotion but works better on healing my skin than the lotion. I only use this during bedtime. It also has a plastic smell but it doesn't linger. It comes in a small heavy glass jar with only 1oz of product but a little goes a long way! Price is also steep but you can also find it on amazon less.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 9/9/2012 1:41:00 AM
More reviews by Sabromeo
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I've been using the Bioclear lotion and cream and the Factor A+ on-and-off for the last 12 years or so. The products work great for me. Yes, they sting a little when I put it on, and I can only really use it at night, since it makes my skin get really red and burn... but the results are GREAT!!! It takes a couple of weeks for my skin to really glow, and it is totally worth the initial side effects. The packaging is terrible though. The pumps always get clogged and most of the time dont work at all. It is really frustrating since you spend so much on the product and the packaging is so cheap!!!! There are so many toxic chemicals in these products... it can't be good for you. That's why i don't use it long-term.
on 8/18/2012 11:21:00 AM
More reviews by Sim1theballerina
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I'm now on my second bioclear cream after not using it for a while. I use it twice a day, and it takes me about 2 months to use up a single 1 oz. container, and I use the Bioglycolic cleanser twice a day before it and Jan Marini's SPF moisturizer in the morning after it. This stuff is amazing--it keeps my skin clear and has definitely made it much smoother. Marks from pimples disappear twice as quickly, and the blemishes themselves are much more tame. After using it for about a month and a half my skin became virtually perfectly clear (save for the occasional blemish from an all-nighter studying or an extremely social weekend). HOWEVER, the ingredients are absolutely terrible! This contains some of the most toxic, harsh, and carcinogenic chemicals on the market (including the cream's multiple types of parabens), and I have decided to move on from Jan Marini to a more natural regimen (potentially to Laventine). I suspect that my skin will become too dependent on intense glycolic exfoliation and may have become dependent to have the other chemicals in the bioclear cream, so the transition may not be smooth. However if you do any research on the dangerous ingredients in cosmetics, several of the ingredients in this cream top the list, so I would rather switch from Jan Marini to something the FDA might not outlaw in the next decade. Nevertheless, I HIGHLY recommend this cream if you are suffering from moderate acne (like I once was) and have been unable to find anything that actually works.
on 3/29/2012 11:17:00 AM
More reviews by JCM123
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
OK. So I have used both the lotion and the cream. They both work, and work incredibly well for me. I would say the lotion works slightly better than the cream, but, and that is a BIG but, it burned the bejeezus out of my skin. I would just look really red. It didnt hurt too much, after the initial sting, and really did shrink the offending spot or cluster of spots. I did however get really frustrated with having angry red blotches for a couple days after I applied the lotion. I decided to switch to the cream, which is obviously milder, but I have found that even though I have an oily t-zone it works really well on my skin and I am very happy with the results and no red angry face anymore. Both work very well, but if you have slightly sensitive ski then I would definitely opt for the cream, even if you have skin that is more oily than normal or dry :) I have been very happy with the results and it has really helped completely clear my adult acne (in combination with the bioglycolic cleanser) UPDATE (22/06/2012): I am now nearing the end of my little tub of my Bioclear cream and I am really impressed. With consistent use my skin is now really smooth,soft and more imporatantly acne free. I have had ONE spot in the past two months which when I compare it to this time last year when I had spots all over my chin and jaw line essentially I am over the moon. I use my Bioglycolic cleanser, twice a day, every day too as I do with the Bioclear cream.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/16/2012 10:38:00 PM
More reviews by clarefromcali99
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I really think this product is working for my adult acne-prone skin. It's noticeably helping to flatten those hideous bumps that I got from using that darn Aveno SPF30 tinted moisturizer. But I must admit, this Bioclear lotion didn't work didley for the first 2~3 weeks. But after the 3rd week mark, I started noticing slight improvements. Now, about 5 or so weeks into using this, I'm seeing much smoother skin, lighter complexion, and, as my mom would say, a really "juicy" and fresh overall complexion. Haha. I think the key, for me, was to apply a full pump on each cheek of my face and a half drop on the forehead and T-Zone. Hence, about 2~3 full-sized pumps. Seriously, just dabbing it on faintly didn't work at all. Even though my skin is really sensitive, applying lots of this lotion didn't really sting that much. So, in conclusion, I'd say that this lotion is working great, much better than any of the high-end Salicylic Peels that I had been getting (for a whopping $100 per peel). I really hope to see nothing but great improvements with this lotion. Fingers crossed, girls..*****3/19/12 update: Changing from 4 stars to 3 stars. The amazing product turned out to be not that great. I'll continue using it, but I don't see it working as great as it did during my first few weeks.
on 12/1/2011 10:57:00 PM
More reviews by bamboulaki
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
I use the Bioclear cream since my cheeks can get dried out easily. Even though I have an oily t-zone, this cream still felt great all over my face and did not feel heavy or greasy. It makes my skin feel so soft and it has done wonders on my cystic acne. I use this with the bioglycolic cleanser, Factor-A plus cream, and the 10% peroxide. I added the last two recently just to take care of any occasional zits since my acne is pretty severe. I did however start off only using the cleanser and this bioclear cream and even those two alone did wonders on my skin! It did break me out for the first couple weeks (which is a good thing because it is pushing out the buildup in pores) but even through the breakouts, I did notice that the zits healed much much faster than usual and these products had a soothing effect on them. After the initial breakout went away, I no longer experienced breakouts! It even controlled hormonal breakouts, which I have always struggled with. I did have an occasional zit here and there, which is why I use the Factor-A and peroxide and those two products have really cleared up my skin and helped speed up the healing of scars. Here are a couple things to keep in mind:-Give this product time. It might initially break you out but it is just doing its job by clearing out your pores. Try to tough it out. I would say that I noticed a dramatic difference in my skin after about 2 months of proper use of this cream and cleanser.-Be cautious when buying this on places like Amazon. After my first order of this cream and the cleanser ran out, I was too cheap to buy them again at full price, so I bought them on Amazon. I noticed that the smell and consistency of the cream was different but I thought that maybe it had something to do with the hot weather during shipping. I noticed that during the couple months of usage, my skin started to look worse and worse. I sat down and compared my old jar with the new one from Amazon and I noticed a couple TINY differences in the packaging (like the missing trademark sign and there was no expiration date on the new jar). Knockoffs can be tricky! Be careful..I would at least recommend to buy the first one directly from the jan marini site just to use as a comparison for future purchases.This is a great cream that has ended my hunt for the perfect acne fighting product.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 8/19/2011 6:32:00 PM
More reviews by WalkingOnADream
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
This product cleared up my chest acne in 1 month. I use it 4 nights a week on my chest and neck. It's amazing. It does tingle!!!I also use it on my face 3 times a week with Obagi 15% C Serum. My skin is flawless. I love this product and will continue to purchase it.
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