This product was an amazing experience. At first. The 2 or 3 weeks of using this my skin was FLAWLESS. Before using it I had Minor acne on my forehead and blackheads like crazy on my nose and it was gone within days. I used it religiously and thought it was a gift from god. Then after about a month I guess my skin got used to it because the acne came back. I still use it occasionally to clear small break outs and it never fails it's just no longer my everyday wash.
I am another one of those reviewers on MUA that has struggled with acne for years (over 2 decades actually). I've seen a dermatologist for years, and most of their pills and potions helped very little or made matters worse. I've stuck with the BC pills, and worked out the rest of my regimen on my own, and this is a part of it. I use this cleanser, and rotate with Phisoderm's acne fighting gel cleanser, as well as a few different scrubs. I even started my 13 year old step-son on this cleanser. It has just a mild exfoliating effect and the BP levels are just right not to overdry. It has no fragrance (which I love a light fragrance, but not at the risk of breaking out). I wet my face, gently massage it in with fingertips only, and then splash rinse, OR I use with my motorized Olay cleansing brush. It keeps acne at bay better than just about anything, I think, because it has the right amount of clinical/effective ingredients and NONE of the stuff that clogs pores (like waxes, heavy oils, fragrances, etc). Definitely check out what you are using & make a comparison; so many of those "teen"-like acne products don't even have any active ingredients in them! And others are products in heavy "cream" bases made of pore-clogging waxes and oils. The price on this is right, very affordable and you get a large quantity. Most highly recommend.
I've been using this for the past 7-8 years. When I began using it, I noticed results right away. It was amazing! I'm past puberty now but still using it :)
I don't even know how to begin to explain how this product has changed my life. I've suffered from acne since I was 12 but it came on full force around age 18. I've used every acne clearing product you can think of, drugstore and prescription. Until I found acne free nothing even began to clear up my severe and constant breakouts. In the first month I didn't see much change but I thankfully continued to use it. After about 4 months my acne was almost completely gone and past scarring started to lighten up. 6 months in my acne was 100% gone for the first time in YEARS. I still have occasional small breakouts that I use a spot treatment on. This product has been a miracle for me and it's one of the most inexpensive solutions I've tried. I continue to use this product even though I'm acne free, and I won't ever stop!
Bought this about a week ago after seeing great reviews and having a bad break out ( 6 or 7 zits on one side of face) and after using it nightly my acne is so much better! The breakout has dryed up and my skin looks so much clearer! Doesnt dry my skin out like others say and I have been applying all 3 products to my entire face. It only dries the zits I out I had and has prevented breakouts as well. The toner smells like alcohol and burns on open little cuts (had scratch on fingers and burned) but makes skin feel clean. Will update again.
Update: my big breakout is gone. Had three zits yesturday and their already gone besides some redness from the zits.
I like the top on this product, it snaps closed and keeps well in the shower. If your looking for a cleanser similar to Proactive, I think this is a great alternative.
For a product with BP, I prefer something thicker so it doesn't run down my face to places I don't want it. I'll continue using this but won't repurchase because it's too thin and runs in my eyes and down my neck.
I started breaking out when I went on birth control so I went to CVS and bought this thinking it would help. I think it might actually be making my skin worse. It seems like every time I use it a new pimple pops up on my face. I don't think this is the right product for me.
I love it! Best stuff ever. Ran out so I bought Dermalogica (3x pricier). Dermalogica's cleanser works a little better but I dont want to mix & match different products. I used it for about a year before switching & now I plan to switch back.
This system is fantastic. A while back, I bought Proactiv to exterminate the stubborn acne lingering on my chin, and it made my problem worse. So I ended up getting this.
I've been using it for less than three weeks, and the only thing I have for pimples is a couple small ones, hardly noticeable, and a little scar. It hasn't done that much to help even my complexion, but It still did more than I expected it to do. Now I use about a quarter of the foundation I used to, because now I only have to worry about the redness around my nose.
So.. this not only cleared up my face, but it FIXED the damage of proactive... for half the price? I agree.
The only thing I must say is if you use it too much, your face will burn sometimes- I fixed this by alternating the cleanser with a good, gentle, exfoliant (Since this wash doesnt really exfoliate anyway...) every other day, and I am still getting- and keeping my results, and the burning went away.
Get acne-free skin with the AcneFree 24 hour Acne Clearing System that includes an oil-free purifying cleanser, a renewing toner, and a repair lotion. This AcneFree clear skin system helps in killing the acne bacteria while balancing the skin tone and controlling excess oil in the skin. The active ingredients used in this oil free skin cleanser include Continuous-Release Advanced Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide, chamomile, aloe, anti-bacterial, and anti-redness ingredients. This AcneFree skin tone is recommended by dermatologists.
AcneFree 24 hour Acne Clearing System:
Use twice a day, every day, to clear your skin and stay clear
3 step system includes Oil-Free Purifying Cleanser, Renewing Toner and Repair Lotion
Kills acne bacteria on contact, oil control, balances skin tone
With Continuous-Release Advanced Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide, chamomile, aloe, and anti-bacterial, anti-redness ingredients
New advanced formula kills 99% of acne bacteria
-effective for clearing mild acne
-continues to work (i've been using it for 4-5 months now)
-gets rid of my big pimples (now I get the occasional small ones)
-does not feel harsh
-purged my acne A LOT the first few weeks (maybe 5-6 pimples on each cheek)
-face wash does NOT foam (may not feel like it's working)
-all of the products you don't feel it working on your skin (no foam, no sting)
-face wash does not wash off makeup well
I'm glad with this purchase and do not regret it at all. If your skin "likes" benzoyl peroxide this is worth buying. However, I'd buy a benzoyl peroxide SPOT TREATMENT along with for pimples. I use OXY because it has 10% benzoyl peroxide and I apply it only at night so your skin doesn't get to used to it.
*benzoyl peroxide chemically kills the acne bacteria so it may be harsh for first time users
*your skin may get used to benzoyl peroxide and it may lose its effectiveness and not kill the bacteria that causes acne through time