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. continued >>
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
the cleansing is OK. not good and not bad.
BUT the toner is too harsh..smell just like alcohol, and burns my skin though sometimes it really has effect.
I don't wanna to cure my acne but get the serious redness on skin.
and I wanna say, the really effective product is the 3rd step. Now I just can use the 3rd step and using it singly also OK.
I don't dare to use other steps.
And why I should buy all of 3? that's the question...
This was the first acne product I used when I started going through hormone issues. I really liked this product, but felt that I needed it stronger. I never knew they had a severe one or else I would have gotten it. The kit did clear up some small acne, but the cysts were difficult to fight. It made my face peel, but that was it. I walked around school one day and everyone kept staring at me so I looked in the mirror and realized I had this gigantic patch of skin coming off my forehead. It was really embarrassing, but this only happened once. I recommend this product for moderate acne like it says. If you have cystic I highly recommend the severe kit(:
for reference: i'm 27, with generally oily, acne prone skin, and always remove my makeup and wash my face at night
love this product!! i've been using Proactiv, but i ran out of the cleanser before the other steps (of course) so i bought this intending just to get me through until my next Proactiv package came, but the AcneFree ended up being so much better for me. my skin finally started clearing up, and it didn't dry my skin out. i recently had a tough time finding this in stores, so i had to go back to the Proactiv cleanser, and my face is insanely dry and flakey. AcneFree is much more gentle for me, and easier/cheaper to get than the Proactiv cleanser!
OMG!!....this product cleared up my acne. I am an adult with cystic acne on my face and neck. My acne was very gross and I was very insecure about it. This product cleared up my acne within a week of using it.
I'd highly recommend it to anyone suffering from severe acne. I am surprised it does not have more positive reviews.
Oh I'm so glad I found this! My sister bought it on sale and I used it out of desperation one night when I was breaking out. I was previously using zest soap and the basis vitamin bar - anything simple because of how sensitive my skin is. Let me tell you, I am SO sensitive. Everything breaks me out! I'm literally allergic to salycic acid, I break out in terrible cystic acne. It took me way too long to figure that one out. I used to use Proactivs cleanser, which is way way too strong and too drying and irritating and still broke me out. I was scared this was going to be similar. And I really didn't like the 'stays in your pores even after you wash it off' thing. I've always thought what's the point of benzoyl peroxide in a cleanser when it just rinses off? Well obviously they're doing something right. Helped me clear up right away - from the very first time I used it my skin just felt nice and good. The painful acne I had at the time stopped hurting. Everything cleared up. I'm so happy with this. The fact it cleared me up and didnt irritate my skin or make me super red - A+. If it can help my impossible skin it can help anyones. It IS a little bit drying - I don't actually feel any tightness but there's some dry spots on my cheeks. Not bad at all, and nothing like proactiv. Thank god.