DDF • Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% with Tea Tree Oil • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
This product is seriously amazing. I have very sensitive skin on my face, if i accidentally scratch my face it turns super red, just to give you an idea. So this being 5% bp, i thought there was no way my skin would like it. I was wrong! it cleared up my skin so fast and kept it clear but since i wasnt using a moistuizer because every one ive tried breaks me out, it dried up my skin like a desert so i stopped using it and im going to try to use it less often until i find a good moisturizer. It is worth the price, and if you've tried everything with no luck please try this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
So this basically changed my life. My skin was craterface pizza for a year, with cystic acne getting out of control and multiplying every day. Very worrisome.
My skin does not respond well to salicylic acid. It didn't respond to anything, really, and I dumped a bunch of money into skincare. Tried oil cleansing too, Beh. I didn't realize I was a benzoyl girl. A friend recommended this so I bit the bullet and purchased.
Worth the investment. This in conjunction with a sensitive, non-abrasive cleanser and strong moisturizer/spf started clearing me up instantly. It was insane. I followed Dan's acne method (pls Google so mua doesn't think I'm advertising!!), which was aimed at minimizing inflammation. He requires you pile on the BP over time, but I've never needed to go that far.
The first time you use ANY BP, you WILL experience redness, itchiness and peeling.. fight through it! follow acne.***'s suggestions on method and dosage. the website provides helpful tips and tricks to work with that. Ideally, you should start off very sparse and use it every other day, working up to daily..
After my skin adjusted to it, the inflammation around my acne began to subside. When my skin was flat (only badly scarred by then), I got my first pore extraction which unveiled massive clogs (huge plugs probably years old). My aesthetician explained that these plugs prevented bacteria from cleansing, so they would inflame around the site. Benzoyl shrinks the fk out of the things trapped in your pores, so you would still have to get them out so they don't inflame again. After that first extraction, I barely need to go back. My skin has remained clear and the scars have all but faded.
This is the first time in my life I have ever, EVER had clear skin. I used DDF every day for the first five months. Now it is wb effective spot treatment.
Step 1: gentle, non-abrasive Cleanser with a pH of 5.5 or higher (I used purpose). Light washing for less than 10 seconds. Pat dry.
2) Let skin dry completely. Smooth BP generously and evenly across skin. First time will lead to shitty, itchy skin. I reduced my dosage and usage because skin turned leathery, but others may handle more.
3) good, solid moisturizer with spf of at least 15. I used olay regenerist spf, but have since shifted to Yes to Carrots spf because products with dimethicone ruin your skin over time.
I'm sure there are cheaper BPs out there but I'm gonna be loyal to this. I like the consistency, I like the simple packaging, I like how little of it I had to use, and I trust the quality of other ingredients.
Don't be deterred by the side effects of BP - that is a given with this product no matter who the carrier is. Not fair to judge based on a given. Power through!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this on and off for a few years, and I'm not certain if I will buy again. I like it, it feels nice and it reduces blemishes, but it's not a miracle worker either. I don't think my skin likes BP, so I may find another product with tea tree oil and see how that works before i give this another try.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I bought this after reading such a amazing reviews, but when I used it I woke up crazy red all over my face! It was also sensitive and almost painful. It took like a week to get my skin back to normal. I just too scared to ever put it on my face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I really like this product.. I bought it about 3 months ago and I'm just about finished. I like using it as a spot treatment because it does zap the zits practically in a day. I also use it as a facial wash AFTER I've cleaned off all my makeup with a face wash, in which case I use Purpose and I love that. So I use this after and kind of let it sit a few minutes whether I'm in the shower or not, to me I feel like it helps. ( I have OCD :P) And I don't use it everyday, because there isn't all that much and it works just about the same using it every other day or every other two days, no lie. More like keeps the pimples at bay for a while until you use it again, which is a reason why I love this product. I purchased it at Sephora, and I think I'll be looking online in hopes of finding a cheaper place to get it. I know DDF have upped their prices so we will see. I love the BP with tea tree oil.. Very good if you react well to it :-)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I really like all of the DDF products I've tried and this one certainly didn't disappoint. My skin has a bad time with BP treatments (easily causes redness and peeling on me), but it's so effective for acne-prone spots I do occasionally have to go back to it. I never had a BP product I actually enjoyed and didn't dread using until I tried this one. I'm not sure what is so different about their formulation or processing of the ingredients, but it really does zap the pimples and clear up oily or clogged areas WITHOUT hurting my skin. It also doesn't smell nearly as bad as some other BP treatments. Pleasant smooth texture, nice packaging as well. The price seems high at first, but you only need a dab or very thin layer, so ultimately it's worth it. I highly recommend trying for all types of stubborn acne.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've used this for about a month now and nothing has been as effective for my skin in years. I've been scared to write a review thinking I might "jinx" the effectiveness, but I strongly believe in spreading information that may help others. Over the last three years my skin has had stubborn, persistent breakouts with long lasting hyperpigmentation. It hasn't been terrible, just persistent in spite of multiple treatments; over-the-counter and prescription. I was prescribed differin and benzaclin which in combination used to work wonderfully for me but the benzaclin stopped working. I have read all of the reports that 2.5% benzoyl peroxide is just as effective as 10% without the side effects, yeah yeah, but 2.5% for me (again this is anecdotal) was not working. I also get scared of regular use of BP because of dryness (I'm 30 and it can make me look wrinkly). But I was having this awful breakout along my hairline that nothing was helping and going to my derm is a pain. So I started my google searching for some BP product stronger than 2.5% and voila, found this product. Again, at risk of jinxing myself, this product is wonderful. My skin looks better than it has in years, it has helped with the hyperpigmentation, and is controlling oil. I was at the point of blotting my skin all the time and using Dr. brandt pores-no-more to control, but this DDF 5% product has really normalized my skin. I just woke up and looked in the mirror and it keeps improving; I feel younger and look more even everyday. I'm mad I didn't find this sooner. So I still use differin every other night and the ddf 5% every morning and alternate differin nights. I have to use a good moisturizer with BP or I am screwing myself; philosophy's hope in a jar for dry skin in small amounts works outrageously well for me. Hope this continues working and works for anyone who tries it!
*I also want to add that about two months ago I started using Pur Minerals makeup and I think this has also contributed to the betterment of my skin. It's honestly the best, lightest, easy-to-use powder I have ever used.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Although I am over the 40 mark, I have combination skin, and still break out if I am not scrupulous in my routine, or if I have major hormonal issues (cannot control the latter, they little vermin have a mind of their own).
During either the extremely humid months of the east coast summers, or during those times when my hormones are deciding to make my life miserable, this has become a very good friend.
Years ago, I had to visit the dermatologist for a BP script. Was very expensive, and also very harsh. I then discovered MD Forumlations BP @ 10 percent, which I used for several years. However, as I have gotten older, the 10 percent was proving way too harsh: it was drying my skin too much. I needed less of a workhorse and more of a maintenance manager.
As I've used the DDF Glycolic toner for several years, and my MD Formulations BP was out, I decided to try the DDF 5 percent. I love the way it goes on, has proved to be the answer to my needs.
A lighter BP formulation, it goes on like silk, sinks in instantly, controls the oil, and the tea tree oil controls bacteria effectively during strenuous workouts, all without excessive drying.
Highly recommend, especially for women over 35 who need oil control but are concerned about excessive drying. At one time, this would not have been strong enough for my needs; now, it is the solution to my combo skin issues.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
So far this is only day two of using it, but I really like this. I especially love the texture and creaminess of the product when i put it on. I'm almost 30 and I still have a little bit of acne problems here and there. I've used everything under the sun from antibiotics, accutane, retin-a, azelax, Pro-activ, differin, a ton of over the counter products and diet changes. I have come to the conclusion that I will have pimples forever to some extent. My skin is responding well to this and it has actually cleared up a little. I only had one tiny pimple when I started using it, but that one pimple went away overnight. Wow! This stuff moisturizes me too, which is also an added benefit to my oily skin/dry skin issues. This is some pricey stuff, but the product is pretty abundant for the price, so I will definitely buy this again if I continue to see benefits. Thanks to the reviewers here that I even found out about this product. Try it ladies if you have acne. I do really well with BP in general though. My usual HG product is neutrogena on the spot, but so far this product surpasses it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My HG in keeping my acne under control!!! I've used a bunch of other brands but DDF has been one of the best I've used so far. I slather this on my whole face every night and use it along with the Glycolic toner 10% and Sulfur treatment mask as spot treatment. Believe they just changed the formulation for this. It used to be a lot more liquid and easy to spread but the new formulation is thicker and creamier. Still works tho.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm reviewing the regular 5% bp gel with no added tea tree oil. Stuff is BOMB!!! I was using neutrogena on the spot before, which I found is the best bp you can find at a drugstore (better than bp from clearasil, clean & clear, aveeno, at least) but this stuff triumphs. I've been using it everyday for about 2 months and I'm almost CLEAR! I can use this morning and night with minor peeling around my lip area (and moisturizer takes care of that no problem) I slatherrr this stuff on my chin because I only get major breakouts on my chin (and some lone pimples here and there on my cheeks) I will continue to buy. I got mine at Lovelyskin for $20 but it's no longer carried there! Also, try to drink 2 L of water a day. I've been doing that and I believe it also helped in making my skin look good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
So far, I really like this product. My skin has always responded best to BP out of all of the topical acne treatments but I have to be careful not to use it too often or it seems to either lose effectiveness after a while or cause irritation and then more breakouts. I use this only to treat spots or small areas (not to prevent, too drying) and on top of a good moisturizer to help minimize irritation. I've noticed better healing times while using this and also the red marks seem to fade a little faster. I think it's odd that this product comes in such a big tube- 2 oz of product is a lot for what is essentially a spot treatment (the directions say "affected areas" so I am assuming that it's meant for spot treating and not slathering over your entire face.) The price ($34) seems high compared to other similar products, but it's the big tube that drives the price up so it ends up costing about the same per oz. as similar products from Murad, Clinique etc.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
LOVE this stuff. Really helps with my breakouts. I still breakout, it's not like the miracle cure for me, but it has significantly improved my skin. It's not a cheap treatment but I really believe it's worth every penny
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
this did not have the magic powers for me that it did for other ppl. works fine to prevent breakouts, but no good as an emergency spot treatment. oh well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is hands down the best acne product i've ever tried! And i've tried them all for the most part including seeing dermatologist for the past five years! I've never had bad acne it was more mild to moderate but the problem with my acne is it was pretty persisistant. After dealing with breakouts for awhile and using retin a and birth control I got desperate to find something over the counter. I read great reviews about this product and figured what the heck I have nothing to lose. Within HOURS I mean HOURS of using this stuff my pimples shrunk to the point where they were hardley noticable...I've never had a product work so fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And its consistant! My skin looks better than ever...My post acne hyperpigmentation is fading away fast and i'm dramatically more confident with myself. I'm a beautiful girl but my acne affected my confidence a lot! I would want to hide inside away from the world...Now I can be me. I can look in the mirror and not see acne anymore...This is an HG product and a life changing product for me...I also love DDF glycolic acid toner these two products will be a staple in my skincare forever.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
I used this whole bottle, which last me for about three months. In those three months, my skin condition got increasingly worse. When I stopped using it, my skin improved. That was over two years ago or even more. In that time, I bounced around from one skin care product to another and actually documented what worked for me.
Here is what I learned: I cannot use any benzoyl peroxide product that has a concentration above 2.5%. Anything higher and my skin goes nuts and breakout even more.
Second point, a little goes a long way in terms of acne treatments for me. Foolishly I followed the Dan from acne.org treatment and applied BP cream on thick. My skin doesn't like that. In fact for me a thin layer is all I need and I don't have to apply it everywhere on my face. In fact, applying it thickly on my face is wasting product and doesn't heal my skin any faster. That method may work for everyone else but I am not like everyone else.
Third, my skin does not tolerate tea tree oil at any amount at all. Not even a drop. That one took me a long time to realize that not everything natural is effective for me. In fact, I learned not too long ago my skin reacts to a lot of ingredients. I am slowly working my way through what works for me and what doesn't. For example, I believe that sulfates do not agree with my face. But green tea is a-okay with my face.
Now I am not saying this is a bad product but just not the right product for my oily and sensitive skin. If you are interested but don't want to spend the cash, check out stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, etc. They usually have it on sale there.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I bought this product awhile back and I think I used it for approx. a week or so and I got terrible breakout from it. Seeing most people on here got a really positive review on it...maybe I'll give it another try. I tossed it out right after I got terrible breakouts from it. Perhaps, it takes awhile for my skin to adjust since I've used/constantly changes and went throught ALOT of acne products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This stuff is great. I've tried a lot with my skin and this has proven to be the best. The texture is a little gritty so you know it's working into your pores. What I like best is the cost to value ratio. I used ProActiv for several years. This is about the same monthly price, but you get almost triple the amount and it lasts much longer. Will buy and continue to buy for quite a while.
I used to purchase higher end toners and cleansers. Since I've begun using this I can now purchase the less expensive ones which is just great! On my second bottle now!
EDIT: I noticed that this wasn't working as well to CLEAR blemishes. It did help prevent, but did nothing to help the hormonal ones heal faster. Then I noticed DDF increased their price, this used to be $28, but they're raised the price to $34 USD. That really made me mad, $6 increase for zit cream? Not only those two cons, but I also found out DDF tests on animals. I should've researched this in the beginning but that's three strikes against DDF. Will find an alternative. Some people may not care about animal testing, but I do.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My sister gave me this product since it didn't work for her skin, I decided to try it one night on the problem areas I hate the most. Next morning the redness has calmed down and you can barely notice it.. I couldn't believe it cause it only had been one night! May be too soon to tell but I'm enjoying it so far!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
As a result of Clarisonic, and a stubborn determination of wanting to make it work for me, i ended up with broken out skin. DDF Benzoyl Peroxide, together with facials, Philosophy Purity Made Simple and Microdelivery Cleanser (yeah that is quite a lot! haha) has managed to get my skin eventually under control. That said though, I do think Daniel Kern's Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide works as effectively, less drying and for so much more cheaper too. Regardless, this product works like it's supposed to, and as many others have warned, DO NOT go crazy with application in the first initial few days of using this - otherwise you'd end up with scaly and peeling skin. Eww