Clean & Clear • Persagel 10 • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was hoping this worked for me , and from all the good reviews I decided to try , I used it once as spot treatment, the next day I had red spots where I had apply this, I gave it a second try today and same thing happened ,,This stuff burns my skin!!..I never thought of my skin as sensitive but for those of you that know you have sensitive skin..stay away!!..:-/..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
So I was looking for something that could help with some spots of mine. I don't have super terrible acne but I do get some painful zits here and there. I do NOT use this all over my face because it is very, very strong and drying. I use this as strictly a spot treatment and I really like it. I had a giant cystic pimple and I applied this for a couple days and it dramatically reduced the size of the pimple. It also zaps away normal zits in a day, it doesn't completely get rid of it but it dries them out and makes them very small which is awesome. I wish that I could use this during the daytime but it dries white and flaky so I use it before I sleep. But if I really need acne relief for the day I mix it with moisturizer and it's all good. I would recommend this to people that get those annoying zits that just don't go away with acne face washes, this really does help. I would repurchase this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
My face suddenly became REALLY oily and this did nothing to get rid of pimples anymore. Works better in the fall/winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I've been using this for years. It does its job better than any other treatment I've tried. Unfortunately, it's VERY drying.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This stuff does what it say it will! I apply this overnight, and when I wake up all my zits are dried out, or at least 30% smaller than they were the day before!!! I actually bought the CVS brand of this because it was cheaper and had the same ingredients, and its equally amazing. No more large, sore planets on my face! YAY!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
This stuff works, but be forewarned that you need to be using a good moisturizer at the same time, and this should only be used as a spot-treatment and sparingly at that. It dries out your skin like crazy. The first time I used it I didn't believe that it would dry out my skin so quickly, so I put on a thin layer before bed over the bottom of my chin, and a day later the entire first layer of my skin was cracked, peeling, and hurting like crazy. But it did bring the zits down (although it doesn't make them disappear completely). Now I'm using Garnier Moisture Rescue at the same time, and my skin seems to be doing better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This did nothing for me. Just made the zit more red and angry. It might have flattened the blemishes but not significantly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Confession: I don't actually own this..I've been borrowing my roomemate's persagel for some time now (I know I'm a terrible person). With nightly use on my acne only, my skin is starting to clear up. These spots are fading, and new ones that come up go down in a couple of days. This stuff is very drying and potent, so I only use it on the spots where I have new acne forming or spots that need to fade. Great stuff, will go and buy my own (!!) soon. I also use Clean & Clear Dual Action which I also love.
EDIT: the did nothing for my cystic acne in the long run or scarring. Won't repurchase
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I haven't used clean & clear or any other acne treatment brand since my teen years since all the products made me breakout even worse. What's funny is when I stopped washing my face with any facewash my acne actually went away completely until I had a baby last year at 22. Now my body is completely different when " that time of the month" comes around I breakout really badly.
Persagel 10 worked I don't have pimples that I can feel after using this but it doesn't get rid of redness and scarring.
I wash my face with cetaphil then Olay toner before I apply Persagel 10
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
It worked, but I had to use a lot of it , and it took about 2 days. Over time I had to start using it more than once a day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am so happy with this product. I have pretty bad acne but have gotten it under control in the last few months. Unfortunately I still get a few occasional pimples/whiteheads and a few that refuse to come to the surface. I picked this up hoping it would help with those areas seeing as nothing else has. I have to say, I am so impressed. The few whiteheads I have are gone in a matter of 2 days (which is a miracle for me) and the pimples that wouldn't surface came to whiteheads an disappeared within a few days as well (instead of a few weeks). The only downfall is that it is very drying but you can say that about pretty much any acne medication, so I wouldn't suggest putting it all over your face. I just spot treat, using a qtip to apply so I don't bleach anything I touch. Definitely will be repurchasing, probably not for a while because if you're only spot treating one little tube will last you a long time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This spot treatment is pretty decent for the price. On my skin, I find that it reduces the acne thats above the surface, but I also tend to get the kind of acne that doesn't come to a head and is under the surface, which this does nothing for. It is drying, but so is every other acne spot treatment, so I don't mind. Overall, i keep buying this stuff because it works better than a lot of other stuff out there (like the neutrogena spot treatment- that stuff SUCKS)!