Clean & Clear • Persagel 10 • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I bought this product years ago after reading the MUA reviews. It's a so-so acne treatment, which is probably why I had forgotten to review it. I have normal/combo skin and usually get 1-2 breakouts a month. But the scars heal extremely slowly, and the redness lingers for many days or even months. This treatment is good for reducing the swelling and redness, but it leaves behind a white, peeling residue. While it's not the worst acne product, there are certainly better ones out there.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I had high expectations for this product, which I planned to use as a spot treatment. But the weird thing is, it didn't do anything. It didn't get rid of my pimples like I hoped, and at the same time, it also didn't cause the horrible reaction that I was worried that it might (I have somewhat sensitive skin). It just...didn't do anything at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the best stuff, I clean my face every morning and night so when a blemish pops up I am so mad. This product makes the pimple go away within a couple of days rather than over a week if I didn't use this stuff. It isn't too drying either and its easy to keep with me in my purse in case I reapply a couple times throughout the day. I have repurchased it over and over.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I liked this but it dried out my skin and made it peel
. i wish i could get the 5% BP version, i bet it's perfect. 10% is just too much. but i'm giving it one extra star cause i can see how this would work great for someone with non-dehydrated skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I switched to this from Neutrogena’s on the spot acne treatment based on a review I read that this performed better.
That was a correct opinion that I heard!
I really like this so much better and it works great. I only use it at night though as I think, for me, using it anymore than that may dry out my skin.
My skin doesn't usually dry out too much but this was the perfect sweet spot!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is probably the best drugstore acne product! It is quite strong in compared to all the other ones with the same ingredients. I love it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
The best benzoyl peroxide treatment I have used (in almost 3 decades of needing to use a benzoyl peroxide product daily or nearly daily on at least some areas of my face) was Panoxyl Antibacterial Acne Aquagel 10%, which I have used for the past several years. Unfortunately, they stopped worldwide production of it last year and I've been looking for a replacement product.
I read in some forum discussions on sites like acne.org that Persa-gel was said to have a similar formula to Panoxyl Aquagel and to be pretty good. Therefore, I bought a tube of Clean & Clear Persa-gel 10% a few months ago and have been using it regularly for the past month.
For me, the Persagel is not as good as the Panoxyl was. I'm no chemist, but the ingredients (beyond the active ingredient, of course) do not appear to be *that* similar:
Panoxyl Aquagel 10%: benzoyl peroxide, carbomer, di-isopropanolamine, propylene glycol, macrogol lauryl ether, sodium lauryl sulphate, purified water.
Persa-gel 10%: benzoyl peroxide, carbomer, disodium EDTA, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, laureth-4, sodium hydroxide, water.
While the Persa-gel is not as drying to my skin as the Panoxyl was, it also doesn't seem to do much at all for the acne/pimples/blackheads that I try to keep at bay with benzoyl peroxide. After one month of using the Persa-gel, my nose pores have gotten visibly bigger and I have many more sebum plugs on my forehead, which is now bumpier and more wrinkly than before.
I don't know why Persa-gel doesn't seem to work very well for me, because many reviewers here seem to love it. However, now that I've given it a month's trial and have seen the areas of my face where I use benzoyl peroxide regress to a point that it will take me several months to return from, I'm ready to move on to another b.p. product.
The second-best benzoyl peroxide product I've ever used is Glytone Acne Gel 10% Benzoyl Peroxide. I used this for several years before I found the Panoxyl. The Glytone is a bit more expensive than drugstore treatments like Persa-gel -- $22 for 2 ounces versus $6 for 1 ounce -- but I found it to be quite effective (at least it was for me in the past -- I hope they haven't changed the formula in recent years!) and the large 2-ounce tube lasts a long time. The negatives for me of the Glytone were that it was intense and quite drying, and the formula was gritty (as if it had small pieces of sand in it).
In the past I've tried other ranges of benzoyl peroxide treatments (from cheap to expensive), and none of them have been as good for my skin as Panoxyl and Glytone, so after my disappointing trial of Persa-gel, I've decided I won't experiment any more this year and will fall back to using Glytone.
The ingredients on the package of Glytone that I bought today are listed as:
Glytone 10%: benzoyl peroxide, carbomer, imidazolinyl urea, methylparaben, triethanolamine, water.
Even though the ingredients of these basic benzoyl peroxide creams appear to be very similar, I've noticed a big difference in how they react with my skin, so if the one you are using is only giving you moderate results, I would encourage you to try at least one or two other brands, in case a different one is better for your needs.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is perfect for anytime you have one or two big pimples starting to emerge on your face. I always get one of those under-the-skin pimples once a month. Before, I could never do anything to cure them because they wouldn't pop, and by the time they came to the surface they'd be a big red dot on my face. Then when the redness subsided, I'd have a big scar on my face for the next 2-3 weeks. It was absolutely horrible to go through every month.
But now I don't have to worry about those nasty once-a-month breakouts anymore! I applied this cream/gel on my problem area for 4 days straight, and it's 90% gone! After two days of application, the pimple shrunk A LOT. Now it's just a tiny mark that will probably go away within a day or two. The best thing is that I won't have a scar on my skin at all. Seriously, this product is a lifesaver!
It does dry white, so if you want to put it on in the daytime I recommend applying only a thin layer and covering it with foundation or concealer. I'm afraid if I use this everyday, my skin will become immune to the treatment, so I'm going to limit my use to only emergency situations when I have really bad breakouts. I highly recommend this for a quick spot treatment!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was really hesitant about buying this product because I had never used Benzoyl Peroxide on my face mostly only salicylic acid, Ive used EVERYTHING from Mario badescu spot treatment to Clinique's toner and nothing had really diminished the look of my acne But I finally decided to give it a try I was getting painful pimples id pop and they'd come back and had decided to from now on be gentle with my skin so no more popping! Yesterday I had at least 6 blemishes on my forehead chin around my mouth so I popped this on it's a white kind of looks like lotion and for the smell its not even noticeable but you could think differently. I was starting to really worry when the product itself was drying which is good and bad I mean I put it on overnight other then that it wouldn't have stayed but I was scared it'd dry my skin out to much or even burn it but I woke up to significantly diminished pimples some had come to a head, and some had completely disappeared so I am definitely happy with this. Just be careful don't put to much on for it could cause hyperpigmentation
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
This works really well for my combination skin. I still get blemishes especially around my mouth and this really dries them up quickly. I have purchased this product for 4 + years. I would recommend this product to others who suffer from pimples and blemishes. I would NOT recommend it for someone who has dry skin.