This product is very gentle when it comes to actually exfoliating because it did not make my face peel at all after using several times. The only reason I did not give it all it's lippies is because the salycylic acid gives me more acne and it is not just this product, I have just figured it out on my own from continuous trial and error. This product does smell really good and I like the creamy paste is becomes and how it did not aggravate my sensitive skin leaving it red or raw. The only issue I have is it is kind of hard to use being that it is a dry powder and it activates upon touching water, so in other words you cannot get the product that is in the bottle wet at all or it is pretty much ruined. This would be perfect for someone who can use salycylic acid products and who has the time to keep it dry.
Cleansers -BeneFit Cosmetics - B. Right Foamingly Clean Facial Wash
nicoleliz 8/16/2012 9:21:00 AM
I have been using this product for about a month now and I am seeing some good results. This is not an acne-cure-all by any means (especially an overnight cure) but I have acne prone skin that is sensitive, so I really don't have that many options when it comes to cleansers. I have to use something more gentle without any salycylic acid or benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil because they are all way too harsh for my skin. I think if you have mild acne, you should actually stick to something more gentle that just simply cleans your face and exfoliate once a week. I have come to realize all of these harsh cleansers out on the market are just full of chemicals, parabens, and sulfates-and frankly I am just fed up with the list of a hundred five syllable ingredients on the back of my face wash bottles. I like this cleanser because the list of ingredients is about 6 and not including parabens, and sulfates in it's list. I was on a search for something without parabens because I was so angry when I had found out that parabens are actually hormones!! I also like this cleanser because it has cleared up the incident I had with dermalogica completely destroying my face, and it actually lightens scars as well. It can be a little drying but I will occasionally use like a cream cleanser if it does because I am not straying away from this cleanser. I cleans very well, and slowly but surely, getting rid of comedones and blackheads. Like I said it is not an overnight miracle for acne, but I do feel better using this product on my face. And Benefit is actually made by Louis Vuitton, so that helps with it not costing $40 a bottle-because let's face it, the man already has enough money, he doesn't need to make more off girls with acne!!
This product is the only one out of the dermalogica line that I actually like. Everything else is absoultely so harsh and makes my skin worse. This is great to get the makeup off before you clean your skin (which I recently found out you need) I was told this stuff helps your face cleaner work better and I was skeptical because it is an oil but it does not even feel like an oil has been on your face after rinsing. Wonderful, just wish it wasn't so darn expensive!
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
nicoleliz 8/3/2012 10:30:00 AM
Stuff works great on my chest and back-too harsh for my face completely I have never even tried it. I tried 10% bp Panoxyl when the store was out of this and big mistake. Love this stuff.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - PanOxyl 10% Foaming Face Wash
nicoleliz 8/3/2012 10:27:00 AM
I use the benzoyl peroxide products only on my chest and back-too harsh for my face. I ususally use clean and clean which has 5% bp in it, but they were out of it when I went to get it and I saw this so I figured I would give it a try. It broke my chest out so bad I have not been wearing any low cut shirts because of it. I switched back to clean and clear and my chest is clearing up. This stuff is just too harsh.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
nicoleliz 8/3/2012 10:16:00 AM
This stuff is just an expensive form of cetaphil. Did nothing for me. Didn't clean pores-left them more congested. Left my skin oily and left a film-same thing cetaphil does but at least cetaphil isn't overpriced. I know my mom likes this stuff but she is also 50 and probably has no oil left in her skin anyway. Horrible and made my face feel dirty.
Cleansers -Dermalogica - Anti-Bac Medicated Cleanser
nicoleliz 8/3/2012 10:08:00 AM
First off I will tell you about my skin so you can even see if this post is worth you reading. My skin is combination with some acne and some congested pores so I do need something for my acne-I'm not one of those people walking around who get like 1 pimple every 6 months and over-exaggerate and tell you how horrible my skin is. No, I actually do have acne-all month long actually. I wish I would have listened to the reviews before I bought this product and subjected my poor skin to the harshness of this face wash. The first couple days it seemed to clean alright and that must have been the calm before the storm. My face broke out worse than I have ever seen-cysts, tiny bumps, tiny pimples, and redness covering my entire face. I thought I would wait it out because I have heard that if a product works then you will "purge" first, so I waited about a month and NOPE just got worse and dry for that matter-so my makeup wouldn't even stick to my face to cover it up. I thought I would use this wash because I do have some acne, and congested pores. Apparently this is for people who can handle the tea tree oil in it and I guess that person isn't me. I tried switching to the dermal clay cleanser and still too harsh-not as bad, but still leaving redness everywhere. So then, I thought my last hope would be the sensitive skin wash by dermalogica and I went up to Ulta to actually purchase it. I was looking at makeup first to maybe switch away from bare minerals (which I have used for years and love because of the great coverage) because I was looking for something with even more coverage because of how bad this stuff made my face look (yeah I know). When I was looking at makeup the sales associate asked if I needed anything and I decided to ask about the sensitive face wash I was about to purchase and I am glad I did! I told her my story and she actually suggested another product to me, which she currently used, and I looked at her face in envy because it was dewy and beautiful and mine wash dry and bumpy :( She told me that Dermalogica is actually a step-down product from topical prescriptions so it is really harsh. She actually recommended B.Right by Benefit and within a couple days my face actually looks like skin again and not like dried out red leather. Moral of the story-If you have acne and combination skin, but then also have the wild card of being sensitive this product may not be right for you. I would rather have a couple pimples compared to a hundred. I am just thankful I wised up and got away from this brand-quickly!