Carley's Clear and Smooth
Posted 12 February 2004 - 07:10 PM
Thanks... also, what are people's regimines who use this?
Posted 13 February 2004 - 12:48 AM
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 08:36 AM
It's not so much a "scrub" as it is "liquid benzoyl peroxide". The scrubbing part really isn't what's giving you the most benefit. The benefit comes from the BP. The BP will penetrate quickly into your skin where it kills the acne bacteria. And you only need to do this once a day. That kills the bacteria enough for them to stop causing pimples. So it's really not the same as any other acne scrub.
Carley's is really the best thing I know of for acne. It gets my face nearly 100% clean of pimples. I tried benzoyl peroxide creams, but they just burn my face, even if I go very light and only use 2% BP. But with Carley's, it's liquid, and you're just leaving it on for 1 minute before washing your face. My face is too sensitive for anything else. My face would turn red with anything stronger.
Don't use anything else while taking it. I found that adding topical antibiotics and/or differin made things worse. Same with using salicylic and glycolic acids. So forget all of that. You can use a moisturizer, but not much else.
Oh, and the price isn't really all that bad considering how large the bottles are.
Posted 14 February 2004 - 05:38 PM
Hope this is the one!
Posted 14 February 2004 - 06:30 PM
1.Clean&Clear 2% Salicylic acid
3.Carleys clear and smooth (don't scrub, just dab on, the 2% salicylic has already exfoliated for you))
4.Finish with Carleys Finishing soap.(this removes any leftover product)
Its basically botchla's routine, except i use the Carleys 2% bp twice a day instead of the Clean&Clear 10% bp once. Its a lot less irratating.
I do have sensitive skin, but this works well.
Give it a few weeks before you give up.
Posted 14 February 2004 - 08:43 PM
I really was just giong to order the finishing soap because I am tired of all products and want a soap that will leave me not dry but not greasy. But then I saw alot of good reviews about the bp scrub and thought I would try that.
Hope it works /
Posted 15 February 2004 - 05:27 PM
I also use it as a shampoo and body soap also. I haven't turned back since using it. Even when i stop the bp, i'll always use the soap, it's great.
My skin does dry easy too, but i don't find it happening with any of the products. Of course, the first few days you may find some dryness, so go easy. Maybe just use the soap alone for a week, when your happy, add the bp etc?
And don't scrub hard!!
Posted 17 February 2004 - 07:49 PM
I will keep everyone updated! /
Posted 18 February 2004 - 03:59 AM
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Posted 18 February 2004 - 08:26 AM
Carley's works better than anything I've ever tried; their moisturizer is awesome too. I used to have moderate acne, but their products, plus 2 additional applications of pure jojoba oil throughout the day, keep me 99% clear
Posted 18 February 2004 - 08:28 AM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 04:38 PM
So I am trying to get back to using only what I need. That is why I ordered the Carley's. I actually ordered the soap first and was just going to use that and nothing else and see what happened. I ordered the treatment at the last moment figuring it couldn't hurt much more than all the other crap I've used. Don't get me wrong.. all the stuff I have tried has worked for many different people, just not for me!
I will use it religiously for a few months and see what happens. [-o<
Posted 18 February 2004 - 06:55 PM
When i started, i used the soap first, to help remove any surface oil, sweat etc, then i put on the Carley's bp( 30-50sec's) then rinse with water. Then i use the soap again to "make sure" all residue of the bp is gone. If your skin is not sensitive, you could leave the last step out!!
After 2-3 weeks, if your skin still seems to need help, and there is no redness or dryness, you can then add the Clean&clear 2% Sa in the morning, its great for clogged/congested pores. BUT, whenever you use the 2%sa don't use the soap first, as the sa does the above things for you.
If you follow the routine i use above, (work up to it) you will find over a couple months, your skin will get better.
Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:38 PM
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 09:27 PM
Anyway, what does everyone think?
Should I stick with it or add anything to my regimine? Hee.. I am soo impatient when it comes to new things.