Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:55 AM
Basically, I loved Dans Salicylic Acid+ product. I used BP in the morning and SA at night and not only did it keep me clear, but it kept me free of those gosh darn closed comeomes that always seem to pop up around my moutn (BP 2x a day does not help this). Unfortunately, my stash of SA is now almost gone (using it past its expiration date, shhhh), and Dan has discontinued the product, which totally sucks. So, my question is this:
Are there any comparable leave-on Salicylic Acid products out there like Dan's old product? I'm really looking for anything that isn't a cleanser or pad, something that will actually work on exfoliating my sking and getting rid of those clogged pores that BP can't handle. I didn't see anything on the product pages, but I can't imagine Dan's product was the ONLY one if its type in the world, so any help you guys can give me would be appreciated. Thanks!!
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:20 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:35 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:36 PM
that is what i have used time and time again. it works, but u have to apply it religously. i think if the pH was lower it would be better and more effective. its cheap.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:45 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:20 AM
The Neutrogena product listed above has good reviews from Paula's site, and per ounce, it's $1 cheaper than her liquid BHA. However, it contains fragrance, which is a major skin-irritant. Neutrogena definitely isn't all-natural and has not so great ingredients as well, but Paula's line isn't all-natural either. All-natural lines didn't work well for me, which is why I started using her products. She does extensive research, and her products are very well-formulated to actually do what they say. She only uses ingredients that have been well-researched and are not known skin-irritants.
i've tried many products from her line so its just not one. each resulted in bad results. Preferably you want the active ingredient and little of anything else to prevent irritation and prevent further clogged pores. Her products became very irritating after continual use.
both companies uses not so good ingredients thats why im switching to something else that is basically pure SA 2% at 1.9ph that way there are no preservatives or any other junk in it. to me though this is just pathetic on behalf of PC
Active: Salicylic Acid 2%; Inactive: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate , Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin , Panthenol , PEG/PPG-17/6/Copolymer, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-26 , Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Sodium Hydroxide , Sodium Metabisulfite, Tetrasodium EDTA.
over half of them are slipping agents.. give me what i want not all this crap...
compared to what im getting: Purified Water, Alcohol, Salicylic Acid. Sounds better, looks better.
granted alcohol is not tolerated by everyone the same but i think the trade off is better than a whole bunch of crap slip agents, thickeners and bogus chemically made anti irritants. each to his own but i like mine better.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:02 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:29 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:58 PM
i might only use it a couple times a week as that would be better for my skin.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:27 AM
Thanks k3tchup for the alternative suggestion, too. I haven't loved Neutrogena's products in the past, but it's been awhile. As much as I love their fragrance, I also don't like having fragrance--I use fragrance-free everything, pretty much. I don't think it irritates my skin, I'd just rather not have a bunch of random smells fighting with each other on my face and body, yknow? But if Paula's Choice doesn't work out, I'll give it a shot.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:10 PM
Neutrogena Acne Stress Control, 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment. I wish it exfoliated more but its the best leave on product for me. I wish that the bottle was bigger as well, but if it works it works. Although, i have to use it 2 times a day minimum but oh well i guess. If anyone finds a comparable leave on product with low irritation and is NOT PC i would love to know.
Smell doesn't bother me.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:47 PM
It's got 3% salicylic acid (even though the ingredients list it doesn't explicitly say it). I know this because on their website there is a FAQ section where they say as much. But anyways, hopefully this will help with keeping my acne away and also a bit with the texture of my skin.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:46 PM