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#1 Lephole

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

I've been using Acne.org moisturizer, cleanser and Benzoyl peroxide for a few years now. Every few months I will start the regimen but give up due to problems with BP:

  • First my skin doesn't look healthy after applying BP
  • It doesn't help my mild acne.
  • It doesn't absorb very well; after I've gently massaged BP onto my face (for about 5-10 minutes) and it dries I can feel a layer of it still there (like a smooth hardness).
  • After I massage 2 pumps of moisturizer on my face gets very greasy, when I rub my finger on it then look at my finger it is really shiny and covered in moisturizer/BP.

 

So I gave up on BP and just use half a pump of moisturizer every day, using any more than this makes my face greasy and my acne worse.

 

I have dry and flaky skin, the moisturizer clears it up very well but at the same time gives me a few pimples.

 

I have also tried adding jojoba oil or using AHA+ instead with no results. AHA just makes my skin look damaged like the BP.

 

I'm look for any advice I can get as I'm stuck!

 

Thanks

 

Edit: This is day 2 and my skin hasn't reacted too badly, just very slightly irritated. I used 1 pump of moisturizer and it was a bit stingy but settled down quickly. Face isn't looking too greasy; it's acceptable for leaving the house and I may give it a pat down with some kitchen roll.


Edited by Lephole, 12 March 2013 - 10:06 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:21 PM

I always found the BP absorbed pretty well, but I've heard the moisturiser is pretty greasy. I personally never used the DKR moisturiser (because I couldn't afford to purchase the whole kit at the time). I'm going to start it again soon with all of the products, but this post has made me kinda skeptical. I really hate moisturisers that stay on the skin and don't absorb. The moisturiser I use now is completely gone within at least 2 minutes, but I wouldn't really recommend it with the regimen. 



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

I always found the BP absorbed pretty well, but I've heard the moisturiser is pretty greasy. I personally never used the DKR moisturiser (because I couldn't afford to purchase the whole kit at the time). I'm going to start it again soon with all of the products, but this post has made me kinda skeptical. I really hate moisturisers that stay on the skin and don't absorb. The moisturiser I use now is completely gone within at least 2 minutes, but I wouldn't really recommend it with the regimen. 

 

Yeah, you can always feel the moisturizer on your face and it starts to feel dirty. It's so refreshing when you wash it off.


Edited by Lephole, 14 March 2013 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

I feel the same way about the Cetaphil lotion. It makes my face so shiny and greasy and it seems just like it never gets absorbed.

 

I just use to moisturizers because of this. I use a gel based moisturizer in the day so I don't look greasy and I just use the Cetaphil at night. I don't really mind the shine and greasy feeling if I go to bed.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- Medication: Diane 35
                     Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
                         Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
 
And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png
 
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

actualy the same problem I am having and im stopping the regimen today. im sick of the battle w the lotion



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

Why bother then with the regimen?  What kind of AHA's have you used? 

 

I've been using Acne.org moisturizer, cleanser and Benzoyl peroxide for a few years now. Every few months I will start the regimen but give up due to problems with BP:

  • First my skin doesn't look healthy after applying BP
  • It doesn't help my mild acne.
  • It doesn't absorb very well; after I've gently massaged BP onto my face (for about 5-10 minutes) and it dries I can feel a layer of it still there (like a smooth hardness).
  • After I massage 2 pumps of moisturizer on my face gets very greasy, when I rub my finger on it then look at my finger it is really shiny and covered in moisturizer/BP.

 

So I gave up on BP and just use half a pump of moisturizer every day, using any more than this makes my face greasy and my acne worse.

 

I have dry and flaky skin, the moisturizer clears it up very well but at the same time gives me a few pimples.

 

I have also tried adding jojoba oil or using AHA+ instead with no results. AHA just makes my skin look damaged like the BP.

 

I'm look for any advice I can get as I'm stuck!

 

Thanks

 

Edit: This is day 2 and my skin hasn't reacted too badly, just very slightly irritated. I used 1 pump of moisturizer and it was a bit stingy but settled down quickly. Face isn't looking too greasy; it's acceptable for leaving the house and I may give it a pat down with some kitchen roll.

Then why bother with the moisturizer?  I hate BP.  What strength AHA did you try and what type??  I use 25% Glycolic Acid by Glycoderma.  It's a cream and it's amazing.  I saw results the next day.  It stings a little but that's how I know it will work. I had horrible cystic acne for the first time in my life and it is the only thing that worked.  It's clears your skin from the inside out. It really does slowly slough away dead skin layers (but you don't see dead skin or get a red face - it's not that strong - but you see RESULTS).  I got rid of 90% of it but still have 3 spots that were sooo deep that are still clearing after a couple months. It was severely deep and awful.  Tried Lactic acid 12% too but it's a bit stinky and sticky. You can get AmLactin (Lactic Acid) at stores a bit cheaper and CVS sells a generic brand. But, I like the GA much better, it's Glycoderma (Complete Care Revitalizing Cream 25%).  I buy it on Amazon. It's $25 (Last bought for $23)  Good Luck!  :)  I think AHA's are the best cure !



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:28 AM

I had the same issue with cetaphil in the beginning then I used CVS oil pads, there in the acne products isle.

What you do is you put 2 on your forhead 1 on each cheek and 1 on your chin. Then wait 1min or less till the oil is abosorbed.

 

This takes away both the oilness and shineness that cetaphil gives you.

Cetaphil is the only moisturizor I have found that doesn't break me out.

 

I also use 30 drops joboba oil. Because cetaphil alone doesnt help the dryness.

The CVS oilpads also help take away the oil and shineness of joboba oil so no worries.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:53 PM

One word: persistence. You can't just stop, then start again and expect to have good results. That's not the way it works. You need to give your skin time to get used to a new skincare regimen. You also need to be gentle. Don't apply more Benzoyl Peroxide than you need to. I know Dan says to be generous with it, but I found that to be wayyyyyy too drying on my skin. Seriously, I looked like a lizard and there was nothing I could do.

These side effects are normal when first starting out: breakouts, itchiness, redness, irritation, dryness, etc. You will feel uncomfortable at first. It will go away gradually.

 

I personally didn't like the cleanser and moisturizer from acne.org. I recommend Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. It's the most moisturizing moisturizer you will find on the market. Clears flaking, guaranteed. It's really thick and greasy, but it gets the job done.

 

Give it 3 months, do everything Dan says, if you get clear but you're still uncomfortable, start experimenting. If you find that your skin is worse by the end of 3 months, stop. It's as simple as that. Be persistent and have faith.


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