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#1 ospray

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 08:56 PM

just curious what the experience is with it.

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 11:40 AM

Hi there,

I've been using Spectrojel for several years now.
It has been quite gentle on my skin - I love it.
I've tried other cleansers and I find it is one of the few that does not irritate my skin.
I don't think its medicated however.
I wouldn't say it helps treat acne, but is safe for acne users.


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Posted 21 October 2004 - 12:11 PM

no, it is not medicated, I am not trying to use it as an acne treatment. I've just never had a cleanser that gentle before and I am really enjoying it. Normally my skin gets sensitive but this stuff is really nice to use.

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE(ospray @ Oct 21 2004, 10:11 AM)
no, it is not medicated, I am not trying to use it as an acne treatment.  I've just never had a cleanser that gentle before and I am really enjoying it.  Normally my skin gets sensitive but this stuff is really nice to use.

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God, I hated this stuff. It didn't feel like it was doing anything at all on my skin. Plus, whenever I used it, it made me break out. I threw mine out.
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 04:40 PM

I find its too mild, i believe it best for people with senstitive skin.

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:03 PM

is it not esentially the same base as cetaphil? What are you folks using instead?

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE(ospray @ Oct 27 2004, 04:03 PM)
is it not esentially the same base as cetaphil?  What are you folks using instead?

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i should have explained better, cetaphil is the brand and i have seen 2 types (maybe more)

There is one that says for acne prone skin and is a bit stronger than spectro gel and the othes cetaphils.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 04:00 PM

stop using spectrogel ... doesn't do anything for anything. get of it now! i used it for 2 months waste of money and i got worse
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 04:08 PM

I used Spectrojel for years when I was clear and I had no problems with it. It is very gentle.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:11 PM

It's not going to help acne if used alone.

It is only a gentle wash.

It doesn't irritate the skin.

But using it alone won't help acne - that's probably why appearance of acne seems to be worse.


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Posted 09 November 2004 - 10:02 PM

i dont think spectrogel necessarily contributes to causing/keeping away breakouts..its probably just a matter of personal preference, and also washing routine, considering that you should be following the indications on the bottle so that the product can work properly. i recently switched from spectrogel to cetaphil when i started breaking out badly and started accutane. i do prefer the cetaphil, however i also realized that i hadnt been washing properly with the spectrogel, my mom actually asked me if i had followed the directions on the bottle, lol and i realized i hadnt been. anyways, its something else to consider.
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Posted 12 November 2004 - 11:19 AM

I love Spectrojel. It is excellent in combination with the regimen if you are breaking out. Super gentle, doesn't leave a film on your face (I rinse it off rather than wiping it off with a tissue).

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 02:36 PM

Okay, I haven't been here in a while but it looks like I need to clarify some things.

I mean the use of spectrojel IN THE REGIMEN as the cleanser. I know what cetaphil is and I was asking if spectrojel is the same type of cleanser...which I am pretty sure it is.

Of course spectrojel alone is not going to control acne, I never implied that and you shouldn't believe that it would...it is completely unmedicated.


So anyway, I've been on the regimen for a few weeks now using spectojel as a cleanser and I like it. It feels much better on my skin than traditional soap cleansers. I haven't had any bad experiences with it breaking me out more like some people have so I must be lucky. There is also something they make called 'spectroderm' especially for dry skin which I think I will try the next time.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 07:25 PM

I found this stuff gave me some sort of allergic reaction, I think it acerbated my usually dormant eczema. I didn't find that it helped my skin all that much. I use a much better cleanser now smile.gif

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE(mrrreeow @ Nov 10 2004, 12:11 AM)
It's not going to help acne if used alone.

It is only a gentle wash.

It doesn't irritate the skin.

But using it alone won't help acne - that's probably why appearance of acne seems to be worse.

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agree with you. also spectrojel is good for oily skin types but again it is a very mild cleanser which is not going to irritate the skin for those sensitive skin types.


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Posted 05 February 2005 - 05:27 PM

I just started using Spectro Jel a couple of days ago. Extremely gentle. But I just don't like how it does not foam. I find that it is extremely similar to Cetaphil, but I have heard mannny great things about Spectro (except from this forum lol). Also, its a better bacteria killer than Cetaphil. Just make sure you follow the directions, and everything will be great!! I use it only in the morning followed by Biore's Triple Action Astringent. Spectro Jel is very gentle and I have no complaints.
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 12:29 PM

Do you guys use the regular spectrojel or the fragrance free one? I have been using the regular one and it smells like alcohol...so I was wondering if the fragrance free one didn't have that gross smell. Thanks!
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 03:44 PM

The manufacturers of Specto Jel has come out with an acne line called Spectro Acne Care. For more details, check out http://www.spectrosk...tacnevlss.shtml

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 11:03 AM

I have never noticed any smell coming from the regular spectro jel. eusa_think.gif

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:06 PM

I've been using Spectra Gel for months. It's not really used as a preventative measure. It won't clear ur acne by itself. It's a great cleanser for makeup removal or just washing ur skin. Very gentle, doesn't dry out or irritate