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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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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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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.


My Regimen:

Morning:

- wash face with LUSH Fresh Farmacy cleanser

- LUSH Eau Roma Water as toner

- SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF30

Night:

- Wash with Murad Cleanser and/or LUSH Fresh Farmacy

- tone with LUSH Eau Roma Water

- apply Acne.org 2.5% BP generously or SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5

- LUSH Enzymion moisturizer

Exfoliation:

- LUSH Angels on Bare Skin or

- Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Facial Peel

Makeup (used occasionally):

- Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation (Popcorn)

- Silk Naturals Climax or Flirt blush

- Silk Naturals Perfecting powder


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Well, in Canada you can find it in most stores....

Outside of Canada there are some places.....and apparently derms in the U.S. sometimes carry it.


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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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omg, yesss. i've noticed the same thing. i just bought mine a few days ago and it smells disGUSting.  eusa_sick.gif smelt like brandy to me. but it's pretty gentle and it gets rid of makeup, which cetaphil did NOT at all.


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Fragrance-free one is a  lot better. Still has a bit of an alcohol smell, but its very tolerable.

Man I luv this cleanser  eusa_angel.gif

I just bought the big bottle the other day.

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