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#1 FondBandage

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:45 PM

Over the years, I've used various BP products e.g. Panoxyl, Dan's 2.5% regime.

 

I've never really thought they had much effect.  I've not tried Quinoderm which I understand is either 5% or 10% BP.

 

However, I'm wondering if there are any viable alternatives to BP from, say, Boots?  Any ideas?

 

I'll give Quinoderm a go but are there any other types of products that work without BP?

 

I'm in the UK.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:37 PM

anything with salicylic acid...BP doesn't work for me either, and i HATE the bleaching of everything, I've ruined towels, sheets, shirts...arghhh

 

but get a mild SA, go in the acne aisle and read the labels, usually a 2% daily and follow up with a weekly peel of 20%, follow directions!  I get my peel from amazon...my SA too, in the states it's called Alba Acnedote

 

threre is also sulfur, or zinc creams...but try SA first



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

Thanks for your advice regarding SA.  From what I can gather, it's in a wide variety of common "prevent blemishes" products.

 

Does any UK based member have any suggestions as to what products worked for them?

 

Thanks!



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:47 PM

Well salicylic acid didn't cut it for me because my acne was really bad but Garnier do a whole range of products containing salicylic acid: washes, moisturisers etc. etc. at a very reasonable price. They felt really nice on my skin and weren't irritating at all, they just didn't do anything for my acne.


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:52 AM

Lactic acid could be good for you, if you have mild acne. Besides, it exfoliates and moisturizes :)  


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