benzoyl peroxide vs. salicylic acid
Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:00 PM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 06:21 PM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:03 PM
Im using BP right now, and my moisturizer also contains Octyl Salicylate ( Banana Boat Ultra Sunblock ), a salt of SA. My results havent been that good..Is it because of the moisturizer????
Posted 22 December 2004 - 04:20 AM
It took an extremely long time before I noticed even a slight difference and after that, it did seem to get somewhat better, but I kept getting new acne all of the time. And boy was my face sure dried out from it.
Maybe that is why mine never went away before - because I used both.. I am trying just BP now just in case.
Posted 22 December 2004 - 09:12 AM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 11:10 PM
I started using this awesome cleanser- some SA and some Melaleuca in it. Worked better than ANYthing for a week, then it got WAY worse.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 12:05 PM
Posted 23 December 2004 - 02:47 PM
Posted 23 December 2004 - 08:42 PM
I've stopped using the SA scrub and just used the BP and moisturizer. For cleansing I just use Neutrogena's Extra Gentle Cleanser.
I noticed that I haven't broken out or anything but the large cystic zits are still there though even after repeated BP use. I'm sure that the BP did that. As they said, BP will initially cause you to break out ezpecially large zits.
I'm pretty sure that it's the BP becuase I put BP only on selected part of my face ( as an experiment ). The cysitc zits have sprouted on those slected places.
BP has done nothing for my blackheads and white heads though. I don't think I should give up on it yet. I'll continue to use it. I've been on it for more than two months now.
quote=Rebecca13,Dec 23 2004, 12:47 PM]
SA + BP = OUCH. At least for me. A while ago I read somewhere online that it was a good idea since SA would exfoliate the skin which would then open the pores more, and then the BP could be absorbed deep into the poors. Obviously I didn't research this further and I tried it myself and it hurt badly. My face turned bright red and stung so bad. Not a good idea.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 08:43 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:27 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:40 PM
Posted 30 December 2004 - 11:21 PM
I've also not had good luck with SA in the past, which worked great at first and then broke me out constantly.
*****But now i'm reusing it and realizing that i was drying the hell out of my skin causing it to break out. I only use bp in the morning, not at night, and I'm using the 0.5% SA Oxy for sensitive skin pads 2x/day, with the Eucerin (oilfree kind with lactic acid), and lots of moisturizer! It's working great so far (1 month)! I don't think I need bp 2x/day anymore, i've been on it for about 1 year. I feel like the bp is scarring up my skin and not doing everything i need.
So try this guys and girls:
Morning: Wash (mild cleanser), SA .5% pad, bp, Eucerin, lots of plain moisturizer (i love the neutrogena oil free, it has petroleum to really seal in the water) let it just sit on your face and soak in for 10-15 minutes
Night: Wash, SA, Eucerin, lots of moisterizer
I have found that I don't pick at my skin anymore because the superficial acne is so much better, and not picking is helping too! I'll keep you posted if this starts to fail.
My next product adventure is Copper Peptide for scars, oilfree, anyone with any experience????
Posted 01 January 2005 - 02:23 AM
My cleanser contains glycolic acid and i put on a moisturiser which contains glycolic acid in the NIGHT too. I do use benzamycin for morning n night before putting on the moisturiser and i think it's doing well. Just make sure u wait 15-30 mins before every step.
Posted 01 January 2005 - 10:24 AM
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 02:07 PM
Posted 16 March 2005 - 05:45 PM
Maybe its not for everyone, but wow, has it ever made a difference in my skin. I'm mostly dealing with marks right now.....I used to have more than 10 medium-large zits on my face, including small zits and clogged pores on any given day.
No more though thanks to a BP cleanser, SA astringent, and spot treating with BP at night. Also ACV has helped too.