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Hi everyone. I wanted to share some information I've found about Hibiclens. CHLORHEXIDINE topical antiseptic (Hibiclens®, Hibistat®, and others) is used to clean the skin prior to surgery. Chlorhexidine destroys bacteria, which helps prevent infections during and after surgery. Chlorhexidine cleanser (Hibiclens®) may also be used to treat acne.

If you go to page 29 of http://www.cleaning101.com/antibacterial/2...sion-AppdxA.pdf it tells of a study that compared Hibiclens to 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. see also http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...7&dopt=Abstract

Here is a summary:

The efficacy of 4% CHG (Hibiclens) was compared to 5% benzoyl peroxide and the product vehicle in randomized controlled studies (Stoughton and Leyden 1987). In the first trial, benzoyl peroxide and CHG were both used twice daily for 12 weeks. Both treatments significantly improved the condition of acne patients (BP, p<0.001, CHG, p<0.01) at eight and 12 weeks. The subsequent 12 week study compared CHG to vehicle and showed that CHG again effected significant improvements in patient condition at all times (p<0.001). CHG was also significantly more effective than vehicle at each test period (p<0.05 to 0.001).

http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/DVH/Uses/0,39...biclens,00.html also says that Hibiclens can be used to treat acne. I just went and bought some at Walgreen's, but I think they have it at Rite Aid, CVS & most other stores like that in the U.S. I paid $10 for 8oz bottle that I'm assuming will last a long time. I plan on using it today and will report back with my results.

Anyone already using Hibiclens for their acne? If so, how's it going? From what I've read, Hibiclens is potent enough and kills a broad enough range of microbials that your skin most likely won't become immune to it.


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I do not have any info, but I am extremely interested in this stuff. Did you have to get a prescription for the, is it soap?. I was also wondering how harsh it is and if you could list the other ingredients. Also, how is this different from Triclosan in Cetaphil (other than it seems way more potent). I have a Walgreens down the street and I would love to check it out tonight, but what part of the store do you find it in?

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I do not have any info, but I am extremely interested in this stuff.  Did you have to get a prescription for the, is it soap?.  I was also wondering how harsh it is and if you could list the other ingredients.  Also, how is this different from Triclosan in Cetaphil (other than it seems way more potent).  I have a Walgreens down the street and I would love to check it out tonight, but what part of the store do you find it in?


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I do not have any info, but I am extremely interested in this stuff.  Did you have to get a prescription for the, is it soap?.  I was also wondering how harsh it is and if you could list the other ingredients.  Also, how is this different from Triclosan in Cetaphil (other than it seems way more potent).  I have a Walgreens down the street and I would love to check it out tonight, but what part of the store do you find it in?

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Julez,

To answer your questions: No, you don't need a prescription for hibiclens and you can find it in the band-aid aisle of the store also near the rubbing alcohol. From what I've read about it, it's not very harsh and, in fact, is what many doctors use to cleanse before surgery so it is much stronger than triclosan. Also, I haven't been able to find any information on triclosan actually being effective against the p.acnes bacteria like Chlorhexidine is.

The ingredients are as follows:

Active Ingredients: Chlorhexidine Gluconate (4%)

Cartman, you are so great to get back to me so fast!!! (Totally off the subject, but is that Cartman as in SouthPark, I luv those guys) Anyway, that sucks about the Cetaphil; at least it was cheap. I was thinking as you were talking about it that I had order this stuff call Reversion off the internet. It has Chloroxylenol (0.8%) and inactive: water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, peg-8, cocamide dea, lanolin oil, frangrance, edta, citric acid, d&c red #33. I have never used it, but it sounds like the same concept. However, yours sounds better because it has more chlorhexidine concentration and less other ingredients. I am such a chicken because I don't want to start using this and become resistance to it. Please let me know how it goes with it. I have really dry skin at times and I am afraid of drying products because they make things worse.

Ps The maker of reversion promises that the lanolin will not clog my pores. Please please keep me updated on your progress because I really am interested in this product. Do you think antibacterial agents make a difference if it is washed off immediately? Do you think it can penetrate the skin into the pores to make a difference? I sure hope so! Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julez

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I was looking around this site and found something cool on the science regimen or something like it. The post says to go to http://www.geocities.com/loganruns73/ (if that is the wrong one, let me know). Anyway, it talks about chloroxylenol and the benefits of it vs. other cleansers and it has a cool and supposedly scientific regimen. I am going to try it. Thanks for bringing that chloroxylenol to my attention. Please read the whole article because it will have links to the items you should buy. I will let you know how it all works out. But it will be a week until I get all the stuff in. Please let me know what you think.

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I was looking around this site and found something cool on the science regimen or something like it.  The post says to go to http://www.geocities.com/loganruns73/  (if that is the wrong one, let me know).  Anyway, it talks about chloroxylenol and the benefits of it vs. other cleansers and it has a cool and supposedly scientific regimen.  I am going to try it.  Thanks for bringing that chloroxylenol to my attention.  Please read the whole article because it will have links to the items you should buy.  I will let you know how it all works out.  But it will be a week until I get all the stuff in.  Please let me know what you think.

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Thanks guys... I wasn't trying to steal your thunder. eusa_liar.gif Seriously, I used the hibiclens tonight.....I'll keep y'all updated on my progress.


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Your freaking me out!!! So, do I need to keep it away from my eyes? Do I need to wash my eye-makeup off with something else? Does it take off makeup? And has anyone given a definite answer about if you can become resistant to it. I do not want to use anything be harmful in the long run to my quest for clear skin.

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Your freaking me out!!!  So, do I need to keep it away from my eyes?  Do I need to wash my eye-makeup off with something else?  Does it take off makeup?  And has anyone given a definite answer about if you can become resistant to it.  I do not want to use anything be harmful in the long run to my quest for clear skin.

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oilliks, thanks for the info. So, would you suggest washing the face with another cleanser before washing with the hibiclens just to make sure the dirt and oil is off the face and to allow the hibiclens to penetrate better?

Also, why don't dermatologists suggest this cleanser for acne? I've been going to dermatologists for 20 years and none of them ever mentioned this.... hmmmmmm!!!


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Our derm recommended Dial antibacterial liquid hand soap for the face, so maybe at some point the Hibiclense will be suggested as well.

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So, should I use another soap to remove make up before the chlorhixdine (sp?)? And what should I use because my face might not be able to take all the washing. Also, my husband is in the surgical field (he lives in the operating room) and he said that his only concern is that the antibacterial soap also kills good bacteria. As far as the implications on acne prone skin - he didn't know. He said that there are lots of choices of soap outside the o.r. and uses antibacterial soap as little as possible (he does not like me to buy it for everday soap at home) because some people think over time it will weaken one's immune system. I have no idea how these ideas apply to acne prone skin. He told me that if I did use it - to be very careful and only use it once a day. Does anyone know the long term affects of using such potent antibaterial soap? I am sure it is way better than oral antibiotics. Any info here would be terrific!

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Hi guys. Thanks to Chris23, who showed this stuff to me, It's helped me achieve 100% clearness. Try it out!!!!

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Hi guys. Thanks to Chris23, who showed this stuff to me, It's helped me achieve 100% clearness. Try it out!!!!

Tell me EXACTLY how you used it and what brand. I am curious what your method was. Thanks

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Alrighty- Heres what I've been doing for the past month:

Upon rising:

-Shave with Mach 3 power razor and Edge pro gel sensitive skin w/aloe

-Cleanse with HIBICLENS for about 1min VERY gently- wait 5min to dry

-Apply small amount of Dan's BP gel to trouble areas (cheeks and forehead)wait 10min to fully absorb

-Apply Nivea for Men daily protective lotion with spf 15

Before Bed:

-Cleanse with HIBICLENS for about 1min VERY gently- wait 5min to dry

-Apply topical Vitamin A (bought from www.thevitamincure.com)- wait 10min to absorb

-Apply Neosporin Creme to any redmarks and/or active spots

There you have it. My regimen thats given me 100% clear skin! I just added in the Topic Vitamin A about a week ago and so far its TOTALLY ELIMINATED my oil productivity. Wow I love it. The Hibiclens cleanser is VERY effective. Be sure to keep your eyes closed tight and rub gently. If you have Qs, hit me back. Hope this helps!

Brian

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Alrighty- Heres what I've been doing for the past month:

Upon rising:

-Shave with Mach 3 power razor and Edge pro gel sensitive skin w/aloe

-Cleanse with HIBICLENS for about 1min VERY gently- wait 5min to dry

-Apply small amount of Dan's BP gel to trouble areas (cheeks and forehead)wait 10min to fully absorb

-Apply Nivea for Men daily protective lotion with spf 15

Before Bed:

-Cleanse with HIBICLENS for about 1min VERY gently- wait 5min to dry

-Apply topical Vitamin A (bought from www.thevitamincure.com)- wait 10min to absorb

-Apply Neosporin Creme to any redmarks and/or active spots

There you have it. My regimen thats given me 100% clear skin! I just added in the Topic Vitamin A about a week ago and so far its TOTALLY ELIMINATED my oil productivity. Wow I love it. The Hibiclens cleanser is VERY effective. Be sure to keep your eyes closed tight and rub gently. If you have Qs, hit me back. Hope this helps!

Brian


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-Cleanse with HIBICLENS for about 1min VERY gently- wait 5min to dry

If you have Qs, hit me back. Brian

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Alrighty- Heres what I've been doing for the past month:

Upon rising:

-Shave with Mach 3 power razor and Edge pro gel sensitive skin w/aloe

-Cleanse with HIBICLENS for about 1min VERY gently- wait 5min to dry

-Apply small amount of Dan's BP gel to trouble areas (cheeks and forehead)wait 10min to fully absorb

-Apply Nivea for Men daily protective lotion with spf 15

Before Bed:

-Cleanse with HIBICLENS for about 1min VERY gently- wait 5min to dry

-Apply topical Vitamin A (bought from www.thevitamincure.com)- wait 10min to absorb

-Apply Neosporin Creme to any redmarks and/or active spots

There you have it. My regimen thats given me 100% clear skin! I just added in the Topic Vitamin A about a week ago and so far its TOTALLY ELIMINATED my oil productivity. Wow I love it. The Hibiclens cleanser is VERY effective. Be sure to keep your eyes closed tight and rub gently. If you have Qs, hit me back. Hope this helps!

Brian

Brian,

Of all of the stuff you're doing, do you think the hibiclens is main factor in your clearing up or do you think it's really a combination of all of the right things?

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Sorry if I wasn't specific. I meant that I cleanse gently for about 1 min, rinse with luke warm water, gently pat dry, then wait about 5 min to further dry the skin biggrin.gif

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Sorry if I wasn't  specific. I meant that I cleanse gently for about 1 min, rinse with luke warm water, gently pat dry, then wait about 5 min to further dry the skin  biggrin.gif

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Hey. My derm told me to wash my face with dove soap mixed with a little betadine. Betadine helps reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infection. It has iodine in it and I am allergic to this so I had to stop using it. I'm wondering if the Hibiclens is similiar and can I use that instead?

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Whoa this is awesome! I did a post awhile ago about this stuff. It has made me pretty much 100% clear for awhile now. I recommend it to everyone... It's a fantastic product! Good luck

Chris

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So how much more effective is chlorhexidine than chloroxylenol? I just got a gallon jug of the AloeGuard stuff and I really like it so far. Makes my skin really smooth. But now there's this product that's only $10... maybe I can use both?

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