My acne.org stuff hasn't arrived but my skin seems to be clearing up from Max Clarity! I'm shocked, I was only using this stuff because I'm home from college and ran out of my normal 10% BP and didn't want to buy more since I have more tubes at college.
I bought MaxClarity in late November after reading through some of the pages of the MC thread on this website. Day one, it seemed to be clearing up my skin, but by day four I was breaking out worse than ever so I decided it wasn't strong enough and discontinued use. My skin steadily worsened.
One month later, I went on a cruise to Mexico and got a facial. The esthetician put a lot of stuff on my skin, and popped all my pimples. I had about ten pustules, I couldn't believe it! She administered an oxygen treatment as well. She told me to use witch hazel and a moisturizer. For the remainder of the cruise and until I ran out of the BP, I washed my face with Dial soap, used 10%BP, and in the morning, Clean and Clear Pore Perfecting Moisturizer with SPF 15 plus my cousin's Jane Iredale PurePressed foundation (we're the same color), and in the evening, Juice Beauty oil-free moisturizer (smells soo nice, but too heavy for day!). So that was the rest of December basically.
When I started with the MC again on about Dec 30, it appeared to be working the first day, and by day three I was starting to get more pimples. I had nothing else to use so I just continued with it, occasionally popping a pimple, and now the six or so remaining bumps are getting smaller and drying out!
Even though the pimples are smaller, I'm still plagued by red marks. Luckily I don't really have pitted acne scarring; once the marks go away I should have clear skin again. I have five months until I join the army, five months to achieve and maintain clear skin. I can do it!