I'd been on the regimen for 5 weeks before i left for my vacation in Italy, and my skin was doing great! it was pretty much clear, except for one little spot of hyper pigmentation. When i got to Italy about a month ago, i decided to stop using benzoyl because i thought it would take off my tan and make my face like 3 shades lighter than my skin by the time the summer was over (not true, and big mistake!).
we were leaving for a different part of Italy for a week and i put all the steps of the regimen in little salt shaker jars with a screw-off-the-top lid. It wasn't until i got there did i realize the benzoyl had been diluted by the cleaner who had spilled out and leaked into its container! So i was stuck with watery benzoyl for a week which didn't even work.
So now its a week after i got back to my glorious full bottles of benzoyl cleanser and moisturizer, but my skin is horrible! Well, thats an exaggeration. Lots of people have it much worse than me, but i have so much hyper pigmentation on my cheeks and chin, and 2 giant pimples.