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i was wondering if i could get some advice about my current regime..im have always used a 2%SA wash and have just introduced an 8% glycolic acid toner to help with red marks and scars. my skin (needless to say) is now very dry. im wondering which is more effective in preventing break outs. im not sure whether to cleanese with cephaphil and keep using the glycolic acid or stick with the SA wash and drop the toner? any advice would be great.

ps sorry if i posted this in the wrong forum

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You may find this article helpful:


Just so you know, salicylic acid isn't usually effective in washes because the pH of cleansers is almost always too high for it to act as an exfoliant and is not left on long enough to do much anyway.

Leave-on salicylic acid products are by far superior, but unfortunately, very few are both gentle and pH correct. Here are the only ones I know of that are options:

Neutrogena Clear Pore Treatment Gel (discontinued)

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion

Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Anti-Blemish Daily Moisturizer

*Paula's Choice 1% or 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid products

Serious Skin Care Clarifying Treatment

*Paula's Choice makes by far the best salicylic acid products

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thanks heaps for your advise snow queen the article you refered me to was very helpful and i have since ordered some of paulas choice BHA 2%

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