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Best & Worst Products You've Ever Used!

i know you've all probably tried tons of products. so let's list the ones that worked and didn't work.

WORKED WELL

- Clean & Clear Continuous Control Cleanser (10% BP)

- Murad Clarifying Cleanser (1.5% SA)

WORKED OK

- St. Ives Medicated Scrub (2.0% SA)

- Murad Acne Spot Treatment (4.0% Sulfur)

- ProActiv Treatment Lotion (2.5% BP)

SUCKED

- Murad Acne Complex (as a whole)

- ProActiv (as a whole)

- Noxzema Acne Cleansing Pads

- Clearasil Tinted Adult Acne Cream (HORRIBLE) mad.gif

list yours! biggrin.gif

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Best Products

Cetaphil Cleanser ( the liquid one )- best cleanser on the planet. Doesn't cause breakouts and makes your skin really smooth after every use.

So-so products

Acnevention

Acne Spot Dry

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Crystals

Neutrogena Facial Cleanser-worked for a while but then would tend to irritate my face in the long run. It's not a really great product but it's also not a bad product.

Worst Products

Proactiv- irritated my face; caused breakouts

Glytone Acne Kit- irritated my face; caused breakouts

PanOxyl BP 2.5 percent- I think I'm allergic to this thing. Stayed on this thing for as long as I could but didn't see any major improvements.

St. Ive's Apricot Scrub- did nothing but irritate my skin smile.gif

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All of these are relative to my face... They may work better for some people

Good -

CnC BCS

CnC continuous control

Herbal Logix spot scar treatment

CnC Persa-gel

CnC Deep acttion pore cleanser (dont use anymore)

Cetaphil cleanser - I don't use anymore but it felt really great.

So-So

CnC Advantage - use alone, not with other products

Neutrogena Deep clean cleanser/mask

Benzamycin

Clindagel

CnC Dual action moisturizer

Worst-

CnC Mornming burst scrub - didn't really like this stuff

ACV made my face really red.

Any Clearasil products im not really a fan of.

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WORKED WELL (What Cleared me 100%)

- Nubian Heritage Black Soap

- 100% Tea Tree Oil

- Nutrogena Clear Pore

other product not acne related:

- Origins Make a diffrece Moisture

-Nutrogena Healthy Skin Moisture (New One)

WORKED OK

- Aveeno Acne Bar

- Stridex Anti Bactiral Wash

- Dove Sens. Skin Bar

- C&C moisture

SUCKED

- All C&C Products I ever tried

- ProActiv (as a whole)

- Stridex Acne Cleansing Pads

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oooh..my turn!

worked well:

C&C advantage cleanser and continous control cleanser

C&C Morning burst scrub ( love it!)

St-Ives Renwal face lotion

Dove sensitive skin lotion

Aveeno clear complexion face mask

Vaseline (sounds crazy..but i put it on at night and it makes my face baby butt soft)

Worked OK:

PanOxyl 2.5..too drying

Cetaphil..did not remove makeup well

St-Ives Sensitive skin scrub.. slightly dryin

Did NOT work:

St-Ives medicated scrub..broke out terribly!

ANYTHING NEUTROGENA..always dries me out totally

Biotherm cleanser for youthful skin(broke me out)

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Worked Well:

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash 60 Second Mask/Scrub

Neutrogena Multi-Vitamin Acne Treatment

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Combination Skin

Murad Acne Cleanser

Worked OK:

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel

Dan's BP Gel

C&C Blackhead Scrub

Murad Acne Complex

Klaron Sulfer Lotion

L'Oreal Pure Zone

Worked like Poop:

ProActiv

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Sensitive Skin

Neutrogena Oil-Controlling Pads

I cant think of anything else even though Im sure there is a bunch of stuff.

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worked well:

EQUATE FACE WASH

BENZAC BP FACE WASH 5%

TAZORAC CREAM/GEL

was horrible:

PRO-ACTIV

ANYTHING CLEARASIL STRIDEX OXY NOXEMA AND ZAPZYT

DIFFERIN

RETIN-A

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WORKED WELL

Neutrogena On-the-Spot (I haven't tried bp gel yet works really well)

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

(This stuff is awesome. I don't know if you'd call'em blackheads but I had this little things on my nose and cheeks that looks like black little dots, not able to pop, squeeze, whatever. Just black dots that wasn't very pleasant sad.gif nose strips didn't help much, but this mask is just fantastic I put it on for like 15 minutes and it dries up, and when I wash it away the dots are just GONE. Not 100% but about 80% GONE I'm totally serious. Anyone with my problem do it for 3 times a week and they'll be completely gone. Helps with Acne too)

Biotherm vitamin cleansing gel (OK I don't know if I'm not supposed to post expensive stuff here, well it's not really really really expensive it's $13.50..mom got it for me with the mosturizer and hydrating cream from Biotherm for my bday....And they're all good. The gel lightly exfloliates just not enough to irriatate your skin. I don't really feel the need to exfloliate with irrating scrubs after using this product...Plus it smells soo good and my skin is sooo soft afterwards biggrin.gif )

WORKED OK

Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleansing Foam

Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleansing Mask

St. Ives invigorating scrub (When I had oily skin it was good, but now my skin's verrry dry from CC Acne wash and this stuff was irritating I recommend it to oilier skin types)

Phisotherm Herbal Astringent (2% Salicyic acid. It did seem to tighten up my pores a bit, especially after I did my nose strip and my pores were a mess... but it totally BURNS off the face)

SUCKED!!!!

Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Wash

(This stuff transformed my skin normal to extremely dry, now I can't use an anti-acne product without using tons of moisturizer and still getting flaky. AND it didn't even help me clearing up.)

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

(2% Salicyic acid. Didn't change my complexion at all. Wasn't drying or irritating or anything though)

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser

(Did not feel like I was cleansing my face at all, just some kind of a thick layer sad.gif Face doesn't look clean, glowing and fresh like when I use other cleansers. Doesn't help with acne or pores either. I'd say it is waaaaaay tooooooo gentle...)

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Worked well

Nuetrogena Skin clearing moisturizer with Retinol and sylica acid

WORST

PROACTIVE BLOWS ASS. dRIED up imples but also dried my face up worse than an 80yr old man.

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Damn Good:

1. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel <-- Damn good product

2. Clean & Clear - Continuous Controle Acne Cleanser 10 % Benzoyl Peroxide

3. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Oil-Control Foaming Cleanser

4. Acne Free - Repair Lotion

5. Acne Free - Cleanser 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

5. ZapZyt 10 % Benzoyl Peroxide

6. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion

Ok Good:

1. PanOxy 10% Benzoyl Peroxide

2. Neutrogena Cleansing Bar for Acne-Prone Skin

3. Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Skin Care Soap - 115g bar

4. Loreal PureZone Moisturizer Lotion 0.6% Salicylic Acid

5. Stri-Dex Essential Care Pads 1% Salicylic Acid

6. Clean&Clear BlackHead Clearing Scrub

7. Clean&Clear Advantage Acne Cleanser 2% Salicylic Acid

8. Clean&Clear Dual Action Moisturizer 2% Salicylic Acid

Sucked:

1. Neutrogena Multi-Vitamin Acne Treatment

2. Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask

3. Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub

4. Clean&Clear Advantage Daily Clearing Lotion

5. Clean&Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment

6. Acne Free - Toner

Worthless Shit I Ever Tried:

1. ProActive (Whole Kit except the sulfer mask)

2. Stri-Dex Day & Night

3. Clean&Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub

4. Neutrogena SkinClearing Moisturizer

5. Oxy - Oil-Free Maximum Strength Acne Wash

6. Noxema Triple Clean Pads

7. Clean&Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser

Over all, what worked the best was, "Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel" & "Neutrogena Rapid Clear Oil-Control Foaming Cleanser" & "ZapZyt 10 % Benzoyl Peroxide". Other then that, Their all about the same. Except from the Sucked: And Worthless Shit I ever bought.

Shit I put in Bold Font, is products that definatly fall under their catigory.

hope what I wrote can give you a little Idea on what has worked for me and what hasn't. I Have chest,face,neck,back,lower back acne. So this should help someone. eusa_wall.gif

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Worked well:

-Pure Deming Intense Gel R-ALA

-BP Gel

-Clean & Clear Morning Burst Scrub

-Clean & Clear Continuous Control Cleanser

-Pure Deming Glycolic Peels

-Neosporin (Great for healing popped pimples)

Worked Ok:

-Neutrogena Healthy Skin Lotion

-Neutrogena Deap Clean Cleanser

-St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub

-Tea Tree Oil

Sucked:

-Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub

-Musafene Tablets (supposed to be miracle cure...i fell for it)

-St. Ives Gentle Apricot Scrub

-Dermafina

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Cosmetic/pharmaceutical companies are televangelists promoting fraud.

My skin, in my 30's, is dried leather (from acne products) with heavy oil, eczema/contact dermatitis, acne, and wrinkles. And I'm a vegetable/fruit-eating vegetarian. IRONY

SUCKS:

Accutane

Glycolic acid

Natural remedies

Antibiotics

Retin-A

Tazorac

Salicylic alone is crap, BP alone is crap, alpha hydroxy alone is crap, but the combination has worked in controlling acne (with occasional Aclovate for eczema). Many acne formulations have complicated and comedogenic ingredients.

I'm planning on dumping BP for Nucelle Mandelic Acid 15% serum (not impressed with other ingredients, though) because it exfoliates and is antibacterial. I may still need the Salicylic to keep the pores open.

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thinks that worked good for me my face is some what better now cuz im using this

Very Good-Calandula Oil, Calandula the one u drink, Proactive repair lotion and Cleanser,Minocyclin, Vitamin A, Zinc, Garlic pill and the main thing that i believe that is working is HomePathic Pill wich is for Acne,and Boils i only need it for acne.

Bad-Proactive toner,Benzaclin,Oxy wash, St ives acne scrub, walmart generic brand for clear skin, Bye bye blemish, Roll on Medicine,Azufre(makes skin to oily), Vitacilina didnt do crap,Joey Pure pores,Clean a clear moserizer, Heb medicine called Nelson acne Gel, Suave cleanser, Nigea cover up and heal, Nigea toner, Microdermabration kit wiich i used god there is so much more i used i dont want to wright them down.

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Why the heck are people spending so much money on cleansers, toners and masques?

I use Bi-O-Kleen natural and gentle cleaner/degreaser for laundry, kitchen, bathroom, hair and face.

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, Azure Farm sells it in a gallon for a good price. Bi-O-Kleen is good for people with allergies.

Or use Aveeno oatmeal packets to soak up oil and cleanse dirt.

Everything else is money down the drain and senseless cosmetic propaganda. The petroleum surfactants irritate skin, too.

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WORKED WELL- neutrogena acne kit

md forte-glycare perfection gel

md forte- hydra mask

peter thomas roth-bpo 2.5% pumice wash

peter thomas roth-oil free moiturizer

peter thomas roth-sulfur mask

DDF-ulrta light moisterizing dew

proactive- sulfur mask

sephora- the great pumpkin mask

zia- ultimate exfoliant

(useing exposed right now just started though)

WORKED OK- Proactive after the 5th try

clearisil- 3in1 cleanser

clearisil- total control cream cleanser

SUCKED- md forte wash I,II, and III

glytone acne kit

md formulations- oily prone wash

neutrogena- everything, other than the acne kit

c&c- everything

cliique- 3 step

Noxema

zap zit

pretty much everything over the counter i tried and it sucked

MURAD- Sucked ass

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Mines:

WORKED WELL

Dan's BP gel

Prescribed BP 2.5% (Glades)

Neutrogena On-the-spot

Cetaphil cleanser (super gentle)

Basis cleanser

Eucerin Renewal Moisturizer

2 CnC Botchla's regimen

Baking Soda + ACVinegar

Egg-white lemon mask

B5 (1 tablet of 500mg/day)+Multivitamin

WORKED OK

Eucerin Extra Protective Moisturizer

Purpose Moisture Lotion (annoying balls. Other than that it's good.)

Neutrogena Oil free acne wash

Equate Triple antibiotic ointment after popping, squeezing...

SUCKED

Strong BP leave-on: 5% (Rugby, Qualitest), 10% (Rugby). Burning, overdrying, irritating.

Tretinoin Gel USP 0.01%

Oral antibiotic

Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar

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OTHER WORTHLESS CRAP FOR ACNE:

Cod liver oil

Flaxseed oil

Primrose oil

Dairy-free diets

Vitamin A supplements

Essential oils (ooh, lavender to help control breakouts crap)

Aloe Vera juice 98%

Detoxifying herbals

A person could literally not eat and eat all this vitamin, cod liver crap and still have acne for life! Tell that to your naturopathic and homeopathic specialists!

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I like:

C&C Blackhead Lotion Astrigent (at night)

100%Witch Hazel (As aftershave, spot drier up etc).

Cellex-C Vitamin C Serum and Celex B5 moisturizer (expensive)

And that is all I like. And yeah, Accutane is the best treatment and B5 could work as well.

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Best product

Accutane

Some stuff did not work at all, some stuff worked ok.

But accutane was best bar none.

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Best :)

1.C&C Sensitive Skin Cleanser

2.Neutrogena On-the-Spot 2.5% bp.

3.Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask

4.Queen Helene's Grapeseed Peel of Masque

5.Pond's Dry Skin Creme

6.100% Pure, Unrefined Shea Butter. [LOVE It!]

7.Dove's sensitive skin bar.

8.Olive Oil/Canola Oil for the oil cleansing method. [shrinks pores, drastically]

Worst >:[

1.ProActiv (all together) [irritating, and dried me like a prune. lying asses.]

2.Clinique's 3-step. [Don't believe the hype, this is so overrated.]

that's all that I can remember right now, or the two major b.s. products. i'm sure theres more.

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Worst products:

*Anything made by Neutrogena

*Stridex... Made me all splotchy

*Clean and Clear Cream Cleanser

*Apricot Face Mask

*ProActiv

Best products:

*AcneFree... Well, it's stopped working for me now, but it was awesome while it lasted

*St. Ives Apricot Scrub (dunno why the mask caused so many problems)

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Worst products:

*Anything made by Neutrogena

*Stridex... Made me all splotchy

*Clean and Clear Cream Cleanser

*Apricot Face Mask

*ProActiv

Best products:

*AcneFree... Well, it's stopped working for me now, but it was awesome while it lasted

*St. Ives Apricot Scrub (dunno why the mask caused so many problems)

That sucks anything made my neutrogena didn't work for you. There stuff works for me and I've had clear skin.

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Worked the best

Dove Sensitive Bar (soap)

Dermalogica Anti Bac Wash

Dianette!!!!

Yasmin :wub: i find it works just aswell as dianette but without the side effects and as i mainly use it for contraceptive purposes i can stay on it unlike dianette

Clean and Clear exfoliating daily wash

Johnsons baby wipes and oil (to remove makeup)

Bio Oil

Worked Ok

Vitamin E Oil

Jojoba Oil

Lush Salt Scub

St Ives Scrub

Rubbish!!!!!

Fade away cream (crap!!)

Clearasil

Dermalogica Clay wash (worked for a while, then stopped)

Clinique 3 step skin system :(:(

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