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Best & Worst Products You've Ever Used!

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First post guys!

BEST:

OXY On-The-Spot 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Cream - Great BP product, works really well, easily applied.

Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturiser - Great moisturiser, works well for dry skin and also to prevent breakouts.

Clearasil Antibacterial Wash Scrub - Good wash, helps remove dry skin gently and very refreshing.

OK:

Clearasil Rapid Action Cream - Not a BP but works similiar to one, helps single spots but not great for more than one together.

WORST:

Neutrogena Visible Clear Rapid Clear treatment - Actually awful, no improvement on skin what so ever, stings loads and no effect at all. Awful to apply too.

Sorry there isnt many, i havent tried alot of products.

-Ryan

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BEST

- Dove Beauty Bar cleans & moisturizes my skin

- Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash

- Dickinson's Witch Hazel Daily Facial Toner really helped clear up my skin and reduce redness.

- Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask

- Clearasil Ultra Vanishing Acne Cream has glycolic acid & benzoyl peroxide. perfect combination for treating pimples and reducing the red marks left from acne

- L'Oreal Skin Genesis Oil Free Day Lotion SPF 15 & Night Complex Treatment both made my skin's texture smooth, soft, and even.

WORST

- ProActive Sytem waste of money and time, did not work for me at all.

- Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash for some reason, every time I would use it..I would breakout in tiny little pimples all over which took a while to get rid of!

- Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash dried my skin out really bad and did absolutely nothing for my skin problem.

- Sudocrem seemed to work in the beginning, but then started to break me out even more.

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BEST

Proactiv- I know everyone seems to hate it, but it worked for me. Makes me skin produce way too much oil though. I'm addicted.

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer (Salicylic Acid)

Dickinson's Witch Hazel Daily Facial Toner- Great for taking off makeup

Noxzema Deep Cleansing stuff- Again, great for getting makeup off.

Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment- Fades red marks

Aloe Vera gel- Not really an acne product, but fades red marks.

Dove Beauty Bar- If I'm using too much crap and my skin gets dried out.

WORST

Biore deep cleansing pore strips- They're so fun...But whenever I use them I seem to get a pimple on my nose and I don't think they prevent any blackheads from forming.

Clearasil Blackhead Control (w/ natural sea salt)- I'm almost certain it gave me a cystic acne breakout...

Sea Breeze products- Dried out my face (And that's hard to do..) Their moisturizer's not too bad though.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil set (Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer)- Just didn't do much for me.

All Right Salicylic Acid set- I had this a longgg time ago, got it from Kohls (oddly enough), worked okay at first but then it just stopped.

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haven't found the best product yet!

~*okay*~

-zenmed

*-crap-*

murad

oxy

proactiv

tea tree oil

neutragena

still searching for the best!

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BEST:

-haven't found yet :(

OKAY:

-Dan's BP Gel

-Neutrogena On-The-Spot

-St Ives Apricot Scrub

-Cetaphil cleanser

CRAP:

-Murad Spot Treatment

-Proactiv

-Clean & Clear Toner

-Stridex anything

-Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash

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Best:

I have found that if used together, Aveeno Acne bar soap and Qualitest BP gel 10% works the best. Problem I've found is that the qualitest bp gel has been discontinued so, now here I am trying to find another good combo. The crap they replaced this with sucks!

Worst:

Proactive is crap!

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best:

-accutane

-spiro

-differin .3%

-purpose

-DDF

-Cerave

okay:

-tri-sprintec bc

-tazorac

-ziana

-Cetaphil

-Dove

worst:

-proactiv

-clinique

-aveeno

-clearasil

-clean and clear

-stridex

-sulfar cleansers

-doxy/tetracycline (for me)

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False Hope (as in worked out first and then totally screwed me up)

*proactive- purged, pain,worked,pain,painpainpain. nadda. nothing. zip. zero. zitapolouza.

Meh, did nothing.

Murad

st. Ives

Clean and clear (several types)

Biore products sort of worked but im not using them right now :(

Okay, not really helping

clearisil facewash

Neutrogena creams

I really want to try maxclairity, but since they dont ship to Canada!!!!! *grrr* Im outa luck and my acne has gotten worse and worse since my graduation when i had great skin and now 2 weeks till highschool starts im a mess resembling a pizza.

Edited by twoforjoy

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What's cleared me / Best:

1. Differin (both .01 cream and .03 gel)

2. Duac (BP+Clindamycin)

3. Gentle cleansers such as DDF Sensitive Skin

Cleansing Gel

4. Enzyme masks every once in awhile when skin

is dull or flaky (I love this one.)

4. Argan oil mixed in with moisturizer

5. Clean and Clear in-shower morning facial

6. laser and light treatments (IPL)

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worst EVER: proactiv!

best: biore ice cleanser, olay moisturizer, acne.org cleanser, and hopefully..accutane!

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Best:

Clinique! I know loads of people have said it didnt work for them, but I noticed results really quickly! It's fading my scars and their anti-blemish make up is awesome! If I have a big under skin spot it will actually go down while I'm wearing it!

Pro-active mask

Worst:

Clearisal! this stuff is made by the devil and bleaches skin.

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Best:

Olay Dual Action Cleanser and Pore Scrub

Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue - good sun block that is not oily

along with:

Blue and Red Led Lights from Acnederm.com

I found that the lights worked best when I also exfoliate - I think it clears away dirt and old skin cells so bacteria can't proliferate

Worst:

Anything that dried out my skin with Benzoyl Peroxide

Edited by 90805

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foot fungas cream

five days later and my acne is gone and I want to share it with all of you

I did some research and discovered most derm wont tell you that acne egzama and most skin problems are different types of fungas so I decdided to try foot fungas cream on my face

and I suffered from cystic acne most my life and now its all gone

it also has aloe in it pure aloe and that has also left all my scars much lighter and my skin has a healthy glow to it im so happy so thats my advice something ya might want to try and pass the word around if it works for you too

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worked well

haven't found yet

worked okay

Carley's shea butter soap

Neutrogena oil eliminating foaming cleanser - surprisingly fast results

sucked

Carley's clear and smooth - terrible

Proactiv

Accutane - this is NOT the cure for acne

AcneScript (oily skin) - bs

BP 10%

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worked well:

aczone

differin

purpose gentle cleanser

cerave cream

worked ok:

aqua glycolic toner

tea tree oil

queen helene mint julep masque

sucked:

Neutrogena

Clinique

dermalogica clean start

clearisil

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Best:

African Black Soap from Coastal Scents

Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Cleanse & Detox Soap (my current personal fave)

Worst:

MURAD (this stuff totally burnt my skin)

Proactiv

Anything that I've ever bought from a drug store

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