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Persagel 10 causing pimple inflammation?

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I have been spott treating with this stuff and it seems like it makes those big red pimples that dont come to a head more inflamed.

It seems to help dry out small whiteheads quickly but other types it just seems to inflame/make more red/angrier etc.

Any1 else experience this?

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I have never had good luck with Persagel, always seemed to irritate my acne as well. Oxy10 has worked best for me over the years as far as otc products go.

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Persagel is the worst BP I've ever tried. It never seems to absorb into the skin, and leaves a very streaky white residue, worse than any other. Never helped me.

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This BP had completely cleared me up a year ago. I'm talking 100% no acne or red marks. My skin was in its best condition since my pre-acne years. I laid off of it for a few months and my acne came back! I just started using it again and it's working well! Note that I have naturally very oily skin.

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u must have some tough skin...i used this all over my face very sparingly for 2 days in a row and on the 3rd day i had ultra dry skin..could barely move my mouth.

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Do you apply this right after you wash your face? I tried doing it that way for a few days and I had major drying issues too, flakes around my mouth and all that. I usually use a toner after I wash my face to prep my skin for the BP and I don't get flakes or dryness. I agree that 10% is very strong but I've tried 2.5% for a few months and it didn't work as well for me. If I clear up 100% again I'm going to try and use less and less BP rather than cut it out completeley.

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Hmm ive been thinking of getting a toner maybe..i was messin with the proactiv toner but i think its too harsh (with the glycolic in there) and just made my skin oily and break out.

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Persa-Gel contains Laureth 4, which is a potential irritant and comedogenic ingredient, so yes, it's certainly possible that it could worsen your condition.

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