Hibiclens Antimicrobial and Antiseptic Skin Cleanser Reviews

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Hibiclens Antimicrobial and Antiseptic Skin Cleanser
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Saved My LIFE

Suffered horribly from painful cysts and boils for my entire life. At one point I had about 25 boils on my shoulders & back, several under each armpit, several on my inner thighs, 4-5 on my jawline, 7+ on my cheeks, and even on my upper arms. I hear people say going in public is tough and I laugh because I was at the point where Wearing clothes was pretty much impossible and I could only either be naked or wear a mumu. I used to be beautiful and found myself at a very low point spiritually of feeling defeated by a lifetime of suffering. I spoke to myself a few months ago and was very frank. I had decided that I would prefer dying to coping with the pain & disfigurements of this any longer. Then one night I was googling "all cotton bra's" because the bra elastic touching the acne area's is one of the most agonizing thing I've ever felt. I discovered someone's post under the bra reviews about Hibiclens. I bought some at Walgreens the next day and my infected skin literally began healing within 12 hours. It's been a little over two weeks and I am crying tears of joy because I have my freaking life back again. I went from over 25+ active boils, cysts, & open & draining area's to TWO. I have never seen my adult self look like I do right now. I'm still in shock and disbelief. If I could help one person who is on the edge, I would tell them to forget diets, supplements, oral antibiotics, and bullcrap bp. I had convinced myself that the root of this problem was inside of me, something was wrong with "me." Whether it be hormones or excess sugar or some random mineral or vitamin deficiency, I thought it was MY fault and I had to fix my insides. I never considered that the problem could be as simple as a surface staph colonization that could be eradicated by Hibiclens scrubbing... I believe in divine providence, because when I was at my very lowest point, spiritually wishing myself dead, I found Hibiclens and it saved my life.

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If you had cysts under your armpit, you might want to get checked or hidradenitis suppurativa.
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wonderful!!

After 10 years of dealing with breakouts I finally found a product that ended it all. Been using twice daily for 4 months. Skin hasnt broken out once. Cleared up clogging too. Wash first with regular cleanser then put a thin layer of hibiclens on face and let sit for a couple mins. Then rinse and go about my day. Changed my life.

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can it be used as a face wash?
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I've used hibiclens long-term with the regimen, happy with the results

I've been using this with Dan's regimen for about 7 years (applying for 2 minutes then using Dan's cleanser). The regimen alone didn't keep my skin clear (though it helped), but this addition largely does. It's never lessened in efficacy for me, and I've had no side effects.

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This was a LIFE changer!

Knowing what a life changer this product turned to be for me, it breaks my heart to see cases where it didn't work for certain people. I have struggled with bad acne since I was a teenager. I'm now forty and up until recently I continued with my struggle. I noticed that I would always get really bad DEEP skin festering breakouts around my lips and chin a day or two after shaving. I got rid of all my razors and went to a rotating electric shaver. That made a big difference. A little over a year ago, I was scheduled for a minor surgical procedure that required I wash my entire body with an iodine based antibacterial soap for the two days prior to my surgery. During this time I had some nasty deep skin zits along the back of my neck and on my back and shoulders. You know the kind. They feel like they are the size of golf balls and you're SURE they jump out for all to see like a beacons in the night. I immediately noticed that the inflammation drastically reduced about a day or two following my iodine baths. They continued to shrivel up during the next few days. This gave me the idea that this horrible acne problem just MIGHT be bacterial and something simple and topical might just help improve it a bit. I jumped on google and found out about how some people had been successfully using hibiclense. I immediately went out and bought some. I applied it on my face like a mask avoiding the softer skin tissue around my eye sockets and avoiding my lips. (It's also important to NOT get it into your ear canals or inside your nostrils). I would always apply it about three or four minutes before I jumped in the shower to let it sit on my face for a bit. As soon as I jumped in the shower, I immediately rinsed my face and any body areas I had treated with hibiclense and then proceed to shower as normal. You do this to avoid it running into the more sensetive areas or into your eyes and mouth while you shower. I used it every day for about 2 weeks noticing an immediate improvement. Now a year later I only apply it as needed (whenever I start to develop any sign of a breakout). This turns out to be maybe once or twice a week but usually as little as once every TWO weeks. I feel SO bad when I see younger people with bad acne. I want to tell them SO badly about what worked for me. I wish there was a way to tell them without offending. I SURE wish someone had told me about it before. I'm sure I could go back to using razors but I just never did. I would recommend that anything that exfoliates or abrades the skin be done BEFORE the hibiclense application to maximize results. Hibiclense has certainly shown residual effects for me. I got ride of ALL of my acne (body & face). The last hurdle I over came was a condition called chicken skin on my triceps and butt cheeks. The solution to this (called AmLactin lotion) I found just 2 weeks ago and it works like a charm. I can honestly finally say that I have the skin I have always wanted to have and envied everyone else for.

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DO NOT TRY if you have severe acne!

I've had severe acne since I was 16 (I'm 28 now,) and I happened to read all of the great reviews on this site about using Hibiclens to wash my face with. Let me tell you, that is the worst mistake I ever made! I started using it in May 2014. Within 3 weeks my face broke out in these huge, puss-filled, boil-like pimples the size of nickels! Not only that, but it chased the bacteria away from my face and all over my arms, so for the first time in my life my arms were covered in acne. I stopped using it immediately and it took about 6 months for the boils to go away. Here I am a year later, and I've just now gotten rid of the acne on my arms. I use a combination of Proactiv and Apricot Scrub (I mix it together in my palm,) and then scrub my face and arms with it. My face is way clearer now, and my arms are back to being acne-free. If you have severe acne, please don't waste your time with this crap!

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Not a chance that Hibiclens "chased the bacteria away from your face to your arms", you obviously have the bacteria in your body. Hibiclens does not work that way. You sound like a political ad for Proactive.
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Is proactive running for congress?
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Hibiclens ALWAYS delivers. THE BEST. :)

Dries out little bumps Clears up skin Non-irritating Dries out your skin Smells like a doctor's office (lol) If you have mild acne, mainly little papules that like to have parties on your forehead, DEFINITELY TRY THIS. I have used Hibiclens for years. I used it every once in a while as a young teen to battle occasional breakouts, but now that I'm 20 and breaking out I LIVE by it. My mild acne is primarily little pink/nude colored papules on my forehead/nose/cheeks. This dries them right up and makes my skin glow. I still haven't found out if this sudden breakout I'm experiencing this summer is bacterial/staph/simply clogged pores, but either way, this is GREAT. Be warned: it dries your skin out. But for me, it's non-irritating. Except when it gets in your eye; be super careful about that.

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I havent been using this long only a a day or two. I noticed it decreased the oiliness on my skin. It dried pimples that were formed. A bit pricey, wish it was in a foam container. Not all products work for everyone. I have used many otc products, proactiv, and DKs regimen (3 years). Ive stopped using DKs regimen for five months and hopefully this pans out.

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Fresh smell Doesn't sting or cause discomfort Eliminated a zit on my lip line Made my acne worse Drying, but moisturizer can help that I had very high hopes for Hibiclens, but after using it consistently for 2-3 weeks, it has managed to make my acne worse. I have cystic acne on my lower cheeks and it didn't improve it at all. But now I have break outs all over my forehead (previously clear), chin, upper cheeks, and neck. You know those zits that pop up right at your lip line and hurt and look hideous for weeks? Hibiclens totally got rid of a budding zit I had there. In the future I won't use Hibiclens as an all-over facial cleanser, but if I get a zit on my lipline again I know exactly how to get rid of it: Hibiclens.

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Cleared cystic acne Clears acne spots after 1 use Controls acne Need to make sure you exfoliate! Does nothing for blackheads Don't get it near sensitive areas. By mouth and gentle parts of skin by eyes, can cause milia I actually started using Hibiclens because I was in microbiology and learned about how bacteria is killed. Long story short.. I am almost 100% positive I did not have acne vulagaris living in my skin. Using an antimicrobial was the best answer for me. I never had acne and when I first got it I was using BareMinerals when I was 21. I had no idea about popping zits or anything and I was honestly very unhygenic..it was disturbing. I picked my skin A LOT and I just kept spreading the bacteria. Plus, I NEVER washed my makeup brushes..gross I know! It was awful! So, years later..I got better, cleaned my makeup brushes and was not messing with my face but I would still break out...It felt like it lived in my cheeks.. So, I was in microbiology and was like...hmm...wonder if this is Staph or some other type of bacteria.. looked this up and started to use it..within a week the nasty gross cystic acne was a thing of the past. It's been a good 4 months now and I use this on my cheeks and my problem areas..leave it on like 3 minutes and rinse. Viola! I also make sure I exfoliate with my clarasonic, chem peels, and some Vitamin A I got from the UK (.05 LOW) Love this stuff. I can't say enough good things about it because it has honestly been amazing and does exactly what it is intended to do..act as an antimicrobial and KILL!

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Is it used as a face wash?
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Excellent for keeping my rosacea under controle. My dermatologist told me to dilute Hibiclens with water 1:1, apply it with a cotton ball or pad, let sit for 3 mins. And rinse off with water, 2x/day. It can be drying but nothing I can't handle with a good moisturizer. For me, it's been a miracle option to treat rosacea since I am allergic to Metogel and my skin is highly sensitive and reactive. Hibiclens doesn't irritate my skin and keeps inflamation down.

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This product does well for cystic acne. It is also good for staph. infections. It helps prevent future break out if used regularly. Dries out skin. Also, must be extremely careful not to get it in yours eyes because it can cause corneal damage to the eye and even blindness. So, be very careful with this product near eyes. I saw a patient lose their eye due to hibiclens getting in the eye.

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Very gentle on my skin it doesn't over dry it the smell is nice this is literally the only thing that work on my sever cysts and acne. Its a "Miracle" product for me!!! It's almost a liquid so its very hard not to loose some of it down the drawn when applying it also its hard to lather. I had sever cysts and acne it was hard to even go out of the house some weeks its was so bad. I been to 5 dermatologist and 2 endocrinologists for my sever cysts and acne. I have tried literally every product off the shelf and by prescription including prescription pills gels masks you name it and I have probably tried it. I have even done home remedies vitamin supplements dietary changes ex. Nothing worked!!!This is the only thing that has worked for me in my struggle with cysts and acne. I have never been clear for this long in my entire struggle with acne. This is a miracle for me I was so embarrassed to even walk out of the house. Now I have so much confidence I love my skin for the first time in many many years.

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How long did it take for the wash to clear up your skin?
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Knocks out small pimples quickly Feels clean Eliminates oil Keeps t-zone clear Cheap Drying, but not to the point where it is painful Doesn't foam very easily which is good since SLS is harmful to your skin anyway, but I can see how this could aggravate some people. I needed a quick fix for my sudden t-zone acne that sprouted up with the coming of winter. I went off my hormone meds for two weeks which was a stupid mistake. I started breaking out on my forehead, nose, and inner cheek area. The Hibiclens, when used twice a day, has cleared all of this up within 3 days. No joke! It is really powerful stuff as evidenced by the dry skin I am having to deal with now, but that will subside. I would recommend cleansing and leaving this on your face for up to 5 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly and leave it at that! I know it might be tempting to put on moisturizer right afterwards, but that will cause the cleanser to lose its effectiveness. By the way, Walgreens has a generic product just like this with the same ingredients and is about 4 dollars cheaper.

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Reduced redness Prevented new break outs at first Clean Feeling! Dries out skin inconsistent I started using this after my friend recommended it. I used it consistently for a few weeks. It stopped the break outs and gradually reduced the current break out appearance. It dries out your skin and makes it flaky so using a good moisturizer would be a good idea. In my opinion its too harsh to use on mild acne on a daily basis. If you are someone who has really severe or cystic acne this is a great product because it really does kill bacteria. Around finals my skin went from tolerable to unbearable over night. It was red and painful. After a couple days of using this it helped reduce it tremendously. If you have mild to moderate acne this would be to treat break outs on those bad days for sure as a go to wash. But if your acne is severe i recommend it for frequent use.

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I have suffered from adult acne for around twenty-five years. I have had to use acne medicine daily to keep the acne away. Prior to going in for surgery on my neck, I started cleansing with Hibiclens. I kept on cleansing my lower face and neck with Hibiclens post-surgery because of open wounds and swollenness. After about a week, I realized that my cystic acne was gone -- without daily acne medicine. (It would always return when I stopped the acne medicine.) If you have not had any luck with acne medicines (with sal. acid etc.), give Hibiclens a try. (Read the directions.) Good luck.

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Leaves skin feeling clean, dries out and heals existing pimples, prevents new acne Does not lather, not as effective for clearing blackheads Try this product! I have only been using it for a week and have noticed dramatic results. My brother had a staph infection and used hibiclens. I saw the bottle sitting on his bathroom counter and thought hey, I bet you could use this for acne too! After I found the rave reviews, I tried it and am so glad I did! Nothing else has worked as well or as fast for me!

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Cleared my skin along with a regimen. Used a few drops in with my Neutrogena grapefruit wash then as I started to see results I started to use even more with my face wash and am pretty clear from this product. Helps to leave it on your skin for a few minutes to take full effect. Also it's known to fight bacteria for up to 6 hours after rinsed off it's used by surgeons prior to surgery to fight bacteria and infections. Very liquidy. It's not going to lather on it's own. I find it much more effective mixed in with my cleanser. And moisturize because it's strong and can be drying but with Murad skin perfecting lotion I find that it does not dry me out. Got it at Walgreens for 12 bucks and it has helped clear me up to about 97% clear along with my regimen. Highly recommended if used correctly...remember to moisturize!

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