PanOxyl Benzoyl Peroxide (10%) Acne Foaming Wash Reviews
Okay so I pretty much never review anything, but this product was just too amazing not to review and I figured if i could help someone else I may as well. I've pretty much had clear skin my whole life, but when I turned 17 I starting getting these NASTY breakouts, hormonal acne if you will, along my jaw and chin. It wasn't just a few pimples, i'm talking cystic acne and crazy flareups, red inflammation, oh gosh. Well obviously having clear skin my whole life I was clueless on how to deal with the issue that had seriously began to affect my self esteem. I tried every home remedy in the book, every cleanser, retinoid, I stuck to a really healthy diet, drank plenty of water, exercised, and even cut out dairy, nothing worked and I was seriously losing hope. I was going to visit family over seas in a few months and was seriously contemplating on not going because of how depressed my skin had made me. Just as I was about to book an appointment with a dermatologist I was searching up face washes one day and stumbled across panoxyl, desperate at this point and eager because of the ratings, I picked it up. And oh god was I in for a treat. Well I picked up the strongest formula and was very stupid about how I used it. I used it three times a day my first wash and dear lord was my skin BURNED. I mean really bad chemical burns, and flaky. It was BAD. Well after finally calming my skin down after a week of moisturizer and ice, I decided to take a chance on panoxyl again and boy am I glad I did. This time I used it the smart way and the results were unbelievable! My skin was clearing up literally within a few days of use. I was only using it at night and a very small amount, following up with a moisturizer. I have incredibly oily skin and it made my skin feel so smooth and soft after each wash. I have hyperpigmentation as well from former acne scars and even that was clearing up. Now that my skin is used to the formula I use it two times a day and my skin has never looked better. Looking at my skin now, you would never be able to tell I suffered from such terrible acne. IT LOOKS SO GOOD! The thing about hormonal acne is that simple face washes WILL NOT CLEAR IT UP. It requires something strong like Benzyl Peroxide that will kill bacteria working under the surface of the skin. PanOxyl is my holy grail and I'm so glad that I took a chance on it. To anyone suffering from a hormone imbalance, this will work wonders! Good luck to anyone and you will not de disappointed! (:
New Formula is a Joke
Don't buy the new formula. Original formula worked great. Currently dealing with a breakout due to the new formula.
Please go back to the old formula
The old formula was so much better. I thought someone had played a joke on me by putting pool water in my facewash. The chlorine smell is not good.
DON"T BUY NEW FORMLA
I am breaking out from the New Formula that recently changed the inactive ingredients. I called the company to bring back the old formula and they totally dismissed my complaint.They wouldn't give me anyone to call to bring it back on the market. The company is rude and ignorant to their consumers. The old formula was the only treatment that was able to clear my acne vulgaris. I am 56 and have been using this product over 10 years and it was the ONLY product to clear my acne. The salicyic acid needs to be put back and the polymer need to be taken OUT-The NEW FORMULA's inactive ingredients are awful-it is slimey and greasy and leaves a gooey residue on your face making you feel unclean and it CLOGS YOUR POURS MAKING YOUR FACE BREAK OUT WITH LARGE POSTULES. THIS COMPANY MUST BRING BACK THE OLD PRODUCT IN ORDER TO HELP THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM SEVERE ACNE PROBLEMS. IT IS AN INJUSTICE THAT A PERFECTLY GOOD PRODUCT WAS CHANGED THAT WAS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM ACNE VULGARIS. PLEASE BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL FORMULA.
New garbage formula
Their new formula is pure garbage. Ingredients are totally different. I don't know how they can still call it 'foaming' wash. New product doesn't foam at all.
The product ingredients have changed, (March 2018) it no longer includes glycolic acid. It has a different consistency and bleachy odor. I LOVED this product and am so dissapointed!! Any recommendations for a product that is similar?
Mild- Moderate Cystic Acne Treament
I have mild to moderate cystic acne along my jawline and lower cheeks and with some adult acne on my forehead. PanOxyl is seriously the best. I am using adapelene .03% and clindamycin lotion 1% both perscribed by my derm. I was originally using cetaphil as recommended from the doctor but I had a horrible initial breakout from the adapelene and was so depressed my face was covered in redness and cysts and cetaphil did nothing for my face. I came across PanOxyl in my local pharmacy and decided to give it a try. I saw a noticeable difference in 3 days. By 7 days my face was basically clear of all acne and redness. By week 2, my face is completely clear and my complexion is back to normal! I am still using PanOxyl once daily at night followed by adapelene and Cetaphil moisturizer. In the morning I wash my face with jojoba oil and put clindamycin lotion and cetaphil lotion for the day. This stuff seriously works if you have acne, however, it is severely drying. Like I mean my face is flaming and it's partially because of the adapelene retinoid but I wouldn't recommend using this more than 1 time per day but I would ask your derm. Just load up on mosturizer and you should be fine! I've also heard this doesn't work for everybody but you should give it a try because I had amazing results and wanted to share this because my acne has caused severe depression and if Theres anyone else struggling with it I hope this will help them find their cure as well! (Also the 4 stars is because it's so drying) otherwise would give it a 5.
I'm a 16 year-old girl and I've been using PanOxyl for a little over a month and it is AMAZING. I always thought anything my mom would give me wouldn't work, but I noticed the results in a few weeks. My forehead has cleared up and I barely have any marks on it. My cheeks still have acne scars but it has helped to get rid of new pimples that formed. It's so great, and I recommend it for anyone who is dealing with mild acne. It's also great for me because I have dry skin and it makes my face feel extremely soft afterwards. Just make sure to apply a generous amount of moisturizer after you dry your face.
After battling with adult hormonal acne and trying so many different products, I finally found my holy grail. It's a high dosage of benzoyl peroxide so obviously it will dry you out. The number one thing that I recommend when using this product is to ONLY use it on areas where you have acne. Avoid the mouth and under eye ares, as they are prone to dryness. And remember to moisturize.
I have severe acne and the product worked great for the first week but my skin dryed out horribly especially around my nose my skin was peeling and let me just say I AM AN OILY MESS. Other than drying my skin out my acne is still here I've been using the product for 1 month going on 2 and my acne on my cheeks is the worst. END OF STORY I DON'T RECOMMEND IT!
Didnt rlly do anything
So Ive been using this for a few months now and It just hasnt done much for me it helped my acne like the first week and after that it just stopped working lmao.
SO thankful for this amazing product
LONG REVIEW! sorry but totally worth the read if you need any bit of hope! I have had acne issues on my back and chest for years. By years I mean since I was about 16 years old and I am 27 now and was still having issues. I have been to the dermatologist PLENTY in attempts of finding a product that would clear my skin up. I've never had too much of an issue with facial acne except for a few breakouts here and there. But my back and chest acne ALWAYS caused issues for me. I've tried EVERYTHING..... Retina gel, Ac-zone, Clindagel and even tried home made "cures". From Apple Cider Vinegar homemade toner to lathering T-gel on my back because I thought it would work and every time I tried something new I was so hopeful that SOMETHING would eventually rid my acne. About 3 years ago my dermatologist prescribed me a clindamycin based gel mixed with a 1-5% Benzoyl Peroxide liquid. I put it on once a day before bedtime and surprisingly I was happy with the results but my acne wasn't 100% going away. My dermatologist moved and I totally forgot about my gel having no refills. IMMEDIATELY after I stopped using the gel, totally my fault, my chest and back began to break out BAD. I'm getting married in a couple months and my anxiety was at a high because my dress fully exposed my chest and the embarrassment set in knowing my chest was going to look terrible on my big day. I was desperate to find a fast acting solution since I couldn't get into a different dermatologist for another month. I found reviews of Panoxyl online and was surprised at all the great reviews it had but was still initially not convinced. I took the chance anyways and bought the Panoxyl foaming body wash. I have super sensitive skin so after reading the reviews I got the 4%. I used it for about a week and was highly disappointed when....there was no change. Still desperate I went to the store and bought the 10% despite the reviews saying it was really drying for sensitive skinned people. I have been using it for about 3 weeks now and are you ready for it? ACNE ALMOST GONE completely. Also it hasn't dried my skin out really at all, so I'm not sure if I just got lucky here or what. It does make my skin itch a bit but I'm willing to deal with that for a clear back and chest. I use it once daily in the shower. I wash my body with the Cetaphil antibacterial soap bar. Then I put some Panoxyl on my hands and rub it on my back and chest, I then use a loofah and squeeze some more on that and scrub in circular motion my chest and back and then leave it on there for about 2 minutes. It takes time to work but just be patient!!! and I promise you won't be disappointed :)
Follow acne.org instructions when washing with this
Do not scrub your skin with this!! Gentle method is best just as acne.org recommend washing. A good moisturizer is important. This product has reduced my back acne to almost zero. Excellent product and a good over the counter alternative. Down side is the excessive drying of the skin. Maybe a lower % to start is better.
I've been using this product for 3 weeks now and there have been no visible results and my face is just as bad as it was before I started using PanOxyl. Pretty disappointed but at least it was only $10
Something that actually WORKS!!!
I can't believe how much money I've spent in just the last year on expensive face washes and treatments and this magic wash has been right under my nose all along! Little back story. I'm 19 and have had moderate hormonal acne for 5 years now. If you didn't already know hormonal acne can't really be treated by topical products. It's what's going on in the inside. So a year ago I was on a birth control that is known for also treating hormonal acne. My experience with the pill was amazing and I stopped getting cystic acne on my cheeks, chin, and jaw line. 7 months latter i quit taking the pill. It's now been a year since i been off it and my face and shoulders are breaking out like they used to. So i made a appointment to get back on the pill. But in the mean time I wanted to get a strong face wash, because i literally had so much painful-under the skin breakouts on my cheeks and jaw line. I saw many great reviews of PanOxyl so i gave it a try. And wow this stuff worked for me in 5 DAYS!!! Yes I did get very dry skin but that is to be expected with that much Benzoyl Peroxide. Idk why people are surprised it dried out their skin. It even says that it most likely will on the box... Anyways I mean like scabby peeling over where the acne was....buuuut no acne was there! Just dry skin! Which i prefer a lot more than a nasty breakout. A couple days later I quit using it all over my face and only used it on certain areas. Also noticed my skin is now used to it and doesn't dry out anymore. I wanted to say i saw a pattern in many reviewers saying they used Cetaphil moisturizer after cleansing. I would recommend using this as well for the dryness and just because I feel it goes extremely well with PanOxyl, considering its gentle and fragrance free and non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores or cause blemishes. PanOxyl is also amazing as a body wash as well! All in all this product is my liquid gold and I don't think I could live without it!
didn't work for me...
i used this in the past, this product dried my face out horribly and basically sucked the life out of my skin, my skin was flakey and irrataed. no matter how much moisturizer I slathered all over my face I still had many dry patches. it didn't clear my acne either, I got worse acne then I ever had using this and had very deep large zits and occasional cystic acne. I occasionly was clear but just reverted back to acne the next day.. use this product if you would like to put very harsh chemicals on your face and suck the life out of your skin, because from my experience, that's all this product does
Works / terrible side effects
This product did somewhat clear my skin although was not worth it. I woke up to red,flaking, dried out skin. It's been 3 days of this gross dried skin, i moisturize every morning and night, Also exfoliate but no help. I guess I have to wait it out. Please try benzoyl peroxide at a lower percent first before 10%.
This is the only stuff that works for me. I have used it for two years then stop for two years and tried a ton of other cleansers that only made things worse. Then I got back on BP and its literally the only thing that has helped. My acne is not 100% clear but it definitely works. You need to use a daily Moisturizer from day one. And a really good mosterizer for your more dry prone areas. It dries up your skin fast. I get really dry around my mouth and eyes. I use origins drink up intensive, in those area as soon as I notice drying.
Drying but works great!
This is the only face wash that has worked for me in getting rid of my acne. I get an occasional breakout, but they are mild and usually caused by something else. This will dry you out immensely, but if you have a great moisturizer you will never know. I use hemp seed oil with this, and it is great! If you can't use a moisturizer, you won't like this product. Excessive drying is one of the worst feelings. I have used many different washes, clay, etc., and this is the only one that has worked for me! I urge you to try it! I also make sure to use a moisturizer with a decent SPF after applying the oil; benzoyl peroxide can make your skin sensitive and it is best to protect your skin from the ultraviolet radiation. I use CeraVe AM SPF 30 in addition to the oil. I have been using PanOxyl for more than six months. *Edited to fix a typo and also added more information.
Great for body acne
Takes longer to work than gel, but this stuff is really effective for body acne, especially considering a gel makes it hard to wear clothing without ruining it. This hasn't bleached my clothes!
I am very disappointed!
I thought this thing will workout but it just did not! It dried my face a little, although i have a sensitive skin, my skin was not irritated, but my acne did not go away at all! i have cystic deep acne, it may work for other acne types.
Gets rid of acne Cheap Helps with dark spots Drying in beginning I have nothing but praise for this product. I had been going to the dermatologist for years to get rid of my acne and nothing worked, not even prescription medicine. Finally I tried this and it cleared my face and back completely in about a month. The first week I experienced some initial dryness, but using cerave moisturizer really helped. I use this product in the shower and it works wonders. So happy with my skin now
I use it on the back of my neck will difinitely try it on my face sometime ;)
It works! Cheap! No irritation or dryness whatsoever! A couple of months ago I started to get lots of cysts on the back of my neck. Nothing worked!!!! Not even prescriptions! So I went to Walgreens and purchased this cleanser with a printable coupon (check out their website) The acne is gone!!! The dark marks are gone! Not even the Clinique dark spot corrector got rid of them!!! I'm so glad I decided to try this cleanser, today I started using the BP 4% on my face and will let u know!
Quickly treats existing pimples. Kills bacteria on contact. Foaming (you can shave with it.) No fragrance. Creamy consistency makes it easy to apply in the shower. Dries pimples over night. Strongest concentration of over the counter BP (10%). Slight tingling feeling when first applied. Causes redness (first few weeks). Dryness. I found that using a basic facial cleanser wasn't enough for me. My dermatologist recommended I try PanOxyl in the 10% because of my oily skin. It has worked wonders in combination with my skin care regimen. The BP prevents future breakouts and leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean. I use about a pea size dot in the shower twice a day and leave it on for about 5 mins before rinsing it off. I also apply it to my chest, back, and shoulders to prevent any body acne from forming. It works for me.
Gets rid of flakes from the regimen Got rid of tiny pimples/clogged pores from other cleansers that broke me out Helps skin texture Contains bp and AHA's Drying at first. Must use spf because of the AHA's in it. I am on DKR. I tried gentle cleansers but they always gave me clogged pores and small pimples. I'd go back to bp washes and they'd disappear only to return when I used a non-medicated cleanser. Enter this wash that also has aha's. They got rid of my bumps and any flakiness I had. I actually use the 4% and not the 10% since I use bp every night. I use this in the am and acne free oil free bp foam wash in the pm before using 2.5% bp all over. I'm very clear now from all of this.