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  1. Thanks for the input Brandy; I was never able to work up to a full finger with the tube -- even after months on the regimen, a full finger always severely irritated my skin. I have managed to stay clear using about 3/4 a finger. I have continued using 3/4 finger with the new bottle. In fact, in the hour since I did my evening regimen, I have noticed my skin feels tight/tingly because I tried using a little more bp in the hopes of tackling these zits. I know better but I did it anyway.
  2. See the Regimen forum for my complaints about my recent relapse with acne. In addition to my frustration with my acne being mysteriously returned, I am very disappointed with the new bp pump-style dispenser. #1: the very first time I used it, it had air in it or something, and the first 5 or 6 squirts came gushing out the base of the pump where it attaches to the bottle. Waste of product. #2: Now that it is actually dispensing out the pump, as it is supposed to, I feel that it is more diffic
  3. Okay, folks, I never EVER curse, but I find myself looking in the mirror going "What the F!!!" all of a sudden. Read my signature -- I have been off these boards for over a year and a half, living life, faithfully performing the regimen every morning and every night without fail for 2 years. I had to place an order for more bp recently, only to find the website and the product packaging has changed since the last time I was here. That's cool, no problem, I found everything I needed. Well, ab
  4. Replies are mixed on this topic, but let me just say this. I used bp twice daily during my entire pregancy and during the six months that I breastfed my son, and at nine months now, he is perfectly healthy. Congrats and good luck!
  5. lotion. They make a cleanser too but I like the Purpose too much to try something different.
  6. Hey all, alot of new "faces" since I last checked in. Hope you're all finding success on the Regimen! Just wanted to drop in as a "Veteran" and say that after 6 months using Cetaphil Moisturizer -- loving the moisturizing qualities but HATING the shininess it left behind -- I decided to pick up CeraVe. Many moons ago Brandy gave it 2 thumbs up so I thought I'd try it. I love it! Very hydrating and zero shininess. I still feel that Cetaphil is ultra-hydrating, which I need to keep flake-fre
  7. I have not read through all the pages on this post, but wanted to put in my 2 cents. I used to spend alot of time jotting down people's experiences with various moisturizers and then I'd go to the store to price them. About 3 weeks ago I decided to give CeraVe a try and I love it. It is very smooth, goes on easily, and doesn't leave the shiny residue like Cetaphil. I still use Cetaphil at night for that extra strength hydration that I feel it is best at. By the way, I have very sensitive sk
  8. I have found that Cetaphil is the BEST at nixing flakes and soothing dry skin, however as you will find if you decide to try it, it does leave a greasy/shiny look to your face. I used it religiously up until about 3 weeks ago, when I decided to try another recommended moistuizer, CeraVe. I love the texture and absorption of the CeraVe, but I don't feel that it's quite as hydrating as Cetaphil, so I have been using CeraVe in the morning so as not to be shiny all day, and I use the Cetaphil at n
  9. Hi all, After 5 months on the regimen, and CLEAR SKIN since Week 10, I am leaving these boards. During those first 10 weeks I was on here almost every day, and I could not have made it without the CSR/DKR forum. So many great tips, advice, suggestions, and encouragement is to be found here. My products are listed below for anyone who's interested in what's worked for someone.... For those of you just starting, please hang in there. YOU WILL WANT TO QUIT AT SOME POINT, BUT STICK IT OUT! Ye
  10. So far I have not noticed a significant lightening of my red marks but from what I understand about this product it does expedite the healing process of scars. Yes they are a pain, but I'll take red marks over pus-filled zits ANY day and I know that even without treatment, they will eventually go away. I'm just so thrilled that ACV has not only dried up the oiliness of my face, it has also helped to hydrate the dry areas. I don't understand how it works, I'm just glad that it does! My skin j
  11. ACV has been the answer I was looking for. I found success with the Regimen at Week 10 but have still been battling with dry/flaky skin all along. I have sensitive skin so I was hesitant to try an AHA moisturizer -- been there/done that and it wrecked my skin. A few days ago I decided to give ACV a try after reading up on all the info on the org. Why didn't I start this sooner?! Could there BE a cheaper, easier solution for uneven skin tone? AND it makes red marks go away?? This stuff is
  12. This is what I use, although your bottle looks different than mine but it looks to be the same product. Maybe they have updated the design since I bought mine a couple months back. This is the most hydrating moisturizer imo, although I still have flakes like crazy. It does a good job of making the flakes disappear but every morning before I apply bp the flakes are back. At first you may feel like it is thick/heavy but after using it awhile you don't notice it any more. I like it because it
  13. Picking up on another topic I just responded to, using the products in my sig, I have had great success getting clear from acne but my only lingering side effect is flakiness and no matter how much Cetaphil I slather on my face, I still have tons of flakes. My problem is that I have sensitive skin so I am afraid to try an AHA (I'm really tempted to try LH5). I tried jojoba twice and I think it messed me up b/c the jojoba pulled the bp deep down into my skin and therefore my face became severel
  14. NHSFL has AHA in it which is probably why you're feeling the burn (although I found that SPF also causes my face to feel like it's burning). Try switching to a good hydrating moisturizer without AHA -- I have used Cetaphil for 3 months now and it's the best so far. If you have sensitive skin (like me) your skin may just not tolerate AHA and/or SPF. Be careful with the jojoba too because my skin was doing great besides flakes and then when I incorporated jojoba my face became super-irritated a