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  1. leelowe1, i have restarted the bp and decided to go back to pretty much the same strength i was using beforehand. my skin is definitely irritated but at least my acne is beginning to subside, as much as i would love to start slowly i am in a bit of a desperate rush to get clear quickly so i've decided to tolerate the irritation. i think the irritation is just from putting bp on active pimples really, the rest of my skin doesn't feel agitated except the breakout spots where I've put the bp.
  2. Leelowe1 thanks for you advice! It's quite awful isn't it? Those few weeks (or in my case just a week ) where your skin looks fine? It gave me so much hope in the beginning but I had a feeling it was too good to be true. I realise I can't really expect my skin to be stripped of a product I'd been lathering on it for months and not be in shock. Theres a lot out there about how BP makes your skin dependent so acne is worse when you stop, and I think this may be true to a degree, if only just for
  3. Hi everyone. Feel free to not read the huge block of text, it's just some background info on my acne that might help. I've suffered from what I would call "persistent acne" since I was 13, so 5 years. It was never severe, mostly just mild-moderate, but it was persistent through every treatment I've used. No face wash or lotion could cure it, and 2 rounds of accutane (I know, accutane for mild acne sounds nuts, but I was a young teenager with low self esteem and the dermatoligest really made
  4. ellam

    A must for acne prone skin!

    A must for acne prone skin!

    I use 100% unrefined shea butter from Ghana, sold by PureFX. This butter is a yellow colour, solid in room temperature, and comes in a simple plastic container. I will first state that shea butter is rated 0 on all comedogenic scales - thats lower than even jojoba oil! And it is arguably even more moisturising. I had severe flakes and redness from benzoyl peroxide, so much so I was considering stopping as I almost decided having pimples would look better. Within a day I felt less tight in my fac
  5. African unrefined shea butter is a must for acne prone skin!

    I have not used this particular brand, but I have however used 100% unrefined shea butter from Ghana, sold by PureFX. This butter is a yellow colour, solid in room temperature, and comes in a simple plastic container. I will first state that shea butter is rated 0 on all comedogenic scales - thats lower than even jojoba oil! And it is arguably even more moisturising. I had severe flakes and redness from benzoyl peroxide, so much so I was considering stopping as I almost decided having pimples wo
  6. hmmm, from what im reading a few people seem to think its not as non comedogenic as its cracked up to be. still, i figure its got to be better than some of the chemicals in these supposedly acne safe lotions. what made you decide it was the jojoba oil that caused the bump?
  7. Hi, i've recently started the regimen and am having issues with dry skin. My skin is not ovewhelmingly dry - I suppose long term use of proactiv which contains benzoyl peroxide has got my skin pretty used to harsh products, but it's certainly a little flaky and tight with the benozyl peroxide. I'm having real issues finding a decent moisturiser. All moisturisers I currently had or have bought have contained comedogenic ingredients. I am using aveeno daily lotion which is labelled non comedogeni
  8. i recently bought a moisturizing lotion to use which is QV lotion for dry skin, i am using this with my own version of the regimen, for which i am using Benzac Ac benzoyl peroxide and Neutrogena extra gentle cleanser. i bought the QV as the cetaphil lotion i wanted was not available, and i was told by the lady there that they are "pretty much the same", but since getting it home and checking the list of comodogenic ingredients, it has Cetearyl Alcohol and Ceteareth 20 in it, as the 5th and 6th i
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