Pernox : Scrub Cleanser

4 Reviews

Sodium Octoxynol-2-Ethane Sulfonate; Polyethylene; Water; Sodium Dodecyl Benzene Sulfonate; Poloxamer 184; Docusate Sodium; Sulfur; Salicylic Acid; Methylcellulose; Food Starch; Fragrance; EDTA; D C Yellow #10.

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October 22, 2016
Pernox Facial Scrub
I have been using this product for 40 years! Why can't I find it at the drug store anymore? I'm searching online to order. Please help.
January 29, 2012


Leaves skin babysoft
A little goes a long way.,
It really works.


Hard to find.
A bit pricey.
Might be too intense for sensitive skin.

This is, hands down, the best scrub on the market for oily and acne prone skin. I am surprised more people have not heard of it as most reviews I find are from people who have been using it since the 1970s (some customer loyalty there!) I myself only stumbled across it and thought I would give it a try after reading reviews on Amazon. I have been using it for a month now and I am totally sold on this scrub. It is very, very granular, so I would not recommend using it on active, open acne sores or pustules. But if you have closed ones, blackheads, whiteheads, acne that is about to surface, then using this as recommended on the packaging works wonders. I used to have a ton of white and more. Some people don't like the smell, but I find it to be perfectly ok. Maybe somethings wrong with my nose! It IS hard to find AND expensive but Amazon has it and one tube can last a long time, as you only need a pea-sized amount for every use. Also, I think that sensitive skin might freak out with this. Mine is very oily and handles it just fine. I use once a day in the morning and definitely moisturize after. Seriously, I hope that this stays around forever because I never thought I'd find something this great...and I had tried just about everything. With this product, I've been reminded that sexier packaging and slick advertising mean very little to your skin in the end. It's just about the thing WORKING. (Sulfur and salicylic acid are the active ingredients)
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September 10, 2010


Reduces breakouts significantly
Leaves skin smooth and glowing
Reduces oilyness but doesn't dry skin out TOO much


hard to find in drugstores-can only find it online

I have used this product for years and it always works WONDERS for breakouts. The times my acne flares up is when I run out and don't use the pernox for a while. It has a fine grain scrub and contains sulfur & salicylic acid. Give it a try!
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September 8, 2010


Totally eliminates oily skin! Eliminates or drastically reduces acne break-outs. Works quickly, lasts all day.


None! (Smells a little funny, but no big deal.)

I am 50 years old and have had acne for more than 35 years. I have tried absolutely everything over the years, to try to get rid of this depressing condition -- from accutane to smoothbeam to proactiv. You name it, I used it. Some of these products helped to reduce my acne -- but none has ever (I mean ever!) worked as well as Pernox. I stumbled upon this product online about a month ago, while looking for something "new" to try on breakouts -- turns out this product has been around for decades. I just wish one of the many dermatologists I have been to over the years had let me in on this "secret." It is a miracle -- dries up my forever-oily skin, minimizes pores, reduces zits to nearly-none for me. It doesn't seem to dry you out toooooo much (like straight salicylic acid products). I just hope it keeps on working this well in the future -- so far so good, and from reviews I have read, apparently other people have used it for many, many years with consistently good results. It has given me a great deal of hope, in what has often seemed like a hopeless-to-cure condition. I highly recommend Pernox to anyone else who has literally tried everything to rid themselves of this cursed affliction! This came closer to doing that for me, than anything else currently out there. (And it's a lot less expensive than most treatments, too!) I'm a very private person, not given to reviewing products online (in fact this is my first ever). But I really want to pass this information on to fellow acne sufferers -- I wish I'd known about it 30+ years ago! I hope it works for you too.
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