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  • I used to experience pretty severe acne problems when I was a kid and a young adult, and mostly that was attributed to the fact that I didn't know how to properly care for my skin and keep blemishes and breakouts to a minimum, but it was also attributed to poor genetics in that all my siblings went through the same problems in their youth as well
  • I've tried a whole slew of products over the years and I've been pleasantly surprised by some but disappointed by most of them
  • It has the 10% of benzyl peroxide, which is the exact amount that clearasil and clean and clear use in their gel products, and which normally cost about $7 or more for their products
  • If I go for a gel again, it will definitely be the cvs brand


    • by Anasuya
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      I used to experience pretty severe acne problems when I was a kid and a young adult, and mostly that was attributed to the fact that I didn’t know how to properly care for my skin and keep blemishes and breakouts to a minimum, but it was also attributed to poor genetics in that all my siblings went through the same problems in their youth as well. Luckily, as I’ve gotten older, the occurance of acne has all but disappeared, and I say “acne” to describe severe breakouts. But, though I’m in my thirties now, I still experience a blemish or two that I would constitute as a pretty typical breakout that would occur maybe every four weeks and usually only last about five days. I’m an adult, and it’s just as embarassing to experience mild blemishes now as it was to experience severe acne

      in my youth, when skin problems were pretty understandable and pretty typical for most. I’ve tried a whole slew of products over the years and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some but disappointed by most of them. That doesn’t stop me from trying the next new product. And I’ve hit most of the name brand product lines (though still have a long way to go before I can say I’ve tried all the products available through those lines) and I’ve moved on lately to trying the store brand products, which are, typically speaking, far more affordable. Since we have a cvs right down the street, it’s pretty logical I’d try their products first.

      I got the cvs acne treatment gel because it was less than $3, which is about half the price of similar gels. It has the 10% of benzyl peroxide, which is the ...


      • exact amount that clearasil and clean and clear use in their gel products, and which normally cost about $7 or more for their products. I’ve had some luck with the clearasil and clean and clear versions of this kind of product and, since the ingredients are pretty much the same, figured I’d save myself some money and try it out, and if it worked, I’d switch over permanently.

        The directions are pretty similar as well, in that you should apply it after cleansing one to three times a day. Since I only clean my face in the morning and at night, I was limiting the use of the gel to twice a day. One thing that’s different between the cvs and name brand products is that the cvs product warns of peeling, while the others warns only of irritation or redness, so I wondered if

        there was something else in this product that would react to more sensitive skin than the name brand products. Luckily, I dont have overly sensitive skin and felt safe using it twice a day. Surprisingly, I DID end up having to cut it down to once a day. I have very oily skin, but this was even too strong for me and dried me out pretty quick. I don’t know how badly someone would’ve reacted who has normal or dry skin to begin with, because I was a bit itchy and irritated after the first two days when I was using this product twice a day. Once I went down to once a day, however, the irritation went away and it worked just as well as the name brand and more expensive products worked. If I go for a gel again, it will definitely be the cvs brand.




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