It’s not magical, but pretty darn close
I purchased this after all of the positive reviews. I recently stopped taking birth control and my face turned into that of a 13 year old!! The breakouts I was having were worse than I had even when I was a teenager so I was desperate for anything to help. After using for a week my face was almost completely clear. I used twice a day as directed and followed with Clinique’s daily moisturizer which I had on hand. At night I would moisturize after using this with the Ole Henricksen Night Serum.I wasn’t entirely sure it was the face wash that was doing all the work, after all I was now washing my face 2-3 times a day – that was until I forgot it at my family’s house after traveling over the weekend. Day 2 of not using it and using just a regular face wash and the acne is starting to rear its ugly head again.It’s the best acne wash I’ve found so far. It has a very pleasant smell, and leaves your face tingling. Definitely wet your face first before applying or it may sting a little. I’ll be ordering this from Amazon again as it’s WAY cheaper here! Best price I’ve found.
I’ve been using this product for about a month now and I really love it so far!My skin has always been combination with breakouts in the dreaded T zone. I’m 23 (female) and definitely tired of the breakouts.I’ve found that my skin reacts quite well to cleaners with salicylic acid in them and so when I was searching for a new cleanser ad my old one (Aveeno Clear Complexion Cleansing Bar) was okay but just not cutting it anymore so I googled for best face cleaners with salicylic acid and this popped up! The reviews are consistently good so I decided to give it a shot and so far it’s a winner!I was expecting a bit of a purge in my skin as soon as I started using it (a good sign of an effective cleanser) and had only a small amount. It cleared up quickly and I’ve been left with great looking skin for weeks now! I still get the occasional spot here and there but I will say that I’ve noticed that when I do (especially for those dreaded ‘under the skin’ monsters) the spots are small and just…not so bad. I really feel like this product does a great job of preventing and controlling acne even when it does appear.I use the product twice a day, day and night, and A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY! you really DON’T need to use a lot, I’m talking pea size for your whole face. Don’t waste it! It lathers quite well and goes all over. Because of the salicylic acid, you really don’t need to over do it. Just wet your face liberally and apply.I will warn you that it might INITIALLY dry out your face a bit. Your skin should get used to it and, of course, the severity of the dryness will depend on your skin type. If you have dryer skin than most, I might suggest using it once a day or decreasing if the dryness persists. I would still give it a shot though as I (and others apparently!) think this is a real quality product.I should add that I only use this cleanser and do not use the other two steps in the system. It seems to work really well all on it’s own although, I can’t imagine using the other two steps would cause any harm :)UPDATE: May, 10thI am convinced that I’ve found the holy grail of acne cleansers for my skin! I’ve purchased a second bottle because I don’t want to be without when my first one is used up. My skin has never gone this long looking SO GOOD! I’ve been getting compliments and asked what it is that I use. I typically breakout during my time of the month, about a week or so before and I was prepared for this month but…nothing! I strongly believe that it is the percentage of salicylic acid in the product that works so well. I still use it twice a day, but if I ever skip one of the applications it doesn’t matter. My skin has also fully acclimated itself to the product and I guess it’s Ph balance has evened out because I don’t have to slather on lotion on my face anymore….sometimes non at all. It’s as if my natural oils have been balanced. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff.
Love this stuff!!! It’s amazing!
I love, love, love this product. It has helped my skin a lot, I use it along with Step 2 – Pore Therapy. Using these 2 products together will produce GREAT results. I have had troubled skin for years…and this is the first thing that has worked!
This is where the magic starts
Love the results of this combined with clenziderm purple toner followed by 5% bpo lotion (I have very oily skin). This face wash truly opens everything up to let the rest penetrate. I have tried other face washes with the other two steps but none come close to results I get using all three products together.
This product really works. We purchase this all the time. I am so glad that I ran across this product for my face. It removes dead skin and makes the skin smooth and helps clear up blemishes.
i love obaji and this product
i love obaji and this product. shipped fast. a little goes a long way and it works so well. i wouldnt ever switch.
WOW I WOULD GIVE IT MORE STARS IF I COULD!!
I STARTED BREAKING OUT JUST ABOUT 4 YRS AGO (IAM 27 AND NEVER HAD ACNE BEFORE EVEN ON MY TEEN YEARS)I HAVE USED EVERY PRODUCT OUT THERE,ALL THE ONES ON TV,I HAVE SPENT HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS AND EVEN WENT ON THE PILL THINKING IT COULD BE A HORMONAL ISSUE.WELL LOOK NO MORE!!!I FOUND IT,I SAW AN IMMEDIATE IMPROVEMENT ON MY COMPLEXION MY BLEMISHES ARE BEARLY VISIBLE,I HAVE GOTTEN COMPLIMENTS FROM MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.IAM VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS!!!ALSO IT SHIPS FAST!!!
Excellent product for acne prone skin. I am 43 years old and starting to experience adult acne. Gentle, thorough cleanser. I use it with my clarisonic. It does not dry my skin out. I would definately recommend this purchase.