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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, 6 Fluid Ounce?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


17th Sep 2015

I was getting quite a few of these on my forehead. After a trip to get them essentially lanced with a super hot, tiny needle (all the sebum from the clogged gland comes rushing out) and leaving me with scabs all over my forehead for two weeks afterwards, I started doing some research, and found after LOTS of experimentation that daily use of retinol is supposed to shrink them and help prevent new ones from forming, as well as a salicylic acid face wash (like this, there are lots of different and store brands.

I’ve been using this every night for the better part of a year: http://www.paulaschoice.com/shop/collections/Clinical/_/Clinical-One-Percent-Retinol-Treatment

Combined with the PC toner in morning and guess what? IT TOTALLY WORKS (for me). It’s not perfect and one day I’ll have to go in for another treatment, but it definitely has shrunk the bigger ones to the point where they are not noticeable to anyone else and it keeps new ones at bay.

The only problem is that I definitely notice if I have to go a couple days or more without using it, they start coming back.

TLDR: 1). Salicylic acid facewash AM and PM

2). Paula’s Choice 1% retinol PM

3). Paula’s Choice toner AM

1 point


11th May 2015

I had a bad acne problem from my teens to early 20’s. I was prescribed antibiotics (to kill the bacteria from within) and some heavy duty topical creams (to kill it from the outside). In that time I learned that after any activity where I sweat, towel off ASAP as much as possible. Shower as soon as possible. In the shower I wash my face with an “oil free acne wash” Neutrogena makes some but CVS/Walgreens have the same thing with salicylic acid in it which will help break up the oils and bacteria (http://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-OIL-FREE-ACNE-WASH/dp/B0014CU0SA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431318863&sr=1-1&keywords=neutrogena+oil+free+acne+wash). Irish Spring makes a body wash with the same stuff in it that you could use for your back/shoulders/chest (http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Spring-Clear-Fresh-Ounce/dp/B00BHITGKY). Depending on the severity of the breakout I may hit the affected area with some astringent (witch hazel or something similar) and a topical cream (again, salicylic acid) right on the pimples (generally right before bed, to give it plenty of time to soak into the skin) (http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Clear-Persa-Gel-Maximum-Strength/dp/B00KZ22ED4/ref=pd_sim_467_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0HH9BZ9K3JDTC3V30T6D)

NOTE: the salicylic acid will bleach your sheets/pillow case. i recommend a towel over the pillow and wearing a tshirt to bed.

Also Note: salicylic acid will have a tendency to dry out your skin so an oil-free moisturizer (like Cetaphil) may be needed (depending on your skin)