I used this for many many years and found it to be a good mild, chemical exfoliant. Unfortunately, in recent years it started to irritate my skin and cause breakouts, even when I tried the milder versions so I gave it up. Point being, results will vary person to person and even over time.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
I also have an oily t-zone and normal cheeks. I use this twice a day as part of the 3-step system, and so far, it hasn't caused any breakouts. I do have acne around my forehead, though, but it actually seems to be helping. I'm not sure what the effect of using this alone will be, though, because I kind of use all three products to balance out my skin.
The face wash really cleanses my skin and removes oil, this helps really get all the little impurities off of the surface, and the moisturizing gel helps with the dryness that tends to be caused by the first two.
And because breakouts can be caused by dry skin, if this is drying your skin out, it may result in breakouts. Just be sure to use a good moisturizer if it's making your skin dry. (But not too oily, as a really oily moisturizer won't help with your already oily t-zone.)
P.S. When I use the gel moisturizer, I pat my face dry afterwards so that there's a super thin coat on my face. Otherwise, I get oily and I'm right back where I started. I really hope I helped, and good luck!
answered 3 years ago
This didnt cause me to breakout when im using it with my clinique acne solutions moisturizer (which has benzoyl peroxide) and a regular moisturizer to actually moisturize and calm my sensitive skin. But i cant use strictly salicylic acid to clear up my acne (it wont do anything which then makes me break out more). I have to use salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide in my daily routine together. Maybe thats how your skin is too. Keep in mind though benzoyl peroxide can dye fabrics like your towels and clothes if you dont put on a sunscreen or moisturizer afterward to dilute it a little. If you use both of these ingredients together make sure to use a good moisturizer and moisturizing cleanser cause the two ingredients together can be drying.
It made my skin breakout more than usual.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
No, but this was explained to me.. If you do not properly wash face - use makeup remover and exfoliator, all that gunk stays in your face. So you are piling more junk on top of old makeup. So, this product will clean the face from the inside out. Breakouts will occur if you are inconsistent with your routine!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
(King of Prussia, PA)
In my case it has helped to improve breakouts!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
No it does not cause acne. It actually helps regulate the oil in your skin, usually in the summer my face is greasy like a frying but this helps keep my skin matte. And it doesn't dry your skin out either so Its safe to use in the winter.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago