I use to use BP, also, but it always dried my skin out, and like you said, makes you more sensitive to the sun. I started using the Murad line and the results were darn near instant. It is so much more gentle, which helps with acne in the first place by making your skin healthier overall. Give it a try, I doubt you'll be disappointed :)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
BP has always been really harsh on my skin, and even with sunscreen has reacted to sunlight in not so cute ways. SA seems to work much more effectively for me without any harsh drying, it seems more exfoliating than anything. I think you'll be happy with the results, but you may want a product with a higher SA content than this (which is .5%)
I am also a proactiv user and have also worried about the damage benzoyl peroxide may be doing to my skin. However, anytime I switch to a product that uses sacilyic acid instead of benzoyl peroxide, my face always breaks out within a week and then the acne just gets worse and worse. For some people, benzoyl peroxide is the only answer.
answered 4 years ago
I used proactive for probably 2 years with good results but all of a sudden it just wasnt working anymore for me( they changed something in it maybe?). This Murad product gave me even better results than proactive did without all the harsh products proactive uses. Much less drying, better results. Noticed a difference after about 3-4 days but probably took 4 weeks to see complete results.