I use this at night AFTER my Proactiv benzoyl peroxide treatment. It seems to work really well. I recently broke out horribly for some unknown reason and this was my savior! If my skin feels like it needs some added moisture after applying this gel I'll add either argon oil or a light moisturizer but most nights it's not needed at all. It really makes a big difference in the size of my pores, any small bumps I may have and any active break outs.
answered 5 months ago
First of all, I love love love this product! I have oily, acne-prone skin, and this really helps to keep it clear.
I would not use it around your eyes. It's too intense and probably too drying.
A tiny, thin layer goes a long way, so you don't have to use much on each use.
I use this product in combination with a benzoyl peroxide product, and I think the two really work to keep my skin clear. I use the Invigorating Night Gel after I wash my face at night, and my benzoyl peroxide product after I wash my face in the morning.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
(San Francisco, CA)
Just use a very small amount enough to cover all your face and neck... You can use with the acne product yet. As for the eyes , yes too but be careful that it doesnt enter your eyes. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
You should definitely avoid the eye orbital area! You can still apply it all over your face without touching the area right below your eyes. The skin there is thinner and more sensitive. The night gel is also not moisturizing (to me) on its own, and you would probably benefit from a separate eye cream.
A small amount of this will go a long way -- I would avoid using too much, because it can be drying.
As for the benzoyl peroxide, I would probably use that last, as a spot treatment, but I'm not a dermatologist. Do you have one? S/he might better advise the order in which you should apply the products.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)
I don't think it is meant for use around the eyes. Since the acids are so high up in the ingredient list, it may be too strong for the delicate skin around the eye. I would get a separate eye cream.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago