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Worked well and helped clear acne but smells disgusting
I noticed my skin was a lot clearer and less oily with this product in a very short amount of time. I didn’t suffer any adverse reactions but I did go a bit red after the first 2 uses but that subsided within a few minutes. The product was perfect for my level of acne but I didn’t like the smell all that much.
Purchased in August 2020.
So far so good
I’ve been using the benzac ac wash for my pimples and it’s worked well in reducing acne. The first few days it caused my skin to dry up and flake away but that soon subsided and left me with clearer skin.
Purchased in July 2020.
It's fine, but didn't really help. The moisturiser burns my skin.
I have moderate to severe adult acne and oily skin. I bought the face wash/2.5mg treatment/moisturiser trio.
I had fairly decent results with the 2.5mg and went up to the 10mg (daily for few hours or overnight). The 10mg caused irritation/dryness if I used it too often (as expected) so I had to give my skin a break every couple of days and avoid applying it to areas of the face that get dry or don't have acne.
I found that in general the treatment reduced acne inflammation a few hours after applying, which was nice, but (having also asked som...e people around me) it didn't noticeably clear my skin at all (I guess I kept getting new acne) I used it for several months (3-6?), used a whole tube of the 2.5mg and like a quarter of the 10mg before giving up on it. Possible that I gave up too soon. I also found it made my acne scars darker while using. Maybe because of drying. My skin can't tolerate the moisturiser for some reason. It immediately makes my face feel hot and sometimes burning/painful, particularly if I use it with the treatment. So I don't use that. The applicator was nice with the twist/pump thing.
I have suffered with hormonal acne since I was a teenager and have tried everything from prescription meds to whatever the latest acne clearing fad is going around both medicated and “natural”. A few years ago I started using Proactiv and omg that cleared my skin right up and stopped any breakouts! Iv continued using proactiv for the last 3 years but recently purchased Benzac AC 3 step kit as proactiv seems to be sold out everywhere atm. Well all I can say is DO NOT use benzac ac! My skin has completely broken out after 3 years of clear, perfec...t skin! Iv gone from being confident to go out without makeup to now not wanting to leave the house! Thank goodness we are in isolation atm lol. Iv managed to find my beloved proactiv 3 step kit which I quickly ordered to fix the mess benzac has done to my skin!
Use with extreme caution!
Be very careful. Mild acne went to more severe pustules. Flaky Inflamation. This should not be sold over the counter. Used it sparingly aswell! This is day 3 before/after pics
Helps in clearing Pus out of pimples
I had pus breakouts on my skin during the bush fire season and the extreme smoky weather. I used this product as an initial step . It helped in safely clearing out the pus within 2-3 days but din't help much in clearing out the spot caused after it . It doesn't cause any irritation and is good on my skin
Purchased in December 2019.
BENZAC AC Mild Strength 2.5% Acne Gel
This is one of the biggest things responsible for clearing my acne (NOT pimples, acne) as a teenager. I used this as a part of the Acne.Org routine after having tried everything from your standard Clearasil, Proactive (NEVER again), various natural products and even roacutane.
I discovered this at around 16 and after implementing the routine above, I remember my acne disapearing so quickly and it was almost entirely gone within a month.
I am now 24 and my routine has changed to target new things (brightening, hydration, exfoliation and improv...
Purchased for A$16.00.
flaky skin./not good for sensitive/ dry skin
not good for sensitive skin.i have been using this for about 1 and half month although it's side effects were harsh on my skin yet, no changes can be seen .It made my skin super flaky and skin peeling was pretty intense..It is effective for small pimples/acne but was not as good as i thought for my huge hormonal acnes also.The good thing is that it dries out the pimples fast and maybe the reason for the flakes around my pimples.maybe
Not a good choice for adult Acne.
Suffer from Adult hormanal acne and extremely oily skin. Tried this product based on a recommendation. Brought the 3 step 2.5% pack. First few days felt a difference in how nasty and inflamed acne felt and looked, however soon after this I suffered from intense itchyiness which I assumed was my skin to dry so I made sure I used the moisturizer correctly and gave my skin breaks for the spot cream.
My Acne developed into pus filled red sore lumps that looked and felt awful.
I tried this product for 3 and a half weeks weeks before stopping. I onl...
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Cheap and nasty :)
Been using this stuff for a few years now. I only use it when I need it though. Its cheap and works really good for removing acne. It does day around 4 days to start working though and found that it removes the redness that acne leaves behind. I think its more about acne prevention when it comes to this product. Seems it doesn't actually remove zits and stuff but prevents new ones from forming which in turn removes them. I use the %10 gel. Also, remember less is better. So don't pack it onto your skin just a little pea size bit of cream works. ...I also put a very light moisturizer on top to stop the Benzac causing redness which works. It still dries the skin out a bit but looks better than acne and I only use this stuff for about 2 weeks straight only when I need it. Also, I only use it at night before I go to bed.
So far so good!
I've been using the product for around 3 months now. I suffer from VERY oily skin, blackheads and mild breakouts which happen in unpredictable patterns. I started by using the 2.5% gel and followed the directions on the instructions. I used every 2 days for the first week to allow my skin to adjust. I experienced some dryness on the sides of my nose but that eased after the first week.
In the last week it's getting more humid so I have started using the 5% gel in the morning and 2.5% in the evening. I am a little dry at the moment so I may nee...
Swollen limpy skin it is not worth it
I used the benzac 3 steps at 5% for no longer than three days.. And my skin now has small lumpy blisters all over I wish I could upload pictures.. It hurts so bad and I don't know how to get rid of them.. It is embarrassing this should not be sold off the shelf it should be behind the counter I wish I had of spent the money on proactive as that was what I originally want but it was sold out...
Amazing stuff it’s been a real lifesaver
I’ve been using the 2.5% kit for about 2 months and I’m almost bump free I was suffering hormonal and cyctic acne nothing else helped at all, I’m so happy I found these products, couldn’t be happier with my results, I just need to get rid of the marks left behind
Don’t use it.
I’ve had acne all my life and only recently found out about benzac and thought it would help with my acne,so I used the 3 step benzac kit consisting of the Benzac Daily Facial Foam Cleanser,2.5 gel treatment and the moisturizer, with the first day of using my face became itchy and small bumps continued to increase with everyday of using it.my skin started to peel and my acne is at its WORSE ITS EVER BEEN.i don’t recommend anyone who has acne and hyperpigmentation to use this product
Brand New Person
I think the 2.5 percent gel is great! I use it all the time on spots and I swear whenever I breakout within a day or two after using the topical ointment its gone HALLELUJAH lol! You dont need much, it will only redded skin where there isnt pimples so the clear soft parts, so just use on the pimples. It literally decreases the size of the pimples and intensity then they are gone, I love this gel. I have used heaps of things for my skin and this is the best, stuck with it for 2 and a half years and I look like a brand new person. I don't use...their washes because I reckon it would be too drying to use the wash and a gel. Use a gentle cleanser like Qv or Cetaphil or any other cream cleansers (All natural is best), I now use Sukin all natural Cream cleanser, And then I put on Benzac 2.5 percent and it does kill the pimples. I find the soft cleanser and the pimple killing gel works great haha, gives the skin a good balance.
Make sure you follow the directions for this product!
This product is great for treating a pimple now and then. Be careful though not to apply it on larger skin surfaces as it left me with noticeable skin pigmentation issues and never apply before going into the sun (I have white patches on my face). It must contain some sort of lightening or bleaching agent as my clothes, towels, pillow slips etc were discoloured from using this. I now only apply it to one pimple at a time when I get one in the morning and apply my normal moisturiser on top.
Using the 3 step treatment and amazing results
I have had acne pretty much my entire life (now 28). After having a baby recently my usual acne treatment was a no go so I got to the point of being fed up with my acne getting worse and worse as the weeks progressed. I used the 3 step treatment - cleanser, treatment and moisturiser. Within 2 days I have seen the most dramatic improvement ever. My acne has almost completely cleared with only some small ones remaining which are decreasing rapidly. Honestly incredibly happy with the results and worth every cent for me. This is something I will continue with. I am using the 2.5% strength.
Scalp Acne Cured
I am in my sixties and a few years ago started getting large red acne with white heads on the back and sides of my scalp. Tried many things without success till Benzac AC Wash 5%. I realise it is a face/body wash and they warn that it may bleach the hair somewhat but I have old man silver/white hair so no issue there. Absolutely no new acne since the first use.
I used it every day at first but have reduced it to twice a week at this stage with continued success. I wash my hair (no conditioner), rub in a smallish amount of Benzac and rinse after a minute or two.
Purchased in February 2019.
Changed my skin!
I started using this product about 1 month ago and it has completely changed my skin! After suffering from moderate acne for almost a decade, this has been the most effective product for me. Highly recommend!
As a 20 yr old male who’s had moderate acne for 5+ years this product worked wonders. I’ve used all sorts of face washes and scrubs from the supermarkets to no avail. I then came across the benzac triple acne control kit online and decided to try it. It didn’t really work that well at first but I heard it takes a few months to see results. I started in September/October and now in January I can see clear results. Most of my acne has gone or at least become less noticeable.
Questions & Answers
Hi, I'm using benzac ac 2.5 on my face.but it's making my face worst.. How I get rid?
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