Tackles moderate to severe acne
Combats acne-causing bacteria
May irritate sensitive skin
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It works, kind of.
To be clear- I have somewhat sensitive skin. pHisohex helps; yet it almost gave me a chemical burn. My skin dried up , reddened and cracked around creases of my eyes, the corners of my mouth and the sides of my nostrils. It does it's job.
Purchased in June 2021 for $9.97.
I have a daughter that suffers from pimples and this item was recommended from Priceline staff for her to use it, it made her pimples on her forehead much worse. Instead of clearing them up they multiplied by heaps. It is a very drying product and needs so much moisturiser to get your skin back to normal.
I would not recommend it.
Purchased in March 2021 at Priceline for $5.10.
Not much changed
I have backne and chestne (pimples on back and chest) , I do competitive swimming and thanks to that I have a lot of pimples and scars. I was recommended this product and apparently it could be used as a body wash, I tried it and it was all soapy but when I rinsed it off and tried scrubbing nothing looked or felt any different. I've been using it for around 3-5 weeks and nothings changed, seriously disappointing
Purchased at Chemist Warehouse Physical Store.
The only thing that has worked
I’ve always had pimples. I’m 45. I got this for my son who is going through puberty. I tried it one day and the next day for the first time ever, not one new pimple! Unreal. I have combination tending to dry skin and this does not dry my skin at all.
Purchased at Priceline for $10.00.
For when you need the big guns
I've posted a few reviews on the various acne treatments I've tried on my son. As his puberty has progressed, so has the acne. After initial success with milder products, they were no longer effective, so I went in search of stronger products. We were already using the strongest over the counter cream I could find, so I looked at changing the cleanser. Enter pHisohex.
It is quite drying, so if acne is only mild or you only have the occasional breakout, this product may be too strong for you. It contains triclosan. It means business!
However..., it has worked very well for my son, who would have moderate acne (pimples and blackheads all over the face and some on the neck, but not the deep and sore kind) if he didn't religiously cleanse twice a day. If he gets lazy with cleansing, his skin condition deteriorates rapidly. His skin was noticeably better within a week of changing to pHisohex; and provided he cleanses twice a day, every day, with pHisohex, he maintains a basically clear complexion with a few blocked pores and <5 minor pale pink (not red) pimples on any given day. He now applies the pHisohex with a konjac sponge and that seems to improve results even more.
Purchased in October 2019 at Chemist Warehouse.
I looooveee the sting!!!
I Struggled for 2 years using different products. Using this has cleared a lot of problems overnight in conjunction with the blackhead extractor tool. The sting is killing the bacteria.
Purchased in December 2019 at Priceline for $10.00.
Right after using I could tell that something wasn't right as my face had started stinging and heating up. It's been about 10 mins and even after I put moisturiser on my face is still bright red. I feel as if my face is on fire.
Would not recommend.
Beauty is pain I guess...?
I just tried this product for the first time 25 minutes ago.. and my gawwwwd does it hurt like hell! Feels like a jellyfish stung me all over the face.
Purchased in June 2019 at Woolworths for $10.00.
Effective and Consistent!
I have struggled to find an effective skin routine that keeps my acne at bay long term. I have tried everything from natural remedies to more intensive ones. No routine managed to maintain clear skin for more than a few weeks, almost as though the effects of the products would stop working. It wasn't until I was recommended pHisohex by a pharmacist that I started to see real results! Initially, my skin almost seemed worse. I was told this could be a possibility due to my skin adjusting to a new product so keep this in mind. You may also feel a ...slight tingling sensation but do not be alarmed unless it feels more severe than this. Slowly but surely my skin became clearer. After a month my skin was free of pimples! It has continued to be blemish free and so silky smooth! I have been using pHisohex for almost 9 months now and I have never been happier with my skin. It's important to remember to allow the wash some time on your face to do it's job, for example, I recite the alphabet before washing it off. I also definitely recommend you use a moisturiser after each use, an oil-free moisturiser works best for me. My effective skin routine is really quite simple. After removing my make-up - I use the pHisohex wash, an oil-free moisturiser and the proactiv repair lotion to prevent future pimples. Sometimes I may also use a tea-tree toner and a gentle face scrub 1-2 times a week. For me, a simple routine was a whole lot more effective than previous routines that consisted of a lot more products. Obviously everyone has different skin and requires a different routine, but if you're struggling like I was, give this a go!
Purchased in September 2018 at Priceline for $9.99.
Amazing product! completely changed my skin
Phisohex really is a game changer. I had searched for so long for a facial wash that would clear my acne. the amount of money spent on so many different brands in order to clear my mind acne was getting ridiculous. I came across this and truth be told, within a day and a half of using it my inflamed pimples were noticeably disappearing, and have stayed away since. Only advice I would give for using this product is to moisturize after use even if you do have oily skin like myself. This may not work on everyone, but clearly my root cause of acne was bacteria so this was the perfect treatment.
just made things worse
I'm a teenager and suffer with severe acne and i did notice a bit of a difference at the beginning but after several months my acne got worse rather than better. This may be due to me being a teen but i do not recommend this for teens with severe acne.
it got rid of my acne two weeks after using it i would recommend this to all my friends its amazing my skin is so soft after using this product
50 years of blackheads and pimples
I have used this product every summer for years when i sweat a lot and get bacteria causing out breaks. I only use it more than once a day when the temperatures get over 38C ( I live in Perth WA ) It is for oily skin so does its job very well.
been using this product for 30yrs its the best. cleans kills infections and it definalely works. makes your skin feel clean too. i would reckonmend this product for all ages. good for body infections too
Cleared up all my pimples!
Ever since I've started using phisohex, my skin has been clearing up amazingly! I have quite a lot of pimples on my forehead and it's been slowly getting better. My skin is at it's best since like 2 years! I don't have sensitive skin so phisohex didn't sting or burn it at all. It does dry out your skin so make sure you put moisturizer on afterward.
I've tried so many face washes and this has been absolutely the best! It has great value for money! I picked it up for only $10 at Priceline.
I would not recommend this to people who have sensitive and naturally dry skin.
Questions & Answers
why does my face go red and stings when I use this cream it never use to do it but now it does
This could quite likely be the fact that your skin has started to become sensitive due to certain things, or you are leaving the wash on for too long. Some things you could do are use the product less often or leave it on for a shorter amount of time. Make sure to also be gentle if using the wash or other exfoliants on your skin.
When do u stop putting in on your face
does this product help acne if you have sensitive skin?
to a certain extent, my skin is quite sensitive and oily and this product irritated my skin even more and caused me to break out so I don't recommend it for anyone with sensitive skin or suffers from hormonal acne.
(hope this helps :))
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pHisohex is both an antibacterial wash and a skin cleanser that aids in the treatment of acne and pimples by removing dirt and oil from blocked pores.
It uses triclosan - an ingredient scientifically-proven to combat the two main types of bacteria associated with acne and pimples. Because it's also pH-balanced, it won't dry out your skin.
What reviewers thought:
The majority of users found that with continued use, their acne improved. It is recommended to use a moisturiser after this product.
Some reviewers have noted a tingling or burning sensation whilst using this product, which means it may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin.
|Release date||Feb 2012|
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