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SHinPA
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Reviewer: SHinPA
Location:Lehigh Valley, PA
Age Range:45-54
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Green
Date:07/15/2013
Simply the best for large pores and congested skin
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5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: essential, effective, economical, cleansing
I have sensitive skin that often gets congested and I have large pores. In the summer, these problems get worse. This powder cleanser is simply the best I've found over the course of DECADES of trying so many cleansers and regimens, and I hope BE never changes it or drops it from their line. It is different than other cleansers, so it takes a little getting used to. A little goes a long way. I am now into my late 40's so in the winter when my skin is especially dry but still congested with those pesky large pores, I mix it with a creamy cleanser. This is MUST HAVE in my book. I truly love it.
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Can this be used with the Clarisonic?
I just bought a Clarisonic and it says not to use it with exfoliating cleansers-does this include non-harsh BE exfoliating cleansers? Or just gritty drugstore brands. Anyone have experience with this? Thanks.
Yes, I have had great results with the travel size Clarisonic with this cleanser. I tap the cleanser directly onto the brush, then I drip a little water onto it until it forms a paste and work it around the brush head a bit. Then I quickly dampen my face and use the Clarisonic as directed. It gives a deep cleaning of pores and quickly clears away blackheads. Unfortunately my Clarisonic broke, it was the absolute perfect regimen, I loved the Exfoliating Cleanser with the Clarisonic. I wouldn't use it with gritty exfoliators, either drugstore brand (Aveeno) or high end luxury brands. Maybe use one of those mild chemical exfoliants/skin brighteners that come soaked in the liquid solution and packaged in a screw top jar afterwards instead of a gritty exfoliator. Just my opinion on the exfoliation process....
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SHinPA
Lehigh Valley, PA
9 months ago
 
Will my face break out worse before it clears up?
I am an ex-Proactiv user, (Proactiv was way too harsh for my skin and eventually stopped working) I switched 3 weeks ago to the deep cleansing foam as well as the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser. I sprinkle the Exfoliating powder on the Foam and wash my face morning and night. My skin is not irritated and it feels wonderful, but I'm breaking out terribly (small pimples as opposed to the cystic acne I had with Proactiv). Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there hope for my skin or should I try a different cleanser?
In my experience, this cleanser seems to pull impurities out from my skin. So after a few days, I did have some pimples rise to the surface but they healed faster with less residual redness, and then my pores started to shrink and my congested face and blackheads started going away. Stick with it!
P.S. I have combination skin, but I also have sensitive skin and it has been sheer torture since high school (in the 1980's, lol) to find a product that was effective on blackheads and breakouts without causing bad irritation to my skin. I would literally scrub my face raw sometimes and the only result was redness and sore skin in addition to acne and blackheads. Now that I'm older I have a little less oil, so I get dry under my eyes and on my cheeks, but in that case I mix this with a creamy cleanser, and I like Bare Escentuals creamy cleanser in the pump as well.
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SHinPA
Lehigh Valley, PA
9 months ago