Salicyclic acid vs Glycolic acid vs Benzoyl peroxide

posted 1 month ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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Helper bee
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Esthetician here! Sulfer is amazing for sensitive/acne prone skin. It can be drying though, but won’t leave your skin irritated like most acne fighting ingredients. 

Post # 17
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Busy Beekeeper

I also have sensitive skin. 

jellybellynelly :  I do love those Nip + Fab glycolic pads. 

bookends :  I’ve also had good experiences with Dennis Gross products. 

aquamarine22 :  You may need to go through some trial and error to find what works for you and your skin. Some stores, including Sephora, will allow you to return what doesn’t work for you. 

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper

I use The Ordinary branded niacinamide. This was hands down the most effective product for my skin so far. 

I have beyond sensitive skin and all the items you mentioned hurt my skin. As in pain or peeling.

So I had adult onset cystic acne and got a a prescription pill to take called spironolactone.  That helped with cystic acne. But years later I started ro break out again.  Salicylic acid hurts and burns me. Benzoyl peroxide made me sore and peeling. Glycolic did help for shoulder acne. But I tried an AHA and it was too strong  

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper

I second the sulphur i do a sulphur mask when I’m breaking out too. Origins has a good one! 

Post # 20
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Helper bee

Salicylic acid gel made my skin feel greasy and didn’t make much difference in the long term to my acne. I use glycolic acid toner and find it quite good. I only use it twice a week.

Post # 21
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Helper bee

Benzoyl peroxide is ok for spot treatment if you have acne, but I would avoid applying it all over the face.

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