okay, so we all know that acne cant be cured with topicals alone. however, i've been having some MAJOR success with paula's choice products, and i just wanted to share it with all of you. (im also taking an omega 3 EFA/zinc vitamin regimen, which is definitely helping as well.)
here's my story, in brief:
i've struggled with mild acne for years, mostly milia-esque bumps on my cheeks and chin which would eventually, one by one, turn into huge scary zits which would take forever to go away. plus i have very oily skin. earlier in the summer however, i had to take doxycycline for 3 weeks for something unrelated to acne and my skin broke out like crazy. it was like all of the little bumps i already had turned into huge pimples ALL AT THE SAME TIME! that's when i started visiting this board and others and i found out about paula's choice stuff. after i got off the doxy (thank god) i started taking the vitamins and using her products. its been less than 2 weeks and i cannot believe the improvement in my skin. the remnants of the breakout i had are healing very quickly, and my skin is just smoother and prettier in general. also the oil seems to be very much under control. i've used lots of products, including some reccomended to me by a dermatologist, to no avail. her stuff is really great--gentle but powerful. and no, i dont work for the company. i just wanted to share some success and hope with the group.
here's what i use:
one step daily face wash
2% BHA liquid solution
2.5% bp blemish fighting solution (at night only)
oil absorbing mask (2x a week)
its all reasonably priced too. i ordered all that plus a facial sunblock and it cost me about 50 bucks. not tested on animals either. the website is www.cosmeticscop.com but if the link doesnt work just do a search for paula's choice on google or whatever, and you should be able to find it.
good wishes to everybody