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Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel 1 fl oz (29 ml)

 
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Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz
 
3.7

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Soothing (16)
  • Effective (12)
  • Smells great (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate acne (11)
    • Adult acne (9)
    • Blackheads & whiteheads (6)
    • Inflammatory acne (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (10), Brand buyer (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Finally, I can stop searching!

    I have tried just about EVERYTHING there is to clear up my oily, acne-prone AND super sensitive skin and nothing has worked for long and never without irritation... Until now! I purchased...Read complete review

    I have tried just about EVERYTHING there is to clear up my oily, acne-prone AND super sensitive skin and nothing has worked for long and never without irritation... Until now! I purchased this treatment a few weeks ago and have used it 1 to 2 times daily ever since. Firstly, I love the cooling effect the peppermint has on my skin (makes it much easier to function/stop sweating/ apply makeup in the Arizona heat). I also LOVE that I haven't experienced any irritation and noticed a soothing quality right away. It took about a week before I began noticing visible results, but my skin just keeps getting clearer and clearer :-) I still haven't found the perfect cleanser/toner/moisturizer but I will definitely keep Kiss My Face Break Out as my perfect treatment! (Oh, a side note: this stuff is great for my more moderate acne treatment and prevention, but when I do get a more sever breakout I find it works well in conjunction with a tea tree oil based spot treatment).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    For oily acne prone skin, not = to BP

    I've been using benzoyl peroxide in the form of OXY 10% for years. I have extremely oily skin that is very acne prone if I don't use BP twice a day (in the morning...Read complete review

    I've been using benzoyl peroxide in the form of OXY 10% for years. I have extremely oily skin that is very acne prone if I don't use BP twice a day (in the morning and at night). But if I do my routine, I'm acne free to the point where people say I have great skin.

    I switched over to this product because of a concern for the toxicity of BP and possible cancerous effects (which after reading the actual research is no longer much of a concern for me). After about two weeks, my skin has been breaking out with acne and also small bumps/whiteheads, almost as bed as it's ever been.

    The product feels nice and cool on the skin and it's very liquid making it easy to apply all over face with a small amount. It also doesn't leave any chalking or any noticeable sign once it dries, so basically it goes on and stays on invisibly, even with no moisturizer on top of it.

    However, in my own experience it's very clear that this product is not as effective as 10% BP on my skin type. It could be that there's too little tea tree oil in it, or it could be that tea tree oil simply isn't as effective as BP in killing p acne bacteria.

    My recommendation is that if you never had the need to use BP all over your face daily to stay acne free, or have dry to medium skin, this will be an acceptable substitute.

    But if you have extremely oily and acne prone skin that only BP seems effective for, avoid this product.

    I am not giving up on tee tree oil. I've ordered Desert Essence's pure tea tree oil along with their tea tree oil face wash. I'll post a review of those as well in a couple weeks. If pure tea tree oil doesn't work, then it's back to my BP routine and I can live with the statistically insignificant chance that it could be cancerous 20 years later. It's probably more likely I'll get a brain tumor from my cell phone first.

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    1.0

    Product Expired

    By Jimmy

    from Plymouth, MI

    describe yourself Minimalist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Out Of Date

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

        The product shipped by drugstore.com was out of date. Shipped Feb 10, 2014.

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for back too

        By Neen

        from Westchester Co., NY

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

            I originally purchased this product for the occasional blemish on my face and it works great for that. What I didn't expect it to work for are the pimples I get on my back ever since I was in my teens-I'm now 38! The dermatologist gave me all sorts of stuff last year to clear my back including an oral medication, I have found that this Potent & Pure Breakout Gel works better than those products and quicker too! I'm happy because it's natural and doesn't smell bad or stain my clothing. Great product!

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
             
            1.0

            not great

            By kf

            from east coast

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

              I was really hoping this would work. I guess because of reading so many positive reviews - I was expecting it would work for me but instead it made me break out in small whiteheads... I didn't think it was the product but looking back that was the only product I was using. It gave me comodenol acne.. clogged pores..

              I'm searching for something that would give me some relief.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very Nice

              By hippiechick

              from Tulsa, OK

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Smells Great
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

                  I ordered it on accident but went ahead and used it. It helped clear up my skin, and, as a bonus, got rid of my headache too. The peppermint oil feels wonderfully soothing.

                   
                  5.0

                  I luv it!

                  By Nay nay

                  from Claremore ok

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Inflammatory Acne

                    Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

                    I luv the fact that I can get rid of my zits without putting horrible stuff on my skin.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Conned by new packaging

                    By palo alto shopper

                    from palo alto, ca

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Moderate Acne

                      Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

                      I thought that this was a new product because of the new packaging and "potent & pure" tag that was added. When I received and tried it, I realized I had already tried this product! Very disappointed. Could have noted in the description. Anyhows. It is ok. Not super great for major breakouts. I like the smell. But it is very runny, so careful when you dispense from container or it will just pour out. I got it also because it was buy one item and get 2nd item 1/2 off. I would not buy again. Other products out there that are more effective and less expensive.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      EXPENSIVE, BUT I LOVE IT!!!

                      By MOM

                      from MICHIGAN

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Soothing

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Acne
                        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                        • Inflammatory Acne
                        • Moderate Acne
                        • Severe Acne
                        • Teen Acne

                        Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

                        I LOVE USING IT, JUST DON'T PUT ON UPPER AND LOWER EYE LIDS. WORKS THE PORES TO KEEP FROM GETTING ACNE.

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        For oily acne prone skin, not = to BP

                        By 28 year old

                        from USA

                        describe yourself Budget Buyer

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Soothing

                        Cons

                        • Ineffective

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry to normal skin
                        • Light Acne

                        Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

                        I've been using benzoyl peroxide in the form of OXY 10% for years. I have extremely oily skin that is very acne prone if I don't use BP twice a day (in the morning and at night). But if I do my routine, I'm acne free to the point where people say I have great skin.

                        I switched over to this product because of a concern for the toxicity of BP and possible cancerous effects (which after reading the actual research is no longer much of a concern for me). After about two weeks, my skin has been breaking out with acne and also small bumps/whiteheads, almost as bed as it's ever been.

                        The product feels nice and cool on the skin and it's very liquid making it easy to apply all over face with a small amount. It also doesn't leave any chalking or any noticeable sign once it dries, so basically it goes on and stays on invisibly, even with no moisturizer on top of it.

                        However, in my own experience it's very clear that this product is not as effective as 10% BP on my skin type. It could be that there's too little tea tree oil in it, or it could be that tea tree oil simply isn't as effective as BP in killing p acne bacteria.

                        My recommendation is that if you never had the need to use BP all over your face daily to stay acne free, or have dry to medium skin, this will be an acceptable substitute.

                        But if you have extremely oily and acne prone skin that only BP seems effective for, avoid this product.

                        I am not giving up on tee tree oil. I've ordered Desert Essence's pure tea tree oil along with their tea tree oil face wash. I'll post a review of those as well in a couple weeks. If pure tea tree oil doesn't work, then it's back to my BP routine and I can live with the statistically insignificant chance that it could be cancerous 20 years later. It's probably more likely I'll get a brain tumor from my cell phone first.

                         
                        2.0

                        this is not so potent

                        By -G

                        from TX

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Soothing

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Moderate Acne

                          Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

                          I have been using this for about a week now and have not noticed too much of a difference with my skin. I have moderate acne with cycstic acne on my jaw line. This works fine for my face but it does nothing for my jawline. Don't use if you have severe acne this will not help much at all. Also this is a really small tube so if you do have severe or moderate acne this will not last you very long. It doesn't say this is a spot treatment but from the size of the bottle I think it may be.

                           
                          4.0

                          Gentle alternative to drying acne gels

                          By mya

                          from Pontiac, MI

                          describe yourself Budget Buyer

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Soothing

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Moderate Acne

                            Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Break Out, Botanical Acne Gel, 1 fl oz:

                            I use this gel on occasion but have found that by using the KMF cleansers and toner on a regular basis, I don't really need to very often! It's nice because it doesn't dry your skin out like other acne gels. But, then it doesn't "act" as fast. It works - just takes a day or so longer than the harsh stuff. I like it. Apply at bedtime for the best results.

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