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Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser 6 fl oz (177 m)

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Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz
 
4.3

(based on 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (78)
  • Easy to use (77)
  • Soothing (36)
  • Minimizes pores (31)
  • Hydrates skin (19)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (18)
  • Irritates skin (8)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (55)
  • Moderate acne (46)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (28)
  • Teen acne (17)
  • Daily use (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (49), Brand buyer (31), Beauty conscious (10), Quality oriented (4), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (8), Oily (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than Pro Activ!

I've barely been using this stuff for a week now, but I've already noticed a HUGE difference in my skin. I've had acne since I was a teenager. Now at 20, I'm battling...Read complete review

I've barely been using this stuff for a week now, but I've already noticed a HUGE difference in my skin. I've had acne since I was a teenager. Now at 20, I'm battling teen acne still AND adult acne. I can honestly say I've tried every high end brand that's supposed to work...I've been using Pro Activ because it reduced my acne, but I still had major breakouts. In the five days I've been using this product (morning and night) I haven't had one new blemish on my face. It's worked wonders so far... I can't wait to have a totally CLEAR complexion! It does dry your face out a little bit, but that's a small price to pay for clear skin, and can easily be fixed with a plain oil-free moisturizer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works okay...

I've been using this for about a week and a half. I have what I call "hormonal adult acne". When that time of the month arrives, it gets even...Read complete review

I've been using this for about a week and a half. I have what I call "hormonal adult acne". When that time of the month arrives, it gets even worser, I am 49 years old, I have been suffering with acne since I was 21 years old. Proactive original formula worked beautifully..they changed the formula, it is too rough on my skin, very abrasive. I choose this product, because of some of the reviews I have read recently on drugstore.com. The product DOES DRY YOUR SKIN a little, what I have done was use a very small amount, put on your face and wash as soon as possible, do not leave on for over a minute. YOU WILL HAVE DRY irritated skin. AND FOLLOW UP WITH SOME KIND OF LOTION, or you will feel even worse. It has cleared me up a little, so I am going to try to stick with this for awhile, again just don't leave on your face too long while you are washing. I am also thinking of only using this once a day instead of twice, maybe that is where the drying out of the skin comes from. Also, I am going to try their moisture lotion, maybe the two together will bring better results. I would also like to wish all "Acne suffers" the best in trying to find OUR OWN CURES...

Reviewed by 125 customers

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5.0

It really does help!

By TangoRani

from Los Angeles, CA

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Daily Use
    • Moderate Acne
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

    I started using Phisoderm a couple of years ago and when I don't use it, my acne actually comes back - so this stuff really works! I never broke out in zits as a teenager, but once I hit 20, my lucky streak ended...and I still break out easily if I put lotion on my hands and then touch my face accidentally. So I use Phisoderm 2x a day (morning & night) along with Biore's Acne Clearing Scrub and the two work extremely well together in preventing further break outs.

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
     
    5.0

    Old Time Favorite

    By Yankeegrl87

    from Bagram, Afghanistan

    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

    I have used this on and off since high school. It does not always work very well. It keeps some outbreaks at bay, but not the most stubborn ones.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
     
    3.0

    Not for me

    By arghlola

    from Colorado

    describe yourself Minimalist

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

      I'm finding out that salicylic acid cleansers don't work for me. I need benzoyl peroxide cleansers. Salicylic spot treatments are great, just not the cleansers. I was a faithful user of Proactiv until I tried experimenting with drugstore brands. After trial and error, I am glad to say I'm a new fan of Neutrogena Clear Pore &/or Mask Cleanser.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
       
      4.0

      Works pretty well

      By Cigi

      from Boston, MA

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

        This product works well for the price. It makes my skin feel fresh and makes my pores smaller (for a little while...). It doesn't dry my skin out and it's not harsh. It's not a miracle cure though.

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
         
        4.0

        ok

        By Sha

        from L.A., CA

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

          seems ok but not as good as I expected.

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
           
          5.0

          This is a great product!

          By mom of 5

          from Austin, Tx

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

            This product really helps keep breakouts under control.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for removing makeup

            By Absynthe

            from California

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Removes makeup
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

              I purchased this product on a whim.. I was on a trip, it was cheap and I was out of face wash. I could not believe how great this wash worked with my oily and acne prone skin. I wear heavy foundation daily; both liquid foundation and mineral powder foundation with concealer. My pores do not get properly cleansed of all makeup product because I am too lazy to purchase and use multiple skincare products before going to bed.

              I wanted just ONE thing I could use at night and in the morning to get all the gunk off. This is IT. My skin changed pretty dramatically. My pores were smaller, my acne was GONE, my skin looked polished and young. I still am not sure if it was just a lucky month for me or if this product actually worked.

              I only used the product for one month and I have NOT been able to find it at any drugstores since I purchased it. It is hard to find in my case. Delighted to see it is available here!

               
              5.0

              as good as the high end brands

              By ftlaudshopper

              from fort lauderdale

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Combination skin

              Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

              After spending literally hundreds of dollars on high-end brand name facial cleansers, my esthetician recommended phisoderm. I tried it and was sold. It doesn't strip your face, yet it leaves skin feeling clean, not greasy when done. I love that it foams and has a mild, pleasant smell. I use it with my clarisonic facebrush every day. I have mature, combination skin that gets oily in the t-zone & I live in a hot & sticky climate. I use moisterizers & serums & usually don't skimp when it comes to my skin, but this is working great & it saves money. I highly recommend.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Just about in love with this product!

              By Female Factory Worker

              from McHenry, IL

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Smells Great
              • Soothing

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

                I was reaaaaally skeptical about even trying this after getting it in the mail and realizing that it's got a scent. My skin tends to be on the sensitive side so I thought I was going to end up with red blotches or something nasty-looking all over my face. But to my surprise, it works pretty well! It is definitely, in my opinion at least, a very nice smell and this stuff seems to help wake me up more/better (I have to wake up at 4:30am to get ready and leave for work). My skin feels like it's completely rejuvenated... at least until it starts to dry my face out in a few key spots (generally around both sides of my nose, and around my forehead and eyebrows). It doesn't seem to do all too much for my acne either; I mean it does good, but I think it miiiiight be some other things that are making it back-track.

                I did start working in a peanut factory since I started using this product and the salty air may be what's causing my face to dry out more. That just might also be contributing to the acne sticking around along with that I seem to touch my face a little more often while I'm in the factory due to cardboard/peanut debris flying up to my face. I alsooo do need a new facial scrubber - I've been using the same one for about a year now and I know I really need a replacement.

                I think I'm going to try the other version of this product for Normal-Dry skin and see if that helps. This product is perfectly fine with the Garnier Fructis Moisure Rescue, but if I can eliminate having to pay for a moisturizer then that would be fabulous - more money for more important things like gas for my car!

                 
                5.0

                My daughter's go-to face wash

                By citygirl24

                from Dallas, TX

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Minimizes Pores
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                  • Moderate Acne
                  • Teen Acne

                  Comments about Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser, 6 fl oz:

                  My daughter, who will be 20 this year, has been using this product since high school. She had a bad case of acne when she was younger and it has worked very well for her. This product has been around a long time and is hard to find at local drugstores. We always order Phisoderm from drugstore.com because they offer this pproduct at a great price. I order at least three at a time, it is so affordable. Phisoderm and a normal topical acne cream keeps my daughter's pretty face nice and clear :)

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                  Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser

                   – Clear up blemishes and help establish a balanced, radiant complexion with Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser. Formulated with salicylic acid 2% and chamomile flower extract, the cleanser is formulated to help unclog pores in order to reduce the frequency and severity of breakouts. It leaves skin looking and feeling smooth, clear and glowing with health. Simply massage the gel into the skin after washing, rinse well and pat dry. Use the cleanser twice a day for best results. This product does not include any gluten or soy. It is also free of animal products or byproducts and is cruelty-free.

                  Salicylic Acid and Skin



                  The 2% concentration of salicylic acid in Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser helps to weaken the bonds holding old, dead and dying cells on the skin's surface, allowing them to gently detach. This encourages a healthy renewal of skin tissue, allowing new, vigorous cells to come to the surface. It also helps eliminate debris and excess oil that can build up in the pores. The concentration of salicylic acid is mild, and can be used without a doctor's prescription, but effective enough to promote skin regeneration. As a result, skin blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles and acne breakouts can be minimized, leaving the skin looking soft, youthful and healthy. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should consult with a physician before using any topical product containing salicylic acid.

                  The Importance of pH Balance



                  Skin normally has a layer of slightly acidic natural oil - approximately pH 5.5 - called the "acid mantle," which helps protect against infection. This protective layer can be disturbed, however, by diet choices, smoking, alcohol, stress or the use of harsh soaps and cleansers. As a result, skin can become either dry and flaking or overly oily and prone to acne breakouts. The formula of Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser helps to bring the skin's pH back into balance, allowing the skin to look and feel its best. Trust Phisoderm for your skin care needs.
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