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Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea
 
4.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Effective (7)
  • Soothing (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & whiteheads (7)
    • Adult acne (5)
    • Moderate acne (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Ideal for Extremely Sensitive Skin

    I've been on a two decade long mission to clean up my acne. Over time it has lessened in severity (going from massive cysts and boils predominately along one side of my face and...Read complete review

    I've been on a two decade long mission to clean up my acne. Over time it has lessened in severity (going from massive cysts and boils predominately along one side of my face and forehead) to white and black heads that crop up hormonally driven. I've been to professionals and beauty isles alike. However, I've rarely had a perfectly CLEAR complexion at one time. I'm usually healing up as new ones are appearing and it's very discouraging. After literal years of kits, rxs, creams, scrubs, gels, oils, old wives remedies, lotions, etc...I decided to start completely over from scratch and do a little more research, especially now that there is more available over the counter. I literally threw or gave everything I had on my counter away. Sometimes you can have too many options and get lost in the advertising, etc... I wanted an inexpensive, simple regime to clean up my face. I've realized I have fair, extremely sensitive, acne prone combination skin. This means just about anything I use will break me out and either over dry or turn me into an oil slick. Some advice for others with similar issues: If you have sensitive skin, don't use scrubs. They are worthless, unnecessary, and often times exacerbate the problem further. Find a gentle face wash that doesn't have acne treatment in it (unless it's the only acne treatment avenue you are using). It doesn't really stay on the skin long enough to penetrate and be effective. But you still need something simple and gentle to wash the impurities off twice a day. Over washing will also do more harm than good. Invest in blotting sheets. But you'll find the kinder you are to your skin, over time the less you will need them. As for cleansers, be sure it is one specifically targeted for sensitive skin. Find an acne treatment that is for sensitive skin too. I had used many in the past (mostly in kits). I've made the mistake in the past of putting on various types of acne treatments; at times not realize one cancels out the other, or causes more irritation than good. Usually, the main ingredient in these popular kits is benzoyl peroxide in varying concentrations. I've found with sensitive skin, BP, isn't effective regardless of how low the %. And in many kits they tend to mix both BP and SA, which I've found don't help sensitive skin. So I ventured to Salicylic Acid only. Used to be you could only get it in 2% or higher. Thankfully, it's now found in 0.5-1%. This particular Stridex for Sensitive is only 0.5% which I've found so far has been extremely effective. Tried the 1% version of Stridex Natural and felt I best start with the lowest first and work my way up. I've been especially satisfied so far with the 0.5%. Because my skin is especially fair and sensitive anything can dry it out. The problem is because I have combination skin; the moment I get too dry, it combats that by immediately flaking or getting super oily within an hour or so after cleansing; which either way (too dry or too oily) will cause a breakout to occur. Anyway, so I wash with a gentle cleanser, pat my face dry and apply one of these morning & night. I allow the medication to sit on my skin for a couple of minutes and pat dry any access. Then I apply a light moisturizer (once again especially made for sensitive skin). During the day I'm sure to wear one with a high spf. Everyone really should. But I've found that is all it takes. I usually need to reapply a little more moisturizer a couple of minutes after to keep from drying out, but my skin is adjusting.

    I will forewarn that when starting just about any new regime or treatment that you may have a "worse" before it is "better" stage. I encountered this when I did my start from scratch phase. For about two weeks, committing to the aforementioned regime, I had breakouts on places on my face I'd never had before or had in years. HOWEVER, after the first week of what seemed to be the worst breakout in years, I noticed new black heads and pimples stopped forming, the ones there when they had popped up were vastly smaller, and they began to heal quickly. I had to fight the urge to give up or change up my routine (or over treat). I just let it take its course, as with any treatment process, it can take weeks (not days) to see results. Had it continued past a month, I would have tried something else. But I'm seeing quick, noticeable, improvement. The product seems to work. I'm not seeing any new pimples or blackheads, and the old ones are healing quickly. I foresee that within another couple of weeks it'll be completely clear. Thus, for sensitive skin or those looking to start from scratch and want to go from the lightest treatment to stronger (if necessary), this product is an excellent, inexpensive start point. It's simple, easy, smell and irritation are not an issue, and it appears to be working.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Bad

    I have very sensitive skin that is prone to redness. I also have an adult acne problem mostly on my chin. It has been really difficult to find something that I can use that...Read complete review

    I have very sensitive skin that is prone to redness. I also have an adult acne problem mostly on my chin. It has been really difficult to find something that I can use that doesn't turn my skin bright red and itches and burns all day long. This product is the best I've been able to find, especially considering the price. It is very drying but that's okay because I've been using a sunblock that is a little greasy feeling so they sort of balance eachother out. I don't think it's possible to use this product without using a moisturizer immediately after. I have a bathroom cabinet filled with products that don't work and I've never tried again. So the fact that I am buying this again speaks volumes to me.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    4.0

    help get rid of oil and makeup trace

    By lychi

    from San Francisco, CA

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Soothing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

      I have oily skin. This product is efficient to remove oil. I use it after cleanser sometimes because the instruction said clean your face before applying the product. And I see some trace of makeup on the pad so it does help remove some leftover makeup that my cleanser didn't efficiently clean. It's not irritated and the smell is not strong. I will try to remember to use it once a day since the product is so cheap and very efficient for oily skin. I think controlling the oil production of my face will help stop the formation of acne.

       
      5.0

      Good Product

      By Angie

      from Mesa, AZ

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

        My teenage son loves these. He doesn't comment on many things but, after the first use, he said they were soft, smelled nice, and made his skin feel good and clean. We have tried many other brands of pads and astringents, and these are the best so far.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Ideal for Extremely Sensitive Skin

        By teethnclaws

        from Lexington, Ky

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

        I've been on a two decade long mission to clean up my acne. Over time it has lessened in severity (going from massive cysts and boils predominately along one side of my face and forehead) to white and black heads that crop up hormonally driven. I've been to professionals and beauty isles alike. However, I've rarely had a perfectly CLEAR complexion at one time. I'm usually healing up as new ones are appearing and it's very discouraging. After literal years of kits, rxs, creams, scrubs, gels, oils, old wives remedies, lotions, etc...I decided to start completely over from scratch and do a little more research, especially now that there is more available over the counter. I literally threw or gave everything I had on my counter away. Sometimes you can have too many options and get lost in the advertising, etc... I wanted an inexpensive, simple regime to clean up my face. I've realized I have fair, extremely sensitive, acne prone combination skin. This means just about anything I use will break me out and either over dry or turn me into an oil slick. Some advice for others with similar issues: If you have sensitive skin, don't use scrubs. They are worthless, unnecessary, and often times exacerbate the problem further. Find a gentle face wash that doesn't have acne treatment in it (unless it's the only acne treatment avenue you are using). It doesn't really stay on the skin long enough to penetrate and be effective. But you still need something simple and gentle to wash the impurities off twice a day. Over washing will also do more harm than good. Invest in blotting sheets. But you'll find the kinder you are to your skin, over time the less you will need them. As for cleansers, be sure it is one specifically targeted for sensitive skin. Find an acne treatment that is for sensitive skin too. I had used many in the past (mostly in kits). I've made the mistake in the past of putting on various types of acne treatments; at times not realize one cancels out the other, or causes more irritation than good. Usually, the main ingredient in these popular kits is benzoyl peroxide in varying concentrations. I've found with sensitive skin, BP, isn't effective regardless of how low the %. And in many kits they tend to mix both BP and SA, which I've found don't help sensitive skin. So I ventured to Salicylic Acid only. Used to be you could only get it in 2% or higher. Thankfully, it's now found in 0.5-1%. This particular Stridex for Sensitive is only 0.5% which I've found so far has been extremely effective. Tried the 1% version of Stridex Natural and felt I best start with the lowest first and work my way up. I've been especially satisfied so far with the 0.5%. Because my skin is especially fair and sensitive anything can dry it out. The problem is because I have combination skin; the moment I get too dry, it combats that by immediately flaking or getting super oily within an hour or so after cleansing; which either way (too dry or too oily) will cause a breakout to occur. Anyway, so I wash with a gentle cleanser, pat my face dry and apply one of these morning & night. I allow the medication to sit on my skin for a couple of minutes and pat dry any access. Then I apply a light moisturizer (once again especially made for sensitive skin). During the day I'm sure to wear one with a high spf. Everyone really should. But I've found that is all it takes. I usually need to reapply a little more moisturizer a couple of minutes after to keep from drying out, but my skin is adjusting.

        I will forewarn that when starting just about any new regime or treatment that you may have a "worse" before it is "better" stage. I encountered this when I did my start from scratch phase. For about two weeks, committing to the aforementioned regime, I had breakouts on places on my face I'd never had before or had in years. HOWEVER, after the first week of what seemed to be the worst breakout in years, I noticed new black heads and pimples stopped forming, the ones there when they had popped up were vastly smaller, and they began to heal quickly. I had to fight the urge to give up or change up my routine (or over treat). I just let it take its course, as with any treatment process, it can take weeks (not days) to see results. Had it continued past a month, I would have tried something else. But I'm seeing quick, noticeable, improvement. The product seems to work. I'm not seeing any new pimples or blackheads, and the old ones are healing quickly. I foresee that within another couple of weeks it'll be completely clear. Thus, for sensitive skin or those looking to start from scratch and want to go from the lightest treatment to stronger (if necessary), this product is an excellent, inexpensive start point. It's simple, easy, smell and irritation are not an issue, and it appears to be working.

         
        4.0

        Stridex pads

        By DM

        from FL

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

          Works well and quickly,convenient

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not Bad

          By MissMonzy

          from Concord, CA

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

          I have very sensitive skin that is prone to redness. I also have an adult acne problem mostly on my chin. It has been really difficult to find something that I can use that doesn't turn my skin bright red and itches and burns all day long. This product is the best I've been able to find, especially considering the price. It is very drying but that's okay because I've been using a sunblock that is a little greasy feeling so they sort of balance eachother out. I don't think it's possible to use this product without using a moisturizer immediately after. I have a bathroom cabinet filled with products that don't work and I've never tried again. So the fact that I am buying this again speaks volumes to me.

           
          5.0

          Easy on face

          By Ruth

          from Maine

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Occasional Acne

            Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

            Eventhough I'm 40 something, I still get occasional acne. This works well without drying out my skin. It really deep cleans.

             
            5.0

            Great on acne, won't dry out skin

            By superdave1xx

            from Suburb of Buffalo, NY

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

              Highly recommend to anyone who has mild acne and/or blackhead problems. Won't dry out your skin yet has powerful ingredent to fight the problem- salaryric acid.

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By L

              from newark

              Pros

              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

                I have been using this product for years and love it. I have mild to moderate adult acne with blackheads and everything else I've tried dries out my skin. Since this product is alcohol free it works great for combination skin like mine. Probably not for severe acne.

                 
                5.0

                My adult acne has become ...

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

                My adult acne has become so much better since using these pads... the % of acid is very low so it doesn't irritate your skin so much... combine it with clean and clear benzoyl wash and you will have better skin! Im very happy with this product and I've tried EVERYTHING for my adult acne (I also switched to sea salt vs. regular salt and eat less seaweed- two triggers for my acne). All of this combined to give me much better skin. Good luck

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I'm sorry to say that I ...

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Comments about Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea:

                I'm sorry to say that I was a big fan of Stridex Power Pads, but they stopped carrying them in drugstores so I had to switch. I moved to the Aloe product and it completed sucked any moisture out of my face. My face is quite sensitive and oily, and this product made my face so dry that I had excess skin. I used the product for about a month and then I started breaking out with the strangest pimples I have ever seen! I haven't broken out for about 3 years, except for the random zit, but I had big pimples all over my face! I would NOT recommend this product if you are not used to using an astringent on your face. I am finally ordering my Power Pads again and hoping that they will help bring back my face to some kind of normalcy.

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