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

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Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads with Salicylic Acid, Sensitive with Aloe, 90 ea
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Effective (9)
  • Soothing (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & whiteheads (7)
    • Moderate acne (7)
    • Adult acne (6)
    • Inflammatory acne (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (7)

    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 14 customers

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    5.0

    Great for sensitive skin!

    By Woman with a mission

    from Indiana

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne

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

      My special needs teenager and I use this product twice a day to control acne. Effective to clear eruptions but does not always prevent them. this product is great for sensitive skin types.

       
      5.0

      Effective for rosecia

      By Woman with a mission

      from Indiana

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No cons

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne
      • Reduces Rosacia Outbreaks

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

      Really does help reduce rosacia outbreaks!

       
      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.

          (5 of 5 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.

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