When my first pimple reared its ugly head at the tender age of 10 or 11, I never imagined that it was just the beginning of a battle I would still be fighting in my 30s. I know that many of you reading this are also suffering from breakouts despite your teenage years having passed long ago and are wondering if it will ever end.
The tube of Clearasil worked fine for me as a teenager when my skin was young, super oily and tolerant. The reality is that it doesn’t work so great for me anymore. Over the years, my skin has become more sensitive and prone to irritation and dryness. What’s more, I’ve started to notice fine lines and wrinkles. Balancing my skin’s need for breakout management and anti-age therapy has been no easy task. I also have to say that I am sick and tired of bleaching out my sheets, towels and clothing.
I have waited a very long time for a breakthrough acne treatment that does not contain benzoyl peroxide. There are numerous acne products that make their way to the market every year but most of them are just a different twist on a very old remedy.
So it’s no wonder I was very excited to try a new (yes, truly new) acne treatment. The SensiClear Acne Treatment System including a cleanser, toner, and treatment lotion was recently released and is now available to everyone. Retextra, the unique ingredient in SensiClear, treats acne in a very different way than benzoyl peroxide. Rather than drying and irritating the skin, it actually smoothes and balances. It even helps to soften fine lines.
I can’t tell you how nervous I was to stop using benzoyl peroxide. As unpleasant as I find BP, it had kept my skin relatively clear for years and I was horribly fearful of waking up to see a pizza face in the mirror. Amazingly, SensiClear actually works better for me but without any of the nasty side effects. In fact, I couldn’t believe I was using an acne treatment because it doesn’t feel or smell medicinal at all. The products in the system are very gentle but surprisingly effective.
Despite all of the success stories from people using acne systems like Proactiv, there are many people who cannot use benzoyl peroxide due to sensitivity and many others who can tolerate it but are looking for a better alternative. SensiClear is really worth trying. If anyone else has used SensiClear, please let me know how it has worked for you. I am very eager to hear about other experiences.