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Let me tell you what didn't work for me first. Proactive, Acnefree, Nucelle,
Burts Bees Tomato Cleanser and Toner, Loreal Acne System, Triaz, Oral antibiotics, and so many others I cannot even remember.
I have moderate acne and have had great success in what I am using right now. AM and PM wash with the Cetaphil for normal/oily skin. 2.5% BP at night and 2.5% salicylic acid in the morning. My face is almost clear and I have been doing this for about 1 month.. I have noticed a great improvement in redness, irritation and breakouts. I also use Dermacia foundation which has awesome coverage, and no breakouts! I am a 42 yr old female.
Hope this helps![/QUOTE]

I'm 43 years old. I'm so glad it was you who tried all those products. I tried most of the over-the-counter topical treatments, and I'm pretty sure all of you can guess the results.

To add some of my own "what didn't work for me": Biore, Clean & Clear, Neutrogena, and Vichy NormaDerm (all for acne prone skin), or anything botanical (especially teatree oil). It doesn't matter if you use the scrubs, the cleansers, and the toner. Doesn't work.

I am fond of salicylic acid (1%). The only product I had any success with (and I mean this stuff was great for me; people were telling me how great my skin looked, no ONE has EVER said that to me) is "Life" brand (a generic, folks) "Purifying exfoliating cleanser". I used it for two months, and I had clear skin. Not one new pimple. My pores and my scars looked smaller. Then they (Shoppers Drug Mart) discontinued the product line. I guess I could beg, but I don't see where that would get me (the product was discontinued for a reason).

I love all of your suggestions. I think I'll start with the Cetaphil, though. I wasn't aware it had salicylic acid (2.5% is very high). BP and I haven't got along in the past (so I'm a little nervous, but no biggy). But hey, I can generally tell if a products good within a week. Failing that, there's always Accutane, and a skin doctor.

Thank you everyone for you input. I'll let you know what happens.:wave:

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