My Experience with PanOxyl Before and After

By Kate Feycher

PanOxyl is an acne product that can be purchased at any local drug store such as a CVS pharmacy or Walgreens. It's a wash off product that contains 10% benzoyl peroxide as an ingredient to reduce acne.

When I had purchased this product, I was going through a really rough time with my facial acne. I had a horrible breakout on both sides of my face and I was desperate to find a solution to my acne problem. I had tried many products before purchasing this product.

I had tried prescriptions from my dermatologist, oral antibiotic medications, topical antibiotics, Proactive, and many different 3 step system kits. Nothing had worked for me.

One day I was researching drugstore products for acne care, when I came across this review for PanOxyl 10% Benzyl Peroxide facial wash.  I was reading some reviews and some people mentioned that they had success by using this face wash. All it took for me was to read a couple good reviews about the product and I was hooked. There were numerous testimonies regarding the effectivity of Panoxyl before and after. The next day, I went out to Walgreens and purchased the face wash.

My Experience With PanOxyl On Acne

The first time I applied the PanOxyl face wash to my face, it burned like nothing else. I mean, I expected it to be painful because it was a 10% benzyl peroxide product, but not like this.

After I washed off the product my face was all red and was very painful. Even after 30 minutes my face would still be burning and would even be painful to sleep on. For me it didn’t matter though. I thought to myself, if this was going to take away all these disgusting acne marks, I could toughen it out.

One day after I washed my face with PanOxyl, my mom even came up to me and said that my face looked like it had been burned because it was so red. I just ignored that because I thought it would all be worth it in a few weeks.

Not even 4 days had gone by when I stopped using the product. This product had made my face feel so dry, burned, and red. I couldn’t even smile some days because of how painfully dry my skin was.

I would not recommend this product because it did more damage than good. After trying Panoxyl before and after, it just didn’t help with my acne at all. I would definitely recommend using a more gentle approach to acne care because at the end of the day it is your skin that you are taking care of and if you use cleansers that are too harsh, it is not going to get better any faster.

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Im a white very tan 14 year old with bad moderate acne around my lips and T-zone, and a few on my lower cheeks. For the first week of use it cleared up all my small bumps and half my blackheads on my nose overnight. But when I was about halfway through the bottle, my skin seemed to just stay the same (better than it was before, of course) and continue to get the regular pimple every day or so, as if the PanOxyl just cleared my skin to a certain extent. So tried something that worked wonders- after washing my face, I kept the product on for about 2 minutes before washing it off. This worked too well, I had bad peeling happen on my face leading to more pimples. The mistake I mad was not putting any moisturizer on after using PanOxyl. This, from personal experience, is a great product, but MUST be paired with an oil-free moisturizer that wont clog pores. Once your skin recognizes it is moisturized, it wont make extra oil, which causes acne. I have six years of experience, and PanOxyl cleared my skin better than any other product I’ve tried- including kits. Just be prepared for some dry skin, but the uncomfortableness is worth it, in my experience.

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