Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, Maximum Strength Review



Reviews say this acne remedy is fast and effective, although some report the powerful 10% benzoyl peroxide formula is too harsh for their skin. Users also note that the cream dries clear so they can wear it during the day without feeling self-conscious.

For some users, blemishes disappear by morning and for others it takes several days, according to Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, Maximum Strength reviews. Regardless, scores of users rely on this acne treatment to keep their breakouts under control. In Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 reviews posted on, users say it's effective for different kinds of acne, from whiteheads and blackheads to inflamed blemishes to teen and adult acne. With its heavy dose of benzoyl peroxide, some reviews on Makeup Alley assert this is the best acne product available: it reduces swelling and redness, vanquishes the worst pimples, and dries immediately; one user claims it's better than prescription medications. There are a fair number of consumers, however, who note on a variety of review sites that it dries out and/or irritates their skin and a few report nasty allergic reactions. Antidotes to the dryness: use a moisturizer and/or apply less often.

With its 10% benzoyl peroxide, Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, Maximum Strength (starting at $5, Amazon) contains the maximum amount of this ingredient found in over-the-counter acne products. It's strong stuff and a little goes a long way -- just dab a bit onto the blemish or pimple. Users say this spot acne treatment dries instantly and clear, leaving no telltale signs and minimizing any scarring from the faded pimples (but it does bleach fabrics). The tube contains one ounce of cream, which can be used up to three times a day.

The strength of Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 might be too much for consumers with dry or sensitive skin, but the formula ensures fast results. Many users carry a tube in their purse or backpack for those need-it-now moments, and some report success after applying on their chest or back. If your skin can tolerate it, Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 shouldn't disappoint.

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