If you’ve been following my acne journey on Instagram, you’re aware that my skin is currently being treated by my dermatologist. I am currently taking a lot of products, both topical and oral. Today, you’re going to know if this Benzoper gel review is one of those products that works for me.
Keep in mind that isotretinoin takes the credit holistically towards the betterment of my skin but the power of these creams and gels hasten the pace and shouldn’t be discredited.
If you’re battling pimples, you have to try different methods to see which works for you. However, most toners and anti-acne skin care stuff readily available from drugstores DO NOT WORK for me.
Benzoper Gel Review 2018 by Amanda of Filipinow
This is the only anti-acne gel that my doctor prescribed. I shared with her that my skin is sensitive and she said that the Benzoper gel is very mild.
It’s a Benzoyl Peroxide gel which works similarly with the famous ProActiv line.
I got the gel for 280 PHP for 50ml and it usually lasts up to 3 weeks (covering only the affected area which is basically my whole face lol).
Benzoyl peroxide treats mild to moderate acne and its approach is gentler than its clindamycin counterpart.
It’s what we decided to try first because my doctor is aware of my skin’s sensitive condition.
Treats, prevents, and controls acne.
CONS (do take note that these do not always occur)
Redness, itching, stinging, peeling, dryness
Dr. Susana Arcigal (my dermatologist) advised me to use it twice daily on affected areas.
The box states to avoid contact with eyes and mouth.
Let’s head on to the important part of this Benzoper gel review…
The packaging isn’t the best but not the worst. It’s basic and looks boring but I don’t really mind.
Tube is squeezy and the gel is very easy to dispense.
Product smells of Bengay cream or non-toxic crayons. I have a hard time describing the scent. It’s not appealing. However, not appalling either lol.
Feeling isn’t minty and doesn’t deliver stinging sensations.
Gets dry after hours and can get just a tad itchy but nothing too serious that you’d need to be rushed into the hospital at 3 in the morning.
I’ve been using the gel for more than a month and it takes a long time to treat my acne.
Benzoper Gel Before and After a month
Personally, I think that since my acne is no joke (I have pustules and nodules), it’s not powerful enough to alleviate it.
If you don’t have cystic acne and just want to get rid of casual occupants, you should definitely try it out.
However, if you’re like me, you should check out my Madeca cream review or try topical clindamycin.
If you look closely on my before and after photo, the acne is flat now. However, it’s still a bit reddish. I don’t feel pain anymore when I touch it and I’m assuming it’s gone (kudos to me for moving on lol).
I’m also not entirely sure if the Benzoyl Peroxide helped or it’s all the isotretinoin’s doing because my dermatologist said that I’ll start seeing my skin get better from 2 months and up.
Benzoper Gel Review Final Words
I’ll give this product a 50/50 score because it didn’t manifest efficacy as fast as the Madeca cream. I’m not even sure if it helped at all.
For 280 PHP of a 50ml product, you should try it for yourself.
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