I know I am, I've been quite spotty ever since Easter (which is expected) due to the great quantity of chocolates, tim tams and chocolate brownies consumed during (and still consuming). Ahhh why do I always do this to myself.
So... chocolate and junk food breaks me out like no tomorrow. I've took a couple of Skinb5 tablets to calm my skin, but admittedly I have been very lazy and not following through with my intake. As a result, all my eggs went in one basket, Benzac, the number one acne brand in pharmacy, offering a complete solution for mild to moderate acne suffers with a range of clinicially proven treatment cream, cleanser and moisturiser.
- Benac Daily Facial Foam Cleanser will gently remove dirt, oil, bacteria, skin cells and other debris from the surface of the skin and unblock pores. The cleanser will also control the oiliness of the skin without drying.
- Benzac AC Treatment possess Benzoyl Peroxide to kill acne bacteria, it will also unblock pores, whiteheads and blackheads. It has a mild peeling effect to help remove the follicle plug. This product contains glycerin to assist with hydration and reduces the risk of irritation. There are 3 gels available based on treatment strength: 2.5%, 5% and 10%.
- Benzac Daily Facial Moisturiser SPF 15 soothes and nourishes dry skin without blocking pores. It is oil free, light weight, non-greasy and protects against UVA and UVB rays.
Benzac Facial Foam Cleanser $12.95
From my experience, cleansers designed to reduce acne are generally poor at ridding makeup. This foaming cleanser did surprisingly well, I dispensed 1 pump into my hand and used my hands to cleanse my face, as with all foam cleansers I wouldn't go around the eye area. Benzac got rid of most of my makeup, however I double rinsed with a cream cleanser to rid my eye makeup.
It was quite gentle and wasn't too drying, althogh I still needed to spray a mist on my skin following the cleanse. Overall, not a bad foam cleanser.
Benzac Daily Facial Moisturiser SPF 15 $18.95
When I first pumped this moisturiser onto my hand I thought .. Ohh nooo, it was quite thick and reminded me of sunscreen that would leave a white overcast. Once I applied the mosturiser onto my skin it was fast absorbing and non-greasy. The texture was actually quite beautiful and water based if anything. I can definitely see how this can be a great product for people with oily skin, it is very light weight and fragrance free. I love that fact that it has SPF, although 15 is not quite enough for me so I have to put an extra layer of SPF 50 sunscreen over my moisturiser.
Another issue is that there's no night cream in this range - or an SPF free range so I can use it after cleansing on days where I don't leave the house. Nonetheless, I really liked this moisturiser!
Benzac AC Mild Strength $16.95
I have used a few different acne treatmment creams, fluid and gels. This is different to to my Oxy5 cream - which doesn't do anything for my skin and leave little white crusts on my face. Benzac provides a cooling effect, I feel that it helps calm my pimples down, but it doesn't get rid of them per se - for me anyway. I still experienced a build up of pus after using the product maybe my pimples are heavy duty and I need a treatment cream with a higher level of active ingredients! I still experienced redness (probably because I kept touching and popping my pimples which I shouldn't!!). My non-pus filled pimples healed a little bit faster with Benzac and it certainly did not leave any visible residule on my pimples. In addition, I did not experience any peeling effect.