Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Works quickly and effectively - game changer for me!
Preface: I believe my acne is almost entirely stress related. I'm in my mid-30s and live in the 'burbs.
Over the winter I started getting very bad acne on and below my jawline and onto my neck; something I had never experienced before. My skin care routine had not changed and I had not added any new products. It was embarrassing and painful. I went to the derm and got some medication which did nothing. I tried the PTR acne dots and had good luck with those so I thought I'd try these pads. I used them once at night after washing my face before bed. Talk about a quick fix! My skin started clearing up almost overnight. I ran out of the pads and didn't buy more since my skin was looking good and POOF the acne came back. After figuring out that the only change had been these pads, I ran to the store and bought more. Now my skin is clear again!
I have combo skin that can REALLY take abuse: scrubs, peels, masks, whatever. These do make my skin tingle during application in a "I'm getting irritated" way, but I let it dry and it quickly passes. I probably would not recommend these for someone with sensitive or dry skin, but since I don't have either, I can't say for sure. They smell like a medicated pad to me, but who cares? My skin cleared up!
Most Helpful Critical Review Extremely drying
i got this product to clear up the few blackheads and cystic pimple i had on my face, i had read great reviews about it, so i was optimistic. this product is a total fail. it dried me out, to the point my face was peeling and this was only after 3 days of once a day use.
i used the pads at night before i go to bed, it stings a little, but i am okay with it, because i feel like its working. when i woke up the next morning, my forehead had an oil slick to it, like someone rubbed crisco on it.
from my research,if a product over dries your skin, your skin compensates by producing more oils which would lead to breakouts.
i even used a moisturizer after to help with the drying. this product is not for me.
Reviewed by 272 customers Works great!
EL from Houston TX
I had been trying out different face washes and skin care products for a while trying to find something to help smooth out my complexion. I read reviews on this product and decided to try it out. I can honestly say after using this product for a couple weeks, I started to see a difference and decreased areas of redness. I ended up buying this again because I was so pleased with the results. My skin is typically not very sensitive or prone to break outs, so I did not have any problems with that. I typically use this every other mornings after a facial cleanse and love how my skin feels and looks after use!
the best product ever!!!
Nicole from TX
I had so many break outs on my forehead and it made me so insecure but then i bought this product and a month later i have not one pimple on my forehead! I feel so much better about myself thanks to this product.
Compared to Stridex? I'll take the Stridex
Vi from AZ
I'm 33 and have had cystic acne off and on for 20+ years. I used to strip my skin with toners and pads like these. I sprung for these during a sale because I was having a bad acne week anyway. The scent is there but it's overpowered by chemicals anyway. These strip my skin the same way the Stridex pads do (I only use them when my acne is bad) but at twice the cost.
I tried them .
diana from North Hollywood CA
This has helped my hormonal acne especially on my chin. I have dry skin and this product did not dry my face. The scent is good. Also great for blackheads on my nose!
Really helped me!
Cassie from Orlando, FL
This has really helped me with my hormonal acne. I cut the pads in half and use one half in the morning and the other half at night. I don't find it's too drying on my face but I also pair it with a good moisturizer. I've had no new acne pop up since using this product.
my new holy grail
Jess from Dallas, TX
Since I got these I have noticed my hormonal acne has disappeared and also my skin feels so clean and glowing. It may be a but drying but paired with a good moisturizer it's heaven. I cannot be without these now.
Bianca from Center
My skin feels so smooth. I have a glow and healthy looking skin. I've noticed my acne has slowly cleared and my pores have minimized.
Tifany.a.r from NYC
I been struggling with acne for years and I finally found someone that works perfect for me. I am so happy to have this product in my life.
Works but drying
Priscilla from Chandler
I noticed a couple of pimples on my upper arm, so I used this in the morning. It did get rid of the pimples, but unfortunately it dried out my skin so bad it started bleeding, and that was after only a few days of using. If you're not prone to acne I suggest not using everyday. It works but can be very drying.
JW from TX
My skin looks great ! I only use 1/2 a pad two times a week. I follow with a moisturizer or face oil & WOW!
TiredMom from Idaho
This product works well, but I agree with other reviewers, it does cause a sting. My moisturizer helps take the bite away. I typically use this every other day because it does dry out your face. I also cut the pads in half. The pad cut in half is more than enough to get the job done. I haven't had any hormonal breakouts since starting to use this product.
Briar from Pennsylvania
I have been using this product for about one week now and I have already noticed a difference in my pore size! I love the scent and how the product feels on my skin. The scent is quite strong and may be a turnoff to some that are sensitive to smells, but I don't mind it.
Moon from Chicago
I'm using this product for my back since I'm prone to getting acne there. So far I've been using them every night and no pimple has popped up. It's a great product and it's easy to apply .
Divine Love from Escondido, cA
A part of my regiment I wouldn't do without!!!
I'd forgotten how much I like PTR products
Noplacelikehome from PA
It amazes me that these little pads still find a trace of dirt still left after cleansing and toning. Helping pore appearance.
Leebs from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I'm undecided about this product. I've been using it only 1 week. I purchased because I've had some uncharacteristic breakouts lately. Pro: the breakout areas have gotten better although I've also incorporated la roche posay effaclar cleanser which is amazing, so I'm not sure
If my skin has settled because of that product. Con: the first ingredient is alcohol! The smell is basically unbearable. I have to hold my breath while applying then literally step away from the mirror and breathe. Plus I know alcohol is not great for the skin. If you can get past that it's OK but is it worth it?
tmays24 from Alpharetta, GA
As a 50+ year old woman, I still battle acne breakouts. This product seemed to make a difference after just ONE use. It's effective and it doesn't have a medicinal odor.
I highly recommend this product for anyone with acne.
Lala from NH
Can be used daily
Smells like nail polish remover and dries face
Lac from DFW
I dont like this product as it dries out your face and burns. It smells like strong nail polish remover.
This product works for adult acne!
MLO from Baltimore, MD
I decided to try this product because it was half price during the 21 days of beauty and I love it! I use it at night after I wash my face, before bed. There is a definite noticeable difference in the amount of acne on my face. This product is not too drying either.
It is pricey, but so are facials. I recommend sticking up when there are specials.
Kate from St Petersburg Fl
Should have stocked up on this product. My skin feels good ,looks better. Pricey, will watch for more sales, but if you can afford it, give it a try, can't say enough!
I love this product
Tereq from Florida
Amazing product my skin has some rough and dry spot now are gone. My skin looks radiant and dewy even after I put on makeup .
Burned my skin
Maryo66 from Honesdale pa
I only used it once and it literally burned my skin. My nose was peeling and it looked awful. It's been a week and still is in the healing process.
Jt from Usa
Made me breakout every time I used it also smells like straight peach vodka. Does not feel or smell nice because of the strong alcohol scent. Not worth it
Would buy again
Kris from Ny
A good end of the day treatment