I have suffered from acne since high school, but it’s really been a lot better over the past year or so. I’m not sure if it’s been better because I’m getting older or because I’m drinking so much water all the time or because of the face products I’ve been using, but I recently ran out of my Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA treatment and thought I’d try something a bit cheaper: Clearogen Sulfur Acne Lotion.
This product can be purchased from Sephora for $32.00. It is actually one part of a three-step system, but I only purchased this lotion. Honestly, I’ve just had terrible luck with using whole systems of products that are all for acne-prone skin because they end up drying my skin up so bad and my acne almost always gets worse in the long-run, so that’s why I just went with this acne lotion instead of the whole system.
Sulfur is an amazing ingredient for acne, but unfortunately it smells really bad. I will say that this product didn’t smell as bad as other sulfur-based products, but I still really hated the smell. It’s very off-putting and it really lasts a long time.
Also, I’ve been using this product for about two months, and I just haven’t been wowed by it at all. I’m glad that it doesn’t dry out my skin, but my acne has been worse since I started using this product instead of better. To be fair, I am not sure if my results would be different if I used the whole three-step system instead of just the one product, but I’m really not going to try the other products. I’ve already gone ahead and bought the Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA treatment and I’m just waiting for it to arrive. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the Clearogen product (maybe one of my friends will want to try it?) but I just don’t want to put up with the smell if it’s not making my skin look truly amazing.