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Product: Skin By Pom BENZD 4% Benzoyl Peroxide and Tea Tree Lotion
Price: $ 19.50 USD – subject to change
My rating: 10/10
How Long Have I Used the Product? Over a year
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About the Brand
Skin By Pom has one simple goal: “Create the world’s most effective over-the-counter solutions to skin disease.”
To do so we’ve developed a range of synergistic topical formulas, which, combined with holistic, actionable advice based on peer-reviewed studies, present what we believe is the most effective and side-effect free solution to most skin conditions. We spend very little on advertising and marketing and with a low overhead, we reinvest almost all the profit made back into research.
We’re collaborating with a handful of skincare professionals, notably Dr Angela Hunt, a naturopathic doctor who sees a lot of patients with skin issues that are not helped by conventional drugs.
- A potent acne treatment combining benzoyl peroxide (BP), tea tree oil and alcohol to combat acne bacteria and keep pores clear.
- A unique, alcohol-soluble castor oil has been added to mitigate the drying effects of benzoyl peroxide.
- This product only contains 7 ingredients and no preservatives.
- Free from parabens or phthalates.
Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 4%. Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol*, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Water, Xanthan Gum. * = Certified Organic.
About the Ingredients
Benzoyl Peroxide is a proven anti-acne treatment. It works as a chemical exfoliate and anti-bacterial agent. It kills acne causing bacteria, by bringing oxygen into your pores. It also keeps pores clear of dead skin cells. These dead skin cells build up and clog pores, leading to pimples.
Dimethyl Isosorbide is a penetration enhancer, it carries the benzoyl peroxide into your skin.
I have had acne for over 20 years. You can read about my acne journey here. A few years ago I found out about benzoyl peroxide for acne treatment. For a years I tried to treat my acne with natural methods. I tried using clay masks, tea tree oil, natural face washes meant for acne, but nothing worked.
I finally hit rock bottom, I need to do something about my acne, my self-esteem was way too low because of it.
When I first started using BP, I bought Oxy Clean’s lotion for sensitive skin. It worked, but I hated putting it on my face. I hated the ingredients that were in it. I wanted to use BP, but I wanted it to be in a simple lotion formula, something that didn’t have parabens and phtalates.
I really like this lotion, it is nice and light, you only need a tiny bit of it to cover your face. I use it twice a day, I have tried once a day, but it isn’t enough. It did take a bit of getting used to for my skin. Acne.org recommends using a BP lotion with a BP concentration of no more than 2.5%. This lotion has a 4% BP concentration, but I don’t find that it irritates my skin.
The scent is that of tea tree oil.
You do have to use sunscreen when using this product, as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. I use Eminence’s Tomato Day Cream with SPF 15.
You should moisturize after using this lotion, I always use a facial oil as my moisturizer, and that works really well at keeping my skin hydrated. I find that regular moisturizers tend to clog my pores, whereas facial oils don’t. My favorite facial oil right now is plain ol’ Raspberry seed oil.
Price and Size
$19.50 USD for 2fl oz.
Who is this product for?
Anyone looking to treat their acne, or someone who is already using benzoyl peroxide but wants to find a more natural formula.
How well does it work?
It works! My acne is clear when I use BP consistently. I get the occasional breakout from using the wrong sunscreen or if I forget to apply it. The “harsh” side effects that can come from the usage of BP like redness, dryness and peeling, are minimized if you use a low BP concentration and you make sure you use a moisturizer after each application. I don’t experience any negative side effects with this product.
What are Other People Saying?
The reviews on Amazon are excellent for this product, many people are very happy with it. Their skin is clear and the lotion doesn’t cause dryness or flaking.
How Long Will it Last? What is the Shelf Life?
A bottle goes a long way. One bottle will last me 3 months. The shelf life is 1 year.
If you are going to use benzoyl peroxide for your acne, I definitely recommend this product. It is the best BP lotion I have found so far. It is not overly-irritating (once your skin is used to it), and it doesn’t contain a long list of ingredients that I do not want to put on my skin.
The Best Price is on Amazon
Americans: Buy on Amazon.com
Canadians: Buy on Amazon.ca
What do you use to treat your acne? If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below 🙂
Yours In Beauty,