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Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser 200ml

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Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser is a medium intensity, gel based cleanser that provides gentle daily exfoliation. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin.

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4.6 of 497 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

weekly use

ool

It is one of the gifts in the goodie bag. I prefer using it as a weekly exfoliation.

Most Helpful Criticism

A bit meh

MummaBear

Cleansed the skin well and removed makeup but didn’t do much for my combination/oily skin. I prefer the the Glycolic cleanser. I won’t repurchase.
  1. gentle exfoliation that does the job

    becca

    verified purchaser
    really good product for the price ! i have oily skin and i found that it exfoliated and cleaned my skin without drying it out or stripping the natural oils, i use it every second day
  2. amazing

    Kristy

    Just buying this cleanser for the third time. It's wonderful! Does feel a bit drying but leaves your face extremely clean.
  3. Love it!

    Mandy

    My skin glows after using this as a daily cleanser .It's so gentle but has amazing results . Highly recommend.
  4. Good cleanser

    Sukh

    It is good cleanser to use on alternative days as it is bit strong to use everyday .it smeels nice too.
  5. A bit meh

    MummaBear

    verified purchaser
    Cleansed the skin well and removed makeup but didn’t do much for my combination/oily skin. I prefer the the Glycolic cleanser. I won’t repurchase.
  6. Gentle cleanser!

    Jenny

    Very gentle on my skin, removes make up and leaves skin feeling fresh but not too dry. Love it!
  7. Great day and night cleanser

    Tanisha

    verified purchaser
    The beauty salon I go to uses the skinstitut range in me when I get my facials done. They didn’t break me out after my treatments so I thought I’d give them a crack at home. I have combo oily/dry skin.
    I bought basically the whole range from adore beauty and my beauty salon and so far they’ve been great.
    I like this cleanser as it’s gentle so if I’m not feeling extra about my skincar...
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  8. weekly use

    ool

    It is one of the gifts in the goodie bag. I prefer using it as a weekly exfoliation.
  9. Nice everyday cleanser

    S

    Nice cleanser which is not to foamy and leaves my skin feeling actually clean from impurities after a big day in the kitchen. Received in a goody bag as always choose one with a cleanser so I can find my no1 cleanser as always dabbling in different products. This is cheap and effective but not as hydrating as some iv tried.
  10. Great on acne prone skin

    El

    verified purchaser
    I use this on my acne prone skin once a week or even once a fortnight as it dries my skin if I use it twice a week :( but great results once you figure out how frequently to use
  11. Lactic

    Sha

    I found this good for a weekly exfoliation but I wouldn't use this as a daily cleanser as it does feel a bit stripping
  12. A little drying

    Tee

    I find this to be drying on my skin when used everyday so I swapped to use it once a week when I would use my glycolic scrub & it worked well enough than
  13. My go to

    Amazing!

    I have been using the Skinstitut L-Lactic cleanser since I first started taking my skin routine seriously about 2 years ago. I can’t even explain how much this cleanser has saved my skin. I love that it’s gentle yet affective. I am a fan of cleansers that foam up, I love that with this cleanser when your face is dirty it won’t foam up as much so it basically tells you if you need to double cleanse...
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  14. Nice but not for everyday

    Michelle

    I found this good for a nice cleanse with exfoliating properties but I wouldn't use this as a daily cleanser as it does feel a bit stripping
  15. Gentle but effective

    Jess

    I have gradually introduced this cleanser as a gentler alternative to Skinstitut's Glycolic Cleanser since managing to improve my skin barrier and my breakouts settling. I find it nourishing but also helps clear breakouts when they do pop up. It does tend to have a bit more of a runny consistency which I found leads to excess dispense of product.
  16. Exfoliating cleanser

    Stargazer

    Nice and gentle exfoliating cleanser. I used it every alternate day and leave it on for like a minute so i can get the full benefits. Clears my skin beautifully!
  17. Ummmm Not Sure

    Kiikers86

    I'm not sure about this. I can't get past the smell. It smells funky. Did I get an 'off' product? This hasn't done anything for my skin. It doesn't take off my makeup, it doesn't clear pimples. For me it does nothing. I do however love the 14% scrub, that is amazing. But this... nope. Nothing. Argh the smell is bad.
  18. Been using for 3 years - amazing

    Jayde

    I have sensitive skin and this cleanser is wonderful it’s so gentle and doesn’t ever sting. Even when I have open breakouts this cleanser doesn’t irritate them! Small amount goes a long way!
  19. Beautiful product

    CL

    This cleanser is so gentle but has amazing results . My skin glows after using this as a daily cleanser . Highly recommend.
  20. Awesome cleanser for problematic skin

    Emma Loves Skincare

    I find this cleanser is amazing when I have a breakout! It really does clear up my skin.
    It also lasts soooo long! The price is great considering how much you get.
    It could potentially be a little drying on some skin types.

    For reference my skin is oily/combination and I am 30 years old

  21. great everyday cleanser for makeup removal

    Spoons

    I use this everyday, even after "going out" makeup and it gets everything off, leaves my face feeling fresh and its quite gentle.

    My skin is early 40s, dry and hormonal, this is mild enough to use everyday and not drying.
  22. Great cleanser for dry skin

    Jaycee

    I switched from using a glycolic cleanser to the L-Lactic cleanser and my dry skin loves this more. It cleans without stripping and I don't get that "too tight" feeling on my skin. Only downside is that I always seem to dispense too much but I end up using it on my neck and chest area.
  23. Holy Grail Product

    Taaj

    I have been using Skinstitut since 2014 as it is the only product that keeps my skin clear, fresh and supple!!
    I've tried new products in between and keep going back to Skinstitut because nothing beats it!! I use it morning and night, it doesn't leave a dry feeling after, your skin just feels soo clean and smooth.
    I also love the Normal skin moisturiser too which just makes the skin fe...
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  24. Stumbled across this cleanser

    BeckH

    I had made an error and ordered this cleanser instead of the scrub I was intending to buy. Have been using this cleanser for a month now and find it to be really effective and leaves my skin feeling really clean and refreshed. I generally wear a lot of make up and this helps keep my skin clean and glowing
  25. That Glow

    Holly B

    I love this product, my skin feels fresh after use and is so glowy i can't believe it. My face does feel a little tight after use but when you follow with a moisturised its great. Couldn't recommend Skionstitute products more, they are just great
  26. Clearing up my skin

    Claire

    I use this product with the gentle cleanser and the 14% scrub throughout the week. my skin was initially sensitive and acne prone, it is now much stronger and clearer. When i ran out of this i noticed a difference in my skin (not in a good way) and couldnt wait to get it back again.
  27. Squeaky Clean

    Bridgethb

    I use to always have Acne and really dull skin, since using this product I now very rarely have issues with my skin. I would definitely recommend this product to those people struggling with acne and congested/dull skin.
  28. Great gentle cleanser

    Nicole

    very gentle on my skin, removes make up and leaves skin feeling fresh but not dry
  29. Perfect for my sensitive skin

    tmvkc

    After trying this out from the starter pack I have grown to love this cleanser! I use it with my clarisonic and it always leave a my skin feeling soft and cleansed. Having sensitive skin it is really hard to find a product that doesn't react after a few uses. Goes perfectly with the glycolic scrub and sunscreen. The only downside is the packaging as a it is very runny causing a lot of waste when o...
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  30. Not a fan of the smell, but a good AHA for starters

    jlz8

    For AHA beginners, this is a good product to start with. Some people like the smell, but it really puts me off (its a personal preference thing).
  31. Great Cleanser - Love the Smell

    M.Co.

    This is a great gentle everyday cleanser. My skin feels very refreshed after using it. I would definitely purchase again.
  32. Everyday Cleanser

    Carin

    Perfect for everyday use, quite gentle but still lightly exfoliating
  33. Great cleanser

    Lexy

    I received this as a full size sample in my most recent order. This is a great everyday, surprisingly gentle cleanser. I use this morning and night and it does a great job at removing excess makeup and oil that my makeup wipe misses. Will definitely be purchasing when this runs out!
  34. Great affordable cleanser

    Anjae

    This cleanser makes my skin feel amazing. I have oily skin and I hadnt had any issues with it. My skin in clear and heaps with cleaning my pores.
  35. Acne is totally gone!

    Joel

    Saved me from my acne! Very wonderful and definitely changed my skin so much. In love and highly recommend!
  36. Best cleanser

    Sharni

    I use this cleanser everyday, it is gentle and effective for reducing the oiliness of my skin
  37. Best everyday cleanser

    Spela

    I have been using this product religiously for 3 years now, occasionally try a different product but always keep returning to this one! It is heavy enough to cleanse my face of all the make-up when lathered on twice, but gentle enough so it doesn't dry my skin out. I had adult acne problem, but this product helped with that. It is a great all-rounder and lasts for a long time; the only problem is...
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  38. AMAZING!

    Alex

    Love this stuff have tried so many cleansers ranging in price and this is the best I’ve got hormonal skin and prone to blackheads around my chin and nose but I also suffer from eczema and this seems to help both and conditions and make my skin super soft without drying it out and without causing me to break out. Best one I’ve found over many years of searching, will continue to use :)
  39. Lovely gentle cleanser

    Melsiecakes

    I love how this smells haha
    I’ve been using this product a few months now at night, removes makeup well. Hard to say if it does much since you just wash it off. I think I get better results from serums in the same brand
  40. Subtle but effective

    Kirsten M

    Really happy that I found this product.
    Fantastic value for money - I LOVE the size because it really makes you feel like it’s worth every cent spent.

    It’s really makes you feel like you’ve cleaned your face, but without stripping it and leaving your skin feeling dry and tight.

    Has also been a great first step in helping to calm and clear my hormonal acne.
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  41. A great everyday cleanser

    TiaIsabella

    I received this cleanser as a freebie in my order, safe to say I would definetley re-purchase! This cleanser is a great everyday product, you can feel the active ingredients working as it cleanses the skin, I do like the fragrance as well! My only negative is that you can't use this in the eye area, but it's not a deal breaker!
  42. Best cleanser

    J

    Love Love LOVE this cleanser! Lasts forever and keeps my skin feeling so beautiful and clean. I tried a different cleanser not too long ago and regretted it immediately. Cant live without this product
  43. Gentle cleanser

    charlotteee

    Have bought this twice now but have now switched it out for the gycolic cleanser instead as I like the more active ingredients in that better. Nice cleanser
  44. Great sensitive skin option

    Cait

    Super gentle for my sensitive skin - didn’t upset it at all which A LOT of cleansers have done in the past. Still cleaned off all my makeup including my eye makeup thoroughly! New favourite daily cleanser <3
  45. amazing

    Jodi

    great to smooth out any texture on my skin and reduce the oil i feel on my skin, remove makeup well
  46. Incredibly light and foamy

    Charlotte

    I have been using this product for over a year and have seen some amazing results from using it (along with the glycolic scrub once a week). Before this product I was using thick and harsh skin cleansers that were no benefit to my skin, l lactic is light and will lather well with a very small amount. I recommend if you take this bottle travelling that you transfer a small amount to a travel bottle...
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  47. Smooths

    Ka

    I love how this smooths the texture on my skin. I have raised bumps from acne and this definitely dries pimples out
  48. Gentle on skin

    Jayde

    This one bottle of cleanser has lasted me 6 months with daily use. Only the tiniest amount goes a long way. It’s also really gentle on the skin. I get breakouts which usually flare up or sting when cleansers touch them and this one doesn’t! Smells wonderful too!
  49. Cleans my face but no miracles yet

    Elle

    I've been using this cleanser for a few months now and it gets my face clean and takes all the makeup off but I haven't seen any major changes in my skin's texture or the level of congestion on my face. Not a terrible product but probably wouldn't spend $30+ on it again
  50. Good cleanser

    Hayley

    Nothing too fantastic, I have not noticed a significant difference with this. But it is a good cleanser, leaves you feeling clean without stripping skin
  51. Nothing special

    Emma

    I didn't feel like this cleanser actually cleaned the SPF off my skin or that my skin was exfoliated.
  52. Best cleanser for dry skin

    Beth

    My skin is very dry and oily with large pores. This cleanser gives a really deep clean but is also very hydrating and leaves my skin feeling soft. Great to use morning and night.
  53. Great Cleanser, Leaks through packaging

    Talia

    Excellent Cleanser! Helps skin feel clean both day and night. Need to gently shake the bottle before each use because it is a bit runny.
    Could only give it 4 stars because I find it leaks through the bottle, and I need to store it upside down to prevent it from wasting.
  54. Super effective

    Anna

    I love this on hormonal acne around my mouth/ chin - it definitely smooths them down and makes it look better within one use!
  55. My go-to facial cleanser

    Ruby

    I absolutely love the whole Skinstitut range but especially this product. I have combination skin with congestion around my T-zone. This cleanser helps keep my skin clean, and nourished. I love the scent too, that hint of raspberries is divine.
  56. Runny

    Toya

    I really love this brand, but there is something about this cleanser that didn't meet the mark for me. I

    I don't think it's on long enough for a great exfoliation and the product is very runny it almost falls out the tube.

    That being said it did cleanse my face very well.
  57. Perfect Everyday Cleanser!

    Taylor

    I went through a period of trying to find the perfect cleanser for my skin... the Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser is the best I have found so far. This is a great cleanser for removing make up and assisting with breakouts. It also doesn't leave the skin feeling too dry or tight. I have been using this product for over a year now and I'm not looking to change anytime soon :)
  58. Gentle

    Yun

    This cleanser is gentle it helps to calm my skin. Great for daily use. Definitely repurchase.
  59. Skinstitut

    Anna

    Really good for evening out hyperpigmentation over time! Thoroughly impressed by this - had a sample and saw results in a week
  60. Great daily cleanser

    Louise

    It exfoliates ever so gently, not so much that you wouldn’t be able to use this twice a day. My pores look cleaner now, and therefore tighter. There is definitely artificial fragrance, but it hasn’t irritated my sensitive skin at all. Would recommend!
  61. Sample Review

    KC

    I can't believe how much I love this product. I have a lot of trouble finding cleansers that work for me - I have oily skin which drys out very easily, most cleansers leave my skin feeling dry and very tight. This one however left my skin feeling clean and hydrated. I'll be purchasing this in the full size.
  62. Has really cleared up my skin

    nanienoodle

    I have quite oily skin and was recommended the Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser by a skin specialist. I have been using it for a year now and I have to say my breakouts a becoming less and less frequent. My skin seems to be less oily but not stripped dry. It's easy to use and I will continue to purchase it. Best cleanser I've purchased.
  63. Skin felt smooth

    Stace

    Have been really enjoying using this cleanser. At night I use it after my makeup removal (since it can't be used around the eyes) and I find my skin feels so nice and smooth and not dry.
  64. AMAZING!!

    Rachelle

    I started using this product when it was recommended to me by a skin specialist, and I haven't looked back! It's super gentle on the skin and smells so fresh, it leaves my skin so soft and hydrated, but most of all - it's helped to clear up my acne so much! Definitely recommend.
  65. Really gentle

    Hiba

    This feels super gentle and calming on the skin. Perfect for sensitive skin
  66. Works Well

    Sab

    I've been using this cleanser for about three weeks straight morning and night and it's done a great job of making my skin appear brighter and cleaning up some of the blemishes I had. At first it made my skin feel quite dry right after use, but as soon as serums/oils/moisturisers were on that feeling went away.
  67. Absolute Best!

    FireGirl

    Absolutely LOVE this cleanser, have been using it for 4 years, leaves my skin clear, clean and super soft, and feels divine when applying it. I've switched to others on and off over the years, but always come back to this one as nothing else leaves my skin feeling so good.
  68. Amazing!

    Curlygurl

    I have really fair/sensitive skin, and use this cleanser once or twice a week. I wouldn't recommend using everyday, however I switch between cetaphil and find it removes everything that cetaphil can't without irritating my skin. A little goes a long way and have had my bottle for over 12 months and haven't even used half!
  69. Gentle and soothing cleanser

    Chelsea

    Love this cleanser, it's very thorough and makes my face feel nice and clean. The only downfall of this sized bottle is that you only need a small amount but it pours out of the bottle so you always end up with way more than you need which is a bit of a waste.
  70. Must Have!

    Courtney

    I have been using this cleanser for 2 year's now, tried a few other's in the meantime but keep coming back to this. I have combination skin and I find using it once a day, preferably at night keep's my skin clear. Love the way it lather's, you feel like you are getting a really thorough clean. A staple in my Skincare Routine.
  71. My Favourite Face Cleanser

    Jaz

    I have heard so much about the Skinstitut products & people always recommending I try them & I am so happy I did.

    This cleanser is a favourite of mine. After trying various cleansers on the market I have never found one that ticked all the boxes for me until I found this one.

    I love you literally a pea sized amount with a little water will lather up enough to cover your...
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  72. Best Cleanser Ever

    MPascoe

    I bought every cleanser on the market trying to manage my oily/blemish prone skin and then I found this. I have used it for around 3 years now, morning and night. After about a month of consistent use, my skin had dramatically changed. The texture was drastically improved, post inflammatory pigmentation faded much more rapidly than normal and I found myself with less and less breakouts as I contin...
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  73. Love This

    Janeq86

    I have been using this cleanser for a few years now. I use it morning and night (twice at night) and it removes all of my makeup and leaves my face feeling so soft and smooth. The tube lasts forever as it lathers and you dont need much! It's by far the best cleanser I have used and so affordable.
  74. Can not live without

    Chanelle j

    If your not using this you need to.
    Keeps my skin clear even at that time of month. It's reduced my breakouts. Calmed my skin. I no longer have oily skin. It's been a repeat purchase for years.
  75. Great cleanser for everyday use

    Allyson

    I have used this cleanser morning and night for about 5 months now and love it. I won’t use anything else now
  76. Love this!

    Kristy

    My skin loves this cleanser! I have sensitive skin and this is gentle enough while still giving me amazingly smooth skin. My skin is so soft and clear and really feels fresh and clean after use. I recommend it to all!
  77. Hydrating yet gentle cleanser

    Emily

    Ive been using lactic cleanser for a week now & I have very dry dehydrate skin, ive noticed a big difference in texture and prefer this one over glycol cleanser for a dry skin as it doesn't strip the barrier as much
  78. good cleanser

    Brittany

    I have hormonal cystic acne and unfortunately have not found anything that helps with this problem
    this cleanser did however help with spots and definately did not make my acne worse
    my skin still felt clean and nice
  79. Good Cleanser

    Ruby

    I absolutely loved this product to start with but found over time it dried out my skin a bit too much. It was great for all pimples as they dried out and went away, but I have a lot of congestion under the skin and it just ended drying up the top layer. I have very delicate, dehydrated skin so I would maybe only use this once a week now.
  80. Best Cleanser I’ve Ever Used

    Kimberley

    I purchased this cleanser for the first time about 12 months ago, I started to suffer with bad acne on my chin and nothing seemed to help. Within weeks of using this my skin completely cleared up and changed. I have had amazing skin since using this and other products from the Skinstitut range. It is also so affordable which is such a great bonus
  81. Works

    Brittles

    My skin was feeling yuck after winter hit, especially after sitting in a/c and having warmer showers it was so drying but still suffering from pimples, mainly hormonal This lovely cleanser has really had a positive affect on my skin it’s left feeling clean but hydrated. Give it a try !
  82. Best cleanser Ive used

    salamanda

    This is an excellent cleanser for my sensitive skin.

    Easily removes sunscreen and leaves my skin glowing.

    No irritation to my eyes. A little goes a long way so is very economical.
  83. nice smoothing cleanser

    Becky

    This products is great for smoothing my skin. I recently transitioned to this cleanser to help with a breakout. It works very well. It hasn't irritated my skin and has begun to minimise the breakouts. It's a large size bottle and a little goes a long way. I haven't noticed a significant drop in skin redness hence only 4 stars
  84. Perfect

    Michael

    This is perfect for daily use with the gentle cleanser
  85. My go to cleanser!

    Cath80

    I have been using this cleanser for over year. I did stop to use this brand to try other brands and my skin has been problematic since. I went back to this cleanser and I can see a massive difference. I am off to buy my 3rd bottle now. I will never ever try any other brands again
  86. Clean

    Senada

    This cleanser love it makes my skin feel nice fresh and glowing
  87. A lifesaver for my skin

    Erin

    This has helped my skin SO much since I started using it. Both to reduce breakouts and improve the overall tone and flare ups of redness of my skin.
  88. Leaves skin feeling really fresh, feels like it achieves a real thorough clean

    Adele

    I find this cleanser leaves you feeling really fresh in the face, like it has gotten into all the pores and just cleaned them out. I find it works well with my blackheads and congestion on the cheeks. On weeks I have more troubled or sensitive skin, I tend to use this as it doesn't feel too harsh.
  89. Great for face and body!

    Deniz

    I use this on my face and back and it works great. It doesn't irritate my skin, which is surprising as I am using prescription retinol cream for my face, making me sensitive to a lot of products. I use it for my chest and back acne too. A little also goes a long way.
  90. Gentle on sensitive/combination skin

    Kylie

    Currently dealing with reaction to antibiotic skin rash and this product has been gentle, no sting, has helped clear flaky skin and cleans makeup easily
  91. Love this product.

    Mon

    Cleanser works so well with my skin compared to other cleanses definitely reduces break outs.
    The gel cleanser formula, cleans all makeup, mascara and dirt away leaving only a fresh feeling face, hydrated and not dry.
  92. Gentle daily exfoliation

    Helen

    I found this was a good way to add gentle exfoliation to my routine. I still use a chemical exfoliant once per week, but I feel that between the L Lactic cleanser and this my skin is bright and smooth. My only gripe is that you can't ever just squeeze our the recommended pea sized amount, it's always way more (as with most skinstitut products)
  93. Clear skin

    Jade

    I have a lot of redness on my cheeks and red marks along my jaw and chin, within a couple days of using this I noticed a huge improvement. My skin feels clean without stripping it and making it dry or tight. Love this
  94. Great everyday cleanser

    Gabrielle

    I am a big fan of Skinstitute full stop, but this is my everyday go to cleanser. My skin has never been so clear and it doesn’t dry my skin out. I use it in conjunction with the glycolic scrub and couldn’t be happier.
  95. Great cleanser

    Alana

    I use this every night after I have used micellar water. I think it's the secret to my good skin, I rarely get pimples and my oil it kept at bay. I use this to remove my mascara too, not sure if you are supposed to but it doesn't irritate me
  96. Awesome

    Lil

    great for tougher skin that isn't easily irritated by harsh products, helps clean progessive teen acne and reduces the amount of breakouts
  97. Great for tougher skin

    Sally

    I order this for my boyfriend, he is a tradie and it works really well cleansing his skin deeply and preventing breakouts. It caused me to break out as i have sensitive skin & it is quite drying, but works really well for him. He loves it!
  98. Awesome

    Lilly

    great for getting rid of whiteheads and help to clear my acne without drying out my skin which tend to happen
  99. Cleared my 2-year problem with Acne on my cheeks

    Chell

    For 2 years I've had acne on my cheeks and I would have never been able to clear my skin if not for this cleanser. I know that L-Lactic acid will tend to purge the skin and I did go through this for 1 month. But I stuck with it and after 1 month, my acne has slowly stopped coming until I had none (other than the hormonal time of the month acne). I could not believe it! I will definitely recommend ...
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  100. Did nothing and didn't help hormonal acne

    Kathy

    Unfortunately, it did nothing and didn't help with preventing hormonal acne either - I get a few bumps (probably cystic acne) on my temples and chin during a breakout and it didn't help at all, in fact my skin looks worse during the breakout. I've been using it for 1.5 months now, on and off on the t-zone only (my problematic zone).
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