Saturday, October 13, 2012

Review: Up&Up Maximum Strength Acne Medication Benzoyl Peroxide Gel

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Up&Up is a Target brand and it's great because it costs a lot less than other leading brands such as Clean and Clear or Neutrogena. This is the first Up&Up product I bought to be used on my face. Benzoyl peroxide creams tend to be really drying so it's crucial to moisturize right after. I use my favorite Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. This spot treatment dries my face like a snake shedding its skin! I know, it's gross. All I can do is wipe my face gently with a tissue. However, I do find the cream to be somewhat effective. After one thin layer on my face, I notice my pimples are minimized enough to be noticeable. 

The bottom line is, I probably won't purchase this product again because it severely dries my skin. This might be great if you have oily skin, though. The cost is really affordable; I think it was about $3 when I bought it from Target. 

In the meantime, I'll be looking for more acne creams... I'm getting desperate! 


  1. I've always had really good luck with Benefit Boo Boo Zap, but I used to really like AcneDote Spot Treatment (2% salycilic acid). You might try that if you get really desperate. It's like $12 at Walmart.

  2. Every spot treatment I've tried have all been bad. Except for one from Clean and Clear, which was just neutral.

    Remember the first time I commented on one of your posts? I recommended the Zit Zapper from e.l.f. The first few times I used it, not much happened. Then I decided to use it more this school year and it broke me out even more! The Zit Zapper has the same concept as the Benefit Boo Boo Zap. So I'm scared to try it! Maybe I can get a hold of a sample one day. I don't want to spend like $16 on something that kills my face :(

    I've seen and heard of AcneDote. I'm not sure if I want to try another spot treatment just yet, but their cleansers and toners look pretty good :)

    Thanks for your advice, Lainey!


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