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Equate (Walmart) Acne Wash

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Cheap, but Less Effective

3

This is cheaper than most other options, and it can help. So if someone is looking for something cheap while not needing it to make a great deal of a difference, then this can work for them. But if one needs something a bit stronger, then this probably isn't best for them. They would be better off paying a little bit more. Effectiveness This is definitely cheaper than some of the brand name products, but it is also less effective. Personally, I have had much better (and quicker) results when I paid a little more for a brand name product. Ease of Application Simply squeezing out of the bottle and applying it to the body is about as simple as it can get. Convenience For home use, the bottle is very convenient and easy to use. It's not very good for traveling though. Side Effects I've never had any negative side effects from using this, but those types of things would vary from person to person. Immediacy It takes longer than I would like to see much results from this.

utlegospam

USA

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Works great for the price!

5

I have oily skin that tends to break out every now and again. I have tried products both high end and drug store, and this one ranks up there with the best of them. It takes care of my oily skin which I think has helped take care of my acne in the long run. Effectiveness This was supposed to help with acne, but it is not like an acne medication (Like maybe Proactive) so it is not wise to go in to using this product expecting those kinds of results. But after a while I did notice I was breaking out less, which is a huge plus! Ease of Application Just pump a little on to your hands or on to a wash cloth and scrub away all the oil and gunk from your face. Convenience The pump works great, and it is small enough to fit on my sink. Side Effects I did not notice any extreme side effects. However, this product did dry out my face a little bit, but that is nothing that a little bit of facial lotion can not solve. Immediacy You will have to use this product every day for a while to see any results. It will clean your face and that will help with acne, but do not expect results over night.

swiggityswoggity

USA

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A good acne wash for less!

4

I never had any real problems with acne, just an occasional blemish every now and again. I decided to use Walmarts Equate acne wash as a everyday face wash to help prevent future acne breakouts. Not only did I see the Equate acne wash work, but I also felt it working. When I started applying the acne wash to my face, I immediately felt my pores open and felt the acne wash cleanse them. I would basically recommend Walmart's Equate acne wash for an everyday wash. It left my face feeling refreshed and soft. I am not sure if it will help someone who has a problem with bad acne, but it did help me in preventing acne from popping up. Effectiveness I don't know how the Equate acne wash is with someone who already has bad acne, but as someone who only got a zit occasionally it helped prevent them from popping up. Ease of Application It is very easy to apply the Equate acne wash. It only takes about a minute to apply. All you have to do is wet your face and then apply the acne wash and then rinse. Side Effects The only side effect I had from Equates acne wash was a slight burning sensation from the acne wash cleansing my pores.

sam429

USA

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Nice cleansing wash but too harsh for sensitive skin

4

During the summer, my skin becomes too oily for my thicker winter cleansers. I have always been impressed with the quality and performance of Equate brand products. This cleanser has great power to make suds and it left my skin less oily. Unfortunately, it cleans a little too well. This product left my skin red and irritated. I had to discontinue daily use soon after starting it. After three weeks, I had to discontinue use altogether. My skin had simply become too irritated. Effectiveness Instantly, I felt like my skin was less oily. My pores seemed tighter and more clean. If you have oily or normal skin I think this cleanser will be quite effective for you. Ease of Application This wash has a nice lathering quality to it. A small dollop of the product will wash your face and neck completely. Convenience The pump dispenser is nice. I felt that you didn't lose a lot of product with the pump Side Effects I have extremely sensitive skin, so I experienced a tremendous amount of irritation and redness on my cheeks and foreheads. I cut back to using the product just once daily. After three weeks I had to discontinue use altogether. Immediacy You do feel an immediate tingle of clean. It washes away nicely with little residue left behind.

cg816

USA

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Not a Fan

3

I bought the Equate Acne Wash as a cheaper alternative but was sadly disappointed. I don't like the ingredient list, as it is loaded with chemicals. It was harsh on my face and dried out my skin. Additionally, after washing my face, my hands felt dried out as well. I have normal skin that is not too oily or dry, so I thought this would be a safe soap. I didn't like anything about it. I would not even use this as hand soap. It is far too harsh and filled with chemical. Effectiveness I guess it cleaned my face but it stripped it of moisture as well. A face wash should cleanse and nourish the skin. Ease of Application The pump dispenses a good amount but probably a bit too much. Not much soap is needed to get your entire face clean. Convenience It's not messy and doesn't take up much space on my countertop. Side Effects It completely dried out my skin. I felt like it stripped it of all of the good oils. Immediacy As far as working quickly, it did. But the work it did was not good. It quickly dried out my face and left my skin feeling parched and thirsty.

lhudd

USA

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Good value

4

I liked this face wash for cleaning your face of oils and makeup at night and again in the morning. It does a good job cleansing and made my face feel super clean but not dried out or stuff. This soap lathers decently and is not too thick. It rinses off nicely and quickly. I have cystic acne and while I don't think much can clean it up or prevent it from reoccurring, this soap helps keep my skin clean and that in turns helps reduce clogged pores which can lead to skin problems. I like to apply this with a wash cloth so I can get a good lather, but using your hands also works fine with less lather. Effectiveness Very good for cleansing skin on a daily basis. Skin feels fresh and very clean after use. Ease of Application Easy to pump the soap directly onto a washcloth or hands. Convenience The bottle is thin enough to fit in a medicine cabinet and the pump makes for quick application. Side Effects I can see where one would think it dries our skin is they have dry skin.

uclachic03

USA

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Equate Acne Wash

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I only used the Equate Acne Wash for a week because I had bad side effects from it. The first two days I used it, my skin was very irritated and red. I decided to stick with it because I thought my skin was just adjusting. After the third day, I started to get a raised rash on my chin. It was especially noticeable right under my bottom lip. It was itchy, but it burned really bad too. I stopped using the face wash and began putting a moisturizer on it. The rash didn't get any better from the moisturizer, so I started putting an antibiotic ointment on it. It slowly started to get better, but it took a week to get back to normal. I don't know what the Equate Acne Wash did to my face, but it was the worst experience I've had with an acne wash. These types of products are not good for your skin. I would recommend a benzyl peroxide product to anyone suffering from acne because the acid in this wash will burn your skin.

kaylan5838

USA

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Great for people on a budget!

4

I have struggled with oily skin and acne since I was a teenager. I am in my late twenties now and still have to use acne washes daily. I am much more aware of my finances though and acne washes are expensive. I am always looking for the cheapest way to keep my skin clean and acne free. The Equate brand is a great one to meet both of these needs. It is not the best acne face wash I have ever used but it sure does work well with my budget. I don't need an intense acne wash now that I am older so this works well for me. If your acne is not really bad and you are working to stay in a budget, I would recommend this wash for you. Effectiveness It was effective in keeping my skin clean and preventing further acne. It did not do a ton for the acne already on my back and shoulders. It did seem to keep more from coming though. Ease of Application This is incredibly easy to use. I just used it in the shower on a daily basis. Convenience It is really convenient to use in the shower on a daily basis. You could also use it at the sink at night. Side Effects I think with any acne wash you have the chance of your skin getting dry because they are so powerful. My skin dried up a little bit with this. I would recommend an oil free moisturizer with it. Immediacy I saw results fairly quickly. It kept new acne from showing up.

Emily0609

USA

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Not for sensitive skin

1

The Equate Acne Wash is a treatment that's centered around Salicylic Acid 2%. Salicylic Acid is a AHA+, which is supposed to slowly and safely remove the top layer of skin. It's main purpose is to speed up skin cell turnover. It prevents the skin cells from sticking/clogging, which is one reason why some people develop acne. Salicylic Acid can be harsh on the skin depending on your skin's sensitivity. This product can not be used at the same time with benzoyl peroxide because they cancel each other out. I don't know the science behind this, but it's recommended to use one in the morning and the other at night if you choose. I used this product for a couple of months and it dried out my face. My acne didn't clear up and it actually appeared to get worse while I was using it. I later found out I have very sensitive skin so the product wasn't going to work for me no matter how much moisturizer I applied. I definitely wouldn't recommend Equate Acne Wash to anyone with sensitive skin.

kingoftheink

Westchester, IL

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Good facial cleanser

4

I have not dealt with acne since I was a teenager, so this review does not go over the effectiveness as an acne treatment, but just as a facial cleanser. This cleanser is pretty good when it comes to giving you that clean feeling after using it. It did seem to be a little drying after the first couple of uses, but I guess my skin became accustomed to it because I did not notice the dryness after that. I even used this product everyday without a problem. The product does have a medicated scent, which could be bothersome to others but it did not bother me. The texture is smooth, which makes application very easy. If you are looking for an exfoliating cleanser, this is not it. However, I did use it with my exfoliating cloth (by the way, which I highly recommend). Overall, I would say that this cleanser is just as good as the name brand stuff, but cost much less. No need to spend more than you have to, right?

DeeLL

Country Club Hills, IL

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