Experts recommend Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 for those with stubborn acne that resists other forms of treatment. It may be too strong for some, especially those with sensitive skin. Persa-Gel contains 10 percent benzoyl peroxide, the strongest dosage available in an over-the-counter treatment. Reviewers say it is very drying and often causes irritation, but most say the speedy results are worth it, and that it's useful as a spot treatment. Several users say Persa-Gel clears up acne in as little as one to three days. Experts recommend starting with a lower dosage of benzoyl peroxide, such as that found in Proactiv Solution 3-Step System (*Est. $20). Some reviewers say it is best used by those that suffer from occasional blemishes.
We found the most thorough review of Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 at Beautypedia.com, where Paula Begoun rates and compares it with hundreds of acne treatments. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com, Acne.org and Drugstore.com are useful in evaluating consumer experience and comfort levels.
Paula Begoun gives Persa-Gel 10 her highest rating, saying that while it can be drying, it is an excellent option for stubborn cases of acne that won't respond to less potent formulas.
Review: Persa-Gel 10 Maximum Strength, by Clean & Clear, Paula Begoun, January 2009
Hundreds of reviewers at MakeupAlley.com give Persa-Gel 10 a high rating. Several say they see results in as little as one to three days, although many users complain that it dries out their skin.
Review: Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com
Reviewers at Acne.org praise Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 for quickly making a dramatic difference in the appearance of their skin. Some say it dries white, however, and is best used at night.
Review: Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, Maximum Strength Reviews, Contributors to Acne.org
Users at Drugstore.com praise Persa-Gel 10 for its affordable price tag and quick results. Some complain that it bleaches towels and clothing and leaves skin dry and irritated.
Review: Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, Maximum Strength, Contributors to Drugstore.com