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  • Acne treatment: highest level of acne-fighting medicine allowed without a prescription (2% salicylic acid)
  • Skin cleanser: removes dirt, oil, sweat, and other impurities from skin's surface, penetrates to unclog pores and dissolve deep down oil
  • Alcohol-free: acne-fighting effectiveness without extra drying, irritation, or burn
  • Prevention: helps to prevent future breakouts
  • Single step: one textured pad treats and cleanses
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u/scumteam14 · 60 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Product name: Stridex Maximum Strength (red box)

Price (range): ~$5 for 55 or 90 count; can purchase in any drugstore or grocery store in the U.S.; amazon

Country of purchase: U.S.

Skin info: Normal-dry; mild but persistent acne; Fitzpatrick Type II

Ingredient list: (cosdna); Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2%)
Inactive Ingredients: Amino Methyl Propanol, Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Menthol, PPG 5 Ceteth 20, Water (Purified), Simethicone, Sodium Borate, Tetrasodium EDTA

Special info: Alcohol-free; has menthol; pH 3-4; 2% salicylic acid

Experience & opinion: Cult-fave for a reason - simple, cheap, effective. Dries down fast, alcohol-free, incredibly convenient to use. Even with my normal-dry skin, I find that the drying effects of this product are easily mitigated with moisturizer (obviously ymmv.) This has seriously helped manage whiteheads, sebaceous filaments, and those lil red inflammed buggers.

u/GlossyProse · 20 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

For bacne:

  1. Change to a salicylic body wash. I recommend Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash.

  2. Use a salicylic acid exfoliant on the back, once or twice daily. I recommend Stridex Med Pads.

  3. Finish with a salicylic moisturizer. I recommend CeraVe Renewing SA Lotion.

    You’ll notice the trend here: salicylic acid.

    Salicylic acid penetrates the skin, causes a softening and sloughing of the top layer of skin, and helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent acne. This acid is also lipophillic, which means it can even penetrate oily skin and already clogged pores, resulting in a deep cleaning. Salicylic acid can reduce sebum secretion, which is another way it can help reduce acne. Lastly, it's also an anti-inflammatory, which can help calm inflamed acne and promote healing.

    As a final note, unrelated to the bacne.. please stop using R+F products. The products are of average quality at best, way over-priced, and even more overrated. Not least of all that MLM schemes should be avoided. If you need help with your skin care, the community info in this subreddit has a really excellent FAQ and wiki, and members are more than happy to answer questions.

    Best of luck.
u/butterflybrains · 11 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I swear by stridex in the red box (a long time favorite over at /r/skincareaddiction, as well). Nothing really ever worked for me until I started using these daily.

u/EmPav · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It just looks like some blocked pores/small whiteheads. Id start a really simple routine. Just absolute basics in case you're a newbie:


  1. Wash hands first. Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser or Cerave Foaming wash (or another gentle wash - gentle and not harsh is important, normal soap or even "acne washes" can make skin worse, annoyingly) Wash off, pat dry with CLEAN towel
  2. Put a small amount of SPF moisturiser (Cerave AM is good, or Cetaphil moisturiser) on skin, rub in gently.
    Don't skip moisturiser! When skin dries out after being cleansed it can feel all tight, then starts to actually produce more oil day to day to compensate (and more whiteheads!) But moisturiser stops that from happening.

  3. Wash hands. Wash face gently with the Cleanser. Pat dry
  4. Wipe a Stridex pad (or another Salicylic acid exfoliant) all over face.
  5. Moisturise (Cerave PM or Cetaphil, don't use the SPF one from morning at night)

    Never pick or pop the whiteheads, it's tempting but they will hang around longer. The stridex pads will help release them, as Salicylic acid essentially dissolves the glue in between the dead skin cells holding the plug there.
    If your skin feels tight or itchy/dry on this routine try stridex only every second day. You'll still get results. Don't skip the Cleanser or moisturiser if you're using a BHA (that means something like Stridex with Salicylic acid)
    Change your towels and pillowcases often, don't touch your face too much, and be patient, it'll take a couple of weeks to see results

    TL;DR - try buying these 4 and using them:




u/double-dog-doctor · 6 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I usually get a couple Brazilians during the summer, and I actually find the pain to be way less jarring than getting my eyebrows threaded. I'm super hairy with incredibly sensitive skin and very thick, coarse hair.

Pop a couple Tylenol before you go to reduce your sensitivity to the pain. And make sure you remember to breathe. It's easy to just get into this weird rhythm of holding your breath, but the mechanism of breathing is a great pain and stress reliever.

Easier said than done, but try to forget that a stranger is looking at your labia. It's like going to the gynecologist. This is what they do for a living, they've seen a million labia that look a million different ways. You're just another labia in her salon.

And no one told me this, but if you do a Brazilian she'll have you flip over to wax the hairs aaaall the way up your crack. You're warned!

I'm supppppeeeerrrr prone to ingrown hairs. Always have been. I get them even when I do absolutely no hair removal.
I do a combo of physical and chemical exfoliation. I have a Turkish scrubby mitt, and I use that pretty much every time I shower with a really thick shower gel. I usually use Moroccan black soap, but it's really expensive in the States (it's cheap as shit in Morocco and way better).

A few times a week I use Stridex pads in the red box over the area.

Make sure you give your skin a couple days off to recover after waxing. I usually start exfoliating a week afterward.

If you get itchy, taking a Benadryl or spraying on some topical antihistamine and some vitamin E oil can be helpful. Just try to avoid scratching!

Good luck! You'll be A-OK.

u/zero_vitamins · 5 pointsr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

The reason it works is because it contains salicylic acid. I'd recommend just getting a skincare product with salicylic acid instead, since as /u/Lykkekat says, it is made for skin and not ingestion. The red Stridex is a favorite over at /r/SkincareAddiction since it's cheap, alcohol free, and effective.

u/ryanxedge · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I use Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser. Twice a day, seems to work pretty well for me.

As for post-acne, look into mild chemical exfoliators. I don't have acne but I use Stridex Pads every other day.

u/youngmakeupaddict · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

What??? I live in England, and got 110 for £8.99? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000NUN8BK/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_rcJJub1BGFND4

Are you in the UK? from that comment it sounds like you are.

u/foreverclumsy2 · 4 pointsr/AdvancedAsianBeauty

u/Munashii The green Italy towels for physical exfoliation are the friggin shit. Get them at your local asian/korean store though. Amazon is expensive. The "large" size barely fits my tiny hands. I also use Stridex Red Box and Kiku. All this has almost eliminated my KP completely. KP isn't going to go away forever so you'll have to keep up with this routine to keep them at bay.

u/lll_1_lll · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I do not live in Australia, I didn't mean to make it sound that way, my bad! I just know Cetaphil is easier to get and im pretty sure it's sold in your guy's stores too.

After reading around this sub for a few days, I realized that using those neutroegna scrubbing exfoliants may have been adding to my dryness, so I switched over to just exfoliating with stridex pads instead. (rubbing my face enough to get the dead skin and stuff off).

So basically my routine is just

  • Wash with cetaphil

  • Rub down my face with Stridex pad

  • Put on some lotion

    I'm still pretty new to this stuff, so apologies if this routine is really bad! The people here are usually pretty good about weighing in and correcting bad info.
u/SuckinLemonz · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey! I'm just an SCA lurker so I hope someone with a wealth of experience comes in to give you some more specific recommendations. For now I'll just give a comment to get you looking in the right direction until someone comes along to give more specific help.

First off, for acne, most people here recommend using Stridex in the red box. There it is on amazon but you can usually find it cheaper in drug stores. It's good because of the 2% salicylic acid which helps dissolve dirt & dead skin in your pores without damaging the healthy skin.

What is your current routine? Do you use a cleanser? If you can share that information it will help everyone understand how to help much more.

u/momu1990 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Might be a minor form of ingrown hairs. Official derm name: Pseudofolliculitis Barbae - "Razor bumps are a common skin condition that occurs as a result of shaving. The condition is more common in men and usually occurs on the face."

BHA (beta hydroxy acid or salicylic) can help clear out and prevent them and reduce redness. Paula's Choice BHA 2% liquid is a popular choice here.
But a much cheaper option is Stridex pads, you can pick them up at your local Walgreens or CVS

Also here is a old thread with people discussing how stridex helped people get rid of their ingrown hairs

Good luck!

u/xEgoC · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

>As stated below look into /r/SkincareAddiction[1] . They'll probably you using an AHA exfoliant to get clear out the darker pigmentation.

This guy is right, and as a browser of SCA, you are most likely going to be recommended Stridex Red Box You can get a smaller box for about $3.55 at the store. Don't expect to see results right away, probably a few months before you notice anything.

u/dlandwirth · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Using a 2% salicylic acid topical would help diminish the appearance of your pores. Personally, I've been using these - they're extremely cheap whether you buy them online or in drug stores

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I'm 28 and most people think I'm younger than that (I've been told I look 19-25).

I have always just heavily moisturized. Morning with a lighter one that works under makeup and at night a heavier one. I remove my makeup with baby wipes because my skin is sensitive to almost all makeup removing and cleansing products. I massage my face upwards when applying any moisturizer (not sure if this really helps or not). I also switch between Stridex pads (red box ) and Alpha Hydroxy 10% lotion.

Also sunscreen will help too but I am not the best with keeping up with that. Along with that drinking water. Roughly 2.2 liters is recommended per day but I am also awful at keeping up with that.

u/HeroAssassin · 3 pointsr/CanSkincare

Any hydrocolloid bandage will work. Hydrocolloid is a type of bandage not a brand. I've bought some from Shoppers, sometimes they even have the ones specifically for acne. Look in the skincare section.

For stridex I think amazon is the only place. Link Here

u/suzypepper · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hello and welcome! I just want to tell you that I'm pretty sure every single person in this sub is freaking adorable so I'm sure you will meet all sorts of entertaining and awesome people here. :) I'm so psyched for you!

In terms of exfoliation, speaking very broadly (i.e. there are always exceptions to what I'm about to say), AHAs are generally recommended for dry skin, while BHA is recommended for oilier skin types. I think things will work better for you if you attempt to tackle one problem at a time. For instance, for pimples, Paula's Choice BHA 2% liquid is my absolute holy grail product, but a drugstore BHA such as Stridex may work equally as well, and perhaps would be something to try first since it's more easily accessible. Speaking of Stridex, try to make everything you use as gentle (checkmark on the Cetaphil) and as alcohol-free as possible - your skin is dry and we don't want it to get even more dry. :( My skin gets dry in the winter and the itchiness can just drive me up the wall.

And yes, start moisturizing every day, morning and night - just a pea-sized amount, I promise it won't be greasy. And if it is, we'll figure something out. If you're still feeling dry after that, we can think about changing or supplementing your moisturizer. :)

Welcome again!

Edit: I just saw a pattern in your description of pimples! Scalp, forehead, shoulders and upper back? Check your shampoo/conditioner/other hair products for clogging ingredients!

u/zelday · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

A lot of people here love the Sridex pads: https://www.amazon.com/Stridex-Med-Pads-Size-90ct/dp/B000NUN8BK

Don't use a BHA yet myself, but this brand gets a lot of love.

u/pyratus · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can buy the red box Stridex on Amazon!

u/notahotdesk · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

That's fair. It is pretty overwhelming and there are a lot of good products out there, but they won't necessarily all work for you.

If you bought one of everything in the actives list, you'd probably a) end up spending way too much money and b) end up with really unhappy skin.

So, with that in mind, here's my personal recommendations from where I'd start if I was in your shoes (i.e. decent skin, no routine to speak of, but looking to make some anti-aging protection moves).


u/abidR · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hello, i'm new here and am wondering if this is a good starting routine? Please let me know if there's anything i should watch out for or be careful about, or if anything collides with another.


Cleanser: Clean and Clear Essential (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00ET03Y64/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1)

Exfoliant: Stridex Maximum Strength (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000NUN8BK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A1P09G2F2DJWPV&psc=1)

Moisturizer: Cetaphil lotion

Sunscreen: Sunkiller (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00RWMETXI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A5IR848W2FO3V&psc=1)


u/veryshanetoday · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sometimes I use the Stridex in the red box. I looked it up on amazon.co.uk and found it. Honestly, the breakouts are worse if I use the same bra twice or the same shirt twice (so I avoid doing that unless I really feel like being lazy as fuck), but the Stridex helps it go down. Anytime I use Stridex, I make sure I wait a bit and follow up with the CeraVe moisturizer, because Stridex tends to make my skin feel a little dry. Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% works too. I just use generic stuff I find at CVS or Walgreens or whatever. You should be able to find that at a drug store in the UK? Neutrogena makes a spot treatment with 2.5% BP, but if you can find an off-brand, it'll be wayyy cheaper.

edited for clarity: Really, as far as products go, I treat body acne like the skin acne on my face; however, with my face, I treat it "proactively" in that I use those products on my face daily, but with the body, I treat it retroactively and only use the products when I find myself having problems. To be proactive on my body skin, I make sure that I clean it gently (no scrub brushes or wash cloths, just water/my hands) and use the same "medications." I just use plain Dove soap to wash with; I used to use fancy Old Spice body wash, but I think the fragrances make my skin feel oily (so I only wash with it if I'm going on a date or something).

edit OH. And even though I use the mint julep masque on my face, I generally prefer to use this stuff on my body (mix 2 parts apple cider vinegar 1 part clay powder), but it's messy as fuck (but it's really nice for your buttcheeks, no shame).

u/AimingForZen · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

Stridex red box is £8.99 for 90 pads on Amazon. I don't have acne but I use these for my Keratosis Pilaris with good results.

Cosrx BHA blackhead power liquid doesn't come in pad form but is a great product.

u/Jarvan_v · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Skin Type: Dry/Sensitive/Oily ?

Skin Concerns: Redness, Dry Skin flakes, white heads, large pores (this is probably normal), and oily nose yet still dry skin? Sometimes I will feel a very light burning on my face, its so subtle though I don't notice very often.


  • Cleanser: Paula's Choice Hydralight Face Cleanser

  • Exfoliator: Stridex Red Box (This makes my face more red I feel so I stopped using)

  • Moisturizer: Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel

    I've used these for about a month, the only thing they really did was make my pores look bigger, and introduce more oiliness to my nose. Skin still felt dry, had deep pimples, had white heads, still red.

    Please help guide me on what I need to do to fix these issues, I'm here to answer questions.

    Side question: my face feels more rough and I notice more of a burn feeling when running on lack of sleep, why is this?

    Edit: The redness has been here for years.
u/LaTortugaConQueso · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh good god... Okay, well you asked for it...

I work third shift, so my routine is a little backwards because of that.

I usually shower in the morning before bed (about 8am). In the shower: First thing I do is shampoo my hair, if I shampoo that day (I usually shampoo 3x a week) and I use SheaMoisture shampoo. After that I condition with SheaMoisture conditioner and leave it in, I put my hair in a clip and continue showering. I wash the front half of my body and whatnot, then I wash my face with Cerave. Then I take the clip out of my hair, rinse the conditioner, and then I use one of those loofas on a stick to wash my back. I actually just started that this week, I noticed that washing my back after rinsing conditioner helped with bacne a lot but there was one spot in the center of my back that I couldn't reach that still had acne.

Then I turn off the water, and standing in the shower I flip my hair over and finger comb it with SheaMoisture leave in conditioner. Then while my head is still flipped, I squirt one handful of Garnier Fructis gel into my hand and scrunch it all around my hair. Then I get one more squirt and go through my hair and twist out individual strands. Then I wrap my hair in a Microfiber towel wrap and I sleep all day with that on. I'm waffling between sleeping with that and sleeping with a tshirt on my head, I can't decide which one is better yet.

Once I step out of the shower, I wipe my face with Stridex in the red box and let that dry for 20 minutes. After that, if I have any active whiteheads, I pop them and stick hydrocolloid bandages on them. Then I rub a mixture of Jojoba and Tea tree oil on my face, I use it in 1 tea tree/9 jojoba oil parts. Then I put vaseline on my hands and lips and go to bed. Sometimes if my hands and cuticles are really bad I slather my hands and sleep with gloves on.

When I wake up (around 5pm) I wash my face with Cerave again, and moisturize with Cerave and I use Trader Joe's sunscreen. Then I flip my hair upside down and sit on the toilet and dry my hair with a hair dryer and diffuser attachment, and then flip back over and kinda organize my part and stuff like that. Then, FINALLY, I am ready for the day.

SO YEAH. Most people regret asking.

u/newfangl3d · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

If you're not sensitive to menthol you could try replacing Paula's Choice 2% BHA with Stridex maximum strength pads. They're 2% salicylic acid and you get 90 pads for around £10.

u/Hinaiichigo · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

You could try applying a chemical exfoliant, try BHA. You can get stridex in the red box and apply it to your shaved areas to prevent the ingrown hairs, people do that over at /r/skincareaddiction and evidently it works really well.

u/bewbtewb · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

i've seen that one mentioned a lot here as well as the stridex pads in the red box. it's also 2%. http://www.amazon.com/Stridex-Daily-Care-Maximum-Strength/dp/B000NUN8BK

u/Andreajunelle · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Agreeing with the other comment, salicylic acid, and/or glycolic acid.

I would try BHA (salicylic) first - it works like a charm for me. But I have to be diligent with it - 2x/day, every single day. Stridex Pads in the red container or Clearasil Rapid Action Pads are great, inexpensive options that I currently have and use.



If after several weeks you notice no changes, try switching over to an AHA (like The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid, mentioned here already). Hope this helps-Good luck!

u/peaches-and-pears · 2 pointsr/birthcontrol


When picking something with salicylic acid in it you'll want to start out gentle if you haven't really used it in the past. Don't go over something that claims to contain more than 2% salicylic acid.

These ones by Stridex are popular and easy to get: https://www.amazon.ca/Stridex-Salicylic-Maximum-Strength-Packaging/dp/B000NUN8BK/ref=pd_sim_121_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3WTHS1W2HEMFG7D9K8SR

I have also used these by First Aid Beauty: https://www.sephora.com/product/clear-complexion-pads-P411873?skuId=1856939&icid2=first_aid_beauty_lp_whatsnew_carousel_ca:p411873

And I've heard great things about these ones by COSRX, a Korean skincare brand: http://jolse.com/product/cosrx-one-step-original-clear-pad-70ea/4363/?cate_no=371&display_group=1

Use these products after cleansing, but before moisturizing (and you absolutely should moisturize every time you cleanse, and especially if you are using products like these!). Do not use any of these everyday. At first it might feel like you're not getting anything done by not using them often, but in the long run it is way better to respect your skins moisture barrier by being gentle with chemical exfoliation than to dry your skin out. Start out by using them just every two days and then maybe move on to every other day if your skin does not seem to be getting dry. Again, really focus it on your problem area if the rest of your face is happy and clear.

Moving on to spot treatments, here are the two I've found to work for me.
Clean & Clear (contains benzoyl peroxid): https://www.amazon.com/Clean-Clear-Persa-Gel-Treatment-Medication/dp/B00KZ22ED4/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1511920947&sr=8-3&keywords=clean+and+clear+benzoyl

LUSH Grease Lightning (contains tea tree oil): https://www.lush.ca/en/face/cleansers/grease-lightning/02896.html

Put a generous amount right the zit after moisturizing. Some people put a thin layer and leave it on during the day, but I've always found it ends up looking flaky and weird.

Pimple patches have also started to gain popularity recently. They started out mostly as an Asian Beauty thing I believe and now their making their way over to some western stores as well. They're basically these packages that contain some sort of something (science) that draws the gunk out of your skin. Put them on before bed and in the morning you wake up with a lumpy yuck-filled sticker! Here are some options for those as well.
COSRX: http://jolse.com/product/cosrx-acne-pimple-master-patch-24-patches-10-sheets/7765/?cate_no=371&display_group=1

Nexcare (I've started seeing these ones in North American pharmacies): https://www.amazon.ca/Nexcare-Absorbing-Covers-Sizes-Count/dp/B00ISN35OO/ref=pd_sim_194_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J2TMQDKY2PFRHGETPNEQ

If you want more resources and ideas check out /r/SkincareAddiction and /r/AsianBeauty. I would also highly recommend the YouTuber Liah Yoo if you care to look more into skincare. She's all about taking a gentle approach to healing your skin.


Don't get discouraged if takes some trial and error, everyone's face reacts differently to different products. Above all else remember to start slow and gentle with new skincare products. Good luck!

u/Spootpants · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi ladies and gents! So sorry in advance, this is going to be long!

I've just recently started having success with the products I'm using and I'm thinking it's a matter of proper combination/layering (I've been reading a lot about the Vitamin C/BHA/AHA/Niacin situations). I feel overwhelmed trying to figure out what works with what or counter-acts, etc, so I'd love some input from more knowledgeable folks. I don't have a set routine and I'd like to change that. I'd say I have combination skin, very acne prone although it's pretty mild at the moment due to the recent success of something?! Lots of PIH. No birth control or prescriptions currently.


  1. Petunia - Vitamin C serum

  2. Shiseido Urban Environment Oil Free Sunscreen

  3. Nars Multi-Protect Primer with SPF 30 (is this enough sun protection or should I buy the Shiseido?)

  4. MyKonjac Charcoal sponge with Cera Ve foaming

  5. Stridex red box

  6. Cera Ve PM Facial Lotion

  7. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion for spot treatment

    I also occasionally do [Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay] (http://www.amazon.com/Aztec-Secret-Indian-Healing-Cleansing/dp/B0014P8L9W) or Glamglow Super Tingling masks but I'm not consistent with it.

    I have used all products with the exception of the Vitamin C Serum for at least 4 months. Nothing has seemed to make anything worse but I'd like to improve. Open to any and all suggestions for routine or products. Primary concerns: acne, anti-aging, hyper-pigmentation.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH to any and all help or input. I really appreciate it and I apologize if I'm asking something that should be apparent by what I'm reading here in the sub. I'm just a bit confused. :)
u/Not-Abe · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Is it this stuff?
Stridex Max

u/sparksflyup2 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

Oh I hear you. I'm on the same front, no birth control, try to make it bearable to deal with my monthly acne.

I'm not as familiar with oily skin. I damaged my skin by being too rough with it so it needs a lot of external support and is incredibly dry.

Have you considered any of these? I've used them all and did find they were effective over time and weren't too harsh.

Olay AHA moisturiser

nip/fab glycolic acid

Stridex BHA 2%

Crave 3% BHA

u/ficaholic · 1 pointr/MakeupAddictionCanada


But when I got it, there was still prime shipping and it was a couple dollars cheaper!

u/darlingdear24 · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I use the Stridex in the red box as my exfoliator. It is highly recommended over at /r/SkincareAddiction.

Also, here is their "starter regimen" for a skincare routine to help you figure out what works for you.

u/Throwmeawaytonarnia · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Equipment? Just army fatigues. Dont use vests too much

U talking about this: https://www.amazon.com/Stridex-Med-Pads-Size-90ct/dp/B000NUN8BK? Most of my acne is red already will this help? Also how often should i use

u/throwawayforbcstuff · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Here's what I find helpful:

  • If possible, wear leggings instead of looser pants. With loosing clothing, your skin is rubbing against skin and causing the chafing. If you have a nice thin fabric like leggings, it'll act as a barrier and the fabric will rub against fabric instead of skin.

  • Thoroughly exfoliate the area every day in the shower with a gentle soap and scrubby product like a loofah or textured washcloth.

  • After you're out of the shower, apply Stridex in the red box all over the areas with pimples. Let it dry fully before getting dressed.
u/Enlyten · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Let's get back to basics here.

You should add an AHA or BHA to your routine. They are some of the best non-prescription treatments for acne, and frankly I'm not sure why no one else has said it yet. The Stridex in the red box has been a staple of the ScA beginner routine for so long because it works.

Also your moisturizer is actually a key part of your routine. You said that after you wash your face in the morning you use a generic Target moisturizer. If you're unsure whether it's non-comedogenic I recommend switching to EltaMD Intense Moisturizer (it's a little bit of a strange consistency but it works for morning routines) but the go-to on this sub tends to be CeraVe facial moisturizer.

Edit: Links

u/lingual_panda · 1 pointr/needadvice

>Throwaway because I'm positing about zits on my ass.

Greatest throwaway explanation I've ever read.

Buy a bottle of Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash acne aisle of your local supermarket, and look for Stridex Pads while you're at it. Use the body wash on your butt in the shower (not anywhere else cause it'll dry your skin out) and after you shower use one on the pads. Assuming you shower in the morning, also use a pad on your butt at night. Basically you'll be treating your butt like the face of an acne-ridden teenager. See if it gets better with this and adjust accordingly. Feel free to experiment with different products until you're happy. Your skin might get overly dry and freak out, so figure out whether both the body wash and the pads are necessary, and you might need to use a moisturizer if things get really bad. But start there and see what works. Best of luck.

Ninjedit: Also try wearing clean underwear to bed every night, and maybe wash your sheets more often too. Check what kinds of chairs you're sitting on and whether your pants breathe enough. Your butt needs fresh air just like the rest of you.

u/englishcheese · 1 pointr/Rateme

Are these the right products? Cetaphil, Alpha Hydrox and [Stridex] (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stridex-Daily-Salicylic-Maximum-Strength/dp/B000NUN8BK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412873705&sr=8-1&keywords=stridex+pads)

Cheers for the recommendations. Will give them a go (or maybe some other variation from the sub).

u/Backseatkoala · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Thank you so much for this post! I experience exactly the same skin problems, I'm over the moon to try out your routine! Can I clarify something though, I'm from Canada so we don't have Stridex (not where I live anyway) are they any anti-ance wipe? How does this help with ingrown hairs?


Is this the type you're referring to? If you could wouldn't mind linking to St Ives product as well, that would be amazing. I really really want to try your routine and just want to make sure I have the right products.

u/tabichu · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK

Hi! My skin type is a mixture of sensitive (not to fragrance) and dry (used to get a bit oily on nose and forehead). My only skin concerns are hormonal acne and redness on cheeks.

My current routine:


  • Wash face with water
  • Moisturise with Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream
  • Sunblock Clinique Super City Block SPF 40


  • Wash face with Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser (been using this for a week after seeing the reviews, my skin loves it!)
  • AHA Olay Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir every other day
  • BHA red Stridex in the box every other other day (seems a bit strong for my skin, don't use it often)
  • Spot treatment Freederm Fast Track Spot Gel
  • Moisturise with Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream

    I recently ordered Rohto Hadalabo Super Hyaluronic Moisturizing Lotion which I hope is the right one to use for extra hydration.

    I'm looking for a new sunblock to buy when this one finishes (as it's a bit too pricey for me), can't have fatty alcohols in it (I think they break me out). Hopefully without a white masque effect and no alcohol (really dries me out).

    I'm also looking for a suggestions on an antioxidant or vitamin C serum, I'm only 19 but I'd like to prevent everything possible! I don't know if niacinamide breaks me out but I have been reading the topics on here about it. I'm very open to products from Asia as well! :D

    Oh I forgot to say I probably should try and find a better BHA (has to be without alcohol), seems to be a little hard to find in the UK :'(

u/brOwNrA · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Either cleanser is fine, you will just have to see what works with your skin.

You will want to moisturize every day and depending on your skin you may want to use salicylic acid up to once a day. You can use the salicylic acid either at night or in the day. When getting started I would suggest using it every other day to let your skin get used to it (also patch test! it is possible your skin may really not like the product you are using so you don't want you whole face to break out).

I personally like stridex red box for salicylic acid as it is cheap and many people find it effective (though your skin may be different!).


u/Tiejana · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Could you order a chemical exfoliant online? I live in the US, so I guess I take for granted that most products are easily available to me, but surely at least Amazon will ship to France.

Here's the BHA from the beginner's routine on the amazon.fr site: http://www.amazon.fr/Blistex-Stridex-Quotidiens-Salicylique-R%C3%A9sistance/dp/B000NUN8BK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409319131&sr=8-1&keywords=stridex

And here's an AHA (although this one can has the potential to be too harsh if using an AHA for the first time): http://www.amazon.fr/Alpha-Hydrox-Lotion-175-Ml/dp/B000052YM7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409319294&sr=8-1&keywords=Alpha+Hy

The AHA's and BHA's from Paula's Choice are also recommended on this sub. I checked, and they do ship to France.

As for the sunscreen, the one you linked isn't specifically for the face. Look into one that's formulated for facial use; the others can have ingredients that irritate your skin. I've used this one with no problems: http://www.amazon.fr/Cerave-Temps-Visage-Lotion-Hydratante/dp/B003WN1ELQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1409319522&sr=8-5&keywords=cerave But there are a ton of facial sunscreens out there. Do some research, try some out, but just make sure you're wearing one!

u/MyKindOfLullaby · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hello! I started an AB routine a few months ago and my skin has improved greatly but it's not perfect. I have problem areas on the sides of my cheeks (see here). I don't know what I should try next, a spot treatment? A different acid peel? Please help my pimples go away :(

Morning routine:

  1. Cerave renewing SA cleanser

  2. Stridex in the red box

  3. LJH tea tree essence

  4. Cerave Moisturizing cream

  5. Biore sunscreen.

    Night routine:

  6. Garnier Micellar Water (to remove makeup)

  7. Cerave renewing SA cleanser

  8. (Here is where sometimes I use the Derma e overnight peel about twice a week.

  9. LJH tea tree essence

  10. LUSH full of grace serum

  11. Cerave moisturizing cream.

    This is my routine for now as well as using some sheet masks once a week. How can I help get rid of these annoying pimples? I appreciate any advice!
u/Free_Blowjobs · 1 pointr/acne

Please let us know what your current routine is, since it's hard to help someone out if you have no idea what their starting point is.

I would start with using a salicylic-acid–based toner every day (or every couple days, depending on how your skin responds). I suggest Stridex Pads.

If you want something more drastic, I'd suggest doing weekly chemical peels. That should help to even out your skin tone and texture, fade hyperpigmentation (red marks), clear blackheads and sebum, etc. Salicylic acid is always a good one. You don't need a high percentage, maybe just an 8%–15% or so. If you don't notice much improvement after two months, you can either bump up the percentage or try other, harsher acids.

If you are still getting active breakouts, try benzoyl peroxide—either as a topical or cleanser. I would start with a cleanser, since it's less harsh on the skin (but also less effective). Then, try a topical; 2.5% is best. The higher percentages aren't really more effective, just more irritating.

u/HelloHolden · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Here I had to pay shipping, but now that I know I like them I'll just buy a couple boxes next time. It's not all that expensive to have shipped.

u/alittlekink · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm no pro, but I believe I've seen people mention that Salicylic Acid in face wash is useless, as it has to be left on the skin to be effective. I would recommend getting Stridex pads in the red box, or Clean & Clear's Advantage Oil Absorbing Treatment. I use the Clean & Clear one, personally, since it's more easily accessible in Canada.

As far as a good AHA goes, I've had great success with St Ive's Exfoliating Pads.

u/CerezatheLittleOne · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Shave in the direction the hair is growing, afterwards use a 2% salicylic acid product which will reduce redness and inflammation, and use a moisturizer which will also reduce redness and inflammation afterwards. If you use the products I link to it will definitely help you, but there are thousands of similar products so feel free to check them out. Please don't listen to those other people, hot water will dry out your skin and make red bumps even redder especially if you don't moisturize. As for cutting yourself, you have to be more careful and don't feel the need to stretch your skin while shaving. If you do shave in the shower, cutting yourself will be easier cause there's no mirror.

u/super__gal · 1 pointr/MakeupAddictionCanada

Link is below. It even comes in a pack of 3 for better value. I haven’t tried the cosrx ones, but I’ve tried these Stridex ones. They didn’t change my life. They are like Holy Grail status on the Skin Care Addiction subreddit tho. Also recommend searching amazon for the cosrx pads if you like them! There’s lots of Asian beauty items available.


u/Maddihoe · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

this is exactly my issues as well; been on my scalp for 15 years and now its travelling down my neck, my temples, and just within the last month the sides of my nose. I am going to look this up! Where do you purchase it/where do you live? I'm in Canada and hoping this is something I can try!

edit: is this what you're talking about? https://www.amazon.ca/Stridex-Salicylic-Maximum-Strength-Packaging/dp/B000NUN8BK

u/nobody-likes-you · 0 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm in the UK & got red Stridex from Amazon (UK seller, fulfilled by Amazon): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000NUN8BK/ref=pe_385721_51767431_TE_dp_2