The easy way to clear skin with OXY® #giveaway

by Jennifer Donovan

5M4M contributor Jennifer Donovan received product samples and was compensated to write this post, but as always, our writer’s opinions are her own.

oxy cleansing padsOXY® skin care has a whole new look and a whole new line. I have a teen daughter, so I’m familiar with acne care, for sure. I also have a tween son who is rapidly approaching adolescence. This summer I have been encouraging him to start taking care of his skin so that he’ll have good habits under his belt once those little breakouts start. I’ve noticed some whitehead-type places on his cheeks, which I guess are clogged pores, which could lead to acne, so now seems like the right time.

I just barely have him convinced that brushing his teeth — with toothpaste — is hygiene to be done twice a day, so each night I’ve had to remind him to wash his face. When I was offered the chance to review two new OXY® products, I knew that the OXY® Daily Defense Cleansing Pads were a perfect solution! When I first started encouraging my daughter to focus on skincare, the ease of a pre-moistened cleansing pad meant that she didn’t have any excuses.

And it’s working for my son, too! The first night I showed him how to use it. The directions state you can use it once or twice a day. Since Kyle is still young and not having a lot of problems, I told him that we’d start doing it every night. The second night, I forgot to remind him, so the next morning, I said, “Don’t forget to clean your face.” He corrected me, saying, “Only once a day. I did it last night.”

“You remembered without me telling you? And you did it?” I asked, amazed. And he had! If that’s not a testimonial, I can’t offer you anything better than that.

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I was also sent another new product, OXY® Maximum Action Sensitive Advanced Face Wash, and I was excited to try it out myself. I still have some hormonal outbreaks, although they aren’t as bad now (in my 40′s) as when I was in my 30′s. What is irritating to me is that once the blemish fades, it takes a while for the spot to totally go away. I was hoping that the OXY face wash would speed that process along, and it did. After using it for 3 days, I noticed a definite improvement! The sensitive skin formula is probably appropriate for a woman of my age, because I haven’t had any dryness or irritation, but it’s still doing what it’s meant to do.

I won’t use this daily, but I will definitely use it cyclically to prevent and treat breakouts. It seemed to do the trick.

I am so happy that I had the opportunity to revisit this product, and am glad to pass along the opportunity to one of you as well.

Enter to win!

The Ultimate Skin Care Kit

Let OXY help you put your best face forward and avoid those back-to-school “Zituations” with the “Ultimate Skin Care Kit,” including complete OXY® Daily Defense & Maximum Action lines, along with essentials to improve your regimen: magnifying mirror, water bottle, cute head bands, stylish toiletry tote and more!

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kerrie Mayans September 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

Both my 14 year old and me are battling it at our house.


2 Heather September 4, 2013 at 10:55 am

I am definitely the one in this household still dealing with acne!


3 Heather September 4, 2013 at 10:55 am

I am definitely the one in this household still dealing with acne.


4 Wehaf September 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

Just me, thankfully.


5 Anne September 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

I am the one with the problem.


6 Mel September 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Just me so far


7 Brittany September 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm

A family member is battling with acne.


8 emily l September 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Me. Almost 30 and still get acne every period. :(


9 Jessica To September 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

My son and I both are.


10 Heather G September 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I would have to say me.


11 DEBIJOT September 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

The 17 year old could use this.


12 Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Two teenagers…15 and 17!


13 Noreen September 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Myself on occasion


14 shelly September 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

My teenage son has it the worst but I also have a problem with acne from time to time.


15 Dawn September 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

My 13 year old son has a growing problem with blackheads. I’d love for him to get it under control now before it gets worse.


16 Jessica T September 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Me! In my 30s!! Isn’t it supposed to be over now?


17 Mozi Esmes mom September 6, 2013 at 11:47 am

Only me at this point…


18 Leah Shumack September 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

My daughter still has a few years but i unfortunately still battle it


19 kasia September 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

:) hubby is the one with trouble!


20 Patty Broderick-White September 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

My teenage son


21 Misty Battle September 7, 2013 at 1:52 am

My older kids


22 Terra Heck September 7, 2013 at 3:29 am

My 15 yoa son has probs with acne. He’d benefit from these products. Thanks.


23 Cherie Montorio September 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I am battling acne.


24 Madeline September 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

My daughter battles acne.


25 shaunie September 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I am battle acne in the family


26 Rochel S. September 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Me :( I could definitely use this!


27 Marie G. September 8, 2013 at 1:31 am

I’m the only one who gets acne in my family. Thanks for the giveaway!


28 Teressa K September 8, 2013 at 1:40 am

I’m the one dealing with acne.


29 Steph September 8, 2013 at 9:23 am

My husband is the one who battles it most often.


30 Julie Smith September 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

My son just turned 13 and I’m starting to see acne at his hairline. I’ve been trying to figure out what to have him use besides just plain soap and water. I think I’ll pick some Oxy up and see how it works for him.


31 kelly mcgrew September 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm

i battle occasional acne


32 Shari L. September 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm

My kids are too young still, and you would think that, at the ripe old age of 44, I would be too old, but noooo, I sometimes have worse acne than I had as a teenager. :-/


33 Lawanna September 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm

the kids would enjoy using this cleanser


34 Amy Lee September 10, 2013 at 8:32 am

I’ve had acne since I was 10! Ugh!


35 Nannypanpan September 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

My niece. Has it


36 Allison September 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm

It’s only me, ugh!


37 kathy stevenson September 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Unfortunately, I am once a month!


38 Dawn Ganey September 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

My son battles acne.


39 Linda Meyers-Gabbard September 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

I am going thru menopause which is causing my face to break out like it did in my teens.

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40 Teresa Thompson September 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

My daughter and I both deal with it.


41 April Yedinak September 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Everyone is battling acne in my family. Even my 9 year old has the occasional pimple.


42 Michelle Small September 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

My 14 and 15 year olds are starting to show some acne issues.


43 Tabathia B September 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

My two oldest daughters


44 Kelly Brown September 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

My teenaged son


45 Nikki Lynn Hanna September 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm
46 Crissie September 13, 2013 at 7:11 am



47 Pam H. September 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

I battle occasional acne along with my husband.


48 Holly Storm-Burge September 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

I get a few breakouts and my son is starting to now that he’s turned 13.


49 lisa kay September 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

My Son breaks out occasionally


50 Becky September 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

I still struggle with acne.


51 Laura September 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I am definitely battling with acne


52 Glenna F September 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm

My teenage daughter is getting acne.


53 Helen September 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

all of us


54 manny September 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

The whole family :(


55 Lakeisha September 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I am. I have been so stressed lately, and my face has shown it.


56 Claire September 13, 2013 at 7:04 pm

i am battling acne. hate it


57 samantha w September 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

My kids are still a little young, but I still get it.


58 Samantha Daleo September 13, 2013 at 8:44 pm

My 15 year old daughter is probably most concerned about it but we all use skin care products to keep acne away.


59 kathy dalton September 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm

unfortunately my daughter is


60 heather September 13, 2013 at 11:54 pm

i battle it and would love to try these


61 heather September 13, 2013 at 11:57 pm
62 heather September 14, 2013 at 12:02 am

entered for $50 gc giveaway for extra point


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