Sunday, May 27, 2018

Acne Treatments: Compare


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Pros
inexpensive; very effective treatment that contains the maximum amount of Benzoyl Peroxide allowed in an OTC acne medication
quick and easy to use; won't irritate or dry skin; FDA-approved
Cons
Benzoyl Peroxide can bleach hair and dyed fabric (clothing, carpet, sheets/pillows, towels, etc.); skin will be more sensitive to outside irritants/sun; tested on animals
it doesn't work on blackheads, whiteheads or cystic acne; can't replace batteries so essentially disposable after 60-80 uses; relatively pricey
Active Ingredient or Technology
Gel contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide.
Device uses gentle heat technology.
Skin Concern
Mild to moderate acne
Mild to moderate acne
Skin Type
Normal, Oily or Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Price
$6.49
$40
Prescription Needed?
No
No
Size
1 fluid ounce
1.5" x 1.8" x 3" (L x W x H) and weighs 3.2 ounces
Supply
Varies based on usage
Batteries last for 60-80 treatments.
How It Works
Benzoyl Peroxide increases cell turnover to unclog pores and destroys acne-causing bacteria below the surface of your skin to eliminate and prevent future breakouts.
Device features ClearPointâ„¢ technology, which sends the optimal level of heat to kill bacteria that causes blemishes to occur. Painless and gentle on skin, it starts working in the 1st hour and helps clear or fade 90% of blemishes within 24 hours.
Side Effects
Increased dryness and irritation are possible side effects.
Heat may cause temporary redness.
Warranty/Money Back Guarrantee
N/A
1-year for parts/labor
 
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