Thursday, August 16, 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
effective treatment for moderate acne that is less irritating than other Benzoyl Peroxide treatments because it isn't as potent; 60-day money back guarantee; ability to customize program; travel size containers available
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
more expensive than other acne treatments with Benzoyl Peroxide; Benzoyl Peroxide can bleach hair and dyed fabric (clothing, carpet, sheets/pillows, towels, etc.); skin will be more sensitive to outside irritants/sun
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.
Cleanser/Lotion contain 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and the Toner contains Glycolic Acid.
Device uses gentle heat technology.
Skin Concern
Mild to moderate acne
Mild to moderate acne
Mild to moderate acne
Skin Type
Normal, Oily or Combination
Normal, Oily or Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Price
$6.49
$19.95
$40
Prescription Needed?
No
No
No
Size
1 fluid ounce
Cleanser and Toner are both 4 fluid ounces and the Lotion is 2 fluid ounces. (Larger sizes available.)
1.5" x 1.8" x 3" (L x W x H) and weighs 3.2 ounces
Supply
Varies based on usage
2-month supply
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.
3-Step System features a cleanser, toner and repairing lotion. The medicated cleanser gently exfoliates skin and boosts the delivery of its acne-fighting benzoyl peroxide (2.5%). The toner has glycolic acid that continues to clean/exfoliate skin. It also has other moisturizing and calming ingredients to improve skin's tone. Finally, the gentle repairing lotion also contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide to help to kill acne-causing bacteria below the surface of your skin.
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.
Increased dryness and irritation are possible side effects.
Heat may cause temporary redness.
Warranty/Money Back Guarrantee
N/A
60-day money back guarantee
1-year for parts/labor
 
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