Thursday, August 16, 2018

Acne Treatments: Compare


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Pros
enhances effectiveness of current acne treatment routine and is gentle on skin; convenient size for traveling; 100% natural; good for reducing redness and inflammation
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
time-consuming; expensive (especially if you end up buying the "Power Pack")
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
Device uses phototherapy.
Gel contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide.
Device uses gentle heat technology.
Skin Concern
Mild to moderate acne
Mild to moderate acne
Mild to moderate acne
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Normal, Oily or Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Price
$348
$6.49
$40
Prescription Needed?
No
No
No
Size
Device is 6.5" tall and the head is 1.25" in diameter. It weighs less than 8 ounces.
1 fluid ounce
1.5" x 1.8" x 3" (L x W x H) and weighs 3.2 ounces
Supply
Unlimited
Varies based on usage
Batteries last for 60-80 treatments.
How It Works
Releases wavelengths of blue light that penetrate deep into your skin to kill acne-causing bacteria, P. acnes, and soothe inflammatory acne vulgaris. Basically, within P. acnes bacteria, there are small molecules known as porphyrins. When exposed to 420 nm and shorter wavelengths of light, porphyrins generate free radicals that attack and kill P. acnes bacteria.
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
None
Increased dryness and irritation are possible side effects.
Heat may cause temporary redness.
Warranty/Money Back Guarrantee
5-year warranty and 60-day money back guarantee
N/A
1-year for parts/labor
 
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