Monday, July 16, 2018

Acne Treatments: Compare


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Pros
inexpensive; effective treatment of mild acne and blackheads; 3-1 makes nightly routine easier
quick and easy to use; won't irritate or dry skin; FDA-approved
Cons
won't fade acne scaring; fragrance and coloring agents may irritate sensitive skin; may be overly drying for some users
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 2% Salicylic Acid.
Device uses gentle heat technology.
Skin Concern
Mild acne and blackheads
Mild to moderate acne
Skin Type
Normal, Oily or Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Price
$7
$40
Prescription Needed?
No
No
Size
2 fluid ounces
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
Powerful MicroClearâ„¢ technology helps the key acne medicine, salicylic acid, unclog congested pores and penetrate deep under the surface of your skin to fight acne at its source. At the same time, the unique formula contains moisturizers to hydrate and soften skin, as well as calming ingredients to reduce redness and irritation.
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 peeling are possible side effects.
Heat may cause temporary redness.
Warranty/Money Back Guarrantee
N/A
1-year for parts/labor
 
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