Friday, August 17, 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; 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
time-consuming; expensive (especially if you end up buying the "Power Pack")
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
Device uses phototherapy.
Gel contains 2% Salicylic Acid.
Device uses gentle heat technology.
Skin Concern
Mild to moderate acne
Mild acne and blackheads
Mild to moderate acne
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Normal, Oily or Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Price
$348
$7
$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.
2 fluid ounces
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.
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
None
Increased dryness and peeling 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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