Wednesday, August 15, 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
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
time-consuming; expensive (especially if you end up buying the "Power Pack")
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
Device uses phototherapy.
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, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Normal, Oily or Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Price
$348
$19.95
$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.
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
Unlimited
2-month supply
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.
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
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
60-day money back guarantee
1-year for parts/labor
 
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