Sunday, August 19, 2018

Acne Treatments: Compare


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Pros
inexpensive; effective treatment of mild acne and blackheads; 3-1 makes nightly routine easier
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
Cons
won't fade acne scaring; fragrance and coloring agents may irritate sensitive skin; may be overly drying for some users
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
Active Ingredient or Technology
Gel contains 2% Salicylic Acid.
Gel contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide.
Cleanser/Lotion contain 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and the Toner contains Glycolic Acid.
Skin Concern
Mild acne and blackheads
Mild to moderate acne
Mild to moderate acne
Skin Type
Normal, Oily or Combination
Normal, Oily or Combination
Normal, Oily or Combination
Price
$7
$6.49
$19.95
Prescription Needed?
No
No
No
Size
2 fluid ounces
1 fluid ounce
Cleanser and Toner are both 4 fluid ounces and the Lotion is 2 fluid ounces. (Larger sizes available.)
Supply
Varies based on usage
Varies based on usage
2-month supply
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.
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.
Side Effects
Increased dryness and peeling are possible side effects.
Increased dryness and irritation are possible side effects.
Increased dryness and irritation are possible side effects.
Warranty/Money Back Guarrantee
N/A
N/A
60-day money back guarantee
 
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