Sunday, August 19, 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
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
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
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
Device uses phototherapy.
Gel contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide.
Cleanser/Lotion contain 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and the Toner contains Glycolic Acid.
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, Oily or Combination
Price
$348
$6.49
$19.95
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
Cleanser and Toner are both 4 fluid ounces and the Lotion is 2 fluid ounces. (Larger sizes available.)
Supply
Unlimited
Varies based on usage
2-month supply
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.
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
None
Increased dryness and irritation are possible side effects.
Increased dryness and irritation are possible side effects.
Warranty/Money Back Guarrantee
5-year warranty and 60-day money back guarantee
N/A
60-day money back guarantee
 
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