DailyClear Tinted Acne Treatment Cream
Note: Clearasil has two products with similar names. The review and ingredients listed here are for DailyClear Tinted Acne Treatment Cream, not DailyClear Adult Tinted Treatment Cream.
Tinted Acne Treatment Cream provides 10% benzoyl peroxide in an absorbent base with a sheer peach tint and matte finish. This provides minor camouflage, but the peach tinge can draw more attention to the blemish than you want. Still, this is a potent disinfectant that puts the kibosh on acne-causing bacteria.
Conceals pimples while it dries them up and helps them heal.
Strengths: Inexpensive; effective topical disinfectants with 10% benzoyl peroxide.
Weaknesses: As is true for most anti-acne lines, irritating ingredients with no benefit for skin take precedence; no lower-strength benzoyl peroxide products (10% has a higher chance of causing irritation than 2.5% and 5% versions).
Perhaps no other line is more synonymous with decades of zapping zits than ever-present Clearasil. The brand debuted in 1950 and was the first to offer anti-acne products to a teenage audience. The company has had several owners over the years (including Procter & Gamble), but has always kept its place on store shelves. The current selection of products is larger than in years past, yet they remain overwhelmingly disappointing because most of them contain irritating ingredients that don't help blemish- or blackhead-prone skin. Alcohol, menthol and its derivatives, and witch hazel show up repeatedly in these and other anti-acne products at the drugstore, creating a precarious situation that leaves shoppers who are dealing with acne faced with few genuinely effective choices. Luckily Clearasil comes through a few times with some very good benzoyl peroxide products for effective disinfecting.
For more information about Clearasil, call (866) 252-5327 or visit www.clearasil.com.
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