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Clearasil

Ultra Overnight Face Lotion

1.30 fl. oz. for $ 8.99
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This is an effective BHA lotion for those struggling with acne. With 2% salicylic acid and a pH of 4, you can expect this product to reduce acne and blackheads. The lotion base makes it best for normal to slightly dry skin. This would be rated a Best Product if it contained some beneficial extras (think soothing agents to reduce redness) and did not contain potentially irritating fragrant plants. Note that Helichrysum italicum is not advised for use by anyone allergic to ragweed (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com). Still, this deserves a Good rating for its effectiveness and because there’s a marked shortage of reliable BHA products at the drugstore.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

This quick absorbing all over face lotion has a clinically tested salicylic acid based formula that gets to work instantly. It works continuously through the night when your skin is actively in the process of cell regeneration and renewal to help visibly reduce redness and size of existing pimples overnight. It also helps prevent the formation of new pimples.

Active: Salicylic Acid (2 %), Other: Water, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Steareth-2, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Laureth-7, Fragrance, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Cistus Monspeliensis Extract, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Methylparaben, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide

Clearasil At-a-Glance

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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