Ultra Rapid Action Vanishing Treatment Cream
This is a very good topical disinfectant for those struggling with stubborn acne. It is available in colorless (“Invisible”) and tinted versions, and both have the same formula, including 10% benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient. The amount of benzoyl peroxide is potent, and you should consider it only if your acne hasn’t responded to lower concentrations of this over-the-counter drug. Benzoyl peroxide is the gold standard as a starting point in treating acne. This product also contain gluconolactone, an AHA-type exfoliant. That is helpful for skin, but salicylic acid is a far better exfoliant for oily or acne-prone skin because it also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Dermatologist tested and visibly reduces pimple size and redness in as little 4 hours. It is scientifically formulated with maximum strength acne medication and works to penetrate pores. So you get visibly clearer skin fast.
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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