In a sea of acne products, how do you know which is best for you?
Some brands dominating the market include Proactiv, Acuzine, ZEN MED Derma Cleanse, Actimine, Murad, Exposed, Neutrogena, Desert Essence, Zia, Clearasil, Cetaphil, Dermaclear, Klear Action, and Burt Bees products.
Proactiv, with 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide, has done wonders for many. Not only does it unclog pores, its unique repairing lotion, which is gentle on sensitive skin, prevents recurrence.
Exposed, available in a wide variety of products is even gentler and is appropriate for all skin types.
ZEN MED, a popular natural treatment, includes Derma Cleanse, Body Acne Combo, and Scar and Hyperpigmentation Treatment. Derma Cleanse features topical creams to cleanse pores and herbal tablets, which claim to purify from within.
Refresh Acne Solution, a favorite of teens, is made from herbs and claims no side effects.
Neutrogena’s oil-free Acne Wash removes dirt without drying, while its On-the-Spot Acne Treatment Vanishing Formula eliminates acnes.
Among cleansers and scrubs, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Clean & Clear Continuous Acne Cleanser, and St Ives Derma Prime Plus medicated Apricot Scrub for Oily or Acne-prone skin is preferred. Cetaphil cleansers are effective on sensitive skin and Clean & Clear, containing 10% Benzoyl peroxide, is better for an oily complexion. St Ives is designed for both skin types.
Murad and Klear Action Acne Treatment System with their deep-pore cleanser, toner, and repairing lotion are also good choices.
Products from Desert Herbal treatments from Essence and Burt Bees include topical creams, oils, and cleansers.
Old-favorite, Clearasil, offers cleansing pads, cleansers, creams, oil-control acne washes and more.