Clearasil is easily the world’s oldest and best-known brand of acne care products. It was created in the early 1950s by American entrepreneur Ivan Combe with the collaboration of chemist Kedzie Teller. Combe advertised his product on the long-running American television program American Bandstand, touting his product’s superior smell to other acne treatments of the […]
Cetaphil (you may not be able to find the product you need if you misspell it “Cetophil”) offers a range of dependable, affordable, safe and effective products for daily skin care. Cetaphil products are unadorned with ingredients that only make marketing sense. If it’s in Cetaphil, it’s there because it works.
Benzoyl peroxide is the world’s most frequently used treatment for acne infections. The key to success in treating acne with benzoyl peroxide products, however, usually is to use less, not more.
Should you ask your doctor to write a prescription for ampicillin for acne? Or, if you live in a country where you can buy antibiotics over the counter without seeing a doctor, should you use ampicillin to fight acne nodules, cysts, and pimples?
Natural, do-it-yourself remedies for acne aren’t always very reliable, and sometimes they’re just straight lies, but there is one natural remedy worth a try: zinc. Zinc for acne has a surprising amount of research that shows it can be an effective treatment. Some studies show that those with acne are more likely to have a […]
Vitamin A is among the most effective treatments for acne1, especially severe or cystic acne. Popular vitamin A acne treatments like Accutane, Retin-A, and Differin are actually “turbo charged” synthetic forms of this vitamin. But which forms of vitamin A work the best against acne? And how does it work exactly? This article will answer […]
Tens of thousands of acne care products offer tweaks on basic formulas and product designs, the most expensive product usually not delivering the best results. Seven new acne therapy products and devices, however, promise clear skin at a “reasonable” price. Some of them actually deliver!
Sulfur for acne? If you have acne and you’re looking for a creative new solution, the answer might be a smelly one. It’s true, sulfur doesn’t have the most pleasant of odors, but it could help reduce your acne. Sulfur has a direct effect on two out of the three main causes for acne, and […]
You can’t rub, scrub, squeeze, tweeze, or wash acne away. Your skin has to remove acne from the inside out. The best acne remover is a system that opens pores, limits inflammation, and keeps acne bacteria in check to clear your skin fast and keep acne gone for good1.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just pop a pill and make your acne go away? Some products promise just that, but as the advertising usually says, “your results may vary.” Let’s take a look at some of the most popular acne pills and how they work.
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