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Should You be Taking Spironolactone for Your Acne?

If you have problem skin, it’s important to understand that everyone’s skin is different and that there are many types of acne. Everything from your diet to your hormones and genetics will influence your skin. It stands to reason then, that there are a wide variety of medicines and solutions that can help you on […]

ShopSmart on Acne Products

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For over 75 years, American shoppers have relied on the monthly reports of consumer product values published in Consumer Reports. Printed by the American Consumers Union, Consumer Reports buys and tests products in its own laboratories and publishes the results in its magazine, which is read by 7.3 million people. In 2006, Consumer Reports launched […]

Benzoyl Peroxide for Baby Acne

Benzoyl Peroxide for Baby Acne Benzoyl Peroxide for Baby Acne

Benzoyl peroxide is the world’s best-known over-the-counter (and sometimes prescription) product for acne. There’s no doubt that benzoyl peroxide can help clear up infected pimples. But benzoyl peroxide for baby acne requires special handling.

When Great Acne Products Go Wrong

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Sometimes even wonderful acne products can have unintended and really detrimental consequences. Even the best formulas can contain ingredients that don’t work—or cause unexpected skin damage—in a few users. It may be that 99.9% of users will get great results but 0.1% will be sorry. And that’s the problem we have with some but by […]

Fragrances, Perfumes, Preservatives, and Acne

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Over and over on this site we warn you about the dangers of fragrances, perfumes, and preservatives in skin care products. If you have sensitive skin, fragrances, perfumes, and preservatives can cause you problems a lot faster than acne infections, and they aren’t easy to overcome. Some of the most harmful substances are chemicals you […]

When Killing Germs Goes Wrong

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Many acne care products advertise that they kill germs on contact (they usually don’t) or that they get rid of all the germs on your skin after just a few uses (they never do). New information from scientific researchers at Konkuk School of Medicine in Korea even suggests that trying to get rid of all […]

The Google Effect on Your Choices in Acne Care

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Once upon a time, people actually had to remember those great products and great ideas they came across for acne care. Now if they can’t remember what they saw or heard or read, they just Google for it. But how you use Google can limit your choices in getting the right acne products.

Is Seeing Really Believing? The Impact of Deceptive Photography on Acne Product Advertising

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If you have searched the Internet for new acne cures, chances are you have come across some really bold product claims. “Cure your acne in 3 days!” one site practically shouts at you. “Cure your acne in 24 hours!” the next site promises. “Get rid of zits for good in just 2 minutes” yet another […]

American Women Seek to Save Money on Acne Products

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It won’t come as a shock to anyone that American women who buy acne care products are looking to pay less. A recent survey of American skin care product consumers commissioned by Prevention magazine came up with some numbers. Of the 1,500 women interviewed by Prevention, 57% said they had dropped one or more products […]

Nanoparticles in Acne Care Products

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Nanoparticles are the latest rage in acne care products. They are a hot selling point for cosmetics, too. A nanoparticle is not just a tiny particle. Lots of acne care products contain “micronized” particles of their active ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide for fighting acne bacteria or titanium dioxide for sun protection. A micronized ingredient […]

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