Have you seen this thing? The acne treatment that requires no cream, no cleanser and no pills. Just a direct heat source that claims to instantly zap away your zits. Zeno is one of those products that admittedly you really want to work, but you just feel like you are going to feel silly for buying it. Like the abdominal workout that only zaps your stomach muscles with a small shock forcing them to flex, if it works, awesome, but if not you are left feeling sick to your stomach for falling for it.
Vilante is an extremely popular acne treatment considering that it is an orally taken treatment. Designed to eliminate acne breakouts before they begin, it focuses on the sebum, or oil levels of the skin. Made by Evolution X, this product was created to eliminate what the manufacturers call the primary cause of acne, oil levels in the skin.
TriClear is yet another 3 step system backed by a doctor claiming to be effective in the battle against acne. Dr. Brian Kelly has formulated this acne treatment to cleanse the pores, to control oil production and to moisturize and exfoliate the skin. There is nothing overly inventive about this product, but it has grown very popular among our readers and we have received requests to review this system. Naturally, we were happy to oblige.
ThermaClear is a portable electronic device for the treatment of pimples and minor acne blemishes. ThermaClear bases its treatment upon an FDA study that revealed that a thermal pulse to the skin can eliminate acne causing bacteria and thus work as an acne treatment. They are not the only product to have attempted to use this form of treatment in a portable consumer unit, however they claim to be the best at it.
According to the website, Therapeutix is the brain child of “World Renowned Beverly Hills Acne Specialist,” Dr. Debra Luftman. Even Extra TV did a special on these treatments and a nice little segment on Dr. Luftman as well. All of that is nice as well as the implication that she is the acne treatment of the stars, but as most of us know, that means very little when it comes to effective acne treatment. Acne is treated with quality ingredients and groundbreaking formulas, not with TV shows and zip code endorsements. We were eager to test this out and put it to the test of regular every day consumers, not the super rich and the privileged.
If you are an acne sufferer and you have a TV, you are almost guaranteed to have heard of this product. The Celebrity endorsed acne treatment claims to actually customize and acne treatment based upon a 20 question quiz that you must take online. We have to admit the “customization” aspect of this product makes it appealing and it is certainly understandable why consumers would want to purchase this product, as it implies that perhaps the reason you have had trouble in the past is because you are using generic products and not products specifically for your skin type. The customization and the massive amounts of advertising that they do, makes it a no brainer for making our list of products to review.
PanOxyl, the bar form acne treatment uses the active ingredient Benzoyl Peroxide. These bars are available in two different doses a 5% concentration of Benzoyl Peroxide and a 10% concentration. PanOxyl is a deep cleansing bar intended to clear up and prevent acne while controlling your skin’s sebum or oil production. Their website claims that it provides deep pore cleansing anywhere on your face or body.
We were excited to review OxyCerin, as it is one of the first products to use a 5% tea tree oil as an alternative to Benzoyl Peroxide. Anytime an acne treatment is going away from the harsh, drying and chemical based ingredients of the past we are eager to look into them. As most of you know, Benzoyl Peroxide is just an archaic way to treat acne. By drying out oil skin, accelerating exfoliation and regulating your skin’s natural oil production, Benzoyl based products strip your skin of the essential nutrients and oils it needs to combat acne by itself. Tea Tree Oil in a 5% concentration is said to eliminate acne causing bacteria and is just as potent as benzoyl without all the side effects. Any treatment that boasts that is worthy of a review here, and so here it is.
Another 3 product system, Orovo claims that by treating the acne on the surface of your skin as well is from within your body you able to get better results. Shockingly, this system comes with a cleanser, supplements and the acne gel. With all this creativity within in acne treatment, we were not surprised to watch them incent consumers into an auto shipment program, where you get automatically billed, and automatically shipped to.
NeoStrata is a company that has developed way back in 1988, and was established by a Dr. Van Scott of New York and a Dr. Yu of Taiwan. Noted for their part in the development and some advancements using alpha hydroxyl acid, or AHA as it is often called, and the company was developed after years of research. As our readers know, scientific research is one of the most important components in the creation of quality skin care products and acne treatments.
MetroGel is a topical anti bacterial acne treatment that uses the active ingredient of metronidazole. Metronidazole is reduces acne causing bacteria present within the skin. As bacteria is the source of most acne, we obviously have a great interest in this product. Many acne solutions that treat bacteria can be harsh to the skin and we were eager to see if this MetroGel formulation was balanced enough to prevent the harsh reactions commonly associated with Metronidazole. Created by Galderma Laboratories, we were intrigued with how this gel would penetrate and treat acne and acne associated rosacea.
Eczana is distributed by Neulife Laboratories and claims to be an all natural topical solution to acne vulgaris. The thought process behind this treatment is to find an all natural alternative to the harsh chemicals such as benxoyl peroxide and the risks of medicines like accutane. We were excited to try this product as on the surface it seems to be extremely promising and we were excited to find out if it lived up to its claims.
Differin is a popular, yet somewhat controversial, acne treatment that has been in the industry for a fair amount of time. It has three versions of essentially the same products just coming in a more concentrated dosage for severe acne and a hypoallergenic cream rather than the other two gel versions. Based with the ingredient Adapalene, this product claims to eliminate acne vulgaris and allows consumers to “fight back” by applying different doses based upon the severity of the breakout.
ClearPores Skin Cleansing System is a multi-phase acne treatment distributed by Marabou Limited. Designed to treat the acne through an oral, a cleansing and a medicated cream, its goal is to eliminate acne causing bacteria. This acne treatment struck our attention due to the fact that it takes a multi-layered approach to treating the skin and it focuses on the reduction of acne causing bacteria.
We had some interest in this product as it takes a scientific approach to acne treatment.
We are always more partial to scientific research and clinical studies if not university studies to support the use of acne related products. It was with that in mind that we decided to review these products as they claim to be free of the marketing hype of many acne solutions. Celebrity endorsements have proven to almost indicate a lower quality of acne solution so we were excited to test a product or system of products that claims only to deliver results and offer no nonsense.
BenzaClin Topical Gel is distributed by Dermik Labs which is part of Sanofi-Aventis business group. This topical cream is actually a prescription treatment for acne breakouts primarily focusing on teenage acne. As one of the most commonly prescribed topical creams, BenzaClin combines both Benzoyl Peroxide and anti-biotics to combat acne breakouts, but curiously it is only being used in the United States.
Acnezine is a fairly popular acne treatment in the world of skin care. It is made up of a bottle of pills and a cream and is marketed by Revitol Corporation, which you may have heard of from other skin care products. Designed to work primarily by reducing the free radicals found in the skin and also treat any inflammation. Our experts saw some short comings in this acne treatment, but due to its popularity we felt it appropriate to review. This system claims to combat acne and all minor skin care problems including black heads, we were hopeful that it delivered.
Any product that makes bold claims on the front of their website like Acnenexus is ready for a review from us. Guaranteed results in 24 hours is a bold claim, but we do like their use of all natural, benzoyl peroxide free approach to healing acne. They boast 27 all natural active ingredients which seems a bit excessive, but then again so does their entire sales pitch. All natural products have proven to be highly effective in the treatment of acne and they do not need to make outlandish or such over the top claims. We thought we would put this acne treatment to the test to find out just how good it was and how it would compare to our other all natural acne solutions.
Have you visited this website yet? If you want to read a fairy tale of acne treatment, then take the time to read it over. From the long winded story of library research to the goodwill offering to acne sufferers throughout the world, this marketing approach to just too far over the top. Sure we get that acne sufferers can be very emotional about the desire to treat acne, and those emotions can be capitalized upon by marketers, but there should be some sort of limit to the amount of nonsense we have to listen to .
AcnEase is an oral anti acne system manufactured by Herborium Inc. This blend of herbs and botanicals is specifically formulated to fight off teenage acne. While the company website claims that none of the ingredients included in this acne treatment are on the harmful herb list provided by governing bodies like the FDA. While the verbiage of that and the very real concern of taking herbals orally exist, the product seems to be fairly popular and some of our teenage readers have asked us to review it for them.
Acjuva is yet another three product system that combines a cleanser, a renewing toner and a repairing lotion. This combination is nothing new to acne users as it seems that almost every acne treatment nowadays tries to combine three products into some sort of system. It has always troubled us that acne products have need three products. The cleansers we get, and yes we recommend you use the cleansers of the manufacturer of the acne treatment, but why should someone need a repairing lotion? If the products were healing your skin, and helping combat the causes of acne, why would an acne treatment be damaging the skin?
This acne complex system manufactured by Murad is a fairly popular product within the acne industry. The combination of three main products and two free gifts for the price of 29.95 obviously jumps right out at you from a value standpoint, however it also touches on our “red flag” indicators with the free gifts from the manufacturer. Murad has had a name as being a quality skin care company for years and we certainly felt this system was worthy of a review here on our site. This system is a combination of a Clarifying Cleanser, an Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel, and a Skin Perfecting Lotion. They also offer two products for free, an Acne Spot Treatment and a Clarifying Mask. Read more to see the review on each product individually as well as how the system works in combination. Murad claims you will see improvement in 3 days and be acne free in 4 weeks.
The vast majority of acne treatments on the market will let you down. There is a reason for this, and its not because of your diet, or any fault of your own. Read this article to find out the real reason why, and what you can do about it.
Dealing with acne is no fun, and it can be especially difficult for men who also have to shave their beards. It is vital not to go cutting each pimple when the razor glides over them, if you wish not to leave scars on your face. It may feel like your razor is doing a slalom race, but careful shaving when you have an acne breakout is very important. This article discusses the dangers of shaving with acne, as well as some suggestions to help you get through a breakout without doing damage that will cause eventual acne scars.
Benzoyl Peroxide is the most common ingredient in products that treat acne. However, it is very dangerous, and should be avoided if at all possible. The fact that so many products contain it, in an effort to boost their bottom lines has desensitized consumers who all figure “hey if its in so many products, it can’t be bad.” This is very far from the truth. This article will discuss some of the big dangers of using a product with benzoyl peroxide, and also a really good alternative that doesn’t have any of the side effects or risks.
Adult acne sufferers have different needs than teenagers. The problem, however, is that the majority of acne treatments on the market make no differentiation in which group of people they aim to treat. While the same ingredients will kill acne bacteria, older people need to be more concerned with the dramatic signs of aging and damage to the skin that these acne treatments can cause. Older skin, of course, can’t recover as fast, thus making adult acne sufferers have to be more cautious. This article discusses some things adults should consider in treating their acne.
65/100 Rating. The Murad Post-acne lightening gel is designed to basically “bleach out” the redness or discoloration associated with acne scars. They made the product specifically for acne sufferers, which we like. This product attempts to handle one of the two big acne scars symptoms (discoloration) but doesn’t attempt to try and heal the scar itself in any way. It’s sort of like a “half treatment”, but the fact that it is made just for acne scars, and the good reputation of Murad, prompted us to take a look at this acne scar treatment. Read the full review to see how it fared.
Rated a 70/100. The ZenMed scar treatment didn’t specify that it was strictly for ACNE scars removal, since it looks like they are taking an “it works on any scars” type of stance. We would have preferred a more specialized treatment, however the ZenMed products are all natural so we gave them a try. Our results were not overly exciting but the product is “OK” if you’re looking to get rid of scars on the body and not too worried about having an acne breakout from the products. Read the whole review of this scar removal product to see what we experienced.
Preventing acne scars is MUCH easier than getting rid of them once they entrench themselves. The problem is that the prevention must be done while still fighting the acne that comes before the scars. The majority of people are so worried about making their acne go away, that they forget to take steps to prevent the emenant scarring that comes after. This article goes into detail on some things you can do while fighting your acne, to make sure that the acne scars of a later time don’t ever settle in on your skin.
Exfoliating the face is an important step toward a healthy skin. Depending on your skin type, certain types of facial cleansers that exfoliate may be prescribed or recommended. However, much confusion still exists as to whether or not to scrub ones face with the typically abrasive scrubs that are o the market. This article discusses the pros and cons of using a facial scrub, and suggest some alternatives that exfoliate more gently.