Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How to Choose an Acne Product

Skin Care Acne Treatments with AHA and salycilic acid
Skincare Acne Treatments
Each acne product has different ingredients that aid in helping to reduce bacteria, clean skin pores, reduce inflammation, exfoliate dead skin cells and\or reduce oil production.  Here is a list of the major ingredients in acne products and what they do.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid ( AHA ) - Exfoliates and increases blood flow to the skin to reduce acne by clearing pores and removing blackheads.
Products with Alpha Hydroxy Acid
NeoStrata Problem Dry Skin - 20% Concentration
PCA Skin Acne Cream 
Exuviance Clear and Smooth
PCA Nutrient Toner

Benzoyl PeroxideClears up acne sores and reduces future breakouts by removing dirt and oil from skin pores. Is an antibiotic that is more effective in killing bacteria than other acne products.
Products with Benzoyl Peroxide
PCA Skin BPO 5% Cleanser - $35, 10% OFF
PCA Skin Acne Cream - $22, 15% OFF 

Gluconolactone - A gentle exfoliator of dead skin and antibacterial.  Also an antioxidant, great for sensitive skin.     
Products with Gluconolactone
NeoStrata Antibacterial Facial Cleanser - 4%
NeoStrata Facial Cleanser  - 4%
NeoStrata Oil Control Gel - 4% 
NeoStrata Bionic Face Cream - 8%
NeoStrata Ultra Moisturizing Face Cream - 10%

Gylcolic Acid -  Reduces active acne by reducing blackheads and marks, cleaning pores, boosting collagen production and evening out skin tone.
Products with Glycolic Acid
NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash - 18% Concentration
NeoStrata High Potency Cream - 18% Concentration
NeoStrata Lotion Plus - 15% Concentration
NeoStrata Face Cream Plus - 15% Concentration
NeoStrata Daytime Protection Cream SPF 15 - 8% Concentration
NeoStrata Ultra Daytime Smoothing Cream SPF 15 - 8% Concentration

Lactobionic Acid - An AHA that is gentler and less of an irritant that glycolic.  Exfoliates and promotes collagen production.
Products with Lactobionic Acid
NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum -10% Concentration
NeoStrata Bionic Face Cream - 4% Concentration

Niacinamide -A great anti inflammatory ingredient for the skin.  Regulates oil production, exfoliation of dead skin cells and a skin brightener to reduce acne scars.
Products with Niacinamide
Eltamd UV Clear SPF 46 - $30, 20% OFF
PCA Skin Clearskin - $36 - 20% OFF

Retinol - Helps to exfoliate and reduce acne outbreaks and scarring by reducing oil production, bacteria and inflammation.
Products with Retinol
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5%
PCA Skin Clearskin - $36 - 20% OFF

Salicylic Acid - Well known to penetrate deep into pores, which cleans dirt, oil and dead skin aid in acne treatment as well as make other acne ingredients penetrate deeper and be more effective.  Has been known to control sebum production, the gland that creates oil in the skin.
Products with Salicylic Acid
SkinCeuticals Blemish plus Age Defense - $73.75 - 3.5% Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment - $12.25 OFF
Exuviance Clear and Smooth - $28.80 - 2.5%  Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment - 10% OFF
Revision Brightening Facial Wash  - $3 Off

Acne Skincare recommended by dermatologists
Dermatologist Recommended Acne Skincare

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