Severe Acne Pore Cleanser Foam (Discontinued)

by AcneFree  
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$7.99 - 3 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Anti-Acne Products > Benzoyl Peroxide
Last Updated:
11/15/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Severe Acne Pore Cleanser Foam contains 5% benzoyl peroxide, but, micronized or not, this anti-acne superstar is of little use to skin when formulated in a cleanser. The active’s contact with skin is too brief to work well, though it can be of some help. The problem is that you don’t want to apply benzoyl peroxide around your eyes, so this isn’t a good option for removing eye makeup. Also, the mousse-like texture of this cleanser makes it tricky to use because it tends to slide right off wet hands before you can massage it around your face.

As a cleanser, this works OK and is fairly gentle, though it contains a fragrance ingredient (farnesol) that poses a risk of irritation. Otherwise, this is suitable for normal to dry or combination skin.

Note: The inactive ingredients for this product are listed in alphabetical rather than descending order. This is permissible because the product is regulated as an over-the-counter drug. Although many companies selling OTC skin-care products have begun listing their ingredients in this manner, it doesn’t make it any easier for the consumer to determine how much of a given ingredient they’re applying to their skin.

For severe acne. Formulated with a unique foam that absorbs fast and penetrates deep to kill 99% of acne bacteria without irritating.

Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 5%, Inactive Ingredients: Bakuchiol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Bisabolol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Farnesol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Isobutane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. Methylisothiazolinone, Naringenin, Panthenyl Triacetate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Propane, Sea Whip Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Stearic Acid, Water, Xanthan Gum

AcneFree is a small group of skin-care products sold in sets. As you may have guessed from the brand name, this is a line that's all about treating acne. You'll find this brand in most major drugstores, but it's not the acne treatment system to beat!

Owned by University Medical Pharmaceuticals, you'd think these products would be a slam-dunk for acne, but they're not. Although the kits contain some good products, all of them feature at least one product that's not effective for its intended purpose or contains irritating ingredients that will make your acne worse.

Just because the company claims these kits (systems) are the #1 best-selling in America doesn't mean they work; rather, it means that a lot of consumers with acne are buying the wrong products. We understand the frustration of struggling with breakouts. You want something that works to get rid of them, and the faster the better. It would be great if AcneFree could make good on all of its promises, but it simply doesn't, at least not 100%.

For more information about AcneFree, call 1.800.321.4576 or visit www.acnefree.com.

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