StayClear Acne Control Deep Cleansing Scrub (Discontinued)

by Clearasil  StayClear
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$4.49 - 5 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Scrubs > Scrubs
Last Updated:
8/25/2011
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes
Acne Control Deep Cleansing Scrub is a topical scrub that’s medicated with 2% salicylic acid, but its brief contact with skin and the product’s pH keep it from working to fight blemishes. The menthol in this scrub does not make it preferred over other options, and the amount of sodium lauryl sulfate is potentially drying.
This Deep Cleansing Scrub has enhanced micro-beads for acne prone skin that penetrates pores to help clear acne-causing bacteria and maintain healthy skin. Clearasil Deep Cleansing Scrub will clear up pimples and help prevent new ones from forming without overdrying skin.
Active: Salicylic Acid (2%), Other: Water, Ppg-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Betaine, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Polyethylene, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Steareth-21, Sodium Chloride, Synthetic Wax, Behenyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Ppg-30, Steareth-2, Menthol, Mica, Dipropylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bht

Perhaps no other line is more synonymous with decades of zapping zits than ever-present Clearasil. The brand debuted in 1950 and was the first to offer anti-acne products to a teenage audience. The company has had several owners over the years (including Procter & Gamble), but has always kept its place on store shelves. The current selection of products is larger than in years past, yet they remain overwhelmingly disappointing because most of them contain irritating ingredients that don't help blemish- or blackhead-prone skin. Alcohol, menthol and its derivatives, and witch hazel show up repeatedly in these and other anti-acne products at the drugstore, creating a precarious situation that leaves shoppers who are dealing with acne faced with few genuinely effective choices. Luckily Clearasil comes through a few times with some very good benzoyl peroxide products for effective disinfecting, a very good BHA option, and a few other gems.

By the way, although Clearasil has products directed toward adult (instead of teenage) acne, the basic cause and treatment of acne is the same regardless of age. The protocol for handling breakouts does not require a separate category of products; the treatment basics remain the same.

For more information about Clearasil, call (866) 252-5327 or visit www.clearasil.com.

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