Ultra Acne Clearing Scrub contains 2% salicylic acid (BHA), but the real exfoliating benefit comes from the polyethylene beads because this scrub, just like any other scrub, won’t be left on the skin long enough for the BHA to have an effect, even though its pH of 3.6 is low enough for exfoliation to occur. It’s a decent scrub option, but the sodium lauryl sulfate makes it less enticing than similar options from Neutrogena or Olay. Leaving it on the skin is an option, but not one I would encourage, given that there are better ways to get the benefits of BHA.
Controls oil for a shine free finish.
Active: Salicylic Acid (2%), Other: Water, Polyethylene, Ppg-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Betaine, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Alcohol, Steareth-21, Sodium Chloride, Behenyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Steareth-2, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Dimethyl Palmitamine, Lauryl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Magnesium Nitrate, Disodium EDTA, Isopropyl Alcohol, BHT, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium benzoate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Blue 1, Sodium Sulfate
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.