Ultra Gel Wash (Discontinued)

by Clearasil  Ultra
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$5.29 - 6.78 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
11/29/2012
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This gel cleanser could have been a great option for normal to oily skin, but it contains menthol. Menthol is never appropriate in any skin-care product because it causes irritation, which in turn inhibits skin’s ability to heal and can stimulate oil production in the pore.

A clinically proven acne-fighting formula that cleans and exfoliates to clear acne and leaves skin smoother. This next-generation gel wash starts working instantly to fight your acne fast for clearer skin.

Active: Salicylic Acid (2%), Other: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Menthol, Dextrin, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Disodium Phosphate, Glycine, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Citric Acid, Blue 1

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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