Ain't Misbehavin' Intensive Medicated Blackhead Treatment (Discontinued)

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$42 - 1 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Blemish/Acne Treatments > BHA
Last Updated:
6/20/2012
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No
Tested On Animals:
No
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Intensive Medicated Blackhead Treatment contains a blend of 2% salicylic acid along with two forms of AHA and azelaic acid, which is beneficial for those with blemishes and minor skin discolorations. Considering that roster of ingredients, it is disappointing to report that the amount of alcohol in this medicated treatment makes it too drying and irritating for all skin types. Further, the pH is too high for the salicylic acid and AHAs to function as exfoliants, so you’d never get that benefit. This product had a lot of potential. What a shame it was misbehavin’ and poorly formulated.
Formulated with a maximum strength FDA approved ingredient to treat the underlying causes of blackheads and leave your complexion looking healthy and refined. Boasts a novel biphasic action, providing both rapid and long-term improvement in the appearance of skin marred by blackheads.
Active: Salicylic Acid (2%), Other: Water, SD-40b Alcohol, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Glycolate, Azelaic Acid, Saccharum Officinalis (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Polyacrylamide, C13-C14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Retinol, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

The DERMAdoctor line is the brainchild of Kansas City-based dermatologist Dr. Audrey Kunin. Dr. Kunin's Web site retails not only the DERMAdoctor brand but several products from other brands, many of which have ties to specific dermatologic concerns (everything from athlete's foot to warts). Many of these specialty products are available from your local drugstore, but Kunin's site provides helpful, mostly reliable information concerning various skin-care concerns.

We wish her own products followed the strength of her advice, but alas, most do not. This is another dermatologist-developed line with plenty of products whose names and claims make you think they're a cosmetic corrective procedure in a bottle (or, in some cases, a jar, which is never a good packaging move). There are some products to pay attention to, though whether you want to strongly consider them or not comes down to how much you feel comfortable spending (DERMAdoctor products aren't cheap).

DERMAdoctor isn't exactly "your prescription for beautiful skin" but Dr. Kunin gets enough right that her line isn't one to gloss over, particularly if you're shopping for sunscreens, AHA products, and facial cleansers. Those with acne should look elsewhere, because DERMAdoctor's products don't have the solution, despite their cute product names.

For more information about DERMAdoctor, call (877) 337-6237 or visit www.dermadoctor.com.

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