Maximum Vanishing Oxy Spot Treatment (Discontinued)

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$6.79 - 0.65 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Anti-Acne Products > Benzoyl Peroxide
Last Updated:
4/1/2013
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Oxy Spot Treatment is a topical disinfectant lotion that contains 10% benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient. This is a great option for battling acne, but keep in mind that 10% benzoyl peroxide can be too potent for many. This amount is not advised unless you have found using a lower-strength benzoyl peroxide product to be ineffective. Even then, you may want to consult your dermatologist about topical prescription products before trying 10% benzoyl peroxide.

Attack acne head on with the intense fighting power of benzoyl peroxide. Clinically proven to kill acne bacteria within 24 hours. Maximum-strength benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria and unblocks pores. Biofunctional complex helps reduce redness and soothe irritated skin. Microsphere technology hides blemishes, leaving skin looking smooth. Absorbs surface oil without drying skin.

Active: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%), Other: Anhydrous Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dimethicone, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Edetate Disodium, Glycerin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, PEG/PPG-4/12 Dimethicone, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Purified Water, Silica, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum

This anti-acne line sold at drugstores has been around for years, and has gone through its share of owners, none of whom have ever produced a comprehensive, practical line of products capable of addressing the needs of those battling blemishes. Current owner Mentholatum, which purchased Oxy from GlaxoSmithKline in 2004, has been busy re-positioning the line to appeal to men, hence the sleek yet masculine black packaging and color-coded labels. The new look may draw the attention of men (and teen males) suffering with acne, but regrettably, this is not one-stop shopping and, poof, your blemishes are history. Treating and managing acne is never that simple, and the most you can net from shopping Oxy is a selection of good benzoyl peroxide products. That's a good place to start, but steer clear of the other problematic Oxy products, and instead venture over to another section of the drugstore and pick up a gentle, water-soluble cleanser from Clean & Clear, a well-formulated BHA product from Neutrogena, and (for women) a matte-finish foundation with sunscreen from Revlon, and you're on your way to a smart, over-the-counter routine to battle blemishes. Yes, it would be more convenient to simply shop Oxy and get the same things, but this line has always had more shortcomings than positives—so knowing what to choose will help you avoid irritation and frustration.

For more information about Oxy, call 1-877-636-2677 or visit www.oxyskincare.com.

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