Super Scrub Triple Action Pads (Discontinued)

by Stridex  
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$3.99 - 55 pads
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Category:
Skin Care > Anti-Acne Products > BHA
Last Updated:
5/1/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Super Scrub Triple Action Pads are textured pads intended to exfoliate skin, but they’re merely a great way to really increase the irritation from the menthol in each pad. In other words, don’t bother.

Specially textured pads scrub away deep-down dirt and oil and remove dead surface skin to treat and prevent blackheads and whiteheads.

Active: Salicylic Acid (2%), Other: Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate, Citric Acid, Dmdm Hydantoin, Fragrance, Menthol, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Purified Water, Simethicone, Sodium Borate, Tetrasodium EDTA

Long a drugstore staple in the anti-acne section of skin-care products, Stridex, like so many lines aimed at blemish-prone skin, has yet to offer an effective range of products. None of the options with salicylic acid are advisable due to the presence of needless irritants, and the cleansers share the same problem. The only bright spot is that Stridex offers two benzoyl peroxide products. They both include 2.5% as an active ingredient, an amount many will find successful, and these are effective, irritant-free, and affordable. Otherwise, this line is seemingly convinced that the path to clear skin involves lots of menthol. If menthol were an anti-acne ally, this line would be a slam-dunk—but it isn't. There isn't a shred of research showing menthol has any benefit for skin, for blemishes or for any skin type. Using these products with their injurious irritants will only hinder skin's healing process and worsen the inflammation seen in most cases of acne.

For more information about Stri-Dex, call (888) 784-2472 or visit www.stridex.com.

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