acne soap

Surfactants/Detergent Cleansing Agents , Antibacterial/Anti-Acne
Soaps that often contain anti-bacterial ingredients, and they are often overly drying and irritating skin due to the cleansing agents used. A study reported in Infection (March-April 1995, pages 89–93) demonstrated that "in the group using soap the mean number of inflammatory [acne] lesions increased…. Symptoms or signs of irritation were seen in 40.4% of individuals…." Furthermore, if the acne cleanser does contain antibacterial agents, the benefit would be washed down the drain

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