Acne Treatment with skinmedica

There are many over-the-counter, or OTC, cleansers, creams, lotions, gels and solutions to choose from to address your acne. These work alone or in concert to reduce abnormal clumping of cells in the follicles, increased oil production, P. acnes bacterial levels and inflammation. The following are common active ingredients found in OTC acne products:

  • Benzoyl peroxide- known to destroy P. acnes bacteria while reducing oil production.
  • Resorcinol- unclogs pores to break down blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Salicylic acid- also unclogs pores to break down blackheads and whiteheads, but also known to reduce shedding of the cells that line hair follicles.
  • Triclosan- its antibacterial properties control P. acnes levels.
  • Sulfur- acts as an exfoliant to promote normal skin cell turnover while preventing clumping.

SkinMedica's Acne Care products are backed by the results of time-tested acne research. They employ naturally derived antiseptics that therapeutically destroy bacteria, clean deeply, speed up healing, and reduce breakouts for blemish-prone or acne troubled skin. SkinMedica's Acne Care System primarily draws its effectiveness from salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. These two active ingredients in concert work to control oil and bacteria as well as to slow the sloughing of dead skin cells. Reducing oil production and the presence of dead skin cells prevents pores from clogging.
SkinMedica goes the distance with its totalizing system comprised of Acne Treatment Foaming Wash, Acne Treatment Toner and Acne Treatment Lotion. Each of these products is buffered by antioxidants and botanicals such as tea tree oil, menthol, green tea extract, willow bark extract, camphor bark oil and rosemary leaf oil to soothe and rejuvenate skin, while the anti-acne active ingredient does its work. SkinMedica also offers a purifying masque to kick things up a notchin your daily acne prone skincare regimen. With SkinMedica, you'll know that science and nature's best are working overtime to give you clear skin in no time!