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Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, which one works best for you?

Drugstore acne creams - www.modenmakeup.com

I've already told you how I feel about another acne cream. While I wasn't impressed with the price I do appreciate benzoyl peroxide creams to treat acne on my face. With that in mind, I'm mainly of the opinion that if the maximum strength is 10% for these benzoyl peroxide creams we could just get anyone regardless of price right? I dunno. Since continued use of any topical acne treatments can cause dry flakey skin I'd recommend using these things with caution. Can the inactive ingredients contribute to that dryness? Yes. So if you have dry or sensitive skin beware.

Clearasil Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream - www.modenmakeup.com
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel - www.modenmakeup.com

Clearasil Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream:

"Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%) (Acne Medication)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bentonite, Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-12, Isopropyl Myristate, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylparaben
".

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel:

"Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%) (Acne Medication)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Carbomer Homopolymer Type B, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Laureth_4, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide".

I'm not a fan of salicylic acid creams for my face but I use plenty of it in toners and body washes. Both Heidi and I have raved about the benzoyl peroxide version of Clear Zit. Collins really needs to restock that and get rid of this imposter! 😡 Salicylic acid like um very potent since the highest percentage you usually see in face products in 2. 

Dr. Sheffield's Clear Zit Salicylic Acid Acne Medication - www.modenmakeup.com

Dr. Sheffield's Clear Zit Acne Treatment Cream:

"Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2%) (Acne Medication)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Zinc PCA, Panthenol, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Rheum Palmatum Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dimethicone, Extra Virgin Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil".

Let us know your favourite acne cream in the comments.

p.s. acne creams can also be used to prevent/treat razor or waxing bumps.

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