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Acne Cleanser Basics

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Acne cleansers work in tandem with topical acne treatments, cleansing dirt, oil, make-up, and perspiration that has accumulated on the surface of the skin. Most acne patients are best advised to use these products once or twice a day, and no more as acne cleansers have a drying effect on the skin, and excessive use can lead to irritated or dry skin.

The following are some acne cleansers sorted by type:

Antibacterial cleansers

  • TERSASEPTIC® (Stiefel)

Benzoyl peroxide cleansers

These products breaks have antibacterial effects, and break down the keratin in blackheads.

  • BENZAC-W® wash - (Galderma)
  • CLEAN & CLEAR® - (Johnson & Johnson)
  • CLEARASIL® - (Procter & Gamble)
  • PANOXYL® BAR, PANOXYL® CREAMY WASH, PANOXYL® WASH - (Stiefel)

Salicylic acid cleansers

These products are effective in treating mild acne, and break down the keratin in blackheads.

  • ACNEX® (Dermteck)
  • AVEENO® BAR (SC Johnson)
  • CLEARASIL® (Procter & Gamble)
  • FOSTEX® (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
  • NOXZEMA® (Procter & Gamble)
  • PANOXYL® CLEAR ACNE CLEANSING GEL (Stiefel)
  • SALAC® (Medicis)

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