Acne Treatment Comparisons: Proactive, Oxy Maximum, and AcneFree

proactiveMany skin care products have the claim that it can clear up acne, the bane of many adolescents and adults. Ee, do any of this blemish removing remedies actually work?

Topical treatment with benzoyl peroxide is so of the best performing over the counter options for acne, which si caused by bacteria trapped in clogged pores. We recently tested Proactive ( advertised by Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry) it cost around $20 for a months supply. Acnefree Is about $20 for two months supply ) and OxyMaximum ( $5 for two to three months). Proactive and AcneFree offer a three-step method a wash, repair lotion and a toner. Oxy Maximum is a wash that you rinse off. An dësen Test 83 männlech a weiblech Fräiwëlleger Alterskategorien 14 ze 40 all Moien an Nuecht fir aacht Wochen ee vun de Produit gebraucht.

Zwee Apparater goufen och getest datt benotzen Hëtzt oder Liichtjoer selwer ze Plëséier. D'Leit vun der Xeno Institutioun ($40 fir 80 benotzen) an der nofëllbar Nee!Nee!Haut ($180) Fuerderung dës Apparater wäerten reduzéieren oder komplett gestuerwe selwer blemishes ewechhuelen; weder ass Design fir whiteheads oder blackheads. An eisem Test,26 Fräiwëlleger benotzt all Apparat op eent vun hire Gesiichter fir zwee Deeg.

Wéi hutt Dës Produite Leeschtunge
Keen vun der Javuier Behandlungen getest mer fäerdeg Zesummenhang selwer, mä déi meescht vun de Fräiwëllegen hat manner blemishes um Enn vun der aacht Wochen egal wat Produit se geheescht. Bis zu zwee-Drëttel vun hinne gesinn 40 Prozent manner pimples Duerchschnëtt.

Obwuel d'Differenz tëschent Marken an selwer Reduktioun war net statistesch bedeitendst, den Ënnerscheed vun Präis gouf. Acnefree kascht ronn Halschent wat Dir fir proaktiver an OxyMaximum bezuelen géif sech d'mannst deier vun all.

Oxy Maximum and AcneFree are available at local drugstores and discount retailers. Proactive is available from some different sources, and we found a range of prices. A kiosk at a shopping mall was selling a two-month supply for $51. Amazon.com provided the equivalent amount for $44. We received differing information from Proactiv representatives when trying to purchase the product over the phone, but the ultimate quote price was $20 for a one-month kit. $40 for a two -month kit, an $60 for a three-month kit. The best deal could be directly from the company. Unless you cancel the subscription, the company will automatically renew your order.

Proactive Ingredients
Proactive has benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is an antimicrobial acne medication that works by killing P. acnes bacteria on contact within the pore. BPO also aids in unplugging pores and decreasing oil production which can be caused by hormones and occurs at the initial stages of the acne cycle. It has been used for many decades.

Glycolic acid is an acid (AHA) This is derived from sugar. IT is common and know for exfoliating and skin brightening properties. Glycolic acid aids to loosen the bones of dead skin cells and improves exfoliation of the skin’s surface and within the opening of pores to help healthy living cells beneath.

Salicylic AcidAnti-acne medicine and mild beta hydroxy acid, salicylic acid allows dead skin cells to loosen and shed, aiding to keep the pores clear of cellular debris. This is particularly critical in treating acne so that pores are not obstructed by dead skin cells which can confine oil and bacteria if left on the skin’s surface.

Hyaluronic acid is in the Moisturizing complex of step 3; It is a naturally occurring humectant agent that hold several hundred times its weight in water. It is found in the human body in large amounts in the spaces between skin cells, providing moisture, and plumpness. It is not anacidin the traditional sense as there’s nothing harsh about it.

Hyaluronic acid applied to your skin, acts as a magnet to draw moisture to the skin helping to keep it visually hydrate. Hyaluronic acid is also known for it is soothing in protective properties.

OxyMaxium Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Hem 10%
Inactive ingredients: butylene glycol, anhydrous citric acid, capryl/capramidopropyl betaine, cetostearyl Alcohol, cocamidopropyl fragrance, hydrolyzed soy protein, hydroxyphenyl propamidobenzoic
betaine, diazolidinyl urea, disodium PEG-5 laurylcitrate sulfosuccinate, propylparaben, purified water, sodium citrate, sodium lauroyl
acid, methylparaben, PEG-8 dimethicone, pentylene glycol,
sarcosinate, xanthan gum

Bottom Line
To treat acne on your own, begin with a benzoyl peroxide-based treatment, and be conscious of price as nearly all of our test participants were satisfied enough with the topical product they tried to say they would buy it. Thus it is not be necessary for you to buy the most expensive out there.

It is goo to remember that acne outbreaks are cyclical in nature. So your acne may get worse before it improves. Also keep in mind that benzoyl provided can irritate skin. If that happens, you might want to see a dermatologist.