Acne treatment needs to be adjusted for patients with sensitive skin. In my 25 years of practice, I've found that 2% glycolic acid, 2% Salicylic acid and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide clear acne but are tolerated by most sensitive skin patients. Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit for Sensitive Skin contains these three effective ingredients, making it one of the best acne products for tough acne on sensitive skin.
These acne medicines unclog blocked pores and kill the acne causing bacteria p. acnes. This means that they get rid of blackheads and prevent pimples. Plus, to prevent acne scars you have to prevent pimples, making Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kits an important part of all acne scar treatments.
For my patients, Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kits work better that most topical prescription products, making these kits an integral part of my professional skin care for acne patients.
Dr. Cynthia Bailey Wants You To Know
There are many acne treatment products on the market making it difficult to choose. It helps to understand how acne medicines work; in general, they either kill the acne causing germs or unclog pores. Acne cleansers remove oil and dirt and may leave a layer of medication that stays on after washing. Astringents and medicated pads usually remove additional oil and leave behind medicine. Lotions, creams and solutions leave medicine on the skin.
The best acne products and acne medicines made today are a little irritating to most people's skin which is why I have a stronger kit for tolerant/normal skin and a milder kit for sensitive skin. The best acne medications include glycolic acid and salicylic acid (which unclog pores), and benzoyl peroxide (which unclogs pores and kills acne causing germs). Higher concentrations of these acne medicines work better to treat pimples and blackheads and to prevent acne scars and my kits have the maximum strength of acne treatment medicines to clear acne fast.
In treating thousands of acne patients I've found that Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kits work better than most prescription acne medicines and all other over-the-counter treatments!
Please note, use of products with glycolic acid, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can irritate the skin. If irritation develops discontinue product use and consult a physician. Additionally, the benzoyl peroxide medicine in the Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cream 2.5% can and will bleach fabric! Do not apply it under colored clothing and do not wipe it on colored towels. It is also best to sleep with a white pillow case since it will bleach colored cases as well.
For more information about treating acne, please see Acne Treatment/Specific Advice for Your Skin Type.
Product Details - The Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit includes:
Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser (2% Glycolic acid and 2% Salicylic acid foaming cleanser)
The acne treatment medicines in this foaming cleanser are strong enough to treat blackheads and remove oil while remaining gentle for most sensitive skin. Please note, glycolic acid and salicylic acid can be irritating to the skin. If irritation develops, discontinue use and contact a physician.
Salicylic and Glycolic Acid Acne Treatment Pads (medicated pads containing 2% Glycolic Acid and 2% Salicylic Acid)
The medicated pads remove oil and lift pore clogging debris to treat blackheads. The 2% glycolic acid is less irritating to sensitive skin or very young skin that the stronger 10% in the Salicylic and Glycolic Acid Acne Treatment Pads, Extra Strength.
Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cream 2.5% (alcohol and oil free 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cream)
In my opinion, benzoyl peroxide is the most effective topical acne medication for killing the acne causing bacteria p. acnes because this acne causing germ is now resistant to prescription topical antibiotics. It also treats blackheads. 2.5% is the ‘sweet spot’ for benzoyl peroxide; it treats p. acnes as effectively as higher strengths but is just below the threshold for irritation of sensitive skin.
Cynthia Bailey, MD
Dr. Bailey Skin Care
425 South Main St