There is a new regimen of acne products on the market called Benzac. This regimen is interesting because it has East Indian Sandalwood Oil in it. This oil helps to heal and soothe skin. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps red, irritated skin. The regimen works because it prevents acne before it starts. The regimen was created by Galderma, which is known for treating rosacea and other skin conditions.
Skin Balancing Foaming Cleanser 6 fl.oz./177 mL $14.92
This Skin Balancing Foaming Cleanser has been clinically proven to gently exfoliate skin, removes excess oil and soothes breakouts without over drying skin. It rapidly clears up breakouts, calms blemishes and is great for oily skin. The cleanser removes excess oil as it cleanses. The instant foam minimizes irritation that blemishes cause, soothing skin. This cleanser is perfect for normal to oily skin. It is free of sulfates, artificial fragrances, and dyes.
Why does it work so well? It contains 100% pure, pharmaceutical-grade East Indian Sandalwood Oil that has been known to soothe and calm the appearance of red, irritated skin and helps to reduce inflammation. It is the hot, new acne ingredient that has been a best kept secret for many years. The cleanser also contains 0.5% salicylic acid, a great ingredient for acne. This beta hydroxy acid has been clinically proven to exfoliate skin, soothes redness and irritation, is an anti-inflammatory and is an anti-bacterial. This means that not only does it help get rid of the dead skin on your face, it helps kill the bacteria that cause breakouts and pimples.
Intensive Spot Treatment 0.5 f.oz./14 mL $16.84
Use the Intensive Spot Treatment on blemishes to clear them up quickly. It is a fast drying gel that rapidly clears and calms inflamed, blemished skin all while unclogging, blocked pores/follicles. It has a powerful booster that neutralizes newly forming breakouts before they emerge, as well as taking care of stubborn blemishes that are already on the skin. It contains 0.5% salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid that acts to clear up blemishes, gets rid of dead skin and sebum clogging up pores/follicles. Salicylic acid also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It kills bacteria that cause blemishes and soothes blemishes. The gel also contains 100% pharmaceutical grade East Indian Sandalwood Oil that has been known to soothe and calm the appearance of red, irritated skin and help reduce inflammation. This gel is free of artificial fragrance and dyes.
Use as a spot treatment once or twice daily on blemishes: pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Apply to cleansed skin. Start out with using once a day, as this can dry out skin. Leave on, do not wash off skin. If excessive dryness occurs, use only once a day or every other day.
Blemish Clearing Hydrator 1 fl.oz./30 mL $16.84
This Blemish Clearing Hydrator serum hydrates skin while controlling acne. It has a lightweight formula that controls excess oil and hydrates the skin without over drying it. The formula soothes and balances skin. It is a light, non-tacky serum that absorbs easily and clears clogged pores. The hydrator also improves skin texture. It contains 0.5% salicylic acid to clear up clogged pores, soothe skin, act as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Just like the other Benzac products, this serum also contains 100% pure, pharmaceutical-grade East Indian Sandalwood Oil that has been known to soothe and calm the appearance of red, irritated skin and help reduce inflammation
So, how well do these products work? My 14 year old daughter suffers from mild acne. I also suffer from some mild acne at times. I like to use products with salicylic acid. The icing on the cake is that these products contain the East Indian Sandalwood Oil, which has been shown to be very effective at soothing skin, calming redness and reducing inflammation. There are very few acne products right now that have Sandalwood in them, but I do think it works very well.
My daughter used the Benzac products and her mild breakouts that occurred monthly disappeared. She used the products daily, the cleanser and hydrator mainly. The spot treatment was used only as needed. Her skin was clear for the month she used the products. She definitely liked them and felt that they benefited her. She only had mild acne though. I do not know how this will treat moderate to severe acne. The Benzac regimen works because it gets to the acne before it starts. It makes a great prophylactic program.
Benzac is available online from the following places: www.target.com, www.soap.com, www.amazon.com, www.drugstore.com, www.ulta.com, www.cvs.com, www.walgreens.com, www.harmon.com, www.walmart.com and www.riteaid.com. Like Benzac on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenzacAcne; Follow Benzac on Twitter: @benzacacne; Subscribe to Benzac on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/benzacacne and Follow Benzac on Instagram: https://instagram.com/benzacacne/.
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