Every Acne Skin Care Product You’ve Ever Tried Uses the Same 1 or 2 “Active” Ingredients
If you’re like me, you might have started wondering what the heck is going on with all these acne products.
Why does it seem like NOTHING WORKS?
Shouldn’t there be at least one product that actually does what it claimed to do?
I mean…we’ve put men on the moon and supercomputers in our pockets. But we can’t clear up a little acne?!
Years ago, I started taking a closer look at all these acne products in the skin care aisle. I wanted to understand what ingredients these ineffective products were using.
And you know what I discovered?
Every single product in the “acne” section has the same 1 or 2 active ingredients.
Go ahead and take a look the next time you’re at a pharmacy. Check the back of the products, and look for the “Active Ingredient” on the label.
(The active ingredient is the actual “acne-fighting” ingredient that’s approved by the FDA for the treatment of acne.)
I guarantee you’ll find the same thing I found, which is that every single product on that shelf contains either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
To put it another way, all these products are basically the same thing dressed up in different packaging.
This also means that if one of those products fails to work for you, there’s a good chance that NONE of them will work. Because after all, they’re all using the same ingredients!
To make matters worse…
Popular Acne Skin Care Products Cause More Problems Than They Solve
The 2 ingredients you’ll find in 99.99% of acne products do tout some benefits. But only to a certain extent.
The one thing they can do effectively is to help kill some of the “bad bacteria” that causes acne.
But these are also harsh, drying ingredients that cause 2 significant side-effects:
They dry out your skin and leave you looking like a prime candidate for a “Head & Shoulders” commercial.
They kill the good bacteria as well as the bad, leaving your skin more susceptible to future breakouts.
Needless to say, these side effects are a major problem.
After all, what’s the point of clearing up acne if it just leaves your skin looking tight, dry, and covered with white flakes?!