Benzoyl Peroxide and salicylic acid are two of the most common ingredients in skincare products that treat acne. They usually come in cleansing foams or gels and also as spot treating creams.
Some of these products contain both, but I have identified those that only contain one or the other.
If you have moderate to severe acne or acne rosacea your should see a dermatologist to get advice before trying to treat your acne with my advice or anyone’s from the internet.
It can be difficult to distinguish between acne vulgaris and acne rosacea. Also skin purging looks like acne but if treated with salicylic acid can become worse. It is important to know what you’re dealing with before starting any new skincare routine.
This claims to be the number 1 dermatologist recommended brand for acne. It contains 4% Benzoyl Peroxide and no salicylic acid so if you have rosacea or eczema this is the cleanser for you.
As well ws BPO it has ceramides which help to restore and maintain your skin protective barrier. It also contains niacinamide, Vitamin B3 which has lot of science backing its usefulness at treating acne.
This is a cosmetically elegant formula and the price point is really affordable.
I like this cleanser because it has a simple list of ingredients and contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. This product is also salicylic acid-free.
This is great if you suffer from cystic or hormonal acne. It’s also a great product for dry acne-prone skin. it contains glycerin which is a hydrating emollient. This keeps this product gentle and moisturizing.
This is not a product I would usually like or recommend because it contains alcohol and fragrance.
Two things I really dislike when put into skincare products.
But results just don’t lie and this is a great product for blasting stubborn acne that the other solutions just can’t fix.
Philosophy makes good products and this is no exception, fragrance aside!
This is an Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser. Contains 1% salicylic acid, niacinamide and glycerin. It doesn’t contain benzoyl peroxide.
Vichy is a French pharmacy brand and is used by chic woman all over Europe.
This is a lovely product and contains 0.5% salicylic acid with zinc and copper minerals. it’s gentle and effective.
It’s free from lots of irritating ingredients such as
Use as a face wash twice a day can be used as the second step of a double cleanse.