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Panoxyl 10% Vs. MDacne Salicylic Acid Hydrating Cleanser

Panoxyl 10% foaming cleanser and MDacne's Medicated Salicylic Acid cleanser are designed to assist people with acne and acne-prone skin. Panoxyl foaming cleanser contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, while MDacne's Medicated Salicylic Acid cleanser contains BHAs (Salicylic Acid) combined with ingredients that can help reduce irritation and prevent post-acne hyperpigmentation. What are the pros and cons of each of these two products?

Panoxyl 10% Cleanser

Pros:

  • Fragrance-free

Key ingredients:

  • Benzoyl Peroxide (10%)

Cons:

  • Not customized
  • Can cause significant drying
  • High risk for irritation
  • May bleach fabrics it comes into contact with.
  • Increases sensitivity to sunlight, requiring strict use of sunblock.
  • Does not help with blackheads, whiteheads, or hyperpigmentation.
  • Not suitable for people with sensitive skin

Full ingredients:

Benzoyl Peroxide 10%, Carbomer Homopolymer Type C, Carbomer Interpolymer Type A, Decyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Propanediol, Purified Water, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, t-Butyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum.

How to use:

Wet the skin, apply and massage into skin for 2 minutes, rinse thoroughly, and pat dry, then apply once daily, gradually increasing to twice a day.

Cost:

$9/bottle

MDacne Hydrating Cleanser

Pros:

  • Medicated cleanser with Salicylic Acid 0.5%.
  • Enriched with plant extracts to reduce skin redness and dryness.
  • Enriched with plant extracts to help prevent and fade post-acne dark spots
  • Effective in the treatment of acne, including reduction of blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Paraben-free, Alcohol-free, Silicone free
  • Provides free 24/7 medical chat support
  • Free trial when part of a customized treatment kit

Key ingredients:

Salicylic Acid 0.5%


Treatment boosters:

  • Tea tree oil - Potent antimicrobial and anti-fungal, with proven medical-grade efficacy for acne
  • Aloe Vera Leaf Extract - Powerful antioxidant that hydrates and reduces redness and irritation, suitable for sensitive skin
  • Chamomile Extract - Effective antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal with potent skin-soothing properties
  • Calendula Officinalis Extract - Highly effective anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial compound used by dermatologists to soothe irritated skin
  • Sunflower Extract - Powerful ingredient that helps neutralize free radicals and exhibits strong anti-glycation properties
  • Licorice Extract - Potent antioxidant that prevents and helps fade brown spots
  • Glycolic acid - Produces a mild exfoliating effect that can help smooth the skin and fade dark spots.
  • Vitamin C - Helps reduce the redness and swelling that comes with acne and hyperpigmentation.
  • Witch Hazel - Can help reduce inflammation, tighten pores, and help with razor bumps.

Cons:

  • Best used in combination with MDacne customized treatment cream and active moisturizer

How to use:

Cleanse 2x daily, morning and evening

Cost:

$24.95 / 3x 2oz tubes

Full ingredients:

Salicylic Acid 0.5%, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice, Aqua (Deionized Water), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium EDTA, Disodium Oleamide MEA Sulfosuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycol Stearate, Glycolic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch-hazel). Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Perfume (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).

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