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Can MDacne’s combination of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid work as well as prescription grade medicines, such as clindamycin?


Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are the best topical acne ingredients to get without a dermatologist's office visit. According to guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology, benzoyl peroxide is the #1 most effective anti-acne medication. If used in the proper formulation, these ingredients are frequently more effective and less irritating than costly prescription creams. Clindamycin is an example of prescription anti-acne ingredients that should be used carefully.

The use of clindamycin as a single medication is actually not recommended, as it can cause the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant resistant bacteria. A special form of micronized, small particle benzoyl peroxide that is used in the MDacne products has shown to be more effective and less irritating than ingredients like adapalene, azelaic acid, and retinoic that are used in other acne treatment products.

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