It’s a new year, and people always love a fresh start. So what about a fresh face? Avon Clearskin Professional Acne System ($34.00, Amazon.com ) is Avon’s leading acne system, featuring a Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub (4.2 oz), Clarifying Toner Pads (45 pads), and Daily Correcting Lotion for under $40. Not a bad deal!
The primary ingredients in the system are salicyclic acid, glycolic acid, and zinc hexapeptide-11. Salicyclic acid, also known as beta-hydroxy acid, has long been known to thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate the skin. In addition, salicyclic acid may be a superb anti-acne treatment for those with darker skin types: Although The New England Journal of Medicine reports that retinoids are the first choice for acne vulgaris, followed second by salicyclic acid, salicyclic acid has been shown in this study from Dermatologic Surgery to be safe and effective for patients with darker skin types, which is not necessarily the case with retinoids. In fact, many physicians hesitate to recommend retinoids for darker skin due to the increased possibility of irritant contact dermatitis and poor compliance ( Dermatologic Therapy, 2004). Lastly, it is of note thatAvon Clearskin Professional Acne System contains salicyclic acid but no benzoyl peroxide, and according to this sole study, patients suffering from acne treated with salicyclic acid alone may generate better results than those treated with benzoyl peroxide alone.
The last primary ingredient, zinc hexapeptide-11, has little scientific documentation verifying its efficacy. Although Avon claims that zinc hexapeptide-11 “helps control oil,” this has not been established in an independent, peer-reviewed, published scientific study to date. (Although, as always, if you are aware of one that I may have missed, please let me know and I’ll be sure to post it!)
After three weeks of using the system, a close friend of mine says, “It feels minty on the skin…My skin feels really clean and fresh afterwards…I also feel as though I am breaking out less.” Always a wonderful thing.
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