For this review, I am reviewing the products that I am convinced work.
How many people actually know which products help acne? Only 3.1% of people (who can read) correctly answer this question. For comparison, only 5.7% of people correctly answer "how many people know which products work?". So a lot of people don't know that some of the most effective acne treatments are "for people who don't know which ones actually work".
There are many ingredients that people believe work, even though they are not. These ingredients include:
Retinol is the most popular ingredient in the acne treatment field. It works by increasing the number of new cells in the skin. Retinol works by: Making the cell membranes bigger and smaller so that the cells can pass through the layers of the skin. This makes the skin less sensitive. Using a chemical compound that stimulates the growth of new skin cells that is then combined with retinol, this causes a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the skin. It has no other side effects and works on all types of skin type. Another common ingredient in acne treatment is alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) which works in the same way as retinol. These acids are used for acne prevention. These are the types of products that I recommend to patients.