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Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Alcohol? No. : Alcohol is a good cleanser. Fragrances can contain so many substances that you have no idea what you may be sensitive to. Keep it simple. One ingredient at a time. ...Read more

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Are mac makeup products non-comedogenic?

Are mac makeup products non-comedogenic?

Make up and comedone: In general, make up products that are oil free and water based are less likely to cause acne. But contrary to common belief, comedones happen due to clogged hair follicles. An inflammatory condition, that includes both comedones and inflamed pustules and pimples is called acne. Increased oil production during teenage period, premenstrual period, or in women with pros may cause acne. ...Read more

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Cetaphil, eucerin, or lubriderm? Any preferences for dry skin?

Cetaphil, eucerin, or lubriderm?  Any preferences for dry skin?

Your Preference: Cetaphil, eucerin, and lubriderm will all effectively hydrate your skin. Their sensation on the skin is personal preference. When applied, some patients have described their feel as: heavy, thick, greasy, slimy, or messy. ...Read more

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What drugstore products use retin-a/tretinoin?

What drugstore products use retin-a/tretinoin?

Retin-A=prescription: Retin-a is a prescription medication and not available in otc products. However other retinoids such as retinol are widely available in many cosmeceuticals. ...Read more

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Should I use Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo or soap-free tree oil cleansing conditioner?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

We try to avoid: Marketing otc products on healthap. Try asking an esthetician. ...Read more

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Neutragena t-gel shampoo or soap free tea tree oil cleansing cinditioner, which is better?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

No it will not: Cetaphil lotion is a moisturizing lotion for dry skin and will not help acne.You need benzyl peroxide, with antibiotic local or oral and may need retinoids locally. ...Read more

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Is "neutrogena naturals" facial moisturizer good to use for oily skin?

Is "neutrogena naturals" facial moisturizer good to use for oily skin?

Won't harm: It has basic ingredients for skin health. It won't harm the skin. Will it improve the oily skin, maybe? Good oily skin treatment requires vit c, vitamin e, vitamin a and salicylic acid, . ...Read more

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Is 2wice a day use of clinique acne solution safe during pregnancy? Cleanser 2% salicylic, toner 1.5% salicylic, moisturizer 2.5% benzoyl per oxide

Is 2wice a day use of clinique acne solution safe during pregnancy? Cleanser 2% salicylic, toner 1.5% salicylic, moisturizer 2.5% benzoyl per oxide

Category C: Benzoyl peroxide is a pregnancy category c drug, which basically means that someone was able to produce birth defects in lab animals using it, probably in preposterously high doses and something more than putting in the mother mouse's face. While i don't believe there's any danger to you, you'd do well not to use it simply o keep yourself from worrying or blaming the medicine if something happens. ...Read more

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Does neutrogena products work on acne prone skin?? Is neutrogena better than cetaphil?

Does neutrogena products work on acne prone skin?? Is neutrogena better than cetaphil?

Sure : Neutrogena is a great brand. I wouldn't say better than Cetaphil, but equal! Best of luck! ...Read more