Cosmetic Corner

Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on OTC Acne Treatments

Leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top OTC acne treatments. See what they’re recommending to their patients and why.


 

To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on OTC acne treatments. Consideration must be given to:

  • Acne Care Gel
    LovelySkin
    “I particularly love this product in combination with azelaic acid for pregnant patients.”—Linda Fromm, MD, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Cleardin Acne Spot Gel
    Isdin
    “This product is great for spot treatments. It can be used alone or in combination with other acne products.”—Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York
  • Effaclar Duo
    La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique
    “This is a great product with highly bioavailable benzoyl peroxide.”—Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York
  • Glytone Acne Treatment Spray
    Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique USA
    “For breakouts on the body, particularly for my male patients because it is quick and easy to use.”—Linda Fromm, MD, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Micronized BPO Cleanser 5%
    BrandMDskincare
    “For breakouts on the body, particularly for my male patients because it is quick and easy to use.”— Linda Fromm, MD, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask
    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc
    “This product has benzoyl peroxide, which is a known acne fighter. It can be used as a mask, which I recommend once a week.”—Anthony M. Rossi, MD, New York, New York
  • Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment
    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc
    “This product is best used for spot treating acne lesions. It is formulated as benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, which is the equivalent low yet effective concentration found in many prescription acne creams.”— Cherise M. Levi, DO, New York, New York
  • PanOxyl 4% Acne Creamy Wash
    Stiefel, a GSK company
    Recommended by Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Self-tanners and cleansing devices will be featured in upcoming editions of Cosmetic Corner. Please e-mail your recommendation(s) to the Editorial Office.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. and shall not be used for product endorsement purposes. Any reference made to a specific commercial product does not indicate or imply that Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. endorses, recommends, or favors the product mentioned. No guarantee is given to the effects of recommended products.

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