Cosmetic Corner

Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on OTC Adult Acne Products

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


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

  • Bioclear Face Lotion and Face Cream
    Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc
    “These products contain a powerful combination of glycolic, salicylic, and azelaic acids to smooth and brighten acne-prone skin.”—Larisa Ravitskiy, MD, Gahanna, Ohio
  • Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask
    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc
    “This is a good daily product for acne-prone skin. It is formulated with benzoyl peroxide and can be used as a daily wash or mask.”—Anthony M. Rossi, MD, New York, New York
  • Offects Sulfur Masque Acne Treatment
    ZO Skin Health Inc
    “This nonirritating mask reduces inflammation and oiliness and is safe to use in pregnancy.”—Larisa Ravitskiy, MD, Gahanna, Ohio
  • PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash and Acne Creamy Wash
    Stiefel, a GSK company
    Recommended by Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Athlete’s foot treatments, as well as products for dry cuticles, hyperhidrosis, and sensitive skin 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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