The most widely known acne fighting skincare ingredients are salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and retinoids. They are considered the gold standard when it comes to the treatment of acne. But there are some newer sophisticated topical prescription treatments on the market that banish acne with a combined ingredient approach. The top acne combo products mix ingredients like benzoyl peroxide with clindamycin or adapalene. The combo of two ingredients attacks acne in a way that only one ingredient alone could never do. Here, some of Clear Clinic’s most effective combo prescription treatments:
Epiduo: Made up of benzoyl peroxide and adapalene, Epiduo packs a one-two punch against acne breakouts. Benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria that lead to breakouts and helps prevent pimples from coming back. Adapalene is a type of retinoid that unclogs blocked pores, which stops pimples from forming under the skin’s surface. Adapalene also decreases the redness, swelling and inflammation associated with pimples.
Acanya: Our patients are continually pleased with the results they get from Acanya, a combination of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. The benzoyl peroxide sucks out the pores and kills the P. acnes bacteria by introducing oxygen. Clindamycin is a proven antibiotic that halts the production of the P. acnes bacteria on the skin.
Ziana: A combination the antibiotic clindamycin with the retinoid of tretinoin, Ziana is one of the most well tolerated topical acne prescriptions. Made for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe acne in teens and adults, Ziana also helps clear up pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. Our adult patients also love the anti-aging/anti-wrinkle benefits they receive from daily use of a retinoid.
As with all acne prescription medications, you need to be under the guidance of a dermatologist. Contact Clear Clinic for an appointment now to find out which acne prescription is best for your skin.