Your Skin Care Ingredients

Do you ever wonder what all those ingredients in your skincare products actually do? Understanding what ingredients to look for will help your skin look and feel awesome.

Oil Free - Ever wonder why some products say "Oil-Free"? This means the product does not contain any oils or derivatives. Oil-Free products won't leave oil residue behind, keeping your skin clear and looking great. Try our Clearasil Gentle Skin Perfecting Wash for an oil-free face wash that will clear away bacteria without over-drying.

Actively Clear Up - If you want a little oomph in your products to get clear skin, see which active ingredient is right for your skin.

Salicylic Acid - Salicylic Acid is an active ingredient in treatment products for spots and breakouts. This spot-fighting ingredient accumulates in the skin and hair follicles, even after rinsing, to clear breakouts and to help prevent future ones. Salicylic Acid can be found in over-the-counter products in strengths up to 2%. If you tend to have dry skin, look for .5% or 1% Salicylic Acid instead of 2%.

Benzoyl Peroxide - Benzoyl Peroxide is another active ingredient used to treat and to help prevent breakouts, and is an effective breakout treatment. However, it should not be used if your skin is easily irritated. You can find Benzoyl Peroxide in strengths up to 10% in over-the-counter medications.