What is decent for oily skin acne with good result and less side effect? Benzoyl peroxide / retinoids / nicotinamide?

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Skin ingredients most beneficial for acne patients

There are many popular and well-tested ingredients beneficial for acneic skin.  Some of the most common are salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids as well as natural ingredients such as clay and sulfa derivatives.
The most important element is how each individual's skin responds to each, in what dosage and where in the regimen.  Having a facial by a licensed aesthetician who can consult with you and do a complete skin analysis with a thorough history evaluation is key.  In addition, having a professional to coach and oversee your progress is helpful.
Finding the right treatments as well as products is certainly a consistent element of success when building a regimen in combination with a treatment plan.
Hope this helps.  Good luck.


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