Obagi Medical Clenziderm is our three step acne system formulated to work together to provide optimum results in acne clearance. The main ingredients in Clenziderm are: salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. You may see these ingredients in other skin care products but the difference in the Clenziderm system is the percentage used of each product as well as the fact that the benzoyl peroxide is solubilized. Having the benzoyl peroxide solubilized allows it to penetrate to the root of your problem (acne) rather than just sitting on the surface of your skin.
Daily Foaming Cleaner -Step One
This product contains 2% salicylic acid, which causes your epidermis to shed excess skin cells more readily, opening clogged pores and neutralizing acne causing bacteria. The cleanser contains menthol as well, which helps in soothing and calming inflammation caused by acne.
Pore Therapy -Step Two
This product contains 2% salicylic acid as well. However this product is left on the skin and before applying the third product you need to let the pore therapy fully absorb. This normally takes about 10-15 minutes.
Therapuetic Lotion -Step Three
This product is your benzoyl peroxide location. It contains 5% solubilized benzoyl peroxide. Using this product will help quickly clear current active acne, and prevent new breakouts from occurring.
While using the Clenziderm system you might notice temporary dryness. In addition, your skin may become more sensitive than usual. This is in part to the benzoyl peroxide contained in the products. However, this reaction should subside as your skin becomes more acclimated to the line. While using this product, sunscreen is highly advised. The sunscreen should be applied after using the therapeutic lotion (benzoyl peroxide lotion).
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