Thursday, 22 September 2011

A Revolution in Acne Treatments – Has Resveratrol Outperformed Benzoyl Peroxide?

Acne treatments have not changed much over the last few decades, and most popular anti-acne products still use harsh chemicals such as Benzoyl Peroxide as their active ingredient. While many of us associate all-natural or organic skin care treatments as less effective, recent discoveries have made science open their eyes to a substance known as Resveratrol.

Chemical based acne products are all around, but did you know that the most popular active ingredient in anti-acne creams is actually harmful to your skin? Benzoyl Peroxide is used in most common Acne treatments including Teen Americas #1 Proactiv. Why? Because it works. The problem with benzoyl peroxide is that it can be very damaging to your skin, and does nothing to treat Acne for the long-run. It’s kinda like a temporary band-aid that causes dry, itchy skin. Testing by the FDA of its prolonged use showed it could cause free radicals within the skin (same effect as sun-damage) and even lead to tumors!

While consumers have relied on chemical based Acne treatments for the past 20 years, some cosmetic companies have searched for a safe, effective ingredient to replace Benzoyl Peroxide. After a well-known research showed that consuming red wine in moderation could lead to a longer healthier life, scientists at Oxford University decided to take a closer look at Resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of red grapes.

The science team at Oxford found that Resveratrol could kill all acne causing bacteria more effectively than benzoyl peroxide, while causing none of its side-effects. Furthermore, it showed Resveratrol has a unique ability to reduce both inflammation and the redness that makes acne visible. The same soothing compounds that creates the plump radiant looking skin of a ripe grape goes to work on your skin by regrowing fresh skin cells.

I have had problems with Acne since my teens and I tried everyhting from tooth-paste to Benzoyl Peroxide, only to see my pimples break out again. I am now on my second treatment with Dermajuv and all I get is an occasional zit or two. Dermajuv is really a great product, and it works for both acne prevention and scar removal.

What you get with Dermajuv’s Acne Treatment is an all-natural product that attacks Acne from both inside and out and that works on all skin types. It’s a 2-part system that’s very easy to use, and leaves no clogged pores or oiliness, just smooth acne-free skin!

Hopefully in the future, Benzoyl Peroxide will be off the shelves and consumers can be safe. In the meantime, it is up to consumers to read labels and take responsibility for the ingredients we treat our skin with.

Sarah Hawkes has provided the internet community with advice about skin care for more than 5 years. A skin-care specialist by trade, she started best-skincreams.com in 2009 where you can find information and reviews on everything from the best acne treatments to anti-aging and tattoo removal creams. Best Skin Creams.

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