This water-soluble cleanser is medicated with 2% salicylic acid, but this anti-acne ingredient is of little use in a cleanser because it is rinsed from the skin before it has a chance to work. Although this cleanser avoids menthol-type ingredients, its main cleansing agent is sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, which makes it too drying for all skin types. More Information
Only a generation ago, it was thought that eating too many sweet or greasy foods caused acne; now doctors know much more about why breakouts happen and how to treat them. This section addresses common questions about acne.