Without question, the quickest, simplest, and most affordable method for clearing up acne problems is by using acne treatment products. These are products available over the counter and can be applied directly to acne.
The best acne treatment products typically contain benzoyl peroxide. Gels of benzoyl peroxide were first developed in the 1970s and have been used to battle acne ever since. No over the counter discovery has been as effective as this so when the first researcher started using this compound it was a big deal in the acne treatment world.
However since then, benzoyl peroxide has fallen out of favor for salicylic acid. This is not to the consumer’s advantage. Benzoyl peroxide is more effective than salicylic acid by a long shot, but companies can make trendier products with the acid, so it is sometimes used instead.
What I mean by this is that salicylic acid more readily dissolves so it can be used clear products and in face washes. Products stored in clear bottles tend to sell a lot better when put on the shelves as this subconsciously inspires a clean feeling when people see clear liquids.
Benzoyl peroxide on the other hand has been relegated to use in creams because it does not mix well with chemicals. Do not let the clear bottles of other products fool you and instead stick to the trusty cream that is solid in color but is more effective at fighting acne. Try to think of the consistency as part of its acne-fighting power.