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What skin care ingredients do I need for acne-prone skin?

Jeannette O. Graf, MD
Dermatology
For acne-prone adult skin the best ingredients include salicylic acid, retinol and sulfur. Sulfur is one of my favorites, but it is becoming more difficult to find sulfur containing products (not sulfa).
Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology
For an acne-prone skin, you need to look for the following ingredients in your skin care product:
Cleanser:
  • Sodium laureth sulfate
  • Sodium cocyl isethionate
  • Cocomidopropyl betaine
  • Disodium cocamphodiacetate
Active Ingredients:
  • Salicylic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide
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