Active Ingredient 2% Salicylic Acid
Kleer-Plex® Penetrating Acne Gel is a maximum-strength acne treatment gel designed to exfoliate skin and reduce oiliness as it treats acne and prevents new blemishes while you sleep. FDA-Approved for teens and young adults.
While 30% salicylic acid peels are common for treating photoaging and for skin lightening, a 2% salicylic acid peel in a mild gel form is most effective for long-term control of acne in patients who have oily skin or in patients who find that their acne is difficult to control. In many patients who do not respond well to the use of benzoyl peroxide, either due to overt skin irritation or because their treatment compliance is low, a 2% salicylic acid gel worn for at least 6 hours every night or every other night can have a very beneficial effect.
May patients are concerned with using an "acid peel" on darker skin wondering if it will help remove their dark spots or make them worse. In patients who had used a 30% salicylic acid peel for the purposes of skin lightening, some reacted unpredictably regardless of skin phenotype. While most saw improvement/reduction of skin pigmentation, some few experienced keratosis and very few experienced a pronounced keloidic reaction. That is why this milder version of acid peel/gel is being promoted. It is safer that more extreme treatments and often yields more benefits when used over a longer period of time rather than a fast-acting acid peel that can often be very irritating and drying.
This product is best used in conjuction with Kleer-Plex Foaming Acne Clarifyer (2% salicylic acid acne treatment wash) for the control of acne vulgaris in late-teens and young adults.