The same is true of Clindamycin plus Tretinoin for acne treatment.We will show you why Clindamycin / Tretinoin should be your new favorite acne cream collaboration.
Arya Stark and The Hound, Han Solo and Chewbacca, Captain Kirk and Spock.
The most iconic duos work so well together because their differences complement each other and the whole ends up greater than the sum of its parts.
The same is true of Clindamycin plus Tretinoin for acne treatment.
We will show you why Clindamycin / Tretinoin should be your new favorite acne cream collaboration.
Clindamycin is a prescription topical antibiotic that falls into the class of lincomycin antibiotics.
Tretinoin is a prescription-only vitamin A derivative that falls into the Retinoid class of chemicals.
Clindamycin alone has been used for acne for over 5 decades.
It works for acne by removing or slowing the growth of the bacteria present on the skin, and significantly reducing skin inflammation.
Tretinoin helps with acne by unclogging pores, promoting a normal sebum flow, and increasing healthy cell turnover.
We figured out a while ago that Clindamycin is good for acne but recently found that it works even better when in a combination cream.
One study compared Clindamycin alone vs Clindamycin / Tretinoin over the course of 12 weeks.
And while Tretinoin is the darling of the derm world, it’s known for its initial irritating properties.
Also, the combo covers both types of acne:
In summary - Clindamycin + Tretinoin increases the acne-reducing benefits, lessens the irritating side effects of treatment, and covers both types of acne. So, why not both?
Don’t “spot treat”
Make sure the skin is completely dry before applying
Applying on top of your moisturizer can reduce irritation
A pea-sized amount is plenty
Apply at about the same time daily
Consistency is key
Apply at night
Wear sunscreen daily
You can find this combo through prescription only in a Brand name cream called Ziana.
Products that also contain Niacinamide (like our Strut Acne Formula) can help counter tretinoin irritation.
The addition of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) also helps with inflammation, hydration, and helps smooth out the skin surface structure.
We outlined the full benefits of including Niacinamide Here.