Knowing where to start for treating your chronic acne can be complicated.
There are thousands of over-the-counter options, and a handful of prescription ingredients that your doctor may start you on, but which one will work the best for your skin?
Everyone’s outbreaks are a little bit different, so we put together and physician and pharmacist formulated mixture of ingredients that try to address a few different facets of acne in one simple cream.
Our innovative Acne Cream combines evidence-based prescription acne medications with skin-soothing over-the-counter ingredients for a well-rounded approach to breakouts.
In this article, we will break down how the ingredients in our Acne Cream can help and where you can find it.
Tretinoin is a form of Vitamin A which helps speed up healthy cell turnover.
By quickly sloughing off old skin cells, Tretinoin reduces acne and lays down a new fresh layer of healthy skin cells.
Retinoids also have anti-inflammatory properties and can regulate the overproduction of skin oils.
In the first few weeks of treatment, it is normal to experience redness, stinging, dryness, and peeling while the skin is rapidly sloughing and changing.
These symptoms are normal and generally go away after 2-3 weeks as the skin acclimates to the retinoid.
Always apply a daily sunscreen while using Tretinoin products as they can increase your sun sensitivity.
Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is normally used as a cream for acne treatment.
This topical antibiotic helps target problem-causing bacteria that live on the skin and cause acne.
By clearing away excess bacteria that colonize your pores and lead to pimples, Clindamycin keeps your skin flora in check for a clearer complexion.
Clindamycin also helps reduce inflammation that often comes along with chronic acne.
Niacinamide is a B-Vitamin (B3) that has been found to have beautifying properties when applied to the skin as a cream, in addition to being a necessary nutritional addition to a healthy balanced diet.
Applying Niacinamide to the skin has been shown to help smooth, brighten, hydrate, protect, reduce inflammation, regulate oil, and reduce pore size.
And with Niacinamide being a B-Vitamin and a necessary component of the body, side effects or reactions to Niacinamide are extremely rare.
We combine these three ingredients together in a pharmaceutical-grade base cream to deliver a broader range of acne protection.
Our Strut Acne Formula quickly turns over new cells, while preventing bacteria accumulation, and brightening and smoothing out your complexion.
Because we think that attacking acne breakouts from all fronts is the way to go for long-term acne relief.
Tretinoin and Clindamycin are only available with a prescription and are not found in over-the-counter products.
Niacinamide is sometimes found in over-the-counter products, but not in combination with prescription-strength medications.
The only place to find this combination of acne cream ingredients is through a compounding pharmacy with a prescription.
If you are a good candidate, we can ship your prescription medication straight to your front door.
We think combination therapy is best for a well-rounded approach to acne breakouts.
Tretinoin helps speed up healthy cell turnover.
Clindamycin helps clear out that extra skin bacteria.
Niacinamide smooths, hydrates, and brightens irritated skin.
Strut Acne Formula contains prescription-only ingredients, so you will need a prescription to obtain this compound.