I use Clean and Clear Oil Controlling Astringent. No topical was ever effective without Accutane and I'm thinking of trying it again because I am at my wit's end with acne marks/scarring/problems of inelastic skin plus small cysts, blackheads, and whiteheads.
This is my advice to the teens with cystic acne--use 1% hydrocortisone cream and band aids. Look for a variation with as few comedogenic ingredients as possible. I used to mix a blob of hydrocortisone cream with benzoyl peroxide and let that flatten the zit. It would still be pink.
But that was on Accutane, and before adult acne. I would also use Band-Aids.
Edited by bizz, 06 October 2012 - 07:00 PM.