Thanks for the replies guys! I will probably not go above 2% for SA, because I am already using topicals on my skin (including a sulfur antibiotic). Does anyone know if SA acts as a preventative measure for acne? I'm finding that Aczone is better at treating existing pimples, rather than preventing breakouts in the first place. Also, I've read that when using a SA cleanser, you should let the wash sit on your face for a minute or two to get optimal results from the chemical. Has anyone found that to be beneficial?
i use a mild SA foaming wash (1%) and the box reads keep it for 20 seconds but my doc (who actually recommended it) said 1-2 minutes and it's mild, pH balanced and it does help.
technically a SA wash is suppose to 'prevent' because its unclogging ur pores, removing excess oil & diet and also removing the upper dead cells.
but thats not worthy enough if u have hormonal imbalance and you want to stop acne with this.
its basically the 'whole picture' that is considered.
as for the concentration.
as far as my lil' knowledge goes, concentrations are marked keeping the mass % and strength in mind.
2.5%, 3.5% or a 5% of bp is usually what people feel is mild.
i've never heard 10% being mild on anyone's skin.if it has, am glad something has worked.
but as per standard definition of what you get in market, go by the claim.
personally i use a bp (3.5%) aqueous gel sometimes as spot treatment and it effects my skin by making that spot redder and creased.
mine is not Dan's but a prescription product.