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#1 heybabe



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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:34 PM

Hey I had been using Clearasil and it was working wonders then boom, break out I decided to eliminate all the over night stuff except bp on the chin and use cleanser and water. Ok Clearasil daily face wash is glycerin based and has more ingredients then the Ambi 10 bar which only has two soap ingredients and and antibacterial agent. Clearasil daily face wash has several soap ingredients plus glycerin? What should I do, is glycerin better to wash face with then soap based products??

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:48 AM

What are the ingredients in the Ambi 10? I have never heard about it.

I just looked it up, and found that it is a medicated bar, contains 10% BP, the antibacterial agent Triclocarban (never heard of this), coconut oil...
Personally, I worry that, though there may be few ingredients (though they may actually not all be listed), that it could be a bit much, but if you enjoy it, and if your skin would tolerate it and it could be effective for you, then that is great. eusa_angel.gif
It says that it has a formulation gentle for sensitive skin, but I would like to know what is in it exactly, beyond the main ingredients they name.
Have you looked into any of their other facial washes? Here's a link (though not official): http://www.texasbeau...skincarpro.html

Usually, soaps have glycerin or castile as a base.

Clearasil Daily Face Wash. Some people have used it and have found it very effective and gentle. It also contains an antibacterial agent, but it is Triclosan.
It contains glycerin and aloe as well.

I found an interesting link speaking in brief about Triclosan and Triclocarban:

I was reading about Triclocarban a bit, and wow, there were many stories speaking aout the fact that it was found in rivers and waterways, especially in Maryland streams. Here is a part of only one of the many articles:
The chemical — 3,4,4'-trichlorocarbanilide (triclocarban), marketed under the trademark TCC — is a nonagricultural polychlorinated phenyl urea pesticide that has been widely used for decades to kill bacteria. The researchers were among the first to detect concentrations of triclocarban in rivers and influent of wastewater treatment facilities. In some instances, they detected concentrations of triclocarban in waterways at levels 20-fold higher than previously reported. The study furnishes the first peer-reviewed environmental data of triclocarban contamination in U.S. water resources. It is published in the online edition of Environmental Science & Technology.

In answer to your question, it depends on what exactly the soap ingredients are in Ambi10. Do you know?
Glycerin should be vegetable glycerin, otherwise it is usually petrochemical.

Hope this helps a little. eusa_angel.gif I will wait for your answers.

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