Vanoxide-HC : Benzoyl Peroxide (5%) and Hydrocortisone (.5%)

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Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (5%) and Hydrocortisone (0.5%). Inactive Ingredients: Benzyl alcohol, petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, polyoxyl 40 stearate, carbomer 934, sodium lauryl sulfate, edetate disodium, sodium hydroxide, purified water.

Items marked with red have tested a 3 or above (out of 5) in comedogenic (pore-clogging) testing.

Items marked with orange can be irritating and over-drying, especially to acne-prone skin.

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November 9, 2012

Pros:

Dries out pimples
Helps eliminate redness
A little goes a long way

Cons:

Expires in 3 months.

I'm not sure why more people aren't given this medication. I use it along with Retin A Micro as a spot treatment. I put it on my chin and around my nose and the moment a little bump begins to appear, this medication dries it out and it's gone before it fully forms. If I happen to get a red inflamed pimple, Vanoxide HC is effective in reducing the bump's redness. Very happy with this product and I am CLEAR.
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Mary Green
November 5, 2009

Pros:

It work for me too but it is not cheap but it better for your money!

Cons:

I have all acacne face but it block for new bump coming thru

GOOD STUFF!!! : )
meghan
August 13, 2009

Pros:

It made most of the redness go away quickly. I've been using Deferine for 4 months and only saw a little change. My derm gave me Vanoxide and I noticed a difference in less than a week.

Cons:

You have to be careful to use just a little to start until you see how your skin reacts. Too much will make your face red.

So far it's been the best I've tried. I got samples of Aczone from from derm but didn't see much difference plus it's way too expensive.
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Kevin
May 15, 2009

Pros:

It reduced my redness and inflamation associated with my acne.
It did not dry out my skin or irritate my skin b/c it's in a water-based lotion.

Cons:

It can bleach clothing and pillow cases but so do all Benzoyl peroxide products.

My derm prescribred Vanoxide-HC for me b/c he said I had a lot of inflamation assocaited with my acne. The .5% hydro really helped to reduce the redness and the 5% BP treated the bacterial aspect of my acne. I was very happy with Vanoxide-HC and I highly reccommend it. My derm told me that it has been around for a long time and it's a very good acne treatment.
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zen.garden
April 29, 2009

Pros:

My skin was smooth immediately after use.
The smell wasn't horrible.

Cons:

Made the whole bottom half of my face peel.
Had only a small effect on existing acne and no prevention of new breakouts.
Tiny jar, only enough for a few weeks unless you use a miniscule amount.

My derm prescribed Vanoxide HC because it contains benzoyl peroxide, which he wanted me to use to prevent resistance to antibiotics. I have never had good luck with BP, but I thought I would try it since it was something new. The pharmacy was supposed to mix the powder into the teeny tiny jar, but after a week of use I realized they hadn't. Plus the instructions are very unclear, so I was confused about what to do with the cleanser and why the powder vial was in there if it was supposed to be empty. I used this faithfully, stretching it out to about 2 months (for $56 without insurance, I had to!). My face turned red like I had a constant sunburn, my chin and jawline started flaking, and my forehead and nose looked greasy. After about a month I thought my existing spots looked better, but I am still getting breakouts even though I'm using spiro and doxy with the Vanoxide. In my opinion, simply not worth it!
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