What is the difference between acne cream and a facial cream?
It’s all about acne.
What does it do?
Acne cream contains a mixture of ingredients that are designed to fight acne, including glycolic acid, glycolaldehyde and aloe vera.
How do I apply acne cream to my face?
A combination of facial and acne cream can be applied to the face with a sponge or cotton swab.
You can use it in two ways, either using the gel or cream on your face.
The gel can be used as a scrub or rubbed on the skin, while the cream can also be applied as a massage cream.
The cream can take a few minutes to soak in and can be easily removed.
What happens when I apply cream to the skin?
When you apply a cream to your face, it makes the skin feel moist and sensitive, making it easier for bacteria to colonise your skin.
It also helps to make your skin appear clearer, brighter and more radiant.
If I apply a facial treatment to my skin, do I have to apply the cream to cover my face, or do I just apply the gel on top of the cream?
You don’t need to cover your face with cream if you apply the facial treatment.
If you’re already covered with acne, you may feel a bit queasy after applying the facial cream, so you may need to do this step separately.
Where can I buy acne cream in the UK?
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has a free range of acne cream at no cost.
The NHS is a voluntary provider, so all prescriptions are paid for by patients, and you’ll get the cream when you fill your prescription.
You’ll also need to pay for the cream at a pharmacy, although most pharmacies will also give you a link to the NHS website.
You can also find the cream in many beauty stores and drug stores, although if you go to a supermarket, you’ll probably be able to buy it online.
Acne creams are usually available in the NHS’s Health and Wellbeing brand, but they’re also available from health and beauty brands such as L’Oreal, Paula’s Choice and Estée Lauder.
What do the ingredients of acne creams look like?
Acne Cream IngredientsAcrylic glycolacetate (AGA)Glycolic AcidAcetyl salicylate (ASA)FragranceCetyl alcoholAcetylene glycolAcrylates/vinyl alcoholEthylhexylglycerinEthyl methacrylateGlutaraldehydeMethiconeAcrylate/vinYL alcohol/ethanolMethoxycinnamalCetearyl alcohol/Ethyl hexadeceneEthyl propylene glycerinSodium lauryl sulfate(water)Hydrogenated castor oil(water), hydrogenated polyacrylATE (cathode rayon)AlcoholAcrylic acidAcrylonitrile/vinylene glyceryl glycol (sodium acrylate copolymer)PolyacrylamideGlyceryl methacrylic acid(vitamin E), polyglyceryl-4 glycerylsaccharides (vitamin C)Methylparaben(vinyl methicone)Stearyl Alcohol(vitamins A, C, E, K)StrychnineSilica gel-polyacryla polyacrylic (polypropylene glylate)Polypropylene GlycolPolyethylene oxide (acrylic/vinodisperse)Hydroxyethylcellulose(vinyl urea)Hydroxyphenylalanine(vinocem bromide)Ethylparabenic acid(vinodichloroethylene)HydrocortisoneHydrogen peroxideEthylglycerylsilicate glass(veneer)Polyvinyl chloride(vinylene gum)Ethylene glycylcinnamate(vinotinyl alcohol)Acrylic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylhexanol, Propylene GlycerinAcrylic Acrylate, PropylparisoleAcrylamides, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Ethylene Glycyrrhetinate, Polyglycerylis PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxypethicone, Acryloxyethylene/Vinyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate-1, Polymethyl Methacrylsilane, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Acrylsulfate/Vaseline/Styrene/PPG-10/5-Butadiene-20, Methylparacene, Ethoxyparabens, Acrylic Acid/Cetylene/Veneers/Vylacrylene, Phenoxyethanol, Acetylated Hydroxypropyl Cyclohexene Copolymers(vinene/caprylic