What You Should Know
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CaraDerma manufactures a series of three skin care products aimed at those with acne and rosacea. CaraDerma offers a Foaming Facial Cleanser, a Rosacea Gel and an Acne Cream. The CaraDerma Acne Cream contains 7.5% Benzoyl peroxide as its main active ingredient. Benzoyl peroxide is used in most acne skin care treatments to eliminate excess oil produced by the sebaceous glands.
The Foaming Facial Cleanser is marketed to a wider group of skin care product consumers, and CaraDerma’s website claims that this anti-bacterial formulation outperforms more expensive brands. It claims to leave skin soft and refreshed, even sensitive skin. The Foaming Facial Cleanser includes aloe gel in its ingredients, which is known for its skin healing and softening abilities.
Finally, the Rosacea Gel has been approved by the FDA according to CaraDerma’s website for use in diminishing the appearance of rosacea. It contains aloe gel, Hepes Oleate (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) and evening primrose oil.
CaraDerma products can be purchased directly from the official website. CaraDerma offers a 30-day money back guarantee on all of its products, according to its website, but the company offers no details on how a consumer would return products to them. There is no indication that there are samples or trial sizes available for any of the products. CaraDerma products are not specifically marketed as anti-aging or wrinkle-reducing formulations.
The CaraDerma website includes a list of all ingredients for each of its products. The Acne Cream’s active ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide, common in most acne treatment regimens. Those with sensitive skin may want to test a small portion on their skin with this product before use, since Benzoyl Peroxide can cause severe drying and chapping of sensitive skin. Among the product’s inactive ingredients are methylparaben and propylparaben, two ingredients commonly used in lesser quality skin care products as a preservative. Both parabens can trigger allergies in some users and have been suspected of being possible carcinogens. Many higher-end skin care products do not include parabens. The Foaming Facial Cleanser contains many common facial cleanser ingredients, as well as aloe gel and oatmeal for softness. The Rosacea Gel contains Hepes Oleate and evening primrose oil, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also includes peppermint oil so those consumers who are allergic to peppermint oil should seek a different product.
The website includes no product application instructions so it is difficult to determine how long any of the CaraDerma products will last the average user.
- CaraDerma products are available on the company’s website
- CaraDerma offers a 30-day money back guarantee on its products
- Complete ingredient lists are available for consumers to review
- CaraDerma products are not formulated specifically for wrinkle reduction
- There appears to be no free trial or sample available
- The Acne Cream contains known allergens amongst its ingredients
- The active ingredient in the Acne Cream, Benzoyl peroxide, can cause severe skin drying and flaking for sensitive users.
The Bottom Line
If you suffer from acne or rosacea, CaraDerma products may be worth a try, especially with the money-back guarantee. However, if you are looking for specific results in the anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenating areas, there are many other products on the market more targeted to those issues.