Be sure to seek out Stridex acne pads from our online shop, the next time that you are experiencing an acne outbreak, or when you need a deep cleanser.

Stridex acne pads are available in South Africa. They are produced in the United States of America, and contain Salicylic acid in varying percentages per w/w. The varying percentages of the acid, are the key differentiator in the variants of the product. In South Africa, the Sensitive and Maximum options are available.

Stridex Sensitive with Aloe

Stridex Sensitive acne pads

The Stridex Sensitive range is described as a single-step acne control. This means that if you experience a mild to medium breakout of acne or pimples, that Stridex Sensitive will have a gentle, soothing action on your skin to control the spots that develop. Essentially, it as a cleaning pad with an active ingredient to release the dirt from the skin-cell and to dissolve any unwanted oils.

Stridex cleansing pads achieves it cleansing process through a mild keratolytic action. This means that it removes the surface layers of your skin and unclogs pores which lie beneath. In the cleaning process, Salicylic acids removes the bond between the dirt and the skin, and allows for a complete clean. The level of 0.5% Salicylic acid, means that it can be used on sensitive skin. The aloe content of Stridex Sensitive has strong soothing properties which are great for maintenance of the skin.

A tub of 55 textured pads will cost R140-00 excluding a nominal delivery charge. Packaged in an identifiable green box, Stridex Sensitive is a wise starting point to controlling acne.

Stridex Maximum Acne pads

Stridex Maximum acne pads

If Stridex Sensitive is a good place to start, Stridex Maximum provides big punch to cleaning, treating and preventing acne. Stridex Maximum is an alcohol free, textured pad, used on your face to provide deep cleaning. If you are struggling with perpetual outbreaks of pimples and acne, Stridex Maximum is a more persistent fighter of acne than Stridex Sensitive.

Stridex Maximum acne pads contains 2% w/w of Salicylic acid. This is the maximum level that an over-the-counter product can contain before it needs to be scheduled. The strength of the acid means that stubborn dirt can be removed from your skin, leaving it clean.

When using Stridex Maximum, be careful. Consider first whether this product is suitable for your skin, and if necessary consult your physician. Look out too, where you wipe these moisture-filled pads. Avoid your eyes and lips and any other soft tissue. Once you have got into a routine of cleaning with Stridex Maximum, you may well realize that the product is preventing pimples from developing – that’s the sweet spot!

There are 55 soft touch pads in each container and Stridex Maximum is in the red box. Fortunately it is not more expensive than Stridex Sensitive and is also available online at Blistex.

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