There are plenty of topical acne treatments out there – prescription and non-prescription – that fall into the traditional model for acne treatment: a three-step process that uses toners, gels, lotions, and cleansers to exfoliate the skin, unclog pores, and kill bacteria. Other non-topical treatments come in the form of herbal supplements, usually in capsule form. Derma Cleanse (DC), from Zenmed, is unique in that it combines both forms of acne treatment in one. This article will discuss Zenmd DC and will talk about the hybrid nature of this product.
DC is produced by Zenmed, a company that is exclusively dedicated to therapeutic skin care products. They have a favorable A- rating from the Better Business Bureau, comply with Derma Prime Plus Food and Drug Administration guidelines, and have their products verified by independent labs.
As mentioned above, Derma Cleanse is a hybrid form of herbal supplements and more traditional treatments. One difference between DC and other topical treatments is the lack of benzoyl peroxide, alcohol, or sulfur, which are all traditional chemicals used to defeat acne. Instead, one of the main active, non-herbal ingredients is salicylic acid, which in this case is derived from fruit. The first step in the hybrid process is a capsule containing herbal ingredients designed to attack the biological causes of acne within the body. Next, the user applies the Acne Gel, which is technically the second step even though it is applied on top of the Facial Cleansing Gel. This Acne Gel is geared towards deep penetration into the skin to combat acne. Finally, the user applies the Gentle Cleanser twice a day, in the mornings and evenings, to control the amount of oil on the skin.
A one-month supply of the Derma Cleanse system costs $99.95. It can only be purchased on the official Zenmed website.
The vast majority of reviews indicate that DC is a very effective treatment for mild to moderate acne (including some forms of cystic acne). A few users reported that their skin was more oily and filled with acne after two to three months of the treatment