ClearPores Skin Cleansing System – is it a scam?
- As people to ask me to review more and more of these acne products, it’s becoming clear that:
- Almost all of these products are exactly the same thing. Some combination of glycolic acid, benzyol peroxide, and salicylid acid.
- They all use blatantly photoshopped images of people who have likely never used their product.
- The ads and websites are full of misinformation and in some cases, blatant lies.
That being said, here is our ClearPores Skin Cleansing System Review. Overall, we give them two thumbs down for dishonesty in marketing and combining harsh chemicals.
- Wow.. they put glycolic acid and salicyclid acid in the same bottle! Talk about harsh.
- They claim no known side effects. This is a blatant lie. From the About.com AHA page: Side Effects of Alpha Hydroxy Acids : The two major side effects of alpha hydroxy acids are irritation and sun sensitivity. Symptoms of irritation include redness, burning, itching, pain, and possibly scarring. People with darker colored skin are at a higher risk of scarring pigment changes with alpha hydroxy acids.
- Their expert is G. Alexander, M.I.H Medical Herbalist. It’s a little suspicious that an expert wouldn’t even list his first name. Then I ran a quick search on the guy – his name is all over quite a few scam products, but he doesn’t appear to have his own website where I could contact him to ask him questions about the product.
- The site claims “Immediate reduction in redness, swelling and scarring which means clear beautiful skin.” These products *cause* redness. Just another lie.
- The herbal supplement is somewhat interesting, although with the dishonesty across the rest of their site, it’s hard to imagine they have put much thought or science into the pill.
ClearPores Skin Cleansing System vs Proactiv: I’d have to give the benefit of the doubt to Proactiv. Their marketing is more honest, and if I had to use a harsh topical acid, I’d opt for glycolic alone over GA combined with salicylic acid.