Most acne treatment options on the market involve some kind of topical application. Due to the competitive nature of the industry, companies try their best to make their topical products stand out in some way. Mission Scientific Skincare has made this attempt with their acne fighting product, SensiClear, that incorporates a “revolutionary new ingredient” in its ingredients. This article will take a look at SensiClear and what this product can do.
As mentioned above, SensiClear is manufactured and distributed by Mission Scientific Skincare, a company based out of California that has a C- rating from the Better Business Bureau (although it mentions that there appears to be no reason not to do business with them).
The main ingredient in SensiClear, as cited by the website, is an alleged “revolutionary” new ingredient called Retextra. Information regarding Retextra is not readily available; the company lists the formulary name as hydroxyanasatil retinoate, which is not well-defined or understood. (Another active ingredient is salicylic acid, a common ingredient in acne treatments.) The product itself is comprised of a three-step process with the Purifying Cleanser, Balancing Toner, and Acne Treatment Lotion. Although the company claims that natural ingredients are included, these ingredients are not specified. The product does contain alcohol and sodium hydroxide.
SensiClear can only be purchased online, either through the official SensiClear website or other online retailers. It is not available in stores. A SensiClear Deluxe Kit designed to last one month will cost $19.95 (plus shipping). If the user is not satisfied with the product, they may return unused portions for a full refund.
At first glance, SensiClear appears to be an effective product. Independent studies performed on SensiClear have found that the product is 50% more effective than Proactiv in the first three days of use in reducing skin lesions. Also, in 28 days, SensiClear reduces acne by 70% and skin redness by 200%. User reviews, however, are more mixed than these laboratory results. Some users find that SensiClear is effective in healing the skin and removing some acne. Others, however, reject SensiClear based on the alleged side effects it causes, such as excessively dry skin and purging (when toxins and oils are secreted in excess by the skin in response to the treatment). It is quite difficult to access whether SensiClear is an effective acne product or not as user feedback is not always reliable. Generally speaking, competition is fierce in the acne treatment industry and some user feedback – both positive and negative – is likely manufactured and planted online. The only way to find out if SensiClear will work for you is to try it.