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J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2009 Jul;2(7):26-9.

A 6% benzoyl peroxide foaming cloth cleanser used in the treatment of acne vulgaris: aesthetic characteristics, patient preference considerations, and impact on compliance with treatment.

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  • 1Valley Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The study was conducted to evaluate the product attributes of a new benzoyl peroxide-containing foaming cloth cleanser and to compare the overall patient satisfaction of this product with two currently available benzoyl peroxide acne products (6% benzoyl peroxide cleanser and 4% benzoyl peroxide wash).

DESIGN:

This was a randomized, single-blind study.

SETTING:

Two clinical trial sites.

PARTICIPANTS:

Male and female subjects (N=193) aged 17 to 30 years with a history of acne vulgaris were enrolled.

MEASURES:

Subjects initially cleansed their face with the benzoyl peroxide foaming cloth and then completed a product-attribute survey. Following an interval of five minutes or more, subjects cleansed their face again using one of two randomly assigned comparator benzoyl peroxide-containing cleansing products and then completed a comparative survey. Survey results were tabulated and a top-two box analysis was performed.

RESULTS:

Following the use of the benzoyl peroxide-containing foaming cloth, 94 percent of the product-attribute responses were positive (p</=0.05). With respect to convenience, usability, and cosmetic elegance, the majority of subjects indicated a preference for the benzoyl peroxide foaming cloth compared to the 6% benzoyl peroxide cleanser and 4% benzoyl peroxide wash (for each, p</=0.05). There were no reports of adverse events.

CONCLUSION:

These attributes supporting preference for the benzoyl peroxide foaming cloth cleanser may improve patient satisfaction with topical acne treatment resulting in improved patient compliance. (J Clin Aesthetic Dermatol. 2009;2(7):26-29.).

PMID:
20729967
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PMCID:
PMC2924139
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