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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.



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).


This was a randomized, single-blind study.


Two clinical trial sites.


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


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.


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.


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.).

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