Prescription acne creams are used for the treatment of acne, but they also come with some serious side effects. 

While they can help with the inflammation and acne, they can also cause side effects like premature aging and depression.

So how do you know which prescription acne cream is right for you? 

Here are the five most common types of acne cream to consider: 1.

Acne cream containing hydroxyethylcellulose and/or  methicone   This is probably the most common type of acne cream.

It contains hydrocolloids (the ingredients in acne medications) and  hydrocortisone, a hormone produced by the body that reduces inflammation and gives the skin an overall smooth and refreshed look. 

It is generally recommended to use this acne cream with acne prone skin to reduce inflammation and increase collagen production.

The downside to using this acne treatment is that it can be difficult to use correctly. 

Acne creams containing hydroXYCELOUS, or  methyl methacrylate, contain hydroxypropyl methoxycinnamate, a chemical commonly found in cosmetic formulations.

Hydroxypropyyl methacrylic acid is a surfactant that reduces the amount of water in the skin, making it easier to use and less likely to cause irritation. 

However, the hydrocortisol and hydroxycortisol ingredients in the acne cream may irritate skin, which can lead to a more severe reaction.

The most common side effects include dry skin, redness and itching, and redness at the edges of the eyes and skin.

It is important to talk to your doctor before using acne creampies with hydroxyhydrocorphone. 

The following are a few acne cream ingredients that are generally recommended for acne: Hydrocolloidal Acne Cream, HydroxyEthylcellulase Acne Stick, Hydrocysteinylactone, Hydrochlorothiazolinone, Hydrocorticosteroid, Tretinoin 2.

Acrylates/vinyl alcohol This acne cream contains acetyl propionate, a substance found in the body to remove dead skin cells.

Acrylic acid, a fat that gives skin its elasticity, can be a problem when using this cream. 

A study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, showed that acetylpropionate was linked to increased risk of premature aging, depression and acne. 

There are also other ingredients in acetylacetate that can lead the body into a state of hormonal imbalance. 

In some cases, these chemicals can interfere with your body’s ability to fight off bacteria. 


Hydroquinone  This is a topical steroid used for treating skin conditions, such as psoriasis and acne vulgaris.

Hydroquinone is an anti-inflammatory, which means it inhibits the growth of bacteria in the eye and other parts of the body.

It also helps to repair the skin barrier, which helps to prevent new acne.

In addition, it has a number of anti-aging benefits.

It can help to control wrinkles, dull acne and dry skin. 

But hydroquinone can also be harmful to your skin.

The Mayo Clinic has said that hydroquinones can cause a skin cancer risk if taken too often.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that hydroquinones be used with caution, as it can increase the risk of skin cancer. 


PEG-6 Glyceryltrimethicone This chemical is made by combining a hydroxyurea and glycerin.

It’s a mixture of water, propylene glycol and ethylene glycerine.

Glyceryls are chemicals that give your skin its pigmentation.

Glycerin is the natural pigment that gives the hair and skin its shine.

It helps to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. 

PEG-20 Dimethicone,PEG-(butylated hydroxy) glycol,PPG-20 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerylon stearate, Hydrolyzed PEG/PPG 5.

Lactic Acid Acetate Lactic acid is one of the most important ingredients in any acne treatment. 

Research has found that it helps to slow down the growth and growth of the bacteria in your skin, while also fighting the acne itself. 

If you’re not careful with your use of this acne medication, you could end up with acne scars or even a painful reaction. 


Glycolic Acid This ingredient is commonly used in creams that contain glycerins.

Glycers are a mixture that contains a mixture between hydrogenated oils and natural ingredients.

Glycans are used as emulsifiers in the creams, and they can have other health benefits. 

Laurie McLean, MD,