> Not all the pads like Dr. D, Serious Skin Care,
> Philosophy, PTR have salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy
> acid All of them DO have some type of alpha hydroxy
> acid like glycolic or lactic (the most popular).
> So the main difference is that the pads are either
> all AHAs or a combination of AHAs and BHA (salicylic
> acid). Stridex is ONLY salicylic acid.
> Plus, the other pads have other beneficial
> ingredients such as anti-oxidants, most have witch
> hazel for tightening pores (very temporary), and some
> buffering ingredients to keep down irritation.
> Finally, the pH of the other pads could be different
> which can effect how effective or irritating the pads
> are. I'm sure a widely distributed product like
> Stridex would keep irritation to a minimum but it
> also could mean it is slightly less effective (not
> all 2% salicylic acid are created equal, the pH is an
> important factor in efficacy and irritation)
> Probably more than you wanted to know!
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