Rated: 2 out of 10
Acne is the most common skin condition that can affect anyone from ages 10 – 40. Acne vulgaris may manifest in several different ways, depending on the individual’s skin type – whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and/or cysts.
Many acne treatments like creams, toners, wipes and washes are sold over-the-counter and online, however, since acne treatment is such big business, the unfortunate truth is that most of these treatments tend to be little to not effective.
There are so many treatments it can be an expensive and time-consuming process for the average consumer to find the ones that work. That’s why we have put together our panel of reviewers to test which acne products actually get rid of acne. Oxycerin is one of the products our reviewers tested. Right from the start we were skeptical of Oxycerin because the first words on their website claim that Oxycerin creates “perfect, acne free skin…in only 7 days.” We gave Oxycerin a full 7 day trial, and here are our results:
What is Oxycerin?
Oxycerin promotes itself on the market as an all-natural remedy for acne. Oxycerin says the product is clinically tested but they fail to offer up information like history or facts about how the treatment was created or by whom. The only contact information available is a generic email to questions at the Oxycerin.com website.
What to expect from Oxycerin is also a mystery. Oxycerin has taken the tact of not disclosing how to use their product or what results are typical in any given timeframe. All we know is that it will not cause itching, stinging, burning, or dryness. There is no mention of what it will do or how. Each bottle contains serum that is only 54 grams -- which isn’t a lot, but we’re not sure because we don’t know how much to use. At least they had the courtesy to provide an ingredient list.
Oxycerin uses the active ingredient of tea tree oil instead of benzoyl peroxide. In our experience, benzoyl peroxide is the most effective acne treatment and it is shown to be effective by the National Institute of Health. In comparison, The National Institute of Health gives tea tree oil only a “C” grade as an acne treatment. There is no clear evidence supporting tea tree oil gets rid of acne.
Other ingredients of Oxycerin are:
- Aloe Vera – an effective burn and wound treatment. Aloe Vera is soothing on the skin.
- White willow bark – salicylic acid is sometimes used as an acne treatment but white willow bark contains only salicin which has different properties from the refined salicylic acid.
- Licorice root – has been used medicinally for centuries, unfortunately, only for cough.
- MSM – a solvent which is claimed to be a source of sulfur. It is a source of sulfur, but is only effective when ingested.
- Hyaluronic acid – helps cover scars and wrinkles but once use is discontinued, they all come back. Hyaluronic acid has no healing properties.
Oxycerin claims to be sold at retail stores f
or $129.99 per bottle. We have never seen it being sold at a store. The website makes this claim because it can be bought online for $29.99. While this may seem like a reasonable price, consumers must be aware that they’re only getting 1.9 oz (54 grams) of product.
Shipping is an extra $7.50. Oxycerin advertises a 60-day money-back guarantee with no restrictions but we always feel the best guarantee is to read the reviews and go with a proven effective product.
Does Oxycerin Work?
Our reviewers found Oxycerin to be totally ineffective. It has been our experience that tea tree oil is only effective when combined with benzoyl peroxide for the treatment of acne. The outrageous claims of the website and exaggerated pricing only contribute to our negative review.
To find a product that is effective with ingredients that work, continue on with our product reviews.