Triclear is a 3-step acne treatment similar to Proactiv, but a lot pricier.
However, we recognize that sometimes you get what you pay for in the acne-treatment market. Is Triclear really that much more effective than the products we see at the grocery store? We need to look at the ingredients to find out.
Step one in the TriClear acne treatment system is Purifying Cleanser. This is a mineral-based cleanser that cleans without irritating skin. It lifts dirt, oil, and dead skin cells out of pores to leave “skin feeling fresh, clean, and clear.” This oil- and alcohol-free facial cleanser contains sodium hyaluronate to moisturize skin and give a “smoother, toned look” as well as chamomile to calm and prepare skin for the rest of the treatment.
Repairing Gel, which is the second step in the TriClear regimen, helps skin to repair itself, aids in preventing future breakouts, gives skin “a non-greasy look and feel,” and contains an ingredient called silicol dioxide to absorb and control oil production. Oil-free and non-irritating, Repairing Gel will leave skin “renewed and visibly fresher.” After applying, Repairing Gel needs to be allowed to absorb into skin for ten minutes and then rinsed off with warm water.
The final step is called Revitalizing Cream and is “clinically proven to treat major causes of acne.” Its two active ingredients are salicylic acid for clearing acne and stimulating skin renewal and inflacin to calm irritation and sooth redness. Revitalizing Cream keeps pores clear by exfoliating the top layer of skin.
A Warning about Triclear
Though they offer a “free trial” they add fine print that states “You have a full 14 days to try the product and discover why TriClear is the right acne treatment for you. If you enjoy the product, do nothing. You´ll be billed the discounted price of just $69.95 at the end of your free–trial period” which explains why they require billing information for a “free trial.”
Those who contact TriClear’s customer service to complain about this charge are told that, because they did return the kit within the “two week trial period,” they must pay for it. If someone does return their TriClear trial, the company charges a “$20 restocking fee.”
Here in the acne treatment world, we have a word for what Triclear is: A SCAM. This is a company that will create enough legal loopholes to steal your money, simply because their product is not effective enough to give them a profit.