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Comedolytic

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Updated June 23, 2014

Definition:

Comedolytic is the term used to describe a product or medication that inhibits the formation of comedones (blemishes that form when oil and skin cells become trapped in the pore.) Comedolytic products work by helping the skin to shed more effectively, keeping the pores from becoming plugged.

Topical retinoids are examples of comedolytic medications.

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