Battling acne and pimples? Don't fret! Here is a list of clinically proven ingredients along with your recommended products that will help you manage those annoying blemishes and pesky spots effectively, in as little time as possible.
— Vitamin B3
Niacinamide is clinically proven to regulate sebum production, decongest pores, reduce pore size control breakout, reduce inflammation associated with acne and strengthen skin dermal barrier.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, etc) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (Salicylic Acid) are both clinically proven to be effective for all types of acne. Both ingredients are not only useful in treating or preventing acne but in combination, they also help increase skin cell turnover, dislodge dead skin cells, reduce redness and swelling and reduce the appearance of acne scars over time.
Beta Hydroxy Acid — Salicylic Acid
Salicylic Acid is anti-inflammatory, Keratolytic (helps exfoliate dead skin cells), anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It penetrates pores to loosen clogged follicles by breaking apart dead skin cells, softening them, and helping them slough off the skin.
Salicylic Acid treats active acne and prevents new outbreaks.
VITAMIN A (RETINOL)
— Retinol, Retinoid, Retinal
Topical Retinol helps to clear acne, as they help to regulate skin cell turnover. It works on the acne inside out. Retinol is known for its skin clearing and smoothing benefit as it optimises skin cell regeneration and improves discolouration.
If you are new to Retinol, start with a lower strength product every second day and slowly increase to daily application.
Please do note Retinol can cause your skin to be more sensitive initially and you must wear a sunscreen before sun exposure.
* Retinol may cause dry or dehydrated skin. We recommend an oil-free moisturiser such as Mesoestetic - Regenerance Active.