What happens to one’s skin happens in front of the world, and acne is a good example of this. Acne affects a large proportion of the population, but just because something is common, that doesn’t mean it isn’t serious. Serious acne can have a huge impact on your life.
Though acne is a normal skin condition, what’s significant about it is that it makes us unhappy. While ads promise superhuman results, there is no easy solution or cure for acne. The good news is that we know enough about acne to control it, and this is a great achievement.
If there is a danger in the usual anti-acne products it’s that they don't take the long-term health of skin into consideration. Companies use benzoyl peroxide, even though repeated use of a product with this ingredient will aggravate acne. Benzoyl peroxide decimates the natural bacterial flora of the skin and ages skin by flushing it with a strong oxidant. Because it is a strong oxidant, it will also cause bleaching of fabrics and can dry and irritate the skin. You can buy new clothes but your skin has to last for many decades.
Don’t go for fast and furious solutions like benzoyl peroxide. Also beware of products containing alcohol as a main ingredient, as the skin will be dry and will not be able to fend off infection by the acne bacterium, Propionibacterium acnes. If a product seems to increase irritation, produce a burning sensation, or otherwise upset the skin, stop using it. Ask your doctor if there are alternatives.
What can Skin Actives do for your skin? Our products will help control the acne without damaging your skin. Our products contain no strong oxidants and the retinoid we use is not irritating. We choose actives that decrease oil production without drying the skin. We target all aspects of acne, starting with inflammation, and we don’t forget the strong hormonal component.
What works for acne?
If you're ready for a new kind of blemish control routine, the Flawless Kit is a perfect place to start. These products work without the drawbacks of harsher acne care routines.
Salicylic Cleanser - Salicylic Cleanser gently exfoliates without drying the skin, making it very beneficial for blemish-prone and oily skin types. Use morning and evening.
T-Zone Serum - T-Zone Serum helps control oiliness and target blemishes. Use this serum to help reduce redness and irritation caused by blemishes. Use morning and evening.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum - Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a light-weight moisturizing serum with the anti-aging benefits of hydrolyzed collagen. This water-based serum uses the hydrating capabilities of hyaluronic acid to provide oil-free moisture to oily and acne-prone skin types. Use morning and evening.
Acne Control Cream - Acne Control Cream targets blemishes without harsh ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide, which can damage the skin. This cream helps remove excess oil to reduce breakouts on the face and body. Use evening only.