What are the best ingredients to help target and combat the appearance of acne breakouts
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a complex skin condition and acne presents in many different forms. Whilst it manifests on the surface of the skin, the root causes are actually linked to the complexity of what goes on below the surface.
When you understand what causes acne, it should make sense that a combination of scientifically researched ingredients is necessary to form a complete skincare solution that targets the root causes of breakouts by giving the skin exactly what it needs to look clear and healthy where it needs it most.
As a leading innovator in the Professional Skincare market, Dr Des Fernandes, Environ Founder and Scientific Director, has combined a number of breakout CLEARING game-changer ingredients in the Focus Care™ Clarity+ Range because they each play a very specific role creating clear, healthy-looking skin.
Breakout-prone skin is actually vitamin A deficient. By replenishing that deficiency with topical vitamin A products on a daily basis, you will help to normalise your skin and ultimately prevent the progression of breakouts. The higher the level of vitamin A, the more effective it is.
Dr Des says: “Vitamin A plays an important role in the treatment of acne, and the higher the level of vitamin A, the more effective it is. One should begin on a low dose of vitamin A and then increase it incrementally over time. I believe that by keeping the vitamin A levels high in the skin that we will help to reduce the chances of people developing severe acne.”
Vitamin B3 is known to have anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties. It may also assist in minimising the discoloration left behind by scars.
Vitamin C is an amazing water soluble antioxidant which helps to protect skin against the damaging effects of free radical. It has also been proven to enhance skin resilience and minimise the discoloration left behind by scars.
Dr Des says: “Vitamin C is an irreplaceable vitamin for healthy skin.”
Vitamin E is a powerful oil soluble antioxidant which helps to protect skin against the damaging effects of free radicals. It has also been proven to enhance skin resilience and minimise the discoloration left behind by scars.
Dr Des says: “We need vitamin E in our skin to help protect the cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, particularly those induced by UVA rays.”
ALPHA & BETA HYDRIXY ACIDS
Dr Des says: “When young people have breakouts then AHAs and BHAs can be very effective.”
Lactic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid which helps to promote the natural exfoliation of dead and dying skin cells thereby preventing your pores from becoming congested/clogged.
Dr Des says: “AHAs are particularly useful in treating breakouts because they increase the acidity in the skin and reduce the build-up of dead skin cells clogging the ducts of the oil glands.”
Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid which helps to promote the natural exfoliation of dead and dying skin cells thereby preventing your pores from becoming congested/clogged.
Dr Des says: “BHAs, in the form of Salicylic Acid, have the unique property of penetrating through pores, eliminating breakout-causing bacteria, and helping to restore the irritated skin surrounding the pore.”
Studies have shown that Tea Tree has anti-bacterial properties making it a powerful ingredient to target breakouts and help minimize skin irritations.
8 MAT-XS™ Clinical
MAT-XS™ assists in the regulation of sebum. In clinical studies, it has been shown to diminish all the signs of an oily shine after 4 weeks of use. Skin appears clearer and has a more even toned complexion.
Sebuless™ is a botanical which helps to minimize existing breakouts and prevent future ones because of its sebum regulating properties. It also has both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and helps to mattify the skin.
Clinical studies have shown that Acnacidol™ helps to regulate sebum and rebalance breakout-prone skin.
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Find out more about the new Focus Care™ Clarity+ Range
Want to learn more about conquering breakouts? click on the links below:
Understanding Acne as a skin condition (Acne as a skin condition FAQ)
Targeting acne breakouts with the Clarity+ Range is as easy as 1,2,3
Dr. Des Fernandes shared some insight into the development of the new Focus Care Clarity Range
Take conquering confidence - crushing breakouts to the next level with a personalized course of Environ Professional Peel
Help to minimize the appearance of confidence-crushing acne scars with a course of Collagen Induction Therapy