THE BEST INGREDIENT PAIRINGS FOR OILY & ACNE PRONE SKIN - THE POWER OF NIACINAMIDE AND SALICYLIC ACID!

THE BEST INGREDIENT PAIRINGS FOR OILY & ACNE PRONE SKIN - THE POWER OF NIACINAMIDE AND SALICYLIC ACID!

Having acne not only affects you physically, but emotionally too. There’s nothing more frustrating than waking up to discover a fresh breakout!  Well the good news is (the most severe type aside) that acne is largely a condition of prevention and having a consistent routine with the BEST active ingredients in the RIGHT concentrations that truly deliver is the key to clear skin!

Through my decades of study and clinical experience as a Dermatologist, I have narrowed down TWO particular ingredients that work beautifully together to help calm acne and oily prone skin - Niacinamide (aka B3 my hero ingredient) and salicylic acid (which is a BHA).

Individually, they’re powerhouse ingredients, but when you put them TOGETHER - they make a formidable partnership in the battle against breakouts! 

They’re a beautiful pairing because Salicylic acid does the heavy lifting of exfoliating, unclogging pores and preventing future congestion…(1) While B3 strengthens the barrier layer, regulates sebum and repairs damage from breakouts. (2).

That’s why I created the SKIN GLOW + ACNE KIT.  The products work beautifully as a team - acne prone skin NEEDS a chemical exfoliator to fight, prevent breakouts and rejuvenate which is exactly what the Concentrated Clarifier and Spot Destroyer are designed for.   It also needs the CALMING AND HEALING EFFECT of B3. FOUND  in my Concentrated Cleanser + Concentrated Moisturiser to prevent inflammation, sebum control and keep the barrier happy. ⁠

All the products in my range are designed to treat the six key skin concerns simultaneously (Ageing, acne, sensitive/rosacea, dehydration, pigmentation, sun damage), but these are definitely my favorites when it comes to treating, preventing, and maintaining pimple free skin!  I’ve put them in a simple 3 steps routine - morning + night + a once weekly SPOT DESTROYER.

 

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ACNE KIT

 

FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

STEP 1 - CONCENTRATED CLEANSER

Now this is really important. Using the wrong cleanser (either containing detergent, foam or beads) can aggravate already sensitive skin, stripping the barrier layer and increasing inflammation and sensitivity. More importantly it can leave your skin dry, tight and in desperate need of hydration. My Concentrated Cleanser is delicate and gentle with soothing niacinamide/vitamin B3 and anti-inflammatory botanicals to calm angry breakouts while effectively removing makeup, sunscreen, pollutants, grime and excess oil.⁠


STEP 2 - CONCENTRATED CLARIFIER

The Concentrated Clarifier serum is nicknamed THE BOMB for good reason -  this daily chemical exfoliator prevents breakouts and keeps the skin calm because I’ve paired the BHA Salycilic acid with AHAs, mainly in the format of Lactic Acid..

As we know, BHA is a powerful acne-busting ingredient that penetrates deep into pores to dissolve any congestion, while a mix of potent AHAs (lactic, glycolic, mandelic and tartaric acids) exfoliate dead skin cells and create smooth, evenly toned skin. ⁠Apply after cleansing in the morning.


STEP 3 - CONCENTRATED MOISTURISER

Many people think you don’t need moisturiser when you have acne or oily skin, but this is a myth!  In fact it is one of the biggest mistakes you can make!

If the skin senses dryness, it sends a signal to the sebaceous glands to produce more moisture and can create even more breakouts! You need a moisturiser that isn’t oily and integrates well with the skin - that’s why I formulated the Concentrated Moisturiser boosted with 5% B3 to prevent inflammation and keep the skin calm.


ONCE WEEKLY - CONCENTRATED SPOT DESTROYER

This is your secret weapon to fighting acne and oil prone skin.  The Concentrated Spot Destroyer can be used as a spot treatment on acne, or roll it ALL OVER the face for a total skin rejuvenation once a week! 💫⁠ Preventing breakouts while rejuvenating your skin at the same time. ⁠


REFERENCES:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4554394/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16766489/