Understand the science and benefits behind creating a healthy microbiome and balanced skin.
The science behind Acne Relief is our prebiotic approach, a system that adapts to your skin’s unique microbiome to target troublesome acne. Using naturally occurring prebiotics, Acne Relief helps your skin fight back against acne without disrupting its natural balance. The result? An effective defense against acne-causing bacteria that promotes a clear, blemish-free complexion.
Below are some of the key ingredients in Acne Relief behind our prebiotic approach:
Sucrose is made from ultra-fine sugar and is a mild exfoliant that helps unclog pores and remove excess dirt and oil without over-drying or stripping skin. Sucrose helps support a healthy skin microbiome by encouraging good bacteria. It rinses off quickly and easily, making it ideal for gentle yet effective cleansing.
Citrulline, first discovered in watermelon, is an alpha-amino acid that visibly calms skin for a clearer, more even-looking complexion. Nourishing and soothing, it is an ideal way to counteract the drying effect of anti-acne ingredients.
Lactic & Succinic Acids are short chain fatty acids help quickly shrink blemishes by working alongside salicylic acid to attack acne-causing bacteria and encourage good bacteria necessary for a healthy microbiome. They also provide gentle yet effective exfoliation for smoother, more even-looking skin.
Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is found in foods such as tomatoes. This skin-clearing powerhouse helps to gently and visibly erase imperfections, unclog oily pores, and minimize the redness and uneven tone that can be left behind after breakouts by improving skin’s moisture barrier.
Squalane is found naturally in the human body but also can be derived from olive oil. It hydrates skin without making it look or feel greasy. This lightweight hydration is ideal for oil and acne prone skin as it helps maintain optimal hydration without clogging pores or causing blemishes.
Salicylic Acid is a beta-hydroxy acid and is considered the best non-prescription treatment for acne and oil-prone skin. It quickly and effectively exfoliates and removes dead skin which can clog pores and cause breakouts. Because it is oil-soluble, salicylic acid is easily absorbed for targeted, more effective treatment.
Retinol is and ultra-powerful, non-prescription Vitamin-A derivative that helps prevent breakouts by unclogging pores and accelerating surface skin exfoliation and renewal. Unique slow-release carrier system helps preserve this unstable ingredient and calm skin.
Gentle & Soothing Cleanser
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2.0%.
Inactive Ingredients: Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Cetyl Sil- ylate, Sucrose, Squalane, Polyacrylamide, Water/ Aqua/Eau, Caprylyl Glycol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol
Calming Treatment & Hydrator
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 0.5%.
Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, SD Alco- hol 40-B, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, PVP, Di- methicone, Polysorbate 20, Citrulline, Squalane, Lactic Acid, Succinic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Dimeth- icone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
Retinol Treatment & Moisturizer
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 0.5%.
Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, SD Alcohol 40-B, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Niacinamide, Cit- rulline, Arginine, Methyl Gluceth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Methyl Glu- cose Sesquistearate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxy- ethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
Acne Relief Maximum Strength Spot Gel
Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2.0%.
Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, SD Alcohol 40-B, Propanediol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, Sucrose, Citrulline, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Urea, Panthenol, Lactic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Hy- droxide, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Succinic Acid, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20.
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ceresin, Synthetic Wax, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Thioctic Acid, Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Lactic Acid, Sea Salt, Squalene, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Isoceteth-10, Triethyl Citrate, Water/Aqua/Eau, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bentonite, Hydrated Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).