Blemish Busters: Our Favourite Acne-Fighting Ingredients

Blemish Busters: Our Favourite Acne-Fighting Ingredients

November 30, 2016

skincare for acne Acne is a common skin condition many of us suffer from and are desperate to cure. But with so many big name brands and beauty gurus claiming they can solve our skincare woes with home-remedies or hundreds of different products, it can get a bit frustrating. Where do you even start? What actually works? Well, the best advice we can give you is to check for certain ingredients. Below we've listed our top 5 ingredients that will make a product effective in fighting acne.

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl Peroxide is best used as a direct spot treatment because it's such a powerful ingredient. The reason it's such a fantastic ingredient is because it can actually eliminate the bacteria causing your acne. It does this by injecting air into the follicle since acne-causing bacteria thrives without oxygen. So more oxygen equals bye-bye blemishes! It also helps clear out your pores blocked by any dead skin by helping to accelerate cell turnover. What's more, tt functions as an anti-inflammatory, reducing the redness and soreness that often accompany acne, so it's an all-around winner in our eyes!
Skincare for acne recommendation:
glo-therapeutics Clear Anti-Blemish Treatment is formulated with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide to battle your breakouts from the root!

Clay

Clay in skincare is excellent for drawing out impurities and toxins. It's a highly absorbent ingredient which means that it helps remove excess sebum and prevent clogged pores. What's more, Clay can also help reduce the size of your pores, making them appear smaller and your skin smoother! (Plus we all know how relaxing it is to take some time out and apply a face mask.)
Skincare for acne recommendation:
glo-therapeutics Refining Mask contains both Kaolin Clay and Bentonite Clay to provide an effective oil-absorbing Clay mask.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid is another multi-tasking ingredient. It stimulates exfoliation, promotes cell-turnover, unclogs pores whilst also reducing inflammation. In using this ingredient you can help your skin break down blackheads and whiteheads, in addition to taking off the upper layers of skin to allow other active ingredients in a formula to penetrate more effectively. This leaving your complexion looking overall smoother and clearer.
Skincare for acne recommendation:
The glo-therapeutics Clear Acne Cleanser helps to simultaneously cleanse skin whilst also treating acne.

Sodium Chlorite

The main role of Sodium Chlorite is to break down any over production of sebum by the sebaceous glands inside your hair follicles. Excess sebum can result in blockage in the follicles resulting in bacteria festering and acne forming. Sodium Chlorite doesn't just break down sebum but also prevents bacteria regrowth for extended periods of time.
Skincare for acne recommendation:
You can find this ingredient in our best-selling glo-therapeutics Clear Skin Body Spray.

Sulfur

Sulfur is a regenerating ingredient that helps to heal and balance out oil in the skin. It's more gentle than an ingredient like Benzoyl Peroxide and so doesn't leave the skin feeling dehydrated or irritated.
Skincare for acne recommendation:
The glo-therapeutics Refining Mask also contains sulfur for healing anti-bacterial, oil balancing and cell-regenerating benefits.

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