UNDERSTANDING YOUR ACNE

  • Cystic Acne
  • Pustules /Papules
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads

What is Cystic Acne?

Acne cysts are a severe and painful form of acne. They are soft, large and fluid-filled bumps, that form beneath your skin's surface. They are the most likely to leave behind scarring, which is why it's best NOT to pick at them.

What are Pustules & Papules?

Inflammatory acne causes swelling and redness. Apart from sebum and dead skin cells, bacteria is another major player when it comes to clogged pores. These in turn, cause acne that are called pustules and papules. They are inflammation-causing material, trapped in your skin.

What are Blackheads?

Blackheads are the result of clogged pores, where the clogging is caused by sebum and dead skin cells building up. The area appears black as the surface is open and melanin in your skin oxidises.

What are Whiteheads?

Whiteheads, like blackheads, are also the result of clogged pores, where the clogging is caused by sebum and dead skin cells building up. The difference is that with whiteheads, the surface is not open and the melanin in that area does not oxidise.


Know Your Ingredients

AHA - ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS

AHAs

Alpha Hydroxyacids

They exfoliate and brighten skin, and help increase cell turnover rate to reveal fresh skin. They can help lighten the hyperpigmentation that may be left behind from inflammation and acne scars.

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BHA - BETA HYDROXY Acids

BHAs

Beta Hydroxyacids

A category of acids that exfoliate and clear/clarify skin. They improve texture, clear pores, help control excess sebum production and clear acne. They include salicylic acid and its derivatives, and natural forms such as willow bark. Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin.

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Propolis

Propolis

Propolis

Helps keep the skin's moisture content balanced, and helps reduce the development of new infections with its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.

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Bamboo Water

Bamboo Water

Bamboo Water

This is an ingredient that is commonly found even in traditional Korean medicines, and is used in skincare. It is full of essential amino acids (e.g. tyrosine and arginine) that help relax the skin, and effectively hydrate it.

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