These five brands are helping create acne awareness and treat the problem (with products from just $4.99).
With 85% of Australians estimated to experience acne at some stage of their life, the acne awareness initiative is designed to raise awareness, highlight possible treatment options and reduce the stigma associated with acne.
Acne costs Americans over $3 billion a year in treatments as well as loss of productivity, and contributes heavily to the overall burden of skin disease. Some of the most concerning side effects of acne are depression, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem.
Acne is a disease involving the oil glands at the base of hair follicles and effects 3 in 4 people aged 11 to 30 years of age.
Whilst raising awareness about acne may not seem important to some, it is critical to be aware of the disease which effects so many people, so we can all support individuals suffering from acne, so they can then receive the appropriate treatment and care management plans at home.
These are the brands working to raise acne awareness, with products to help treat the issues.
QED Skincare: Founded by Pharmacist, Shoshana Eisner, QED is about understanding real skin concerns, like acne, and developing products that effectively target your skin needs with proven formulations for high performance results.
Deep Pore exfoliator designed to remove dead skin cells and reduce skin congestion. Blended with peppermint oil which is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, this exfoliator will help reduce inflammation and calm the skin whilst helping to treat acne for rapid heal time.
This cleanser has been specially formulated using two different liquids which when activated after shaking, will thoroughly remove dirt and grime deep in the pores, for a clearer complexion which will also assist in healing acne as well. The blend is made from peppermint oil and cypress oils which help to soothe, tone and tighten skin as well.
KIEHL’S: Kiehl’s has been in the business of skincare since 1851, with their original store serving patrons at the corner of 13th Street and Third Avenue in New York City. Today their nature-inspired and scientifically proven skincare improves overall skin health with visibly healthier looking skin.
This nature inspired scientific formula is an oil free product that does not dry out the skin.It was inspired by Kiehl’s original blue astringent herbal lotion created in 1964 to heal pimples and contains salicylic acid, frankincense and ginger root. After 2 weeks of use twice daily acne skin is significantly clearer. It has a fresh ginger fragrance which is pleasant, and foams for a deep cleanse to the pores.
This salicylic acid blemish treatment can be used up to 3 times a day on pimples as well as black heads to help clear them away. It has a fresh ginger fragrance and is a cool soothing gel which helps reduce inflammation, whilst treating the blemish by killing bacteria to help it heal faster.
CARBON THEORY: Founded in the UK in 2018, since its launch, the success of the brand’s products has been due to the natural infused botanical ingredients expertly crafted in each product to help people all around the world manage major skincare concerns like acne and breakouts. And there are plenty of before and after shots proving just how well these products work.
Created for breakout control, the scrub is made from pumice particles, which work to accelerate natural exfoliation, unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells which can lead to breakouts. The scrub also has the added benefits of Pink grapefruit citric acid which promotes a healthy skin cell turnover after exfoliation. Whilst the added tea tree oil also works to reduce inflammation and act as a natural antiseptic.
Made from a special blend of vitamin E and tea tree oil, this face cream has been designed to help repair the skin and create a barrier against environmental damages, whilst also reducing inflammation and treating blemishes with a natural antiseptic to heal acne faster. She butter and cranberry has also been blended into the cream, which will help moisturise inflamed skin, and nourish it without blocking the pores.
NEUTROGENA: With a core foundation in believing beauty is only skin deep, Neutrogena avoid the use of using unnecessary and harsh ingredients, whilst committing to ingredient transparency which is not only safe for your body, but safe for the planet also.
This oil free gel cleanser contains salicylic acid to help clear away acne and blackheads within abut 2 weeks of using twice a day. It does not overly dry out the skin, and is excellent value for money. It has a pleasant citrus, grapefruit fragrance and is a soft gel cleanser.
This unique mask goes on as a liquid, and changes to a soft/solid mask after about 20 minutes. This is then peeled away taking with it dead skin cells and impurities, leaving skin feeling smooth, fresh and like it has had a deep clean. A real pleasure to use, and a great way to take time out and give skin an overall boost. Such amazing value. It has a very pleasant, fresh citrus and tangy scent and is smooth and fresh feel when on the skin. The Grapefruit makes the mask a little tingly on application.
FINISHING TOUCH FLAWLESS FINISH: With a mission to help women everywhere look and feel their best. We bring you the best, most stylish beauty solutions that will give a finishing touch to your skincare routines, anywhere, any time. Using elegant solutions which are effective, their products are designed to leave your skin feeling radiant and youthful.
This ultra-hygienic facial cleansing brush helps to loosen debris on the face, including dead skin cells, lift and remove makeup and dirt for cleaner and healthier pores. The device also massages the skin to increase blood and oxygen flow throughout the layers of the skin, proven to help reduce inflammation and sooth acne, helping to heal them faster and prevent new ones.
Cold therapy has long been known to help reduce inflammation, fight bacteria and calm skin overall. This ice roller does just that. When rolled across the skin, the ice roller helps to minimise pores, reduce puffiness, reduce tension, and help fight back angry bacteria filled blemishes like acne.