Acne & Breakout Solutions

Glossary

Know the Ingredients

Salicylic Acid (a.k.a. Beta Hydroxy Acid or BHA): Works below the skin's surface to reduce oil inside pores

Benzoyl Peroxide: Kills bacteria located on the skin's surface and trapped in pores.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs—includes Glycolic Acid): Help exfoliate dead cells on the skin's surface.

Sulfur: Draws out excess oil from clogged pores.

Retinoids: Improve cell turnover to reveal smoother skin.

Get the Facts

Understanding Acne & Breakouts

  • A blemish forms when a pore becomes clogged with dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria, then becomes inflamed.

  • Blemishes can be whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples.

  • Acne is a series of multiple and consistent breakouts where bacteria is present.

  • Hormones, stress, genetics, and even pollution can lead to breakouts.

  • A blemish starts deep within a pore, weeks before any signs of infection surface. So prevention and care are key.

  • Squeezing, popping, or picking at a blemish can lead to scars and discoloration.