Cutting-edge research has led to a many faceted response to problem-prone complexions, providing high-tech solutions with ingredients designed to cleanse, renew and repair. The result? Radiant, smooth and clearer skin.
Five must-buy products for perfecting
The top-five products featured on these pages are powerful agents in perfecting troubled skin, thanks to mild, oil-free formulations, highly effective ingredients such as salicylic acid, and multi-tasking peptides to protect, heal and smooth skin for a flawless texture and appearance.
Statistics show that a massive 50 per cent of women are diagnosed with some form of acne during their adult lives. Oily skin, often hormone accelerated, tends to clog easily. This creates comedones (blocked pores in skin) and breakouts. Cleansing and exfoliation are key to addressing this.
Ageing & acne
The issues surrounding acne and problem skin only get more complicated as you get older – anti-blemish products are often harsh and drying. It’s about managing the problem by getting into a sensible routine with products that have proven, scientific soothing and protecting properties, such as those pictured on these pages.
“Look for pH-balanced formulations that remove dirt, oil; and ‘water’ magnet ingredients like glycerin to prevent drying the skin,” says US CosmeceuTechs’ Tracy May Harriott.
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Antioxidants such as A, C and E for skin health are important in perfecting problem skin, as are potent antioxidants and DNA enzymes that help to reverse UV-induced damage from the sun and aid the skin’s natural repair process.
To help control acne, look for a cleanser that is strong enough to remove dirt and keep skin clean. Avoid harsh face soaps that can strip your skin of its natural oils and promote flare-ups.
They may feel light on your skin, but serums deliver heavy benefits and, because they contain water and beneficial ingredients instead of oil, they are ideal for acne-prone skin.
Elizabeth Arden PRO Perfection Facial Serum ($120)
Oil free, this lightweight serum is ideal for mature problem-prone skin. Designed to keep skin looking clear, fresh and radiant.
GLO Therapeutics Renew Serum ($62)
Blended with antibacterial and oil-control agents, this serum stimulates mild exfoliation and cell renewal to smooth skin and improve texture and tone.
Elizabeth Arden PRO Clarifying Foaming Cleanser ($69)
Working to remove excess oil and debris while hydrating, this cleanser leaves skin feeling fresh, smooth and radiant.
Elizabeth Arden PRO Skin Perfecting Peel Pads ($79)
These multitasking exfoliating treatment pads contain an advanced skin perfecting formula that is ideal for mature skin.
HydroPeptide Purifying Cleanser ($69)
This product is ideal for those who suffer from breakouts and irritation, thanks to healing tea-tree oil and a mineral-rich clay called bentonite.
See our Salon Guide for details on where to purchase these top-five products for skin perfecting.