Spots, zits, pimples, acne, blemishes whatever you may call them can be a nuisance. They always appear at the wrong time and tend to linger around. We at CHEAR beauty have worked closely with acne suffers, dermatologists and chemists, to research and analyse ingredients and treatments for acne & spot pone skin.
Our Chear Acne range has been formulated with active spot frightening ingredients that work with the skin to help unclog blocked pores, reduce spot size, redness, scars and exfoliate the skin. The Chear Acne formulas contain a variation of ingredients that have been used over the centuries to treat skin conditions.
What are our key spot fighting Ingredients?
The use salicylic acid on spot and acne areas can help reduce redness and soreness. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid which is extracted from the bark of willow trees. This acid helps remove dead skin cells, lifts dirt by unclogging the pores and dries out excess oil. The ingredient is known for its anti- inflammatory and exfoliating properties. Research conducted by Arif, T. (2015) suggest that salicylic acid makes a great peeling agent for acne prone skin, as it helps smooth and exfoliate the skins surface.
Depending on the product, we use a mixture of plant and fruit extracts in our formulas, Which are known for their healing, antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Aloe Vera extract has been widely used in cosmetics due to its various active properties. The ingredient is rich in antioxidants and contains anti-bacterial properties. Aloe barbadensis miller contains many enzymes, amino acids and hormones, which help reduce inflammation on the skin when topically applied. For acne prone skin this ingredient is a godsend as it helps prevent flare ups by unclogging the pores with its astringent properties.
Tea Tree oil
Tea Tree Oil is extracted from the Austrian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. “The primary uses of tea tree oil have historically capitalized on the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions of the oil,” (Carson, C., Hammer, K. and Riley, T., 2006). Tea Tree Oil has been historically used by the Austrian Aborigines for its natural antibacterial and healing properties. The ingredient helps to reduce acne, spot inflammation, black heads and white heads.
Azadirachta Indica commonly known as Neem Extract is derived from a tree, native to India, Africa and Iran. It has been used traditionally for its medicinal qualities for over 4000 years. This ingredient contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Research conducted by Satralkar & Zagade (2019) identified that Neem Extract acts like a bacteria killing agent for acne and “contains aspirin like substances that reduce redness and inflammation”.
Our Chear Acne range is perfect for mild acne and random spots.
Our dermatologist’s top recommendations:
- Use a spot treatment with salicylic acid
- Eat clean & drink plenty of water
- Wash the affected area regularly & after exercising with lukewarm water
- Avoid using make up on the affected area
- To prevent scarring avoid popping and squeezing spots
- If your acne is severe ensure you see a GP
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