A comedolytic product is something which breaks up comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and opens up clogged pores.
Keratolytic products dissolve hard plugs of skin and promote the natural process by which skin sheds its dead skin cells.
A mildly acidic pH
Blemish-prone skin is more alkaline than normal skin which has a mildly acidic pH. Products for blemished skin benefit from being mildly acidic as this helps to return skin to its optimal pH.
All products in the Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER OIL CONTROL range have been specially formulated for blemish- and acne-prone skin. There are also products in the Eucerin anti-age and sun protection ranges that are non-comedogenic and non-greasy and ideally suited to oily skins.
The most commonly used peeling agents in skincare products are AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which are also known as fruit acids. In the Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER OIL CONTROL Skin Renewal Treatment we use combination of Glycolic Acid (an AHA), Salycylic Acid (a Beta Hydroxy Acid or BHA) and Gluconolactone (a PHA or Polyhydroxy Acid). This innovative and effective 10% Hydroxy Complex opens the pores, promotes the scaling off of dead skin cells and supports skin renewal.
Salicylic Acid is particularly effective at fighting blocked pores and bacterial growth. It is a Beta Hydroxy Acid which acts keratolytically (meaning it removes dead skin cells and softens skin to help prevent blocked pores) and comedolytically (which means it opens up clogged pores). Salicylic Acid reduces blemishes and prevents the build-up of new blemishes and is a key ingredient in several of the Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER OIL CONTROL formulas.
Look out for products that are able to regulate the amount of sebum your skin produces. Ingredients such as L-Carnitine help cells to absorb free fatty acids where the mitochondria turn them into energy. This reduces the amount left over to form sebum, thereby controlling sebum production. Mattifying particles, when added to formulas, can also help to absorb any excess sebum on the skin. L-Carnitine and mattifying particles are part of the sebum regulating technology used in several of the Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER OIL CONTROL products.
Licochalcone A is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory extracted from the root of the Chinese Liquorice plant. It reduces redness, helps to soothe inflammation and is a key active in Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER OIL CONTROL Skin Renewal Treatment, Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER OIL CONTROL Adjunctive Soothing Cream and Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER OIL CONTROL Mattifying Fluid.
Cleansing is an important step to caring for blemish-prone skin, but harsh cleansers can strip skin of its natural balance and exacerbate symptoms.
Look out for mild, soap-free cleansers such as the Amphoteric surfactants and APG Complex used in the cleansers in the Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER OIL CONTROL range.
SymSitive* regulates the sensitivity of hyper-reactive skin sensory fibres, offering immediate and long-lasting relief from tingling, stinging and burning. As well as calming skin it increases skin-tolerance and, over time, helps to make skin more resistant. It is a key active in Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER OIL CONTROL Adjunctive Soothing Cream.
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