If you struggle with acne, you’re far from alone. As the most common skin condition in the United States, acne affects up to 50 million Americans and 85% of people report having experienced acne-related symptoms at some point in life. And, while acne usually begins during puberty, it can persist - and even begin - in adulthood. Doris Day, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center tells Allure: “As many as 50 percent of women will suffer from acne at some point in their adult lives.”
Ready for a clean slate? Introducing the Eminence Organic Skin Care Acne Advanced Treatment System: Our 28-day organic solution to treat and prevent moderate to severe acne. Using a combination of time-released encapsulated salicylic acid and powerful natural botanical actives, the Acne Advanced Treatment System addresses skin conditions associated with acne and proactively prevents future breakouts, naturally. Here is how three women have used this innovative collection to reclaim clear complexions.
Hormonal Acne: Vanessa’s Story
One cause of adult-onset acne (acne which begins in adulthood) is the fluctuations in hormone levels that occur during pregnancy and menopause. The ratio of estrogen and progesterone to each other can affect women’s testosterone levels, leading to an increase in oil production and the emergence of acne. This was the case for Vanessa, a mom of two who first experienced acne when it developed after pregnancy. Since using the Acne Advanced Treatment System, Vanessa says: “Day after day, I continue to see improvements and feel so much more confident when I look in the mirror. My breakouts are gone and my scars look lighter!” Watch this video to learn more about Vanessa’s story:
Stress Acne: Nicola’s Story
In addition to hormonal changes, stress can cause acne to rear its angry head. Stress leads to an increase in the production of cortisol - a hormone that triggers oil production and contributes to inflammation. Juggling the pressure of balancing work and her personal life caused Nicola to experience acne for the first time in her twenties. She reveals: “I was lucky that I did not have much acne in my teens, but it appeared with a vengeance in my adult life.” With the Acne Advanced Treatment System, she was able to find relief, finally seeing a major shift in her skin’s appearance. She says: “The Acne Advanced products have completely changed my skin… Now my complexion is glowing, and I have confidence that I’ve never felt before ... I cannot imagine my skincare routine without these products.” Learn more about her progress with the Acne Advanced Treatment System:
Teenage Acne: Christina’s Story
For some, acne begins in puberty and stays put into adulthood. Christina’s battle with acne began when she was fifteen, affecting her confidence as a teenager. She reveals: “It was a little bit harder for me to make new friends and get to know people and put myself out there, just because I was worried about what was on my face and thought that everybody didn’t see past what was on my face.” After using the Acne Advanced Treatment System, she says: “For the first time in eleven years, I have blemish-free skin … My friends, coworkers and family have all commented on how "glowing" I look! I am thrilled with my results!” Watch her story here:
A Closer Look: How The Acne Advanced Treatment System Works
At Home: 3-Step System
The Acne Advanced 3-Step Treatment System features three unique at-home products that work as a system to combat acne and prevent future breakouts:
1. Cleanse With Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam
This lightweight liquid-to-foam cleanser gently cleans skin and clears blocked pores - without over-stripping. Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam features time-released encapsulated salicylic acid to unclog pores, and a natural herb blend to calm the skin’s appearance. Together, these natural ingredients prevent acne breakouts and address the look of uneven skin, leaving it smooth and protected. Vanessa says: “I remember with other products, exactly this would happen: You came out of the shower and your face would be all dry. Not this one. This is amazing.”
2. Treat With Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque
This two-in-one mask and spot treatment is Christina’s “secret weapon.” Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque utilizes three types of purifying clay to absorb oil and reduce shine, as well as gentle basil oil to ensure skin looks calm and less irritated. Christina says: “Before bed, I apply it on any breakouts I have, and in the morning, they’re 80-90% gone, if not completely.”
3. Hydrate With Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator
Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator rounds out the three-step system, delivering a soft, matte complexion. This ultra-lightweight hydrating lotion is infused with powerful lotus extract to minimize shine, as well as zinc hyaluronate and arbutin to improve hydration and reduce the look of irritation and acne scarring. Nicola swears by it, saying: “I love all of [the products], but the hydrator is really the one where there was such an improvement in how my skin feels… I just felt like my skin was so much more radiant.”
Enhance the effects of your Acne Advanced home care routine with a professional-grade peel treatment at an Eminence Organics partner spa. The Pro Salicylic Acid Peel 15% targets congestion within pores, rapidly removing blockages to help improve the look of problem skin. Suitable for all skin types, this concentrated peel utilizes a combination of natural ingredients specifically chosen to exfoliate, refine and rejuvenate, delivering maximal results and skin that looks less irritated.
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This article was originally written by Alisha Whitley in September 2018.