Blemishes can be caused by modern living issues such as poor nutrition, chronic stress and skin biome imbalances. But it is possible to treat blemishes gently yet effectively once you understand what causes them.
Blemish prone skin often has imbalanced skin flora and it is important not to over cleanse skin as this strips the protective barrier layer from skin. Our Neutralise Cleanser gently yet effectively cleanses skin without irritation or stripping.
Raised levels of testosterone (caused by puberty, hormone imbalances or stress) are converted in the skin to dihydroxytestosterone (DHT) by the enzyme 5 alpha reductase. This stimulates the skin to produce oil and also makes it sore and inflamed. But the good news is you can reduce the activity of 5 alpha reductase by using the natural blemish treatments Purity Serum and the Balance Fluid which both contain the natural Alpine herb Epilobium Fleisheri which is proven to reduce oil production by limiting 5 alpha reductase.
Blemish prone skin produces more skin cells than normal skin and they tend to stick together, especially if there is excess sebum, into a plug which can become infected and turn into a blemish. The Purity Serum contains a low level dose of salicylic acid from willow bark extract, which gently helps to loosen dead skin cells and unblocks pores.
Bacteria in the blocked pore break the sebum down into free fatty acids causing irritation and redness and an infection or blemish. In the Purity Serum, there are powerful Amazonian antibacterials Andiroba and Copaiba which balance skin flora and work together to reduce the appearance of blemishes by up to 42%.