Blemish prone skin
Blemishes are proven to be linked to inflammation and skin stress and sometimes the skin products we are tempted to use on blemishes make things even worse as they strip the protective barrier layer from the skin and cause irritation. But it is possible to treat blemishes gently yet effectively once you understand what causes them.
Excess oil production
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 5 alpha reductase and also oil production by 56%.
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. Try using our Vitality Mask for more exfoliation, which contains Papaya Enzymes that gently exfoliate without irritation.
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 is a powerful Amazonian antibacterial called Andiroba as well as 2 other extracts which work together to reduce the appearance of blemishes by up to 42%.
S5 products are ideal for sensitive, acne prone skin and are free from parabens, SLS/SLES, PEGS, DEA, Mineral Oil, Silicon, Propylene Glycol, GMO or synthetic fragrances.
All S5 products are made with a high percentage of organic ingredients and use only 100% natural active ingredients.