The majority of us seem to struggle with oily and acne-prone skin. In fact, the most common type of skin is combination, with acne being the biggest skin condition that teenagers and even adults face on a daily basis.
For decades, a lot of skin care brands have vied to be the leading solution to acne-prone skin, but rarely have there been brands that specifically specialises in acne care.
With 120 years’ experience in pharmaceutical technology, Mentholatum has dedicated its efforts to its newest skin care range: Acnes. With extensive research & development carried forward to today, Acnes brings the best quality but with a fraction of the price.
So if you struggle with acne-prone and equally sensitive skin, read on to find out about Acnes and discover that perhaps this might be the solution to your skin problems.
Before that, we need to understand what exactly is acne-prone skin, and what are its causes.
What is acne-prone skin?
Simply put, acne-prone skin is a common condition where hair follicles become clogged or blocked by oil, bacteria and dirt. There are many types of acne, better shown with the illustration below:
People with acne-prone skin tend to have a more oily and sensitive skin type, which can easily be reactive against chemicals, colourant and fragrances that come into contact with their skin.
Things like hormonal changes, diet & lifestyle, stress and unsuitable products used can contribute to acne even further.
Therefore, it is important to find skin care that accommodates sensitive skin and can help to alleviate acne.
Introducing the Mentholatum Acnes Skin Care Line formulated specifically for sensitive skin to fight acne.
NEW: Acnes Postbiotics Cleanser & Acnes Oil-Free Gel Lotion
Acnes Postbiotics Cleanser
The new Mentholatum Postbiotics Cleanser helps maintain skin’s healthy balance & fight acne-causing bacteria.
Formulated with 3x Acid which are glycolic acid, salicylic acid (BHA) and 10-hydroxydecanoic acid, it functions to control oil, unclog pores and remove dead skin cells.
Furthermore it is also formulated with 3x Postbiotics, namely Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Fermented Flower Petals & Yeast Extract. These ingredients promote healthy skin barrier, fight acne bacteria alongside maintaining skin health.
Made up of amino acid soap-free formula that is close to the skin’s pH level, it provides a gentle, hydrating cleanse that does not leave the skin feeling dry, tight and irritated. In fact, it is made specifically to suit sensitive skin.
Acnes Oil-Free Gel Lotion
The all-new Acnes Oil-Free Gel Lotion works as a 2-in-1 lotion and moisturiser.
It functions to prevent acne & breakout, control sebum and unclog pores – and it is specially formulated to have an ultra-lightweight feel when applied so you don’t have to worry about sticky coating or residue on your skin.
In fact, the gel lotion is meant to deeply hydrate and soothe skin through its Nano HA (Hyaluronic acid) for maximum hydration, while combining Cica and Copper Peptide to ensure the comfort of your skin.
Acnes Powder Lotion
The Acnes Powder Lotion is a toner that is specially-formulated with a dual-phase formula containing medicated acne-fighting powder that eliminates pimple-causing bacteria while maintaining a fresh and shine-free skin all day.
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Furthermore, it also penetrates deep into pores to fight blemishes because of its >95* pure Centella Asiatica Extract from Madagascar (proven to soothe skin and recover blemishes).
Despite the propensity for powder to be drying, the presence of Aloe Vera extract functions to moisturise and provide long-lasting freshness.
Important tip: Shake well before use!
Anti-Acne Spot Gel
The name is self-explanatory, but the Acnes Anti-Acne Spot Gel is a spot treatment that aims to – you guessed it – fight acne. With the presence of 2% sulphur and Salicylic Acid (BHA), it reduces excessive sebum, removes dead skin cells and overall prevents acne breakouts.
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Spot treatments are notorious for being a little harsh on skin, but the Acnes Anti-Acne Spot Gel is formulated to be gentle and close to the skin’s pH level. It also contains Vitamin E & Licorice extract to soothe and calm the skin, ensuring that sensitive skin is protected.
The best part is that it also contains Vitamin C that helps to reduce and fade stubborn acne marks while providing a lightweight texture with no artificial colourant.
Mentholatum Acnes Skin Care Regime
- Cleanse face with Acnes Postbiotics Cleanser to fight acne-causing bacteria
- Tone with Acnes Lotion Powder to mattify & refine pores
- Apply Acnes Oil-Free Gel Lotion to restore skin hydration and soothe irritated skin.
- Finish off with Acnes Anti-Acne Spot Gel Treatment to target specific problematic areas.