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Acne Skincare Products
Is your skin oily, acne prone, but sometimes dry and sensitive? You’re not alone. Studies have found that 85% of people aged 12–25 years being affected. But it’s not just spotty teens, with 15.3% of women in their 50s or older still getting breakouts.
Ensuring your skincare products are filled with active acne-fighting ingredients is the first step to combatting breakouts.
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Really enjoyed these acne microneedle patches! I always have random breakouts so I will definitely will be carrying these around for those emergency breakouts...
I absolutely loved spotless patches!! I get some super stubborn hormonal acne and adding spotless as an additional product was perfect in my regime! I saw immediate results overnight, major reduction to size and colour. I loved how easy and unnoticeable they are!!
Results after 1 application.
"I noticed a massive difference in the redness and protrusion of my pimple. It make the breakout completely flat against my skin and heal way faster than my pimples usually do! Usually the bump from a pimple is raised for a while, but spotless made the bump go back to normal overnight."
ESK has been the one and only thing that has helped my skin - and quickly! I have suffered from hormonal acne for years, it was red, and sore, and I would barely leave the house without make up on, I was so embarrassed. Within a few weeks, all of the redness was gone, half of my acne settled down and it has just kept on getting better and better. Not only did these products get my acne under control, but the texture of my skin became smooth, my pores shrunk in size and the fine lines I had started to get around my eyes have even smoothed out! What! Even my scars are disappearing, and I have been previously told the only way I would be able to get rid of them would be laser procedures...I tell everyone I can about ESK, as it's been some of the best products I have used in my life!
"I have been using ESK for about a year now and I absolutely love it! I have always had quite a red face and using the rosacea kit it has definitely calmed it down and also helped with my acne! But not only that I love how soft the products leave my face feeling. Can't rave about this product anymore!!"
"To tell you how HAPPY I am with my ESK results....as mentioned I just needed a little longer than the 3 weeks to clear up a bit more but each day I could see my face getting better & better so I knew it was still doing it's thing! I have found my forever skin care I am so happy I found you guys!
This product is amazing & I am happy to show the world that it works! I know how frustrating & disheartening it is spending so much money on skincare & not getting results. If showing people my results helps anyone who is so down about their skin get such fantastic results while also getting this product the recognition it deserves I am happy to help x"
"Over the past 3 weeks I've been using ESK Skincare as my morning and nighttime routine and let me tell you, I'm pretty impressed with it. The bottles are numbered so you know exactly what to use, when to use it and in what order. And there aren't a ton of steps, making it a regimen I was able to maintain. My trouble spot is my forehead and as you can see, in a short amount of time, my acne has visibly cleared up!"
"Wore Spotless to the movies and my before and after results were amazing!"
"Prior to using ESK my skin was horrible, I tried lots of different skin care products, medication, saw a skin care specialist and nothing worked. It was my mum that actually found ESK and got me using the products and within a week my skin had already cleared up. I absolutely love how they feel and how reliable this brand is. I use my products every day morning and night and don't know what I would do without them!"
"I’ve never been so excited to share my results & most importantly my love for ESK Skincare.. I’ve been using their products for about 1 year now and I’ve never been so happy with the state of my skin. After suffering from Acne for 5+ years, I was recommended ESK from a family friend, since then I’ve never looked back.. Within 3 weeks of using the products I noticed a huge difference in the texture & size of my Acne. I love that ESK is evidence based skincare, uses scientifically tested products and really cares about their customers. After spending years and years trying skincare products, I’m so glad I found ESK.. never looking back!"
"I can’t tell you enough how much ESK has changed my skin for the better. After years of having teenage to adult cystic acne and battling Rosacea since I can remember I have finally found a product that works for me. I have tried every product under the sun from natural to medicated and i even tried supermarket brands just to see if it would ease my angry skin. After 3 days of using ESK I had already started seeing results. I remember saying to myself ‘this can’t be real, my skin isn’t as red as a tomato’. I have been using ESK for a month and a half now and I barely get any angry breakouts and my rosacea hasn’t flared up since. I have finally found the product that is working for me and I can’t thank the ESK team enough for finding the right kit that fits for me and my skin. If you are needing to find a new skin care product I can’t recommend ESK enough."
I have been using your skincare for quite some time now. Recently I had a large break out on my chin- I ordered the kit suggested for acne. I cannot believe the results and how quickly they were reached!
I’ve attached some before and after photos. This was within a week of using the products- a notable difference.
Thanks for giving the confidence of great skin!!
It is magical skin care!
I have been a client of yours for many years now… Last year I strayed off ESK and tried another product - I wasn’t happy with it and I’m back! I was originally using the normal kit with some lightening cream. After having new skin outbreaks and not sure where to go I contacted ESK who provided me with a personalized consultant Casey who talked through my current regime and how my skin was feeling. She gave me brilliant advice and we tried a new regime which has been a miracle. My skin is now glowing again and the breakouts have near disappeared. It was great as Casey checked in on me on a weekly basis just to see how it was all going. Can not recommend ESK higher!! Thankyou
"Prior to using evidence based skincare, I was suffering from chronic dryness, cystic acne and sun damage. I had tried a number of different routines; both over the counter products and prescribed. Nothing seemed to be hydrating enough! This all changed when I was introduced to ESKcare! Within days I could see a noticeable difference! My skin appeared and felt healthier, fuller and softer! My acne disappeared, my skin was finally hydrated and any irritation or itchiness was eliminated with better sun protection! The best part is that even after my purchase, the ESKcare team followed up with emails (about once per month) containing little tips to maintain healthy skin! I have absolutely loved my products and cannot recommend ESKcare products enough! This is the change everyone needs! x"
"I have sensitive, dry, rosacea skin but also prone to break outs especially around my chin and lips. Generally most skin care makes my skin flare up, resulting in redness and sensitivity.
ESK was recommended to me by the make up artist doing my make up for my sister in laws wedding, so I decided to give it a go. I chose the rosacea kit.
One month in and I’m really happy. Whilst I still have a minor breakout around my chin, the redness on my cheeks and break outs around my lips have disappeared. The tone of my skin has dramatically improved, to the point where I’ve had so many comments on how much better my skin looks. I feel that I could use a little extra hydration, but have not had the usual flakiness."
"Acne, rosacea, uneven texture and tone, hormonal breakouts resulting in a lack of confidence. I have taken a before photo with make up on (to cover up my skin issues) and an after photo with no make up on. I can not thank ESK enough for helping me feel comfortable in my own skin again and feel confident without wearing make up! It has made my morning and evening routine quicker and easier, it has strengthened my skin in a short time and most importantly, it has made me feel good about myself!"
"I have been so grateful for ESK, after having my son, my skin became dry & irritated due to hormones and sleep deprivation! And my personalised ESK skin care routine cleared all the irritation & dryness up, plus it was a nice self-care routine to incorporate into mum life!”
Combat acne with our specially formulated products
Before you buy acne products online, you want to know what is going on in acne prone skin. Overproduction of cells plus slowed skin cell turnover and excessive oil production stimulated by male hormones combine to clump and block the pores of the skin. Then there’s an overgrowth of the Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes) bacteria. Our body’s response which is Inflammation is at the heart of acne, turning the skin red and making it sensitive and dry. Environmental factors like the sun’s UV rays make inflammation worse, as can picking or using the wrong skincare products, such as facial scrubs.
Treating acne prone skin involves repairing the skin barrier function and targeting the processes that result in acne. That includes avoiding soap with its high pH which can be harmful for inflamed acne skin. Soap free cleansers are preferred. Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, as well as reducing sebum production. A broad-spectrum sunscreen is important, and zinc helps prevent clogged pores. Alpha Hydroxy Acids help to gently exfoliate the skin without inflaming it, helping increase skin cell turnover, preventing clogged pores. Most importantly, Vitamin A (Retinal) promotes skin cell turnover, breaks down pimples plus it has anti-inflammatory effects. Salicylic acid is an excellent exfoliator that has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and pimple-busting effects.
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Does Retinol Help with Acne?
Vitamin A (retinoids) are among the best topicals for treating acne. Retinoids work by helping to increase skin cell turnover, reducing the risk of dead skin cells blocking pores which is the first step in a process which ends in breakouts. Retinoids are also comedolytic (pimple busting) and anti-inflammatory. Of the over the counter retinoids, retinal (AKA retinaldehyde) is the most effective and the least irritating form of Vitamin A. In order for Retinoids to work they need to convert into Retinoic Acid. Retinal requires a one step conversion to become Retinoic Acid. And while it is as effective as Retinoic Acid, it is very well tolerated. Retinol, requires a two step conversion. The first step, a conversion into Retinal, is very inefficient, requiring an estimated 10 units of Retinol to convert into 1 unit of Retinal. That inefficiency requires a higher, often irritating concentration, of Retinol and a less effective outcome. Retinoids are available in various concentrations over the counter and by prescription, but stronger retinoids increase the chances of dryness, irritation and peeling.
Do Moisturisers Help with Acne?
Evidence suggests that maintaining a healthy skin barrier and avoiding trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), where moisture evaporates too quickly from the surface of the skin, is an important factor in keeping acne at bay. In fact, while acne is usually associated with oily skin, people with acne usually have dry skin (ie. it is lacking in water). If acne prone skin sees excess oil production dry up too quickly, the dryness of the underlying skin can become a problem, increasing irritation and inflammation. Using a gentle cleanser followed by a non occlusive moisturiser can reduce the risk of dryness and irritation. Which is why most experts recommend non comedogenic (non pore clogging) moisturisers as part of your anti-acne regime.
Can Drinking Water Cure Acne?
Staying hydrated is great for overall health and wellbeing, including for your skin. However, there isn’t anyevidence to suggest that drinking more water than needed will lead to dramatic improvements in your skin.
Does Niacinamide Help Acne?
Niacinamide (AKA Vitamin B3) has a large body of evidence backing its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, as well as its potential to reduce sebum or oil production. It can also improve important skin barrier function by preventing water loss through the epidermis (the outer skin layer). With all of those abilities, Niacinamide has been tested successfully in the management of acne. It is usually used in combination with more effective acne treating ingredients like retinoids.
What Is the Best Sunscreen for Acne?
Using sunscreen every day is important for anyone with acne (and anyone in general), as sunburn and sun damage can increase skin inflammation, exacerbating acne. e. For people with acne, using a sunscreen that is non-comedogenic (non pore clogging) is highly recommended, it can just be difficult to find one that suits you. Most dermatologists recommend using an inorganic Zinc based sunscreen.