Our Treatment Gel for acne prone skin includes Willow Bark, Coltsfoot, Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Tea Tree and Coltsfoot. This powerful combination of ingredients will give you noticeably improved with continued use.
Willow bark a natural source of Salicylic acid, which is possibly the most effective acne fighting ingredient on the planet! Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties are very powerful. Salicylic acid also helps to unclog pores and prevent lesions. Salicylic acid works by dissolving the ‘cement’ that holds the sticky cells together within the clogged pores. Willow bark as a source of salicylic acid is effective at fighting acne and also has a soothing, calming effect on skin.
Aloe vera to soothe inflammation and heal spots. Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: auxin and gibberellin which have wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties to reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.Tea tree for its antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil is an excellent treatment for acne. One study found tea tree oil to be just as effective as benzoyl peroxide, but without the negative side effects like redness and peeling. Tea tree oil can also treat minor wounds, encourage healing, and prevent infection.
Coltsfoot extract soothes inflammation. Coltsfoot contains tannins, its main healing component. It encourages the growth of new cells, which can help to push out toxins, slough away dead skin cells, and fight free radical damage. When new skin cells grow, they push dead and dull cells to the surface to reveal a clearer complexion. Other beneficial components of coltsfoot include cysteine, which is vital in the regeneration of healthy, strong skin cells. This makes skin more resilient to damage. In addition, coltsfoot is a natural moisturiser. It not only to helps clear skin, but also blocks the absorption of acne-causing bacteria into the skin. As it fights bacteria, it encourages skin-cells to hold on to their natural moisture, instead of secreting it. When skin-cells do not hold on to their own moisture, the skin must continuously produce more sebum, which collects in pores and eventually causes spots. When cells hold onto their own moisture, however, the skin produces less sebum, and fewer spots occur.
Cucumber extract to tone and cool the skin. Cucumber is rich in vitamins A & C, folic acid and a range of minerals.
So you see why all these ingredients combined make an effective spot-buster! We recommend using this product in combination with our Purifying Cleanser and Clarifying Toner.
Gently smooth one pump of gel over face and other affected areas after cleansing. Use twice a day or as needed.
Salix alba bark powder
Cucumis sativus fruit extract
Tussilago farfara flower/leaf extract
Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil
Amorphophallus konjac root powder
Been using this for over a year now and it still works miracles! No bad breakouts or irritated acne AT ALL since using this range.
I now have so much more confidence!
I use this as an 'on the spot' type treatment for occasional spots. Works really well!
Beyond's Anti Acne range is perfect! It has helped to clear my skin without drying it. These are the first products I have found that actually calm down any inflammation and even prevent breakouts!
For the first time ever I can go out without ANY make up on! (: