Friday, March 23, 2018

Hydrating anti acne treatment featuring 14days Eucerin ProAcne challenge


Little did I know a dry harsh winter can also cause a breakout. Moisturising is so important because dry skin can irritate the skin. And conventional acne creams containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylate dry the skin even more. That's a vicious cycle during my recent Japan trip. And me after pregnancy and still breastfeeding has so much hormonal changes going on which makes me, unfortunately acne prone.

I'm so glad to have the opportunity to try Eucerin ProAcne 14 days challenge! Eucerin has recently developed a new range of dermocosmetic products tailored to tackle the 4 processes responsible for acne formation: 
  • hyperkeratosis (disrupted skin cell shedding), 
  • seborrhea (increased sebum production), 
  • microbial colonisation (increased bacteria proliferation)
  •  inflammation of skin


Eucerin is a popular brand. But do you know that their product is the brainchild of pharmacist Paul C. Beiersdorf and dermatologist  Paul Gerson Unna? So R&D is very much the core of every single Eucerin product. Being a physician myself, I'm all about evidence based medicine. More about the history of Eucerin here.

So what are the powerful ingredients in this ProAcne Solution A.I. Clearing Treatment?

10% Hydroxy Complex
(Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Polyhydroxy Acid)

These are effective peeling agents which reduce bacteria load, unclog pores, exfoliates thus resurfacing the skin and prevents new blemishes.

Licochalcone A 

This helps to soothe irritated skin and to reduce inflammation.

Dexpanthenol

A vitamin B5 derivative, it's a powerful humectant (binds water to the skin) which makes this acne serum so special as it doubles as a moisturiser. Most other acne treatment dehydrates the skin in the effort to control sebum.

Those who are interested to know more can read about their research here.
I love how personalised the package is. Especially for Angel :) Brought a smile to my face.

The serum is really easy to apply. After cleansing and toning the face before sleep, it's time to apply the serum. It's lightweight and not sticky at all unlike some other topical treatment.

What's more, it's also safe for use during pregnancy! The only reminder is that sun protection is particularly important as the peeling effect makes the skin more sensitive to UV and burns more easily.

Look at how horrible my breakout is and the dull complexion. Sorry if I gave anyone nightmares. 

After completing my 14 days of challenge! A picture speaks a thousand words. Both photos not edited.

This is a short YouTube video about the use of the product.

Those who are interested, check out their official website at
https://www.eucerin.my/products/proacne/ai-clearing-treatment

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