There are increasing number of our customers who have to put up with acne problem. There are many brands of formulatoins all claiming to help in getting rid of it. There was a good write up in BBC by Felicity Morse that drew attention to the acne problem being faced by women due to many factors.
She points out that acne is not taken seriously enough despite the bullying and stigma people face. James Partridge, founder and chief executive of charity Changing Faces, says attitudes desperately need challenging. "We need to show respect, help people cope, not belittle and stigmatise. "Every year there are instances of suicide due to people's distress around acne," says James. "Self harm is also very common." Because it's not life threatening, money and research is going into other areas, the British Skin Foundation argues.
Spokesperson and Consultant Dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto tells Newsbeat: "The anxiety skin disease creates often gets neglected. "Because it's not going to kill you, it falls at the bottom of a list of what needs to be done."
The psychological impact of acne can last beyond the spots themselves. "If you've grown up with the mindset you're a spotty teenager, the negative body image can stay with you for many years afterwards," she says.
Dr Anjali Mahto says it's important people seek help if they are struggling. "If acne is causing problems with self confidence, anxiety, depression, if it's stopping you doing anything you want to, then you should get medical help."
At Herbally Radiant we have seen many cosmetic companies announcing “new” products for relief from acne and similar skin disorders. In their aggressive marketing campaigns, they are making claims of 52% success over 4-6 weeks. The global acne products market is presently estimated to reach $3.02 bn next year.
Since Herbally Radiant had experimented with many natural organic ingredients before launching its CLEAN range (cleanser, toner, serum and scrub) to address the problems of acne, pimples, spots and irritations, its R&D team went deeper to examine the safety of ingredients of new products being launched with the claim of “52% success”.
Among the key ingredients of the new pharma-based products, offering “guaranteed relief”, it was noticed that they contain 2.5% active benzoyl peroxide and 0.5% salicylic acid. With our long experience and expertise in natural organic beauty formulations, we know that sensitive skin needs more delicate treatment. Strong chemical ingredients can aggravate the problem.
Main acne factors are : oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores, bacteria and hormonal imbalance. Acne typically appears on face, neck, chest, back and shoulders that have most oil (sebaceous) glands. Acne occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.
Hair follicles are connected to oil glands. These glands secrete an oily substance (sebum) to lubricate your hair and skin. Sebum normally travels along the hair shafts and through the openings of the hair follicles onto the surface of our skin. When body produces excess amount of sebum and dead skin cells, the two can build up in hair follicles, and form a soft plug, creating an environment where bacteria can thrive. If the clogged pore becomes infected with bacteria, inflammation results.
The plugged pore may cause the follicle wall to bulge and produce a whitehead. Or the plug may be open to the surface and may darken, causing a blackhead. A blackhead may look like dirt stuck in pores. But actually the pore is congested with bacteria and oil, which turns brown when it's exposed to the air. The pimples are raised red spots with a white center that develop when blocked hair follicles become inflamed or infected. Blockages and inflammation that develop deep inside hair follicles produce cyst-like lumps beneath the surface of your skin.
Herbally Radiant R&D team tested different powerful natural ingredients to create safest skin-friendly products for lasting relief. After perfecting the best combination of these, it launched its most popular range: CLEAN – Cleanser, Toner, Serum and Scrub. Aloe vera based, CLEAN products contain witch hazel, cranberry extract, black willow bark, glycolic acid, billberry, activated charcoal, vegetable glycerin, orange-lemon extract, roman chamomile, rosemary, Pro-Vitamin B5, rooibos tree extract together with essential oils like tea tree, neem, jojoba and avocado. When applied regularly, these ingredients inhibit inflammation and bacterial proliferation, keeping skin comfortable all day long, while gently working on skin.
The CLEAN serum is a powerful formulation, 100% natural, pure and effective. This fast absorbing and non-greasy serum works as a booster to support and treat the skin from within, delivering the highest potency of anti-oxidants and oils, thereby rejuvenating, hydrating and brightening the skin.