Acne is caused by excess sebum production and inefficient desquamation. Typical acne-related lesions include comedones, papules, pustules, and nodes or cysts. While the cause of acne is unknown, hormones and stress are contributing factors. SkinCeuticals proven skincare solutions prevent the production of excess oil and eliminate pore-clogging dead cell buildup to help heal existing blemishes and minimize future breakouts.



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Acne can be a lifelong battle—and many women and men find themselves suffering from this skin condition later in life.


The key to acne treatment is breaking the cycle that causes blemishes to form, and SkinCeuticals products intervene at all points in the acne-formation process. A blemish forms when dead skin cells clog a pore, and exfoliation is necessary for keeping skin clear. Since manual scrubs can worsen the inflammation associated with acne lesions, chemical-based exfoliation with glycolic acid is recommended. To further prevent clogged pores, it’s important to balance the skin’s oil production. SkinCeuticals acne treatment products (including cleansers, toners, serums, and masques) feature ingredients that absorb and minimize oil while clarifying pores to further reduce breakouts. Bacteria is also a major cause in acne development, and SkinCeuticals has developed an ingredient blend proven to be just as effective as benzoyl peroxide and a topical antibiotic without the undesirable side effects. And since many acne skincare products can cause skin dryness, SkinCeuticals has formulated a variety of non-comedogenic moisturizers suitable for acne-prone skin.