April 2, 2023 professional acne treatments for estheicians

Acne Prone Skin- Ingredients to look for

In our previous blog, we mentioned acne is prevalent in over 50 million Americans annually. You are bound to have a client come in with concerns due to acne, blemishes, dark spots and pigmentation. We are here to help you choose products that have acne fighting ingredients to give your clients results they are looking for.


Hyaluronic Acid: Do not underestimate the power of moisture for your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is meant to retain moisture on the epidermis. Supplying your skin with the right amount of moisture will provide balance and support to your skin barrier. When applying a product that contains Hyaluronic Acid, first apply a moisturizer or dash of water to your face. This will allow the hyaluronic acid to latch onto the moisture. If your skin is dry, the affects will most likely not be as beneficial. Here are a couple skincare options from our inventory; Natural Replenishing Serum and HA Forte with Peptides.

hyaluronic acid for acne prone skin


White Willow Bark: This ingredient consists of salicin, known to be anti-inflammatory and also alleviate acne. Salicin is basically a natural alternative to salicylic acid. Salicin is found to act as a gentle exfoliator for the skin and to clear out pores. White willow bark is soothing to the skin and can be used on most skin types to fight irritation. You can find white willow bark in our Daily Refine Cleanser.

white willow bark for acne prone skin

Alpha Hydroxy Acids: AHA’s are ingredients such as glycolic acid and lactic acid to improve the skin by exfoliation. For the clients that have build up and excess oil, might need a skincare product that is a little stronger. You’ll find our Vivid Cleansing Scrub works to slough away dead skin cells to promote even texture and help with those that have blemish prone skin (aka acne). Our Brilliance Exfoliation Mask contains both Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid along with pumpkin enzyme to exfoliate and smooth the skin.

alpha hydroxy acids for acne


Vitamin C Serum: An antioxidant that will help protect the skin from free radicals while promoting even texture and tone to the skin. A good ingredient in the treatment room as well as home use. You can add the Total C Complex to your client’s morning skincare routine for protection throughout the day. This product contains 10% Vitamin C along with Hyaluronic Acid. Make sure they apply sunscreen for maximum results. 

vitamin c for acne

Vitamin B3: Last, but certainly not least is Vitamin B3. This lovely ingredient will help to support the skin’s natural barrier by minimizing redness and pores, may help treat acne and regulate oil production. Vitamin B3 is also known as Niacinamide. This clean ingredient can be found in our Balance Serum

vitamin b3 for acne

These are a few ingredients to look for in products to add to your professional back bar or retail that can help fight against acne and blemishes. Acne can be difficult to treat due to the many factors at play whether that be diet, hormones, stress, beauty products, etc., As you continue to work on your client, keep notes in their chart of what they are doing, or lack there of. Keeping simple notes in your chart will keep you from back tracking and allow you to determine possible factors affecting their skin. If it is out of your control, recommend your client to a dermatologist for added support.

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