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What Key Ingredients Treat Acne Scarring?

Acne scarring can be a challenging aftermath of acne, impacting not just the skin but also self-esteem. Fortunately, advancements in skincare have led to the development of ingredients that can both prevent and treat these scars. Let’s explore some of these powerful components and understand how they work.

Acne Scar Treatments: A Multi-Faceted Approach

Retinaldehyde

A derivative of Vitamin A, retinaldehyde is the gold standard of retinoids (superior to retinol) and is acclaimed for its ability to speed up skin renewal, promote collagen production, and even out skin texture, making it effective for scar treatment. Retinaldehyde is a hero Ingredient in the Vitamin A 0.5% & B Serum (breakouts) and the Vitamin A 0.25% Serum (sensitive skin)

Niacinamide

This form of Vitamin B3 works wonders in reducing inflammation, redness, and hyperpigmentation associated with acne scars. Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) are the active ingredients in the Vitamin B3 Serum

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)

AHAs (like salicylic acid) exfoliate the skin’s surface, while BHAs go deeper to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. These are both in our Exfoliant Serum. This combination is crucial for preventing and treating scarring.

Collagen-Boosting Ingredients

Peptides and other collagen-boosting ingredients aid in repairing and rebuilding the skin, thereby reducing the appearance of scars. A key ingredient in the Hydra Lotion, the synergy of peptides with Manuka Honey and a multimineral blend (Zinc, Copper), re-establishs and reinforces the skin barrier.

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)

EGF stimulates skin growth at the cellular level, enhancing the skin’s capacity to repair itself. For acneis skin that is dry, the HA + EGF Serum is a silky hydrator that nourishes and soothes the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

Known for its hydrating properties, hyaluronic acid also helps in wound healing and can diminish the appearance of scars over time. This powerhouse is in ALL of our serums, how good is that?

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has pigment lightening properties and is a builder of collagen. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps in reducing pigmentation and encourages collagen production, making it a go-to ingredient for fading acne scars. The famous Australian botanical Kakadu Plum is the richest form of Vitamin C. When combined with the strength of  Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate in the Triple C Serum, Kakadu Plum contributes to the prevention of the brown blemishes (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – PHIP) that can be left behind by acne.

Tea Tree Oil

This has to be one of the most underestimated Australian botanical ingredients of all time. With its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, tea tree oil is beneficial for treating active acne and preventing scarring. It is front and centre in the Carbon Cleanser along with fruit acids and activated charcoal.

Treating acne scars requires a comprehensive skincare approach. Incorporating a blend of scientifically proven ingredients along with natural remedies can yield significant results. It’s essential to remember that consistency and patience are key in this journey. Consulting a skin expert is always recommended to tailor a treatment plan suitable for your specific skin type and condition. With the right care, achieving smoother, clearer skin is within reach.