How To Care For And Clarify Pores
Pores serve a vital function for healthy bodies and skin. They literally allow the skin to breathe, which is extraordinary when you stop to think about it. They only become problematic when clogged with dead skin, oil, dirt, or makeup, increasing their appearance and even resulting in breakouts. Here, discover the natural ingredients found in Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum that effectively help to clarify pores and act as powerful allies in the effort to maintain healthy, clean and balanced pores.
Keep Skin Well Hydrated
Unlike dry skin, which is in need of nourishing oils, dehydrated skin lacks proper water content. Without water, the skin naturally begins to produce excess oil to compensate, which can lead to clogged, enlarged pores and breakouts. Active Treatment Essence was formulated to be your skin’s daily drink of water and is packed with powerful, active hydrators like micro and mini hyaluronic acid, aloe, coconut water and apple pectin, all of which help to keep oil production balanced and pores free and clear.
Use Gentle Exfoliants
Exfoliation is key to any pore-refining effort. But overly aggressive scrubbing can strip away needed oil and lead to dryness and flakiness, and more pore-clogging dead skin cells on the surface. The use of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are widely considered the most beneficial for pores since they both exfoliate and refresh the surface of the skin by actively dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells so they easily fall away, along with helping to remove any other unwanted residue of daily life that may be lingering. Active Treatment Essence is formulated with effective but gentle micro-exfoliators, including lactic acid, a member of the AHA family and the ideal exfoliator for those with sensitive skin. Our formula also includes phytic acid, which, in addition to brightening, has been shown to specifically target the root causes of skin congestion that lead to blackheads and congestion.
Look To Niacinamide
Niacinamide, or vitamin B3, has earned a reputation as a hero ingredient for good reason. This multitasking vitamin found in Active Treatment Essence has been shown to help visibly reduce the size of pores, not to mention minimize the appearance of fine lines, even out skin tone and generally support a smooth, resilient complexion. Niacinamide is among the full suite of B vitamins found in our multi-beneficial Active Treatment Essence.
Add In Natural Retinol
Pore health is in part related to the overall elasticity of skin. Ingredients like vitamin A, which is readily absorbed and naturally converted to retinol by the body, help to keep pores smaller by promoting renewal within the skin, which in turn supports its overall structure. The vitamin A (as beta-carotene) in Active Botanical Serum is derived from ingredients like rosehip and carrot seed, for noticeably improved tone and texture.
Layer In Omegas
Face oils were once assumed to clog pores, but a meticulously formulated oil like Active Botanical Serum can actually provide moisture while actively helping to clarify pores. The organic hazelnut oil in Active Botanical Serum is a key source of linoleic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that has been shown to effectively balance skin and prevent clogged pores, especially in complexions prone to blemishes.
After using Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum for just 3 days, a.m. and p.m., I have noticed a profound improvement in my skin overall. My adult acne has cleared up, my dark spots are lightening, my pores appear smaller and my skin tone has a beautiful luminous matte finish without makeup!—Samantha