AC.NET™ Fights break-out, helps reduce pore size and balances moisturisation by reducing hyperseborrhea, hyperkeratosis and bacterial proliferation. Tackles spots without undermining anti-ageing efforts. SYTENOL™ A contains Bakuchiol, a natural polyphenol which helps to inhibit inflammatory enzymes and seborrhoea while providing antibacterial and antifungal activity. It also contains a retinol-lie anti-age activity so that it will not undermine your anti-ageing efforts. MEDIACALM™ is soothing. It stimulates the release of anti-irritant neuromediators in the skin. SALICYLIC ACID removes dead cells at the skins surface which helps to ‘dry’ out spots. INGREDIENTS - aqua (water), alcohol denat., hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, propanediol, butylene glycol,polyquaternium-37, alcohol, bakuchiol, phenoxyethanol, salicylic acid, peg-60 almond glycerides,caprylyl glycol, glycerin, parfum (fragrance), allantoin, boerhavia diffusa root extract, disodium edta,citronellol, ethylhexylglycerin, limonene, sodium citrate, linalool, geraniol, carbomer, citric acid,benzyl alcohol, isoeugenol, nordihydroguaiaretic acid, benzyl benzoate, oleanolic acid, sodium metabisulfite, biotin.
I suffered from spots from about 13 to 46 years of age and still get the odd spot. Thankfully no longer the big craters that were immensely painful and lasted ages.
So you can imagine I have tried all sorts including long term topical anti-biotics. I can honestly say, I have not touched them since a few months after starting to use my own formula's before launching.
Salicylic Acid is commonly used in spot treatments and in my case only because it has been shown in trials to enhance the performacne of Sytenol A. Sytenol A and AC.net are two actives that work of the four symptoms of the spots.
2. excess sebum
3 bacterial infection
4. the raised irritation and redness
I remembered the trauma of trying to concel an open spot and how crusty it became and infact more obvious. Working in the cosmetic industry it was especially embarrassing.
So I said to the cosmetic scientists, I wanted to have an effective treatment that worked quickly but did not create that crusty mess.