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9 Proven Ingredients to Reduce Acne This Week

Are you ready to hit the reset button and kick stubborn acne once and for all? Forget the filter, let’s talk skincare!


I know, I know. You’ve tried everything, but the problem is more than skin deep. Maybe you’re right. Or maybe, it’s as simple as finding the perfect combination of skincare ingredients to target your problem areas. Fortunately, I’m going to share with you 9 must-have ingredients to add to your acne prone skin skincare routine.


Allow me to introduce your new secret weapons against stubborn acne and acne treatment.


Whether you’ve been looking for a skin care routine to fight hormonal acne or acne prone skin or simply looking to revitalize your complexion, you’ve probably come across salicylic acid at one point or another as it is a common ingredient in many skincare products, but are you aware of the extensive benefits that salicyclic acid offers?

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acidis an excellent ingredient to add to your hormonal acne fighting skincare routinebecause it’s an oil-soluble beta hydroxy acid (BHA), which means it has the ability to penetrate deep into your skin to remove excess sebum and dead skill cells. It exfoliates the surface of the skin and penetrates deep into pores to remove oil. Additionally, it can act as a preventive measure by keeping dirt and bacteria from invading and clogging the pores in the first place.


Key benefits include:


  • Treats and prevents acne
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Decreases oil secretion
  • Reduces inflammation and redness


Next up on of list of skin transforming ingredients: Niacinamide!


Niacinamidehelps build keratin in the skin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy. It also creates a lipid barrier that locks in moisture to prevent environmental damage. Niacinamide is basically a cure-all with its extensive list of skincare benefits, but widely known for its benefits in acne treatment.

Key benefits:

  • Minimizes redness and blotchiness.
  • Minimizes pore appearance.
  • Regulates oil production.
  • Protects against sun damage.
  • Treats hyperpigmentation.
  • Reduces signs of aging.
  • Protects against oxidative stress.
  • Treats and prevents acne.

Have you ever heard of algae? Yeah, algae. That pesky aquatic plant that you have to fight to keep from overtaking your pool every summer? It turns out, it’s not all bad. In fact, when extracted and used in your acne fighting skincare routine, algae is an absolute game changer.

Algae Extract

Algae Extract is rich in carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, amino acids, and minerals. Once again, having an extensive list of skincare benefits.


Key benefits:

  • Hydrates skin
  • Diminishes the appearance of hyper-pigmentation
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Protects against sun damage
  • Clears clogged pores
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract 

Another cure-all for filter-free, clear skin routine is camellia sinensis leaf extract, or better known as green tea. It is widely known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also an astringent, emollient, humectant, skin conditioner and protector, tonic, and UV absorber. 


Key benefits:

  • Diminishes signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines
  • Calms irritation
  • Diminishes the appearance of hyper-pigmentation
  • Protects the skin against UV radiation
  • Diminishes the appearance of cellulite
  • Reduces inflammation and redness
  • Repairs damage.
  • Moisturizes and stimulates circulation
  • Regulates sebum production
  • Exhibits a positive effect on the complexion’s overall tone, texture, strength, and resilience.


*Especially beneficial for skin afflicted with the discomforts associated with acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and other conditions that are similarly characterized by dryness, itchiness, inflammation, and irritation*

Willow Bark Extract

Willow Bark Extract, has too, been a skincare secret weapon for centuries. Containing salicin, from which salicyclic acid is derived, this versatile ingredient had both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.


Key benefits:

  • Provides gentle exfoliation for more radiant skin
  • Helps reduce acne and excess oil
  • Helps reduce signs of aging
  • Refines pores and minimizes pore size
  • Helps alleviate skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea
  • Keeps skin looking firm and youthful


If you’ve done any bit of diving into the world or wellness, you’ve probably come across Lactobacillus, a probiotic widely used in digestive health. But did you know that lactobacillus not only serves to aide in digestive health but is a must-have skincare products as well. Lactobacillus soothes and balances skin in the same way it does for your digestive tract. When it comes to acne treatment, it’s pretty much a lifesaver. Your skin will thank you.


Key benefits:

  • Helps alleviate a variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea
  • Helps reduce signs of aging
  • Hydrates dry skin
  • Treats and prevents acne.
  • Repairs Damage
  • Reduces Sensitivity

Wasabi Japonica 

Wasabi Japonica might just become your skin’s new favorite ingredient in your fight against stubborn acne. Yes, you read that correctly. Wasabi. You may have heard of Wasabi as a way to spice up your sushi, but did you know it’s a powerful skincare ingredient too?

Wasabi has a variety of healing qualities. It’s packed full of potassium, calcium, vitamin c, and phytochemicals that strengthen antioxidants in your body and help you skin fight off free radicals.  When applied topically, it stimulates and increases circulation and oxygenation of the cellular tissue.

Thiotic acid is also a great ingredient to add to your clear skin skincare routine. It is a powerful antioxidant, both water and oil soluble, known for keeping cells youthful, delaying the formation or fine lines and wrinkles, as well as promoting collagen production. Additionally, thiotic acid has anti-inflammatory benefits, which help the body fight damaging free radicals.

According to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, 33 woman, who used thiotic acid twice daily, found that their skin improved by 50% in regards to smoothness and wrinkle reduction in as few as 12 weeks.

Lactic Acid

Last, but certainly not least, lactic acid is also a must have ingredient in your filter free skincare routine. Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). Lactic acid is a great exfoliant. It’s naturally found in dairy, but synthetically produced and found in many skincare products.


Key benefits:

  • Lightening dark spots
  • Improves the look of fine line and wrinkles
  • Increases cell turnover
  • Stimulates cell removal
  • Improving skins natural moisture factor
  • Stimulating collagen renewal for firmness.


No worries, you can go ahead and skip the stinky, homemade yogurt mask because Lactic acid is also found in the Acne Stop Skincare Regimen by Estala Skincare, as well as every single one of the other life changing skincare ingredients listed above.


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