Ever since the start of puberty, i have been on a constant battle with acne!! Over the years, I have tried many acne care products like TDF, Proactiv and Eucerin etc.. Among all, I love Eucerin as it stays gentle on skin while it combats all 4 factors of acne.. Let me explain to you more on Eucerin and the four different factors of acne.. 🙂
Eucerin, in the nutshell is an innovative skin care brand against acne, it is dedicated to constantly research and produce up-to-date and effective dermatological skincare products with dermatologists for the benefit of consumers. Its research centre, Beiersdorf AG Research Centre is the largest and most modern research centre in Germany. With more than 650 international scientists deployed to Eucerin’s product development and innovation, products are of highest quality..
Through years of extensive research, Eucerin has discovered that there are four factors which contributes to acne:
1. Cornification at the opening of the sebaceous-gland follicle (Hyperkeratosis)
2. Excess sebum production (Seborrhoea),
3. Proliferation of acne bacteria (Proionibacterium acnes);
Therefore depending on individual symptoms, there will be various degrees of severity: blemished skin to full-blown acne.
Due to the severity and different root causes, different individuals suffering from acne will have varying symptoms which respond differently to different active ingredients. As such, Eucerin DermoPURIFYER skin care line takes care of all four factors of acne as it contains a combination of the active ingredients (latic acid, L-carnitine, decandiol and licochalcone A) which treats different oily and acne-ridden skin.
As mentioned, Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Skin Care Line targets four factors of acne as it contains a combination of the active ingredients (latic acid, L-carnitine, decandiol and licochalcone A). With the synergy created by the active ingredients, Eucerin DermoPURIFYER products treats, repair and prevent persistent recurring acne blemishes . Clinical studies have shown that after 4 to 12 weeks of consistently and appropriate use of the products, testers have significant improvements in their skin health.
Lactic acid has a keratolytic and comedolytic action. As it is able to dissolve thickened epidermal cells and comedones caused by acne, it addresses the first factor of blemished skin and promotes better flow of sebum. At the same time, it allows better penetration of the other ingredients and contains NMFs (natural moisturizing factors) which provide the skin with better hydration.
L-carnitine promotes the uptake of fatty acids in the mitochondria and regulates the production of sebum by converting them into energy. Thus, the fatty acids won’t be converted into sebum so there will be lesser sebum.
Decandiol has excellent antimicrobial properties, especially against Propionibacterium acnes: the proliferation rate of the acne bacterium will be reduced significantly. At the same time, the active ingredient provides moisture to the skin.
Licochalcone A, plant-derived active ingredient has a skin soothing and antibacterial effect. This natural antioxidant also protects skin cells against environmental stress by neutralizing UV-induced free radicals.
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Skin Care Line
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER products has been proven through clinical studies* to provide the basis for improving blemished skin ad healing acne. There are seven different products that will provide users with cleansing, toning, care and correcting needs.
Active Night Care
*After 4 to 12 weeks of consistently using the appropriate Eucerin DermoPURIFYER products, volunteers demonstrated a significant improvement in their acne symptoms.
All products in the DermoPURIFYER System Care line are compatible with all commonly used acne medication and suitable for combination / oily / blemished / Acne-Prone Skin. Eucerin has sent me three must-have products from the DermoPURIFYER range to try (Thank you!) and here are my thoughts!
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cleansing Gel ($21.20, 200ml)
The cleanser from Eucerin DermoPURIFYER range has excellent skin tolerability and with proven efficacy on blemished and acne prone skin. It will effectively and yet gently eliminates excess sebum while removing dirt and make-up thanks to its soap free formula with 6% Amphotenside. The gentle formula will remove excess sebaceous-gland lipids and reduce growth of bacteria thus leaving skin clean, fresh and supple.
I have been living with acne-prone skin for over a decade and have my fair share of experiences with acne skin cleansers.. MOST (at least 90%) of the cleansers which i have tried will never fail to make my skin red, dry and tight. Besides Vichy and Cetapil, Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cleansing Gel is able to cleanse my skin without causing any tight sensation after cleansing. The cleanser is transparent in color and it has a watery gel texture .. Because it is soap-free, it doesn’t foam up (but instead turns milky) after lathering .. To be frank, I’m not really comfortable with the non-foamy texture but don’t mind it as long as it cleanse off impurities well. The cleanser has a slight medicated scent and can be cleanse off easily without much rubbing. After washing the cleanser off, my skin feels clean, soft and refreshed without tightness + redness. When followed up by my toner, no make-up or impurities residues are found on the cotton pad.
Normally I’ll have breakouts 1 week before ‘the time of the month’. In March, i have implemented the use of this cleanser every MORNING till my skin calms down.. When compared to my original skincare routine, this newly introduced cleanser works much better in fighting my ‘PMS acne’ together with my existing skincare products..
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Scrub ($18.60, 100ml)
Suitable for all skin types, this non-comedogenic scrub is mild enough to be used on a daily basis… The Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Scrub contains pores refining micro particles and Lactic acid beads to deep cleanse, removes blackheads and refine pores. Gentle on skin, it effectively unclog pores and refines skin texture while reducing blackheads and blemishes. Overtime blackheads are reduced and skin is more refined and clearer.
The scrub contains very fine green beads which will exfoliate dead skin cell + blackheads gently so you need not worry about suffering from stinging sensation or redness.. But if you are still worried, you might wish to start off using the scrub only 1-2 times a week and massage the scrub onto face with wet fingers…. After washing the scrub off, I find that my skin tone is brighter and texture is smoother… Only rant is that it only managed to clear away some of the blackheads on my nose (maybe my blackheads are too stubborn and can only be extracted via facial).. This scrub will be good if you are only intending to get brighter skin and smoother skin without any adverse reactions.
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Active Concentrate ($29.90, 30ml)
The Active Concentrated is a special care product to enhance the performance of the products that you have piled on your face. To be applied like a serum (before your moisturizer), the active concentrate will act as a ‘booster’ to enhance the results of the various products applied earlier.. This refreshing serum will accelerate the removal of all four factors of acne by gently dissolves cornified skin with lactic acid, improves sebum’s flow, refines and clarifies the skin. With every use of this serum, prevention measure will be in place to improve skin’s health while preventing the formation of new blemishes.
Previously I have reviewed this serum before and have used it on my T-zone area only as I don’t wish to pile so much products on my sensitive skin.. The serum has a gel base and a watery consistency.. Upon application, it seems a little oily but once my skin has fully absorbed the serum, it feels silky and skin looks matt… There’s a slight medicated scent and it is recommended to use it only once daily.. Itchy fingers me tried to use it twice a day and it causes dryness around the sides of my nose.. 😡
To sum up, Eucerin is my favorite drugstore skincare brand as it is affordable and it works on my acne-prone/sensitive skin. Moreover, it is a dermatological skincare brand which has been proven to target the 4 types of acne effectively.. In my case, it is able to reduce the amount of outbreaks i suffered during ‘the time of the month’ and calm down the level of inflammation without disturbing the skin’s balance.
The Eucerin DermoPURIFYER range is available at Guardian, Watsons, Unity, hospital retail pharmacies and National Skin Centre.
Sigh, let me sidetrack a little as i need to rant! Out of a sudden, My 5 months phone has given up on me after it ‘freeze’ during start-up… After i removed the battery and tried to power on again, all i get is a white screen with lines (I cannot even power off and i have to remove my battery in order to do so).. Guess this will be the first and last time i will be buying Samsung phones.. Feeling so damn annoyed now! 😦