Blemishes are notable imperfections on your skin, such as blackheads, whiteheads, and other forms of inflamed bumps including the most severe form of blemishes: acne*. While most blemishes heal themselves within a week, post-breakout scars can last up to six months and severe acne scars can remain visible for life.
Blemishes can be caused by numerous factors, including sensitivity to hormones, poor diet, lack of sleep or stress. However, inflamed blemishes usually form when surface skin bacteria combine with lipids in the skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands.
This is why using the right anti-blemish skincare products to keep pores unclogged is a great way to reduce the frequency and severity of blemishes and spots.
Following the success of NUORI’s now cult Vital Foaming Cleanser - which works wonders on all skin types including blemish-prone skin – NUORI founder Jasmi set her targets on two specialized formulas: Clarity Mask and Clarity Spot Treatment.
Conventional anti-blemish products are often filled with not only harsh, skin-sensitizing ingredients, but even compounds that are suspected of carcinogenicity like salicylic acid. NUORI’s CLARITY products are formulated with only the best natural active ingredients to deliver clinically proven results for congested or blemish-prone skin.
“This is really personal for me. For many years I struggled with problem skin, starting with hormonal acne in my late teens, continuing with cystic adult acne into my late thirties. To my great frustration, every product aimed at impure skin always left my skin overly dry, fragile, and more aggravated than before.
That is why at NUORI I have always formulated effective products that clarify skin without weakening its own natural defense mechanism. Our new CLARITY formulas take this to the next level by targeting congested and blemish-prone skin.” - Jasmi Bonnén, Founder of NUORI
COMMON ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH REGULAR ANTI-BLEMISH SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Blemishes can pop up when you least expect them and for seemingly no reason. Everyone wants clear and healthy skin, so adapting your beauty routine to prevent both the frequency and severity of breakouts is a good investment.
Putting an anti-blemish skincare routine into place requires some planning and research. Not every single product out there will be suitable to target your specific skin concerns, and there are many poorly formulated products that can cause more damage than do good.
Every product in your routine should be gentle and respect the skin's microbiome. The microbiome plays a critical role in the skin’s defenses and overall health; disrupting it can make all skin concerns, including blemishes, worse.
Most people associate blemishes with oily skin, so it may catch you by surprise when your dry skin starts breaking out. But blemished dry or sensitive skin isn't as uncommon as you might think. This is often the case for people suffering from adult acne.
Treating blemishes in dry skin can be challenging. Most over-the-counter products for treating blemishes are made for oily skin types and can be too drying for other skin types.
Furthermore, anti-blemish treatments are almost always over-drying. So even if your skin isn't typically dry, it may become so once you start using an anti-blemish treatment regularly.
Most clay masks on the market are especially guilty of this. As Dr. David Lortscher, American Board of Dermatology-certified dermatologist points out:
“For masks that have drying ingredients such as clay — while it is true that the 'harder' a mask dries, the more dead skin cells it may remove as the mask is peeled off, for some complexions this can be over-drying.”
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE PRODUCTS FORMULATED WITHOUT SALICYLIC ACID?
Salicylic acid, which is one of the most widely used ingredients in anti-blemish skincare, has been linked to endocrine disruption.
Endocrine disruptors - sometimes also referred to as hormonally active agents, endocrine disrupting chemicals or endocrine disrupting compounds - are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine (or hormonal) systems. These disruptions can cause infertility, cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders.
Even though salicylic acid does have properties that help alleviate skin concerns such as dull, rough skin and clogged pores, you would be much better off using skincare with safe ingredients that do not have any health concerns.
THE CLARITY LINE CONTAINS ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT DELIVER PROVEN RESULTS
Building your new skincare routine with effective and safe anti-blemish products is a sure-fire way to enjoy a clearer and healthier complexion. By using the best anti-blemish skincare products, you can protect your skin from environmental aggressors, remove blemish-causing bacteria, and prevent inflammation.
At NUORI we spend considerable time and resources on researching and formulating our natural beauty products with the best ingredients that are safe, have a close affinity to skin, and deliver proven results.
The Clarity Mask effectively purifies and hydrates the skin. It contains several star ingredients, such as kaolin and bentonite clays that effectively detoxify skin, absorb excess oil, and draw out impurities without drying or leaving skin feeling tight. It also contains natural squalane, shea butter, and hyaluronic acid that deeply hydrate the skin and effectively strengthens the skin’s barrier function.
With Clarity Mask, you can expect your skin to be detoxed and clearer with a silky-soft, hydrated finish.
The Clarity Spot Treatment will help you beat blemishes with clinically proven natural ingredients and no nasties.
Some of its star ingredients include 2.4% lactic acid, that generally better tolerated than salicylic acid, and 4% glycolic acid. Combined these two ingredients exfoliate skin and prevent clogged pores; they also improve skin texture and tone and prevent post-breakout skin pigmentation. Niacinamide helps reduce visible inflammation and redness, inhibits the production of post-breakout melanin pigments, and fortifies the skin’s barrier function.
Clarity Spot Treatment will help visibly diminish your blemishes and skin inflammation, as well as reduce scarring and discoloration.
The Clarity line is available now on our website and, at selected retailers.
* Acne is a medical skin condition and should always be diagnosed and treated in consultation with a dermatologist.