People who are acne-prone tend to have what is called an impaired skin barrier. This means is the outermost layer of skin is weak, and this causes loss of moisture through the skin. Even if you feel you have “oily” skin you can still have an impaired skin barrier. To heal the skin barrier, apply Acne.org Moisturizer after applying Acne.org Treatment.
I carefully formulated Acne.org Moisturizer to contain no pore-clogging or irritating ingredients and to be safe to use on acne-prone skin. In fact, you can use as much as you need, as often as you need, without fear of clogging pores. I added licochalcone to the formula, which works as an anti-irritant, calming down the skin.
Some people have success with moisturizing only once per day in the morning, particularly people who live in humid environments. But even if that might be true for you, first, follow The Acne.org Regimen precisely until you are completely clear. That means moisturizing twice a day, every day. Then, once you are completely clear, you can try eliminating moisturizer at night and see if you stay clear.
What is licochalcone?
Licochalcone is a highly distilled and potent extract of a species of licorice root well known for powerfully calming and soothing the skin. It is especially beneficial on acne-prone skin which tends to be sensitive and irritated. Licochalcone is incredibly expensive at $7000-$8000 per kilogram and needs to be used at .1% strength to be effective. This moisturizer contains the full .1% and is not included simply for “label claim.” If you suspect you may be allergic to licorice root, patch test your skin by applying some Moisturizer to your inner elbow for 2 days before applying to the face.
Note: To avoid staining light colored clothing, allow moisturizer to dry for a minute or so before dressing.
Is the Moisturizer non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)?
Yes. 100%. I chose each ingredient carefully to ensure that this moisturizer is completely non-comedogenic. Instead of causing any problems with acne, regular use should actually help calm and soothe acne-prone skin. Use it liberally without fear.
Why 2 full pumps?
Many people are accustomed to using only a small amount of moisturizer. However, when you are on The Acne.org Regimen and using generous amounts of Acne.org Treatment (2.5% benzoyl peroxide), your skin will require extra hydration. For most people, that means using 2 full pumps (4mL) of this moisturizer to keep the skin in balance. During the first few weeks of The Acne.org Regimen you may require 3 pumps.
Note: Some people who have extra oily skin or live in humid environments may only need 1 pump. Through trial and error you will find the right amount for you. You want your skin to feel non-irritated and fully moisturized.
How many do I need per month?
|about one half 16 oz. bottle