When I was younger I would often use Oxy cleansing pads or their topical creams to treat pimples that always seemed to emerge at the worst possible times. What I hated most about it, was that it dried out my skin. I would apply it in a circle covering the pimple and within a day I would have a circle of peeling skin. So if people weren’t staring at Mount Vesuvias on my face, they were staring at my peeling, dry skin no thanks to Benzoyl Peroxide, which is known to dry out skin.
When I spoke at the HBA Expo this past September I came across Paul Tuffy, co-founder of Ermis Labs. Ermis Labs is the parent company behind the newest acne treatment system, CoralActives. While CoralActives Penetrating Acne Serum Gel contains Benzoyl Perioxide (6%), it’s the Sea Whip Extract that makes it stand out from other acne products. This extract helps combat inflammation of the skin, while the other humectants and emollients in the serum help the skin retain its moisture. In other words, you can get rid of your acne without creating another skin care issue in its place.
While I didn’t need to use the serum, as I only suffer from blemishes due to hormones or from having my phone keep touching the same spot on my face repeatedly, I decided to give the Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser a try. Retinol, of course, is a great anti-aging fighter and the way that CoralActives delivers it to your skin is via an encapsulated delivery system. That means that it is the pure form of Vitamin A working to promote collagen production (which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles) and aids in clearing clogged pores. This gel cleanser is blue green like the hue of the sea and is scented like fresh cucumber. I’ve been using it for a few weeks and I definitely like how clear my skin has remained.
You can learn more about these acne treatment products, as well as their unique Sea Whip Extract, by visiting coralactives.com.
Have you used either the Acne Serum Gel or Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser from CoralActives? Share your experience in the comments.