The INKEY List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment to Clear Blemishes, Reduce Inflammation and Prevent Clogged Pores 15ml

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The INKEY List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment to Clear Blemishes, Reduce Inflammation and Prevent Clogged Pores 15ml

The INKEY List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment to Clear Blemishes, Reduce Inflammation and Prevent Clogged Pores 15ml

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But most importantly, it prevents my breakouts from scarring which I think is the winner for me. In Conclusion, Unlike retinol, AHAs vitamin C, this gentle ingredient doesn't have any skincare foes. But that doesn't mean you can liberally apply every ingredient under the sun. 'Whilst it is a gentle treatment, it is still advisable not to combine it alongside other strong actives in the same routine but rather to use it alongside ingredients like hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin’s barrier,' Dr Fab urges.

Succinic acid helps to boost your cellular renewal, which means it’s helping to boost how well your skin cells are functioning,' says Dr Shotter. 'It’s also a powerful antioxidant, helping to counteract oxidative stress in the skin.' The former promotes skin rejuvenation leaving your complexion looking firm, and the latter protects the skin and keeps it looking bright. It helps acne-prone skin If you’re one of those affected, it can feel like there isn’t much that you can do about it. This isn’t the case, however. Over-the-counter (OTC) acne treatments are extremely effective, but a degree of patience is required to see results. Ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and niacinamide all work in slightly different ways to stop your pores from becoming congested. So while they don’t work overnight, they do prevent breakouts in the long term. Succinic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in sugar cane and also in amber,' explains aesthetic doctor and skin expert, Dr Sophie Shotter. 'It has been harnessed by the skincare industry and synthetic versions are now more readily available.’ she continues. That would be thanks to biotechnology (the process of biology and chemistry) which reinvents synthetic ingredients–like succinic acid–in a lab. Benzoyl peroxide is a highly renowned ingredient that is effective in treating many cases of acne,” says Abdeh. “It works to remove excess oil from the skin, as well as remove dead skin cells, which can unclog pores. Furthermore, benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria that cause acne, helping to clear existing spots and prevent future ones from appearing.” Abdeh sounds a note of caution, however. “You may experience stinging, redness or burning while using products that contain this ingredient; it can also dry out the skin, so using a moisturiser is often beneficial.” When buying a spot treatment, take note of your skin type. If you have an oily complexion, then you may want a higher concentration of acne-fighting ingredients, while those with sensitive skin might want to opt for a lower dose with the addition of hydrating actives such as hyaluronic acid.Anyone that has acne-prone skin is familiar with Salicylic Acid and Sulfur as acne-fighting ingredients. But where the hell did Succinic Acid come from?! This is where The Inkey List has, unfortunately, being accused of shady marketing. Succinic Acid is simply a buffering ingredient that helps to stabilize the pH of a product. But why did The Inkey List promote it to look like Succinic Acid is a ground-breaking ingredient when Sulfur and Salicylic Acid are pretty much doing all of the leg work? Clear blemishes fast, reduce inflammation, and prevent clogged pores with our non-drying, gentle, and targeted treatment. With a cream formula, it is easily layered under makeup without drying or flaking. If you think succinic acid sounds like the last thing you’d like to slather on your cheeks, we don’t blame you. Phonetics aside, though, there’s a lot this multi-tasking wonder can do for your skin – from minimising fine lines, boosting hydration, providing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and so much more. Below, we take a deep dive into the why, what and how of the new name to know in skincare. First up: what is succinic acid? Key specs – Size: 30ml; Format: Liquid; Active ingredients: Salicylic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, hyaluronic acid

Our tried and tested spot treatments typically contain a powerful combination of the above to target blemishes at the source (often, before they have the chance to surface). There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, and Dr Perry warns that most skincare products require time and patience to be effective. As for layering, I don’t apply it during my skincare routine. Instead, I wait a few minutes after my skincare routine, clean the area with a q-tip and apply it. It works just as well.It's worth also knowing that, unlike some other acids, succinic acid is pretty gentle and less likely to lead to irritation, so perfect for those who have spot-prone skin that's quite sensitive. When adding new products to your skincare routine, we always recommend patch testing. Learn more here.

It’s best to speak to a pharmacist before buying acne treatment,” says Hussain Abdeh. “Your skincare regimen can be built around your treatment, too. For instance, if your acne treatment tends to dry out your skin, apply a gentle moisturiser after the acne medicine has absorbed into the skin. This will give your medication enough time to get to work, without compromising the quality of your skin.” Though succinic acid is best known for its ability to control sebum (oil) production, it's also an excellent hydrator. That's because its structure is similar to that of our skin's own lipids (or fats). It's gentle on the skinCAN THIS BE USED LONG TERM?The product is designed to be used if and when needed to target breakouts and can be used long term.

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