Combatting Adult Acne with Environ Focus Care Clarity+
While getting the occasional spot or two every so often is a completely normal experience for some, recent studies show that up to 8% of adults between the ages of 25 and 44 years old are still dealing with full-blown acne.
So when Environ introduced their new Focus Care Clarity+ range that’s specifically designed to target acne for all ages, I was over the moon, woman&home Beauty Editor Martinique Stevens.
Since being a teen up till now in my mid-twenties, I have been one of the 8% of acne sufferers in the world trying to figure out my skin. From being prescribed Roaccutane to going on the pill, it’s safe to say I have tried almost everything to manage the condition of my skin.
While on my journey to spot-free skin, I’ve found that most topical products just don’t cut it. That’s where my love for Environ’s Focus Care Clarity+ range began. Most acne treatments contain ingredients that focus purely on decreasing the skin’s sebum production and have caused me to break out even more. But not with Focus Care Clarity+, thanks to the addition of their Sebu-Oil, which nourishes the unbalanced nature of acne-prone skin with essential vitamins and nutrients from vitamins A and C, plus anti-bacterial tea tree.
Another star product from their range of six targeted at-home treatments is the Sebu-Clear Masque. A 10-minute, hydroxy acid cream that seriously smoothed my skin after I washed it off after the very first use!
Everyone’s skin journey will require a prescription tailored to them, so an amazing addition to speed up the effectiveness of Environ’s at-home products is their treatments in-salon. For me, that was a series of four Environ Blemish Control Cool Peel facials prescribed by expert facialist and somatologist at the Environ Skin Institute in Joburg, Marlize Swart.
Apart from the fact that Marlize is warm, welcoming and exceptionally capable, the Environ Institute is quite cosy, located in a business block right behind Hyde Park shopping centre. At each session, my skin was cleansed and toned before a 2,5% TCA (trichloroacetic acid) was used to blitz blemishes and resurface my skin’s textural issues.
So if you’re looking for something that works, Environ’s Focus Care Clarity+ range is our first choice!
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By Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.