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Montarbo Skincare Blemish & Breakout Clearing Treatment

Blemish & Breakout Clearing Treatment

It's time to show breakouts and blackheads who's boss with our Blemish & Breakout Clearing Treatment! Feeling confused as to why the heck you're still dealing with oily skin & breakouts [more] [more] well after adolescence? What's up with that? Listen, sweetheart, I got you. If you’ve tried other salicylic acne products that left you frustrated, then you’ll LOVE this product, which contains 2% non-buffered (be careful, it's strong) salicylic acid. It dramatically improves acne and transforms acne prone skin over time. Salicylic Acid is one of the most powerful ingredients to help reduce and prevent acne in the deep layers of the skin. Many salicylic acid acne products work best in conjunction with other acne treatment ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acid and benzoyl peroxide. 4 fl oz/120 mL. [less]
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Montarbo Skincare Blemish & Breakout Clearing Treatment
Ingredients explained

Also-called: Aqua;Water | What-it-does: solvent

Good old water, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. You can usually find it right in the very first spot of the ingredient list, meaning it’s the biggest thing out of all the stuff that makes up the product. 

It’s mainly a solvent for ingredients that do not like to dissolve in oils but rather in water. 

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Once inside the skin, it hydrates, but not from the outside - putting pure water on the skin (hello long baths!) is drying. 

One more thing: the water used in cosmetics is purified and deionized (it means that almost all of the mineral ions inside it is removed). Like this, the products can stay more stable over time. 

  • It's a super common and super debated skincare ingredient
  • It has several benefits: great solvent, penetration enhancer, creates cosmetically elegant, light formulas, great astringent and antimicrobial
  • It can be very drying if it's in the first few ingredients on an ingredient list
  • Some experts even think that regular exposure to alcohol damages skin barrier and causes inflammation though it's a debated opinion (read more in geeky details tab)
Read all the geeky details about Alcohol Denat. here >>

Also-called: BHA | What-it-does: exfoliant, anti-acne, soothing, preservative
  • It's one of the gold standard ingredients for treating problem skin
  • It can exfoliate skin both on the surface and in the pores
  • It's a potent anti-inflammatory agent
  • It's more effective for treating blackheads than acne
  • For acne combine it with antibacterial agents like benzoyl peroxide or azelaic acid
Read all the geeky details about Salicylic Acid here >>

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