Defeat Acne With This Proven, Winning Combination

If you’ve been searching for the perfect combination of treatments for acne - it’s here.

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, the following trio is what you need to kiss those spots goodbye:

  1. Alpha-hydroxy acid retinoid conjugate (AHA-RC)
  2. Salicylic acid
  3. Lactic acid

The study showed this combination to be effective after four weeks of treatment, with significant improvement in the patients being tested with mild to moderate acne. Their regimen consisted of a twice-daily cleanser and topical serum (which contained 0.1% AHA-RA, 2% salicylic acid and 10.4% I-lactic acid) with sunscreen as needed for eight weeks.

At four weeks, significant reductions in inflammatory and noninflammatory lesion counts were seen, which continued to persist into the eighth week.

"The topical combination of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and AHA-RC produced acne improvement after four weeks with continuing cumulative improvement at eight weeks," the authors write. "AHA-RC represents a new molecule combining several mechanisms of action to achieve acne improvement."

Lucky for you, we’ve been onto this hunch for a little while now. If you’re looking to reap the rewards from this research, you’ll need a cleanser with similar levels of AHA-RC, which we’re proud to have developed in recent years. The Likewise Skincare Clarifying Face and Body Wash contains both AHA and BHA acids, in addition to salicylic acids - and it’s quickly become the favorite amongst our loyal client base. Give it a try - shop here.

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