- The ingredients in your cleanser play a big part in its effectiveness.
- Salicylic acid removes excess oil and 99% of pimples-causing bacteria and reduces swelling.
- Herbal clay helps absorb and removes dirt, dust and sebum while providing a soothing sensation to your skin.
- Gentle scrub beads help remove dead skin cells on the surface of your skin.
- Brightening essence makes skin look more radiant and evens out your skin tone.
If you’ve been in the fight against pimples, you probably know the importance of good cleansers. But what makes a cleanser good is more than its ability to clean the skin’s surface. The experts at The POND’S Institute reveal all about POND’S four active ingredients that combine to make your facial cleanser powerful.
1. Salicylic Acid
Salicylic acid is well known for its ability to remove excess sebum, exfoliate dead cells in hair follicles and prevent dirt from clogging the pores. But many don’t realise that it shares some common properties with aspirin — antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. This means that solutions that contain salicylic acid can help kill 99% of acne-causing bacteria, reduce the swelling and redness to soothe your skin, and prevent further breakouts.
Together, all of these properties make salicylic acid a must-have in your anti-acne repertoire. But just how much do you need? For an effective solution, look for products with a concentration of about 0.5 – 2% and a pH level of 3 – 4.
2. Herbal Clay
Herbal clay works like a natural magnet for makeup residue, dirt, dust and excess sebum. It can help absorb and remove them from your face and pores. Meanwhile, it also has a calming effect on your skin and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the occurrence of pimples and soothe the redness in your skin.
3. Gentle Scrub Beads
Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of the skin. So using a cleanser with gentle scrub beads can help to lift the layers off while cleaning the face. It can also make your skin feel smoother and your pores appear smaller.
4. Brightening Essence
Why do you need a brightening essence in your anti-pimples fight? Well, due to the accumulation of dead skin cells, pimples marks, and excess sebum, your skin can start to look a little dull. Using a brightening essence can help even out your skin tone and make your skin look clearer.
Through studies at The POND’S Institute, our skin experts discovered that the best solutions for oily and pimple-prone skin combines The Power of Four — Salicylic Acid, Herbal Clay, Gentle Scrub Beads and Brightening Essence. A solution that combines all these core ingredients is POND’S Pimple Clear Face Wash.
POND’S Pimple Clear Face Wash removes dirt from deep inside your pores and exfoliates your pimple marks away to give you the appearance of flawless, renewed skin on the outside. So you feel instantly refreshed when you use it every morning and evening.
Now you know how to combat pimples, it may be a good idea to ready more about how your habits and lifestyle affect your pimples.