COVID-19 and the pandemic has taken us to extreme lengths as we get through 2020; we may partake in different activities for the sake of our mental health such as baking, watching television or cleaning. However, for many trying to distract oneself, others are fighting another battle – adult acne. One reason as to why we’re fighting an increase in adult acne is due to our PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). Prolonged wear of masks can cause friction, an epidermal barrier breakdown and contact reactions, all reasons that can aggravate already existing adult acne. Some people are starting to nickname this as ‘maskne’.
However, don’t fret, OVERDUE has the solution you’ve been needing. Institut Esthederm has relaunched it’s Propolis+ range this year, with perfect timing to help ease your adult acne. The first question that probably pops to mind is: ‘What is Propolis, and why?’. Propolis is produced by bees which has a compound called pinocembrin. This flavonoid is the perfect protective barrier for acne as it has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which are useful in wound healing.
Institut Esthederm’s Intensive Propolis+ range is perfect for those who struggle with mask induced acne, using targeting ingredients such as salicylic acid, zinc and ferulic acid; the perfect combination to act on blackheads, oiliness and visible pores. For OVERDUE, the star performer in the range is the Serum. With its innovative tip, the serum can be applied specifically to irritated areas that are prone to breakouts. It is lightweight, spreads evenly across affected areas and works extremely well with other products in the Intensive Propolis+ range. This product helps reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and encourages your natural complexion to be radiant and clear. The Intensive Propolis+ Moisturiser accompanies well with the serum, containing Biomimetic Peptides to help with anti-aging, whilst containing ferulic acid – the ideal antioxidant to reduce fine lines and combat spots.
The Intensive Propolis+ range is perfect for everyday use if one tackles adult acne, however, this is a lifesaver for those he need help with mask induced acne.
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