So I've started the whole trial and error process of trying acne products all over again. It's generally a pretty crappy time. Except when you're given some products that actually WORK--like Coral Actives' line of acne products! Although I was initially hesitant to try out a brand of skincare that I hadn't heard of before, I'm now a huge fan.
We looked to the renewable resources of the ocean to help us renew your skin...Sea Whip Coral is a soft coral found in the Caribbean. It provides a very potent NATURAL anti-inflammatory extract that is safe, effective and environmentally friendly.
CoralActives™ Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser
Our Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser is comprised of 3 major ingredients: Encapsulted Retinol. This means that our retinol only releases as you cleanse, all in one big burst as each tiny capsule breaks open. Microbeads. We chose the perfect size; not so big that they’re irritating but large enough to help remove dead skin. Sea Whip Extract. Helping your skin with inflammation is smart skin health.
Our low-foaming formula was developed with sensitive skin in mind. We also gave it a clean but subtle scent. Cleanse once a day for 20 seconds to see great results.
I'm REALLY nervous about trying new cleansers, because I've found that a good cleanser is my best defense against acne, but unfortunately it's hard to find one that REALLY works for me. I was lucky because this clear blue-green gel DOES. It does a good job removing some makeup and cleansing by itself (my skin feels clean, but not overstripped), but works best when incorporated into my regular skincare routine (makeup removing wipes, then cleanser+baking soda mix). It lathers decently and smells nice and clean. This product lasts a long time, is relatively affordable, and it really helped clear up my skin. I LOVE this stuff. It's my new Holy Grail cleanser. If you have acne prone skin, I'd absolutely give this a try.
CoralActives™ Penetrating Acne Serum Gel
Our CoralActives Penetrating Acne Serum Gel is comprised of 4 major ingredients: 6% Benzoyl Peroxide; to kill bacteria; Sea Whip Extract; to help your inflamed skin; Humectants; to attract water from the atmosphere onto your skin; Emollients; to retain the moisture on your skin.
- Most products take the easy way out and reduce the amount of benzoyl peroxide; what you end up with a weak product. At ermis LABS we chose to develop a special serum that would allow us to use a higher strength benzoyl peroxide but still provide your skin with enough moisture to prevent drying. Our serum goes on light and dries quickly. Use once a day to see great results.
This is some powerful stuff, so I would only use it on current breakouts, not all over my face. Given the high concentration of Benzoyl Peroxide, it was less irritating than I had expected, but it did make my skin a little dry and flaky (but not red or sensitive). It definitely helps with my acne though! Using it once every other day or maybe once a day if mixed with a little moisturizer would be ideal.
Acne Cleansing Bar
Demand for a product to treat truncal acne has resulted in the formulation of a 10% benzoyl peroxide bar soap to treat chest, back, shoulder and buttock acne. The team at Ermis Labs has created another product that combines the best of proven ingredients to treat acne.
The acne cleansing bar contains 10% benzoyl peroxide, but was gentle enough to use on my entire body without irritation.I do feel that it helped by body acne. It smells nice and clean. It's a little spendy at $8 for a bar of soap.