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What are the main causes of acne?

There are three main causes of acne as observed by dermatologists:

  • Hyperseborrhea or Excess Oil
  • Hyperkeratinization or Excess Dead Skin Cells (clogging pores)
  • Acne Bacteria


How do dermatologists treat acne?

Dermatologists use topical treatments to reduce excess oil on the surface of the skin and unclog pores by clearing away dead skin cells. They also use topical treatments to kill acne-causing triggers deep in the pores. In certain cases medications like oral antibiotics are prescribed to help with inflammation and redness associated with acne. They can even recommend medication to control the hormonal shifts that cause excessive oil production.

Which Acne Treatment Is Appropriate For Me?

There are different ingredients dermatologists use to treat acne and some of them are available over-the-counter. Watch this video to learn more about them.

How do acne skincare treatments work on the skin?

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Dermatological Acne System


Effaclar Clarifying Solution
For acne-prone skin
200ML /6.76 fl. oz.


Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream Cleanser
125ml /4.2 fl. oz.


Dual Action Acne Treatment
40ml /1.35 fl. oz.


Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser
200ml /6.76 fl. oz.


Oil-Free Clarifying Moisturizer
30ml /1.01 fl. oz.


Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer
40ml /1.35 fl. oz.


Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser
For acne-prone skin
200ML / 6.76 fl. oz.


Pore-Refining Anti-Wrinkle Serum
30ml /1.01 fl. oz.


Micro-Exfoliating Astringent Lotion
200ml /6.76 fl. oz.