Clarigel Exfoliating Cleanser

sku # 1911-11


Uniquely effective, this cleanser gently removes impurities and combats bacteria.

Primary Benefits:

Remove makeup, excess oil and debris, and kill acne-causing bacteria with this sulfate-free, exfoliating cleanser.

Who Needs It:

For those with stubborn acne who want a foaming, exfoliating cleanser that delivers a clean, fresh feeling. Great for those who want to refine their pores and brighten their complexion too!

Product Overview

Uniquely effective, this cleanser combines Soapwort, Grapefruit Oil, and Citric Acid to gently remove impurities. Delivering intense cleansing for problem skin, it renders your face delightfully refreshed and bacteria-free.

About Acne
By Kendall Weatherman, Licensed Esthetician

Acne is a common and complex skin condition that has many factors and theories surrounding it. To truly understand acne one must know what acne is, the signs and symptoms, who is affected, causes and triggers, and the myriad solutions to treat acne.

Acne is a chronic disease of infection and inflammation in the skin that involves the hair follicles and oil (sebaceous) glands and causes visible lesions. The word acne is derived from the Greek word akne meaning “a point” or achne or chaff (as the grain seed covering known as chaff can be very itchy when contacted).

Acne symptoms may range from mild blackheads to severe cysts and abscesses, which are usually seen on the face, chest, neck and shoulders. Acne severity and location varies greatly on the cause, and who is affected.

Acne is believed to affect 80%, or approximately 40-50 million Americans making it the most common skin disorder in the U.S. according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Acne primarily affects preteens and teens but may affect babies and adults as well. Some sources indicate that 87% of teens aged 15 to 18 years old experience acne. Both men and women experience acne, but women are affected more with approximately half of adult women still experiencing acne. 54% of women aged 25 to 58 and 25% of men are affected by acne.

Acne is mainly caused by excess oil and dead skin, bacteria, inflammation, genes and hormonal fluctuations. Normally functioning skin produces oil that easily empties onto the surface of the skin and sheds dead skin cells normally, whereas acne-prone skin produces excess oil and skin cells fail to shed at a normal rate, thus clogging pores. When clogged pores are combined with the acne gene, bacteria and hormonal fluctuations, acne develops.

Acne triggers mainly include stress, diet, certain beauty products and excess manipulation (i.e. touching, picking, scrubbing, waxing).

There are a number of ways to treat acne such as practicing cleanliness, skincare products and treatments, medications, supplements and herbs, chemical peels, laser treatments and injections. The best products to treat acne contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic, lactic acid, vitamin A (Retinol or retinyl palmitate), sulfur, triclosan, turmeric and kava.

An esthetician or dermatologist can help alleviate resistant acne and prevent future breakouts from forming with deep pore cleansing facials, enzyme or chemical peels, intensive extractions, high frequency, light or laser treatments or medication. (Some states do not allow estheticians to render laser treatments and intensive extractions).

Lifestyle modifications to reduce stress, eat better, rest and exercise can also greatly help control acne.

Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Azulene, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract.
Use morning and evening by foaming a small quantity between wet palms. Apply on your face and neck and work with wet fingertips avoiding contact with your inner eye area. Rinse with warm water and towel dry. Follow with the Problematic Skin Lotion.