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Problematic Skin Care Cream

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Soothe, hydrate, and prevent clogged pores and blackheads.

Primary Benefits:

Prevent and heal blackheads and breakouts, plus soothe and protect with this oil-free, exfoliating moisturizer.

Who Needs It:

For those with stubborn acne who want an oil-free moisturizer that won't clog pores and will help prevent, soothe and heal existing breakouts, including blackheads and pimples.

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Product Overview

Lightly-textured and oil-free, Pevonia's Problematic Skin Care Cream offers UV protection and contains Glycolic Acid, Calendula, and Panthenol to soothe, hydrate, and desensitize. It is excellent for preventing pore-clogging and blackheads.

Acne & Moisturizers
By Kendall Weatherman, Licensed Esthetician


Acne sufferers commonly avoid using moisturizers because they feel that moisturizers make them breakout more. While this can be true with many moisturizers, using a moisturizer formulated especially for acne-prone skin morning and evening is an important (and not optional!) step for treating acne-prone skin.

Skipping the use of moisturizer actually perpetuates the acne cycle. Cleansers, toners and spot treatments that are necessary to treat acne-prone skin can tend to dehydrate the skin and reduce the skin’s water content. Hydration is necessary to promote better healing of blemishes and for the skin to protect itself from the environment. If not adequately hydrated, the skin attempts to balance itself. However, the skin overcompensates with an over production of oil, which leads to clogged pores, and breakouts.

Moisturizers that are noncomedogenic, or non pore-clogging, are a must for acne. A safe rule of thumb is to avoid mineral oil or petroleum based ingredients that will definitely clog pores and cause more breakouts. The best ingredients to hydrate acne-prone skin include humectants and skin conditioners like sorbitol, dimethicone and panthenol, which protect the skin against moisture loss. Note: Not all oils are bad for acne. For example, safflower oil contains linoleic acid, which is deficient in acne prone skin.

Glycolic acid is another key ingredient to look for in moisturizers for acne-prone skin as it helps exfoliate the dead skin cells that tend to accumulate in acne- prone skin and clog the pores.

Moisturizers for acne should also include ingredients that soothe and address the inflammation and redness associated with acne. Great ingredients to do this include panthenol, calendula and horse chestnut seed extract.

Water (Aqua), Sorbitol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetearyl Gluco­side, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycolic Acid, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose.
Use morning and evening all over your face and neck after cleansing and toning.