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Problematic Skin Lotion

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Perfect the cleanse to prevent breakouts.

Primary Benefits:

Complete the cleanse, remove tap water impurities, purify and prepare acne-prone skin for further treatment with this calming, alcohol-free toner.

Who Needs It:

For those with stubborn acne, to remove hard water which contains acne-causing bacteria and irritants.

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Product Overview

Alcohol-free, Pevonia's Problematic Skin Lotion combines Salicylic Acid, Chamomile, Azulene, and more to perfect a thorough cleansing. Purifying and refreshing, it prevents breakouts and bacterial growth.

Symptoms of Acne
By Kendall Weatherman, Licensed Esthetician


Acne-prone skin is characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, nodules and cysts on the face, chest, and or back. Acne symptoms vary based on the primary cause, type, location, and who is affected.

Blackheads, whiteheads and milia are considered Acne Simplex and are usually the first signs of acne and are primarily due to abnormal shedding of dead skin.

“Blackheads” occur when pores fill with dead skin, oil, makeup and debris and create a compact plug that oxidizes and turns black or brown. Blackheads don’t become inflamed acne unless traumatized, but clearing them away can help prevent permanently enlarged pores. With blackheads, the orifice is open, earning them the name open comedones. Whiteheads and milia are closed comedones where oil (sebum), dead skin and debris are trapped under the skin and the skin pattern changes.

Pimples are the main symptom of mild acne and the term used to refer to inflammatory acne lesions called papules and pustules. A papule is a small, red, raised, swollen and inflamed bump with a white or yellow center containing oil and dead skin cells. Papules can be felt with the fingertips, are deeply seated under the skin, are often sore to the touch and can be 5 mm (.196”) to 1 cm (.39 or 3/8“) in diameter. A papule becomes a pustule when the oil and debris in the whitehead ruptures, causing pain and inflammation. Pustules contain white blood cells, have high bacterial activity and can range in size from 5 mm (1/10th of an inch) to 1 cm. When many inflamed papules and pustules are present, this is considered moderate acne and may result in scarring.

Acne Vulgaris is severe and potentially painful inflammatory acne that includes nodules, cysts and abscesses. Nodules are closed sacs filled with dead skin cells and oil that form solid, swollen lumps underneath the surface of the skin ranging from .5cm to 1 cm (.39”) They are often tender and accompanied by multiple papules and pustules. These acne lesions may have ruptured under the skin and are classified by the layer of skin that is affected. It is recommended to see a dermatologist when nodules are present as untreated nodules can lead to scarring.

Cysts are hard, red, swollen and inflamed pus filled bumps that affect deeper skin tissues. Deep cystic acne is believed to result when oil and bacteria are the main cause, Cysts form when oil ducts become infected, the follicle ruptures deep within the dermis, and irritating oil and dead cells seep into the surrounding area forming a cyst. As cysts work their way to the surface, they destroy many live cells & often leave permanent scars or acne pits. Abscesses are usually more than .5 cm in diameter.

Enlarged pores can be a sign of acne both past and present when dead skin cells and oil clog and expand the pore opening and heighten pore visibility.

Scarring is a common symptom seen with acne. During the healing process, as infection works its way to the surface of the skin, it causes inflammation, destroys the hair follicle and breaks down collagen. Scars can include indentations called ice pick scarring, pits, dark or white spots, and raised areas. Picking is another well known cause of acne.

Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Glycerin, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Azulene, Beta-Carotene, Citric Acid, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Leaf Extract.
Morning and evening, after thoroughly cleansing with the Clarigel Exfoliating Cleanser, wipe your face and neck with a cotton pad moist with the Problematic Skin Lotion.