Why You Should Try This Range If You Have Acne-Prone Skin

Cosmedix is one of our top #5 best-selling cosmeceutical brands, yet I realised in my consultations with clients that a lot of them didn't know much about this brand!

So let's get started with why Cosmedix is such an effective, results-driven cosmeceutical brand:

First of all, Cosmedix's philosophy emphasises on CLEAN. Their belief is that what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body.

All Cosmedix products are FREE of nasties such as:

  • Parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, PEGs, sodium lauryl sulfate, hydroquinone, formaldehyde donors, and artificial dyes and fragrances

    Their whole range is also 100% cruelty-free — no exceptions, ever.

Now, among our best-selling products by Cosmedix (right behind their all-time favourite Opti Crystal), the Purity Range ranks in our top #5 week after week!

This range was specifically engineered to target acne prone skins and it uses the best clinical active ingredients to deliver its amazing results.

Understanding Acne

Before we get to your anti-acne routine using this super powerful range, let's understand why we get acne.

Acne is an inflammatory response, seen in the form of red, inflamed breakouts that may have a pustular head, congestion, blackheads, or whiteheads.


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A breakout is a result of a blockage or infection of the pilosebaceous unit (composed of a hair follicle, arrector pili muscle, and sebaceous gland).

Blockage in the follicle creates an anaerobic environment, which means there isn't any oxygen within the pilosebaceous unit. This is where C-Acne and proliferation occur. The skin responds to the infection by creating inflammation. This can be red, sore, swollen breakouts, or pumps.

When you receive this inflammatory response, the three main imbalances to allow acne to form in the skin are:

1 - Quality of sebum (oil) - Sebum should have a watery consistency, but in acne prone skins, you will find the sebum has more of a consistency of custard or cottage cheese. This leads to blockages of the pilosebaceous unit (hair follicle) and lesion formation.

2 - Retention Keratosis - This describes the blockages of the mouth of the hair follicle where your skin cells layer over each other leaving no room for oxygen to get into the pilosebaceous unit. Dirt, grime, and products are then also blocked.

3 - Skin PH - If you are not cleansing your skin efficiently or have the correct PH balanced cleanser then you are allowing the C-acne to thrive on the skin. Effective cleansing is essential to ensure the daily removal of sweat, excess sebum, and dirt.



If you have acne-prone skin, you want to get on top of your breakouts as soon as possible, as these can lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation - future markings left over from breakouts, or furthermore scarring.

In order to control your acne you need to start removing all comedogenic ingredients from your skincare and makeup - this will allow your follicles to breathe and remain clear.

Let's get to your anti-acne regime using the Cosmedix Purity Range to fight all of the three inflammatory responses leading to a breakout!

Your step-by-step guide to an acne-fighting Cosmedix skin regime:

#1 Cleansing

First Step

Your first step will always be cleansing - once in the morning and TWICE at night. In other words, at night, you'll PRE-cleanse before cleansing.

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This nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil is a two-in-one makeup remover + cleanser with a nutrient-rich blend of radiance-boosting oils that gently melt away dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities for a hydrated, healthy-looking glow.

What it does:

• Removes makeup and impurities without stripping skin of natural moisture
• Helps to purify skin for a smoother-looking complexion
• Aids in nourishing the complexion with radiance-boosting vitamins

Second Step

Your second step will be your specific cleanser morning and night containing the oil-loving Salicylic Acid to absorb the oil and unblock the pores.

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Clarify is a gentle, alcohol and sulfate-free Salicylic Acid Foaming Cleanser that reveals a clearer, healthier-looking complexion by gently exfoliating sensitive and blemish-prone skin without stripping it of its natural oils.

What it does:

• Helps gently exfoliate the skin without over-drying
• Deep cleans pores
• Removes makeup and other pore-clogging oil and impurities from the skin
• Soothes and comforts the skin

#2 Exfoliation

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A cocktail of gentle physical exfoliators combined with salicylic acid, Purity Detox Scrub cleanses the skin and polishes away imperfections.

As poppy, jojoba, and date seeds scrub away dead skin cells and debris, Salicylic Acid provides intensive renewal for an all-around smoother, clearer look and feel. Use all over the body for smoother skin from head to toe.

You should exfoliate with this product 1-3x/week, as tolerated.

#3 Morning Serum

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Formulated with a Vitamin B Complex (a customized blend of 10% Niacinamide and Biotin) and the purifying power of Coconut Powder, these boosting crystals help clarify and balance the look of skin to promote a more even-toned complexion.

What it does:

• Promotes a healthier microbiome
• Helps purify the skin to improve the look of skin tone and texture
• Promotes a healthy, balanced skin barrier function
• Quenches the complexion with lasting hydration

#4 Nighttime serum

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Vitamin A to help with the retention keratosis and speed up cell renewal. This multi-tasking cream gently exfoliates the skin to promote a smoother-looking texture by helping to reduce the appearance of imperfections. Formulated with 2% AGP Retinol Complex and Alpha Hydroxy Acids, this rich treatment helps reveal the next layer of skin while restoring hydration to the complexion for a more supple, even-looking skin tone.

#5 Moisturiser

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Finally, an oil-free moisturiser for oily and acne-prone skin.

Shineless not only works to reduce the look of shine for a more matte complexion – its key ingredients also work to help firm, smooth, and brighten the appearance of skin over time.

Finally, I find it important to point out there are 4 grades of acne, 4 different types of acne scarring, and literally any skin type can experience acne.

So I highly recommend that before you purchase any skincare range, you seek the advice of a Professional Skin Therapist to make sure your skin products are specifically targeted to your skin type and concern.

At Skinmart we offer Complimentary Skin Consultations, you can book your consult here!

About The Author

My name is Sari Pols,
I have been in the skincare industry for over 15 years. My passion lies in ‘Health’. Health for the skin and body. My philosophy is if we have good well-being on the inside, then it shows our vitality on the outside.
I have furthered my knowledge of Skin Anatomy, Skin Concerns, and Fitness. I am a true believer in how to make my clients feel their best both inside and out. My emphasis is on guiding my clients through their journey of skin concerns and conditions. I do not like to band-aid a concern or condition but want to get down to the root of the cause. I aim to give personalised consultations with treatment and correct prescribed skin products.

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