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Acne Awareness Month

The beginning fo June means the beginning of Acne Awareness Month and here at LABthetics we wanted to offer some routines and treatments that could help towards diminishing acne.

"Speaking as som who suffered from acne for a long time, there needs to be much more awareness. When you ask people what acne is, most refer to the spots, but this is just the physical symptom" says facial specialist Andy Millward.

Acne is actually one of the most common skin conditions in the UK, affecting millions of people. While it traditionally affects teens, adult acne is also just as common and is on the rise. Acne can happen in occasional outbreaks, or it can be a constant and have a severe presence. When left untreated, acne can cause scarring, so it is best to treat acne early rather than trying to wait it out.

What Causes Acne?

Acne can be caused by a variety of factors, these include genetics, bacteria, hormones, lifestyle, and stress levels. Acne occurs when pores are clogged by dead skin cells that are trapped by sebum production. Bacteria then gets into the clogged pores, where it then multiplies and causes inflammation. This inflammation leads to acne cysts or nodules. Luckily, there are treatments available that can significantly help to reduce both active acne and acne scars.

Acne can cause six different types of spots on the skin: blackheads (one comedones); whiteheads (closed comedones); papule (red bumps); pustules (similar to papules but a yellow tip in the centre); nodules (hard lumps beneath the surface of the skin); and cysts (large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils).

Here at LABthetics we have a range of products that will help towards the fight against acne because although we can't change our client's genetics or hormones, we can help them gain 'control' with repetitive exposure to certain active ingredients. Introducing our Acne Routine Skincare box this specially designed box includes products that will clear and control acne-prone skin with a LABthetics routine.

- Daily use routine treatment for acne-prone skin

- Reduces spot-causing bacteria

- Helps to clear redness and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

- Regulates oil production

- Boosts skin immunity

Cleanser - A carefully formulated cleanser that offers gentle cleansing without stripping the skin of its own natural and protective oils. Toner - vitamin B5 toner offers a refreshing and moisture boost to the skin after cleansing. An essential part of any skincare routine especially suited to sensitive dehydrated skin. Can help promote new cell growth and acts as an anti inflammatory, anti irritant. While Calendula oilhas antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties Enzyme Mask - A peeling and resurfacing treatment of the skin based on natural enzymes. These enzymes include properties that gently but effectively break down the build up of dead skin and dissolve blockages. Restorative serum - Regulates oil and improves your overall skin health. Your skin’s immune cells, also known as langerhans cells, are responsible for protecting and repairing your skin. Niacinamide has been shown to reduce oil output from the sebaceous glands, which means less acne and fewer breakouts. Vitamin A renewal cream step 1 - Introducing retinol is essential for any skin struggling with acne, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A is also an important antioxidant, helping to protect against the harmful free radicals that cause inflammation in our skin. It is this inflammation that often leads to unwanted skin disorders, fine lines and wrinkles and premature ageing. Zinc Oxide mineral shield - A mineral antioxidant that helps to protect and prevent damage caused by external aggressors. This zinc oxide moisturiser is free from chemical sunscreens that can cause irritation. Zinc oxide is well known for its scientific properties and acts as a sun barrier. The natural Zinc Oxide formulation fortifies and acts as a shield that sits on top of the skin in a protective layer helping to reflect UVA & UVB rays and protect the skin against the environment.

All of these LABthetics products combined together in this precise routine will help to clear and control acne. More information and available to purchase at


Retinol is a natural vitamin A derivative commonly found in anti-aging creams. But it can also be an effective ingredient for treating acne and reducing the appearance of acne scars. Retinol works in a few ways. On the skin’s outermost layer (epidermis), retinol exfoliates to remove dirt, dead skin cells, and oil from pores. This can help prevent the formation of pimples. It also works by literally getting under your skin, unlike many other acne treatments. Tiny molecules penetrate the middle layer of your skin (dermis), where retinol stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

Our progressive Vitamin A renewal cream skin system introduces Retinol to your skin in stages to promote cell production, normalise skin function and promote collagen and fibroblast synthesis whilst minimising the likelihood of the irritation associated with Retinol. We have formulated the system by stripping back the cream to just the active ingredients to give you the best results from your skin care routine.

LABthetics Vitamin A progressive retinol system 6 step system is available at

We may need to contact you via email regarding your skincare regime upon placing your order due to the high levels of active vitamin A. Our recommendation is to work through the step system.

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