Discover Miracne, a multifunctional solution for anti-acne treatment08/10/2021
It is estimated that at least 80% of the world’s population suffers from some form of acne throughout their lives. This problem ranks 8th among the most frequent skin diseases for teenagers and adults. Given this situation, the search for anti-acne skincare solutions remains on the rise.
Factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, genetics, diet, hormones, and emotional issues can contribute to the appearance of acne, usually on the face, back and chest.
But what is acne?
Acne is a multifactorial problem caused by four fundamental phenomena: increased and altered sebum production, exacerbated proliferation of C. acnes (acne-causing bacteria), stimulation of inflammatory mediators, and hyperkeratinization process.
What is the difference between blackheads, pimples, and acne lesions?
Blackheads (open comedones) and pimples (closed comedones) are considered non-inflammatory acne lesions and result from the abnormality that occurs in the follicles when there is sebum accumulation, bacteria proliferation, and an increase in keratinized cells.
Blackheads are produced when the enlarged pores, with the presence of sebum and accumulation of keratin, are exposed to air, facilitating the oxidation of these fatty components thus acquiring a black color.
Pimples are formed by the clogging of follicles from the accumulation of sebum, proliferation of bacteria, and increase in keratinized cells.
Inflammatory acne lesions (papules, pustules, nodules) have similar characteristics, suchas the accumulation of sebum and proliferation of bacteria. But in these cases, inflammatory processes are observed, which may vary from moderate to very intense, and can be considered from grade I to grade IV, depending on their complexity.
What are the essential treatments for acne-prone skin?
The treatment must be specific to each degree of acne, but in general, the main objective is to reduce and control the oiliness of the skin without causing dryness, and as a result, a reduction in the formation of blackheads and pimples while minimizing the proliferation of C. acnes and the typical inflammatory processes associated with the condition. Consequently, the maintenance of a proper skincare routine that uses the right products can be very beneficial.
Important: the squeezing of acne lesions is not recommended. This action will increase the release of inflammatory mediators resulting in greater inflammation and an increased risk of developing hyperpigmentation (blemishes).
How did the pandemic contribute to the appearance of acne?
Currently, the use of protective face masks is part of our daily life. With the regular use of this type of protection over a long period, the skin on the face tends to become stuffy and moist, due to breathing. This creates a favorable environment for the appearance of mechanical acne (maskne).
How to create differentiated anti-acne formulations?
With so many options available in the cosmetic market, it has become necessary to create formulations that stand out by offering the benefit of an anti-acne treatment. This is why Chemyunion launched Miracne, a 3-in-1 multifunctional active ingredient indicated for the treatment of acne by reducing the acne-causing bacteria (Cutibacterium acnes), as well as minimizing the redness of acne lesions and controlling sebum production.
Miracne is a biodegradable, vegan, plant-based, and preservative-free product. It can be used in almost every formulation directed at the treatment of acne: soaps, lotions, toners, serums, gels. It has great compatibility with other ingredients, such as keratolytic ingredients often used in cosmetics, like salicylic acid and lactic acid.
This ingredient has been tested for effectiveness and shown to produce significant results after 7 days of use. Miracne’s high performance is directly associated with its role in the alleviation of C. acnes.