Treating acne safely and sustainably | A natural approach

Treating acne safely and sustainably | A natural approach

When it comes to treating acne, we take things seriously. In recent news, alarming reports have surfaced about a known carcinogen found in many popular acne skincare products.

Benzene has been detected at shockingly high levels in products containing benzoyl peroxide, raising serious concerns about the safety of this widely used ingredient.

Understanding Benzene: What you need to know

Benzene, a colourless and flammable liquid, is commonly used in various industries to manufacture rubbers, dyes, plastics, and pesticides. Within the skincare industry, it is often used to treat acne due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. Unfortunately, however, long-term exposure to benzene has been linked to severe health issues, including leukaemia and adverse effects on blood cells.

Recent findings have unveiled benzene contamination in numerous acne products, with levels surpassing safety thresholds by huge margins. Many of these popular skincare brands have addressed the report by stating that their products pose no risk of benzene contamination if stored correctly. However, subsequent investigations have revealed the presence of benzene even when the product remains stable, without exposure to excessive heat or light.

Our commitment to natural, herbal skincare

At Dermatology M, we treat acne completely differently. 

Our products are most definitely free from benzoyl peroxide and benzene, as well as, SLS, SLES, silicones, parabens, soap, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrance, and artificial colour.

Our acne range is carefully formulated by our founder Dr.Mazin, with safe, natural ingredients that harness the healing power of nature without compromising on efficacy.

Here are some of our favourite acne-busting ingredients:

Tea Tree - his calming, antifungal oil, with its glorious cleansing aroma, reduces the size and appearance of blemishes while calming and toning oily skins.
A key ingredient in our: Spot Treatment Gel, Cleanse & Clear Mask and Night Spot Cream

Sulphur – an essential mineral for all living cells and an exceptional, gentle exfoliant for acne-prone skins. Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammation and balancing, Sulphur calms sebum production and minimises redness.
A key ingredient in our: Night Spot Cream

Centella Asiatica – popularly known as Gotu Kola. This powerful antioxidant helps heal and gently hydrate sensitised, inflamed skin, revealing a brighter, more even complexion.
A key ingredient in our: Oil Control Moisturiser

Bakuchiol – revered among herbal skincare lovers as a “retinol-alternative”. Bakuchiol keeps oil levels in check, reduces the appearance of pore size and gently sloughs away sebum, reducing scarring and build-up of dead skin cells.
A key ingredient in our: Oil Control Moisturiser and Anti-Acne Face Oil

Witch hazel – this gentle astringent soothes the skin, sops up excess oil and reduces inflammation. The perfect herbal ally when combating acne, Witch Hazel targets blemishes while promoting overall skin vitality.
A key ingredient in our: Cleanse & Clear Mask

“This natural range of skincare has really helped improve my skin of late, I’ve been using the the entire acne range. I have also ‘detoxed’ my skincare routine, and... my skin has improved. I like the fact that the products all have their roots in Chinese Medicine, with the founder being a leading dermatologist.” - Angelina

A Safer Alternative: Choosing Natural Skincare

In light of recent revelations about benzene contamination, it's more crucial than ever to be mindful of the ingredients in your skincare products. We remain steadfast in our commitment to Chinese herbology with full transparency, safety, and efficacy.

We urge all consumers to prioritise their health by choosing natural, responsibly sourced skincare products that deliver results without compromising on safety. If you need help, our expert team is here to help recommend the perfect routine for your acne journey, get in touch here.

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