Acne is a common skincare problem that affects many people, especially young adults and teenagers who are undergoing changes in their hormones when growing up. Acne occurs when our sebaceous glands produce too much sebum. Sebum is our natural skin oil that keeps our skin soft and supple. When too much sebum is produced, it can clog the pores and cause blackheads and acne to occur.
Excessive sebum is usually caused by hormonal changes especially during menstruation, puberty, pregnancy or stress. It could also be due to high humidity, poor hygiene habits, or a lack of linoleic acid – an essential fatty acid that controls and normalizes production of excessive sebum in the skin.
The Answer to Acne
People tackling acne can take heart that there is now medical literature proving that acne can be reduced or at least controlled if sebum production can be reduced. The research on acne has shown that one of the causes of acne is due to a lack of linoleic acid in the skin. Studies on acne patients show that there is a co-relationship between linoleic acid and sebum production. In patients with lower concentration of Linoleic acid in the skin, it was found that the level of sebum secretion and oily skin was higher. What happens is that a lack of linoleic acid in the skin triggers off excessive sebum production, oily skin, clogged pores and acne breakout. Our skin needs linoleic acid but cannot produce it, hence we can either consume foods high in linoleic acid (such as sunflower seeds, flaxseed, walnuts or walnut seeds, etc) or an easier way would be to apply a skincare product high in linoleic acid.
Garden of EDEN’s Rosa T Acne Serum
Garden of EDEN has a 100% botanical based acne serum free from chemicals, called ROSA T Acne Serum, which is rich in linoleic acid. When applied to the skin in just 1-2 drops after cleansing skin, it increases linoleic acid, hence reducing acne. Two key natural ingredients: Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa. Aff. rubiginosa) and Grape Seed Oil (Vitis vinefera) are both rich in linoleic acid that normalizes oil or sebum secretion. By applying Rosa T Acne Serum regularly, you can now control excessive oily skin, the root cause of acne.
Rosa T Acne Serum is specially formulated with Australian Tea Tree Oil, well known to work gently yet effectively on acne-prone skin to kill acne bacteria and to prevent future breakouts.
In an Australian study, Tea Tree Oil is proven to have the same potency and effectiveness as a natural antibacterial agent as benzoyl peroxide but without the side effects. In fact, Rosa T Acne Serum contains Australian Tea Tree Oil which contains the highest active ingredient Terpinen-4-Ol to kill acne causing bacteria, promoting clearer skin.
Rosa T Acne Serum’s Anti-Scar Effect
For those who suffer from scars as a result of acne, worry no more as Rosa T Acne Serum contains natural Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) that helps in the synthesis of collagen in the skin to smoothen and lighten scars. The result of using Rosa T Acne Serum regularly is that scar texture and colour is improved over time. Vitamin E, together with Grape Seed Oil, has an antioxidant effect which also helps speed acne scar healing and smoother skin.
To see best results, use Rosa T Acne Serum together with Rosa T Acne Gel and Rosa T Mild Gel Cleanser. After cleansing face with Rosa T Mild Gel Cleanser, apply Rosa T Acne Gel on acne spots, during the day. For night time intensive treatment, apply 2-3 small drops of Rosa T Acne Serum and dot on cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Gently massage into skin till fully absorbed. Applying moisturizer is not necessary.