Medik8 Blemish SOS
For those moments when the inevitable imperfection makes an unwelcome appearance, let Blemish SOS be your fail-safe back-up plan. This lightweight, fragrance-free gel sinks effortlessly into skin to banish blemishes at their core. The concentrated formula uses salicylic acid to reduce inflammation and build-up from deep within the pore. Boosted with calming niacinamide, it cares for the skin as it works. Plus, it dries to create a completely clear film over the blemish, so you can use it underneath make-up to stop breakouts in their tracks.
How it worksBlemishes come in many different forms, however the basic steps to their creation are always the same. Dead skin cells mix with sebum produced by the pores to form a plug. This leaves the perfect environment for blemish bacteria (P. acnes) to thrive, which leads to red and sore inflammation. Blemish SOS targets all of these contributing elements to help promote a flawless complexion. The targeted serum uses salicylic acid to clear out pore blockages, which helps to loosen clumps of dead skin cells stuck in the pores. Dioic acid is also useful for reducing the amount of sebum our skin produces. Less sebum, less pore blockages. Meanwhile the serum also targets blemish-causing P. acnes with antibacterial azelaic acid, while niacinamide takes down red and sore inflammation.
Salicylic Acid – Decongesting and exfoliating from within the pore, salicylic acid breaks down the clogged oil and skin cells that can lead to blemishes.
Niacinamide – Otherwise known as vitamin B3, this soothing anti-inflammatory quickly reduces redness and irritation surrounding the blemish, while regulating sebum production to prevent blocked pores.
Azelaic Acid – With its potent antibacterial properties, azelaic acid targets blemish-causing bacteria such as P. acnes.
Dioic Acid – Able to control the amount of oil produced by the pores, dioic acid helps to declog and prevent future blemishes.