Primary Skin Concerns Associated with Oily Skin

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If you have oily skin, there is a chance you may also experience the occasional acne breakout or find that your pores seem to be enlarged.


Although it is commonly thought of as a teenage problem, acne can affect anyone from adolescence to adulthood.

Acne is typically characterized by skin that persistently breaks out, is clogged, reactive, and inflamed. It can be caused by a variety of factors including dirt and pollution on the skin’s surface, stress, poor diet, hormonal imbalance and by the overproduction of sebum.

While it can be annoying at its best and downright detrimental to one’s self esteem at its worst, there is hope. Acne can be reduced by controlling stress, following a healthy, balanced diet, getting regular exercise to remove toxins from the body, and by using natural organic skin care to keep skin clear and healthy!

While Eminence has a variety of skincare products to target acne, one of our favorites is the Acne Advanced Treatment System. This award-winning three step at-home treatment system is clinically proven to treat and minimize the appearance of acne in just 28 days with time-release encapsulated salicylic acid.

Salicylic acid is a type of beta-hydroxy acid, or BHA, that is one of the most effective ingredients for treating and preventing acne breakouts.

Not only does it remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, but it also deeply penetrates pores to dissolve excess build-up, powerfully clearing away blackheads and reducing congestion.

What makes the salicylic acid in the Acne Advanced Collection especially effective is its time release encapsulated delivery system. This allows it to evenly deposit on the skin to gently exfoliate over time, minimizing irritation and making these powerful acne fighting products suitable for all skin types.

The first step in the system is to cleanse with the Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam, a unique liquid-to-foam cleanser that gently soothes and tones. This lightweight cleanser targets acne, effectively preventing breakouts and clearing blocked pores.

For the next step, apply the Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque. A two-in-one masque and spot treatment, this acne fighting mask uses a combination of three types of purifying clay to absorb oil and reduce shine, while basil oil calms the skin and minimizes irritation, leaving a clean, clear complexion.

Finish with the ultra-lightweight mattifying Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator, with powerful lotus extract to reduce shine and zinc hyaluronate and arbutin to diminish the appearance of scarring and irritation. This eliminates blemishes while still providing moisture to balance the complexion.

Each item in the Acne Advanced Collection is available for purchase separately both in-store and online, but to get the maximum benefit from each product, use them all in conjunction and save 20% by purchasing the Acne Advanced Treatment System bundle!

Large Pores

If you have oily skin, the appearance of large pores is a common skin concern. Our pores are the bodies’ distribution centers for sebum, which keeps our skin soft and protected.

While everyone produces sebum and has visible pores, those with oilier skin can have pores that are enlarged. Additionally, sebum reaches the surface of the skin it oxidizes, causing pores to appear even larger and more visible! But with regular cleansing and gentle exfoliation, sebum is removed from the surface of the skin, and pores become less visible.

One of the best ingredients to shrink large pores and reveal a radiant complexion is lactic acid. This alpha-hydroxy acid, or AHA, is a gentle chemical exfoliant that reduces pore size by removing the dead skin cells that have built up around the pores, causing them to enlarge. You can find lactic acid in Eminence’s Lactic Acid Complex, which also contains red clover flower extract which addresses and corrects the main causes of enlarged pores by eliminating the debris that has settled around them, reducing excess production of sebum, and repairing the skin’s elasticity. The Lactic Acid Complex can be found in the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser which works hard to reduce pore size and refine the complexion, yet is gentle enough for even those with the most sensitive skin. If you want a little extra exfoliating action, simply add a dash of the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant (which also contains lactic acid) to your Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser and enjoy a boost in exfoliating power, not to mention a naturally wonderful scent!

Our estheticians can also help to unclog pores, reducing both acne and pore size with extractions so schedule a facial today!