We sat down with Dr. Marc Ronert, the Medical Director and President of IMAGE Skincare for some expert advice on acne.
Dr. Marc, as the Director and President of IMAGE Skincare, why was it important to you to create a line that treats acne?
As the Medical Director at IMAGE Skincare, my role is to make sure that we are the most innovative skincare company in the industry. That means constantly producing revolutionary products, with proven technology, that will treat, heal and prevent the most relevant and pressing skincare concerns. We created Clear Cell because we believe there is a demand for a line that is formulated specifically for acne, oily, and acne prone skin. Bearing that in mind, we incorporated the active agents of benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, Granactive Acne, and salicylic acid to develop the most results-driven line in the industry.
What type of skin can benefit from Clear Cell?
This line consists of eight products that treat all grades of acne. Our Salicylic Gel Cleanser is a daily foaming exfoliating cleanser that gently removes makeup, excess oil, and other impurities while lifting away dead skin cells without over drying the skin. This product is ideal for acne grades I and II, while the Medicated Acne Facial Scrub is a BPO-based cleanser that is a more aggressive approach to kill bacteria that causes acne lesions for grades III and IV. Our fast acting ingredients help quickly and effectively reduce acne—so any oily, acne prone skin can benefit from this line. Products like the Medicated Acne Lotion can be used as spot treatments to draw out impurities and calm irritated and inflamed lesions. Whether you suffer from mild or severe acne or want to treat occasional breakouts, there is an IMAGE Skincare Clear Cell product to fit your needs.
How is Clear Cell different than other skincare lines?
The clinical data and technology implemented into each of our Clear Cell products make it unmatched by any other line in the skincare industry. We use an active combination of ingredients that treat, heal and prevent further acne lesions from developing on the skin. IMAGE Skincare takes a blend of Granactive Acne, Hydrovance™, Portulaca Oleracea extract, Panadoxine, and more to create a unique product that raises the standard for the way in which acne is approached. In addition, Clear Cell products contain anti-aging agents to improve the overall health of the skin, helping skin to Age Later.
What can we expect from the new products that IMAGE Skincare just recently released? How will those help my current acne problems?
We are so thrilled to add two new products to our Clear Cell line, the Clear Cell Restoring Serum and Clear Cell Mattifying Moisturizer. Both are oil-free and revitalize and restore skin’s overall healthy balance by minimizing pore size, shine, and sebum production. People suffering from any grade of acne need to restore their skin and the restoring serum has restorative properties with ingredients like Hydrovance™ which increase skin elasticity and provide moisture. The common misconception is that people with oily skin don't need hydration, but this is just not true. Oily skin can still suffer from dehydration, and when skin is dehydrated it responds by increasing oil production. Our Restoring Serum is designed specifically to help acne-prone skin combat this problem by moisturizing, balancing, and soothing the skin with botanical ingredients. We are also introducing the Mattifying Moisturizer, which hydrates while absorbing surface oils for a refreshed, mattifying effect. This product simultaneously treats active acne lesions and mattifies the skin.
What about post acne skin? Is it possible to treat acne scarring or hyperpigmentation?
Clear Cell contains ingredients that not only fight active acne lesions, but are effective in treating acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. Our products include salicylic acid, a topical exfoliator, which helps lighten past acne scarring. Green tea extract also helps correct pigmentation issues and counteracts redness by helping to soothe the skin. One important benefit of using IMAGE Skincare is that each of the products across the seven lines are designed to work together. Our Iluma Intense Lightening Serum is an oil-free serum that treats discoloration and redness, using a blend of botanical lighteners. Formulated with Vectorize-Technology™, it delivers a complex of encapsulated ingredients that are time released up to 48 hours for a long lasting, intense effect. We also recommend the Iluma Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder, an ultrasoft micro-exfoliating blend that removes debris and oil from pores, and encourages cellular turnover while providing long-term hydration and anti-aging benefits. All IMAGE Skincare products are designed to deliver results specific to your skin's unique needs, while helping you Age Later.