The medical term for maskne is acne mechanica, a skin condition caused by the prolonged use of personal protective equipment like face masks. Due to a lack of air circulation, heat and friction on the skin and when combined with a moist environment, pores get clogged which can cause pimples or acne cysts. The skin can also become dry, itchy and susceptible to redness and irritation.
ACNE/FOLLICULITISAcne occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with sebum and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Folliculitis occurs when yeast and bacteria infect hair follicles.
The Acnex line is specially developed for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. The active ingredient is salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) with keratolytic, comedolytic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties.
• Acnex purifying cleansing gel contains 2% salicylic acid : it deeply cleanses without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Acnex cleanser effectively eliminates excess sebum and dead cells that accumulate on the face during the day.
• Acnex purifying solution contains 2% salicylic acid and 10% glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) with exceptional exfoliating properties. This AHA/BHA complex clears clogged pores, penetrates the pilosebaceous follicles, dries and helps clear up acne pimples.
• Acnex mattifying moisturizer contains a mild exfoliating complex (AHA/BHA -3% total), combined with hydrating hyaluronic acid and seboregulating/hydrating Zinc PCA. It is specially designed for oily, acne-prone skin.
REDNESS AND IRRITATION
Mask wearing, heat and stress can increase facial redness and irritation.
It contains Quassia amara extract, known to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiparasitic properties.
The cream also contains niacinamide (vitamin B3 ) which helps restore and preserve an intact skin barrier. In addition, it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Glycerin helps maintain optimal hydration of the surface layers of the epidermis.
The hydra-minéral concentrate is an oil-free formulation with hydrating and protective actions resulting from a blend of nutrient-rich ingredients carefully picked to help deeply hydrate the skin while increasing its resistance to environmental stress. It contains fragmented hyaluronic acid, a deep hydrator, Canadian glacial mineral water to help mineralize the skin, and malachite and yeast extracts that protect it from environmental aggressors.
Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5 ) protects skin barrier function and reduces trans-epidermal water