Myths & Facts About Spot Treatments

Benzoyl Peroxide Vs Calendula

In this section of the blog, we would like to share with you Frank’s Remedies viewpoints on the skincare industry & specifically skincare ingredients. There are many myths and ideas about ingredients - often popular chemical based ones are portrayed as the best choices. But in some cases, these ingredients can often neglect skin health by being harsh to the skin, which can lead to other skin issues. To help you avoid any unwanted experiences, we want to share with you Frank’s Remedies perspective - starting with Benzoyl Peroxide and the effects it can have on spot prone skin.


Benzoyl Peroxide has become a common ingredient for blemish & acne treatments. This harsh chemical ‘works’ by killing acne causing bacteria, however with use it has been found that skin can become extremely irritated: lead to dryness, redness and even become prone to sun damage. It has been said that Benzoyl Peroxide can only work on inflammatory acne but not whiteheads or blackheads. It is also not advised for people with sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema or seborrheic dermatitis. 

Creams, gels and face masks containing Benzoyl Peroxide flood beauty aisles and many skincare brands use this ingredient.  But did you know there is an effective plant alternative? 

 

Our choice is Calendula - a plant naturally rich in salicylic acid that helps treat acne & spot-prone / stressed skin - which is gentle & suitable for sensitive skin. 

How Calendula works -

It has natural salicylic acid properties that help increase cell turnover; remove dead skin cells for smoother skin, and unplug debris for a brighter complexion. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties also contribute to reduce inflammation while keeping the skin sufficiently moisturised.

Be kind with your skin & see the positive benefits it brings! 

Discover our remedies formulated with Calendula: 

Antioxidant Face Gel + Clearing Face Cream 

And if it's an effective skin routine you need - we got you! 

Discover this in our SKIN SOS KIT + READY STEADY CLEAR KIT (as seen on BBC1).


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