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Starting a new skincare routine can feel like a leap of faith. The products might claim to correct your skin concerns, and the reviews may look promising, but will it work for you?
We're here to solve the mystery! Averr Aglow's Clear Skin Kit is a little different than your average acne-healing system. Our unique formulas were developed to be the best on the market and fill in the gaps where other brands fall short. We might look different, but you're about to find out that different works.
So what is it that makes a skincare system effective? Aside from prioritizing clean, natural ingredients, you have to make sure that your skincare products are actually targeting the causes of acne and not just the symptoms.
As appealing as it is to use a product that promises to 'zap your zits' or 'dry up your pimples,' lasting clear skin comes from correcting the root of the problem. Instead of trying to clear the acne you can see, you have to go after the breakouts that are brewing below the surface of your skin, waiting to erupt.
Breakouts start in your skin's deep layers when sebum and dead skin cells clog your pores and lead to bacteria growth. To prevent breakouts, you need to balance your sebum levels, buff off the dead skin before it can clog your pores, and preemptively fight off bacteria.
Lots of acne products on the market offer solutions for clogged pores (albeit aggressive solutions), but here's the piece of the puzzle other brands don't address: skin health. Skin with acne needs a boost of nourishment, so it has a fighting chance against pesky aggressors.
Good news! Averr Aglow's products are formulated to get rid of existing breakouts, correct the issues that cause new ones, and replenish your skin with nutrients so you can have a strong, healthy complexion for years to come.
Let's go through the clear skin routine one by one and see how each product is helping to heal and strengthen your skin.
Most skincare routines start with a cleanser. Our Clear Skin routine, on the other hand, kicks off with the Clarifying Hydration Dew, a refreshing rose-infused mist. This dew lightly dampens your face so it can better receive the nutrients from the other products you apply. Damp skin is easier to penetrate, which means any nutrients you add can do their best work at healing your skin.
Starting your routine with an immersion of nutrients gives your complexion a powerful boost before the process of stripping away the dirt and grime from the day.
With the Clarifying Hydration Dew, you not only get a quick dose of hydration but a soothing influx of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and redness.
It's easy to blame acne on an oily complexion. Many skincare brands out there tout 'oil-free' or 'oil-eliminating' products for that exact reason. As it turns out, oil production is paramount to the health and protection of your skin. The problem isn't the existence of oil, but the excess of oil.
Contrary to its name, jojoba oil isn't an oil but a waxy ester that resembles your skin's sebum. Including it in your daily routine tricks your body into thinking it's produced enough sebum, so you don't end up too oily or too dry. It's the ultimate natural oil balancer!
In case you're new to the skincare game, here's a trick of the trade: exfoliation is key for healthy skin.
Exfoliation prevents dead skin cells from building up and giving you a dull, textured complexion while actively clogging your pores (hello breakouts!). Some brands offer products that are only meant to be used once a week. Others say that their products are for daily use, but in reality, they're too harsh for sensitive skin.
This is where Averr Aglow comes to the rescue again. To apply the Radiant Cleansing Nectar, buff it into your skin using a cotton pad. The cotton acts as a gentle exfoliator, physically removing and lifting dead skin cells off your face.
This method of exfoliation doesn't use beads or harsh chemicals like other products, so it's gentle enough for daily use and leaves you with a bright, radiant complexion every time you cleanse.
A no-rinse cleanser is a foreign concept for most people. We've been trained to believe that cleansing happens in three fixed steps: apply, scrub, and rinse.
So what's wrong with rinsing?
Skincare products need at least 30 minutes to absorb fully. All those foaming cleansers on the market promoting added benefits are actually just employing a cunning marketing tactic. A three-second application won't do you any good.
Our Radiant Cleansing Nectar is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that do wonders for a healing complexion. Leave it on so it has time to penetrate the layers of your skin and do its job.
The cotton pad you use to apply our cleanser removes dead skin, dirt, and grime while leaving the healing ingredients behind.
We've already talked about the importance of daily exfoliation (remove dead skin, uncover radiance). Our Luminous Complexion Toner takes it to the next level using ingredients that promote enhanced skin cell regeneration.
If you're acne-prone, you likely have increased skin cell turnover, making it difficult for your body to shed the dead skin. If dead skin is lying dormant on your face, it ends up clogging your pores and causing acne. Our toner uses natural botanicals like comfrey that go deeper than surface-level exfoliation to boost cell turnover and reveal fresh, bright skin.
Comfrey is high in allantoin, an extract known for its ability to make the skin shedding process more efficient. It encourages skin to focus on cell turnover by soothing any points of stress. Stressed skin tends to prioritize its problems instead of its natural functions. Comfrey also helps the dead skin shed, keeping your complexion clear and radiant.
Most toners are designed to be a second cleanse. They're used to get rid of any leftover grime that your face wash didn't get. But when you have a cleanser that does its job on the first try, your toner can concentrate on other things, like refining your gleaming complexion.
Bonus: The more dead skin you shed, the less prominent your acne scars are!
Most spot treatments use benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to kill the bacteria in your skin. While these products usually do the job, they come with a price: tight, dry, flaky skin. Not to mention, they don't provide long term results. It's like putting a bandaid on a gaping wound. It might help for a while, but eventually, you're going to need stitches.
At Averr Aglow, we prefer clean, natural ingredients that are inherently antibacterial. Like manuka oil, used in our Radiant Cleansing Nectar. One study found that it inhibits the growth of fungi and bacteria, which translates to a complexion free of acne-causing bacteria.
French pink clay is another bacteria-fighting superstar, the very one that gives our Clear Skin Elixir its lovely shade of pink. Unlike other products that claim to use pink clay (most mix red and white kaolin clay), our pink clay is montmorillonite clay. It works by attaching to the bacteria in your pores and drawing them out. It's like a bacteria magnet!
The best part about ingredients like manuka oil and French pink clay is that they don't damage your skin barrier. They promote skin health while drawing out impurities. It's a win-win.
The term 'Active Ingredient' is a buzzword in the skincare world. Take a look at the drug facts on your current spot treatment, and you'll see one or two ingredients listed as active. These are the ones that are actually doing something to treat your skin. The other ingredients in the product are sensory. They help with the look, feel, smell, stability, etc.
We do things a little differently at Averr Aglow. Instead of focusing a product around one beneficial ingredient that might have a couple of benefits, we fill our products to the brim with ingredients that work together to help with a multitude of skin concerns.
Even the non-actives in our products (the ingredients that aren't necessarily there to kill bacteria or reduce inflammation) are still beneficial and healthy for our skin.
We use turmeric in the Clarifying Hydration Dew to assist in soothing and reducing inflammation, but it also provides a lovely scent. Sodium anisate is another one that does double duty. It acts as a preservative, keeping the dew shelf-stable, but it also has antibacterial properties to fight off acne-causing bacteria on your skin.
The Flawless Nourishment Cream is an excellent example of a product with an abundance of active ingredients. Unlike typical moisturizers, our cream is waterless, leaving room for more actives that soothe, nourish, and heal.
The cream is applied in tandem with the Clarifying Hydration Dew to add the water element without sacrificing effectiveness.
Talking about active ingredients, let's dive a little deeper into the product that has the most. The Flawless Nourishment Cream is a powerhouse that does a little bit of everything to promote skin health.
On the surface, it does what you'd expect a moisturizer to do: hydrate. But the skin benefits don't stop there. Ingredients like rosehips and grape seed oil have properties that help repair your skin barrier. With consistent use, you'll see healthier skin that's more adept at fighting off environmental stressors like UV exposure, air pollution, or even cosmetics.
While your skin is in the process of repairing its barrier, the nourishment cream picks up the slack by providing a protective film on the surface of your skin to combat those same stressors. It's like your own personal face armor readying you for a daily battle against whatever the world has to throw. You've got this.
But wait, there's more! On top of hydrating, repairing, and protecting, it also diminishes the look of fine lines and dark marks. I told you, powerhouse. High concentrations of vitamins A and E give this cream the ability to unveil the bright, even complexion of your dreams.
They're in our food, in our beauty products...next thing you know, we'll be infusing them into our wardrobe (okay, probably not). What are 'they?' Antioxidants, AKA the molecules that fight off free radicals and prevent them from damaging your skin cells.
Antioxidants provide a full range of benefits for your skin, including toning, brightening, moisturizing, soothing, and of course, reducing inflammation
Inflammation is a critical part of the formation of acne. Getting rid of inflammation helps get rid of acne and other inflammatory issues like wrinkles, rosacea, and even sunburns.
Your run of the mill skincare routine of 3 or 4 products might have one with antioxidants. In Averr Aglow's Clear Skin Kit of 4 products (5 if you include the toner), each one contains multiple antioxidants, so you're sure to get the full gamut of benefits.
Many skincare brands view your skin issues as separate, individual problems to solve.
At Averr Aglow, we know that regardless of your unique skin concerns, you need to treat your complexion as a whole. Our products are designed to promote your skin's health by balancing your sebum levels, strengthening your skin barrier, and evening your skin tone.
The Clear Skin Kit teaches your skin to function the way it's supposed to so it can take care of itself. We don't want you to be dependent on spot treatments, clearing one pimple just in time for another one to pop up. We want your skin to be so healthy that you don't need spot treatments anymore.
Are you ready to watch your skin transform into the complexion of your dreams? Get your hands on the Clear Skin Kit and start the next phase of your life acne-free.
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