Why Topical Acne Cream Cannot Work Alone

Posted by Rebecca Yong on

A topical acne cream is designed to treat the presence of acne, usually by drying the skin and promoting the shedding of dead skin cells. 

However, the search for the best acne cream can often leave users feeling a little dismayed because acne creams do not prevent or cure acne. 

Depending upon the cream used and an individual’s skin condition, sometimes the result can be itching, redness, skin irritation, burning, stinging, skin fragility and dry mouth or an absence of saliva. Sometimes treatment creams also weaken the skin at a time when the skin requires protection and the strength to heal. 

It can therefore be helpful to explore how a simple and holistic acne treatment can both address its causes and support healthier skin. 

Let’s find out how to create an effective, natural skincare routine and how the use of natural botanicals can help to navigate acne challenges.



Inside Out - the Role of Vitamins in Acne Treatment

SkinB5™ Founder Judy Cheung-Wood says that acne treatments are at their most effective when the skin is prepared and cared for at a biochemical level.

“Our extensive research into the best skincare for acne left us feeling unsatisfied with the lack of results of many over-the-counter acne creams and products offered. Many acne sufferers, including myself, when I was in my young adult years, found that there could be harsh side effects caused by stronger acne creams, benzoyl peroxide washes and prescribed medications.

“I’ve made it my life commitment to find and offer a truly holistic acne system that both treats the acne causes whilst also improving overall skin health,” Judy says. So I developed an effective formula with SkinB5’s Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins to harness the power of essential nutrient vitamin B5 to support the body’s normal acne control defences."


The Power of Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is naturally found in many foods such as broccoli, cabbage, cereals, mushrooms, nuts, beans and lentils.

Also known as Pantothenic Acid, B5 has been a key ingredient used by the skincare industry for years thanks to its natural anti-inflammatory, moisturising properties and its ability to naturally curb the overproduction of sebum or skin oil that causes acne.

While acne creams often feature vitamin B5 in its topical form, vitamin B5 is most effective when taken orally. SkinB5’s Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins uses a patented nutrient complex SB5-BIOTRx™ made up of vitamin B5, with powerful support ingredients such as vitamin B3, folic acid, vitamin A, zinc, copper and silica.

As a key component of our holistic acne treatment system, these vitamins contribute to visible results in four weeks for more than 80 percent of users, even those with persistent acne.

While vitamins power radiant skin from within, SkinB5’s skincare products create a complete and holistic solution. With the same clean formula focus, many of the skincare products use active ingredients derived from Australian botanicals.

In fact, products like the Australian Botanicals Cleansing Mousse use eight native botanical extracts uniquely rich in powerful phytonutrients and natural vitamin C to thoroughly cleanse the skin while protecting its natural barrier and ability to heal.

Developing a Skincare Routine for Long Term Results

Acne medications and antibiotics can offer relief from acne and the subsequent emotional impacts acne can have, however these do not change how our skin behaves and due to side effects, they cannot be taken long term. 

This often means acne returns when medication stops. 

SkinB5 advocates creating a simple and holistic skincare routine for long term results. Try these tips to create a habit:

  • Find a time in the morning and evening when doing your skincare routine is easiest and set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself.
  • Consistently use the same acne creams and products to give them a chance to work.
  • Indulge in the ritual and enjoy a little ‘me-time’.

    SkinB5’s three step skincare routine addresses acne causes and skin health from the inside out for long term freedom from acne.

    Step 1 - Control

    • Address the biochemical needs of the skin
    • Support sebum metabolism
    • Support healthy hormone production
    • Improve immunity
    • Reduce symptoms of stress
    • Promote healing and cell regeneration

      Best products to use:

      Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins

      Clear Skin Superfood Booster

      Step 2 - Cleanse

      • Deeply cleanse the skin
      • Unclog pores
      • Remove dead skin cells without drying or damage

        Acne Control Cleansing Mousse

        Acne Control Australian botanicals Cleansing Mousse

        Skin Purifying Mask (Top Tip: this mask can be used instead of a topical acne cream to treat individual spots or used in combination with Acne Control Cleansing Mousse for a deeper cleanse

        Step 3 - Moisturise

        • Hydrate
        • Balance
        • Renew the skin

          Acne Control Moisturiser

          Acne Control Australian Botanicals Hydration


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