What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that appears mainly on the face, chest and back. You’ll recognise it by the “spots” it causes on your skin. Mild to moderate acne produces small blackheads or whiteheads, while severe acne has larger inflammations containing fluid, like pustules and cysts. These can be painful, and severe cases can lead to permanent scars.

Chronic acne can control your life. It not only makes you feel physically uncomfortable; it can also affect your confidence in social situations and your self-esteem. Most people try various treatments and settle on one that manages the symptoms best, but remain on the lookout for even more effective solutions.

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Different grades of acne

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How Dermalex helps

The Dermalex range of creams and gels has been specially formulated to moisturise and protect your skin and keep your natural barrier strong and healthy. Each product in the range has been developed with a thorough understanding of the factors that lead to common skin conditions and clinically-proven to treat and relieve the symptoms that make problem skin so uncomfortable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

See below for our frequently asked questions on Acne. For help and advice across a range of skin conditions and how Dermalex can help, please see our Help and Advice section.


Helps to soothe your skin

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Clinical Research

1. Cunliffe, W.J. and D.J. Gould, Prevalence of facial acne vulgaris in late adolescence and in adults. Br Med J, 1979. 1(6171): p. 1109-10.
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5788264/