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B&B Labs tackles four stages of acne


12th September 2019

Award winning Asian cosmeceutical brand, B&B Labs, has launched its latest plant-based anti-acne product line by merging cutting edge pharma-derma science and Asia's treasure trove of plant and herbal extracts. Although acne is most commonly experienced by teenagers and younger adults, it can affect anyone at any age. About 5% of women and 1% of men over the age of 25 experience episodes of acne.

Most acne products in the market are a one size fits all formula which is not customized enough to provide targeted results. Acne is broken down into 4 main phases and B&B Labs' anti-acne products are prescribed according to this scientific categorization:

  • Acne Stage 1 : whiteheads, blackheads, small pimples
  • Acne Stage 2 : more frequent breakouts, pustules, papules
  • Acne Stage 3 : large amount of inflammation, pustules, papules, nodules
  • Acne Stage 4 : most severe form of acne, filled with nodules, cysts, pustules, papules

Besides having the industry's most dedicated line of acne treatment products, massive R&D has been done to study the underlying causes of acne and to come out with very potent cosmeceutical formulations that are pure plant-based for minimal side effects. Chemical-based prescription acne products overly dry out skin and harm the skin with long-term usage causing skin to be sensitized.

"Our goal is to create the world's safest and most effective plant based anti-acne products using Asian plant and herbal extracts that do not destroy the delicate lipid barrier and acid mantle of the skin. B&B Labs' Anti-Acne Solutions combat acne-causing bacteria, prevent further breakouts and lighten dark marks and scars while reducing skin inflammation, redness and healing time, eliminating the root causes acne." - Julius Lim, Co-Founder of B&B Labs

This new anti-acne line has innovative products such as Beetroot Betaine Hybrid Mask-Cleanser, which is both a cleanser and a mask made from natural antibacterial coconut oil and beetroot betaine;Black Tea Blemish Banish Serum with a powerful anti-acne concoction of black tea extract, tea tree oil, liquorice root extract, salicylic acid, and hyaluronic acid; Blemish Control Clarifying Cream-In-Gel, which provides water-based hydration that moisturises like a cream, but leaves the skin feeling dewy-fresh like a gel; and Express Blemish Spot Away Solution, which is a fast-acting herbal potion targeting stubborn acne spots which increases antimicrobial activity by 32%.