Name: Erika Skin concern: Acne prone skin Erika’s Acne Skin Journey Erika reached out to us having had an acne breakout last October and every product she had tried didn’t seem...
What is Zinc PCA?
The ‘PCA’ in Zinc PCA stands for Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid which is a natural compound that is known for its skin tightening properties. Zinc PCA is a water-soluble zinc salt that is derived from PCA, a naturally occurring amino acid that is present in the skin. This active ingredient is used in a wide range of topical skin care products and acne treatments as well as moisturisers.
Skin benefits of Zinc PCA
Zinc PCA is a powerful ingredient, with multiple benefits for skin, which is why it can be found in a selection of our skin care products. The benefits of Zinc PCA include:
• Fantastic ingredient for those with oily skin
• Controls oil production and mattifies the skin
• Highly effective at treating and reducing skin breakouts and blackheads
• Promotes skin healing
• Effectively penetrates the skin to maintain skin hydration level
ZINC PCA AND ACNE
Zinc PCA is a great skincare ingredient for those who suffer with acne or spot prone skin. This is because Zinc PCA has anti-inflammatory properties and so will help to reduce any swelling and redness around your breakouts.
Zinc PCA also helps to to control the amount of oil your skin produces whilst its antibacterial properties help to limit the amount of acne causing bacteria which could lead to further breakouts. The above benefits also make Zinc PCA not only a great ingredient for those who suffer with persistent breakouts but also if you tend to get hormonal breakouts.
Why We Use Zinc PCA
“Zinc PCA is a great skincare ingredient for those who suffer with acne or spot prone skin. This is because Zinc PCA has anti-inflammatory properties and so will help to reduce any swelling and redness around your breakouts. Zinc PCA also helps to to control the amount of oil your skin produces whilst its antibacterial properties help to limit the amount of acne causing bacteria which could lead to further breakouts.” - Shelley Martin, Co Founder & New Product Development Lead
Zinc PCA Skincare Products
Purifying Day Moisturiser SPF 30 50ml
This lightweight moisturiser is formulated with Zinc PCA along with Vitamin E and encapsulated SPF 30 and will regulate oil production to control shine and provide a matte complexion while reducing blackheads and breakouts and promoting skin healing.
Purifying Toner 200ml
A refreshing and purifying spritz that controls the production of oil and reduces breakouts and blackheads to leave your skin mattified without drying it out. It also minimises any redness and reduces the occurrence of future breakouts.
Who Zinc PCA Is Best For
Those suffering from oily and breakout prone skin benefit from this ingredient most as Zinc PCA helps to control oil production, mattifying the skin and reduces blackheads and breakouts.
Before and After Using Zinc PCA
The below photo is a real customer before & after photo after just three weeks using SKINICIAN Zinc PCA containing products. To find out more about the products used to achieve these results, click here.
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