Clarol Nordic Birch & Willow Primer 30ml

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£12.50

A bioactive mattifying primer for acne-prone skin. It contains two Nordic tree bark extracts to combat oiliness, promote healthy skin microbiota and create an instantly mattified and smoother skin tone.

 
£12.50
1. Do I apply Sebopure to my whole face or just my spots?

You should apply Sebopure to your whole face as you want to ensure that all your sebum is purified and not just the sebum in effected area as this will help prevent break outs in other areas. 

2. Can I used Silver Serum with Sebopure?

Yes, these two products have different functions and can and should be used together. Apply the Silver Serum first and then the Sebopure twice daily after cleansing and exfoliating. If you have very greasy skin, only apply the Sebopure overnight . Apply just the Silver Serum during the day. 

3. Can I use Sebopure elsewhere on my body?
Yes Sebopure is suitable for acne anywhere on the body. However do not apply internally.
4. Can I use Silver Serum elsewhere on my body?

Yes Silver Serum is suitable for acne anywhere on the body. However do not apply internally.

5. How quickly can I expect Sebopure to work?

This is a very difficult question to answer as everyone's skin is different and it also depends on the severity of your acne. Also bare in mind  that Sebopure  is not a medication, and so it has to work in harmony with your skin's natural pace. However most people tend to see an improvement in 2-3 weeks, though if your acne is very severe this may take longer. 

6. How quickly can I expect Silver Serum to work?

This is a very difficult question to answer as everyone's skin is different and it also depends on the severity of your acne. Also bare in mind  that Silver Serum is not a medication, and so it has to work in harmony with your skin's natural pace. However most people tend to see an improvement in 2-3 weeks, though if your acne is very severe this may take longer.

7. Why is Silver Serum not working?

Acne is a complicated skin condition with no one-stop solution and so Silver Serum will not always work for everyone. However there are some common mistakes people make that can reduce the effectiveness of Silver Serum.

The most common problem is people using other anti-bacterial products (washes, cleansers etc) at the same time or in conjunction with Silver Serum. Silver Serum works by only killing off bad skin bacteria and, more essentially, preserving good skin bacteria which is what helps to build up stronger and more resilient skin. If you're using an anti-bacterial agent at the same time as Silver Serum you will be reducing it's effectiveness. Another common problem is not cleansing before using Silver Serum. If the skin is already teaming with old bad skin bacteria, then Silver Serum is going to be out numbered. Clean the skin first with a non-anti-bacterial cleanser or wash before applying Silver Serum, and it should be much more effective. 

8. Why is Sebopure not working?

Acne is a complicated skin condition with no one-stop solution and so Sebopure will not always work for everyone. However there are some common mistakes people make that can reduce the effectiveness of Sebopure.

The most common problem is people using other anti-bacterial products (washes, cleansers etc) at the same time or in conjunction with Sebopure.

The skin tends to produce more sebum in reaction to anti-bacterial agents, which means the effects if Sebopure will be reduced if they are used at the same time. 

In addition anti-bacterial agents will also reduce the effectiveness of the actual ingredient in Sebopure that works to purify the sebum. 

The same goes if you are using any kind of sebum inhibiting or sebum drying product at the same time as Sebopure. Sebopure works best with a natural and free production of sebum. Not only will it help purify the sebum to reduce the risk of pore blockages, an unhampered  production of sebum will mean that the skin is naturally more moisturised and balanced, so the results should be clearer, less dry and more radiant skin. 

Finally another common problem is not cleansing before using Sebopure. If the sebum is already teaming with old bad skin bacteria, then Sebopure is going to have a much harder battle. Clean the skin first with a non-anti-bacterial cleanser or wash before applying Sebopure and it should be much more effective. 

9. My Conceal & Shield doesn't go on very smoothly is this normal?

Please remember its a treatment concealer that will be helping your skin so its never going to be as smooth as a normal concealer. 

The Conceal & Shield is designed to form a protective 'shell' over the spot so once it dries its not like a normal cosmetic concealer. We recommend once dry applying a thin dusting of your favourite powder or a think scrim of your concealer over the top to concealer the 'shell'. 

The huge advantage of the Conceal & Shield for your skin is that once its on you can use other cosmetics over the top without fear of exacerbating your acne as the Conceal & Shield is protecting your skin from further invasion with bacteria from other products.

Did you try shaking the tube? Its a very natural product too so sometimes the ingredients need a good shake to blend them. This may help with the smoothness on application. 

Another tip is blend the product more with your fingertip after you have applied it. 

10. My skin has got slightly worse since starting with Clarol products, is this normal?

Acne is a complicated skin condition with many different causes and with no one-stop solution. How quickly Clarol products work will depend on how bad your acne is, what products you have been using on it before using Clarol products and other lifestyle factors.

When starting to use Clarol products, most people report their skin temporarily getting slightly worse in the initial 2-3 weeks of use before it starts to improve. This is usually due to the skin readjusting to the new treatment. Clarol treats acne in a very different way to all other acne products. It doesn't fight the acne itself, instead it enforces the skin's natural acne defences. This change in approach can often mean the skin has a period of readjustment, especially if you have been using acne-fighting products previously.

There are also some common mistakes people make that can reduce the effectiveness of the Clarol products.

Firstly if you are using any acne medications (either tablets or skin treatments) in conjunction with Clarol products then the products are unlikely to work and may even react badly with the medication.

Secondly the most common problem is people using other anti-bacterial products (washes, cleansers, soaps etc) or sebum drying products in conjunction with Clarol products. 

The Clarol Skin Flora Re Balancing Serum and the Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash work by only killing off bad skin bacteria and, more essentially, preserving good skin bacteria which is what helps to build up stronger and more resilient skin. If you are using any anti-bacterial products with it, the effects of the serum will be negated.

In addition if you are using any form of sebum blocking/drying/reducing products, this will negate the effects of Sebopure, which works but preserving and purifying sebum but allowing the skin's natural production of sebum to continue to help keep non infected skin healthy and moisturised. 

If neither of the above applies, then we do recommend you give it at least 2-3 weeks of daily use before assessing the results. Acne is a fundamental skin condition which doesn't clear up in a few days or even a few weeks. Strong acne medications and anti bacterial treatments do have a more immediate effect on the acne itself but the problem is they are not for long term use and typically as soon as they are stopped, the acne returns in full force and the treatment/break out cycle begins. They also do a lot of damage to surrounding healthy skin so over all the skin becomes weaker and drier, allowing the acne to get even more established.

Clarol products are designed for daily long-term use to gradually build up the skin's natural acne defences which, in many cases, have been typically depleted by multiple use of anti-acne products and or anti-acne medications. If used as part of a daily skin care routine Clarol products should help reduce the frequency and intensity of break outs as well as improve and strengthen the quality of surrounding skin to be more resilient against future break outs.

11. Is the Clarol range suitable for teen skin prone to acne?

The whole Clarol range is ideal for teenage acne.

We try to encourage teenagers to go the 'none chemical' route to tacking their acne so that later on in adulthood their skin does not end up dry or damaged from years of use of harsh chemical anti bacterial acne products aimed at teens.

The perfect combination for typical oily spotty teen skin would be the Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash combined with Sebopure and Skin Flora Re Balancing Serum with the following regimen;

AM: Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash + Skin Flora Re-Bal Serum before an make up is applied

PM: Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash + Skin Flora Re-Bal Serum + Sebopure 

We must add here that the Clarol products will NOT work as well if you are using other anti-bacterial products at the same time.

That is we why we encourage customers to use the whole Clarol range (which we heavily discount when bought as a range) as it covers all daily skin care needs for teen acne prone skin and means other products with chemical anti bacterial agents in them are avoided.

12. What is your suggested regimen for using Clarol products?

Suggested Regimen:

AM: Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash + Birch Water Pore Minimising Toner + Silver Serum + Clarol Nordic Birch & Willow Primer before any make up is applied


PM: Birch Water Pore Minimising Toner +  Silver Serum + Sebopure 

Note: 

 - If skin is very greasy, increase exfoliation to twice daily AM + PM. If skin is quite dry decrease exfoliation to once every other day in the PM.

- If skin is very greasy increase use of Sebopure to twice daily, AM & PM

When exfoliating, always be gentle on skin, don't scrub it too hard and exfoliate using gentle circular movements over the whole facial area.

13. My Conceal & Shield isn't pumping out any product, is it broken?

Your Conceal & Shield is kept in a new type of airless container to keep it super hygienic while being store, which is important as it’s such a natural product.


So, when you first use the product you need to click the dispenser button at least 20-30 times to pump the product from the storage container and into the brush head.


Once its there it requires just a few clicks each time to dispense the product.


Please persevere with the pumps until you see the product appearing in the little window and then a few pumps more and you will see it appearing in the brush head.


However if you have done this and the product is still not appearing please try giving the tube a couple of sharp taps on a hard surface. Although the pump mechanism is great for hygiene, its quite a technical little thing and sometimes when its new the pump can get jammed. Often a few sharp taps on the hard surface releases the the jam and its plain sailing from there.

If this doesn't work please contact us.
14. What do I use to remove my make up with while using the Clarol products?

We are in the process of making a Clarol make-up remover so that's in the pipeline.

In the meantime we recommend that you do not use make up removers as they contain detergents which can negate the effects of the Clarol products as well as being very harsh and aggravating on sensitive acne-prone skin. 

Instead we'd recommend our Kalme Cream Cleanser, which is detergent-free and is designed for very sensitive skin. Apply this cleanser directly using a cotton pad and it removes all make up, sun cream and dirt. You can use this before exfoliating with the Clarol Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash.

https://www.skinshop.co.uk/kalme/kalme-cream-cleanser-150ml

Or alternatively you can use a natural light cleansing oil (such as rosehip oil) to gently loosen your eye make up and then exfoliate with the Clarol Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash which should remove most foundation make up as well as the loosened eye make up. 

15. The Clarol products have improved my acne but my skin is very dry and flaky, is this normal?
Drier skin is quite common during the initial healing process. The key is to notice if your acne, inflammation and underlying redness have reduced.

Often during the acne healing process as the inflammation dies down the skin can become quite dry.

So if you have bought the whole Clarol range, we recommend that you use the Skin Flora Re Balancing and Sebopure twice daily to address the dryness.

However reduce the use of the Silver & Birch Wash to once a day, preferably in the evening only. 
This dryness should be temporary and improve in a few weeks.

Also please make sure you are not using any make up removers or anti bacterial products at the same time as the Clarol products as this can negate their effects ad contribute to skin dryness.

For make up removal we suggest using either a natural cleansing oil (rosehip or squaline are good as they are very light non greasy oils). Or we recommend our own Kalme Cream Cleanser from our Kalme skincare range. 


The Kalme Cream Cleanser removes all make up and is a water-free cleanser that contains no chemicals or detergents and is highly moisturising for the skin and suitable for use on very sensitive skin.

The key is to use a product to remove make up with no detergents in it as these will contribute and may even be the cause of the dryness.  

But if your skin is still feeling dry and you want to use additional moisturiser we'd recommend that you add Kalme Undercoat to your daily skincare regime to address the dryness.

The Kalme Undercoat is designed to combat dryness and also reduce skin sensitivity. Its an extra layer of light moisturisation that users with sensitive skin that is in the process of healing can add to their daily Clarol skincare routine if their skin becomes very dry during the healing process. The Kalme Undercoat does not contain any chemicals, perfumes or detergents so will not interfere with the Clarol products or aggravate sensitive skin.

How do I use Undercoat with my other Clarol products?

You should apply the Undercoat twice daily (am and pm) after exfoliating and applying either/both Silver Serum Skin Flora Re Balancing Serum and/or Sebopure but before you use any other products.

16. Are Silver Serum and Clarol Skin Flora Rebalancing Serum the same?

Skin Flora Rebalancing Serum shares the same contents with Silver Serum which is a Skin Shop own brand product.

We are bringing the two brands together with an updated packaging which you can see in the middle of the image below.

 

While this update happens you may receive your Skin Flora Rebalancing Serum in either the Silver Serum packaging, the original Skin Flora Rebalancing packaging or the new packaging.

Please rest assured that this is exactly the same product, only the packaging is different.

17. How often should I exfoliate my skin with the Clarol Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash?

How often you use the exfoliating wash really depends on your skin.

Generally if your skin is normal (as in not very greasy and not very dry)  then gently exfoliate once a day, preferable in the evenings before bed with the Clarol Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash before applying the other Clarol products overnight.

However if your skin is very greasy you can increase exfoliation to twice a day, morning and evening, which can improve the greasiness.

If your skin is quite dry then reduce exfoliating to once every other day.

Often when the Clarol products begin to take effect and skin starts to improve, dryness can often result as part of the healing process. In this case reduce exfoliation to every other day.

When exfoliating, always be gentle on skin, don't scrub it too hard and exfoliate using gentle circular movements over the whole facial area.

18. How should I remove make up when using Clarol products?
When you remove make up we suggest that you avoid using normal make up removers or make up remover wipes. These are packed with detergents that will counter act the effects of the other Clarol products as well as strip your skin of essential oils it needs to repair itself from acne damage and stay moisturised. They may well also irritate the skin which can trigger further outbreaks in the future. 

In our opinion the best option for make up removal is to use a light facial oil (such as squaline or rose hip) as an oil cleanser to loosen the make up, then use the Clarol Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash to wash/cleanser the face of the loose make up and oil and then apply the other Clarol products you are using. 

We are currently developing our own make up remover to add to the Clarol range with no detergents in it to address this issue. But until then the above suggestion may be most beneficial for your skin while you are using the Clarol products to address your acne.
19. Can I wear make up over Clarol products?
Yes you can apply make up over Clarol products.

We recommend you always wear at least the Clarol Silver Serum under all make up, plus Clarol Sebopure if you are also using it. 

Ideally when applying make up you should try and use a mineral based foundation or powder if you can. 
20. Can I also use a moisturiser with the Clarol products?
Clarol Silver Serum and Clarol Sebopure both have moisturising actions so you probably should not need a moisturiser over the top as generally people with acne often have quote oily skin.

However some people can experience both dry skin and acne, especially with more mature skin and if you do feel like your skin is dry, then add a night moisturising product over the other Clarol products over night.

Please note that whatever product you use you need to make sure it contains no; 

anti-bacterial agents
perfumes
chemicals

Clarol products contain none of these things and skin that is prone to break outs is likely to have become quite intolerant to many of the chemicals, perfumes and anti-bacterial agents put into many normal skin care products. 

If you need more moisture at night we recommend a simple natural light facial oil such as squaline or rose hip. Make sure its a pure oil and not a blend. 

Layer this over the top of the other Clarol products at night but ONLY if you feel you need extra moisture. If not then just use the Clarol products twice daily.
21. Can you layer Clarol products and what effect does that have?

Yes you can layer Clarol  products in fact that is how they are designed to be used.


The skin is able to absorb several products. 


All our products are designed to be layered. Modern skin care with less chemicals and preservatives in is no longer about 'one product cures all'. 


Acne is a very complex skin condition with multiple symptoms and so needs different actions from different ingredients. 


Yet you can't load up a single product, especially if its mostly natural, with too many active products as it can become less stable as a result and make it more likely to cause reactions. 


Simpler formulations with 1-2 actives in is how we keep our products so natural and so effective and yet suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

22. Does Clarol Silver Serum contain colloidal silver?

Silver Serum contains Microsilver (tm) and not colloidal silver. 

Colloidal silver is a generic oral supplement.

Microsilver (tm) is a patented cosmetic ingredient formulated and certified for use on the skin in order to promote the growth of good skin bacteria and limit the growth of bad skin bacteria.



23. Why is the Clarol TOTAL care pack no longer available?

We have recently added two new products to the Clarol range, a toner and primer.

For this reason and so we can offer our customers the best possible deal on our products we have created a new Complete Care Pack to replace the Total Care Pack, and its an even BETTER deal.

The Complete Care  includes the new Clarol Nordic Birch Water Pore Reducing Toner and the Nordic Birch Bark & Willow Primer.

We have removed the Conceal & Shield from the Complete Care Pack as many customers wish to either not have this included or to buy it separately.

So we have created a new Complete Care Pack so that our customers can buy an even more complete Clarol range at an even better price. 

You save over £20 when you buy the Clarol Complete Care Pack - which we think is a pretty awesome deal 

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Aqua (Water), Betula Alba (Nordic Birch) Juice, Butylene Glycol, Cellulose, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, 4-Terpineol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Salicylic Acid, Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Aphanothece Sacrum Polysaccharide, Sodium Metabisulfite

Nordic birch sap extract is taken from the bark of the Silver Birch tree (Betula Pendula) which is grown in Nordic countries, in particular Finland. Its bark and sap extracts are used in traditional Nordic medicine to treat skin inflammation and infections of the skin.

Silver birch is widely used to smooth out skin tone and rejuvenate damaged skin in Finnish sauna and complimentary health culture.

The sap from the birch tree is easily converted into a bioactive skincare ingredient which studies prove helps improve elasticity and integrity of damaged skin as well as offering an immediate skin-smoothing action due to the natural film-like composition of the birch sap.

 

Clarol Nordic Birch & Willow Primer 30ml

Willow bark, incorporated in the patented ingredient Trikenol ™, grows in abundance in Nordic regions and is used traditionally in Nordic skincare. Trikenol ™ is proven to help repair skin microbiota and reduce sebum production, offering an instantly mattifying effect.

Clarol Nordic Birch & Willow Mattifying Primer provides a flawlessly smooth matt base for the application of cosmetics, helping them stay put for longer while also protecting acne-prone skin from external bacteria and further acne lesions.

 

 

Clarol Nordic Birch & Willow Primer 30ml

AM: Apply to whole face after exfoliating and toning and after applying any Clarol treatment products such as Silver Serum or Sebopure. Apply before using any cosmetics.

Clarol Nordic Birch & Willow Mattifying Primer is FREE from chemicals, SLS, MI, petroleum and perfumes.

Clarol Nordic Birch & Willow Primer 30ml