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.
Yes, these two products have different functions and can and should be used together.
Apply the Silver Serum first and then the Sebopure at night after exfoliating and toning.
Apply just the Silver Serum during the day after exfoliating and toning and before primer.
Yes Silver Serum is suitable for acne anywhere on the body. However do not apply internally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some tips and advice on when and how to use the Clarol products and how to get the most out of them
Our suggested regimen for Clarol products;
AM: Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash + Birch Water Pore Minimising Toner + Silver Serum + Nordic Birch & Willow Primer before any make up is applied
PM: Birch Water Pore Minimising Toner + Silver Serum + Sebopure
- If your 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 after Silver Serum
- When exfoliating, always be gentle on skin, don't scrub it too hard. Exfoliate using gentle circular movements over the whole facial area. Use the Exfoliating Wash on almost dry skin. Just add a few droplets of tepid water to the wash before applying it to dry skin.
- Try to avoid touching your face as much as possible during the day.
- Remove make up as soon as possible when getting in after the day’s events. Even if you are going out in the evening try to remove day make up as it will be contaminated with dirt and bacteria. Re applying clean make up for evening wear.
- Wear long hair off your face when sleeping
- Try to avoid getting shampoo and hair products on facial area when washing hair.
- Always patch test product before use to check for skin reactions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We don't have a Clarol Cleanser as we believe there are more effective ways of cleaning acne prone skin.
Clarol Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash followed by Clarol Birch Water Toner is our solution for better cleansing of acne prone skin that a straight cleanser.
Our combination firstly gently exfoliates, cleans and smooths the skin while restoring good bacteria and then the toner closes pores, balances skin tone and removes any last traces of dirt etc left from exfoliation, leaving skin clean, smooth and balanced.
Good skin bacteria
Maintaining sufficient levels of good skin bacteria is a base-line defense against acne.
Like the intestine, skin harbors both bad AND good bacteria. It’s the bad bacteria that causes acne, but good bacteria are essential for healthy skin.
Many chemicals in both skincare products and anti-bacterial acne products destroy good skin bacteria. This, in turn, weakens the healthy skin barrier allowing more bad skin bacteria inside the skin pore, consequently causing worsening and more frequent acne.
Clarol Silver Serum re-balances the skin’s bacteria.
It does this via a patented ingredient, MicroSilver ™ that specifically starves bad skin bacteria while leaving good skin bacteria intact, allowing it to multiply and grow. MicroSilver ™ has been found in two studies to reduce inflammation and infection in pustules and skin lesions.
In the first trial it was found to be effective at reducing the severity and symptoms of skin infection in 70% of patients after a two-week trial period.
In a longer trial involving patients with severe skin infection, 93% were able to come off other medicated treatments after applying MicroSilver ™ to their infected skin.
Clarol Silver Serum is FREE from parabens, perfumes, SLS and MI and is a 100% vegan and cruelty-free.