Why we recommend

Forget the mantra ‘no pain, no gain’. Instead of aggressively tackling blemishes and excess oiliness, this serum aims to get to the source of acne with a combination of prebiotic and plant-derived retinol alternatives. It’s a great option for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding (when retinoids are off the cards). And its success at doing so is even supported by a clinical study.

Meder Beauty Eu-Seb Prebiotic Anti-Acne Concentrate

Anti-acne serum for oily and inflamed skins

£89.00

Designed specifically as a gentler acne-battling option for oily skin (in comparison to acids and retinoids), this anti-acne serum is great if you are prone to inflammation and breakouts. Most importantly, it focuses on rebalancing and supporting your skin’s microbiome rather than ‘attacking’ blemishes for longer-term, gentler results. 

PRIMARY BENEFITS 

  • Reducing blackheads 
  • Reducing greasiness 
  • Minimising pore appearance
  • Safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding 

CLINICAL STUDIES

In independent in-vitro tests, the hero prebiotic ingredient in this serum was found to reduce breakout-causing C.acnes bacteria by 92% in just 24 hours.

CATEGORY

Anti-acne Serums

SKIN TYPE

Oily Skin and Sensitive Skin

GREAT FOR:

    The key ingredient of Eu-Seb Concentrate is a prebiotic called Bioecolia. The clever prebiotic promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria while reducing C. acnes bacteria – providing a gentler approach to acne management. It’s joined in the formula by Noni plant stem cells that aim to block bacterial communication to break the cycle of inflammation associated with acne and Maclura stem cell extract that reduces sebum production and minimizes comedones. 

    HOW TO USE IT

    After washing your face and using serum, apply a small amount of concentrate and massage until absorbed. Use it twice a day consistently- morning and evening, for at least five weeks to see the best results.

    AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, ALPHA-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE, PROPANEDIOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, MORINDA CITRIFOLIA CALLUS CULTURE LYSATE, XANTHAN GUM, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE, CITRIC ACID, BIOFLAVONOIDS, TROPOLONE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE.

    What is acne?

    Medically speaking, acne is an inflammatory skin condition characterised by excess sebum (oil) production; follicular hyperkeratinisation (abnormally rapid shedding of skin cells); proliferation of the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes; and inflammation.  

    In real terms, it’s the blemishes and spots that can appear infrequently, hormonal, or chronically on our face and bodies. That’s why most people will experience acne breakouts at some point, with our teens and around menopause some key times that it may crop up. Unfortunately, some people struggle with it a lot more than others. 

    How do I prevent acne?

    There are many ways you can prevent or reduce the severity of acne breakouts. Cleanse your face regularly; don’t over-exfoliate; keep your hair clean; try not to touch your face/skin too much (fingers are always laden with bacteria, and touching your face just spreads these about); wash your pillowcase regularly; do not hold your phone against your face the whole time; try to avoid makeup during breakouts and when you do wear makeup make sure you clean your brushes regularly. 

    However, bear in mind that acne is hormonally-driven and you can’t prevent your hormones from doing what they do, so if you are really suffering with it, get professional help, preferably from a qualified dermatologist.

    How can prebiotics help with acne-prone skin?

    Prebiotics help to rebalance your skin’s natural microflora, supporting the development of ‘skin-friendly’ bacteria and reducing the presence of acne-causing ones. This can help reduce breakouts and soothe inflammation, while offering a much gentler option than acids, retinoids and other ‘spot treatments’ that often leave a trail of irritation in their wake.

    Does the pill help with acne?

    Yes, some types of contraceptive pill can improve acne. Some brands of the pill contain a chemical called ethynyloestradiol (EO) which raises the levels of a substance called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in the body. That’s useful because SHBG is the ‘binding protein’ for free testosterone – the type of testosterone that provokes your oil-producing glands into overreacting, so it fastens on to the free testosterone and makes it harmless. 

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