One of the most powerful formulas in the Surreal Skincare line-up, proven to unclog thousands of people's pores and annihilate their acne.
Acne Assassin serum's efficacy is primarily driven by 2% Salicylic Acid, a potent Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and keratolytic agent. This scientifically proven ingredient is lipid-soluble, allowing it to penetrate deeply into the skin's lipid layers and directly target sebum-filled pores. Once absorbed, it works at a molecular level to break down the bonds of the keratin and sebum composite that forms clogs, effectively dissolving these blockages from within. This process not only clears existing acne but also prevents the formation of new blemishes by ensuring that pores remain unobstructed, maintaining a clear pathway for sebum to reach the skin's surface.
In addition to Salicylic Acid, Acne Assassin contains a significant concentration of 10% boswellic acid, an exceptionally potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial compound. Boswellic acid operates by inhibiting key enzymes (5-lipoxygenase) and agents (leukotrienes) involved in the inflammation process, thereby reducing swelling, redness, and irritation associated with acne. Its antimicrobial action further helps in reducing acne-causing bacterial populations on the skin. Moreover, boswellic acid contributes to skin resurfacing, promoting a smoother, more uniform skin texture.
The formulation is further enhanced by 1% Bakuchiol, a natural compound known for its retinol-like effects on the skin. Bakuchiol functions by modulating the retinoic acid receptors, which are crucial for regulating skin cell growth and development. This interaction not only boosts the serum's antioxidant properties, defending against oxidative stress and environmental damage, but also stimulates collagen production and cellular turnover. This makes Bakuchiol an effective ingredient for improving skin texture and tone, enhancing the overall anti-aging and skin-clearing effects of the Acne Assassin serum.
Tea tree, manuka, lavender, and seabuckthorn oils play a crucial role in enhancing the serum's effectiveness. Tea tree and manuka are widely recognized for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making them highly effective against acne-causing bacteria. Lavender oil brings soothing and healing capabilities and reduces skin irritation and redness often associated with acne. Seabuckthorn oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, nourishing the skin and promoting healing, while also helping to soften and moisturize the skin.
For use, apply a full layer of Acne Assassin to clean skin, covering all acne-prone areas, twice daily until clear (usually 1-4 months). Post-clearance, reduce usage to every other night and follow with a moisturizer to avoid dryness.
Note: Initial skin purging is normal and indicates effective pore cleansing. Its oil-based formula ensures salicylic acid penetrates oil-based clogs, dissolving them from within for clear pores.