Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Acne treatments



Acnecide is a 5% preparation of benzoyl peroxide, which is an established and effective keratolytic agent with antibacterial properties. It has been shown to be effective in reducing the local population of Propionibacterium acnes, leading to a reduction in the production of irritant fatty acids in the sebaceous glands

Antiac Activ

An intensive natural acne spray formulated to deal with moderate to severe acne on the face and body. It is 97% natural, with sea buckthorn for skin rejuvenation and healing, rosemary for skin toning and cell regeneration, and lavender for its antibacterial and balancing properties

Dalacin T

Dalacin T is an anti-infective treatment for acne. The active constituent, clindamycin, is a known antibiotic. When applied topically, it is found in comedone samples at sufficient levels to be active against most strains of Propionibacteria acnes.

DCL Acne Healing System

The system includes: Active Cleanser, which deeply cleanses, exfoliates and purifies with lactic and salicylic acids; Clearing Hydrator, which hydrates the skin without greasiness; Nighttime Treatment, which clarifies and balances with salicylic acids and botanicals; Spot Therapy, which targets existing blemishes to lessen healing time and prevent recurrence

DCL Spot Therapy

An ultra-concentrated, clinically proven anti-acne treatment powered by 2% salicylic acid that helps clear breakouts instantly, while helping to prevent future blemishes from forming. Natural antiseptics, astringents and exfoliants help eliminate excess oils, keep pores clean and battle acne-causing bacteria. Skin-calming botanicals help relieve redness and irritation, while helping to correct post-pimple dark spots. Precise and potent, this targeted therapy leaves skin perfected, purified and completely at peace.


Adapalene is a retinoid-like compound that has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory properties

Duac Once Daily

Duac Once Daily gel has a combination of mild keratolytic and antibacterial properties that act  against inflamed lesions of mild to moderate acne vulgaris. Benzoyl peroxide is mildly keratolytic, acting against comedones at all stages of their development. It is an oxidising agent with bactericidal activity against Propionibacterium acnes, the organism implicated in acne vulgaris. It is also sebostatic, counteracting the excessive sebum production associated with acne. Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic with bacteriostatic action against Gram-positive aerobes and a wide range of anaerobic bacteria

Effaclar A.I. Breakout Corrector

Effaclar A.I. Breakout Corrector

Targeted breakout corrector for individual blemishes. For oily, blemish-prone skin. An
easy-to-apply, quickly absorbed, targeted SOS treatment to help reduce the appearance of localised imperfections and blemishes and prevent residual marks. Suitable for sensitive skin. Enriched with Niacinamide, Piroctone Olamine and LHA.

Effaclar H

Effaclar H

A soothing moisturiser with clinically proven efficacy on acne-prone skin made fragile by over drying treatments. Restoring comfort and suppleness, with a minimalist formula that is tolerance tested under dermatological control containing no parabens.

Effaclar K+

Effaclar K+

Specifically formulated for sensitive skin, this gel refines the skin texture of combination to oily, imperfection prone skin and reduces the appearance of blackheads whilst mattifying the skin for 8 hours from the very first application. The ultra-fresh aquagel texture is refreshing on application and is ultra-light with quick absorption, providing a smoother looking skin texture with pores looking unclogged and controlled shine. The gel provides all-day comfort and gives a moisturised/hydrated feel.

Emergency gel lotion

Targets persistent, resistant acne with benzoyl peroxide and other anti-blemish ingredients to help control the spread of the acne-causing agents. Oil-controlling and oil-absorbing ingredients help prevent oil build-up on skin’s surface that can lead to clogged pores so that skin looks fresh, not oily or shiny. Anti-irritants such as green tea extract, sea whip extract, kola nut extract, caffeine and sucrose help soothe irritation associated with breakout. Exfoliates dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores with acetyl glucosamine leaving skin looking cleaner and clear. 

Epiduo Gel

Epiduo contains a combination of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a retinoid-like compound that is a potent modulator of cellular differentiation and keratinisation and has anti-inflammatory properties. This profile suggests that the cell-mediated inflammatory component of acne is reduced by adapalene. Benzoyl peroxide has been shown to have antimicrobial activity, particularly against Propionibacterium acnes, which is abnormally present in the acne-affected pilosebaceous unit. In addition, benzoyl peroxide has demonstrated exfoliative and keratolytic activities and is sebostatic, counteracting the excessive sebum production associated with acne

Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream

Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream

A moisturising, non-greasy cream that alleviates the side effects often associtaed with acne medication and improves compliance. Ceramides support the skin’s protective barrier and reduce moisture loss. SymSitive helps to calm irritations, such as stinging and burning directly at source, and Licochalcone A helps to soothe irritations. The formula helps to bring demanding, blemish- and acne-prone skin under control.

Eucerin DermoPurifyer Post-Acne Marks

Eucerin DermoPurifyer Post-Acne Marks

Reduction and prevention of blemishes and post-acne marks. 95% agree: Finally beats post-acne marks. Triple Effect Serum with patented Thiamidol formulated to reduce post-acne marks, reduce blemishes (Salicylic Acid), and control shine. First visible results in 2 weeks.

Protective Fluid with SPF 30 formulated to prevent blemishes, control shine, and protect post-acne marks from darkening due to the sun. Enhanced efficacy together with Triple Effect Serum.


Finacea contains azelaic acid, an antimicrobial that has a direct effect on follicular hyperkeratosis as a therapy for acne

LUSTRE ClearSkin Renew Pro Facewear

This high-power device will look after your radiance and address skin dullness, uneven complexion and tone. It's an enjoyably effective tool for skin maintenance, requiring only 10 minutes of your day to ensure your skin is continually reenergized.

LUSTRE ClearSkin Revive LED Mask

A flexible light beauty therapy mask using blue light at 465nm and red light at 640nm to help achieve clearer & fresher looking skin and reveal a youthful glow.

LUSTRE ClearSkin Solo

A clinically proven light therapy device using pure blue light at 415nm to eliminate the acne causing bacteria at its root. A hands-free, wearable technology that provides skin-clearing results in only 20 minutes a day. One treatment pod for a fast and convenient acne treatment anywhere on the face or body. 

LUSTRE ClearSkin Trio

A clinically proven light therapy device using pure blue light at 415nm to eliminate the acne causing bacteria at its root. A hands-free, wearable technology that provides skin-clearing results in only 20 minutes a day. Three treatment pods for a fast and convenient acne treatment anywhere on the face or body. 


A dermatologically tested, vegan serum formulated with 95% natural ingredients that visibly reduces pore size and leaves skin feeling smoother, softer and more radiant. This hyper fluid purifying serum contains decongesting marine postbiotics to rebalance sebum production and promote a healthy skin barrier.

LUSTRE® LAB Cleanser

A dermatologically tested purifying cleanser that is vegan and helps to reduce skin redness. This gentle cream cleanser contains mild surfactants, clarifying wild mint leaf extract and purifying tea tree oil for a visibly smoother complexion.

M&M Systems

This is an optimal combination of ingredients using the glycolic acid base and benzalkonium chloride to remove excess oils and pore clogging debris from oily and acne-prone skin.

Mene and Moy acne gel

Contains 8% glycolic acid to loosen and remove dead skin cells and excess oil from within the pores, plus benzalkonium chloride, which kills acne causing bacteria to prevent and reduce the severity of breakouts

Quinoderm Cream /Quinoderm Cream 5

Quinoderm contains a combination of the mild keratolytic properties of benzoyl peroxide and the antibacterial and antifungal properties of potassium hydroxyquinoline sulfate in a specially formulated bland water-miscible base. 


Skinoren contains azelaic acid, which inhibits the growth of the Propionibacteria involved in the development of acne and the production of acne-promoting fatty acids. Azelaic acid also reduces the multiplication and keratinisation of keratinocytes, and therefore restricts the formation of comedones.



Treclin is a combination therapy of clindamycin and tretinoin. Clindamycin is a semisynthetic derivative of the parent compound lincomycin that is produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis and is predominantly bacteriostatic. Topical tretinoin has both comedolytic and anti-inflammatory effects. Tretinoin decreases cohesiveness of follicular epithelial cells resulting in decreased microcomedone formation. Additionally, tretinoin stimulates mitotic activity and increased turnover of follicular epithelial cells, causing extrusion of the comedones.

Tri Active Exfoliating Masque

This treatment scrub helps to smooth, brighten, soften AND manage breakout prone skin by combining botanical enzymes, salicylic acid AND eco-friendly micro-beads to provide optimum physical and biochemical exfoliation.