(Review) Mentholatum's New Acne Care Range for Clear Skin

Hello. Its been a long time since I updated my blog.

Starting this month fresh with how I manage with my acnes!! ^^ 
These acnes have been visiting me much more frequently 'coz of masking all the time when I had to go out. I must admit I never have to face the issue so much after my early adulthood years and I recently realize that having my sunscreen on + masking makes me have pimple/acne more.

Initially I thought it was my sunscreen issue. After some research, it shows that sunscreen is important to prevent acne too. So best to opt for gel sunscreen, or anything that says oil-free & non-comedogenic on all skincare and sunscreen. Anything you'd like to recommend me to try, just comment down below. Thank you very much! ^^

Initial reaction: "Aiya, I'm not in my teen/puberty years why would I need it?"
A few days later, "Thank god for sending me these!"

When I first receive this Mentholatum's New Acne Care line I was thinking, "Aiya, I don't need la coz I'm already in my 3-0 chapter." A few days later some pop out and most probably because of my skincare or sunscreen and seriously sleep deprived as my Little Z is still latching at 2 years 3 months. Masking also makes it worse. Thankful these were on standby to let me try how effective it is in controlling my acne at that time (late Sept - Oct).

Facial acne is common among adolescents and young adults- it had impacted the quality of life. Studies have shown that acne can cause psychosocial disturbances such as depression and anxiety. Citing a research done by Brody, 2019, “Acne is not a killer, but it can scar people literally and psychologically.”

In addressing issues arising from facial acne and also to offer a solution to help with acne care, Mentholatum has launched a new skincare range for acne and oily-prone skin known as Mentholatum Acnes. Mentholatum Acnes, Japan’s No.1 complex trouble care is a brand that has been developed from Rohto-Pharmaceutical, a global pharmaceutical company with rich history and heritage in skincare product development with over 120 years’ experience in pharmaceutical technology. It aims to help consumers achieve visibly clear and healthy-looking skin through its range of products containing naturally derived ingredients to help address acne and oily troubled skin effectively whilst providing gentle care to the skin.

(Survey)

According to a survey by Mentholatum, 72% of respondents experienced improved skin condition after 30 days of using the Mentholatum Acnes, whereas 3 out of 4 said their skin condition improved just after 7 days thereby giving them more self-confidence.

(Routine / Thoughts)

The new Mentholatum Acnes range consists of a full range of acne skincare routine, namely Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash, Acnes Powder Lotion, Acnes Oil-Control Moisturiser, as well as Acnes Anti-Acne Spot Gel for spot-treatment. The Acnes product range contains more than 95% of pure Centella Asiatica extract from Madagascar, which is backed by research to effectively help soothe the skin and aid in blemish recovery.

Use the three (#1, #2, #4) products for your daily day and night time acne skincare routine if you have oily and acne prone skin. Use #3 only when necessary. As for my dry and sensitive skin, I still do use this routine but more during when the acne visit and till they're gone or use #3 spot treat method and skip the rest. I tried using for a period of 2 weeks and it did curb my acnes pretty well but it is also pretty drying for the other parts of my face so I tone down on the frequency of usage as my skin is already dry. So for dry and sensitive skin like mine, use only when needed. This also proves that it can effectively control acnes while also mattify oily-/acne-prone skin users.

These are the textures of the Mentholatum Acnes range.

Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash (RM19.90 / 100g)

This Amino Acid soap-free cleansing formula is close to the skin’s natural pH level for a gentle yet effective cleansing, suitable for sensitive acne-prone skin. Salicylic Acid (BHA) is added into the formula to help unclog pores and combat acne. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of the Avocado Extract is a calming agent to calm the skin, at the same time remove sebum for longer lasting oil control. Vitamin C + E antioxidants are also found in this formulation to soothe skin, brighten dull skin, lighten acne marks, and strengthen the skin barrier.
How-to: Cleanse the skin by squeezing an appropriate amount of Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash onto wet palms, lather with water and massage gently. Then, rinse thoroughly with water.

Mentholatum Acnes Powder Lotion (RM19.90 / 150ml)

This sebum-balancing and oil-control formula helps remove dead skin cells and fight blemishes by penetrating deep into the pores. It also contains oil absorbing mineral powder to help absorb excess sebum and tighten the pores for smoother looking skin. To prevent excessive dryness, Aloe Vera Extract is added for its moisturising properties, as well as for long-lasting freshness. Similar to the Creamy Wash, the Powder Lotion also contains Vitamin C to help brighten dull skin, lighten acne marks, and strengthen skin barrier.
How-to: After cleansing, pat on the Mentholatum Acnes Powder Lotion onto the skin with cotton pads or just your palms. Remember to shake the bottle before every usage to mix the mineral powder and the solution.

Mentholatum Acnes Oil Control Moisturiser (RM29.90 / 45g)

The moisturising properties of this moisturiser is derived from apple, aloe vera, seaweed, and chamomile extracts to keep the skin feeling soft and moisturised. The apple extract also works alongside with Salicylic Acid for gentle exfoliation; while bitter cherry extract is added to improve skin’s elasticity, leaving the skin plump and youthful.
How-to: Then, apply the Mentholatum Acnes Oil-Control Moisturiser evenly on the skin and gently massage until it is fully absorbed by the skin.

Mentholatum Acnes Anti-Acne Spot Gel (RM21.90 / 18g)

This spot treatment contains 2% Sulphur that effectively treat stubborn acnes. Added with Salicylic Acid, it will reduce excessive sebum, remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and prevent acne breakouts. It also contains Vitamin E and Licorice extract to soothe and calm irritated acne spots.
How-to: For spot treatment, apply the Mentholatum Acnes Anti-Acne Spot Gel topically 2-3 times a day on the affected areas. The Anti-Acne Spot Gel can be used before applying makeup. Before applying, ensure your hands and skin are thoroughly cleansed to prevent contamination.

Overall, I really like this range as it did effectively help me combat and control my acne issue. I still do use it when the acne comes and highly recommend to anyone dealing with acnes/pimples/oily skin. The only con is the scent that most acne products have. It is mild, stays on face abit longer than usual but bearable. If I were to only choose one product, the Spot Gel would be it! ^^ The cleanser was ok like any other cleanser. The toner was pretty good as I think it did a good job in drying and soothing acne. Lastly is the moisturizer which I pretty like though not 100% suitable for my skin type but its good as it moisturizes, soothes and leave a non-sticky, mattify look.
This is my before-after , approximately a 2 weeks usage. I am pretty impressed. Are you? :)

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You can purchase the Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash, Powder Lotion, Oil-Control Moisturiser, and Anti- Acne Spot Gel at Watsons and various online platforms. Get yours now to kick start your acne skincare journey. For more information about the new Mentholatum Acnes range, kindly log on to their Facebook.

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Cheers,
Bee

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