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Pore Control Cleanser

Sale price$24.00 USD



A scientifically formulated skincare solution designed to regulate sebum production, thereby mitigating pore congestion. It employs a 3% concentration of Salicylic acid, a renowned anti-inflammatory agent, which works diligently to alleviate skin irritation and redness. This ingredient is also known for its potent anti-bacterial properties, effectively cleansing the skin of stubborn impurities.

A distinguishing feature of this cleanser is its inclusion of Medical Grade Aloe Vera, a natural ingredient revered for its skin-nourishing capabilities. Aloe Vera imparts soothing and hydrating effects, particularly beneficial for skin dehydrated due to other acne treatments.

Pore Control Cleanser is a balanced blend of scientifically proven ingredients that synergistically maintain skin health. It normalizes oil production, dislodges sebum plugs, reduces inflammation, and nourishes the skin, making it a comprehensive solution for maintaining a clear and healthy complexion.


Salicylic acid, a renowned beta hydroxy acid (BHA), is a cornerstone in dermatology and skincare due to its exceptional keratolytic and comedolytic properties. It uniquely penetrates oil-laden hair follicle pores, making it particularly effective in treating acne-prone and oily skin types.

Salicylic acid works by dissolving skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne, namely sebum and dead skin cells. It's a mild anti-bacterial- and a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which helps to reduce the redness and swelling associated with breakouts.

What sets salicylic acid apart in dermatological treatments is its ability to exfoliate the skin not just on the surface but within the pores themselves. This is due to its oil-soluble nature, which allows it to penetrate deep into the pores and dissolve the keratin plugs that lead to blackheads and whiteheads.

Furthermore, salicylic acid also can adjust the pH of the skin, creating an environment less favorable for the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Salicylic acid's efficacy in treating various skin conditions, particularly acne, has been extensively documented in the scientific literature. Studies have consistently shown its ability to reduce acne lesions in terms of count and severity. Additionally, salicylic acid is highly recommended for its effectiveness in treating other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and dandruff, due to its ability to soften and remove scales and flakes from the skin.


Aloe vera is well-regarded for its medicinal applications and has been a staple in skincare and health for centuries. It’s rich in vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and amino acids, contributing to its many skin benefits.

Aloe vera contains polysaccharides, which are crucial in its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. These polysaccharides help bind moisture to the skin, making aloe vera an excellent hydrating agent for dry and damaged skin.

One of the key benefits of aloe vera is its soothing and healing properties, particularly beneficial for burns, abrasions, and skin irritations. It has been shown to accelerate the healing of minor burns and reduce skin inflammation. Various studies have supported its effectiveness in treating first- and second-degree burns, highlighting its role in enhancing collagen synthesis and skin regeneration.

Aloe vera's anti-inflammatory properties are attributed to compounds like glycoproteins and polysaccharides. These compounds help reduce pain and swelling associated with skin irritations and wounds. Aloe vera also contains aloin and emodin, which provide analgesic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, further extending its therapeutic potential.

Aloe Vera has numerous physiological effects on the skin due to its rich composition of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and amino acids. The presence of antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, along with beta-carotene, contributes to its anti-aging benefits, helping to improve skin firmness and keep the skin hydrated.

DermExcel™ | Pore Control Cleanser
Pore Control Cleanser Sale price$24.00 USD
  • Excessive Sebum Production: Regulate sebum production. Helps to balance and normalize the skin's oil production, preventing excessive oiliness that may lead to inflammatory skin conditions, incl. acne, and rosacea.
  • Congested Pores: Dislodge sebum plugs from clogged pores. Targets and removes sebum plugs, unclogging pores and preventing the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Skin irritation and redness: Anti-inflammatory action that reduce skin redness and irritation.
  • Acne Breakouts: Sebum regulation, Comedolytic- and Anti-inflammatory action makes Pore Control cleanser effective in targeting acne breakouts.
  • Maintenance of Skin Health: Regular usage can help maintain the overall health of the skin by controlling oil production and keeping pores clean.
  • Dehydrated Skin: The inclusion of Medical Grade Aloe Vera in the formulation makes this cleanser suitable for individuals with dehydrated skin, as Aloe Vera is known for its hydrating and soothing properties.

Active ingredients

  • BHA3-
  • Av

Full ingredient list

Aqua, Hamamelis virginiana, Polyethylene Glycol, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Salicylic acid, Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin, Aloe barbadensis, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA

Resistant skin

(Able to tolerate Pore Control Cleanser in its most potent form)

  • Use morning and evening.
  • Apply on dry skin. If you apply your cleanser to dry skin, you can circulate the cleanser over your eyes without burning or stinging.
  • You may slightly dampen your fingers to help with spreading. If you have resistant skin, you should not use too much water while cleaning, as water will alter the pH of the cleanser - rendering it less potent.
  • Keep the cleanser on your skin for 3 min or longer. Tip: Keep the cleanser on your skin while you brush your teeth/bath or get dressed.
  • Remove the cleanser with a clean, lukewarm face cloth or the microfibre face sponge. This will also help to remove excess makeup and loose peeling skin.


Sensitive skin

(Unable to tolerate Pore Control Cleanse in its most potent form yet)

  • Use only in the evening. Wipe your face in the morning with a lukewarm wet facecloth or microfibre sponge. This will help remove dead skin dissolved and loosened by the cleanser.
  • Apply cleanser to a wet face. The water will help to neutralize the cleanser to decrease its potency. Be careful to apply the cleanser around your eyes, as the water may cause the cleanser to run into your eyes, which will sting. Rather avoid the eye area and remove eye makeup (if applicable) with your microfibre sponge with a small drop of cleanser mixed with water lathered into the sponge.
  • Keep the cleanser in contact with your skin for 1 min or shorter.
  • Remove the cleanser with a clean, lukewarm face cloth or the microfibre face sponge. This will also help to remove excess makeup and loose peeling skin.

Pore Control Cleanser


Targeted Acne Treatment

Effectively reduces acne breakouts by eliminating acne-causing bacteria and managing inflammation.

Sebum Regulation

Control and normalize the skin's oil production, reducing pore congestion and breakouts.

Remove blackheads

Dissolve and extract cellular debris from clogged pores.


Reduce inflammation related to acne, rosacea, and premature aging due to its potent anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Nourishes and Hydrates the Skin

The Medical Grade Aloe Vera included in the formulation helps to nourish, soothe, and hydrate the skin, particularly beneficial for skin that may be dehydrated from other acne therapies.


The cleanser offers anti-bacterial activity, helping to clean the skin from resistant congestion and impurities and preventing acne formation.

Pore Control Cleanser


Acne / Breakouts

Aging Skin

Shaving Bumps

Clogged Pores

Enlarged Pores

Rough Skin Texture

Sensitive Skin

Red & Inflamed skin

Pore Control Cleanser




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Something about this cleanser just works. My face feel cleaner and my breakups clear up super fast.

Lindie Geldenhuys

Fantastic facial cleanser, the best!!




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