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Excelerate

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A high-potency salicylic acid treatment available in two strengths – 15% and 30%. This efficacious formulation is designed to systematically counteract acne formation by addressing the critical stages of acne development: comedones, bacteria, and inflammation. It maintains a balance in oil secretion, and its unique keratolytic action accelerates the turnover of skin cells, fostering flaking on the epidermis and inside the pores. This process aids in unclogging pores, a fundamental step in acne management.

The powerful antibacterial properties of Salicylic Acid in Excelerate combat acne-causing bacteria, inhibiting their growth and reducing their presence on the skin. This targeted action helps to clear existing acne lesions and prevent the formation of new ones, promoting a clearer complexion. It also down-regulates the inflammatory response associated with acne. Reducing redness and swelling helps soothe the visible signs of inflammation, relieving troubled skin.

Excelerate's dual strengths offer flexibility in treatment options, allowing individuals to choose the appropriate concentration based on their specific needs and skin sensitivity. The 15% strength provides a gentle yet effective approach, while the 30% strength offers a more intensive treatment for stubborn or severe acne.

Excelerate should be used as directed and is recommended for individuals seeking a targeted solution to acne concerns. As with any acne treatment, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist to determine the most suitable strength and usage guidelines for your individual skin type and condition.


Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid, a renowned beta hydroxy acid (BHA), stands as a cornerstone in the realm of dermatology and skincare due to its exceptional keratolytic and comedolytic properties. It has a unique ability to penetrate oil-laden hair follicle pores, making it particularly effective in treating acne-prone and oily skin types.

Salicylic acid works by dissolving the type of 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 help 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, allowing it to penetrate deep into the pores and dissolve the keratin plugs that lead to blackheads and whiteheads.

Furthermore, salicylic acid also has the capacity to 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, both 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.

Physiological Effects of Salicylic Acid
  1. Keratolytic Action: Salicylic acid is known for its ability to exfoliate the skin by dissolving the intercellular 'glue' that holds skin cells together, helping to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.
  2. Comedolytic Effect: It is particularly effective in reducing comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) by unclogging pores and preventing the formation of new comedones.
  3. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Salicylic acid reduces inflammation, which is beneficial in treating acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  4. Sebum Regulation: It helps to regulate oil production, making it a valuable ingredient for managing oily and acne-prone skin.
  5. Penetration Enhancement: Due to its lipophilic nature, it can penetrate sebum-filled follicles, making it effective in treating acne located deep within the pores.
Role in Managing Dermatological Conditions
  1. Acne Vulgaris: Salicylic acid is a cornerstone in acne treatment, effective in both preventing and treating existing acne lesions.
  2. Psoriasis: Its keratolytic properties make it useful in softening and removing scales associated with psoriasis.
  3. Warts: Salicylic acid is commonly used in the treatment of warts due to its ability to exfoliate and remove the thickened skin.
  4. Seborrheic Dermatitis: It helps in managing seborrheic dermatitis by reducing scaling and redness.
  5. Keratosis Pilaris: Salicylic acid can aid in smoothing the rough bumps associated with keratosis pilaris.
References
  • Zaenglein, A. L., Pathy, A. L., Schlosser, B. J., Alikhan, A., Baldwin, H. E., Berson, D. S., & Thiboutot, D. M. (2016). Guidelines of care for the management of acne vulgaris. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 74(5), 945-973.e33.
  • Kornhauser, A., Coelho, S. G., & Hearing, V. J. (2010). Applications of hydroxy acids: classification, mechanisms, and photoactivity. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 3, 135.
  • Zander, E., & Weisman, S. (1992). Treatment of acne vulgaris with salicylic acid pads. Clinical Therapeutics.
  • Gupta, A. K., & Nicol, K. (2004). The use of sulfur in dermatology. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.
Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid, a renowned beta hydroxy acid (BHA), stands as a cornerstone in the realm of dermatology and skincare due to its exceptional keratolytic and comedolytic properties. It has a unique ability to penetrate oil-laden hair follicle pores, making it particularly effective in treating acne-prone and oily skin types.

Salicylic acid works by dissolving the type of 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 help 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, allowing it to penetrate deep into the pores and dissolve the keratin plugs that lead to blackheads and whiteheads.

Furthermore, salicylic acid also has the capacity to 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, both 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.

Physiological Effects of Salicylic Acid
  1. Keratolytic Action: Salicylic acid is known for its ability to exfoliate the skin by dissolving the intercellular 'glue' that holds skin cells together, helping to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.
  2. Comedolytic Effect: It is particularly effective in reducing comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) by unclogging pores and preventing the formation of new comedones.
  3. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Salicylic acid reduces inflammation, which is beneficial in treating acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  4. Sebum Regulation: It helps to regulate oil production, making it a valuable ingredient for managing oily and acne-prone skin.
  5. Penetration Enhancement: Due to its lipophilic nature, it can penetrate sebum-filled follicles, making it effective in treating acne located deep within the pores.
Role in Managing Dermatological Conditions
  1. Acne Vulgaris: Salicylic acid is a cornerstone in acne treatment, effective in both preventing and treating existing acne lesions.
  2. Psoriasis: Its keratolytic properties make it useful in softening and removing scales associated with psoriasis.
  3. Warts: Salicylic acid is commonly used in the treatment of warts due to its ability to exfoliate and remove the thickened skin.
  4. Seborrheic Dermatitis: It helps in managing seborrheic dermatitis by reducing scaling and redness.
  5. Keratosis Pilaris: Salicylic acid can aid in smoothing the rough bumps associated with keratosis pilaris.
References
  • Zaenglein, A. L., Pathy, A. L., Schlosser, B. J., Alikhan, A., Baldwin, H. E., Berson, D. S., & Thiboutot, D. M. (2016). Guidelines of care for the management of acne vulgaris. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 74(5), 945-973.e33.
  • Kornhauser, A., Coelho, S. G., & Hearing, V. J. (2010). Applications of hydroxy acids: classification, mechanisms, and photoactivity. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 3, 135.
  • Zander, E., & Weisman, S. (1992). Treatment of acne vulgaris with salicylic acid pads. Clinical Therapeutics.
  • Gupta, A. K., & Nicol, K. (2004). The use of sulfur in dermatology. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.
DermExcel™ | Excelerate
Excelerate Sale priceR 202.00 ZAR
  • Acne: Potent Salicylic Acid content, to target moderate to severe acne lesions.
  • Congested Pores: Excelerate penetrate the pores to dissolve oil and cell debris to unclog pores.
  • Whiteheads and Blackheads: It effectively treats these comedones by promoting the shedding of cells in the follicular lining.
  • Folliculitis: A condition characterized by inflammation of hair follicles. By inhibiting the growth of bacteria that contribute to folliculitis, Excelerate alleviate symptoms and reduce the occurrence of this skin condition.
  • Bacterial Infiltration: Inhibit the growth and reduce bacterial colonization on the skin.
  • Inflammation: The treatment's anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness, swelling, and discomfort associated with Acne, Rosacea and other conditions.
  • Seborrhea: Aid in balancing oil secretion, making it beneficial for managing seborrhea or excessively oily skin.
  • Keratosis Pilaris: Excelerate promote exfoliation and reduce skin build-up - managing this condition that cause rough, bumpy skin.

Active ingredients

  • Salicylic acid
  • Salicylic acid

Full ingredient list

Salicylic acid: 15% / Salicylic acid: 30%

APPLICATION:

  • Apply on affected areas once or twice a month, depending on tolerability and lesion severity.
  • Leave on for at least 30 min. or overnight. If your skin burns beyond tolerability, rinse off.
  • Avoid sensitive areas like eyelids and lips.
  • Always use SPF 30 or greater during the day.

IMPORTANT:

It is important to note that Excelerate should be used as directed and is recommended for individuals seeking a targeted solution to acne concerns. As with any acne treatment, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist to determine the most suitable strength and usage guidelines for your individual skin type and condition.

Excelerate

benefits

Targeted Acne Treatment

Reduce acne breakouts by eliminating acne-causing bacteria and managing inflammation.

Accessibility

Excelerate offers a scientifically-backed, effective solution accessible to the general public, providing a practical approach to managing common skin conditions.

Blackhead Removal

Dissolve and extract cellular debris from clogged pores and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

Bacterial Inhibition

Inhibit the growth of topical bacteria, including those contributing to acne formation.

Anti-Inflammatory

Reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne.

Exfoliation and Cell Renewal

Remove dead skin cells to prevent it from clogging pores, and reveal brighter, more radiant skin cells.

Excelerate

INDICATIONS

Inflammation

Keratosis Pilaris

Shaving Bumps

Facial and Body Acne

Excelerate

MODE OF ACTION

DermExcel™ | Excelerate
Salicylic acid is approved by the FDA as safe and effective treatment for Acne, Corns, Calluses, Warts, and Dandruff

disease education

acne stages and treatment objectives

  • The excretion of lipids by the sebaceous glands is controlled hormonally.
  • The sebaceous glands are located all over the body but are the largest and most numerous in the face, back, chest, and shoulders.
  • These glands become more active during puberty because of increased androgens, particularly testosterone, which spurs sebum production.
  • This imbalance between sebum production and secretion capacity leads to a blockage of sebum in the hair follicle, followed by inflammation.
  • Hormones continue to affect sebaceous gland activity into adulthood.
  • The first stage of acne is called comedogenesis (formation of comedones).
  • The exfoliated dead skin cells stick together inside the hair follicle, resulting in a clogged pore or comedone.
  • This is caused by several factors, including increased amounts of sebum, inflammation of the sides of the hair follicle preventing the release of the exfoliated keratinocytes, and increased cohesion of keratinocytes.
  • Salicylic acid decongests pores by dissolving and extracting dirt, oil, and cellular debris (dead skin cells) in the pores and follicles.
  • The keratinocyte plug and sebum provide excellent food sources for bacteria.
  • The bacteria invade the comedone and release inflammatory factors that lead to the next stage of acne.
  • Salicylic acid inhibits the production of various aspects necessary for bacterial reproduction, such as fibrinogen, fibronectin, and alpha-hemolysis.
  • Inflammation continues with increased redness and pus.
  • This is clinically detectable as a papule or pustule.
  • Continued inflammation may lead to so much inflammation that the hair follicle ruptures and the bacteria and debris are released into the dermis.
  • Salicylic acid suppresses pro-inflammatory cytokine expression.

active ingredients

acne treatment with salicylic acid

Anti-inflammatory

Inhibit the inflammation that leads to breakouts, redness, and skin damage.

Comedolytic

Unclog pores by dissolving and extracting dirt, oil, and cellular debris in the pores.

Keratolytic

Disrupts cellular junctions to exfoliate dead skin cells.

Anti-Bacterial

Inhibits the bacteria responsible for causing and aggrevating Acne.

Exfoliators

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Totally love it.

The best product for breakouts and preventing clogged pores. I can’t go a day without it.

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