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Acne Pore Minimizer w/Sepicontrol A5
Acne Pore Minimizer w/Sepicontrol A5
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Acne Pore Minimizer w/Sepicontrol A5
Our MUAC Acne Pore Minimizer with Sepicontrol A5 will:
Reduce skin's oil production
Control acne p bacteria
Reduce blackheads and comedomes
Mattify the skin to reduce oily appearance
Reduce the appearance of pore size for a more refined appearance in skin texture
About Sepicontrol A5 (Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine and Cinnamon (cinnamonum zeylanicum).
- Sepicontrol A5 is a potent inhibitor of 5 a reductase (a cause of acne and of alopecia).
- Sepicontrol A5 is better at inhibiting propionbacterium acnes, staph aureus, and staph epidermidis than Zinc Glyconate. This helps to control bacteria which are responsible for forming blemishes and acne lesions.
Sebum Reduction -
A significant reduction in sebum rate is achieved with Sepicontrol A5.
Reduction of Comedomes -
Clinical studies showed a 78% reduction of comedomes as compared to the control.
Free Radical Scavenger -
effective at reducing free radical damage, a contributor to skin that looks aged.
- Sepicontrol A5 produces cleaner skin, reduced oil, reduced comedomes and a moist appearance to the skin.
This is Great
I wish I'd taken a before picture before I began using this on my back. Alas, over the last 22 years that I've suffered with moderate acne on my back I've become so accustomed to things not working that it didn't even cross my mind. I bought a sample size and within just a few days of use morning and evening I've gone from having half a dozen rather large and painful pimples at a time in addition to numerous small bumps, clogged pores, and blackheads to just having one or two pimples (far smaller, less sore, and shorter lasting than before) and the rest of my skin is starting to feel nice and smooth (meaning fewer clogged pores, blackheads, and small bumps). I'm confident with further use those will continue to dry up and go away. I've used a variety of the standard preparations and cleansers and only had minimal success with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. I like to use this by pouring a very small amount in a clean container (one that some anti-acne cleaning pads came in) and adding several cotton rounds to make my own convenient cleaning pads that are ready to use when I need them. I have found that this does seem to be a bit drying however combining it with a good and gentle lotion seems to balance things out nicely. I never thought that I'd have this much luck with a product. I'm sure this sounds pretty cheesy but I'm sure you can imagine the feeling if you've suffered with acne for an extended period of time without luck. It's definitely worth giving a shot.
from Salt Lake City.
Totally Amazing! This is the best product I have purchased so far. It does exactly what it says it does in the description. You tend to get your hopes up when you have acne break outs when you see a product that can possibly help you only to be disappointed after using it. Well, not this one. I was beginning to get very good results with the Mandelic products and decided to add this in too. This and the combination of the mandelic peel and serum after using for two weeks, has resulted in my skin becoming COMPLETELY clear! I haven't had that it 15 years. This is a must try for anyone with acne/breakout issues, and it's tightened my my pours and my skin is soft. I tried the trial so now I'm going to order a 10 year supply in case they decide to stop making it. I'm not a review type of person even though I love every product I've bought, including the mandelic cleanser which is awesome and the green tea moisturiser is so gentle and not greasy, but wanted to make sure I did this because it's an issue I know many women have to suffer and it's horrible. Good luck.
I'm 47 yrs old and have suffered from breakouts all my life. My skin shows it with large pores over my chin and nose area and I've become self-conscious of it combined with aging starting to set in as well. I use this before applying make-up and after washing it off, and haven't had a single break-out. I've also noticed the texture of my skin appears smoother, and make-up goes on easier, not caking and clumping around the large pore areas of my face nearly as bad as it did. I wish I would have taken before and after pictures, because the difference in pore size is amazing after not even two weeks. I love this product and it will become a permanent part of my skincare routine.
from New Mexico.
Acne Pore toner with Sepicontrol
I have tried all the toners at MUAC and keep coming back to this one product. I battled acne most of my life and I feel this certainly is a key factor in keeping the acne away. i see improvement in my pore size as well. Gentle enough to use with all my other MUAC products. Doesn't dry the skin, just somehow keeps the acne germs at bay. Love it!
Found A Good Use!
Initially, I tried this one my normal/combination, acne prone face as a way to stave off new breakouts. Unfortunately, something (I'm assuming the SD alcohol) dried my face out quite a bit and resulted in oil overproduction. It didn't seem like this product was for me. But when my boyfriend started experiencing breakouts on his back (and for the odd time I experienced a body breakout) this stuff was a miracle. Clears things up in a matter of days, and visibly improves body acne in at least a day! Good stuff.
from BC, Canada.
Another great toner!
So this and the mandelic acid toner are just positively brilliant. So when I eat certain things, my skin flares up. However, I used this and noticed that my skin isn't producing as much white stuff that usually comes along with my acne. It's doing what it says about stopping the bacteria and oil production. I have to admit that i believed I had to fight this stuff internally but this external product is doing wonders for my skin. I'm torn between repurchasing this or the mandelic acid toner? Maybe I can use one during the day, or one at night? Either way, people with acne prone stubborn skin with acne scars should use this.
I started using this toner along with the Green Tea Pomegranite cleanser and Mandelic/ Salicylic Acid peel in preparation for my wedding this summer. My skin was never really bad to begin with but I did have a very oily T zone, enlarged pores on my nose, forehead and chin and lots of post-pop scaring on my chin from "monthly break outs". This toner has completely evened out my skin and although it can be a bit drying, skip a day and use it the next and its totally fine. My pores are way smaller, my break outs are next to nothing and can be cured in a day or two. As for the scaring, there's another product that was recommended but in combination with the peel they are fading. I don't know if it's the peel or a combination of everything, but the fine lines on my forehead are gone as well. My skin is shiny and healthy. I LOVE this stuff!!
Keeps away rosacea flares
For the past 2 years I was experiencing bumpiness on my cheeks and flushing that would come and go. During a particularly bad flare I visited an aesthetician for help and she told me I had rosacea. The dermatologist prescribed metro gel but it just made my problem worse. My skin was raw, bumpy and burning and I didn't know what to do. I had purchased this toner some time ago, and started applying it at night before my Uplevity serum and in one week it completely cleared my rosacea flare. My skin is smooth and nearly bump free, and no flushing; the texture is constantly improving and I have not had a flare since I started using this toner. I realize this product wasn't specifically created to treat rosacea and I wasn't expecting much but I figured since nothing else had worked for me at that point just maybe this might. Now I wish I had taken before pics!
Best skin product for breakouts
This is the best skin product for breakouts I have ever purchased, and I have purchased a lot in my life time. It not only cleared my problem areas, my skin is different. It does close the pores and my skin feels so soft. People have commented how great my skin looks, that has never happened to me. I use it with the mandelic peels and they were working well, this just seemed to be the final piece of the puzzle for me. Everyone should buy this, I tried the small size first because I always do, after 3 or 4 days I was elated. I have the bigger size now and I hope they never stop making this.
I've tried tons of pore minimizing products, but this is the first to actually give dramatic results. I still have pores, just not nearly as deep and large as they were! THANK YOU!
from Hawaii .
Using it as a toner, this pore minimizer cleans my face thoroughly, even picking up some dead skin. It's great at matting my face but I don't think that it helped terribly much with my acne. I still like this product nonetheless!
from SC, USA.
Reduces oil and pore size
this product is great. I use it everyday before putting on my makeup. It reduces the oiliness and pore size.
I'm a 27 year old Black girl with combo oily skin. For some reason I was hit with breakouts for an entire year. I grew up with fairly acne free skin but for some reason, entering into my 20s my skin started acting crazy. I wish I would have known about this stuff when I was dealing with those crazy breakouts!. I deal with post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, so I deal with acne scarring that can lasts up to a year. Since using this product I haven't had a break out at all, LIKE ZERO,NADA. It's really crazy because when I read reviews I'm always rolling my eyes like yeah uh huh, riiight. But no!, This product has done wonders for me. The only drawback for me is that I have combo oily skin so this product does feel a little coating to my face so sometimes I'll dilute it with a little water but other than that, it's so worth it. I have literally sat int he bathroom staring into the mirror and have said, wow I haven't had a breakout in like a year. Amazing, go buy it now.
I have acne prone, oily skin. I've used almost the whole bottle, I can't say I've seen any results, positive or negative. It didn't dry out my skin and was gentle enough to use two times a day. But it didn't seem to add any real benefit to my normal skin routine. I will be trying something else on my next order. I will say this stuff seems to crystalize around the opening outside the bottle if any spills out, which is weird but nothing too bad that hinders the product usage. ****MUAC Comment: Crystallization of the raw ingredients used in the formula is not unusual. Simply rinse with warm water to remove. Thank you for posting.****
Sooooo I suffer from cystic acne and this has been the best product I've ever used! Within three days my pimples shrank faster with this product than any other and it didn't burn! I feel very blessed to have found the acne pore minimizer!!
Perfect toner for acne prone skin
I use this in tandem with the Mandelic Acid Cleanser and it works great! Other toners I've used tend to have a terribly strong, rubbing alcohol smell, but this one has a more mild scent and doesn't make my eyes burn! Works great on my sensitive, acne prone skin. Would definitely recommend!
from Long Beach, CA.
Love this product
This product is amazing and it started working right away. I did not really get teenage acne- my body saved it all up for my adult years. I have tried everything- expensive, drug store, special order big name brands and I could not find anything that worked. I would always try each new product for 1 month but they just didn't help. Major $$ in partly used products. This started working right away. I do use this toner in combo with the Blemish Buster cleanser. It is so nice that both are fragrance free as I have allergies to so many things (contact dermatitis). After using this, my skin feels great- not greasy and not too dry. However, I was reluctant to try it because of the methylisothiazolinone. I do have allergic reactions to so many things and I am a bit worried that this could get added to my list if I use it for too long- is there any way that this could be made without adding the methylisothiazolinone? I don't want to have to ever stop using it as it actually works!
Miracle in a bottle
MIRACLE TREATMENT!! My son had tried from accutane oral treatment for 3 months which cleared temporarily and tried all prescription and over the counter acne cream. We tried the mandelic and salicylic too but with minimal results and then this comes along. Before using it he had acne all over his face and then one week had passed, his face was clear. I was shocked as I havent seen his face acne free since he stopped accutane. I need to order more of these so he wont run out. See for yourself!! Im so hyped!
Another Holy grail product from MUAC!
Like most of the products I have tried from MUAC, this one did not disappoint! I use this morning(after the sea mineral toner) and evening (before the mandelic acid toner) and its been a great addition to my skincare routine. I have very large pores on my nose, and I produce a lot of oil on my nose, and this has helped immensely. I no longer have the need to blot my nose midday, so it's great for oil control. It has a lot helped to keep my breakouts at a minimum- I have maybe one small breakout every other week now, as opposed to the 2-3 breakouts a week I used to have. I don't think this has minimized the size of my pores really, but by lessening the amount of oil they produce, they are less noticeable. I think it's well worth adding to your routine, and I will continue to purchase it.
I use this every night. I think out of all the toners i've tried this one is best for me. It doesn't hurt my skin after it dries, like it doesn't dry my skin out and I feel that unbearable dry feeling. My skin isn't irritated or red despite it being a cleansing, astringent like toner. I have sensitive skin. I cannot use AHA's/BHA's.
Definitelyt helps to reduce pores; I saw noticeably smaller pores around my upper cheek area within a week and a half.
Not for me
Its possible that I didn't give this product enough time, but I didn't see a difference after three weeks. I was using it between weekly 40% lactic acid peels, cleansing morning and evening with the green tea cleanser and following with the hyaluronic serum. In defense of this product, I will say it definitely did not overdraw my skin. It's also possible that I would have seen better results using a different peel with this product.
The results are amazing. Much better than expected. I would really recommend this to anyone
I love the tingling minty feel on my face...i believe it helps out with the acne and pores and a lil and wipe away excess dirt left on face after wash...good product
Glad I bought this!
I have super oily skin. It's pretty annoying. Along with large pores so I can naturally I break out often. This keeps all of that under control. It makes my skin feel nice and clean while minimizing pores and reducing that oily appearance. I'd definitely recommend and buy again.
This works wonderfully! I will definitely continue to use it!
Does exactly what it says it will do. I will continue to use this product. Customer service recommended it as part of a regimen.
from New York.
I use this twice daily after I wash. I really need consistent and constant exfoliation and this does the trick. Please don't stop making it...EVER. Oil production is definitely down because of this.
I really like this product. I'm not really sure about the pore minimizer claim, but my acne has improved. Most small bumps I've had have disappeared after using this stuff. I have another skin condition that I have been trying to fight using this, so I will indeed order more!
Special education Teacher
Good oil control and gentle on my skin.
from Lewisville, TX.
This is the first toner I have found that does not leave my face dry and flaky. It makes my face feel so fresh. I started w/trial size, and by the very next week, I had purchased full size product. I'm impressed and I love it.
Wow! Great for hormonal cystic acne
Never stop making this! It has cleared all my hormonal breakouts in just a couple weeks. Amazing.
Doesn’t dry skin
I have acne at 48 years old and I use this toner twice a day to keep it in check. No drying or redness like most anti acne products. So glad I discovered this product
from New York.
Love this toner
This toner does exactly what it says it will. It isn’t very drying but has helped to minimize pores and leaves my face feeling fresh. My makeup goes on much smoother. It is not drying at all. I use it every other day both morning and night and I have seen a dramatic difference in the size of my large pores. I love this a lot. I ordered the large bottle and will definitely order more when I run out.
Made the switch from the Mandelic acid toner to this, and I am so happy I did. I have suffered from acne and closed comedones. With regular peels and other MUAC products, I was,able to get my acne,under control but not my closed comedones. This has been the only product that I have actually seen a difference with. Love it!
Works wonderfully. Has helped to clear my skin, shrink my pores, and prevent future breakouts from bacteria and grime, which I get a lot of due to a drooly infant who loves to constantly grab my face. Highly recommend.
I destroyed my moisture barrier almost a year ago after over exfoliating with harsh products. A combination of that, plus the fact that I was living in a humid climate... literally everything made my skin break out in dozens of closed comedones (all over my cheeks and jawline). I spent hundreds of dollars trying to find something that worked to get rid of these godforsaken bumps and the only thing that would sort of help was staying inside in the AC. The second I went back outside in the heat, BAM - my skin was clogged up all over again. I decided to try a sample size of this and oh. my. gosh. After the first use, I went outside into the heat and when I came back in later that day, I didn't have a single new clogged pore (this is unheard of). I ordered the full size of this and have been using it for 2 weeks now, and my skin is smooth and baby soft - the best it's ever looked, even before I destroyed my barrier (I always had pretty clear soft skin). It feels amazing to leave the house without a speck of make up, without having to worry about my skin clogging up, and I can't stop looking at the new glow I have in the natural daylight. Thank you SO much for this product MUAC. This is the only product I use in my skin care routine currently, other than the MUAC green tea pomegranate cleanser and sometimes I'll use a bit of rosehip oil as a moisturizer. I especially recommend this product if you live in a humid climate and your pores get clogged easily. You will not regret it.
from Vancouver, BC.
Great for cystic acne
I love this toner. I suffer from cystic acne and random hormonal breakouts. My pores are definitely smaller, but I also use along with MUAC tca peel and salicylic acid. I would definitely recommend for acne prone skin! My skin is the most clear it’s been in 15 years thanks to MUAC
from Houston, tx.
Love This product
Have been using it for a few weeks now everyday and it has shrunk my pores drastically. Hispanic mid 30's worked for me.
Cleared up my back!
Ugh, every summer my back breaks out. Very un-timely given you want to wear things that show the back and shoulders. I'm 43 and it still happens. Anyway, I ordered this and I've been using this plus mandelic acid on my back (I use the mandelic acid on my face too!). Anyway, it took about two weeks of consistent use 2 times a day. But this and the mandelic acid has it clearing up! I was even using derm prescribed stuff and it wasn't clearing up my back. You can't use many things because it bleaches clothing. This is working great and doesn't bleach your clothes. I wish there was an easier way to put it on your back. Just have to be a bit of a contortionist with your cotton pad. One more week and I think maybe I'll be able to wear a tank top again. I've been super satisfied with ALL MUAC products so far! Good quality and good price.
Keeps recurring blackheads under control
I only purchased a sample size but will definitely be purchasing the larger bottle. Since the age of 12 I have had consistent, recurring blackheads in the pores of my nose - every pore! I am 39 and have completed a graduate diploma in dermal therapies so I understand the reasons why my skin is prone to blackheads (excess sebum production & hyperkeratinization) the problem has been finding a DAILY product that does not make my skin peel, cause redness, or otherwise disrupt my skin PH. I have used all kinds of products over the years and have been looking for a product that will help minimize the recurrence of my blackheads. I know that I will always have to work at minimizing my blackheads on my nose, but this product has genuinely worked to improve my problem. I always have to eventually clear-out my blackheads with a weekly facial and salycilic acid peel, but since using this product, my pores remain clearer for longer, the filament amount is less, and the appearance of my pores has been minimized. I used to not wear makeup or tinted sunscreen due to the way my pores looked (if you battle blackheads you'll know what I mean). I can apply makeup now without magnifying my pores! The best part is that this product does not cause other problems (peeling, dryness, flaking, irritation) and easily fits into my daily skin care routine. Sorry for the long-winded post, but I wanted to be honest and open about how and why this product has worked for me. Thank you MUAC!
from Hobart, Australia.
Had really high hopes for this after seeing all the great reviews, but I'm almost through an entire bottle and haven't noticed any difference in my skin. It leaves a nice, tingling feeling that makes my face feel clean but hasn't helped with my closed comedones or the sebaceous filaments around my nose at all. ****MUAC Comment: We terribly disappointed this product didn't work well for you. Our Customer Service team will be in touch with you. Thanks for your feedback, Grace.****
from North Carolina.
I can't live without this, keeps my skin clean and clear
not a waste!!
I LOVEEEEEEE THIS PRODUCT! I suffer from hormonal cystic acne and clogged pores on my chin and nose area. I started using this a week ago, and this week my skin is a lot smoother and clearer. I am getting compliments, so its not just me who thinks so! My pores are shrunken and make up goes on smoother than ever. This product does exactly what it says. I ordered the sample size, but will be needing a lifetime supply. It's just THAT good.
Well it’s been a month since I started using this toner along with green tea/pomegranate cleaning gel,peptide serum,fading serum, and the mandelic/salicylic acid peel and I totally love these products. I’ve used so many products and after years I finally found products that made a difference. After a week I started to notice that my skin texture was a little better and after 2 weeks I was oil free. I no longer have to worry about oily skin!!! Makeup looks better and foundation goes on better and lasts a lot longer. Also my hormonal acne is no longer a problem. I highly recommend these products. Very glad I found this company. Thank you...
from Converse tx.
This stuff is incredible! I suffer from adult acne and blocked pores, and this product has made my skin clear, soft and bump-free. I have also noticed an improved "glow." It has a nice cooling effect when applied and has not dried out my skin at all. Cannot recommend enough!!
Over 60 - Very Happy
Very happy with this product. It left my skin feeling refreshed, not dry, very important since I am over 60 with acne prone skin.
great product. Feels really cooling and clean on those hot sweatty days
Great as a spot treatment
This product works just as it says... I have bought it numerous times now and is a must before applying my makeup in the morning.
from Richmond VA.
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this Pore Minimizer! Can't say enough about it. Pores look so much more refined and smaller.????
Love Love Love
This stuff is perfect for use on my oily, acne-prone & enlarged-pores areas. Use it daily and it's now part of my daily skincare regimen. A little bit goes a long way so don't overdo it.
from New Orleans .
Reduction in Oiliness
I definitely see a reduction in oiliness. I haven't used it long enough to know if my pores are smaller, but they're definitely not larger. No breakouts. Will report back if I see lightening of dark spots. When I first used it, I used too much, and it felt a little bit sticky. Now I use just a few drops to cover my whole face. It dries to nothing and I can use foundation if I want to, no problem. I'm pretty sure it gives my skin a clean, fresh feeling, and I really appreciate not having a greasy nose a few hours after applying it.
I purchased this because I have very large pores around my nose. So far I haven't seen any improvement. I notice the top of this product gets crusty around it after using. I'm going to keep using to see if my pores shrink.
I had some pores on my nose, chin and forehead - but especially on my nose - that were larger than I wanted them to be. I'd been using prescription retinoids to control them but it just wasn't working. Adding this to my routine gave me results within a week. It's not overly drying, yet it still really helps with the oil that makes pores more visible. I love this product! Definitely a new regular in my arsenal.
Great for Blemishes and Mattifying
I've used a few different toners from this site, the mandelic acid and blemish buster. Both worked good, but this is great! To give a run down, I have eczema and peeling, around my mouth and nose, that causes hyper pigmentation spots. My skin is combo, sensitive, and dry with a oily t-zone where most of my breakouts are. I wash my face in the morning with the green tea cleanser, then use the micro bead exfoliation, then I cleanse with the mandelic toner. It sounds like a lot, but it works. Then I used this toner after with a little bit of 50 spf sunscreen. It's been only a few days I can tell the difference with the condones in my nose area and my skin isn't peeling and flaking as much around my mouth area. Also, my skin has a nice matte look, instead of the shiny greasy look in the summer from sweating. My fav part, it doesn't burn at all!
Wished this worked
After reading all the positive reviews about this product I decided to give it a try in hopes of helping clear up my acne. Well this product did absolutely nothing to help. In fact my acne kept coming and got larger and more sore. Very disappointed.
my face feels clean and it seems to pull out all the the dirt
I like that it picks up anything left behind by my makeup, but I get the same results from drugstore toners as well. There hasn't been anything significant that stood out for me. Finished the sample and will not repurchase.
I love this product, cleans face wonderfully & my pores look great. Had a friend I had not seen in years say that I was aging in reverse!
Helps with reduce breakouts.
I bought this for my nineteen year old daughter who has been struggling with breakouts. She says she really loves the stuff. It has helped keep her flareups in check and even when her skin tends to be at its worst during her cycle, it seems to speed up the recovery. Originally got the sample size but ordered the full size.
from Southern California.
Absolutely fantastic product! I'm nowhere near finishing the bottle and my pores are smaller, my skin is glowing and my naturally oily skin is under control! Will definitely purchase again!
Helped heal my horrible hormonal acne fast.
I can't say enough about this companies products. I will revisit the site and review this product later. Had high hopes when I ordered this - I tend to be shiny, but I tried it when I spent time in the hot florida sun. It actually made me break out! Will try this product again when I'm not sweating profusely. :
from Florida .
Per my daughter, MUAC acne products works good for occasional breakout
from san Diego.
Active ingredient: 2% Salicylic Acid. Purified water, SD alcohol 40 (natural), glycolic acid, propylene glycol ammonium glycolate, sodium salicylate, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), camelia sinensis (green tea), butylene glycol, capryloyl glycine, sarcosine, cinnamonum cassia (cinnamon extract), jasmine alcohol hops extract, equisetum arvense (horsetail plant), cymbopogon citratus (lemongress), menthol, hydrastis canadenis (goldenseal), anthem nobilis (chamomomile), methylisothiazolinone.
Directions For Use:
Shake well before use.
Apply once or twice daily as a toner, immediately after cleansing.
Squeeze a small amount to a cotton ball and wipe the face thoroughly.
Do not rinse.
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