5 Women On Fighting Adult Acne & How You Can Overcome It Too | Clozette


In adulthood, we face many challenges. Some of them we’re equipped for, some of them not so much. The latter definitely includes adult acne. More so when you have fragile, sensitive skin that can get irritated so easily. What do you do when something you thought you’ve overcome at puberty knocks on your door again? Don’t panic! A solid skincare routine that includes a product especially made for adults with very sensitive skin who suffer from acne can do just the trick.


The A-Derma Phys-AC Perfect Fluid is just what you need for pesky pimples and the aftermath of their onslaught. It contains Rhealba Oat, the purest of oats that are packed with soothing, anti-irritating, repairing, emollient and hydrating and anti-free radicals properties.

Aside from treating and preventing adult acne, it also restores the acne-prone skin’s balance and treats blemishes and marks. What’s more is it also reduces scarring, so it doesn’t only fight adult acne but also leave no marks behind.

The benefits sound great, but can it really help fight adult acne? Read below for reviews by five different women who have tried it.

Hui Yi 




My skin takes a hit whenever it is that time of the month. I turn to the Phys-AC Perfect Fluid when that happens…. because it helps soothe and hydrate your skin restoring it back to health.

Roanna 




Adult acne can be a pain to deal with. Even though I go for laser treatments fortnightly, I still get hormonal breakouts every now and then. Battling with acne isn’t easy and at times, because I’m vain, I just conceal blemishes with excessive makeup which aggravates my skin condition. Thankful for the A-Derma Phys-AC Perfect Fluid to prep my skin before I start my day, I’ve been able to look a tad more confident while combating the occasional breakouts on my skin.


Alene 




Being plagued with cysts and nodules since my late teens, I’ve always been very careful with products that might potentially clogged pores, yet still feel the need to conceal them before heading out. I've recently been introduced to A-Derma’s Phys-AC Perfect Fluid, that not only works ideally as a make-up base while treating those pesky spots, its exclusive Rhealba Oat ingredient helps soothe and repair inflamed skin too.

Clara 




I love that my makeup gigs are picking up rapidly nowadays, it also means I gotta to step up my game to keep up a presentable outlook when I meet people. Oftentimes when acne strikes, in order for my face to ‘look flawless’ I will try means and ways to conceal it by piling loads and loads of makeup, resulting that area to look so caked up it becomes worse than before. Adult acne is really no funny business. I like that it helps soothe irritated skin which makes it ideal for a makeup base. It calms any redness or acne before I apply my makeup; this way it gives my skin a soft velvety finish. Did I also mention that it combats scarring?


Audrey 




I used to think we’ll no longer suffer from blemishes once we reached adulthood, but I was so wrong. Fun fact: 4-in-10 women in the world are affected by adult acne! And 70% of those women tend to try to hide it using makeup, which will actually aggravate the situation.

Having an acne or blemish breakout when you're a grown woman is really a nightmare, especially when you still have to go out and meet people all the time. PHYS-AC Perfect Fluid is the perfect solution for preventing or healing of adult acne. It's formulated with an exclusive ingredient - Rhealba Oat, the purest oat with the highest concentration of anti-inflammatory molecules and possesses soothing, emollient and hydrating properties. After using PHYS-AC Perfect Fluid, you'll definitely notice 80% less scarring thanks to Cicahyalumide®; a patented active ingredient with proven efficacy against residual marks. You'll also notice 84% less acne, 90% more radiant skin and 94% smoother skin!



Fight adult acne and leave no marks behind. Get a sample of the A-Derma Phys-AC Perfect Fluid here

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Going green isn't just good for the environment, it's also great for your skin! Nature-infused beauty products are all the rage right now because of their efficacy and added benefits. But with many choices out there, we can't help but wonder which ones made their way into our Clozetters' stash. Here's what we found by scrolling through the Community.


A mix of ginger and hibiscus


(Photo from: marialyssa)


A touch of rose


(Photo from: penmyblog)



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Whether it’s buying a new dress or putting on another layer of highlighter, there are seemingly simple things we can do that can affect both our physical appearance and emotional mindset big time. That’s one of the reasons why Angie Bowers, Staff Product Designer at Johnson & Johnson Vision, pursued her career as a beauty lens designer for ACUVUE® DEFINE®. A beauty lens designer is a job like no other. While we’re used to reading about fashion designers, creating something for the eyes is an entirely different ball game.




But aside from the motivation of making others look better, there is also that feel-good element Angie and ACUVUE® DEFINE® strive to achieve. That’s why ACUVUE® is partnering with Mee Mee Eyecare at [email protected] to introduce the world’s first Beauty Eye Care Store, where patrons can not only discover the full suite of ACUVUE® DEFINE® offerings and experience personalised vanity tips and tricks through the digital beauty advisor and virtual mirror, they can also undergo a comprehensive eye health check for a holistic beauty experience. It’s the best of both worlds.

So, what goes on behind the scenes in the life of a beauty lens designer? We picked Angie’s mind to learn more.


She’s not the only one designing your ACUVUE® DEFINE® lenses


While designing, in general, may seem like a one-sided process where the designer ideates creations on their own, it’s actually a “huge co-creation effort” when it comes to designing beauty lenses. “We do a lot of research. We talk to our consumers. Our lenses are designed as much as by our consumers as us,” she said. “The biggest value as a designer, for me, is trying to understand what’s at the core of the consumer’s needs. It’s not just what they want but also why they want it and how important it is to them.” So essentially, as a consumer, you’re part of ACUVUE® DEFINE®’s design team.




But what does it take to be a beauty lens designer? “The consumer won’t always tell you exactly what to do but they’ll tell you what they want,” she said. “...if you’re curious, creative and a good listener, you should be able to nail it.”



She sees things differently


“The strangest things inspire me,” shared Angie. “It’s the why. Social sciences is a big deal for me… [as well as] understanding things.” Angie shared that in order to design a beauty lens, you need to find a solution for different types of questions.

“How do you create depth? How do you create this image? How do you translate milk tea into a contact lens? How do you make milk tea brown and not make it look like a dead fish eye?” are just some of the questions she asks while designing for ACUVUE® DEFINE®. “The solution has to be very different because it also has to fit into the manufacturing process, FDA and ISO requirements,” she added.

The consumer’s experience is key


Another thing to consider, of course, is the consumer's experience. ACUVUE® DEFINE® lenses are all created with Beauty-Wrapped-In-Comfort Technology to prevent direct contact between the pigments and your eyes, while LACREON technology ensures all-day comfort with a 20-hour cushion of moisture. And although it is not a substitution to sunglasses, they are also certified with an internationally recognised standard of UV protection to shield your eyes from the sun's damaging rays.


It’s always personal


Truly, beauty, like many other things in life, is personal. And that’s exactly what Angie, the creative force behind ACUVUE® DEFINE®, wants to champion through the beauty lenses. ACUVUE® DEFINE® currently offers seven variants that give off different effects on the eyes — Radiant Chic™, Radiant Sweet™, Radiant Bright™, Radiant Charm™, Accent Style, Vivid Style and Natural Shine™.




But you don’t need to choose just one. “Wear them to [your] heart’s desire,” Angie suggested. “There's translucency in our lenses. Think of them as nylon or pantyhose. It can change the colour a little bit but it will depend on the underlying colour. Our lenses behave differently on different sets of eyes. You play it up how you want to… From Jennifer Aniston to Lady Gaga, they can take our lenses as a tool to build their look on.”



She is there to help you define your own chic


We all have different ways of defining what is beautiful or meaningful to us. The same goes for what we consider to be chic. For Angie, it’s all about comfort, and so she defines her chic as “pyjama chic.” “With the right set of earrings or the right scarf, suddenly it’s not just pyjamas anymore,” she said.

Defining your own kind of chic is also what beauty seekers who attended Acuvue's #iDefineCHIC Pop-Up Store in July got to experience. Beauty activities – ranging from makeovers to juice cleanses – just like ACUVUE® DEFINE® lenses, help inspire people to take the reins on their own beauty and define what chic is to them. “[We have] a huge responsibility and the opportunity to affect people not just in their medical or physical life but also their mental-emotional life,” Angie said.



Countless hours have been devoted to designing products that fit those criteria, so it's no surprise that Angie can easily tell which design a person is wearing just by looking closely into their eyes. During our interview, our Editor noted that she's wearing one of the ACUVUE® DEFINE® beauty lenses. When Angie was asked to take a guess, the beauty lens designer was spot-on on her first attempt.


ACUVUE® DEFINE®’s first-of-its-kind Beauty Eye Care Store is located at Mee Mee Eyecare, #04-03, 313 Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895.


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