Boys with Acne Look Rugged? And Other Answers

john abraham acne scarsStats shows that people are making full use of the brand new Skingredients Online tool to separate the wheat from the chaff. In other words, finding products that will suit acne prone skin and chucking those that won’t. Supriya is one person who won’t be found without it.

(We will come to the topic of rugged boys later down this post, I promise)

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is all the rage these days, for its ability to moisturize and heal skin like there’s no tomorrow. Pinky wanted to know if Hyalugel by Ethicare Remedies was any good. Good? It turned out to be a hidden gem.

Hyalugel is non-comedogenic, non-sticky, hypoallergenic, color-free and fragrance-free. Costs 171 Rupees for a tube at medical stores. Does it look like a good HA product or what? (not a difficult question)

Shubham was also looking for something like this when there were other hyaluronic acid products discovered in this thread.

Those itching to try a new face wash could consider Actame face wash gel with 0.5% salicylic acid, 0.5% tea tree oil, 0.5% vitamin E and 5% aloe vera gel. Another tea tree oil containing face wash is Acmed with tea tree oil, D-panthenol (reduces redness and dark spots), vitamin E and aloe vera. Both can be found at medical stores. It is crazy how much Acne Mantra readers hang out at medical stores (shudders).

Riteesh wanted to know if it is worth shelling out upwards of Rs. 1300 for a month’s supply of Strea-A capsules when a tube of Yugard with the same exact 0.15% retinol can be bought for Rs. 900 for 30 gm. Fair enough. The answer is in the packaging.

Did you know that Acne Mantra community has a bevy of classical dancers? What is your special talent?

Keepcalm wonders why boys can get away with bad skin and even be considered rugged in some cultures. This she says while being busy exploring dangerous territories with the Pond’s BB cream.

Talking of rugged men, John Abhram has been open about his struggle with severe acne as a teen.

Faizal successfully used products mentioned in the Keracnyl Regimen to achieve clear skin. He has evolved it to a maintenance routine to suit his now clear skin. Wise. Very wise.

The Starter Regimen which had already been working well for people, has now been polished to a shine, with feedback from the community woven in. It’s got more slick and hopefully easier to read. Take a look.

There has been some debate about the smell of new AHAGlow between two Priyankas.

Does your face darken upon using a liquid / powder foundation? Two things you can do.

Now your turn. Send me your stories of what works, what doesn’t and what simply sucks when it comes to acne. Dash the spelling and grammar and rush your post to

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