3Did You Know?Most acne systems address present and future acne, but fail to address the past effects of breakouts. Nu Skin Clear Action™ focuses on the past, present, and future effects of acne breakouts.
4ObjectivesAfter viewing this course, you should have an understanding of the following:How the Nu Skin Clear Action™ Acne Medication System addresses past, present, and future issues associated with acne.Nu Skin Clear Action™ system products.The role of Nu Skin Clear Action™ ingredients in treating acne.
6Definition of AcneAcne is an inflammatory skin condition that occurs when oil and dead skin cells block the pore opening, causing sebum (oil) to build up inside the pore.
7Acne Life CycleStage 1: Clogged Pores. Cells lining pores shed and mix with excess sebum produced by sebaceous glands, forming a plug, which leads to clogged pores.Stage 2: Bacteria. Accumulated sebum and dead cells attract the P. acnes (or propionibacterium) bacteria naturally found in skin, which feeds on oil and multiplies rapidly inside pores.Stage 3: Inflammation. This bacterial overgrowth triggers the natural inflammatory response causing swelling and redness. This can ultimately lead to discoloration and scarring.
8Potential for more scarring, hyperpigmentation, and textural damage Effects of AcnePresentPastFutureTextural damageHyperpigmentationAcne ScarsBreakoutsRednessIrritationOilinessMore acnePotential for more scarring, hyperpigmentation, and textural damage
9Treating AcneWhen treating acne topically, dermatologists recommend a three-pronged approach:Unclog pores and keep them clear.Control oil which helps to limit bacterial growth.Reduce inflammation.
10Stress Can Cause AcneStress can aggravate your skin by triggering the release of androgens and cortisol. These stress hormones can stimulate an overproduction of oil. When this excess oil mixes with dead skin cells, it promotes bacterial growth and can cause acne to develop or worsen.
12Nu Skin Clear Action™ System Most acne treatment systems only target the production of sebum and growth of bacteria. However, to effectively and comprehensively treat acne, you must do more than this. When the body is fighting acne it causes an increase in free radicals, which deplete the skin’s natural antioxidant supply. Nu Skin Clear Action™ incorporates antioxidants that restore the skin’s natural resiliency and vibrancy. Nu Skin Clear Action™ targets sebum production and gently dissolves the plug that allows bacteria to grow. It also addresses the issue of inflammation and remnants of past breakouts.
13Nu Skin Clear Action™ System Nu Skin Clear Action™ is a comprehensive acne treatment system that addresses the full spectrum of effects—past, present, and future—associated with acne and helps keep the skin looking vibrant and healthy.Each product in the Nu Skin Clear Action™ System is specifically formulated to address the past, present, and/or future effects of acne.
14System Key BenefitsHelps improve the appearance of uneven texture and skin discoloration from past breakouts.Is clinically proven to reduce present acne and help keep skin clear of blemishes.Works to prevent future blemishes from forming.
15Key IngredientsUtilizing advanced technology, Nu Skin scientists and skin care experts developed the Nu Skin Clear Action™ Acne Medicated System to cleanse, tone, and treat problematic skin.Nu Skin Clear Action™ helps clear the signs of past and present breakouts and works to ensure the future health of your complexion.For more detail on the key ingredients contained in each product, view the individual Nu Skin Clear Action™ System product courses.
17Clinical StudyA double-blind clinical evaluation was performed by an independent laboratory to test the efficacy of Nu Skin Clear Action™ in reducing the overall acne condition, reducing blemishes, addressing troubled skin, and evening skin tone.Fifty-eight participants, male and female, 18 to 45 years of age, exhibiting mild to moderate acne, were divided into two groups. One group used Nu Skin Clear Action.™ The other group (control group) used a standard skin care regimen consisting of a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, twice per day.Participants were followed through 12 weeks of product use.
18System Key Benefit Supported a) Helps improve the appearance of uneven texture and skin discoloration from past breakouts.Participants observed:85 percent improvement in skin texture.79 percent improvement in skin tone.
19System Key Benefits Supported b) Is clinically proven to reduce present acne and help keep skin clear of blemishes.Participants observed:82 percent decrease in shine.85 percent decrease in pore size.c) Works to prevent future blemishes from forming.91 percent decrease in new breakouts.
20Clinical Study Results Summary The study showed that participants experienced an overall:Reduction in blemishes.Decrease in oiliness and redness.Improvement in skin texture.Increase in skin clarity.Enhancement in skin radiance.
22Foaming Cleanser Key Benefits Addresses the present and future issues of blemish-prone skin.Key IngredientsSalicylic acid—a beta hydroxy acid that penetrates pores and keeps them open to eliminate most blemishes and prevent future breakouts.TEA cocoyl glutamate—a mild surfactant that gently clears away oil and debris without aggravating acne or overdrying the skin..
23TonerKey BenefitsAddresses the past, present, and future issues of blemish-prone skin.Key IngredientsPotassium ascorbyl tocopheryl phosphate— restores the natural antioxidant supply that is lost when your skin is fighting breakouts.Salicylic acid—exfoliates and keeps follicles clear.Licorice extract—soothes the skin and helps reduce the appearance of redness.Zinc PCA—controls oil, helping prevent shine and future breakouts.
24Day Treatment Key Benefits Addresses the present and future issues of blemish-prone skin.Key IngredientsWhite tea extract—a powerful antioxidant that restores the skin’s natural resiliency.Salicylic acid—exfoliates and keeps follicles clear.Hexapeptide-2—helps reduce the potential development of dark spots.Lactic acid—helps exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal smoother, clearer skin.
25Night Treatment Key Benefits Addresses the past and present issues of blemish- prone skin.Key IngredientsAlpha lipoic acid—helps decrease the appearance of remnant marks (uneven skin texture and discoloration) associated with past breakouts.Retinol—works to smooth and even skin tone, reducing the appearance of discoloration caused by past breakouts.Licorice extract—helps soothe the skin and reduce the appearance of skin discoloration.Salicylic acid—exfoliates and keeps follicles clear.
27Salicylic Acid vs. Benzoyl Peroxide Nu Skin Clear Action™ Acne Medication System uses salicylic acid in each of its products. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that effectively penetrates pores and gently exfoliates to eliminate most blemishes.Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial agent used in some acne treatment systems. With extended use, benzoyl peroxide is known to have the following side effects:Dryness and sensitivity: About three percent of people are allergic to benzoyl peroxide and experience inflammation of the skin. It is more common, however, to experience dryness or peeling of skin and a tingling or slight stinging sensation.Free radical damage: Free radicals—the leading cause of aging and disease—are unstable, highly reactive molecules with the ability to damage cell membranes, DNA, and important cellular structures. Peroxide is an oxidative species that can create free radicals.Additionally, benzoyl peroxide DOES NOT address uneven skin texture, discoloration, or hyperpigmentation associated with past breakouts. Nu Skin Clear Action™ does address these issues with the exfoliating properties of salicylic acid and other key ingredients.
28Opportunity“Acne is often the first point of entry into a more sophisticated approach to skin care. With the Nu Skin Clear Action Acne Medication System, we see a great opportunity to introduce a whole new generation of people to Nu Skin.” —Lori Bush, Nu Skin President
29Testimonials Before After “Using Nu Skin Clear Action products along with taking LifePak has really helped my skin calm down. My face definitely feels a lot less oily than it used to. Some of my older scars have faded and more recent ones have become less noticeable. Also, the breakouts along my hairline have become much less frequent.” —Kevin Sung, 23, Maryland
30Testimonials Before After “My skin is improving and looks much clearer. I used to be embarrassed because it was broken out all the time. Thank you [Nu Skin] for helping my skin.” —Amanda Sanchez, 11, Florida
32Usage Morning 1. Foaming Cleanser 2. Toner 3. Day Treatment Night 3. Night Treatment
33Regimen Recommendations For best results, use the entire system together. However, because the Nu Skin Clear Action™ System does not contain a moisturizer, we recommend using Moisture Restore™ Day Protective Lotion SPF 15 Combination to Oily Skin or Moisture Restore™ Day Protective Lotion SPF 15 Normal to Dry Skin following your morning regimen.
34Target AudienceMen and women in their 20s and 30s who currently have or have experienced blemish-prone skin in the past.
35Companion ProductsEpoch® Blemish Treatment—proven pore-clearing acne medicine (salicylic acid) with Job’s tears and yarrow.Pharmanex® Cortitrol®—assists the body in modulating healthy levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that has been linked to the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glandsPharmanex® Estera™ Phase I—a patent-pending combination of ingredients that addresses the primary health concerns of women dealing with PMS symptoms, including skin problems.
36ReviewNu Skin Clear Action™ treats the past, present, and future effects of acne with the following efficacious ingredients.