Hey there! Glad you made it to our first ever blog post!
First thing’s first…who are we?
We’re a group of Biomedical Engineers who have suffered from acne in the past and have a passion for beauty! From mild to severe acne, we’ve seen it all and have also experienced it all for ourselves! We know what it’s like to look in the mirror and not be happy with what you see. We know how at times it can feel like there is literally nothing out there that can help you cure your acne…
We’ve been there…and that’s the good thing! Because we’ve actually experienced those struggles and we were able to beat our fight with acne. That’s why we are able to help tons of people get rid of their acne…for good!
Now you might be thinking, “Well that makes them special?”
Glad you asked!
Well first and foremost, we believe that no one should ever feel like they’re alone in their fight with acne. That’s why we make sure we have a support system that is for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have mild or severe acne, we’re here for you, and so is the rest of the community! Having a backbone support you is extremely important. You can’t do everything on your own!
Now here’s what really makes us special, our products. None of our products contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. You might be wondering, “Well what does that have to do with anything?”
Here’s why this is extremely important, according to an article written by the FDA, “…the use of certain acne products containing the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions or severe irritation.”
And the crazy part? Almost every acne treatment out there contains at least one of these ingredients!
So how do our products actually eliminate acne? Well your face actually consists of good and bad bacteria. All current acne treatments that contain contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid were invented 65 years ago. Because they did not have the technology to target only the acne causing bacteria, but instead, have to wipe out the entire bacterial ecosystem on the face. Since The Human Microbiome Projects initiated in 2009, we know that bacteria play important roles in our physiology and health. They even help us fight back pathogens and compete for living space for bad bacteria.
Therefore, we’re able to leverage what we’ve learned and manipulate your good bacteria to kill off the bad bacteria (science is awesome)! This is the most safe and effective way to eliminate acne.
Here’s an article written by Nature if you’d like to learn more about how important it is to maintain a healthy variety of bacteria.
If you’d like to know more about how the process works, just checkout: link to page about products.
We could go on and on about the science behind it (sorry we’re NERDS ) but we won’t do that here
What you can expect from this blog are stories from other people and their journey of beating acne, crazy things people have tried that you shouldn’t do, tips on how to treat acne, and much more!
Look out for our next post this Wednesday!
– The NERD Skincare Team