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Triple Effect Cleansing Gel

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Anti-blemish: 2% anti-bacterial Salicylic Acid to reduce impurities and unclog pores.
Anti-mark: Exfoliating AHA/BHA/PHA Acid Complex to remove dead skin cells and reduce marks.
Anti-shine: Thoroughly cleanses to remove excess sebum, dirt and make-up.

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Beat blemishes & post-acne marks, while reducing shine

Eucerin DermoPurifyer Triple Effect Cleansing Gel helps you beat blemishes and post-acne marks by reducing impurities and removing dead skin cells, for clean skin and visibly reduced post-acne marks.

Product info

Acne leaves its marks, physically and emotionally. It affects up to 95% of adolescents and 40% of adults*. Many people experience post-acne marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH for short) long after the acute acne has vanished. After tackling blemishes, they are still stuck fighting their post-acne marks, which can persist for several years or even a decade** with the sun aggravating the symptoms. Up to 87% of people experience post-acne marks. People are equally susceptible, and all skin types can get post-acne marks, although it is more prevalent in darker tones of skin***. Eucerin DermoPurifyer Triple Effect Cleansing Gel with 2% Salicylic Acid helps you to finally beat blemishes and post-acne marks with 3 key factors: 1. Anti-blemish: 2% anti-bacterial Salicylic Acid to reduce impurities and unclog pores. 2. Anti-marks: Exfoliating AHA/BHA/PHA Acid Complex to remove dead skin cells and reduce marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). 3. Anti-shine: Thoroughly cleanses to remove excess sebum, dirt and make-up. For an instantly clean and pure skin feeling, and visibly reduced post-acne marks over time. 96% confirm the product has an anti-blemish, anti-marks and anti-shine effect.**** The Triple Effect Cleansing Gel creates the ideal routine when used together with the Triple Effect Serum (with patented Thiamidol) and the Protective Fluid SPF 30. * Zouboulis, C. C., Hautarzt. 2014; 65(8):733–750. ** Abad-Casintahan, F. et al., “Frequency and Characteristics of Acne-Related Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.” J Dermatol. 2016; 43:826–828. *** Elbuluk N, Grimes P, Chien A et al. The pathogenesis and management of acne-induced post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Am J Clin Dermatol 2021; 22:829–36. **** Beiersdorf AG, PiU, Thailand, Sep/Oct 2022, conducted with 119 people suffering from post-acne marks aged between 12 and 40.

Clinical and dermatological studies

Good efficacy and skin tolerability on blemish-prone skin with post-acne marks.

Main findings

96Anti-blemish, anti-marks, anti-shine

96I would integrate this product in my daily routine

97Works anti-blemish

96Has an anti-mark effect

95Finally beats post-acne marks

97Provides an anti-shine effect

99Cleanses thoroughly

97I would recommend it to a friend

96Looking back over the past week, my appearance gave me confidence in social life, leisure and activities

97Makes me feel more confident about my skin

Among other clinical and dermatological studies, a Product in Use (PIU) study was conducted, with 100 volunteers over 4 weeks of regular use twice a day.

How To Use

Instructions

  • Use the cleansing gel as a first step in your routine
  • Apply twice daily, morning and evening
  • Lather the product in your hands with water to create a gentle foam
  • Apply on a wet face or wet body, avoiding the eye area
  • Rinse off with water
  • Follow with an appropriate care product. We recommend the Eucerin DermoPurifyer Triple Effect Serum and DermoPurifyer Protective Fluid SPF 30.

Skin hack tip: use the 60 second rule for clearer skin. Apply lukewarm water to your face and use your fingers to massage your skin with the cleansing gel for a full 60 seconds. Rinse off, pat dry, and continue with the skin care routine.

Recommendations for your daily skincare routine

Cleanse and tone

Cleanse skin in the morning and evening:

am: to remove the sebum and dead skin cells that have accumulated overnight
pm: to remove make-up and free skin from the day’s dirt
Use gentle cleansing products such as Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER Cleansing Gel with lukewarm water and follow with an appropriate toner. You may also benefit from using a scrub once a week to unclog pores and refine skin texture.

We do not recommend using an alcohol-based toner and the scrub alongside acne medication as it can make skin more sensitive.

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Care

The care product you use depends on the severity of your acne and on the type of treatment you are undergoing. 

If you are using medical treatment for acne, Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER Adjunctive Soothing Cream helps to alleviate some of the symptoms such as intense dryness. It should be applied five minutes after your medication so the treatment can absorb fully. 

If you have mild to moderate acne, but are not undergoing medical acne treatment, use a soothing and mattifying moisturiser such as Eucerin DERMOPURIFYER Mattifying Fluid in the morning and evening.

For clearer and smoother-looking skin over time, you may also like to incorporate our skin renewal treatment into your routine. It is suitable for all blemish-prone skin that is not undergoing medical acne treatment and should be used once a day only − ideally in the evening. You can use it before the mattifying fluid or on its own.

If you have blemish-prone skin with post-acne marks you can also use the Eucerin DermoPurifyer Triple Effect Serum and Protective Fluid SPF 30 to reduce post-acne marks and protect them from appearing. 

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Sun Protection

Sun protection is an important step in your morning routine. Blemishes can cause pigmentation issues if over-exposed to the sun, and acne medications can make blemish-prone skin even more sensitive to UV rays. Eucerin Sun Gel-Creme Oil Control Dry Touch SPF50 and  offers the levels of protection that your skin needs and should be applied before your cover-up and make-up. If you’re applying sun protection after a topical acne treatment wait five minutes to allow the treatment to fully absorb.

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Concealer and make-up

Cover blemishes and even out skin tone with foundation and/or a concealer. Choose products that are non-comedogenic (i.e. that will not block pores) and, ideally, ones that contain ingredients that work to improve the condition of blemish-prone skin. Be sure to remove all make-up before you go to bed.

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Ingredients

How Eucerin DermoPurifyer Triple Effect Cleansing Gel works

Eucerin DermoPurifyer Triple Effect Cleansing Gel with 2% Salicylic Acid helps you to finally beat blemishes and post-acne marks with 3 key factors. 

1. Anti-blemish: our 2% anti-bacterial Salicylic Acid reduces impurities and unclogs pores.

2. Anti-marks: our exfoliating AHA/BHA/PHA Acid Complex removes dead skin cells and reduces marks. 

AHA stands for alpha-hydroxy acid. At Eucerin, we use the AHA Glycolic acid, an acid originally derived from sugar cane. This peeling acid has a very small molecular size, makes skin smoother, more even and opens pores, without compromising on barrier structures of the skin. 

It promotes exfoliation by reducing cell adhesion in the epidermis and increasing cell turnover. Furthermore, it increases the biosynthetic capacity of collagen and builds support structure in the dermal matrix to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

BHA stands for Beta hydroxy acid. At Eucerin, we use the BHA Salicylic acid. This small lipophilic acid penetrates pores for deep pore cleansing, dissolves dead skin cells and controls sebum production.

PHA stands for Poly hydroxy acid. At Eucerin, we use the PHA Gluconolactone. With its hydroxy groups and larger molecular size, this exfoliating acid penetrates more slowly to the skin. Therefore, it is especially suitable for sensitive skin. It moisturises and makes skin more even and smoother. 

3. Anti-shine: Thoroughly cleanses to remove excess sebum, dirt and make-up.

To finally beat blemishes and post-acne marks, make sure to:

1. Cleanse with our Triple Effect Cleansing Gel
2. Reduce post-acne marks with our Triple Effect Serum with patented Thiamidol
3. Protect post-acne marks from darkening with our Protective Fluid with SPF 30
 

FAQ (8)

  • What are post-acne marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH for short)?

    PIH is a type of hyperpigmentation of the skin that is mainly triggered by the way skin regenerates after inflammation. It can affect the face and body, especially UV-exposed areas, and appears as flat spots of hyper-colouration. These range in colour from pink to red, brown or black, depending on skin tone and the depth of hyper-colouration. The root cause is increased melanin production, the pigment that defines the colour of a person’s skin, which is stimulated by inflammatory factors. The blemish triggers melanocytes – the melanin-producing cells – to release excessive melanosomes (pigment granules). The excessive pigment granules darken and discolour the formerly stressed area. Once initial blemishes have subsided, spots of hyper-colouration, so-called post-acne marks, can remain.

    Additionally, sun exposure can aggravate PIH symptoms, darkening the affected patches and prolonging the time it takes for them to fade. Most acne-related PIH will eventually fade over time, but it can take several years or even a decade until it is fully gone*.

    *Abad-Casintahan, F. et al., “Frequency and Characteristics of Acne-Related Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.” J Dermatol. 2016; 43:826–828.

  • Who is affected by post-acne marks?

    Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is common among many acne sufferers since a root cause for acne is inflammation. Those post-acne marks left behind after blemishes subsided can be even more aggravating and emotionally distressing than acne itself. People are equally susceptible, and all skin types can get post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, although it is more prevalent in darker tones of skin, with over 65% of the Black Americans experiencing it, followed by 53% of Hispanics, 47% of Asians and 25% of Caucasians*. This means that we need effective and tolerable skincare fighting both blemishes and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation for consumers all over the world.

    * Kaufman et al., Am J Clin Dermatol. 2018; 19:489–503, Perkins et al., JEADV. 2011; 25(9):1054–1060.

     

  • How frequent are post-acne marks?

    Up to 87% of the people who suffer from acne are also affected by post-acne marks. This is a big cause of stigmatisation and often becomes a huge part of those suffering from acne.

    That is why Eucerin's global social mission aims to promote social inclusion of individuals and groups of all ages affected by dermatological conditions. It's important to remember that acne is a common condition that affects many people, and there is no shame in seeking help or treatment.

    For a link to our study showing the effects of post-acne hyperpigmentation on happiness and confidence, click here.

     

  • How can post-acne marks be prevented?

    PIH is mainly triggered by the way skin regenerates after an inflammation. To prevent it, though there are no guarantees, avoid picking at or pressing your pimples. The best prevention is, however, to target acne-related PIH at the root, meaning preventing blemishes from appearing and getting inflamed. Use an effective cleanser like the Eucerin® DermoPure Triple Effect Cleansing Gel.

    Additionally, sun exposure can aggravate PIH symptoms, so we recommend sun protection. Limit the time you spend in the sun and keep out of the sun during its most intense hours. Wear protective clothing and sun hats whenever possible and apply a sun protection factor of at least 30, to protect marks from darkening and help prevent new marks from appearing by using specialized skincare like Eucerin® Dermopure Protective Fluid SPF 30.

  • What are AHAs?

    AHA stands for alpha-hydroxy acid. At Eucerin, we use the AHA Glycolic acid, an acid originally derived from sugar cane. This peeling acid has a very small molecular size, makes skin smoother, more even and opens pores, without compromising on barrier structures of the skin. 

    It promotes exfoliation by reducing cell adhesion in the epidermis and increasing cell turnover. Furthermore, it increases the biosynthetic capacity of collagen and builds support structure in the dermal matrix to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

     
  • What are BHAs?

    BHA stands for Beta hydroxy acid. At Eucerin, we use the BHA Salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is the gold standard for treatment of acne-prone skin. It is a particularly effective ingredient that fights the causes of blemish-prone skin: blocked pores and bacterial growth. It is an antibacterial ingredient with an exfoliating and comedolytic effect: it counteracts Cutibacterium acnes, a bacterium that can trigger acne outbreaks, it dissolves and removes dead skin and opens up clogged pores, and it softens the skin to even prevent blocked pores. This small lipophilic acid penetrates into pores for deep pore cleansing. Overall, it improves the appearance of the skin: it reduces blemishes and prevents them from reappearing.

  • What are PHAs?

    PHA stands for Poly hydroxy acid. At Eucerin, we use the PHA Gluconolactone. With its hydroxy groups and larger molecular size, this exfoliating acid penetrates more slowly to the skin. Therefore, it is especially suitable for sensitive skin. It moisturises and makes skin more even and smoother. 

  • What is the ideal routine to finally beat blemishes and post-acne marks?

    For the ideal day time routine for finally beating blemishes and post-acne marks, we recommend:
    1. Cleanse with our Triple Effect Cleansing Gel
    2. Reduce post-acne marks with our Triple Effect Serum with patented Thiamidol
    3. Stop post-acne marks from darkening with our Protective Fluid with SPF 30


    For the ideal evening routine for finally beating blemishes and post-acne marks, we recommend:
    1. Cleanse with our Triple Effect Cleansing Gel

    2. Reduce post-acne marks with our Triple Effect Serum with patented Thiamidol

    3. Reduce blemishes and excess sebum with our Mattifying Fluid.

     

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Recommended by dermatologists

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For over 100 years, we have dedicated ourselves to researching and innovating in the field of skin science. We believe in creating active ingredients and soothing formulas with high tolerability that work to help you live your life better each day.

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