Acne 2018-02-06T17:57:14+00:00



Clearer skin starts now: bring the four contributing factors of acne under control.

The MediBac Clearing® system works to treat, clear and prevent adult acne while addressing the needs of adult skin.

Most products and treatments for acne are designed for teenage skin, making them too harsh and irritating for adult sufferers.

MediBac Clearing® controls acne without compromising skin’s integrity, which means skin is clearer and healthier.

Acne occurs in people who have a genetic predisposition; if it runs in the family, three out of four may suffer from it.


How it works.

Sebaceous and hair follicles are associated with sebaceous glands that produce sebum (oil). In the hair follicle, the hair acts as a wick, transporting sebum and other debris to the surface of the skin, where it is removed. When follicles start to become clogged you develop ‘spots’.

 Medibac acne pathology

A = A normal follicle – dead surface cells are continually sloughed from the epidermal canal (the follicle wall) and are deposited at the surface of the skin.

B = A closed comedone (whitehead) – the bacteria in the follicle excrete an enzyme to break down the sebum and use this as a food source. It’s waste products irritate the lining of the follicle. They may turn into:

C = An open comedone (blackhead) and expel their contents.

D = A papule (a raised lump) – the follicle wall has ruptured creating an inflamed lesion.

E = A pustule (a raised lump containing necrotic inflamed cells, pus!) – the follicle wall has ruptured close to the surface of the skin. If it is deeper a nodule forms and in some cases, a membrane entraps the infection and a cyst develops.


The primary catalyst of adult acne is chronic stress: the constant, continued and heightened level of stress that throws our adrenal glands into overdrive, which, in turn can boost sebum production, setting the stage for acne development.

While stress creates the trigger for acne, there are four main factors that contribute to the development it: overactive sebaceous glands (the production of too much oil), dead skin cell accumulation, bacteria and inflammation.

When overactive sebaceous glands produce too much oil, this oil spills onto the skin’s surface, creating a slick, greasy appearance.
This excess oil acts as a binder, holding on to dead skin cells that were meant to be shed.
The follicle becomes clogged with a mixture of oil and dead skin cells, prohibiting oxygen from entering.
This creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which leads to the swelling, redness and inflammation around the follicle, resulting in acne.

In order to control acne, we must interrupt the degeneration of the follicle by affecting the four main contributing factors.

1) overactive sebaceous glands
2) cell accumulation
3) bacteria
4) inflammation.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • How is the mediBac Clearing system different from Dermalogica’s current line of treatment products for oily-prone and acne prone skin?

Our existing line of products (such as Dermal Clay Cleanser) focus more on oil secretion and congestion, whereas mediBac Clearing products contain a new ingredient technology to address the four main contributing factors of acne: overactive sebaceous glands, cell accumulation, bacteria and inflammation.

  • What kind of clients are mediBac Clearing products for?

mediBac Clearing products are designed for adult clients suffering with acne. You could be someone who has had acne in your teens, or be a first-time sufferer of the condition. The mediBac Clearing system is great for adults because the ingredients work to fight acne and control oil production, at the same time helping to control the inflammatory process that leads to ageing.

  • Can I use this product if I am a teenager?

mediBac Clearing products can be prescribed as an effective regime for teenagers. What makes adult acne different from teenage acne? Acne arising in adulthood is more likely to be inflammatory, with fewer comedones (spots) than teenage acne, and with lesions predominantly located around the mouth, chin and jaw line. Adult acne tends to be more associative with stress levels and fluctuating hormones.

  • Why am I seeing more breakouts after starting to use the mediBac Clearing range?

Whenever the skin is introduced to a new treatment regime, it will go through a period of adjustment. It is important that you realise this is a temporarily adjustment phase as well as necessary, as the skin is working to detoxify itself of impurities which are forced to the surface.

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