Case Study

Ciara, a 26-year-old professional, had been struggling with severe acne and persistent dark spots for the past six months. Despite trying numerous over-the-counter products and various home remedies, her skin condition showed no signs of improvement. Frustrated and seeking a solution, Ciara decided to seek professional help and reached out to us.

Initial Assessment:

Upon her initial consultation, our skincare experts conducted a thorough assessment of Ciara's skin condition. It was evident that she was experiencing severe acne outbreaks primarily on her cheeks, forehead, and chin. Additionally, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused persistent dark spots, further affecting the clarity and evenness of her skin tone.

Expert Recommendations

Our team of skincare specialists devised a customized treatment plan specifically targeting Ciara's skin concerns. The approach involved a combination of professional treatments and a personalized skincare regimen designed to address her acne and dark spots effectively.

Recommended Products

Suggested Morning & Evening Routine

Cleanse: Begin your morning routine by cleansing your face with the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. This step helps to remove any impurities and prepare your skin for the rest of your routine.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum: After cleansing, apply The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. Hyaluronic acid helps to attract and retain moisture in your skin, providing hydration and plumpness.

Azelaic Acid Serum: Follow up with a serum containing ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%. Azelaic acid is known for its ability to target dark spots, uneven skin tone, and inflammation. It can also help control excess oil production.

Sunscreen: Finish off your morning routine by applying La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+. Sunscreen is essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, prevent further dark spot formation, and maintain the results of your skincare routine.


Evening Routine for Acne and Dark Spots:

Double Cleanse: In the evening, start by double cleansing your face using the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser and follow it up with the COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad. This thorough cleansing process helps remove makeup, sunscreen, and impurities accumulated throughout the day.

Salicylic Acid Treatment: After cleansing, apply a leave-on treatment containing ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution. Salicylic acid is a potent exfoliant that helps unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and prevent breakouts.

Retinoid Serum: Apply The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane. Retinoids are powerful ingredients that promote skin cell turnover, refine texture, and fade dark spots over time. Start with a small amount and gradually increase frequency to avoid irritation.

Moisturize: Finish your evening routine by applying COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream. This moisturizer helps to lock in hydration and support skin repair during the night.

Results within Few Days

Ciara got remarkable and surprising results within a few days of using the recommended products and the routine.

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