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We thought we would stop suffering from acne when we get out of the teenage phase. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Adults will still see acne; in fact, breakouts is a common problem among adults.

While teenagers are plagued by pimples because of an increase in hormones, leading to overproduction of sebum by the oil glands, adult acne is usually triggered by stress, environmental aggressors, improper cleansing and hormonal fluctuations.

Because of the difference in factors that cause acne, we cannot expect to use blemish-fighting products that we used to find effective when we were teenagers, and expect them to work as well.

Estee Lauder Clear Difference Collection

Designed specifically for clarifying adults’ skin, the range of products from the Clear Difference collection improves blemished skin in three ways:

1. Stop the breakout cycle: Pores are kept clear and skin is free from debris. Products treat and reduce the appearance of blemishes, as well as prevent them from reappearing.

2. Refine and calm skin: Glucosamine, a natural skin refiner, is used in the formula to help reduce the discomfort associated with blemishes, as well as visibly eliminate redness.

3. Control excess oil and reduce the look of pores: The products further prevent blemishes by controlling excess oil, and also help clear clogged pores. Skin is left feeing fresh and matte.

Two New Products Are Introduced


Adding to the existing Clear Difference range are the new Clear Difference Oil Control/Mattifying Hydrating Gel (SGD96) and Clear Difference Purifying Exfoliating Mask (SGD76).

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that oily skin doesn’t need to by hydrated – you still need to! In fact, dehydrated skin that’s already oily can be a disaster; your skin will produce more oil to “hydrate” the surface of your skin. The new Clear Difference moisturiser is lightweight, refreshing and oil-free, and helps control excess oil while hydrating your skin. It also offers a calming effect to alleviate irritation from breakouts.

The Clear Difference Purifying Exfoliating Mask, on the other hand, provides two actions: exfoliating and detoxing. It refine pores by deeply cleansing it, and at the same time remove dead skin cells so that skin look healthier and more radiant.

The Clear Difference collection also consists of the Clear Difference Advanced Blemish Serum (SGD90) and Clear Difference Target Blemish Treatment (SGD54).