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Formulated with a high concentration of salicylic
acid (2%) and natural blueberry extract, the Pure
Control family is packed with all the right fixes to
help treat your acne-prone skin.
AC Nielsen, Western Europe, Total 2012.
Spot-on action! A dual action formula that instantly
conceals and targets your pimples
with a cooling effect.
Brush off all your
imperfections!
Deep cleansing with a super soft
scrub that leaves your skin feeling
refreshed and smooth!
Myths & RealIty
on acne
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about acne.
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ALL ABOUT PURE CONTROL
CLEAR SKIN ROUTINE
Exfo-Brusher
Gently brushes
away excess oil
and dirt.
Deep Pore Exfoliating
Cream Scrub
Smoothens and refines your
skin’s texture.
Anti-Acne
Cleansing Gel
Eliminates impurities
and excess sebum.
Anti-Acne
Astringent
Lotion
Tightens pores and
eliminates pimples.
Targeted Acne
Treatment
Treats and targets
pimples with a
cooling effect.
Anti-Pimple
tinted roller
Dual combo that covers
and targets pimples
with a cooling effect
24H
Anti-imperfections
Moisturizing Care
Triple action moisturizer
targeting uneven skin texture,
dilated pores and shine.
WHY PURE control works
    • See why Pure Control
      is recommended and approved
      by teens like you!
      say their skin
      felt deeply purified,
      almost instantly!*
      94%
    • See why Pure Control
      is recommended and approved
      by teens like you!
      say their
      imperfections
      were dried out,
      right away!*
      74%
    • See why Pure Control
      is recommended and approved
      by teens like you!
      declared they
      were more
      satisfied by the
      Exfo-Brusher
      than their usual
      cleansing
      products.
      2/3
      users
  • THE UNIQUE ASSOCIATION
    OF 2 POWERFUL ingredients
    Salicylic Acid
    Maximum Concentration at 2%*
    Powerful antibacterial ingredient
    What’s salicylic acid?
    Salicylic acid is one of the most effective antibacterial ingredients. It reduces sebum build-up and exfoliates the upper layers of your skin to help prevent blocked pores and eliminate the impurities and bacteria that may cause acne.
    Natural blueberry extract
    Repairing and regenerating natural extract*
    What’s blueberry extract?
    A natural fruit extract that stimulates the regeneration of cells to help speed up the treatment of marks.
    * Test in vitro
WHAT CAUSES ACNE
    • There are plenty of urban legends, homemade remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 1. The sun helps with acne.
      true
      or
      false
      There are plenty of urban legends, homemade remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 1. The sun helps with acne.
      Even though a tan may temporarily mask acne, the
      sun can dry and irritate your skin, leading to more
      breakouts in the future.
      NEXT QUESTION
      There are plenty of urban legends, homemade remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 1. The sun helps with acne.
      Even though a tan may temporarily mask acne, the
      sun can dry and irritate your skin, leading to more
      breakouts in the future.
      NEXT QUESTION
    • There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 2. The more you wash your face,
      the fewer breakouts you'll have.
      true
      or
      false
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 2. The more you wash your face,
      the fewer breakouts you'll have.
      This one's a trick question. It's true and false! It’s true washing your face helps to remove dirt and oil from your pores but washing it more than twice a day can lead to dryness and irritation, causing even more breakouts.
      NEXT QUESTION
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 2. The more you wash your face,
      the fewer breakouts you'll have.
      This one's a trick question. It's true and false! It’s true washing your face helps to remove dirt and oil from your pores but washing it more than twice a day can lead to dryness and irritation, causing even more breakouts.
      NEXT QUESTION
    • There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 3. Stressing out causes acne.
      true
      or
      false
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 3. Stressing out causes acne.
      This one's a trick question. It's true and false! That's right, stress can cause acne. But it’s only excess stress that can stimulate certain hormones, which can cause acne. Daily stress won’t cause acne.
      NEXT QUESTION
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 3. Stressing out causes acne.
      This one's a trick question. It's true and false! That's right, stress can cause acne. But it’s only excess stress that can stimulate certain hormones, which can cause acne. Daily stress won’t cause acne.
      NEXT QUESTION
    • There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 4. Acne is just for teens.
      true
      or
      false
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 4. Acne is just for teens.
      People of any age can develop acne.
      Most teenagers have acne because of
      hormonal changes in their teenage years.
      NEXT QUESTION
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 4. Acne is just for teens.
      People of any age can develop acne.
      Most teenagers have acne because of
      hormonal changes in their teenage years.
      NEXT QUESTION
    • There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 5. Toothpaste can cure acne.
      true
      or
      false
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 5. Toothpaste can cure acne.
      Toothpaste cannot cure acne.
      Salicylic acid, on the other hand can help clear it up!
      NEXT QUESTION
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 5. Toothpaste can cure acne.
      Toothpaste cannot cure acne.
      Salicylic acid, on the other hand can help clear it up!
      NEXT QUESTION
    • There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 6. Women can outgrow acne.
      true
      or
      false
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 6. Women can outgrow acne.
      Sorry, not true. You can’t exactly outgrow acne.
      Your skin just reacts differently when you age.
      NEXT QUESTION
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 6. Women can outgrow acne.
      Sorry, not true. You can’t exactly outgrow acne.
      Your skin just reacts differently when you age.
      NEXT QUESTION
    • There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 7. Sweating helps get rid
      of acne.
      true
      or
      false
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 7. Sweating helps get rid
      of acne.
      Nope, sorry. Staying in the sauna is not going to help get rid of acne. Even though this might help other parts of your body, it doesn’t reduce the amount of acne you could have. It’s probably better to stay in a cool place that doesn’t bug your skin or stimulate more oil production.
      NEXT QUESTION
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 7. Sweating helps get rid
      of acne.
      Nope, sorry. Staying in the sauna is not going to help get rid of acne. Even though this might help other parts of your body, it doesn’t reduce the amount of acne you could have. It’s probably better to stay in a cool place that doesn’t bug your skin or stimulate more oil production.
      NEXT QUESTION
    • There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 8. Makeup can trigger
      more acne.
      true
      or
      false
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 8. Makeup can trigger
      more acne.
      This one's a trick question. It's true and false! Since some products block pores, we would recommend using oil-free products. These are formulated mainly for acne-prone skin. Also, be sure to remove your makeup each night, and try to exfoliate twice a week.
      GET YOUR SCORE
      There are plenty of urban legends, home-cooked remedies and cover-ups for
      acne. But which of these actually work? Let’s find out!
      Myth 8. Makeup can trigger
      more acne.
      This one's a trick question. It's true and false! Since some products block pores, we would recommend using oil-free products. These are formulated mainly for acne-prone skin. Also, be sure to remove your makeup each night, and try to exfoliate twice a week.
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  • What is a blackhead?
    An oxidation of sebum
    Once the glands under the skin produce an
    excess of the oily substance known as sebum, the pores dilate and become visible to the naked eye. We call them open pores. Blackheads appear at the surface of the skin once the pores are blocked by an excess of sebum or dead skin cells. When sebum comes into contact with air it becomes black.
    Can I touch them?
    How do I avoid the
    appearance of blackheads?
    Should I stop using my
    moisturising lotion?
    Can I wear makeup?
    Absolutely not!
    Pressing on your blackheads will only worsen your
    skin’s appearance. You’ll only help to encourage the
    risk of infection, which can transform into marks that
    take time to disappear.
    Rule No. 1: Start by immediately adopting a
    cleaning routine with a product containing salicylic
    acid. It’s a powerful active ingredient that regulates
    skin cell regeneration, an important factor at the
    origin of blackheads.
    Thinking that using a moisturizer makes your skin
    more oily is a mistake.
    Your skin needs water to help combat excess sebum.
    Follow an exfoliating treatment once a week and
    hydrate your skin daily with non-comedogenic
    products to avoid the appearance of pimples. It will
    make your skin supple and soft, and protect it from
    external factors.
    Just because you have skin imperfections
    doesn’t mean you can’t wear makeup.
    You can wear makeup on one condition: use
    cosmetics specifically designed for oily and
    imperfection-prone skin. There is a variety of
    foundations, powders and corrector sticks on the
    market. No more excuses!
    What is a pimple?
    An overload of impurities
    Once the glands under the skin produce an excess of sebum, the pores dilate and become visible to the naked eye. We call these open pores.

    Pimples, which are also known as “closed comedones”, appear after pores become blocked with impurities and dead skin cells. If the pore becomes inflamed, it turns red, hardens and can be painful.
    Are you tempted to pop them?
    What are the causes?
    Do contraceptive pills help
    fight against pimples?
    Pressing or popping pimples can cause an infection
    and worsen red spots, marks and can even cause
    permanent scars. Avoid a catastrophe and use a
    treatment specific to drying pimples and accelerating
    their reabsorption.
    Stress at school, fatigue, periods...
    Certain internal factors accelerate the appearance
    of pimples, but also external factors like smoking,
    sun exposure and cosmetic products not adapted
    to your skin. Just be careful!
    Certain pills act on your skin by moderating your
    hormonal flux, they can prevent the overproduction
    of hormones that cause pimples. Ask your
    gynaecologist’s advice in choosing a pill
    appropriate for you.
    Why do I have red spots?
    The damages caused by inflammation.
    Imperfections, pimples and blackheads can
    damage your skin, leaving visible marks or red
    spots or small scars on the affected zones.

    This redness is temporary. It is caused by an
    influx of blood within more major skin
    inflammation and can last several months.
    Will my red spots stay?
    How do I stop my red spotS?
    What are the real causeS?
    Can I wear makeuP?
    Don’t panic!
    There are specific treatments to help prevent your
    spots. Their active ingredients have been studied to
    help the skin regenerate and accelerate the
    reabsorption of red spots! Discover this soothing
    power in a great treatment that will energize the
    reconstruction of your skin.
    Take a shower!
    For your face, we recommend rinsing your skin with
    lukewarm water and apply a lotion specifically
    designed to diminish red spots without damaging
    your skin. The active ingredients will help repair
    your skin.
    Anything that contributes to the dilation of
    blood vessels: alcohol, tobacco, and sun
    exposure.
    Avoiding these causes will reduce the occurrence
    of red spots. Take care of your skin with treatments
    adapted to damaged cells.
    Just because you have skin imperfections
    doesn’t mean you can’t wear makeup.
    You can wear makeup on one condition: use
    cosmetics specifically designed for oily and
    imperfection-prone skin. There is a variety of
    foundations, powders and corrector sticks on the
    market. Have fun shopping!
    Why do I have oily skin?
    A hormonal manifestation
    Oily skin is caused by an overproduction of
    sebum, which is meant to create a protective layer
    on the skin. It’s this surplus that makes the skin
    around your nose, forehead and chin shine.
    During teenage years, the presence of male
    hormones is significantly higher in both girls and
    boys, stimulating the creation of sebum in your
    glands. This is why your skin evolves from normal
    to oily, or mixed.
    Does your skin shine more
    when you’re stressed?
    Are you scared of using
    moisturizing products?
    Is the sun really beneficial
    to oily skin?
    Why should I never use
    a regular soap?
    Lack of sleep, intense lifestyle, exam stress?
    Don’t look any further: all these factors increase the
    secretion of sebum. So what’s the secret to remedy
    all this? Start by taking care of yourself and your
    skin. A balanced and healthy lifestyle is the best way
    to fresh and radiant skin!
    Hydration and the production of sebum are two
    totally different things.
    In fact, overproduction of
    sebum will not protect your skin from being
    dehydrated. If you want to use a moisturizing day
    cream, just be sure it’s adapted for use on
    acne-prone skin. A moisturizer adapted to your
    particular skin type will help counterbalance the
    overproduction of sebum.
    Be careful, the sun can become your worst enemy.
    In the summer, you might have the impression that
    your skin secretes less sebum, when in reality, your
    imperfections lighten and become less noticeable with
    your tan. Plus, UVA and UVB rays have a tendency to
    refine the epidermal layer. Consequently, once out of
    the sun, your acne will reappear. Our advice: use a
    sunscreen lotion – non-oily and non-comedogenic.
    It’s not a good idea to use regular soap as it can
    be too aggressive and dehydrate your skin. A
    specific cleanser enriched with salicylic acid will
    suffice, as it will gently reduce the production of
    sebum, eliminating bacteria and other impurities.
    All you have to do after using this treatment is rinse
    your face with lukewarm water or an astringent.
    Why do I have spots?
    The origin of skin problems
    Imperfections, pimples and blackheads can
    damage your skin if you touch them, causing
    spots and visible cracks.
    White marks can linger causing the skin to look
    irregular. Temporary red or maroon marks
    (depending on skin type) are caused by an
    increase in blood flow to inflamed pimples.
    These two types of spots gradually disappear
    with the right treatment.
    Are the spots permanent?
    Does exposure to the sun
    help reduce the appearance
    of spots?
    How do I prevent the
    appearance of spots?
    Don’t panic!
    There are specific treatments to treat your spots.
    Their active ingredients have been studied to help
    the skin regenerate and accelerate the reabsorption
    of marks!
    Certainly not!
    Especially if you pop your pimples before going in
    the sun. During the healing process, the sun’s rays
    can create differences in pigmentation. Protect
    yourself from the sun as much as possible!
    Rule No. 1: Start by immediately adopting a
    cleaning routine with a product containing
    salicylic acid.
    It’s a powerful active ingredient that regulates skin
    cell regeneration, eliminates impurities and reduces
    the formation of red spots. Your spots won’t stand a
    chance!
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