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Suffering from hormonal blemishes, adult acne, or skin that flares up every month? Probiotics in skincare are the answer: the highly concentrated probiotic compounds in Antipodes’ Anti-Blemish range are naturally derived and scientifically proven to help banish hormonal breakouts.   


What causes hormonal acne? 

Hormones are responsible for controlling and maintaining our skin’s oil production. Any changes to hormones can change the balance of oil in our skin – leading to blemishes and acne. Hormones can also aggravate acne by increasing inflammation or throwing our balance of bacteria out of whack. Hormonal acne causes are many and varied! 

Who gets hormonal acne on face? 

Acne can affect anyone of any age and any skin type. Hormonal acne is particularly common among women, especially during menstruation. Menopause acne is common, too. Hormonal acne can appear in the T-zone – the area including your forehead, chin, and nose. In fact, hormonal chin acne affects women of all ages! It can also appear around your cheeks and jawline. 

How to treat hormonal acne with natural skincare 

Probiotic skincare addresses the underlying inflammation that causes skin blemishes and spots, rather than just the symptoms. Our skin contains a mix of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, which is collectively known as the microbiome. When the microbiome has a healthy balance, our skin is calm and clear. When it gets out of balance (an overgrowth of ‘bad’ bacteria), it can lead to a range of skin issues, such as acne. 

Skin probiotics encourage a healthy microbiome that can act as a protective shield, helping to strengthen the skin barrier – the first line of defence against external aggressors – and keep skin looking clear. Because of this, probiotic skincare can be an effective blemish treatment.  


The best products for blemishes & acne 

The best products for hormonal acne will calm and balance the skin’s delicate microbiome. Antipodes’ Anti-Blemish range includes a probiotic serum and probiotic night cream that contain Kalibiome AGE probiotic. The unique, clinically proven, award-winning probiotic helps to balance the skin’s microbiome and enhance the skin barrier.* This is essential to help calm hormonal breakouts. 

Credo Probiotic Anti-Blemish Serum targets acne and improves the appearance of visible pores. After just four weeks’ use, 87% said skin looks clearer and 61% said the appearance of blemishes was reduced.** 

Next, restore balance with Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream, which delivers good bacteria to skin, to help it repair itself as you sleep.  

Believe it or not, oily and hormonal acne-prone skin is often dehydrated. Drying skincare products can strip skin of oil, causing it to go into overdrive and produce even more oil. The best way to prevent this is to keep the skin hydrated without leaving skin greasy and clogged. Antipodes’ Anti-Blemish range contains plant-based hyaluronic acid, which locks in soothing moisture while helping to strengthen the skin’s delicate skin barrier.  

The best cleanser for oily skin 

Of course, clean skin is the foundation of healthy-looking skin. A light cleanser that focuses on how to clean clogged pores is suitable to treat hormonal acne, day and night. Juliet Anti-Blemish Gel Cleanser contains manuka honey, which is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, to help improve the appearance of pimples. The anti-blemish cleanser also contains exfoliating extracts from kiwi fruit and hibiscus flower to gently clear blocked or enlarged pores.  

In an independent user trial of the oil-balancing cleanser, 86% said excess oil was reduced after four weeks’ use, and 84% said skin looks clearer.** 


*Kalibiome probiotics/postbiotics 600: clinically shown to revitalize extracellular matrix.    

**In-vivo trial results from 50 participants after 4 weeks of use. 


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