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The Art of War on Acne: Know Your Acne-my
The Art of War on Acne: Know Your Acne-my

The Art of War on Acne: Know Your Acne-my and Yourself

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” There, the very famous strategist Sun Tzu has provided us the very strategy to win this war on acne. Do we know our acne-my? What causes the formation of acne? How do we choose the right treatment?

How is an acne formed?

Acne Formation


However, knowing the cause of pimples formation is only half of the battle won. The challenging part comes in choosing an effective treatment that suits our troubled skin best.

How do we prevent and treat troubled skin?

The R&D department of T.E.N Corp, a Korean company that specialises in cosmetic and skincare raw materials, has researched and found a three-step acne inhibition mechanism effective in treating and preventing acne.

Acne Treatment and Prevention

Now, in a sea of countless choices of treatment products that all appear similar containing the same anti-acne active ingredients, how do we choose the safest yet effective product to defeat this acne-my?

Common Treatments

Common anti-acne active ingredients in the market includes benzoyl peroxide, resveratrol, tea tree oil and salicylic acid. They usually possess anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, however not without unfavorable side effects. For example, benzoyl peroxide may cause burning, dryness or peeling. On top of that, preservatives are usually added to chemically-derived anti-acne active ingredients to extend their shelf lives.

At some point, we might have tried our own home remedies by layering different treatment products. However, most of us would not be aware of which ingredients are required in tackling these three steps effectively. For instance, some might purchase resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide to tackle inflamed pimples without realising that both products actually serve the same anti-inflammatory purpose. Imagine with this knowledge, we could have actually bought another favourite lipstick of ours! Therefore, we should purchase products that are able to target our excess sebum production, bacterial colonization and inflammation steps to ensure we can effectively treat our troubled skin at home. 

What Chem-On can offer

In the market, it is rather difficult to find products in the market that target our troubled skin in each of these three steps just by using a single product. After much research, T.E.N corp has successfully developed an anti-acne additive – ACZERO, which targets acne throughout its 3 steps development.

Differentiation features of ACZERO

1) Patented in Korea


2) A natural, non-toxic anti-acne treatment: Containing 7 plant extracts in optimal amounts to maximize the efficacy of acne treatment

Aczero Ingredients


- Aczero has undergone a safety test (in-vitro cell viability) and has been proved by cell cytotoxicity assay


3) Produces results in 4 weeks with low dosage used (2%) without causing skin irritation




Efficacy of Aczero (Results from clinical trial):


Reduction of acne and sebum secretion


With a troubled skin, it may lower our confidence level and push us to buy any product in attempt to treat our acne quickly. However, it would be wiser to properly research into our individual skin type, and make an informed choice on what products we should be using to target bacteria and sebum producing agents.

More Information for Chem-On Clients:

Detailed Information of ingredients:


Formulation guide:

 Application: Super mild facial wash with natural anti-acne solution to prevent microorganism growth

Phase Material Function Inci Name Supplier % W/W
A Evermild GLDA-30 Chelating Agent Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate Sino Lion 0.1
Water Solution Water  - Add to 100
Refined  Glycerine Humectant Glycerine Vance 8
Propylene Glycol Humectant Propylene Glycol  - 3
Acecare 30 KC Thickener Acrylate Copolymer KCI 8
B NaOH (aq) pH Adjuster Pottasium Hydroxide, water - qs
C Eversoft YCS 30 S Surfactant Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate Sino Lion 5
D Aczero Antimicrobial,Anti oxidant, anti inflammation Salix alba (willow) bark extract, Camellia Sinensis leaf extract, Centella asiatica leaf extract, Cladosiphon Okamuranus extract, Coffe arabica (coffe) seed extract, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) leaf extract, Pinus Densiflora extract, Decyl glucoside, 1,2-Hexanediol TEN 1
E Troycare PE 91 Preservative Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerine Troy 0.8



  1. Predisperse phase A in room temperature
  2. Adjust pH to the range 6.5 – 7.5 with NaOH solution
  3. Add phase C and continue mixing until homogeneous
  4. Add phase D & E step by step while mixing

End product appearance

Appearance Gel, Clear-Slightly hazy
pH 6.98
Viscosity, cps 4706.6 mPa.s (25℃, Brookfield RVT, 18rpm, 3#spindle)


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Winn Chin Posted by Winn Chin

Winn Chin is a life and beauty enthusiast who majors in Chemistry, and love synthesizing information to share content about products in their daily lives.

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