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The Best Anti-Acne Ingredients of 2023

These new science-backed ingredients will change the skincare industry as we know it.

A photo of a thoughtfully-placed slew of ingredients that look like skincare and vary from herbs to a loofa to serum to a bowl of blue goo.

If you’re in search of clear skin, look no further. RETRO Acne Relief is formulated with the latest and greatest clinical skincare research that has proven to reduce acne by up to 94%. 

With RETRO, you can ditch the prescription-strength skincare products that often have adverse, and sometimes painful, side effects. The magic of RETRO comes from three powerful and effective ingredients; Zinc, Vitamin E, and Lactoferrin. come with us on a deep dive into each of these skin-loving (and clearing!) ingredients.



Zinc is a trace mineral that is found throughout your body. It plays an important role in the generation of new cells, it builds protein, helps your body heal, and supports your immune system. When it comes to your skin, Zinc promotes normal oil production. 

Acne can be caused by an overproduction of an oily substance known as sebum. The pores or hair follicles get clogged with sebum oil, et voilá, you get a pimple. Zinc is the nutrient that helps to regulate your body’s production of the acne-promoting oil. 


Vitamin E 

Vitamin E is a nutrient that’s a major player in supporting your vision, reproductive system, cognitive function, blood health, and skin health. This nutrient is also a fat-soluble antioxidant that helps protect your skin by neutralizing free radicals. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, “antioxidants are substances that might protect your cells against the effects of free radicals.”  Although your body naturally produces free radicals, some lifestyle factors can contribute to an increased production of these molecules including exposure to toxic chemicals such as pollution, smoking, drinking alcohol excessively, or eating fried foods. Free radicals cause inflammation in the body and at the end of the day, acne is inflammation. 



Lactoferrin is a vegetarian protein traditionally used to boost immunity, but science has recently discovered its ability to prevent all types of common acne. How? Lactoferrin has a unique ability to bind to iron, thus starving the acne-causing bacteria that depend on iron to survive. With the introduction of lactoferrin into your body, the bacteria on your skin is less likely to thrive and develop into a zit. 

Lactoferrin can also increase the supply of iron and oxygen to your skin, giving you a super healthy-looking glow. Iron is key to helping your skin heal which can minimize the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, or bruising. Lastly, this magical protein works to balance your immune system, keeping the body’s pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory functions in check (reminder: acne is inflammation).

Love the Skin You’re In

If you’ve struggled with acne, you may feel like achieving clear skin is out of reach or out of your control. We’ve been there—that’s exactly why we created RETRO Acne Relief. With these three mighty acne-fighting ingredients, you can reclaim your clear, happy skin. We believe skincare shouldn’t have uncomfortable side effects caused by harsh topicals or prescription-strength chemicals. Click here to learn more about the daily vitamin that has proven to reduce the number and severity of pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads, or click the SHOP NOW button below. 

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