One of the most common aesthetic problems of people all over the world is problematic facial skin. When we say that the skin is "problematic", we are usually talking about oily skin, prone to acne and inflammatory processes. Certainly, this does not mean that problematic skin must necessarily be only oily, it can also be mixed, and sometimes sensitive, so the care of this type of skin is a very demanding process.

The teenage years are the period of life when this problem is most common, but teenagers are not the only ones who have skin prone to acne and blemishes. Elderly people, people over 30 years old, can also have problematic skin, and the factors that lead to this condition can be different. Genetic predisposition, hormonal changes (teenage, pregnancy in women, etc.), diet, stress, lack of sleep, inadequate skincare, and use of heavy and greasy face creams - all these can lead to deterioration of the skin condition.



  1. Balanced diet - one of the factors that can worsen the appearance of problematic skin is certainly an inadequate diet. A diet that includes more fresh fruits and vegetables and less sugar and white flour can help improve the appearance of the skin.
  2. Adequate care - proper cleansing of the face, as well as hydration of the skin are necessary to recover problematic skin. Although most people think aggressive cleansers will solve the problem, in fact they make it worse. The right choice of cosmetics intended for problematic skin is crucial in solving irregularities. Adequate care also includes daily thorough makeup removal and facial cleansing with quality cosmetics.
  3. Intensive hydration - one of the reasons why dry skin can be problematic is dehydration. Therefore, it is important to hydrate the skin with adequate face creams, intended for this type of skin, which are non-comedogenic and do not contain substances that can potentially clog pores and worsen the condition of acne.
  4. Dermatological tests - certainly one of the necessary steps is a medical examination by a dermatologist who will give the right advice regarding the care of problematic skin and potentially make an appropriate diagnosis.



Alpha and beta hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid (BHA) which control excess sebum (oil) production and keeps pores clear. Salicylic acid in higher concentrations is an ingredient used as an exfoliant, which can reduce the appearance of acne, blackheads, and skin impurities. It cleans the skin of dead cells and excess oil, solves the problem of clogged pores, and prevents the growth and development of bacteria that cause the appearance of inflammatory acne. Also, it has anti-inflammatory effects, which is also a benefit in the fight against acne. Smaller concentrations of this acid that can be found in cosmetics can be used daily. Lactic acid is another of the acids that are preferred in the treatment of problematic skin because it improves the elasticity of rough skin and has an exfoliating effect. Lactic acid is a mild type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is often used in the treatment of problematic skin. It can have several benefits for problem-prone skin: removing dead skin layers, helping to unclog clogged pores and reduce breakouts. It improves the texture of the skin and can encourage the skin to regenerate faster.

Essential oils are often used in problematic skin care because of their potential benefits for this type of skin. Here are some essential oils that are often used in problematic skin care:

  • Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. It can help control acne, reduce inflammation, and clear the skin. It is recommended to dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil before applying to the skin, as pure oil can be irritating.
  • Lavender oil: Lavender has soothing effects and can help relieve skin irritation. It also has antimicrobial effects that can help prevent skin infections.
  • Rosemary oil: Rosemary oil has antioxidant effects and can help improve blood circulation in the skin. This can help restore the skin and improve its appearance.
  • Basil (Basil) oil: Basil has antibacterial effects and can help fight bacteria that can cause acne. It can also have a soothing effect on the skin.

It is important to note that essential oils should be used with caution and diluted in a carrier oil before applying to the skin.

Specially designed raw materials intended for the fight against acne, blackheads and pimples, such as e.g. SEBOCLEARTM-MP helps break out of the vicious cycle of skin irregularities: it optimizes skin microbiota by selectively inhibiting acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes), and reduces inflammation by suppressing key inflammatory skin enzymes. SEBOCLEARTM-MP is a multipurpose and natural active ingredient obtained from the leaves of the plant Maclura cochinchinensis. It acts on the root cause of oily skin, activating all mechanisms to prevent the formation of comedones and acne.



  • Products with a high content of retinoids: Retinoids are very useful ingredients for many skin types, but a very high concentration of retinoids can be too aggressive for oily skin and cause irritation.
  • Products with rough exfoliation and coarse abrasive particles, such as nuts or fruit stones, can damage the skin and cause microscopic injuries. It is better to use mild scrubs with fine granules or scrubs without abrasive particles.
  • Too many moisturizers: While hydration is important for all skin types, overuse of heavy or rich moisturizers can make oily skin worse. Choose light and non-comedogenic moisturizing products.
  • Some vegetable oils, such as coconut oil and olive oil, as ingredients of cosmetic products can be comedogenic and pore-clogging. People with oily skin should choose non-comedogenic oils such as jojoba oil or argan oil.
  • Consumption of products which contain ingredients of high allergenic potential can worsen the condition of problematic skin
  • Too aggressive face cleansing products can remove natural oils from the skin and encourage even more sebum production. It is always better to choose mild cleansers that maintain skin balance.


VZK Cleansing Lotion for problematic skin - Alcoholic lotion based on lactic and salicylic acid, together with elderberry tincture, has proven to be successful in the fight against acne, blackheads, and similar skin problems. This traditional lotion has a long history of use when applied to problematic skin on the face and décolleté.

VZK Acne Control Cream – Cream with targeted application based on fruit acids and selected substances of natural origin, specially formulated for problematic skin. It contains lactic acid, SEBOCLEARTM-MP, and rosemary essential oil, which work together to improve the appearance of the skin, help reduce acne and sebum production.

VZK Gel for problematic skin - specially formulated for cleansing and care of problematic skin. It gently removes impurities and sebum from the face, without excessive drying. It refreshes the skin and leaves a pleasant feeling on it. Thanks to its ability to retain water, glycerin improves the appearance of rough skin, making it soft and supple. In addition to glycerin, the gel contains salicylic acid and SEBOCLEARTM-MP, which are proven to reduce sebum production.