Active ingredients

The combination of technologies and active ingredients in ACNON products is what makes this line so unique in the way it affects the skin. The ingredients work synergistically and enable visible results quickly. The products were dermatologically tested and proven effective in treating deep skin layers

Canadian Willowherd

Since time immemorial, Native Americans have used liquid extracts from Canadian Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) for numerous applications such as healing burns and soothing skin irritations. Canadian WillowherbTM (CW) comes from northern Canadian prairies plants that have developed strong phytochemical properties to survive the harsh climate. The plant extract contains bioactive molecules such as oenothein B which has 5-α-reductase inhibitory activity. This enzyme is known to increase the amount of active testosterone, which causes acne breakouts. Moreover, the active ingredients in the plant extract have antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Canadian WillowherbTM is a multifunctional active that helps recover acne and obtain healthy and beautiful skin.

Glycolic acid

Glycolic acid- is the smallest α-hydroxy acid (AHA), usually produced from sugar canes making it a completely natural product. The acid is colorless, odorless and its small chemical structure enables it to penetrate the skin. The acid is water-soluble, and when it is applied onto the skin it dissolves the connective tissue between the upper skin cells. As the deeper layer of the skin is exposed, a better penetration of other active ingredients is achieved. Moreover, the glycolic acid is antioxidant and improves wrinkle appearance by stimulating the fibroblast cell to produce more collagen and elastin.


Dextran is an active ingredient in the ACNON series, that has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Moreover, dextran moisturizes the skin without generating an oily sensation. Dextran is effective against P. acnes bacteria and prevents recurrence of acne spots.


Kollaren® is a biomimetic peptide* derivative of the hepatocyte growth factor. Kollaren® increases the firmness of the skin by activating the extracellular matrix proteins synthesis such as collagen and elastin. With its tissue repair properties, Kollaren® helps to encourage tissue renewal and restores the biomechanical properties of the skin.

*Biomimetic peptide- a peptide that mimics natural skin peptides.

Granactive Retinoid

Retinoids- are a family of chemical compounds that compose vitamin A. These active molecules regulate sebum production, lighten dark spots and decrease acne breakouts. Retinoids have been known as efficient anti-acne treatment for years, they are used as OTC additives in cosmetic products and even prescribed by dermatologists (Roaccutane). People using Roaccutane tend to develop side-effects such as excessively dry and sensitive skin.
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Moreover, retinoids are photosensitive compounds, usually applied at night-time, and used with wide-range sunscreens only. Granactive Retinoid is a new complex that reduces sebum production. This next generation retinoid has only the benefits of retinoids and is safe for daytime use. This complex can be used 24/7 allowing a quicker healing process of the skin. Although Granactive Retinoid is day-time safe, applying sunscreen is highly recommended.

NMF Complex

Natural moisturizing factor (NMF) complex is a complex of ingredients that mimic the natural moisturizing factor in our skin. NMF complex helps keep the skin smooth, hydrated and healthy-looking. NMFs make up an exclusive group of ingredients that include amino acids, lactic acid, sodium PCA, various sugars, minerals and peptides. Together with the naturally-occurring lipids in skin, the complex work to keep the skin surface intact and supple.