Lamelle treats mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris with a combination of Clarity – applied to the skin – and Acnevelle – an oral supplement that works from within.

Using Clarity and Acnevelle together improves acne inflammatory Prevention by up to 88%.

Apart from the dual approach of treating acne topically and internally, Lamelle has included a retinoic acid ester in the Clarity range of products. This innovation has revolutionised the treatment of acne in South Africa.

Conventional treatments use retinol – a volatile ingredient that can inadvertently leave skin dry, itchy and inflamed. Retinol can even cause unwanted rashes. Conversely, the retinoic acid ester used in Clarity achieves levels of increased skin cell turnover that rivals that of a medical prescription-strength vitamin A, but with minimal side effects. Your skin might feel slightly dryer when you first start using the range, but there will be no rash, redness or irritation with this specialised form of vitamin A. This is what makes Clarity safe enough to use on sensitive, younger skins with mild to moderate acne.

When treating acne with any beauty or medical ingredients, there are four fundamental objectives that must be met to help ensure the success of the treatment:

  • Increasing cell turnover and differentiation (desquamation)
  • Decreasing the amount of sebum and oiliness on the skin
  • Lowering the bacterial load of the skin and boosting the skin’s immune function
  • Actively treating the inflammation, redness and irritation that the acne causes in the skin

The combination of Clarity and Acnevelle confidently and effectively helps you achieve all of these objectives.

More than that, Clarity also helps resolve additional acne-related challenges by:

  • Rebuilding the epidermal structure and reversing any damage that was caused by excessive cleansing
  • Reducing pigmented areas
  • Managing scarring after pimples (papules and pustules) have healed

The comprehensive solution of using Clarity and Acnevelle together works safely and effectively on teenage acne as well as adult and adult-onset acne.


Clarity & Acnevelle Range

Problematic Skin Treatment

Clarity Corrective AM (50ml bottle, active day cream):

Clarity Corrective AM is a day cream that contains potent active ingredients that treat active acne and maintains clear skin once the acne has resolved. The cream is designed to penetrate the skin effectively, hydrating it without leaving any oily residue.

The active ingredients in Clarity Corrective AM calm and soothe the inflammation that is associated with inflammatory acne. It decreases the bacterial load and builds the skin’s immunity. This, in turn, minimises the extent of discolouration in the area after the lesion (papule or pustule) has healed. This day cream improves wound healing while preventing scarring and restoring the skin’s hydration levels – without making the skin oilier. It actively manages skin cell turnover and desquamation to decrease congestion loads on the skin, helping it clear up and stay that way.

Main Ingredients

  • Azelaic acid, salicylic acid, growth factors and lactoferrin

Instructions for use

  • After cleansing, apply Clarity Active Control as prescribed.
  • Then apply one pump of Clarity Corrective AM to the face, neck and décolleté or other affected areas.
  • Apply sunscreen over Clarity Corrective AM.
  • Use in the morning.
  • If you are pregnant or sensitive to retinoid (vitamin A), use this product twice daily.
Problematic skin treatment

Clarity Corrective PM Plus (50ml bottle, night cream only):

Clarity Corrective PM plus is a night cream that is vital for achieving long-term success in the treatment of acne. It goes beyond mere exfoliation and, instead, helps activate the natural processes that control the turnover of skin cells on a genetic level.

The product is slightly richer in consistency than Clarity Corrective AM but it’s in no way oily. The same technology that’s used in the PM cream ensures that this product also penetrates deep into the skin, to hydrate it without leaving any oily residue. Clarity Corrective PM Plus is used in both the initial treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne and to maintain the favourable results that said treatment has achieved.

The ingredients in Clarity Corrective PM Plus were specially selected to actively treat all seven concerns in mild to moderate inflammatory acne. The technological advance of using a retinoic acid ester in this product delivers far superior results to other products that attempt to treat the same concerns.

The retinoic acid ester actively works to normalise epidermal turnover and shedding, without drying out the skin. And your cells don’t need to convert the retinoic acid ester to another type before they can use it (as is the case with retinol and retinyl palmitate) because it’s immediately active in the skin. It doesn’t have the side effect profile that is associated with other forms of retinoid, either, so it’s safe to use on even the most sensitive acne skin.

Clarity Corrective PM Plus, together with Acnevelle, is the most effective treatment for inflamed acne skin. It’s also a crucial product for treating comedonal acne, where most of the lesions are black- and/or whiteheads.

Main ingredients

  • Retinoic acid ester, growth factors, copper tripeptide

Instructions for use

  • Only use at night
  • After cleansing and applying Clarity Active Control, apply one pump to the face, neck and décolleté or other affected areas.

Special Precautions for Clarity Corrective PM

  • Only use at night
  • Stop the product three nights before and five nights after in-salon peels or invasive treatments.
  • Even though there was no significant increase in retinoid levels in the blood of fertile females using the product, it has not been tested during pregnancy and should not be used when pregnant.
Problematic Skin


Acnevelle is an oral supplement, registered as a complementary medicine, which contains zinc picolinate and nicotinamide. This combination of ingredients has been shown to achieve an 88% reduction in the number of lesions on the skin within eight weeks of use when treating mild to moderate inflammatory acne.

For the best results, use Acnevelle in combination with the Clarity range.

Acnevelle also has a positive effect on the replacement and repair of the skin barrier – its anti-inflammatory properties will help treat itchiness and redness while reducing skin sensitivity.

Note that Acnevelle contains zinc, though, so be aware of the symptoms of zinc sensitivity.

Instructions for use

  • For the first two weeks of treatment, take four capsules per day: two in the morning and two in the evening.
  • Two weeks later, reduce the dosage to two capsules per day. The dose can be split or taken together, as long as the product is consistently taken at the same time every day.
  • Continue taking Acnevelle for a minimum of two months.
  • This product is safe to use in the long term, and there is no limitation to the duration of treatment with Acnevelle.

Special Precautions with Acnevelle:

Take after meals – and never on an empty stomach.

The following patients were excluded from trials and studies of this product, and thus we do not recommend the use of Acnevelle under these conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Patients that are taking Isotretinoin
  • Patients with a known allergy to nicotinamide or zinc
  • Cystic acne

An uncontrolled medical illness

Clarity Active Cleanse (125ml tube, gel cleanser):

This soap-free small bubble cleanser contains hydrating ingredients to prevent dryness while still thoroughly cleansing your skin of all impurities and oils. The product does contain salicylic acid, so the exfoliation and decongestion process already starts here. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredients have also been included, and the unique formulation of Clarity Active Cleanse initiates skin healing and acne treatment just by cleansing.

Main ingredients

  • Tea tree, salicylic acid, Ivy extract, sodium PCA

Instructions for use

  • Wet your face with warm water and then lather a small amount of the gel into moistened hands.
  • Massage gently in circular motions over the entire face, neck and décolleté, or other areas that are plagued by acne breakouts – it can also be used on the chest, shoulders and back.
  • Rinse thoroughly and pat the skin dry.
  • When using base (make-up) that’s designed for super coverage, it might be necessary to double cleanse.

Use morning and evening.

Clarity Active Control (9ml tube, oil-free, gel-based spot treatment):

Clarity Active Control is an incredibly effective anti-inflammatory gel spot treatment that’s applied directly to pustules and papules. It’s designed to calm the inflammatory processes so that the area can heal as quickly as possible. This step is the most important because the constant and overzealous inflammatory response in the acne patient’s skin is the biggest contributing factor to scarring. The product also contains ingredients that will lower the bacterial load of the skin and help improve its immune function.

The results achieved with Active Control, combined with the use of a topical retinoid, were comparable to the outcomes achieved with prescription-strength topical antibiotics – but without any side effects with long-term use.

Main ingredients

  • Niacinamide, Panthenol, growth factors, lactoferrin

Instructions for use

  • After cleansing and drying the skin, apply a moderate amount of the product to the area most affected by acne breakouts.
  • As the breakout area improves, apply only the product to inflamed and red spots.
  • Use sunscreen during the day.
  • Use morning and evening.

Clarity Active Body Spray

Offering next-level problematic skin and pimple reduction power for the neck, back, shoulders and chest, Clarity Active Body Spray contains Lamelle’s special new Active formulation to kill P.acnes, reduce ROS and lipid oxidation while improving both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne. Use the handy spray application to spritz it over affected areas for up to 86% improvement in acne over 8–12 weeks.

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