All About: Teen Skin

What is teen skin? 

Most teens will notice a difference/change in their skin as they hit puberty, with some feeling the effects of breakouts more than others.  

Puberty occurs when the brain releases a hormone called gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH), and when this hormone reaches the pituitary gland (found at the base of the brain), the pituitary gland releases two other hormones: luteinizing hormone (LH); and follicle-stimulating-hormone (FSH). These hormones stimulate the production of testosterone and oestrogen. Both males and females have both these hormones, just in differing amounts. 

What causes breakouts in teen skin? 

Testosterone is responsible for several skin changes that happen at puberty. It increases sebum production, which is an oil secreted by oil glands. This excess oil can lead to clogged pores and a build-up of bacteria and dead skin cells, which in turn can lead to acne and the skin breaking out.   

The skin can also be affected by hormonal fluctuations caused by the menstrual cycle and may exacerbate skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. 


What are the symptoms? 

  • Spots 
  • Blocked pores 
  • Blackheads 
  • Acne  


Which ingredients in what products would benefit? 

Reviving Cleansing Cream: 

  • Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and helps reduce redness 
  • Coconut oil to hydrate and moisturise 
  • Aloe vera to soothe and moisturise 
  • Hysilk to reduce oiliness and support epidermis hydration 
  • Suitable for sensitive skin 
  • Unscented 
  • Unisex 

      Exfoliating Tonic with AHA & PHA

      Gently Exfoliating AHA and PHA Toner for Sensitive Skin


      For teens we recommend starting slowly with this and use 1-2 times per week in the evening, onto a dampened cotton pad and apply to the problematic areas. Since this introduces new skin to the surface, it’s important to wear an SPF if using this in the morning. 

      • AHAs increase cell renewal and exfoliate away dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking and feeling smoother and improves the complexion. 
      • PHAs are a gentle exfoliant that help to enhance cell renewal and exfoliate away dead skin whilst also providing moisture to the skin. 
      • Lactic Acid helps to increase cell turnover and reveal smooth, bright skin. 
      • Hyaluronic Acid helps to keep the skin hydrated by supporting epidermal skin hydration. 
      • Aloe Vera is an emollient which is skin soothing and conditioning. 
      • Sodium lactate attracts and binds to water and helps to provide hydration to the skin, reducing water loss from the skin. 
      • A liquid exfoliant, removes build-up of dirt, grime and excess sebum.
      • Suitable for sensitive skin 
      • Unscented 
      • Unisex 

          Radiance-Boosting Face Cream 

          • Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and helps reduce redness 
          • Aloe vera and calendula oil to soothe and moisturise 
          • Vitamin E and Apricot oil to repair and rejuvenate 
          • Hysilk to reduce oiliness and support epidermis hydration 
          • Suitable for sensitive skin 
          • Unscented 
          • Unisex 

              These products are all COSMOS Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free and palm oil free. 


              Customer Reviews 

              I purchased the face wash and cream for my daughter. Her skin is already cleared up and feels amazing” – Kirsty Louise  


              I bought a set each for my daughter and it’s hands down the best skincare range I have ever used, and I have used a lot of high-end brands. My daughter who suffers from the usual 15-year-old skin has also seen a massive improvement in texture and redness. Love it.” – Samantha 


              Repeat purchase, it’s amazing as part of the skincare trio. Love it. Would add that on my teenage daughter’s list to Santa, Lucy Bee skincare has made number one” - Eleanor 


              “I really love the cleansing cream. The whole family use it now! It’s made such a difference to my son’s skin.” - Louise 


              My 12 year old son however, is experiencing teenage skin - frequent, angry spots and red, dry skin. He has tried many different “washes” but none have seemed to help. So, I suggested he try my Lucy Bee Cleansing Cream daily. He’s only been using it a week and already his skin is so much better. Fewer angry spots and he’s no longer suffering from dry, red skin. Even he has commented on how smooth his skin feels after using it.” Kel  

              Shop our Reviving Cleansing Cream, Exfoliating Tonic with AHA & PHA, Radiance-Boosting Face Cream, or Core Collection here, or Samples for our Reviving Cleansing Cream, and Radiance-Boosting Face Cream here.


              Hydrating Foam Face Wash 

              A foam face wash that helps to remove dirt, grime and daily impurities, to leave skin hydrated, soft and clean.

              • Ginseng moisturises and boosts hydration 
              • Rose flower water is soothing, calming and helps protect the skin 
              • Natural betaine helps to keep skin hydrated and strengthen the skin barrier  
              • Calendula is soothing and moisturising for dry and chapped skin  
              • Glycerin is skin conditioning and protecting. It is a humectant which helps to retain moisture in the skin, preventing the skin drying out, keeping it hydrated  
              • Dermatologically approved suitable for sensitive skin  
              • Unisex 

              COSMOS Natural, Vegan, Cruelty Free and Palm Oil Free. 


              Natural Deodorant 

              A natural deodorant is different to antiperspirant. Deodorants allow your body to sweat, a normal bodily function which helps to cool itself down, whereas antiperspirants reduce sweating by temporarily blocking pores with aluminium-based compounds. 

              Always apply our Natural Deodorant to clean, dry skin. It can be reapplied during the day if needed: 

              • Micro silver to combat odour by neutralising bacteria. It has antibacterial and antimicrobial effects 
              • No aluminium 
              • Coconut oil and shea butter to soothe delicate underarm area 
              • Long-lasting freshness for the day 
              • Suitable for sensitive skin 
              • Unisex 

                  Vegan, Cruelty Free and palm oil free. 


                  Customer Reviews 

                  I can’t thank you enough for creating this product. After trying different natural deodorant and it being an awful experience I can’t tell you how happy I was to try your product and it work so amazingly. From the scent to the level of protection I couldn't be happier. Also as a mother with a daughter coming up to the age where she's going to need to try her first deodorant I now have a product I'll be happy is safe for her to use too.” - Rebecca 


                  This deodorant is lovely! It really works and smells great. My 9-year-old has started using it, as we found ones marketed for children did not keep her little odour at bay. She has been over the moon since using this because any little smells stay away all day! Will be ordering 2 pots next time.” - Lindsey 

                  Shop our Natural Deodorant here.


                  Oh So Natural Fragrance Free Soap 

                  Formulated to clean the body. 

                  • Suitable for sensitive skin 
                  • Unscented 
                  • Unisex 

                  COSMOS Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Fair Trade and palm oil free. 


                  Customer Reviews  

                  One in every bathroom. Even my 3 teenage sons all love it!” - Kerry  

                  I absolutely love these soaps...will not buy any other brand. They lather so well  My daughter had such sore hands from school hand soap and sanitiser... Lucy Bee soap cleared her hands so they are now super soft! Thank you 😊 💜 ” - Jamie 

                   Shop our Fragrance Free Soap here


                  About Lucy Bee

                  Lucy Bee is a lifestyle brand selling food, skincare and soap products all completely free from palm oil and with minimal use of plastic. Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, organic, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and empowering people to make informed choices and select quality, natural products for their food and their skin.

                  Any information provided by us is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We always recommend referring your health queries to a qualified medical practitioner.

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