What is acne?
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting roughly 50 million Americans — from teens to adults — every year. But what exactly is it? On the cellular level, acne occurs when hair follicles become “clogged” with irritants like oil, dead skin cells and bacteria.
What you see is often a mix of: whiteheads (closed blocked pores), blackheads (open blocked pores), papules (small tender bumps), pustules (pus-filled pimples), nodules (large solid bumps under skin) and/or cystic lesions (pus-filled bumps under skin).
Aside from genetics and hormones, your lifestyle — including diet and stress — is among the main factors that’ve been shown to trigger and even worsen acne.
Away With Acne program
Frustrated by frequent breakouts? Led by esthetician and skin care expert Sylvia Brownlee, our signature Away With Acne Program takes a personalized, guided approach towards helping you achieve clearer, more radiant-looking skin in less time.
As there are many different types of acne and skin types, we’re committed to providing custom care to intervene exactly where you’re at today to get you on track for a healthier complexion tomorrow.
STEP 1: First, as a client, you’ll undergo a thorough, in-depth consultation process aimed at uncovering recommended changes to your lifestyle and skin care routine that’ll get you in the clear.
STEP 2: Next, depending on the suggested course of action, you’ll experience a series of detoxing skin treatments to remove blockages from the hair follicles. Each treatment is altered to meet the specific needs of each client and feature targeted exfoliation, antibacterial therapies and the application of acne-fighting ingredients to reduce inflammation and rebalance the skin.
Not local? No problem! For our virtual video consultations, you’re separated by distance — not by expertise! Each client is guaranteed to receive the same level of attention and care aimed towards helping you win your battle against acne from home!
Favorite Product: Koji Bright Serum
Because of the serum, you can’t even tell that I had acne and it made my dark spots go away. It has been a challenging but rewarding experience. In the beginning, I struggled to change my diet and keep up with the routine. But once I finally buckled down and took all of Sylvia's advice, I started noticing some changes. When I was no longer getting acne at all, I honestly couldn’t believe that something was finally working. I’ve been to numerous dermatologists, tried several medications, but nothing had really worked in the past. Now, my face is so smooth and free of dark spots. I’m so glad I made that first appointment.Chelsea
Favorite Product: HydraMandelic Serum
My experience with the acne clearing process started out as quite the rollercoaster. Having never really experienced acne before, I wasn’t prepared for the insecurities that came with sudden onset acne, but Sylvia worked wonders on my skin. I had so much support through the process and learned to really trust her knowledgeable and educated advice. Changes were made to my daily routine, but they were fully customized to my needs and I loved that. The HydraMandelic Serum is my favorite product because it has put life back into my skin! It has really softened impurities and the texture of my skin.Joselyn
Favorite Product: Hydrasal Tonic
Absolutely critical and eventually it becomes second nature. I wouldn’t dream of not following my routine morning and night!Paulina
Favorite Product: PBS UV Shield 30
I chose PBS UV Shield 30 as my favorite because it’s makes my skin glow every time I use it! It’s the perfect topping to my skincare routine. My face is instantly shiny and hydrated... plus it just feels amazingShanti
LET'S GET ACQUAINTED
The first step to acne-free, glowing skin is a consultation with PBSB esthetician & skin care expert Sylvia Brownlee. Whether in person or online, Sylvia begins by assessing the many different aspects of your lifestyle and diet, making recommendations proven to get you clear from the inside-out as quickly as possible.
Sylvia Brownlee, the founder of Pure Beauty Skin Bar, is internationally known as a holistic acne specialist. Her passion? Teaching others how to love and care for their skin. Along with providing in-house treatments at her luxe, Cincinnati, Ohio-based spa, Brownlee has extended her knowledge to service the needs of clients nationwide with a line of high-performance skin care products.
YOU DESERVE CLEAR SKIN
After the consultation, Sylvia will curate and hand select an array of Pure Beauty services and products needed to accelerate your journey and maintain your new complexion. Treatments are fully customized and feature targeted exfoliation, antibacterial therapies and specialized application of curated active ingredients to improve the skin in our state-of-the-art spa.