Sure Kate Bosworth is a gorgeous actress, producer and model, but she remembers a time that things weren’t exactly perfect in her life. The popular star partnered with Allergan this year, the global pharmaceutical company, to unveil the new ACZONE gel. The actor also took a moment to speak about her own previous struggles with acne.

“While one of my favorite parts of the job is being able to travel the world, my on-the-go schedule can encounter several inconsistencies, like lack of sleep or environmental changes,” Kate says.3,4 “Finding a balance with a healthy lifestyle and consistent skin care regimen has helped me tremendously. I visited my dermatologist and was prescribed ACZONE® Gel, 7.5% to treat my acne.”

ACZONE Gel itself is a new prescription topical treatment for acne, aimed at patients 12 years of age and older. Only used once-a-day, it can be a popular treatment over other pharmaceutical treatments that can require up to 3 applications a day and that have multiple steps.

At an exclusive event hosted in New York City, Kate teamed up with nationally-renowned dermatologist, Joshua Zeichner, MD, to discuss the complexities behind the most common chronic skin condition in the U.S., and offered steps to help manage acne, from what goes in the body to what goes on the skin.

According to the company, Acne affects 40 to 50 million men and women in the U.S. alone, and nearly 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 struggle with acne at some point in their lives. Even though acne is more common in teenagers, adult acne may be more common than previously thought; about one out of three people seeking treatment for acne are 25 years or older.

“We are very fortunate to be partnering with Kate for this event to launch the new ACZONE® Gel, 7.5%,” says Jag Dosanjh, Senior Vice President, Medical Dermatology at Allergan. “Through Kate’s story, we hope to show acne sufferers that they are not alone with acne on their mind and encourage them to visit a dermatologist to find the right treatment option and help have less acne to think about.”

“It is not uncommon for women to develop acne for the first time as an adult, in their 20s or 30s.7 I always remind my patients that acne is not just an issue teenagers suffer with. While there is no cure, it can be managed with the right treatment regimen,” said Joshua Zeichner, NYC-based Dermatologist.