Acne occurs for a number of reasons, but the most common include hormonal imbalance, stress and a poor diet. It’s always advised to visit a dermatologist in order to get to the root cause of the acne so treatment is effective, but in the meantime these products should have you clear complected in no time!
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – Last minute whitehead appearance? The blend of calamine and salicylic acid helps to clear up whiteheads literally overnight.
Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion – The Buffering Lotion is perfect for treating large, painful cystic acne which is often very difficult to treat. It’s formulated with nourishing B vitamins and amino acids for healthy skin as well as soothing anti-inflammatory herbal extracts to promote healing.
Origins Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Pads – These exfoliating treatment pads contain acne busting salicylic acid, oregano and clove which help unclog to pores and fight blemishes. Saw palmetto minimizes excess oils and debris to help prevent future breakouts.
Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser – Glycolic acid is an ingredient you must know about; it’s an exfoliant far superior to the usual face scrubs you find at the drugstore as it helps to take away the top layer of the skin to reveal fresh, glowing skin. This cleanser packed with 12% glycolic acid will not only reduce breakouts, unclog pores and obliterate blackheads, but it’ll will also brighten up dull skin.
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask – Products targeted towards acne can be too harsh and drying so going for gentle treatments like the Aura Manuka Honey Mask from Antipodes can be best every once in a while. The mask contains traditional remedy of New Zealand Maori people, manuka honey. Manuka honey is a humectant which means it draws moisture to the skin. Other ingredients include vanilla, mandarin, carrot and avocado oils which hydrate and soothe irritated and sore skin.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo – This complete skincare product combines four active ingredients that tackle the two main symptoms of imperfection prone skin: Niacinamide and Piroctone Olamine to fight against a build up of bacteria which lead to imperfections, and LHA and Linoleic Acid which unclog blocked pores. The formulation is further enriched with the La Roche-Posay thermal spring water which reduces irritation and redness.
Bioderma Sebium AKN Fluid Purifying Corrective Care – The kerato-regulating active ingredients, purifying zinc gluconate, salicylic acid and new generation Fluidactiv® patent in this product slows down the overproduction of sebum, improve the quality of sebum production and prevents the deterioration and thickening of sebum which often results in the skin breaking out.
Olay Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir – Although this is targeted towards mature and ageing skin the glycolic acid in this evening treatment from Olay exfoliates, softens, moisturises and treats mild acne.
Elemental Herbology Purify & Soothe Facial Cleansing Balm – Your skin is likely to be irritated, sore and red so it’s imperative to cleanse with products that are gentle and soothing to the skin. That’s where this rich and luxurious cleansing balm comes in; the balm contains bitter orange peel which helps to stimulate cell turnover, Lipactive Inca Inchi® the richest natural source of omega 3 and 6 which leaves the skin supple and super hydrated, argan and aesame oils to nourish the skin with essential fatty acids and chamomile essential oil which soothes the skin. Simply massage the balm into the skin and then remove using a flannel run under warm water.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash and Mask – After using a cleansing balm it’s time to cleanse a second time. Double cleansing ensures that makeup and SPF is thoroughly removed and the skin is attended to properly. This super affordable clay based cleanser from Neutrogena contains salicylic acid, kaolin and bentonite clays to draw out impurities and excess oil. If that’s not good enough, the cleanser also doubles up as a face mask which can be used once a week.