Following our recent Acne Series, we wanted to take a closer look at the at-home solutions you can use to combat a breakout. Whether it’s a couple of hormonal spots, congestion after a weekend of indulgence or that one spot that just won’t shift, we’ve shortlisted our favourite and best-selling blemish-busting products that will leave the unwanted resident on your chin, cheek or forehead, packing its bags and vacating your complexion.
Most complexions (except maybe the airbrushed celebs) will experience the occasional breakout. It might be a throbbing, red and angry blemish right before a big event, or a mini (but just as inconvenient) zit on the tip of your nose, either way, you’re going to want to get rid of it ASAP!
We all know that DIY extractions, squeezing and popping spots is bad news. However tempting it might be, back away from the magnifying mirror and choose from our selection of blemish treatments…
This treatment cream is specifically designed for the daily control of acne-prone and seborrhoeic skin. The unique blend of active ingredients in the m.acne complex stimulates exfoliation, limits sebum production, controls bacteria and reduces redness.
Bexaretinyl complex is a retinoid that has exfoliating and cell renewing properties, as well as helping to reduce the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation for a smooth and clear complexion.
ACU-THERM is the ultimate deep pore cleansing tool, which softens pimples and congested acne that can often be hard to extract. This innovative spot gel heats up and softens sebum plugs, allowing pores to rid themselves of backed-up fluid and bacteria trapped within the skin. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients are incorporated to reduce contamination and swelling. ACU-THERM is free from parabens, sulfates and benzoyl peroxide.
Formulated with Niacinamide and Zinc PCA, this targeted treatment purifies blemish prone skin without leaving it dried out. Applied directly to the affected area at the first sign of a blemish, breakouts are banished, redness is reduced and pores are refined with fast-acting results.
These innovative on-the-spot treatment patches use a combination of Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil and Canadian Willowherb to provide natural exfoliation, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The patches deeply cleanse pores, soothe skin and prevent the spread of acne-causing bacteria, reducing the likelihood of further blemishes forming. Skyn ICELAND Blemish Dots contain Phytosphingosine, a powerful fatty acid, proven to deliver deep hydration whilst also helping to regulate oil production without drying skin.
A combination of Dioic, Salicylic, and Azelaic Acids alongside Niacinamide allows this soothing and cooling clear gel to gets into the pore for targeted action, reducing congestion and blackheads and leaving an invisible film, that does not peel off, so that concealer can be added on top if desired.
Formulated with an Alpha Hydroxy Acid blend of Acetyl Mandelic Acid, Citric Acid and Tartaric Acid, combined with Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Pro-Vitamin A, this hard working spot treatment gel penetrates clogged pores to eliminate blemishes and promote healing.
Combining acne-fighting and anti ageing ingredients Colloidal Sulfur, Lactic Acid and Sake Peptide, skin is clarifies and blemishes are tackled, whilst also inhibiting new ones from forming without drying out the affected area.
We’ve also included three blemish-busting serums that can be used all over the face, on areas of concern as well as on-the-spot treatments. Formulated with similar exfoliating ingredients to the spot treatments listed above, these serums help you to achieve a smooth, clear and even complexion, whilst also targeting signs of ageing – perfect for those suffering with adult acne, who also want to combat ageing.
This serum can be used all over the face or on specific blemishes. VERSO Blemish Fix uses key ingredients such as Retinol 8 (a more powerful, but more gentle form of Retinol) to help resurface and renew the skin alongside Niacinamide and Turmeric, which help to calm the skin, prevent and control breakouts.
Pores, inflammation and excess oils are reduced and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and diminished, promoting a clearer and more even skin tone.
Another serum that can also be used as an on-the-spot treatment, this fast acting, result-orientated formula offers a multitude of benefits and long-term results. A cool tingling sensation can be felt upon application as the serum penetrates and works to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and acne, whilst smoothing and softening skin texture.
For those experiencing increasingly common adult acne, SkinCeuticals Blemish + AGE Defense Serum is designed to prevent the formation of acne, while minimising hyper-pigmentation and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The innovative acid-blend formula uses 2% Dioic Acid alongside Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy acids to help decongest pores, protect skin against the formation of future imperfections and minimise the appearance of fine lines.
Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future
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