Acne is simply a problematic skin issue that happens when your skin cells are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Affecting millions worldwide, acne can happen when hair follicles are trying to grow and cannot due to plugged follicles. Acne is caused by quite a few conditions such as exposure to environmental, as well as, DNA damage. This can be everything from pollution to smoke to even a high glycemic load diet and more. It is also caused by oxiative stress, genetics, and even hormones. As a woman in her 30’s, I have struggled with acne on and off for many years including acute and cystic acne; however, recently I have been able to treat this very common yet problematic skin issue using the right products. So, what are they? What are the best acne products of 2015?
Proactiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator ($70 at Proactiv) Whether you are looking for hydration that won’t clog pores let alone irritate breakouts or simply looking to soothe the irritation caused by acne, you will definitely find that with this product. On top of that, this outstanding addition to Proactiv is designed to address the cause of your acne-prone skin and works to correct, prevent, and even repair it from the source.
Le Mieux ISO-Cell Recovery Solution ($28 at Art of Skincare) This facial toner is one of the best you will ever use and works amazingly to treat skin irritation, as this solution will soothe skin instantaneously. After your cleansing regimen, simply spray this solution all over your face and neck area. Great for all skin types, this is one of the best solutions for acne.
ZO Skin Health Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment ($51 at ZO Skin Health) This dynamic duo works together to prevent, correct, and repair acne. As it works to get rid of dead skin cells generously, it also prevents clogged pores and reduces large pores. On top of this, it does not irritate the skin and works to treat irritation while clearing the skin from acne.
LightStim for Acne ($169 at LightStim) In only minutes a day, you can get rid of your acne with this FDA cleared skin care device. This LED blue light therapy system works to destroy acne causing bacteria straight for the source using energy. The same way plants absorb energy from the sun. The rays are used to stimulate and regenerate skin cells, as well as, build new proteins too. This lavish LightStim addition also works to heal, calm and even restore your skin while correcting and repairing current and future breakouts.
Proactiv+ Re-Texturizing Toner ($45 at Proactiv) Not only does this incredible Proactiv+ addition work to resurface and smooth your skin, promoting cell turnover, but it works lift away dirt, oil, and other impurities. Great for all skin types, this amazing product will even brighten your skin while tightening your pores.
Le Mieux Skin Clarifying Pad ($30 at Art of Skincare) Enriched with green tea extract, cucumber extract, witch hazel and MAP, as well as, multi-hydroxy acid, ginko biloba extract, Superoxide Dismutase, and an unique MDI complex; this particular pad system offers 30 pads. Great for all skin types, not only does this relieve irritation caused by acne and stressed skin, it works amazingly to encourage a healthier complexion.
Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer ($3.50-$58 at Buy Natural Skincare) Whether you are searching for an organic way to treat your acne or simply looking to hydrate and improve the texture your skin, you can definitely do that with this incredible Eminence gem. Infused with everything from vitamin B5 and shea butter, this yogurt formula removes acne causing impurities and works to shrink large pores. It also delivers long-lasting results too.
X Out Acne Wash-In Treatment ($24.99 of $199.95 with continuity shipments at X Out) Brought to you by the brilliant minds who brought you Proactiv, this acne product not only works as an amazing cleanser, but also a mask and a spot treatment. As a 1-step acne product, it works to kill the bacteria itself that creates pimples and acne. How amazing is that?
Relogy Acne Treatment Foam Cleanser ($27.95 at Relogy) Using white willow bark extract, which gently buffs away dead skin cells to reveal healthy skin, it also unclogs pores and works to kill the bacteria that causes acne. On top of that, this vegan acne wash is a true treat to your face, as it works to relieve your skin. And whether you suffer from mild-to-moderate acne, hormonal acne, and even teen and adult acne, you can benefit from including this cleanser into your daily skin care regimen.
HydroPeptide Redefining Serum ($130 at HydroPeptide) Fortified with 6 unique peptides that work together to acne, this serum strengthens the skin while addressing the actual cause of acne. Infused with an array of antioxidants such as sea buckthorn exract, vitamin A, and vitamin C; this fantastic add-on to the HydroPeptide brand will heal, as well as, treat any acne imbalances and discomfort.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($17 at Mario Badescu) As one of the most effective yet efficient ways to treat acne, this acne spot treatment is infused with salicylic acid, calamine, zinc oxide, glycerin, camphor, and more. These ingredients work together to treat your breakouts immediately, quickly, and effectively. Whether you have dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, combination, or any skin, you can use this product.
Rodial Super Acids X-Treme Hangover Mask ($56 at Nordstrom) Whether you are searching for triple action formula that works to cleanse, exfoliate, and restore your skin or simply looking to strengthen and protect your skin’s natural acid mantle, you can accomplish all of this with this amazing mask by Rodial. Using special probiotic technology, this mask is easy to use and yet works to treat an array of skin issues including acne.
Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion ($16 at Clinique) This medicated formula works to reduce, as well as, diminish acne in just a few days of use. All you have to do is use this twice a day, as a little goes a very long way. Whether you have a few breakouts or simply suffer from acute and cystic acne, your skin will benefit immensely from this beauty essential. Not only does this destroy acne at the source, but with continued use will actually prevent acne from coming back.
Bee Naturals Blemish Lotion ($11.97 at Bee Naturals) Lightweight yet effective, this oil-free treatment contains an unique plethora of natural ingredients such as sage, honey, watercress, lemon peel, tea tree oil, and burdock root, that work together to treat acne breakouts. If you are looking for a natural way to treat your acne, this is definitely one of the best there is.
Proactiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator ($70 at Proactiv) Acne is one of the most common yet problematic skin issues in the world today. Luckily, it doesn’t have to take over your life. You voted and as a result, you chose this amazing Proactiv+ addition as the best acne problem of 2015.
“I have tried so many things to get rid of acne and nothing has worked for me. I felt hopeless. I was even prescribed medication and although it helped a little, it still didn’t work for me and I had a lot of side effects. I felt so alone until I discovered the Proactiv+ system. I tried the original and it didn’t work for me, but the plus is just wow, the only thing that does. Acne has taken away my life, but this product has given me my life back.” -Lily Kerkorian