I can’t relate to people with constantly clear, perfect skin – so annoying. My skin is a constant roller coaster ride, sometimes clear, sometimes a mess, but I’m always careful about what I use because I know it has the potential to erupt ay any given moment. I’ve gotten to try out a few lines just for breakouts recently with some success, here are the 3 I’ve used that really work.
I was really excited to try REN’s new ClearCalm, the first line I’ve seen for breakout-prone skin from a line that’s both advanced and natural. They favor Willow Bark, Zinc, Calcium Carbonate, and essential oils with their own Global Protection Complex to calm inflamed skin and clear it up without drying it out. I’m obsessed with their Anti-Blemish Clay Cleanser even though it’s non-foaming because it coats using French Clay and Manuka Honey to gently pull out debris and leave skin so clean and soft, I often skip the toner.
Average price $30, Sold exclusively at Sephora stores (or online) in the U.S
Dr Murad’s Clean Scene is a new teen-focused line of antioxidant-rich and paraben-free skin basics to get skin on the right track before major breakouts occur. It’s not filled with skin-drying ingredients (although it is meant to chase acne away), it’s a first step into a more grownup skin care routine. I like Begging For Balance, an oil-free moisturizer for all skin types that doesn’t leave a shiny finish behind. I’ve been recommending it to adults who have the occasional flare-up because it’s a great daily moisturizer that gently keeps skin clear.
Average price $20, Sold at Sephora and Sephora.com
There’s another Dr. developed skincare line that really hones in on skin problems and offers up solid solutions. You’ll find the top breakout-fighters from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare if you search for products under ‘acne’ on their site, which also highlights products that are Cruelty Free, Paraben/ Sulfate/ Phthlate Free, and which are Vegan. They’re really big on easy solutions like their All-In-One Cleanser with Toner and their brilliant EZ4U Towelettes which act as a cleanser, toner, wrinkle fighter, and light moisturizer all in one moistened wipe. Throw them in your gym bag and use them post-workout to prevent breakouts caused by sweating.
Average price $30, DGskincare.com, Sephora and Sephora.com