Acne Products That Actually Work
26 December 2016
Unless you are one of the lucky few who do not face adult acne - you realise that acne can be a big confidence killer. Combat those nasty pimples with our top 5 products that actually work.
1. For recent acne scars: Alpha-H - Liquid Gold
Why it works: It is best to treat acne scars as soon as possible. The longer you leave them untreated, the more permanent they become. We at ewmoda are BIG fans of Australian brand Alpha-H and their cult product, Liquid Gold. Even though this is technically not an acne product, the ingredients in it (glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid) work wonders for the skin. Liquid Gold is a skin- all rounder. Look at the results below for yourself!
How To Use: Apply Liquid Gold onto cleansed skin each alternate evening with a cotton pad.
available at alpha-h.com (image credit: Alpha-H)
2. To prevent acne in the future: Oskia - Pure MSM Supplement
Why it works: MSM Supplements are nutritional food supplements which support the skin and help to reduce acne. Pure MSM Supplements boosts cellular turnover, stimulates collagen production and reduce acne.
How To Use: Take one or two tablets a day as a food supplement before meals. Do not take these supplements if you are pregnant.
Please consulting your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.
available at cultbeauty.com (image credit: Cult Beauty)
3. As a spot treatment: Mario Badescu - Drying Lotion
Why it works:The Drying Lotion consists of Calamine and Salicylic Acid which clear up acne overnight.
How To Use: Apply as the last step of your skincare routine to the affected area with a cotton swab. Do not rub. Let the lotion work overnight and wash it off in the morning.
available at nordstrom.com (image credit: Nordstrom)
4. For cystic acne: Renée Rouleau - Anti Cyst Treatment
Why it works: Cystic acne is the WORST. These pimples are caused because of stress/hormonal imbalances/ excessive oil production. These are painful and do not go away easily. Renée Rouleau's cleanser tackles acne from under the skin, while key ingredient ethyl lactate eliminates bacteria and lactic acid unclogs pores.
How To Use: Apply a drop of the product to the cystic pimple every night until it clears.
image credit: Renée Rouleau
5. For daily maintenance: Dr. Dennis Gross - One Step Acne Eliminating Pads
Why it works: Because of Dr. Gross’s unique L-Carnitine Clearing Complex, these pads clear up any type of pimple - stress related or hormonal. Using them every night is a preventative measure you must take.
How To Use: Apply the pad to your face and neck in circular motions until it feels dry. Do not rinse.
image credit: Dr. Dennis Gross