The Grown-Up Guide To Acne

Everything you need to tackle those zits spot-on

Vichy Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam
27 Jun 2016

Vichy Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam

The two greatest joys in life are perhaps catered office breakfasts and the feel of washing your face after a long day. And this salicylic acid-rich foam not only removes both sebum build-up and long-wearing makeup, but will help get your face back to baby-bottom smoothness. Suitable even for sensitive skin.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
27 Jun 2016

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

It's aesthetically pleasing, looks amazing on your #topshelf Instagram post and, best of all, zaps offensive zits on your face with its potent combination of salicylic acid, calamine lotion and quick-drying ingredients. All faster than you can say "how many points left on my Sephora card?".

Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant
27 Jun 2016

Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant

Another #topshelf-worthy product to add to your arsenal and liberate your skin of dirt and grime, this exfoliant contains a mix of crushed botanicals (fancy!) for a deeper cleanse. Blend it with your favourite cleanser, inhale and project any clear-skin fantasies you have with an in-shower song performance. 

La Roche Posay Effaclar K Daily Renewal Fluid For Oily Skin
27 Jun 2016

La Roche Posay Effaclar K Daily Renewal Fluid For Oily Skin

Hormones are dangerous things (what else can you blame for feelings, poor life choices, acne?) but keep them in line with this potent product, which has a combination of LHA and retinol linoleate to help unclog your pores and refine your skin texture.  

Oxy-10 Acne Treatment
27 Jun 2016

Oxy-10 Acne Treatment

When it all boils down to one thing which is a pimple as stubborn as a poorly trained house pet, the most effective way to nip the problem in the bud is to slather it with an aggressive % of benzoyl peroxide. Sensitive-skin folks, stay clear though. 

They say that Mom knows best - but sometimes, Mom doesn’t have the heart to tell you that like the Backstreet Boys-filled iPod shuffle you’re still holding dear, acne will stick with you till you’re a full-fledged adult.

And since facials can seem like a distant luxury because we’re oh so busy adult-ing, here’s a more practical solution: Five of the best acne-busting products for your religious usage. Trust us, they actually work.  

For more on beauty, head here. Or check out 5 Great Things That Will Happen When You Don’t Wear Makeup and The Peel That Gave Me Smoother Skin Overnight.

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