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The best acne-fighting skin care duos
Struggling to find the best acne products for you? Spot treatments can work wonders for the odd pimple, but for those suffering from full-blown breakouts, an acne-fighting skin care duo is a worthy investment.
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Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser, Paula's Choice Clear Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment
How they work: Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser and Paula's Choice Clear Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment are suitable for all skin types prone to acne. Free from drying, irritating ingredients, the cleanser is formulated to remove makeup and minimise future breakouts. The treatment finishes the job with five per cent benzoyl peroxide, to help eliminate acne-causing bacteria and reduce redness.
The verdict: “After a couple of weeks of use, I noticed great results. [There were] fewer breakouts and less blackheads.” – bh member Adriana121
Azclear Action Foaming Wash, Azclear Action Medicated Lotion
How they work: Azclear Action Foaming Wash ($12.99, chemistwarehouse.com.au) is formulated to remove acne-causing dirt, oil and bacteria without over-drying the skin. Follow up with Azclear Action Medicated Lotion ($12.99, chemistwarehouse.com.au), which contains azelaic acid (an alternative ingredient to benzoyl peroxide), to reduce the growth of bacteria and soothe inflammation.
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RosehipPLUS™ Organic Daily Cream Cleanser, RosehipPLUS™ Rosehip Oil
How they work: Natural acne treatments are well worth giving a go. Take RosehipPLUS™ Organic Daily Cream Cleanser and RosehipPLUS™ Rosehip Oil, for example. This duo utilises antioxidant-rich rosehip oil to help maintain skin hydration (which is essential for a blemish-free complexion), whilst also reducing the appearance of acne scars. A true two-for-one!
The verdict: “My skin slowly started to produce less oil and I have also really noticed a difference in my acne scarring. The discolouration of it has definitely reduced and even others around me have noticed a difference in my skin.” – bh member Feliciabarden
Ella Bache Radiance C Ampoules
How it works: Ella Bache Radiance C Ampoules is separated into two formulas – a brightening serum and an active vitamin c concentrate – which are shaken together prior to application to ensure their efficacy. The combined formula, which also contains milk protein liposomes, white tea and liquorice, helps to prevent breakouts, improve skin hydration and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.
The verdict: “My post-pregnancy breakouts were cleared up so quickly with this product, and even prior scarring seemed less visible.” – bh member Rachd83
BIODERMA Sébium Global, BIODERMA Sébium Hydra
How they work: Hypoallergenic and paraben-free, BIODERMA Sébium Global and BIODERMA Sébium Hydra are formulated not only to eliminate pimples, but also to hydrate and soothe the skin. The hero ingredient? Fluidactiv ® patent, which helps minimise the risk of clogged pores and purify the skin.
The verdict: “This treatment works to kill my breakouts, prevent the formation of marks and soothe my skin, all in one little tube.” – bh member Miss Danger
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Starter Kit
How it works: A skin care kit for those with light to moderate acne, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Starter Kit contains La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel and La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus. Gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin, the products are formulated to remove impurities and excess sebum, as well as target the two signs of acne-prone skin: Severe imperfections and blocked pores.
The verdict: “After just a week of using La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus along with a few other products in this range, I saw a huge difference in my skin. The scarring from previous pimples has also dramatically lightened.” – bh member sumsta
Clearasil Daily Clear Wash and Scrub
How it works: Clearasil Daily Clear Wash and Scrub brings together Clearasil Daily Clear Skin Perfecting Wash and Clearasil Daily Clear Clear and Refine Daily Scrub to help reduce breakouts. The creamy wash gently cleanses and moisturises the skin, while the scrub gently removes dead skin cells for a deeper clean. The result? Skin that is visibly and continuously clearer.
The verdict: “I bought this to help fight minor blemishes and I did think it helped to prevent them. I still had the occasional blemish, but they were a lot less frequent than they were prior to using this.” – bh member Beautifulnightmarex
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