Nearly 85 percent of all people have acne at some point in their lives and it is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting over 40 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Sublime Beauty’s Blemish Terminator Blemish Serum
This serum combines 2% salicylic acid with 2% glycolic acid. The combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids exfoliates dead skin cells to unclog pores and absorbs deeper into the skin targeting hyperpigmentation and dark marks leftover from previous flare ups.
$35 via www.sublimebeautyshop.com.
Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment
This two-in-one problem solver helps to eliminate breakouts and minimize pore size. Salicylic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory, exfoliating dead skin cells to help reduce pore size and sebum build up. Oligopeptide-10, a patented SmartPeptide® with skin calming properties, has been shown to help bind cellular toxins and kill acne-causing bacteria.
$32.50 at spas and online via www.apothederm.com and www.dermstore.com.
Karin Herzog Oxygen Face
The high concentration of oxygen, a natural antiseptic, penetrates deep into the skin to neutralize subcutaneous bacteria, eliminate accumulated toxins and clear surface acne. This light cream helps to enhance nutrient absorption, optimize skin functions and limit the formation of excess sebum, clogged pores and blemishes.
$65 via www.karinherzog.com.