I love when my skin is clear, smooth and radiant and although I don’t have many issues with blemishes every so often those pesky hormonal pimples pop up and I need a treatment that is fast and effective. Whether you suffer from occasional pimples like me or repeated breakouts that dull the complexion and cause uncomfortable redness the Acne Clear line will help exfoliate dead skin cells and prevent future blocked pores.
Step 1 Deep Cleanse:
One of the best things you can do for you your skin is clarify dirt, excess oil makeup residue and counteract environmental aggressors with daily cleansing. The Gel cleanser contains 2% Salicylic Acid and Hydroxyl Acid that helps eradicate pimples while reducing breakout severity to allow skin to heal. The gel produces an invigorating cooling effect with a rich non-irritating lather that refreshes. I only use the gel to replace my regular cleansers when I have pimples and for even more cleansing action I like to use it with my Clarisonic. The gel retails for $24.50.
Step 2 Unclog Pores:
The Clarifying Solution also contains Salicylic Acid, Hydroxyl Acid and Glycolic Acid to remove dead cells and resurface the skin. This formula is similar to an astringent and tonner so I apply it to a cotton pad and wipe my face thoroughly focusing on the problem areas. If you are new to using Glycolic Acid it is recommended that you start with one application per day and gradually increase to twice per day until your skin builds a tolerance. I also like using it as a spot treatment before bed or under makeup as it does a fantastic job at drying up and shrinking zits. Since the solution targets excess oil, dirt and other pore cloggers it is quite drying. I recommend not using it on broken skin (like after you squeeze your pimple) or after using gritty exfoliators as it can sting. The Clarifying Solution retails for $29.50.
Step 3 Moisturize & Renew:
After completing steps one and two my skin feels very dry which is common with many acne products. The final step replenishes to revive parched skin and resurfaces to even out the complexion for smooth, youthful results. The Glycolic Renewal Lotion comes in two concentrations- 5% and 10%. Again if you are new to this ingredient you must build up a tolerance but the formula is designed to work without causing irritation and is safe for sensitive skin.
Glycolic Acid has been called a miracle worker when it comes to skincare for its ability to penetrate deeply, and treat fine lines, acne, blackheads, discoloration, age spots, dullness and oiliness. These light, non-greasy creams help you achieve that polished, radiant finish which is more evident with repeated use and they are suitable for all ages. The moisturizers retail for $39.00 each.
You can pick up these great products at all major drugstores across Canada.