These Are the 5 Most Popular Acne-Fighting Products Right Now
Acne has haunted us for many years, but science is hot on its heels.
The beauty industry's advancements are something to marvel at, and new technology just keeps on popping up. We couldn't be more excited about the below five acne products that are getting the most buzz right now.
Bacteria Killing LED Wand
LED light used to be reserved for fancy facial spas and dermatologist offices. Now, a product called reVive Poof brings you the same technology for only $19. The medical grade blue LED light penetrates deep into the skin to target bacteria. Apply it directly on top of your breakout for a few minutes a day to see notable results. Another bonus is that it also calms redness and inflammation.
(Courtesy of reVive Light Therapy)
Matcha Face Masks
Who knew that your favorite Instagrammable latte would be the key to acne-free skin? This Matcha face mask combines white kaolin clay, organic matcha, chamomile and burdock root. Not only does it dissolve impurities and oil from the skin, matcha has the ability to decrease sebum (aka oil) production. It's the coffeeshop-approved way to start reducing acne.
(via NDC Beauty)
K-beauty is always a few steps above and their acne solution is light years ahead! We already declared our love for acne patches, so it's only proper that they make a cameo in this pimple story. These pimple stickers pack a punch and are used to combat pesky breakouts. The best part about this product is that it goes to work while you sleep. Simply peel an acne patch or "sticker" and place it directly above your breakout. Next, wake up to a smaller, less red zit. Easy, breezy!
(Courtesy of CosRx)
Face Wipes with Lipo-Hydroxy Acid
In a perfect world, we'd always have access to a good face wash and running water. But the reality is that between sports, school and everything else, sometimes we can't find a break to wash the oil off our face. Enter La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes. They are the first-ever cleansing towelettes with Lipo-Hydroxy Acid or LHA for short. Why is that important you ask? Because LHA is a derivative of salicylic acid, another common anti-acne superhero. The unique properties of LHA renew skin, exfoliate and help treat the root causes of acne. Put a pack of these in your backpack and stop stressing about an oily mug.
(Courtesy of La Roche-Posay)
SPF That Does It All
Not to beat a dead horse, but SPF is one of the most important things you can slather on your skin. Not only does it prevent disease, it also stops your current breakouts from turning into scars. We're as guilty as the next gal when it comes to snoozing the alarm, and that can leave you with only a few minutes for skincare. Fear not! You don't need to compromise sleep in order to follow a good skin routine. Beauty Balms (aka BB creams) can offer a slew of benefits. They can act as a moisturizer, tint, and most importantly, as your SPF shield. This version by Purlisse has all the benefits of a foundation and SPF.
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