Acne Awareness: Products that Will Zap your Zits
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. During the warmer summer months, I tend to get zits because my skin gets so oily! I need to use products that keep my breakouts under control.
Below is a list of effective acne-fighters with innovative ingredients that reduce oil production, unclog pores and kill acne causing bacteria in order to banish breakouts.
Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control
A skin-perfecting tinted skin enhancer that creates a flawless finish as it moisturizes and treats acne prone skin, while fighting future breakouts. Long wear, natural coverage conceals imperfections instantly, helping to diminish the appearance of blemishes, pores, acne scars, and uneven skin tone for a smooth, matte, flawless finish.
$48 via www.miracleskintransformer.com
These gentle cream-based cleansers are made formulated with distinctive hyper-natural ingredients called nano-complexes that imitate the same ingredients that the skin is composed of, working to balance skin back to normal for a brighter, healthier looking complexion. Nano-complexes target skin issues whether it’s acne, dryness, or excessive oil and work to effectively remove dead skin cells, reduce the side effects of free radicals and gently remove impurities without stripping the skin’s natural barrier system. With three options to choose from – the Antibacterial Cleanser for Acne, Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin and Cleanser for Oily Skin – there’s a solution for every skin type.
emerginC Blemish Control Tinted
This drying treatment mixes pure, natural and potent ingredients that cover up problem areas while the active ingredients target the break-out for all skin types. Combining zinc oxide, a multi-functional astringent that works to remove excess oil from the skin, with sulfur, a natural antiseptic with antifungal and antibacterial properties, and camphor, an ingredient with calming and cooling properties, has been proven to eliminate acne as quickly as one day. Camphor also offers anesthetic and antimicrobial benefits in order to reduce future break-outs.
$30 via select spas and www.emerginc.com
Jan Marini Skin Research Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion
A powerful combination of acids – glycolic acid, salicylic acid and azelaic acid – that addresses a variety of skin concerns including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne, rosacea, acne scarring, large follicles and porous skin texture. Bioclear drastically resurfaces skin while lessening the appearance of aging and sun damage. Skin will appear dramatically softer, smoother, more luminous and hydrated.
$60 via select spas, physicians’ offices and www.janmarini.com
Le Mieux Vita-C Clear Skin Pad
This triple-action exfoliant gently resurfaces, brightens, and treats visible signs of aging, all in a single pad. These pads feature natural citric, lactic, tartaric, and glycolic acids for smoothing out fine lines and tightening pores, the and the most stable form of vitamin C to brighten and minimize hyperpigmentation, and powerful antioxidant Superoxide Dismutase to help combat oxidative damage for a healthy, youthful-looking complexion.
$25 via www.myskincarebox.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
My thoughts: All of these products are amazing, but I must share with you that I am in love with my Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control! I am using the medium shade. It is lightweight and perfect for summer.
I have used Miracle Skin Transformer formulations before and loved them for how they made my face looked airbrushed, but my skin just got too oily. With Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control, my face looks absolutely flawless all day long, plus looks completely matte and gorgeous all day long too! I use it in place of my regular foundation during these warm summer months. It doesn't sweat off. It is amazing!
Disclaimer: I received product samples to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.