I have had acne for the longest period of time! I have tried a ton of products in the past couple of years and some products worked while other products were a total NO-NO for me. Over those years, I have learnt a lot about my skin type. My skin is not your skin so, the products that worked for me will work for you is not guaranteed.
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1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash
I use this product every single day. I can’t even remember any other face wash that worked this well with my skin. I bought it in Mumbai Airport 3 years ago and since then I have not looked to any other face wash. If you think your face loves Salicylic Acid, give this face wash a try. It worked well for me and maybe it will work well for you too.
2. Clinique iD, Oil-Control Gel + Active Cartilage For Pores & Uneven Texture
I love Clinique, every single product that I have tried by Clinique worked for my skin. Clinique iD worked wonders for my skin and I have been using it for over a month now and I have seen a huge difference in my skin. My pores have minimised, my skin is more even and the oil control gel is amazing too. If you want a moisturizer that is neither too oily nor too dry, you can go for the Clinique Oil-Control Gel.
3. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
Kiehl’s have been my go-to product for the longest period of time. I love this Dark Spot Solution because it is an amazing product. It took like a month to clear most of my spots and even to this day, I don’t have any dark spot. If you are looking for a product that can clear your dark spots, give this a try.
4. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clay Mask for Oily Skin
It is an ideal mask for Oily to Combination skin type. It is not like any typical mask, it reduces acne and if you use it on a regular basis, you can see a huge difference in your face. It is great for a quick mask before applying makeup or bed. I leave it on for longer but I find this mask does not dry and crack like others. It’s really easy to remove and you won’t have to rub your face raw to remove it.
5. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
If you have acne, you have heard about this product. This is the best drying lotion that I have ever used. You just shake it up, grab a q-tip, dot it on the breakout, go to bed and wake up to a miracle. It seems to work best on whiteheads for me – those active, greasy, liquid-filled spots. It doesn’t work on red scars or anything, but you wouldn’t expect it to.
6. Cetaphil Dermacontrol Foam Wash
Cetaphil is an amazing face wash for hormonal acne. For me, it didn’t work like a miracle. I have recommended this to my younger cousin and it did work for her. So, give it a try maybe it will work a miracle for you. This cleanser didn’t react on my skin though but since I was already using a cleanser that I love a lot, I think I was a little bias though!
7. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Daily Solution
I have tried using it but this did not work for me. The irony is my skin works well with the Tea Tree Oil by The Body Shop which is why I bought it but this made my skin worse. But it did work for some people. So, if you think this will work for you then buy it. Maybe it will suit your skin type because it is one of the bestsellers in India.
8. Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Replenishing Hydrator
This was my first ever Clinique moisturizer and I started using it during winter because my skin needed a little hydration that time. I loved using this product. It doesn’t make my skin break out more which is why I loved it. Its consistency was ideal for winter and was not like any other winter cream. I truly loved it. My mother too loved this product a lot.
9. Thayers Witch Hazel Coconut Water Toner
I have struggled a lot to find a toner that suits my skin! My mother suggested me to try Thayers and I would not lie that I have read a lot about this toner. So, I just thought to give it a try and this thing worked for me. I have tried many toners in the past but they made me break out but this one just worked on my skin. I tend to break out less when I use this. It is an amazing toner, give it a try.
10. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Hydrating Water Face Gel
This is a perfect hydrating moisturizer for summer season if you have oily skin. It smells amazing too and is 0% greasy. If your face tends to oil a lot, give this product a try and trust me you will never look for any other product.
11. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
I bought it because of Tik-Tok and it didn’t work for my skin but also it didn’t make my skin worse. So, you should give this one a try because as per my research the ingredients in this one suits Acne-Prone skin type very well.
12. Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
I found this product when I was surfing the Internet and this is the only patch that I have ever used in my life. Luckily, this product worked for me which is why I never searched for another Pimple Patch Kit. This product was also mentioned as Best Acne Products by Teen Vogue.
13. Murad Acne Body Wash
I have heard a lot about Murad Acne Body Wash which is why I bought it and from Day 1, I have seen a difference in my skin. I don’t get body acne any more which I think is because of this product. I have got 2 refills till this date and I love using this a lot!
14. The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
I’ve tried facial oils before, and they often made me break out or just sat on top of my skin and didn’t do anything. This is not one of those oils. You really don’t need much, a couple drops on any areas that need hydration is perfect. It’s so hydrating, evened my skin out and makes it look literally radiant. I don’t wear a full face of makeup often at all so it’s super important for me to have good skin and I haven’t had a single breakout since using this!
15. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Another product that I bought because of Tik-Tok. It looks like you are getting a vampire facial. It has a little tingling sensation but it definitely made my skin softer. It will clear your acne scars & texture in very few uses. I’ve only used it for a month and I get very excited to use it because even right after you wash the mask off you can feel your skin become way softer & glowy too.
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