Those who are prone to frequent breakouts will tell you right away: finding the right products for acne-prone skin is a hassle and a half. If you search for “products for acne” online, you’ll find an endless list of ads suggesting countless popular brands that each claim to make your breakouts disappear. Yet, only a few live up to their promise!
While these products seem accessible, we can confirm that properly treating acne is not always as easy as it looks. Depending on your skin type, acne products react differently and bring different results––hence, the importance of finding the right match. And of course, using medical-grade products!
When it comes to treating acne, serums go a long way! Because they are made with finer molecules, their ingredients are able to better penetrate the skin. Depending on your skin type, here are a few of the serums we carry and recommend regularly in our virtual consultations for those who struggle with acne:
ENVIRON VITA-BOTANICAL SEBU-ACE OIL - $60
Environ Vita-Botanical Sebu-ACE Oil is a light-textured botanical and vitamin-enriched oil that helps to control the appearance of blemishes. It is scientifically formulated to provide a daily dose of skin essential vitamins and leaves the skin looking and feeling healthier and smoother, as opposed to dry and tight!
Sensitive / Dull Skin /
BIOPHORA LACTIC ACID SERUM - $74
This amazing Biophora serum exfoliates, brightens, and smoothes, all while reducing the appearance of blemishes, rough/uneven texture, small bumps, UVA/UVB damage, and age-related discolouration. Lactic acid is gentle enough for all skin types––including breakout-prone skin––and best for those with normal to dry, dehydrated, sun-damaged skin.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE DERMOPORE SERUM - $144
Biologique Recherche's Dermopore serum is an intensive skincare treatment that controls shiny skin, diminishes irregularities, and visibly reduces pore size. With regular use, the surface of the skin is smoothed and the skin clears rapidly!
Localized Breakouts & Cystic Acne
NELLY DE VUYST SERUM BIOACNE - $46
This targeted treatment from Nelly De Vusyt is ideal for localized imperfections of acne prone skin such as papules and pustules. Not only does it contain a synergy of anti-seborrheic and keratolytic ingredients that help dry out pimples, but it also accelerates their healing. A practical and efficient skincare product to carry everywhere with you for achieving flawless skin!
DERMALOGICA CLEAR START BREAKOUT CLEARING BOOSTER - $32
The Clear Start serum is ideal for younger, oilier skin. Gentle enough to use twice a day and formulated with salicylic acid, this product helps combat breakout-causing bacteria for rapid skin clearing. Its patented TT technology and phytoplankton extract work with the skin’s natural microbiome and help prevent over-drying.
Unsure which steps to take in the fight against those pesky breakouts? Make sure to book your virtual consultation with us online, where our skincare professionals will assess your concerns and give you the best possible advice and knowledge to finally achieve the skin of your dreams.
Until next time, take care of the skin you are in!
The BSE team