How to treat teenage acne?

Thursday, 29 August 2019

How to treat teenage acne?

The school year is starting, so I thought it's an ideal time to focus on teenage skin problem - acne. No matter if you're 15 or 45, acne problems don't know the age, but acne might have different forms and background. How to balance your skincare and diet during the teenage years to make your skin free from acne? 

How to treat acne? 

I've got sad information for you. There is no one simple solution to every skin. Each skin is different, and for some people using Differin can be enough. My acne story was more complicated and lately, I had to change my diet. Your choices can mean a lot for the skin because skincare is not only about routine, but daily routines like your eating habits, emotions, activity, sleep and other tiny things in your life. In this post, I won't show you a solution to the acne, but I'll recommend products that helped me, and maybe they'll help you as well. 

What esthetician can do for your skin? 

People usually go to the dermatologist with skin problems, and that's correct. Before you start using products on your own, please, go to a specialist. 
 Some of the test that might help you: 
  • complete blood count 
  • thyroid function tests 
  • iron test skin allergy tests (I would recommend RAST test as well, in my case skin allergy tests were always negative while my IgE was way too high) 
It might sound bad, but for the beginning, it should be enough. Visiting dermatologist, endocrinologist and allergologist will help you determine if your health problem is related to some diseases. Remember to check vitamin D levels too. I'm aware, it might be hard as a teenager - each country has different procedures, a good dermatologist will try to find if there's a link between skin problem and your health. Once you take such tests - you might get asked to do additional tests by your dermatologist especially if your family has some skin disease history. Such exams will help you not only find if your acne is linked to other disease but determine the background of acne. But where's the esthetician? Esthetician can help you reduce the acne and post-acne scars. Usually, when I got a client with acne-prone skin, I see acne in a different way than my client. One of the most popular treatments we use is High-Frequency Therapy or Light therapy, but I use both on teenagers near their 20's. When a 13 years old comes then I would recommend milder treatments based on for example - clay.

Blithe Patting Splash Mask Soothing & Healing Green Tea

Diet vs acne 

What kind of meals do you like to eat? My biggest problem with food is processed food. Unfortunately, the market right now is full of processed food, fast food and products that cause us only health problems. I've heard before many theories like spicy food is bad for acne, dairy is bad for acne, low IG diet is the best for acne-prone skin. I plan to make a full post on acne diet but my tip on this topic is - eat more veggies and fruits, try to bake a cake instead of eating processed food and switch soda to natural juice or water. 

Stress vs acne

Story of my life, before my A-level exams my face looked like pizza. I went to a dermatologist, spent money to hear that only Accutane therapy will work on my skin. Somehow, my skin is almost full clean now and I didn't need Accutane. Cutting the stress from life can change your skin but also health and your mood. I do not recommend dropping out of school because belive me A-levels can be helpful in your life, but exercise, learn breathing method, do some yoga, find your way to relax. I like to drink green tea when I'm stressed. It's not worth it to stress but in current ages, living without any stress seems impossible. 

Ingredients for teenage skin 

Acne products for teenagers are usually based on ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Calamine, Tea Tree Leaf Oil. And they are totally fine. I would recommend starting with milder treatments first since you might end up with burned skin - just like I did after my dermatologist decided to use Epiduo on my skin. Try to go for formulas with smaller amounts or even lack of Alcohol Denat and use foams with pH = 5.5. We do not want to dry your skin since your skin will end up producing more sebum to protect your skin. Remember about sunscreen - it will protect your skin from the damage since acne treatments & acids + sunscreen is the best combination ever. 

Dictionary of ingredients used in products: 

  • Asiatic Acid: antioxidant, speeds up the healing process 
  • Asiaticoside: antioxidant, boosts the healing process 
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour: anti-inflammatory ingredient 
  • Betaine Salicylate: a moisturizer and mild exfoliant 
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract: Green Tea Extract, antioxidant, helpful for acne-prone skin 
  • Centella Asiatica Extract: anti-inflammatory, speeds up the healing process 
  • Glycolic Acid: α-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) - actually the best one if it comes to exfoliation 
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract: brighten the skin and helps with inflammation 
  • Guaiazulene: blue pigment derived from Chamomile, has antimicrobial properties 
  • Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract: antibacterial and soothing 
  • Kaolin: type of clay, helps with maintaining your pores 
  • Lactic Acid: α-Hydroxy Acid (AHA), an exfoliant and moisturizer (in a low concentration) 
  • Madecassic Acid: antioxidant, regenerates the skin 
  • Mandelic Acid: α-Hydroxy Acid (AHA), an exfoliant and moisturizer (in a low concentration), can be helpful with keeping your pores clean 
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil: Tea Tree Oil, antiseptic & antibacterial substance 
  • Niacinamide: Vitamin B3, helps with acne and post-acne scars/pigmentation, brightens the skin 
  • Papain: enzyme scrub (can cause allergic reactions) 
  • Propolis Extract: helpful with acne-prone skincare (can cause allergic reactions) 
  • Salicylic Acid: β-Hydroxy Acid (BHA), an exfoliant, it cleans the pores (can cause allergic reactions) 
  • Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract: antibacterial properties 
  • Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate: SAP, Vitamin C, brightens the skin and helps with acne 
  • Totarol: antibacterial properties 

Accutane vs skincare

If you use Accutane, please, contact your dermatologist first. Accutane needs different skincare, instead of focusing on treatments with AHA, BHA, etc I would recommend choosing enzyme scrubs (because they are gentle to the skin), clay masks or moisturizing masks and moisturizers with ceramides, NMF, HA and Glycerin - we don't want to overdry the skin but make it stronger. 

Products recommendation 

I wanted to focus on products which I've tried, I won't recommend you products from a dermatologist because the majority of treatments I used were prescribed. These are the product which you can find online. I posted some affiliate links, I mark them with (*) - such links help me pay for the domain. 

Be Plain BHA Peeling Ampoule

​Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, ​Methylpropanediol, ​Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, ​Sodium Hyaluronate, ​Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, ​C12-14 Pareth-12, ​Tromethamine, ​Carbomer, ​Salicylic Acid, ​Xanthan Gum, ​Disodium EDTA, ​1,2-Hexanediol, ​Ethylhexylglycerin 

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: ​Salicylic Acid 

I barely talk about this ampoule since I plan to make a review of it once I try another Be Plain ampoule - Cica. It's a K-beauty brand with a very unique design. Why I've decided to choose this BHA treatment? Be Plain has the entire 4-week program and gives amazing tips on how to care for your skin. 

Where to buy it? Amazon ($19.50) 

Blithe Patting Splash Mask Soothing & Healing Green Tea

Blithe Patting Splash Mask Soothing & Healing Green Tea 

Water, Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Panthenol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Lactate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Dextrin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salicylic Acid

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Lactic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salicylic Acid 

This mask was recommended to me by @virulentiss on Instagram. I'm planning to test this version since according to Marta, this product helped her clean her skin but she uses it straight from the bottle. I recommend to test it first - if you can use it on your skin without mixing with water. 

 Where to buy it? Stylekorean ($29)*, YesStyle ($28.90)*, Jolse ($33.74) 

By Bi Beauty Detox Dust

By Bi Beauty Detox Dust 

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Kaolin, Charcoal Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero) Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Powder, Papain, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract  

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Kaolin, Papain 

I like clay masks because they can help you with your pores and they help you relax. Oat Flour helps with inflammation so it's a win-win situation. I know that some companies write stuff like "wait until the mask gets dry" but that's the biggest mistake you can do with clay mask - I recommend spraying the mask with mist. What I like about By Bi is the fact that you can mix the mask on your own my favourite mixture is Detox Dust mixed with couple drops of tea tree oil and rose water but you can mix it with a toner like iUnik Rose Toner. 

Where to buy it? Zalando (€23.95) 

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water 

Water, Mandelic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sorbitol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Citrate, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Carbomer 

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Mandelic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract

Want to focus on pore care and exfoliate the skin with a delicate treatment? This treatment can be used every day. Mandelic Acid is an AHA, but it works very similar to BHA since it helps with pores better than other AHAs.

Where to buy it? Wishtrend ($22)*


Chica Y Chico Tota-S 3.0

Chica Y Chico Tota-S 3.0

Water, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Panthenol, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Ethoxydiglycol, Totarol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract 

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Centella Asiatica Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Totarol

I used this Chica Y Chico treatment 3 years ago, I still believe it's a good product especially for the acne that you feel under your skin. It's a delicate solution even if Alcohol is quite high here.

Where to buy it? Jolse ($14.99)

Read the full review of Chica Y Chico Tota-S 3.0


Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream 

Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Ceramide NP, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sucrose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, BeesWax, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Niacinamide, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid

It's not an acne treatment, but usually, acne-prone skin = dehydrated skin. Even 10 years ago people treated acne with alcohol. Why? Because they wanted to remove the entire oil from the skin, it's not a good idea since when skin gets dehydrated it'll produce more sebum to protect the skin. That's why good moisturizer is a must! Go for Cica ingredients, Ceramides and Cholesterol - they help maintain healthy lipid barrier.

Where to buy it? Stylekorean ($25.30)*, YesStyle ($22.71)*, Jolse ($22.10)


COSRX Low Ph Good Morning Cleansing Gel

COSRX Low Ph Good Morning Cleansing Gel

Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Polysorbate 20, Styrax Japonicus Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Ferment, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine Salicylate, Citric Acid, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Betaine Salicylate

I feel like I don't have to introduce you to this cleanser. COSRX Low pH Cleansing Gel is so popular because it helps you maintain the ideal skin pH. Some researches link acne with pH. Ideal pH for the skin is somewhere between 4,2 to 5,7 (depends on source) but acne loves pH around 6-7, it grows the best in such pH that's why we need to maintain the ideal skin pH by using cleansers with pH around 5,5 (remember! don't use soap, soaps usually have pH around 9).

Where to buy it? Akoco ($9.28)*, Stylekorean ($10.89)*, Cosmetic Love ($6.60)*, Wishtrend ($12)*, YesStyle ($11.16)*, Jolse ($10.59), K-beauty.co.uk (£14)

COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol

COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol

Propolis Extract, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Water, Glycolic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Propolis Extract, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

It was my first COSRX product. A-Sol stands for acne solution. It's not a bad product but I also wouldn't call it number 1 choice.

Where to buy it? Akoco ($16.14)*, Stylekorean ($16.28)*, Cosmetic Love ($9.87)*, YesStyle ($17.01)*, Jolse ($15.30), K-beauty.co.uk (£14)

Dr.Ceuracle Jeju Matcha Clay Pack 

Water, ​Kaolin, ​Dipropylene Glycol, ​Bentonite, ​Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, ​Betaine, ​Silica, ​Butylene Glycol, ​Montmorillonite, ​1,2-Hexanediol, ​Illite, ​Hydroxyacetophenone, ​Hydroxyethyl Urea, ​Cellulose, ​Xanthan Gum, ​Chromium Oxide Greens, ​Citric Acid, ​Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, ​Disodium EDTA, ​Ethylhexylglycerin, ​Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Kaolin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (+Montmorillonite)

Clay mask mixed with green tea? I like this combination since it gives us something more than we normally get from the pre-made cleansing mask. You can add a couple of drops of tea tree oil into the mask before using it.

Where to buy it? Jolse ($17.40)

Dr.Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

Dr.Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

Propolis Extract (33.5%), Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract (10%), Panthenol (5%), Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Niacinamide (4%), 1,2-Hexanediol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (1%), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Royal Jelly Extract(0.1%), Spirodela Polyrhiza Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Arginine, Water, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Adenosine

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Propolis Extract, Niacinamide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract

Previously named Leegeehaam, now it's Dr.Ceuracle, unfortunately, the name isn't the only change in this ampoule. The new version has less propolis but it's still a product which I like. Propolis might be used more like a herbal medicine/traditional medicine but I can't deny - it helped me with my acne.

Where to buy it? Jolse ($14.30)


Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment

Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment

Water, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-8 Beeswax, Glycerin, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Niacinamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Panthenol, Diglycerin, Iron Oxides, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Sclerotium Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Chromium Oxide Greens, Triethyl Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Alcohol, Asiaticoside, Adenosine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Boron Nitride, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Propanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Polysorbate 20, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Sodium Glycerophosphate, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, Potassium Magnesium Aspartate, Citric Acid, Calcium Gluconate, Madecassoside, Magnesium Gluconate, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Niacinamide, Asiaticoside, ​Centella Asiatica Extract, ​Madecassoside

Acne-prone skin = redness. If you want to balance your skin colour or just use something instead using a foundation got for colour correcting treatment. Green pigment hides redness well, you can use it as a makeup base or on its own.

Where to buy it? Sephora ($52)



Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream

Water, ​Propanediol, ​Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, ​Butylene Glycol, ​Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, ​Panthenol, ​Diisostearyl Malate, ​Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, ​Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, ​Glyceryl Stearate, ​Niacinamide, ​Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, ​Cetearyl Alcohol, ​Hydrogenated Poly [C6-14 Olefin], ​Hydrogenated Polydecene, ​Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, ​1,2-Hexanediol, ​Peg-8, ​Peg-100 Stearate, ​Polyacrylate-13, ​Palmitic Acid, ​Tocopheryl Acetate, ​Beeswax/​Cire D'Abeille, ​Glycerin, ​Stearic Acid, ​Phenoxyethanol, ​Polyisobutene, ​Asiaticoside, ​Carbomer, ​Tromethamine, ​Madecassic Acid, ​Asiatic Acid, ​Spirulina Platensis Powder, ​Alcohol, ​Polysorbate 20, ​Ethylhexylglycerin, ​Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, ​Sorbitan Isostearate, ​Adenosine, ​Ceramide Np, ​Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, ​Hydrogenated Lecithin, ​Disodium Edta, ​Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, ​Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, ​Sodium Hyaluronate, ​Centella Asiatica Extract, ​Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, ​Dextrin, ​Houttuynia Cordata Extract, ​Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, ​Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, ​Madecassoside, ​Citric Acid, ​Achillea Millefolium Extract, ​Artemisia Absinthium Extract, ​Arnica Montana Flower Extract, ​Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, ​Sucrose Laurate, ​Sodium Glycerophosphate, ​Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, ​Potassium Magnesium Aspartate, ​Lysolecithin, ​Magnesium Gluconate, ​Calcium Gluconate, ​Potassium Sorbate, ​Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, ​Sodium Benzoate, ​Xanthan Gum

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Niacinamide, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, ​Asiatic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract, Madecassoside, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Day&Night cream from Dr.Jart+. It might not be a moisturizer that targets acne but it targets wounds. When your skin feels irritated - this moisturizer can be helpful.

Where to buy it? Akoco ($32.73 - 1st gen)*, Akoco ($34.91 - 2nd gen)*, Stylekorean ($52.80 - 2nd gen)*, Cosmetic Love ($17.34 - 1st gen)*, YesStyle ($43.90 - 2nd gen)*, Jolse ($30.50)

Heimish All Clean Green Foam Cleanser 

Water, ​Potassium Laureth Phosphate, ​Glycerin, ​Lauryl Hydroxysultaine, ​Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, ​Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, ​Centella Asiatica Extract, ​Hamamelis Virginiana Water, ​Potassium Cocoyl Glutamate, ​Citric Acid, ​Coco-Glucoside, ​Sodium Chloride, ​Caprylyl Glycol, ​Glyceryl Caprylate, ​Tromethamine, ​Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, ​Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, ​1,2-Hexanediol, ​Disodium EDTA

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Centella Asiatica Extract, ​Hamamelis Virginiana Water

I kinda feel stupid since I thought it's a clay cleanser but it's not. I have to admit - I go for Heimish Cleanser more often than I choose COSRX. The scent of this cleanser is delicate and it seems to be more suitable for sensitive skin + it usually costs less than COSRX.

Where to buy it? Stylekorean ($12)*, Cosmetic Love ($10.29)*

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum 

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, ​Propanediol, ​Biosaccharide Gum-1, ​Alcohol, ​Glycerin, ​Betaine, ​Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, ​Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, ​Orchid Extract, ​Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, ​Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, ​Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, ​Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, ​Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, ​Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract, ​Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, ​Peg-6 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, ​Cetearyl Olivate, ​Hydrogenated Lecithin, ​Sorbitan Olivate, ​Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, ​Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, ​Ethylhexylglycerin, ​Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, ​Dextrin, ​Potassium Hydroxide, ​Disodium Edta, ​Fragrance

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

It's a serum which I always go back to, can you believe I'm going to use 3rd bottle soon. It's also one of Innisfree best seller products. Green Tea is an antioxidant, drinking green tea and using it on your skin can help your skin a lot. Innisfree has also another good series for acne-prone skin - bija.

Where to buy it? Akoco ($26)*, Cosmetic Love ($12.57)*, YesStyle ($28.90)*, Jolse ($14.98)

Innisfree Truecare Cica Intensive Balm

Water, ​Glycerin, ​Propanediol, ​Cyclopentasiloxane, ​Squalane, ​Arbutin, ​Cetearyl Alcohol, ​Orchid Extract, ​Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, ​Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, ​Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, ​Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, ​Madecassoside, ​Madecassic Acid, ​Asiaticoside, ​Asiatic Acid, ​Retinol, ​Adenosine, ​Glyceryl Stearate, ​Diisostearyl Malate, ​Cyclodextrin, ​Cetearyl Glucoside, ​Stearic Acid, ​Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, ​Polysorbate 60, ​Hydrogenated Lecithin, ​Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, ​Carbomer, ​Tromethamine, ​1,2-Hexanediol, ​Disodium Edta

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Arbutin, Madecassoside, ​Madecassic Acid, ​Asiaticoside, ​Asiatic Acid, ​Retinol 

Truecare is probably available only online or only in South Korea - I'm not 100% sure but it's a great line. This balm has lots of calming ingredients. I had to mention Arbutin and Retinol since they are meaningful in skincare but Truecare line and this treatment especially are worth a try.

Where to buy it? Innisfree ($23)

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum

Water, Propylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica OleraceaItalica (Broccoli) Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Orange Oil Brazil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil , Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldii Root Extract, Quercus Mongolica Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, SH-Oligopeptide-1, SH-Oligopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Centella Asiatica Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

In my skincare, Vitamin C does a lot with acne and post-acne pigmentation & scars. Klairs Vitamin C serum is one of the mildest Vitamin C serums I've ever tried and I can recommend it to you.

Where to buy it? Wishtrend ($23)*

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric, Triglyceride, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Ceramide 3, Polysorbate 60, Bees Wax, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl, Acrylate Crosspolymer, Morus Alba Root Extract, Triethanolamine , Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Guaiazulene, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, SH-Oligopeptide-1, SH-Oligopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Centella Asiatica Extract, Guaiazulene

It's not a moisturizer for acne-prone skin but on my skin, it worked well as a targeted treatment. I used it on pimples because it speeds up the healing process and it prevents from pigmentation and scars.

Where to buy it? Wishtrend ($24.50)*

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Beta-Glucan, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Betaine, Peg-100 Stearate, Ceramide 3, Polyquaternium-51, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Arginine, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Chlorphenesin, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Algin, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Natto Gum, Centella Asiatica Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Disodium Edta, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lysine Hcl, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Another moisturizer on my list. This one has bit different ingredients than COSRX but I guess Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream is a classic product recommended for acne-prone skin! It was my favourite moisturizer for such a long time.

Where to buy it? Wishtrend ($24.50)* 


Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner

Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner

Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica ExtractGlycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Copper Tripeptide-1

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Hydration is very important for every skin type. I do not like scented skincare products that's why Klairs toner was a good choice for me. It lasts more than 6 months - you can even use it for sheet masking (you need thin cleansing pads to soak them in the toner and use it as a toner mask). I wouldn't recommend it for a toner layering but for every day use it's perfect.


Neogen A-Clear Aid Soothing Kit - spot cleaner & spot ampoule

Neogen A-Clear Aid Soothing Kit


Neogen Dermalogy A-Clear Aid Soothing Kit - Spot Cleaner

Water, Alcohol Denat, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trideceth-10, Guaiazulene, Phenoxyethanol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salicylic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, CI 42090, CI 19140 

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salicylic Acid

Neogen Dermalogy A-Clear Aid Soothing Kit - Spot Ampoule

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Guaiazulene, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicylic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Trideceth-10, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salicylic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil  

Spot Cleaner and Spot Ampoule are sold together. It's my favourite Neogen product for acne-prone skin. It's a painless method and it won't leave any calamine on your skin that's why in some situation I choose this set over Calamine solutions on a single pimple. 

Where to buy it? Stylekorean ($28.16)*, YesStyle ($24.36)*, Jolse ($30)


Neogen Canadian Clay PORE Cleanser

Neogen Canadian Clay PORE Cleanser
Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Potassium Hydroxide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bentonite, Canadian Colloidal Clay, Carbonated Water, Butylene Glycol, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Maltose Carbon Dioxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Beta-Glucan, Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract, Gardenia Blue Color, Oldenlandia Diffusa Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Porphyra Tenera Extract, Fagus Sylvatica Seed Extract, Dictyopteris Membranacea Extract , Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Seed Extract, Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract, Mirabilis Jalapa Seed Extract, Sepia, Charcoal Powder, Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Rose Extract, Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract, Anona Cherimolia Fruit Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Coffea Arabica Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract , Corthellus Shiitake (Mushroom) Extract, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Extract, Black Sugar Extract , Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Chrysanthemum Sibiricum Extract, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Honey Extract, Sarcodon Aspratus Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Malt Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Ledebouriella Seseloides Root Extract, Angelica Dahurica Root Extract, Atractyloides Japonica Rhizome Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Pinus Densiflora Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Laurus Nobilis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract , Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Asparagus Cochinchinensis Root Extract, Averrhoa Carambola Fruit Extract, Uncaria Tomentosa Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Coral, Amber Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Agaricus Blazei Extract, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Kaolin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract

Another pore mask, this time it's a mix of bubble mask and clay mask. It's the mildest bubble mask I've ever tried but at the same time on of my favourites. The formula is heavy but during the acne attack is my 2nd favourite option besides DIY clay masks.

Where to buy it? Akoco ($19.56 - kit mask + brush)*, Stylekorean ($21.03 - kit mask + brush)*, YesStyle ($27.46 - kit mask + brush)*, Jolse ($27 - kit mask + brush)

Read the full review of NEOGEN Canadian Clay PORE Cleanser


Olivarrier Fluid Oil Squalane


Olivarrier Fluid Oil Squalane

Squalane (100% plant squalane)

Squalane is the safest oil you can use on your skin - it shouldn't give any bad reactions to your skin. It's an olive derived vegan squalane, the treatment is lightweight and it's a good moisturizer.

Where to buy it? Peach & Lily ($42)

Origins Clear Improvement™ Charcoal Honey Mask To Purify & Nourish

Origins Clear Improvement™ Charcoal Honey Mask To Purify & Nourish

Water, ​Butylene Glycol, ​Bentonite, ​Montmorillonite, ​Honey, ​Polysorbate 20, ​Peg-100 Stearate, ​Polybutene, ​Jojoba Esters, ​Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, ​Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, ​Cananga Odorata Flower Oil*, ​Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, ​Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, ​Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil*, ​Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil*, ​Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, ​Triethyl Citrate, ​Ethyl Phenylacetate, ​Limonene, ​Linalool, ​Eugenol, ​Citral, ​Benzyl Benzoate, ​Yeast Extract, ​Kaolin, ​Charcoal Powder, ​Caffeine, ​Sodium Hyaluronate, ​Glycerin, ​Trehalose, ​Lecithin, ​Ethylhexylglycerin, ​Xanthan Gum, ​Caprylyl Glycol, ​Peg-150 Distearate, ​Silica, ​Hexylene Glycol, ​Disodium Edta, ​Tetrasodium Edta, ​Dehydroacetic Acid, ​Phenoxyethanol, ​Mica, ​Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), ​Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) (*) Essential Oils

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Kaolin, Honey

This Origins mask has such a heavy scent and bit glowy texture. Still, I believe it's a mask which I can recommend since it contains Bentonite and ​Montmorillonite + honey. Even if the home is more like a home treatment I like that brands are choosing honey in acne-prone skin care. It's not a mask for sensitive skin and remember that not every skin likes essential oils. 

Where to buy it? Origins ($35)

Swanicoco Fermentation Snail Care Skintoner

Swanicoco Fermentation Snail Care Skintoner

Water, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Water, Aspergillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panax Ginseng Callus Culture Extract, rh-Oligopeptide-1, Saccharomyces/Asparagus Cochinchinensis Root/Lycium Chinense Root/Ophiopogon Japonicus Root/Panax Ginseng Root/Poria Cocos/Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Ferment Filtrate, Bacillus/Cordyceps Sinensis/Ganoderma Lucidum/Inonotus Obliquus/Lentinus Edodes/Phellinus Linteus/Schizophyllum Commune/Tricholoma Matsutake Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 60, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Ceramide 1, Carbomer, Arginine, Rosa Centifolia Flower Oil, Magnolia Kobus Bark Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extract

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

Snails might sound weird and freak you out but Snail Filtrate can improve your skin. The texture kinda reminds the snail mucin but the scent is like smelling some flowers. It's not a product which I would recommend for fungal acne since fungal acne loves ferments.

Where to buy it? Jolse ($14.48)


the SAEM Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment

the SAEM Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment

Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Phosphate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Beta-Glucan, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Panthenol, Rosa Damascena Callus Culture Extract, Madecassoside, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Arginine, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Carbomer, Caramel, Disodium EDTA, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Ethylhexylglycerin

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Madecassoside

Does your skin get irritated? Then The Saem Soothing Treatment might be a good option for every skin irritation you've got. I guess I'm going to repurchase soon since this formula is lightweight but moisturizing.

Where to buy it? Cosmetic Love ($12.57/set)*, Jolse ($19.69/set)


Tosowoong Sos Repair Cica Clinic Spot Shield Gel

Tosowoong Sos Repair Cica Clinic Spot Shield Gel

Water, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, PVP, Alcohol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Dryopteris Crassirhizoma Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Tumeric) Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Magnolia Kobus Bark Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf OilSalicylic Acid, Allantoin, Sodium Polyacrylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Hexanediol, Phytic Acid, Arginine, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 80

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Centella Asiatica Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salicylic Acid

Acne patches are usually thick, if you need a protective layer between your pimple and makeup - shield gel is an answer. It needs some time to make a nice layer and peeling it off is a great feeling.

Where to buy it? YesStyle ($11.90)*, Jolse ($11.05)


The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

Alcohol Denat., Polysorbate 60, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Limonene, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Citral, Citronellol, Leptospermum Petersonii Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

Why would I recommend a product with Alcohol in 1st place? Because this is the tea tree oil which I believe you can find all around the world. Tea Tree Oil shouldn't be used straight on your skin but you can add it to your moisturizer or mask.

Where to buy it? The Body Shop ($10)

TIA'M Anti-Blemish Body Lotion

TIA'M Anti-Blemish Body Lotion

Water, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Ethanolamine, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Calamine, Dimethicone, Silicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Stearate, Allantoin, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Zinc PCA, Alpha-Bisabolol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Zinc Chloride, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Ingredients good for acne-prone skin: Niacinamide, Calamine, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

I made a post on my Instagram about it and shared the results - at first, I was sceptical about it but this treatment is the first product that helped me reduce my backne & body acne that's why I had to share it with you. 

Where to buy it? Jolse ($20.40) 

See the results of using TIA'M Anti-Blemish Body Lotion for 3-week long here 


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I hope these products will work for you just like they did on my skin. I tried to highlight only products that can be affordable so you won't see here a recommendation of Troiareuke treatment and many other products but if you're interested - you can search them through hashtag "skincare" or "acne". There's also no Effaclar from La Roche Posay - it's a cult series just like Bioderma Sebium, but honestly, they didn't work for me that's why I didn't focus on them. I'm aware that teenage acne skincare can be expensive that's why I've got something for you - there's a special PROMOCODE part on Kherblog, I'm trying to update it almost every day so feel free to use :) 

If you tried any of the solutions let me know how it worked on your skin. How do you fight with acne?

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