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Breakouts, It's Not Just About Teens Anymore

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Diet, lifestyle (stress), genetics or hormones can cause skin to breakout, making it unpredictable and tricky to treat. It also gets more complicated the older you get when your worries of unwanted spots are joined by fine lines and loss of firmness in the skin. Managing adult acne is about getting into a routine with products that work for your skin type because as mentioned, everyone’s skin is different. Below are some of our favourite multi-tasking products that will help to fight the visible signs of ageing as well as acting on existing blemishes and preventing new ones from forming.


It’s important to wash your face daily by using the right cleanser for your skin type – pay attention to your skin’s needs and pick the ingredients accordingly.

If you have normal - oily skin: To maintain your skin balance, you can use products that contain; salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or glycolic acid.

Try Benzac AC Wash 5% 200ml

If you have dry skin: Use products that contain hydrating ingredients like lactic acid or honey extract. These ingredients will gently remove impurities from your skin whilst maintain skin’s moisture balance.

Try Antipodes Juliet Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser 200ml

Treatments: Niacinamide is Your Best Prevention

This ingredient is a bit of a show-off when it comes to benefits for your skin. It can help improves the skin’s moisture-retention abilities, reduces signs of ageing and boost skin’s natural defense system.

Normal/Oily skin: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml is best for those with oily and blemish-prone skin. The combination of these two potent ingredients helps to battle blemishes by reducing bacteria on the skin, regulating oil production, and minimising the appearance of pores.

Dry/Dehydrated skin: Try Dermalogica AGE Bright Clearing Serum 30ml – this active

two-in-one serum combines four key ingredients to help fight against breakouts while reducing visible signs of skin ageing.

  • Salicylic Acid reduces breakouts to clear skin.
  • Phytoactives from Resurrection Plant to hydrate and smooth skin surface.
  • Niacinamide works together with White Shiitake Mushroom to promote brighter, more even skin tone.
Targeted Treatments

Fight against blemishes & soothe irritated skin:

 Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Expert 40ml 

The moisturising formula helps regulate oil production, smoothes skin texture and reduces inflammation and the appearance of blemishes.

Fight Against Blemishes with Sheer Coverage

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+) Unifiant 40ml

Provides sheer coverage whilst significantly reducing severe imperfections, unclogging sebum-blocked pores & helping to prevent red, dark marks caused by blemishes

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