It can be a bummer to use the best acne products only to find out that it is too harsh on your sensitive skin. Most think that acne treatment should be strong for it to work. But gentle products might be best for easily irritated skin because it is precisely the tough stuff that is causing your acne. We list the best acne spot treatment, cleanser, and patch that is almost like an acne scar treatment. Check it out below.
La Roche Posay Effaclar A.I., $33.90
La Roche Posay is popular for both its efficacy and for being friendly to sensitive skin. This spot treatment is easy to apply and quickly absorbed by skin. Use it to treat problem areas and control any breakouts. La Roche Posay Effaclar A.I. contains niacinamide to limit acne, and piroctone olamine and glyacil to treat blemishes. It has no preservatives, parabens, soap, colourants, and lanolin. La Roche Posay Effaclar A.I. is both hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
Burt’s Bees Anti-Blemish Purifying Daily Gel Cleanser, $32, Sephora
This cleanser contains salicylic acid naturally derived from willow bark extract. Salicylic acid is known for treating acne. What makes this gel cleanser good for sensitive skin is it is made up of natural ingredients. Therefore it is less harsh on skin. It also contains evening primrose and beetroot extract to help calm irritated skin. When you wash your skin with Burt’s Bees Anti-Blemish Purifying Daily Gel Cleanser, you will know that it is gentle. It does not dry skin out.
Boscia Clear Complexion Willow Bark Spot Treatment, $11, Sephora
Here is another product that is plant-based. Boscia Clear Complexion Willow Bark Spot Treatment will provide relief to your irritated skin safely and effectively. Willow Bark is the anti-irritant and soapberry peel cleanses and purifies skin. It also contains jojoba leaf, vitamins C and E to reduce redness, control oil production, and give you clear skin all over. You can apply this twice a day or morning and evening to the blemish. Apply moisturiser after.
3M Nexacare Acne Patch Ladies, $8.20, Watsons
When the pimple has already reared its ugly head (pun intended), what do you do? Cover it up with one of these acne patches and then forget about it! Online reviews have said that after wearing the patch for a day, what would have been a terrible cystic acne almost disappeared. It just left a red mark. We would take a red mark over an angry pimple any day! Remember that once the patch turns from skin colour to white, it is time to change the patch. A white patch means the oily secretion has already been absorbed.