The newest anti-acne products fight more than just pimples. These advanced formulas address multiple issues at once, with ingredients that treat breakouts while also tackling signs of aging, dehydration and dark spots.
CLINIQUE ACNE SOLUTIONS ACNE + LINE CORRECTING SERUM
Aimed at those still trying to tame breakouts when signs of aging start to appear, this oil-free serum is made with blemish-busting salicylic acid, collagen-boosting peptides and hydrating hyaluronic acid. Botanical extracts and glucosamine work together to control the production of pore-clogging oil and sebum, while evening primrose lends a calming touch.
NEUTROGENA RAPID CLEAR STUBBORN ACNE
Introduced earlier this year, Neutrogena’s Acne Correct & Cover Pink Grapefruit Moisturizer puts skin-clearing salicylic acid into a lightweight, sheerly tinted lotion. Now, the brand is extending its anti-blemish offerings with two more Stubborn Acne launches: the non-drying, non-stinging Daily Leave-On Mask, which treats breakouts before they surface using 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide; and the Spot Gel, which packs twice the BP to reduce the size and redness of existing pimples.
VICHY NORMADERM CORRECTIVE ANTI-ACNE TREATMENT
In the works for 11 years, this corrective lotion tackles adult acne without compromising on overall skincare benefits. Salicylic acid and lipo-hydroxy acid unclog pores while glycerin hydrates. Two new active ingredients absorb excess sebum and fight pigmentation left behind from previous bouts of acne.
A version of this article was originally published in the Summer 2016 issue of Cosmetics magazine. For more, download our iPad edition.