Women's health

10 new acne-fighting products to try

Adult acne got you down? These new treatments can help.

Thought acne was something you left behind in your teens? Yeah, us too. Unfortunately, things like age, pregnancy and postpartum hormones can completely throw your skin out of whack resulting in a nasty breakout. But clear skin is possible. Here are some of our favourite new adult acne treatments.

Note: if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your doctor before using any of the products listed below.

1. Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch

package of acne treatment

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This hydrocolloid bandage is designed to go right over your pimple and will shrinks zits while you sleep. $13, thedetoxmarket.ca

2. Dermalogica age bright clearing serum

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This the duo you’ve been waiting for. Designed for maturing skin, salicylic acid clears up breakouts while the highly concentrated serum reduces wrinkles. $89, dermalogica.ca 

3. Weleda clarifying gel cleanser

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Witch hazel and willow bark get deep into your pores to clear out any acne-causing sebum. $28, well.ca

4. Avène Cleanance Comedomed—anti-blemishes concentrate

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A patented formula stops sebaceous follicles from developing into pimples. $26, jeancoutu.com

5. Vivier acne treatment lotion

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Five percent pharmaceutical grade benzoyl peroxide is the secret sauce in this lightweight acne-fighting lotion. Use as a spot treatment or to prevent future breakouts. $79, etiket.ca

6. OXY triple action acne pads

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Formulated with 0.5 percent salicylic acid, use these pads to free pores of dirt, oil and dead skin. $8, walmart.ca

7. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+

acne treatment

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Some swear this is the ultimate fix for hormonal acne. The daily treatment’s formula claims to sooth acne while rebalancing the skin microbiome at the same time. $25, laroche-posay.ca

8. Consonant Vitamin B3 + Zinc serum

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This little blue bottle contains a potent combination of vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and B5 (phanthenol) to targets congestion, blemishes and uneven skin tone while improving the skin barrier. Fortified with anti-inflammatory zinc, it will also regulate sebum production. $49, consonantskincare.com

9. Zenmed acne therapy kit

acne treatment kit

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This kit comes with a cleanser, toner, treatment and moisturizer. The formulas claim to be irritant-free and will treat and prevent acne without causing rebound effects like excessively dry skin, redness, peeling or irritation.  $92, zenmed.com

10. Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo

makeup for acne-prone skin

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Acne-prone women swear by this foundation, which is hydrating and buildable, so you won’t look like you’re wearing a mask of makeup. $45, shoppersdrugmart.ca


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