Best products to recommend for acne prone skin?

Best products to recommend for acne prone skin?
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#1

Hello adorables!!

I’d like to first of start by saying… I apologise in advance for the long winded post… When i start i don’t know how to stop… :whistle: I was hoping anyone of you with/or has had a similiar issue could assist me in any way possible!!

My sister has acne prone/scarred skin, but mainly on her cheeks… She’s still at the tender age of 18 and she has tried everything from natural/organic products, proactiv, dermalogica, specialised acne products… everything!! but to no avail… she’s too young to get any form of laser or harsh chemical peels… and she’s constantly being told to find skincare products that works and stick to them…
But she’s 18!! she hasn’t got the finances to try every single product made for acne prone skin, and as much as we can help… there’s only so much we can do…

So here’s my question… [SIZE=“4”]What do you lovely ladies recommend??[/SIZE] I don’t mind forking out some cash in the start for products that will actually work… Ive heard so much praise for alpha-h, Ultraceuticals, MD formulations etc…

I currently got her some dermalogica products, but the lady who gave them to her either wasn’t properly trained on the basis of skincare or she just wasn’t familiar with the products, because she recommended her the same products that she recommended for my combination/dry/dehydrated but somewhat normal skin…

So ladies… I’m at wits ends here… [SIZE=“4”]Can anyone please tell me of their experiences?? and or knowledge of brands that actually work :frowning: [/SIZE]

Thankyou so kindly in advance!!


#2

Rihen I can definitely sympathise with your sister, I suffered from mild acne for years, and finally sorted things out with medication, BUT this isn’t necessarily for everyone and effective products can definitely help. I would recommend you post in the Ask Lady Allison section of the forum, as she is Adore Beauty’s resident beauty therapist and can recommend a tailored routine from a variety of products (Alpha-H, Ultraceuticals, Skinceuticals etc) to help your sister.


#3

My daughter is 12 and her skin has gone into overdrive in the last 12 months or so. We tried Dermalogica Clean Start for her and that worked for a while but then stopped doing anything. In the last couple of months she’s been using Paula’s Choice CLEAR Anti-Acne system and that’s been working pretty well, and though it hasn’t cleared up everything, her skin is looking much, much better.

The good thing about it is that you can buy samples to try before shelling out for full sizes.


#4

I have had bad skin and have tried heaps of products. The ultraceuticals and Alpha-H are great but if you want something a bit cheaper I think the Neutrogena products are great. i love the extra genle cleanser in the morning and the deep clean cleanser at night. I think the hardest thing is when you have blemish prone skin you assume you need to dry it out which can often make things worse. Also you need to perservere for awhile. For me less is better on my face. I cant use a thousand products. The best moisturiser I have found also Ultraceuticals.


#5

Best products to recommend for acne prone skin???

I had acne too as a teen and early 20s and totally agree with SeeandBee- be gentle not harsh. I’d look for low foaming or gel cleansers and treatment or moisturising products with things like salicylic acid (clears pores) retinol (vitamin a- heals and renews), glycolic or other AHAs (exfoliates) and vitamin c for skin cell protection and renewal. Look for oil free moisturizers and avoid products with a high proplene glycol content as this can clog some skins.

I’d recommend you post this in the ask allison thread too. She is on leave at the moment but is Adore Beauty’s resident beautician.


#6

I never had acne as a teenager, i was always the one that everyone said i was lucky becuase i didn’t have pimples, but now that i’m 25 i’ve had the worst skin i’ve ever had. I have mainly chin acne and lots of oil. I started using Alpha H a few months ago and loved it, it cleared my skin and made me all glowy. I loved the triple action cleanser becuase it didn’t foam but still removed dirt and oil without stripping my skin. Like the girls said its better to use products that gently but still affective.


#7

[QUOTE=Sapphire;427791]I had acne too as a teen and early 20s and totally agree with SeeandBee- be gentle not harsh. I’d look for low foaming or gel cleansers and treatment or moisturising products with things like salicylic acid (clears pores) retinol (vitamin a- heals and renews), glycolic or other AHAs (exfoliates) and vitamin c for skin cell protection and renewal. Look for oil free moisturizers and avoid products with a high proplene glycol content as this can clog some skins.

I’d recommend you post this in the ask allison thread too. She is on leave at the moment but is Adore Beauty’s resident beautician.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for that - I made her try heaps of products with Salicylic acid, but i think they contained alcohol in them which did nothing but irritate her skin even more, so now shes reluctant to so near anything with active products :frowning:

[QUOTE=princess precious;427804]I never had acne as a teenager, i was always the one that everyone said i was lucky becuase i didn’t have pimples, but now that i’m 25 i’ve had the worst skin i’ve ever had. I have mainly chin acne and lots of oil. I started using Alpha H a few months ago and loved it, it cleared my skin and made me all glowy. I loved the triple action cleanser becuase it didn’t foam but still removed dirt and oil without stripping my skin. Like the girls said its better to use products that gently but still affective.[/QUOTE]

Thanks so much for that info… Can i ask what moisturiser/serum you used, if you used any??

[QUOTE=SeeandBee;427789]I have had bad skin and have tried heaps of products. The ultraceuticals and Alpha-H are great but if you want something a bit cheaper I think the Neutrogena products are great. i love the extra genle cleanser in the morning and the deep clean cleanser at night. I think the hardest thing is when you have blemish prone skin you assume you need to dry it out which can often make things worse. Also you need to perservere for awhile. For me less is better on my face. I cant use a thousand products. The best moisturiser I have found also Ultraceuticals.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for that. She’s tried cheaper products for ages… however, they really didn’t do much… So i’ve decided to pay some decent money for a good skincare regime… I just don’t know which product works best in which brand :S

[QUOTE=dee255;427591]My daughter is 12 and her skin has gone into overdrive in the last 12 months or so. We tried Dermalogica Clean Start for her and that worked for a while but then stopped doing anything. In the last couple of months she’s been using Paula’s Choice CLEAR Anti-Acne system and that’s been working pretty well, and though it hasn’t cleared up everything, her skin is looking much, much better.

The good thing about it is that you can buy samples to try before shelling out for full sizes.[/QUOTE]

I haven’t heard of Paul’s choice before… are they an australian brand or somewhere else??

Thanks heaps for all your suggestions lovely ladies… Your all my heros :clapping:


#8

i would get one of the Alpha H kits , they are small sizes but u get a regime , so u get to try it all out , you can get them here st adore


#9

Hi Rihen, I would stay away from alcohol if I were her. Also actives are great but she will need to build up to them if she has not used proper actives before - like every second or third day for the first two weeks. :waving:

Oh and it may not be the ‘actives’ which irritate her but the other ingredients in the formulation of the product. This is why it is so important to choose high quality products. Alcohol, many fragrances and some preservatives can irritate skin.


#10

[QUOTE=rihen;427868]Thanks for that - I made her try heaps of products with Salicylic acid, but i think they contained alcohol in them which did nothing but irritate her skin even more, so now shes reluctant to so near anything with active products :frowning:

Thanks so much for that info… Can i ask what moisturiser/serum you used, if you used any??

Thanks for that. She’s tried cheaper products for ages… however, they really didn’t do much… So i’ve decided to pay some decent money for a good skincare regime… I just don’t know which product works best in which brand :S

I haven’t heard of Paul’s choice before… are they an australian brand or somewhere else??

Thanks heaps for all your suggestions lovely ladies… Your all my heros :clapping:[/QUOTE]

Always use a moisturiser becuse if you don’t your skin will start to produce more oil to compensate for the loss of moisture.

I had a great result with the following combo: Alpha H 10% glycolic lotion (i used as a serum) and for my moisturiser i’d use the Clinique oil free sheer spf sunscreen.

ANother great product for acne prone skin is Rosehip oil, its moisturising and healing and just plain old GREAT! it won’t clog pores and gives a lovely glow.


#11

[QUOTE=princess precious;427904]
ANother great product for acne prone skin is Rosehip oil, its moisturising and healing and just plain old GREAT! it won’t clog pores and gives a lovely glow.[/QUOTE]

I have to disagree here! Rosehip oil can be used on combination skin, but acne sufferers should stay away. It can inflame the acne and is generally too oily to use on acne skin. It can help heal acne scarring when acne is no longer a problem - but if you are prone to acne - I wouldn’t use it!


#12

FYI Vitamin C, on the other hand, is very healing and the Ultraceuticals C-Sheer is ideal for acne skin: http://www.adorebeauty.com.au/adorebeauty/product/16565/Ultraceuticals+Ultra+C+Sheer+Facial+Cream+20%+Set.


#13

[QUOTE=Celeste(Staff);427978]I have to disagree here! Rosehip oil can be used on combination skin, but acne sufferers should stay away. It can inflame the acne and is generally too oily to use on acne skin. It can help heal acne scarring when acne is no longer a problem - but if you are prone to acne - I wouldn’t use it![/QUOTE]

omg i have been told the wrong thing then!!! i was told to use the rho becuase it was moisturising without cloggin pores etc. i’m so sorry. i feel like an idiot :redcheeks:


#14

[QUOTE=princess precious;427980]omg i have been told the wrong thing then!!! i was told to use the rho becuase it was moisturising without cloggin pores etc. i’m so sorry. i feel like an idiot :redcheeks:[/QUOTE]

i have read this somewhere too


#15

[QUOTE=princess precious;427980]omg i have been told the wrong thing then!!! i was told to use the rho becuase it was moisturising without cloggin pores etc. i’m so sorry. i feel like an idiot :redcheeks:[/QUOTE]

Don’t be sorry! I am sure there may be cases when it can be suitable, if someone has looked at your skin and assessed it - but in general, I believe it is best to stay away. :slight_smile: It’s better to get hydration through oil-free ingredients like hyaluronic acid.


#16

Best products to recommend for acne prone skin???

I think rosehip is fine for a few small blemishes but not full on acne. How severe is your sister’s acne?


#17

[QUOTE=princess precious;427904]Always use a moisturiser becuse if you don’t your skin will start to produce more oil to compensate for the loss of moisture.

I had a great result with the following combo: Alpha H 10% glycolic lotion (i used as a serum) and for my moisturiser i’d use the Clinique oil free sheer spf sunscreen.

ANother great product for acne prone skin is Rosehip oil, its moisturising and healing and just plain old GREAT! it won’t clog pores and gives a lovely glow.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Celeste(Staff);427978]I have to disagree here! Rosehip oil can be used on combination skin, but acne sufferers should stay away. It can inflame the acne and is generally too oily to use on acne skin. It can help heal acne scarring when acne is no longer a problem - but if you are prone to acne - I wouldn’t use it![/QUOTE]

I completely agree C. Oils on acneic, sebborheic skins is asking for trouble when there are a million better options. Way better to use a hydrating gel or light, oil free lotion.


#18

[QUOTE=Sapphire;428005]I think rosehip is fine for a few small blemishes but not full on acne. How severe is your sister’s acne?[/QUOTE]

It’s pretty severe… 80% of her cheeks are practically covered… and she has a mixture of acne scars and acne itself. :S


#19

[QUOTE=Celeste(Staff);427986]Don’t be sorry! I am sure there may be cases when it can be suitable, if someone has looked at your skin and assessed it - but in general, I believe it is best to stay away. :slight_smile: It’s better to get hydration through oil-free ingredients like hyaluronic acid.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for that… I didn’t know about the hyaluronic acid…

[QUOTE=princess precious;427980]omg i have been told the wrong thing then!!! i was told to use the rho becuase it was moisturising without cloggin pores etc. i’m so sorry. i feel like an idiot :redcheeks:[/QUOTE]

Thanks for that… I have combo skin and have always wanted to use rosehip oil but was too scared to do so… :S I will definately have to give it a try for myself… :slight_smile:


#20

[QUOTE=rihen;428262]It’s pretty severe… 80% of her cheeks are practically covered… and she has a mixture of acne scars and acne itself. :S[/QUOTE]

I would def advise that she steer clear of anything with oil in it, as it sounds like she’s got enough in her skin already. Def gentle, cleansing products are the way to go, the last thing she needs to be doing is stripping her face with too harsh products. She could also look at taking a zinc supplement, as zinc helps the healing process so is great for problematic skin.