Acne, and the scarring it leaves behind, is unsightly and can make us feel terribly self-conscious. A gentle approach to skincare is key – dealing with each symptom as it arises is the best approach as often we don’t know what the sole cause is. Good ingredients for acne products include niacinamide, glycolic acid, Vitamin C and retinol. When you’re looking for skin care that works, keep an eye out for these.
Product 1: Millionaire Melting Magic
A gentle exfoliator with AHAs like Glycolic Acid that gently melt away dead skin cells, reducing acne scarring and leaving fresher, clearer skin. Use it at least 2-3 times a week, as a serum, a toner or an exfoliator – or leave it on overnight and let it act as a super facial.
Product 2: Retinol Max
Ah now, retinol is the holy grail for acne. It’s Vitamin A-based and stops skin cells from becoming sticky, reduces blocked pores and prevents blackheads from forming.
Used sparingly, retinol reduces the redness and inflammation associated with acne, although it can cause some skin irritation when you use it initially. So start with a pea-sized amount a couple of times a week and build up gradually. retinol MAX also contains marine collagen and hyaluronic acid to soothe and even out skin.
Product 3: Max and Magic Bundle
A power couple for treating acne! If you apply Melting Magic before retinol MAX, it gets deep into the pores to fade dark spots and acne scars. It draws out oil from the skin and sheds dead cells to prepare skin for the penetrating benefits of retinol.
Then retinol MAX stimulates the cells, boosting collagen and rejuvenating the skin. Used together they’re super effective at breaking down pigmentation and acne scarring – brightening and repairing.
Product 4: 5-minute Wake Me Up
This is great for reducing excess oil and controlling breakouts. It’s a fixer for spots, pigmentation and a brightener and oil control all wrapped into one. Use it in the morning – we’re at our most oily in the afternoon and this will help to control it.
Product 5: Millionaire City Defence
An excellent moisturiser if you suffer with acne breakouts. It’s lovely and light – and Vitamin C and niacinamide are both great at soothing, repairing and restructuring. Vitamin C is a natural anti-inflammatory and skin brightener – good for reducing redness and evening out skin tone.
Product 6: Sol Shine Brightening Booster
A big zap of Vitamin C for targeting uneven skin tone and acne scars. It brightens, reduces dark patches and protects from sun damage. Use it under moisturiser or on its own to really target acne scarring.