6.11.2015

Acne Awareness Month

Nearly 85 percent of all people have acne at some point in their lives and it is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting over 40 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. With June being Acne Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a list of effective acne-fighters with innovative ingredients that reduce oil production, unclog pores and kill acne causing bacteria in order to banish breakouts.


BIONOVA Cleansers
These gentle cream-based cleansers are made formulated with distinctive hyper-natural ingredients called nano-complexes that imitate the same ingredients that the skin is composed of, working to balance skin back to normal for a brighter, healthier looking complexion. Nano-complexes target skin issues whether it’s acne, dryness, or excessive oil and work to effectively remove dead skin cells, reduce the side effects of free radicals and gently remove impurities without stripping the skin’s natural barrier system. With three options to choose from – the Antibacterial Cleanser for Acne, Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin and Cleanser for Oily Skin – there’s a solution for every skin type.
$30 via Barney’s New York stores, barneys.com, and bionovalab.com
Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control
A skin-perfecting tinted skin enhancer that creates a flawless finish as it moisturizes and treats acne prone skin, while fighting future breakouts. Long wear, natural coverage conceals imperfections instantly, helping to diminish the appearance of blemishes, pores, acne scars, and uneven skin tone for a smooth, matte, flawless finish.
emerginC Blemish Control Tinted
This drying treatment mixes pure, natural and potent ingredients that cover up problem areas while the active ingredients target the break-out for all skin types. Combining zinc oxide, a multi-functional astringent that works to remove excess oil from the skin, with sulfur, a natural antiseptic with antifungal and antibacterial properties, and camphor, an ingredient with calming and cooling properties, has been proven to eliminate acne as quickly as one day.  Camphor also offers anesthetic and antimicrobial benefits in order to reduce future break-outs.
$30 via select spas and www.emerginc.com
Karin Herzog Oxygen Face
The high concentration of oxygen, a natural antiseptic, penetrates deep into the skin to neutralize subcutaneous bacteria, eliminate accumulated toxins and clear surface acne. This light cream helps to enhance nutrient absorption, optimize skin functions and limit the formation of excess sebum, clogged pores and blemishes. 
Le Mieux Vita-C Clear Skin Pad
This triple-action exfoliant gently resurfaces, brightens, and treats visible signs of aging, all in a single pad. These pads feature natural citric, lactic, tartaric, and glycolic acids for smoothing out fine lines and tightening pores, the and the most stable form of vitamin C to brighten and minimize hyperpigmentation, and powerful antioxidant Superoxide Dismutase to help combat oxidative damage for a healthy, youthful-looking complexion.