Suffering from painful acne that just won’t ease up? We know your pain. Check out our list of top Teenage Beauty Award 2017 nominees that’ll tackle pesky pimples, improve your complexion and keep blemishes at bay! 

Miacare Acne Patch for Day, $4.50 miacare PROIf you have the habit of picking at your pimples, then the Miacare Acne Patch is perfect for you. An effective blemish buster, each pack comes with super thin, flesh-coloured medical grade hydrocolloid dressings that help to absorb excess sebum and oil from the pimple and allows the area to heal quickly while acting as a protective layer to minimise bacteria. Simply patch onto clean skin and watch as your spots ‘magically’ disappear in less than 72 hours! 

For Beloved One Mandelic Acid Advanced Renewal Serum, $55 acne-treatment-for-beloved-one-PROTreating acne from deep within, lightening dark pigmentation left by blemishes, brightening skin tone and exfoliating dead skin cells – For Beloved One’s Mandelic Acid Advanced Renewal Serum does it all. Infused with mandelic acid, the gentle chemical peel will even help to control oil secretion and deep cleanse pores to reduce the chances of acne outbreaks. And it’s safe for sensitive skin, so you don’t have to worry about irritating your acne-prone complexions further. While this acne saviour is definitely pricier, its multi-tasking abilities makes it an essential for any skincare routine. 

Porcelain Balance Hydraclear Gel, $128

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Porecelain’s Hydraclear Gel is a watery gel that helps to control sebum, supply moisture, increase water retention and sebum balance in skin. It helps to reduce inflammation and microbial activities which prevents acne formation without causing peeling, sensitivity or redness. Additionally, it helps to brighten and refine the rest of your face, giving you the clear, healthy skin you’ve always dreamed of. 

Acnes Oil Control Cleansing Sheet, $3.10 

acne-treatment-acnes-PRONot like most makeup remover or cleansing sheets, the Acnes’ Oil Control Cleansing Sheet has perforations in it that helps exfoliate, lift dead skin and loosen some whiteheads. The sheets are saturated with liquid, but not dripping wet, and after each use, your skin will feel like it has been deeply cleansed. It contains a number of herbal extracts such as Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract and Centella Asiatica Extract that keep bacteria at bay, decreasing the chances of breakouts occurring.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution, $32.90thebodyshop PROA lightweight, pre-serum concentrate that helps to fight breakouts, The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution is formulated with tea tree oil that helps to purify skin, treat acne and soothes redness and inflammation. Do remember to apply plenty of moisturiser after using as the formula can be quite drying on skin. 

Kiehl’s Breakout Control Acne Treatment Facial Lotion, $80

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This Kiehl’s lotion is an all-over treatment that aims to prevent acne from forming whilst soothing your skin and reducing dullness. It contains gentle exfoliating acids that help remove dead surface skin cells that can trap oil, and ingredients that calm and brighten the complexion. The ingredients include 1.5% salicylic acid that reduces inflammation, aloe vera to soothe the skin, and vitamin B3 (or niacinamide) that helps in skin-restoration.

OXY Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch, $6.50

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Similar to Miacare’s acne patch, the OXY Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch works to fight acne by using a hydrocolloid ingredient to absorb excess oil and dirt directly from blemishes like a sponge. It also comes with UV protection that helps prevent sun rays from aggravating the acne spot, and is water- and sweat-proof, so you can apply it on comfortably throughout the day without it falling off midway. 

IDS DermProbiotic, $55 and IDS Probiotic Mask, $67IDS PROUsed in tandem with IDS’ Probiotic Mask, the brand’s DermProbiotic pills contain a live strain of bacteria that’ll help calm blemish-ridden skin instantly. Simply empty a capsule into a small amount of the mask and blend it in. Then, apply it on acne-affected areas and watch as it helps to reduce inflammation and destroy harmful bacteria lurking on the skin’s surface. 

THEFACESHOP Dr. Belmeur Clarifying Spot Calming Ampoule, $43

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Part of THEFACESHOP’s Dr. Belmeur line, the Dr. Belmeur Clarifying Spot Calming Ampoule helps to soothe sensitive problem areas and relieve dry and flaky skin around healed acne spots. The spot treatment comes with a dropper tool (yay for hygiene!) and spreads easily once applied onto skin – you’ll notice budding pimples disappearing within a day and that active acne heals faster. 

What are some of your skincare must-haves? Share your recommendations with us! 

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