My Must-Have Acne Fighting Products

September 6, 2017


my must-have acne fighting products - M Loves M @marmarI’m 30 years old and still fighting acne, how crazy is that? I thought my skin would be well done with these outbreaks by 25 but I guess not. Luckily, I have found some incredible products to help get and keep my skin under control. These products are ones I always rely on when I feel something sprouting up under the surface…yuck! Read on to see why I love these must-have acne fighting products. 

My Must-Have Acne Fighting Products my must-have acne fighting products - M Loves M @marmar my must-have acne fighting products - M Loves M @marmar

The Cleanser

Kate Somerville Daily Cleanser

This is seriously the best cleanser out there! I use it because I tend to have oily skin and this cleanser helps combat break outs before they happen. Not to mention it’s really lightweight and leaves my skin feeling hydrated rather than dried out like some other cleansers. I use just a small amount with my Clarisonic and it lasts me forever. Plus it’s paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free. This cleanser has worked wonders for me so I’d highly recommend it!

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

This microfoliant is great for those of you who have sensitive skin. Dermalogica is great because a lot of their products are rice-based so they’re gentle on your skin while still being exfoliating. All you need is a little amount of the powder and you add water to make a paste and apply it almost like a mask. I gently rub into my skin and the next day my skin is super soft. I’ll occasionally post products on InstaStories and when I featured this one I got so many replies from readers who use and love it too! It’s definitely worth the hype!

The Toner

Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion

This lotion seals the deal! I came across Mario Badescu a few years ago and gave their cucumber lotion a try and was pleasantly surprised with the results. I use this lotion daily after I cleanse.  It leaves my skin moisturized and ready for the day. This special lotion has cucumber extract in it which makes it extra cooling on your skin. Plus it aims to dry up blemishes and help disinfect your pores to keep your skin glowing.


The Spot Treatment

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

This is a product I cannot live without. I have never had such a fast acting acne treatment that actually does what it says. I just dab a little bit of this on my whiteheads before I got to bed at night and poof! they are almost all cleared up in the morning. The only downside to this product is that it doesn’t smell too pleasant. Beware of putting it too close to your nose! Though he be little, he is fierce! 

Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

This is probably the single best product for dealing with zits. The buffering lotion is a bit different from other acne products because it is specifically designed for those cystic-style bumps that are painful and take days to leave. These are the types of breakouts I suffer from most, unfortunately. I have found that just by using this product when I feel something coming up, I’m able to prevent those painful bumps from making their horrible debut. I highly recommend getting your hands on this lotion and trying it out for yourself. Note: This one is safe to use during pregnancy, so I relied on it a lot.

my must-have acne fighting products - M Loves M @marmar my must-have acne fighting products - M Loves M @marmar

For Spa Time

L’Oreal Purify & Mattify Pure Clay Mask

This clay mask is one of my go-tos! I love this one because you can feel it working as soon as you put it on. The one I have contains three different clays that all work together to mattify and clear your skin of impurities. This one is great if you love the smell of eucalyptus!


For On the Go

Kate Somerville EradiKate To-Go

Remember the drying lotion from above? Well these are the perfect alternative if you are traveling! These pre-swapped treatments are just a dab away from being your new bestie. I tend to carry them around when I’m traveling because they can be so handy for getting to those bumps before those bumps get you. Plus they don’t make any mess, which is always a plus!

Arcona Clarifying Pads

This is another great smelling product that is also super convenient! I love that this toner is easy for on-the-go use and doesn’t dry out your skin. These are perfect for catching those blemishes before they start. It’s especially great for sensitive skin because it has a lot of naturally clarifying ingredients such as Witch Hazel and Tea Tree oils. Love this product so much and I’m always stocking up when they’re on sale!

For Makeup

Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer

If you’re like me and immediately want to cover up those blemishes, you’ll love this product. Whenever I break out I want to hide my pimples but I also feel guilty putting makeup over them.  This primer is perfect though because it has salicylic acid in it, so it will heal your skin while also providing an easy canvas for inflamed skin. I love using this on my skin and not feeling like I have to cake on the concealer. This is a great product for giving a seamless look to your make up. Not to mention it fights the breakouts, too!

These are all the products I have found to really help my skin fight and prevent acne. If you want to see my other favorites check out my current beauty faves here. What are your must-have acne fighting products? Would love to hear if you have any you swear by!



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