Banish the blemishes with these new releases

More mature skins can also suffer with acne and blemishes and anyone that has suffered with adult acne will attest to the distress it causes. Very often hydration is forgotten, and this can cause worsening skin texture.

The trick is to target the active blemishes while also ensuring the skin barrier is not compromised. Post acne you can be left with scars and pigmentation, so a good serum is essential.

For young skin

My Clarins Re-Boost Matifying Hydrating Blemish Gel (€27) is a little like a morning smoothie for your skin. It gives the skin all the good it needs while removing the bad. Each time it is applied, it absorbs excess sebum, leaves the skin matte and helps control skin shine. It visibly reduces the look of blemishes, purifies and removes impurities. And because it offers complete care, it also helps refine the skin’s texture, provides radiance and freshness for the complexion all while energising the skin, it’s a real energy boost!

Meanwhile don’t let Clarins Targeted Blemish Lotion’s (€19) small size fool you! Why? Because it targets and dries blemishes locally in just 1 night thanks to its double formula which is part lotion, part powder. It also purifies the skin and reduces redness locally caused by imperfections. It is super effective! All you have to do is pop some on a cotton bud and apply it directly to the area.

For mature skin

Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum (€67) is a lightweight and fast absorbent serum that contains the powerful ingredient, bakuchiol, which is a plant-based retinol alternative that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increased firmness, and increases the skin’s plumpness by stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin.

Bakuchiol contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and therefore is incredibly effective in reducing blemishes and visibly diminishing scars. The Skinformulas Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum is perfect for those unable to use retinol during pregnancy and this lightweight formula not only delivers instant nourishment, and boosts hydration to reset and refresh dull skin and reduces redness in the skin. The holy trinity of great other ingredients are betaine, glycogen and niacinamide.

For all ages

CeraVe Blemish Control Cleanser (€11.50) is alcohol free, pH balanced and has a gel-to-foam formula specifically for facial use. It combines blemish-fighting ingredients to remove dirt and oil while preventing new breakouts, plus three essential ceramides to maintain the skin’s barrier. Blemish Control Gel (€13.50) is CeraVe’s first alcohol and oil-free once-daily gel treatment to clear imperfections and reduce visible blemishes in 3 days, without damaging the skin barrier. Using a blend of active ingredients and ceramides, MVE technology slowly releases the ingredients to provide 8 hour hydration, and it’ll never dry skin out.