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Beauty products to beat the blemishes

Beauty products to beat the blemishes

Hormonal fluctuations, stress and poor diet choices are to blame for a rise in adult acne, according to new research. It can be majorly embarrassing venturing out in the midst of a pimply breakout, but thanks to clever beauty companies, it doesn’t mean you have to forgo your war paint.

A new generation of hi-tech primers, concealers and foundations can help sooth, heal and conceal those bad boy blemishes.

The new products contain spot fighting ingredients designed to tackle redness and infection. In particular look for products enriched with anti-inflammatory salicylic acid or anti-bacterial tea tree oil. Also make sure the items are oil-free to prevent pores from further clogging.

Here’s our run down of the best products for problem skin.


If you’ve had a breakout, a full coverage concealer like Cover FX Blemish Treatment Concealer reduces redness and inflammation thanks to the addition of anti-inflammatory ingredients salicylic acid and Bisabolol, while regulating oil production to prevent future breakouts.

BB Cream

If you don’t want the full coverage of a foundation, Vichy’s Normaderm BB Clear contains salicylic acid and hydrating mineral pigments that won’t clog skin. The lightweight coverage will even out skin tone, control shine and will help to calm the redness of those pesky pimples.


Smashbox’s primers are always at the top of beauty editors’ lists, and their Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control primer is another winner. The hydrating, breathable oil-free primer contains two per cent salicylic acid to clear inflammation and makes the perfect base for spot prone skin.


If you do want the security of fuller coverage for a big night out, luxe brand Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Make-Up is an oil-free liquid foundation that contains essential skin soothing ingredients. The lightweight foundation will help conceal and treat current blemishes and continued use promises to prevent further breakouts by balancing your skin’s surface.

While Bare Minerals Blemish Ready Foundation is formulated with natural anti-bacterial, tea tree oil, to reduce blemishes and oil production as well as delivering a dewy, flawless finish.

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