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1.A pack of Avarelle rounded or extra-large acne patches to tackle every kind of breakout that dares to challenge your complexion. They're both powered by tea tree oil and calendula oil (all of which are gentle on sensitive skin) to reduce inflammation and absorb pus, whether it's just one zit or a spread-out breakout you can cover with one patch.
2.A retinol serum (a fancy name for vitamin A) that'll balance your complexion, stimulate collagen, and fade hyper-pigmentation. If you've ever so much as sat in a dermatologist's chair you've probably heard of this, because it's so 👏 darn 👏 effective 👏.
3.A Yes To charcoal scrub and cleanser stick, because this'll help you wish pimples adieu with just a flick of your wrist. It uses charcoal, moisturizing avocado, and coconut oil to gently exfoliate your way back to clear skin *and* no more excess oil.
4.A bottle of tea tree oil so you can slap on a fast-acting natural spot treatment that drastically reduces redness and swelling overnight while you catch up on your beauty sleep. The best part: it'll begin to heal painful swelling before you have time to pick and make it worse. Hands DOWN, my friend.
5.A tub of Aztec healing clay for waging straight WAR on the most intimidating pimples. Seriously, this acts more like a vacuum than a mask — no matter how deep your acne goes, this mask will suction out every clogged pore in its path. AND it works on cystic acne!
6.A set of Nip + Fab glycolic cleansing pads that'll resurface new skin in no time at all, thanks to their formula of exfoliating 2.8% glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, and a light moisturizer. Even if you're mid-breakout, these are gentle enough to tackle active pimples.
7.Or! A set of Nip + Fab glycolic night pads, because these'll seriously take action while you rest. Each pad is saturated in all-powerful glycolic acid to gently exfoliate and fade discoloration, acne scarring, pigmentation, or even active breakouts. Apply these life-savers before bed, sleep, and wake up to MAJOR improvements.
8.A Cosmedica hyaluronic serum so you can cheaply treat your skin to this widely-loved, holy grail ingredient. It addresses really every skin-clearing goal you could have — an even skin tone, brightness, clearing pimples, and encouraging our complexion to be smoother and softer. Think of this as an easy-peasy form of skin TLC.
9.A bottle of Acure brightening facial scrub for exfoliating away excess oil (the pesky cause of most breakouts). It's gentle enough to use every day, meaning treated acne won't have a chance to come back. We are on 👏top👏 of👏 it — all while bringing out a clear, glowing complexion from underneath.
10.A Belei spot treatment that'll enlist 5.5% benzoyl peroxide to prove to your pimples that you are NOT messing around anymore. Don't toss and turn over that zit — this'll take care of it while you sleep.
11.A pack of Bioré cleansing pore strips, because this'll be your new sidekick that acts as a magnet to efficiently draw out dirt, oil, and blackheads both from your nose and your forehead (or really anywhere requiring *assistance*). Deep clean does not even BEGIN to define these.
12.An Eva Naturals skin-clearing serum so you can depend on one heck of a formula that attacks breakouts ~head on~. We're talking 5% hyaluronic acid, 2% salicylic acid, and 20% vitamin C — just to name a few. Tl;dr: acne doesn't stand a chance.
13.A Skin Food steam pack for eliminating enlarged, clogged pores just by masking your nose (or wherever needs TLC). It's loaded with volcanic ash and egg protein to control sebum, reduce blackheads, and exfoliate your skin. In three to five minutes, those pesky dots will be a distant memory.
14.A bottle of Teddie Organics rose water toner spray that'll let you treat your acne on-the-go and tell redness and oily T-zones to take a hike. You just have to spritz. Not to mention it has a heavenly 🌹rose scent 🌹.
15.A Mario Badescu healing powder, because this'll both conceal and treat your acne at the same time. It doubles as a setting powder to absorb excess oil, but it'll also drastically reduce redness and irritation. Basically you can speak "pimple, what pimple?" into existence after putting this on under makeup.
16.A Seoul Ceuticals vitamin C serum to nourish irritated complexions with a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. It'll reduce pores and breakouts, target discoloration, and make your overall complexion ~brighter~. And yes, it'll show results faster than you can think of what rhymes with "orange".
17.An Eco Tools cleansing brush so you can double the effectiveness of your acne face wash. It deep-cleanses pores and lightly exfoliates, meaning it gets to the *root* of the problem a heck of a lot better than just your fingers.
18.A Radha rosehip oil for brightening skin, dramatically reducing stubborn breakouts and pigmentation, and moisturizing dehydrated skin — all at the same time. How? It combines antioxidants and essential fatty acids to address your complexion's overall health so even cystic breakouts aren't simply masked.
19.A TreeActiv cystic acne spot treatment that'll let you join the hundreds of reviewers who say this shaves the time it takes for cystic pimples to fade in half. Its main ingredient, bentonite clay, draws out toxins, fights swelling, and calms irritated skin très vite so the days of waiting an eternity are over.
20.A set of Noxzema anti-blemish pads to clear breakouts with extremely little effort, courtesy of their formula of eucalyptus oil and menthol. They'll end your day with a *refreshing tingle*, smooth your complexion, and will never make you pay the price for having a dang pimple.
21.A Mario Badescu glycolic acid toner, because this'll smooth over any tension between you and your skin by turning over dead skin cells faster than you can say "redness". It gently exfoliates and reduces dullness (and is a popular solution for excess oil and blackheads) so you don't need to spend $$$ on overpriced treatments.
22.A bar of African black soap so you can fight breakouts ALLLL over (hello, surprise butt pimple) before you have time work yourself into a lather. Its combo of shea butter, vitamin E, and coconut oil work together to quickly wash those unwelcome zits down the drain.
23.A anti-bacterial pillow mist for spritzing away your acne woes when you spray this bb on your favorite pillow before drifting off. It kills acne-causing dirt and bacteria on sight with tea tree water so your bed is nothing but a safe 👏 space 👏 for your lil' face — aka your pillow won't undo your other acne products' hard work.
24.An Aveeno eczema moisturizing cream that'll soothe dry, itchy, and irritated skin with nothing more than oat, soy, kiwi, and blackberry extracts. According to reviewers, just a few swipes of this can seriously relieve your eczema.
25.A jar of Andalou Naturals pumpkin honey glycolic mask, because this'll let you enjoy a *treat yourself* moment that will leave your skin brighter, smoother, and clearer, courtesy of vitamin C and exfoliating properties. All you have to do is sit back and turn on Netflix. Who knew finally conquering acne could take so little.
26.A CosRX gel facial cleanser so you can start your mornings off with some *perks* by combining tea tree oil and natural BHA to shrink pores and improve your complexion's evenness, pimples be darned. Essentially, it tells harsher cleansers to clear out in the name of gentle treatment and fast results.
27.Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner for something that clears skin just as well (if not better) than most high-end toners, but wins at keeping sensitive skin in mind. It gently treats acne, brightens skin, and tightens pores *without* causing further breakouts — something everyone in the Sensitive Skin Club is all too familiar with.
28.A Teena salicylic face wash that'll streamline your routine when it comes to treating breakouts, thanks to its vegan formula of vitamin B5, rosehip oil, and hemp seed oil. It'll deep clean pores, improve clarity, and soften skin in one easy step. Not to mention, it's PINK?! Take. My. Money.
29.A Tarte multitasking clay mask, because this is not one, but TWO masks to mix and match treatments for different skin concerns. The purple formula (great for T-zones) conquers shine by tightening pores and treating blemishes and blackheads, while the gold formula hones in on your cheeks and under-eyes to hydrate, brighten, and even calm redness and inflammation.
30.A Freeman anti-stress clay mask so you can enjoy a pick-me-up whenever your skin is feeling *the blues*. Dead sea minerals absorb excess oil, purify clogged pores, and show pesky breakouts the door (all in just ten minutes). It even relaxes you with lavender aromatherapy so you can BREATHE and forget about that zit.
31.A The Body Shop tea tree clay face mask for delivering a cooling sensation on tough, active breakouts. Basically, you'll be saying ahhh not AHHHH when treating your complexion from now on. It'll fully cleanse pores, control excess oil, and target deep breakouts with tea tree oil to get you clear STAT.
32.A bottle of Ebanel drying lotion that'll 👏 kill 👏 those 👏 zits on sight and keep you from popping or picking — aka making everything worse. Dab this on, go to sleep, and wake up a whole lot happier.