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Post Acne Dark Marks & Redness

These are my favorite products for reducing post acne dark marks and redness left behind by my hormonal cystic acne.

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Witch Hazel Brightening & PH Balancing Toner

This is my favorite! It contains every ingredient you need to fight dark marks.

Witch Hazel Brightening & PH Balancing Toner product review
Witch Hazel Brightening & PH Balancing Toner product review
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DanielleSkin27


Dry/Sensitive

If you’re looking to even out your skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation or dark spots, then you need this toner! Over the course of a few months, this has significantly reduced the post-acne hyperpigmentation I have. I get deep cystic acne and I find the hyperpigmentation from this type of acne is large, dark, and lasts a long time. I’ve never really been able to lighten it much, until I started using this toner. This is a thin and very watery consistency toner that’s hydrating and light. It absorbs very well and does not leave skin sticky. It contains no added fragrance, but does have a hint of an herbal type scent that is just naturally from the ingredients it contains. It contains amazing brightening and lightening ingredients like niacinamide, turmeric, alpha arbutin, glutathione, kojic acid, azelaic acid, licorice root, and retinyl palmitate. It also contains hydrating and soothing ingredients like witch hazel, glycerin, rose water, allantoin, and green tea. I mean, just look at all those all star ingredients! I really thought all those powerful ingredients would be too much for my skin, but my skin is loving this toner. It causes me no irritation at all. Just gives me results!

Witch Hazel Brightening & PH Balancing Toner

Urban Skin Rx
Witch Hazel Brightening & PH Balancing Toner

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B-Boost 10% Niacinamide Serum

Niacinamide is great for acne prone skin and reducing redness.

B-Boost 10% Niacinamide Serum product review
B-Boost 10% Niacinamide Serum product review
B-Boost 10% Niacinamide Serum product review
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DanielleSkin27


Dry/Sensitive

B-Boost is a 10% niacinamide serum. This serum also contains tranexamic acid and ascorbyl glucoside, a more gentle form of vitamin C. This makes it a great antioxidant serum to pair with your sunscreen in your morning routine. It’s light and watery and absorbs into skin fast. No scent at all. I like to use products that help reduce dark spots in my morning routine, so this has been perfect since is contains a great ingredient combo that can help with that.

B-Boost 10% Niacinamide Serum

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B-Boost 10% Niacinamide Serum

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A-Control 10% Azelaic Acid Serum

Azelaic acid is great for reducing inflammation and redness.

A-Control 10% Azelaic Acid Serum product review
A-Control 10% Azelaic Acid Serum product review
A-Control 10% Azelaic Acid Serum product review
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DanielleSkin27


Dry/Sensitive

A-Control is a 10% azelaic acid serum. If you aren’t familiar with azelaic acid, it’s amazing for light exfoliation, acne prone skin, and those with rosacea and other types of redness. It’s one of my favorite ingredients. This serum also contains niacinamide, panthenol, and snail secretion filtrate. It’s light and watery and absorbs into skin fast. No scent at all. I’ve been loving it for reducing the redness on my cheeks and nose due to my rosacea. I also find snail very soothing and highly moisturizing, so this is a nice combo serum.

A-Control 10% Azelaic Acid Serum

NINELESS
A-Control 10% Azelaic Acid Serum

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4.7

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No.5 Glutathione Vitamin C Concentrated Serum

I noticed a reduction in post acne redness within just a few weeks of using this serum!

No.5 Glutathione Vitamin C Concentrated Serum product review
No.5 Glutathione Vitamin C Concentrated Serum product review
No.5 Glutathione Vitamin C Concentrated Serum product review
No.5 Glutathione Vitamin C Concentrated Serum product review
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DanielleSkin27


Dry/Sensitive

I received this product for free from Picky and Numbuzin in exchange for my honest review. This is a gentle serum that’s meant to help reduce hyperpigmentation and so far it’s doing exactly that for me. I’ve noticed definite improvement in the appearance of post acne dark marks just in the few weeks that I’ve been using it. It contains niacinamide, tranexamic acid, vitamin c, and alpha arbutin to target hyperpigmentation. Also contains one of my favorite antioxidants that doesn’t get enough credit, glutathione, and CoQ10. But along with all those actives, it also contains ceramides, allantoin, glycerin, and beta glucan to soothe and hydrate skin. So this serum is a powerhouse 3-in-1 product that targets hyperpigmentation, soothes and hydrates skin, and provides antioxidant benefits. I’ve been using it in my morning routine as that is usually when I prefer to use my antioxidants and hyperpigmentation treating products. It layers well with all other products I’ve tried it with, absorbs quickly with no tackiness left behind, and has no fragrance. Has also not caused my sensitive skin any kind of irritation. This is a definite repurchase for me in the future, I’m really loving this serum. Looking forward to trying more from Numbuzin!

No.5 Glutathione Vitamin C Concentrated Serum

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No.5 Glutathione Vitamin C Concentrated Serum

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Rescue Balm

Soothes skin, reduces the appearance of redness.

Rescue Balm product review
Rescue Balm product review
Rescue Balm product review
Rescue Balm product review
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DanielleSkin27


Dry/Sensitive

When I tell you this balm is amazing, I truly mean it. I wish I had known about this product much sooner! When I break out, I get mostly very large and angry pimples. Even once I have used pimple patches to help speed up the process of getting rid of them, my skin stays red in that spot for a long time. That’s where this balm comes in. It contains ingredients like allantoin and peptides to help soothe the area and take away the redness. It also has titanium dioxide in it, which helps cover the appearance of redness until it goes away. Contains no fragrance or harsh ingredients, so I definitely recommend it to all skin types who are also prone to breakouts. Comes in 3 sizes so you choose which size would be best for you. I purchased the middle size (15ml) for $12.99 at Target. It has lasted quite a while because you really don’t need a ton of the product for it to really work and make a difference.

Rescue Balm

Hero Cosmetics
Rescue Balm

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Acne and Blemish Control Mask

This is a new addition, it reduces both acne and the dark marks left behind by acne.

Acne and Blemish Control Mask product review
Acne and Blemish Control Mask product review
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iamteresah


Dry/Sensitive

Very great at helping combat acne. Feels nice on the skin, and is great texture.

Acne and Blemish Control Mask

Urban Skin Rx
Acne and Blemish Control Mask

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thaootrang

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Love
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Lorelei

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Great product choices 😊❤
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