A cheat sheet to clear skin.
Tina Ferraro, Alisha Acquaye and Sarah Wu
Whiteheads, clogged pores, dull skin, hyperpigmentation, and cystic acne — for every type of acne you might encounter, there’s a huge selection of potions and products that are specifically designed to help treat your specific breakout type. With so many options out there, how can you possibly separate what works from what doesn’t without further irritating your skin or breaking the bank?
That’s where the 2018 Teen Vogue Acne Awards come into play. Each year, we enlist the help of an expert panel of judges who understand exactly what it takes to maintain skin’s delicate balance. This year, they weighed in on everything from the most precise applicators for covering an angry red pimple to the best purifying P.M. treatments that work to eradicate acne while you sleep. (Plus, there’s a recommendation for any and every beauty budget.)
As consumers, we don’t always have the chance to get to know products before committing to them, and are often disappointed if something doesn’t work for us after we purchase it. Having plenty of one-on-one time with each nominee allowed us to choose which ones truly worked best. We’re bringing that information back to you in the hope that it will empower you to make your own choices. That’s what our numerous hours of testing, conversing, and choosing were about.
Consider this your cheat sheet for covering and clearing acne, featuring 62 products that have earned our expert panel’s stamp of approval. We hope you find something to love somewhere in these recommendations, or find a new way of looking at your skin. We know we did.
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