What To Look For In Acne Skincare Products So That They Actually Work

Apart from going for extraction facials in Singapore in a bid to clear up acne, using the right skincare products is equally important. However, with so many products on the market claiming to help fight acne – how do you know which are the ones that will actually work? 

Well, it is simpler than it seems – keep a lookout for these ingredients that have been proven to help with combating acne so as to make informed decisions when purchasing skincare products. 

1. Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid is one of the most common ingredients found in acne-fighting skincare products. It works by penetrating the skin to dissolve dead skin cells that block pores, preventing acne from forming. It works best for mild acne and can even help to prevent future breakouts with consistent usage. 

A concentration of salicylic acid between 0.5% to 2% is great for tackling breakouts without drying out the skin too much. 

Try the MD Dermatics Acne Cleansing Gel which contains salicylic acid to deeply cleanse the skin and pores, remove excess dirt and grime, and control any pore-related concerns. 

2. Benzoyl peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is another popular ingredient found in acne skincare products, thanks to its ability to help with inflammatory acne which is notorious for being hard to control. Although it works on cystic acne, it can also treat whiteheads and blackheads caused by dead skin cells and excess sebum. 

It works by killing bacteria underneath the skin and helping the pores to shed dead skin cells and sebum. 

If you have no idea which product to go for, try the MD Dermatics Acne Fighter. It is a lightweight gel that can clear and prevent acne while also increasing the rate of cell regeneration.

3. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs)

AHAs are plant or animal-derived acids that have quite a few skincare benefits, such as promoting collagen and blood flow, brightening the complexion and most importantly, preventing acne breakouts. 

They are primarily used for exfoliating to unveil brighter and clearer skin. The most common AHAs in skincare include citric acid and glycolic acid so make sure to look out for these the next time you shop for products.

4. Retinol

Retinol has been becoming increasingly popular over the years for being a potent ingredient that fades hyperpigmentation, unclogs pores, reduces swelling and improves the appearance of fine lines. 

But using retinol too much or in a concentration that is too heavy may irritate the skin. Thus, using skincare ingredients that have been infused with retinol is recommended instead. 

The MD Dermatics Retinol Enhancer is one to try as it contains 1% of retinol, a safe concentration for all skin types. It also boosts collagen production in as little as four to six weeks, helping you to achieve supple, smooth and youthful-looking skin.

You can now get a wide range of authentic MD Dermatics products in Singapore on Indulgence Beauty’s website. 

MD Dermatics combines the best of dermatological science and natural ingredients in its range of products to target specific skin concerns – shop their acne range now