Best Actives for Blemish Prone Skin

Best Actives for Blemish Prone Skin

When it comes to products that target blemishes you have a lot of options - so many, in fact, that it can be confusing to find the best product or ingredients for you. So, we’ve created a list of the best actives you can use and find in our EradiKate franchise to help target your individual blemish concerns. 


Sulfur is one of the oldest known acne treatments. It is an effective treatment for a few reasons. Initially, sulfur causes the skin to dry out, this helps to slough away dead skin cells and prevent pore blockages. Secondly, sulfur helps absorb oil on the skin’s surface which, again, helps reduce clogged pores as well as this is prevents bacteria creating on the skin.

Generally, sulfur products are gentle at treating breakouts and are most effective in treating mild to moderate blemishes or preventing future breakouts. While prescription-strength sulfur products are available, most over-the-counter products are sufficient to help achieve clear skin. The types of sulfur products range from soaps and cleansers such as our EradiKate Daily Foaming Cleanser to lotions, masks, or spot treatments leaving you with lots of options to incorporate sulfur into your routine. Our Blemish Treatment contains 10% sulfur the highest level approved by the FDA, for a superior outcome to treating blemishes, it will absorb excess oil and reduce inflammation to visibly improve your breakout in just one hour. 


Niacinamide also known as Vitamin B3, hosts a range of benefits for the skin. Reduces redness and blotchiness in the skin, which can occur if were suffering from breakouts. Works to minimize the appearance of pores and helps regulate oil production. As well as treating and lightening hyperpigmentation which will help reduce any post blemish marks. It is also known for its benefits to maintaining a healthy functioning skin barrier, which is essential when using active ingredients to treat breakouts.

You can incorporate this ingredient into your routine by using our KateCeuticals Resurfacing Overnight Peel, which contains a combination of both Retinol and Niacinamide so it’s a highly active, and effective product to really treat post blemish marks and uneven skin tone & texture.

Our new EradiKate Blemish Mark Fading Gel not only contains Salicylic, but also Niacinamide which fades & brightens post blemish marks and works where it is needed most to treat targeted dark spots and clear existing blemishes.  


Retinol works on resurfacing the skin by speeding up cellular turnover, removing dead skin cells and replacing them with newly regenerated ones. It helps to even out skin texture and lighten pigmentation from past scaring or blemish marks.

We would recommend to slowly introduce Retinol within your routine, use 1-2x per week in your evening routine and wear a high SPF the next day to prevent sun damage. Retinol and Salicylic Acid are both key active ingredients for blemishes. They both target different concerns on the skin so can be used in conjunction with one another just make sure you stick to 1 active per day so your skin can become familiar with the ingredients you are using, this will also prevent irritation or sensitivity. 


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