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Skin Care Products For Teen Acne

If you’re a teen or in your early 20s, chances are your skin is on the oily side and blackheads or breakouts are a common challenge. Say thanks to those pesky hormones!

Teen acne is triggered by hormonal changes that occur during puberty, which can cause the skin to become very oily — but it’s not all bad news! Teenage skin has a higher cell turnover rate, heals more rapidly, is less sensitive and typically contains more moisture than adult skin. All of this means it can stand up to stronger formulations for faster, more potent treatment.

At Dermalogica, our acne products for teens are formulated with a blend of active ingredients and botanicals that unclog congested pores, remove dead skin cells, dirt and debris, combat excess sebum, promote skin renewal and keep skin hydrated and healthy.

Tackle stubborn breakouts with products for teen acne

Treating teen acne requires a preventative approach, so it’s vital to establish a daily skincare routine that focuses on keeping skin clean, fighting bacteria, reducing inflammation and improving hydration. What’s important is to not over-strip or dry out your skin with harsh formulas. Clear Start, our dedicated line of acne products for teens, makes it easy to learn and maintain good skincare habits that help keep teen breakouts at bay.

Clear Start is a range of products to clean, exfoliate, target blackheads and breakouts, whilst soothing and hydrating the skin using a combination of potent active ingredients such as Salicylic Acid and gentle botanicals. Combining the best of science and nature for healthy, clearer skin, Clear Start is tough on breakouts, and gentle on your skin, to deliver your clearest, healthiest skin ever.​

Clear Start is cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan, and formulated without artificial fragrances or colours. It’s sustainably conscious and designed with packaging that uses recycled plastic.

Our Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash can be used on the face, chest and back, which are often problematic areas for teenage acne. Containing pore-clearing Salicylic Acid and Orange Peel Extract to revive and refresh skin, this soap-free, foaming cleanser can be used twice daily to clear away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oil. Follow with our Breakout Clearing Booster, formulated with Niacinamide to reduce excess oil and reinforce the skin’s defensive barrier and seaweed-derived Chondrus Crispus Extract, which locks in moisture to calm irritated and inflamed skin.

If you’re wanting to clear blackheads, apply Blackhead Clearing Mask 1 - 3 times a week. Allow this mask to fizz and bubble over areas of blackheads while Sulfur and Kaolin Clay get to work to open pores, detoxify and promote blackhead clearing.

Experiencing red marks left behind from your breakouts? Turn to our Post-Breakout Fix featuring Hexylresorcinol to fade marks and brighten the skin and Carob Seed Extract to restore and nourish damaged skin.

Finally, layer over our lightweight Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion, which contains plant-based Squalane to soften the skin, and Hyaluronic Acid to soothe and hydrate. Alternatively, for daytime protection, apply Clearing Defense SPF30. This moisturiser and sunscreen in one contains shine-reducing natural Tapioca, along with our patented TT technology to fight breakout-causing bacteria.

At Dermalogica, you’ll find the best products for teenage acne in Australia

More than 100,000 skin therapists around the world use our professional-grade skincare every day, so you can trust that you’re investing in the best teenage acne products for noticeable results. Developed and researched by the International Dermal Institute, our results-driven range is designed to nourish, hydrate, and heal, which is why all of our acne products for teens are non-comedogenic and contain no occlusive mineral oil or lanolin, no irritating artificial colours or fragrance, and no drying S.D. alcohol. At Dermalogica, we don’t just specialise in acne and breakouts. From dryness and dehydration to uneven skin tone, skin ageing and damage, sensitivity and redness, oiliness, and dull and lacklustre skin, our expansive product range has been developed to tackle every skin concern. If you have any questions, get in touch with our expert team today.


Are Dermalogica’s products good for teenage skin?

Absolutely! Our acne products for teens work to deeply penetrate the skin and bring the skin’s microbiome back into equilibrium. They’re free from pore-clogging ingredients such as lanolin and mineral oil, as well as drying alcohols and irritating fragrances that disturb the skin’s external barrier and cause it to produce more oil, fueling further breakouts.

What is the best way to get rid of teenage acne?

The most effective way to fight breakouts? Use specially-formulated products for teen acne. How you apply them matters too. When you’re cleansing your face, avoid using hot water, harsh soap, vigorous scrubbing movements, and rough loofahs and brushes. Always make time for a moisturiser and be sure to apply an oil-free SPF daily, because dehydration and environmental stressors can trigger excess oil production. Avoid comedogenic (pore-clogging) ingredients wherever possible, as they can worsen breakouts and opt for mineral make-up.

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