Take Care of Those Blemishes With Our Top Favorite Products

By Jasmina.Davis
June 27, 2014 Updated: June 28, 2014

You have probably already tried a lot of face products, whether they were drug store or high end products. Here are some of our favorite products that are known to help clear clogged pores. 

To have the best skin results, we go by this particular daily routine:

  1. Cleanser
  2. Exfoliate (2-3 days a week)
  3. Toner
  4. Lotion
  5. Mask Pack (2-3 days a week, if necessary)

Regardless of whatever skin type you have, it is extremely important to cleanse, apply toner, and apply lotion daily. If you don’t, your face won’t be cleansed as efficiently and clogged pores can result. Exfoliating is also very important, however it doesn’t have to be a daily process.

Cleaning Agents

The Body Shop’s Squeaky Clean Scrub

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(The Face Shop)

This amazing tea tree oil scrub tweaks and squeaks out all the dirt from your skin to fight acne. It makes the skin feel clean and refreshed, without drying it out. Along with all of the good things the scrub is doing with your face, it is also a Community Fair Trade organic product. One reviewer said “The exfoliant bits are fine and do an amazing job of clearing up patches of dead skin that seem to build up on parts of my face on occasion.” another reviewer said, “Nothing I have ever tried, from drugstore brand to designer and clinical brand skin care has worked as well as this has. I can’t recommend it enough.”

Skin Type: All Skin Types

Price From The Body Shop: 3.3 fl oz. $14

Juice Beauty’s Blemish Clearing Cleanser

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(Juice Beauty)

The Blemish Clearing Cleanser deeply cleanses and removes impurities in the skin leaving a fresh, clean, and clear complexion. This Cleanser contains organic lemon, cherry and aloe juice. Most people, including this reviewer, found fast results when first using this cleanser, “I found this incredible cleanser while looking for natural alternatives. Within a week I was amazed at how fabulous my skin was looking and clearing up. I have now been using this product for 6-8 months and I don’t worry about blemishes.”

Skin Type: Oily

Price From Ulta: 6.75 fl oz $22

SK-II’s Facial Treatment Cleanser

The Facial Treatment Cleanser is perfect to clear out all blemishes. It can restore all of the scarring and blemishes from the past and give your skin a new healthy, younger glow. The cleanser looks and smells like a pearl, and it is very gentle on the skin. All you need is a pea-sized amount and your whole face will be clean. One reviewer said, “I have been using this product for a month and wow…my skin is more vibrant, blemish free, and all in all better! It is worth the price. The product foams up so a little goes a long way. Amazing stuff!”

Skin Type: All Skin Types

Price From Sephora:  4.1 oz  $70

Cure Natural Aqua Gel

This fragrance-free exfoliator is just remarkable. This is Japan’s #1 product , and sells every 12 seconds. This product clears away dead skin cells that can lead to acne, clogged pores, etc. It is very gentle and feels like gel, leaving a smooth silky feel after use. It helps the skin’s metabolism function better and is ideal for anyone. A reviewer said “This is my favorite exfoliator! I don’t even mind if all the clumps are not my dead skin because whatever it does, it works. It makes my makeup look way smoother, too. No breakouts!”

Skin Type: All Skin Types (even sensitive)

Price on Amazon: 250 ml $34 (When Published)

Dickson’s Witch Hazel Toner

This toner not only cleanses out the extra debris, but it also hydrates and cleanses the skin. It fights oil, acne, and can actually de-puff the under eye area. For such a high quality product, it is extremely affordable. A reviewer said, “I love this stuff! Not only is it just overall super good for your skin, but it compliments every skin type and it definitely cures any acne or imperfections. My skin definitely feels more plump and hydrated after using this, unlike a lot of the alcohol based toners I have tried in the past.” 

Skin Type: All Skin Types

Price at Walgreens: 16.0 oz $5.99

The Konjac Sponge

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(The Konjac Sponge Co.)

This sponge is the best cleanser to help with your face washes. It is gentle enough for a baby, and deeply cleanses, clears, and exfoliates the skin like no other sponge. It is so soft that you can even use it in the eye area, and can be part of your daily face routine. There is a wide variety of sponges for all skin types, along with specialized body sponges. A reviewer said “My friend loves these and says her spots are fading because of it!”

Skin Type: All Skin Types (depending on the sponge)

Price on Beautyhabit : 8 cm diameter x 3.5 cm deep $12 (lasts 3 months)

Lotions and Mask Packs

You may have thought that lotions and creams do not keep away acne, but in fact it does! After washing the face, the skin can get very dehydrated. Dryness causes the skin to produce more oil, and so the pores can easily clog. If you moisturize, the skin won’t need to hydrate itself. The following are some good hydrators that are good for even sensitive skin.

The Face Shop’s Chia Seed Moisture-Holding Seed Cream

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(The Body Shop)

This cream is unlike any cream you have tried. It feels more like a gel than a cream, but with extreme moisture. It won’t clog your pores and doesn’t feel greasy. A reviewer said “Doesn’t even feel like you have it on your face when you apply it, because it is so watery, but still thick enough to be a cream, and it also feels very refreshing.”

Skin Type: All Skin Types

Price on Amazon: 50 ml $15.24 (When Published)

Laneige Sleeping Pack

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If you are looking for a good moisturizer, the Laneige Sleeping Pack is the best pick. This product has a natural light texture and a mild scent. It is perfect for those who have extreme dry skin. A reviewer said “It helps with dryness and irritation without being heavy. I wake up with soft, glowing skin. Happy camper here.”

Skin Type: Mostly Dry to Normal, but Oily can use as well

Price from Target: 2.7 fl oz. $23

InnisFree’s Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

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This mask is great for removing blackheads. It has a mousse texture, its easy to wash off, and it works really well. This mask is from a pure, rare ingredient of a rock caused by volcanic eruptions in Jeju Island, Korea. It’s not too harsh on the skin and is ideal for oily skin. A reviewer said “I am very happy with the mask other than the fact that I have to scoop out the clay and it’s unhygienic. This mask gives my face a cooling feeling and doesn’t dry out my skin, nor does it make it feel greasy. I notice improvement on my skin texture”

Skin Type: All Skin Types (but ideal for oily)

Price from Amazon: 100 ml $14.33 (When Published)

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