Acne Prone Skin? Find out which ingredients to use and which to avoid in your skin care products.

When it comes to getting the best results from your skin care products for oily, blemished, problem, acne-prone skin, it’s so important to use and avoid certain skin care ingredients.



– Salicylic Acid. This is an antiseptic exfoliator that offers anti-inflammatory benefits for Soothing acne condition - Recommendation ‘Jan Marini Biglycolic cleanser)

– Tea Tree Oil. This offers disinfectant properties to destroy acne-causing bacteria and keep pores clean.
(Recommendation eminence probiotic cleanser)

– Azaleic Acid - kills P-acne bacteria and reduces the number of comedones or pore blockage (recommendation Jan Marini bioclear lotion/cream or Eminence target acne spot treatment)


– SD Alcohol 40, Denatured Alcohol, Ethanol and Isopropyl Alcohol. These are commonly found in toners and should be avoided. Exception: They can be beneficial when used in acne spot treatments.

– Sodium or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate. Commonly found in cleansing gels and are extremely dehydrating to the skin.

– Mineral Oil. This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.

– Petrolatum. This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.

– Isopropyl Myristate and Isopropyl Palmitate. This ingredient may encourage clogged pores.

– Apricot kernels. These are naturally-made particles found in facial scrubs that can scratch and irritate the skin, causing the spread of bacteria.