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The Best adult acne treatments | Pro tips for fighting acne with cruelty-free spot solutions

The Best adult acne treatments | Pro tips for fighting acne with cruelty-free spot solutions

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Last Updated on April 5, 2023 by Eve Dawes

Cruelty-Free Adult Acne Products, Treatments & Skincare Routines

The best adult acne treatments are something more and more women have been reaching out to me in private messages about. We’ve all had that occasional embarrassing zit that tends to pop up whenever we have something important planned or after that extra glass of wine or a hormonal breakout. So what’s the best cruelty-free acne treatments and products? Keep reading.

Whatever their cause, whether it’s your hormones, stress, pollution, the wrong products for your skin, over cleaning, harsh cleaning, food intolerances, or too much sugar, spots and acne is never welcome!

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What are the best cruelty-free acne treatment for adults?

A good place to start with fighting adult acne holistically is:

  • Reducing sugar
  • Changing our skincare and laundry products
  • Cleaning more gently
  • Getting professional help with our hormones

However, this blog post would be a book if I write about them all. While cruelty-free beauty and skincare is my area, I don’t know enough about hormones to talk about them. So I’m just going to focus on these cruelty-free acne products that are our heroes when it comes to trying to get rid of spots as fast as possible so we can get on with our lives.

Start With Hygienic Gentle Deep Cleaning To Prep Skin For Adult Acne Treatments



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Foreo Luna 3 which comes in 3 varieties for sensitive, normal or combination skin is a hygenic and effective way to deep cleanse skin twice a day. I was using a brush style version of this before but there were a few things I didn’t love about it. It had a super bulky charger, the bristles got dirty from my makeup, the brush heads need changing and I couldn’t travel with it as the brushes take too long to dry to pack.

I was introduced to Foreo at the Influencer Lab at Nordstroms and started using the combination skin version over 3 years ago now. Another cleansing essential of mine is the mini Foreo to travel with. You know you actually love something when you get in at midnight and still clean your face with it and don’t just wash quickly and dive into bed.

summer skin care foreo ufoI love techy stuff. That is to say, when it’s easy to use, otherwise I end up frustrated and can’t be bothered with it. Foreo is a cruelty-free acne product that comes with it’s own app that powers the tool and remembers your preferences from the 16 pulsation intensities you can choose from. It’s not just for acne prone skin, there’s different devices and masks for all skin types.

Foreo Massage and Contour Function

You can use your Foreo without the app but the beauty of the app for me is the massages! I’m not kidding, this is my new favorite part of my evening beauty routine.

After doing the quick 1 minute cleanse, you select the facial massage you want from eye contour to lip contour or full face contour massage which help your products absorb better. I’ve also been using the contour function in the morning before the morning show to help perk up my eyes.

Anyway, back to the cleaning which is great for adult acne. Foreo cleanses deeply and gently with soft silicone touchpoints and variable T-Sonic pulsations. It has silicone rather than brushes which means it doesn’t collect the bacteria and makeup like brushes and face cloths.

The added bonus of this means less chance of break outs and adult acne. The rechargeable battery lasts for 650 uses which means we don’t need charging bases cluttering up our beautiful bathrooms either.

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If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you know I’ve been a fan of Image Skincare for a while. The Image Skincare Clear Cell range uses safe, proven ingredients, smart botanicals and is cruelty-free.

Image skincare has different product lines for different skincare concerns. My favorite is their Ageless and Vital C collections but if your fighting adult acne try their Clear Cell Line which includes a Salicylic gel cleanser.

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Image skincare’s acne skincare collection includes everything from your cleanser and toner, to masks, serums, oil free moisturizers and spot lotion.

I use the I MASK purifying probiotic mask and appreciate that it doesn’t dry my skin out like some anti-acne masks can but still deep cleans my pores. I don’t use it all over my face but wherever the breakout is, currently on the base of my nose, nice! You can also use it on your nose area to help clear out blackheads and detoxify your pores.

The other cruelty-free adult acne wonder product is the Clear Cell medicated acne lotion. This is formulated with fast-acting benzoyl peroxide which attacks bacteria to treat acne, blackheads and clogged pores. You know how sometimes spot treatments can cause redness and irritation? Well this one has botanical brighteners which work on redness from existing and previous blemishes to help fade past acne marks and reduce irritation.

Adult Acne Treatments For Your Body

If you’re dealing with adult acne on your body, try Rainbow Beauty’s Blemish Blaster Body Polish which is under $9. It’s made with the top acne fighting ingredients to leave your skin moisturized and reduce acne. Like most adult acne treatments, this scrub works best with regular use. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free which aligns with my own beauty ethos and Dawes Custom Cosmetics.

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The Anti Blemish Body Scrub is a regenerative, acne-fighting body polish designed to diminish enlarged pores and blemishes. The active ingredients are:

  • Vitamin C to brighten and encourage your skin’s output of collagen, which is a protein responsible for healthy, glowing, + youthful skin.
  • BHAs (beta hydroxy acid) which penetrate your pores deeply to dry out excess oils and dislodge buildup for a more even skin tone and smoother complexion.
  • High-grade natural salt to exfoliate.

For natural cruelty-free skincare favorites try Beauty Kitchen

A few of my other cruelty-free adult acne treatment favorites are from Beauty Kitchen which is a natural, cruelty-free company. They have a few adult-acne specific face masks and face sprays which help to resolve acne naturally.

Their French Gold Clay Mask is perfect if your skin’s feeling congested. It has clay to draw out impurities from the skin while the essential minerals within the clay are released. It also helps to get rid of dead skin cells and tightens & tones the skin for smooth, fresh, and radiant skin.

Another option is their DMAE Miracle Mud Mask which has tonifying DMAE, a pore-purging beauty mineral, MSM, and clarifying kaolin clay and which can be used on acne prone areas on both your face and body. As well as the Beet That Acne Clay Mask which contains curcumin known for it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Lastly if you have large or blocked pores try the peppermint pore reducing facial toner. OMG the smell of this, my husband asked “Why does your face smell so good?” Lol!

Try blue light therapy for natural adult acne treatment

This is a non product based solution for an adult acne treatment and one of Foreo’s newer FDA approved devices. Their ESPADA Blue Light Acne Treatment wand is a ultra-hygienic silicone device with blue LED light to address bacteria. Along with T-Sonic pulsations to support natural blood microcirculation to facilitate your skin’s renewal. There’s also a red, cross-shaped light to precisely target blemishes. 

the dual power of laser-focused blue LED light and T-Sonic pulsations to address acne-causing bacteria, painlessly, in as little as 30 seconds. Sephora

I haven’t personally tried this but the reviews are 4/5 stars from over 140 reviews and Sephora’s refund policy is really good. 

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