7 blackhead-fighting skin care products to add to your arsenal
Back the eff up, blackheads
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Content Producer / July 26 2021
We think we can all agree that in the court of public opinion, blackheads are on the skin care obsessed ‘most wanted’ list for disturbing the peace around these parts.
But we refuse to be terrorised by these audacious pore-cloggers any longer.
We’re calling on an envoy of blackhead butt kickers to help us in the war against bad skin – pore strips and hydroxy-acids we’re looking at you.
Here are seven skin care products that’ll help your complexion battle blackheads.
PEACE OUT SKINCARE Pores Blackhead and Pore Strip
Is it just us or is there something very therapeutic about physically ripping your blackheads out of your face? Honestly, we’re obsessed. These hydrocolloid pore strips help to absorb excess oil, dirt and impurities, while simultaneously refining skin and minimising the appearance of pores. Sorted.
$33 at Sephora
CAUDALIE Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner
This cult toner packs a serious punch. We’re talking an impressive cocktail of salicylic acid, antioxidant-rich grape seed polyphenols, grape water and rosewater. The ingredients all work together to minimise the appearance of pores, sloughing away dead skin cells, dirt and impurities to reveal a brighter and clearer complexion.
$39 at Sephora
SOME BY MI AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner
This Internet sensation comes with a promise of clear skin in 30 days thanks to a formula rich in AHA, BHA, PHA and niacinamide. Add this to your daily routine and by the month’s end you should notice a reduction in blackheads, pore size, skin clarity, tone and texture. Enjoy.
$35 at Adore Beauty
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum
This handy serum utilises ingredients like LHAs, AHAs and BHAs to micro-exfoliate the skin, clearing out pores, dead skin cells and blackheads in the process. Over time you’ll notice a reduction in the frequency of breakouts and blackheads too. She’s a winner baby.
$59.95 at Adore Beauty
COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
This blackhead-specified toner utilises willowbark water (a natural BHA), to target the buildup of excess oil, sebum, impurities and dead skin cells in the pores. It helps to break everything down and clear it out for a refined complexion. Glass skin here we come.
$41 at Adore Beauty
Bioderma Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Care
If you’re plagued incessantly by blackheads, breakouts and blemishes, then you can’t go amiss adding this purifying treatment to your routine. Smooth out that skin texture, say goodbye to pimple-causing bacteria and welcome some serious skin healing thanks to a combination of AHA esters, salicylic acid, citric acid and Bioderma’s oil-regulating Fluidactiv.
$29.99 at Adore Beauty
LIXIR Night Switch PHA/AHA 10% Serum
This unassuming little guy tackles a myriad of woes; fine lines, wrinkles, pores, blackheads and spots are all on this pick’s hit list. Thanks to a triple threat of hydroxy acids this elixir battles oxidative stress, hydrates and detoxifies simultaneously.
$38 at Sephora
Want to banish blemish and blackhead-causing bacteria and dead skin cells? PHAs are the gentle hydroxy acid you need to know about.
Main image credit: @palomija
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.