The Top #5 Serums for Acne

Our everyday skincare routine includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising - yet, you are most likely missing one of the most critical steps: Serums! Applying face serums can take your skin from good to better. You'll have different skincare needs depending on your skin type and the concerns you are experiencing, but in any case, including a Serum is essential.

What exactly does a serum do?

Serums can target many different skin concerns. For acne skins, a serum can target blemishes, hydrate the skin and give instant radiance.

There is a lot of care that goes into maintaining healthy skin, especially when we talk about acne-prone skin. Acne-prone skins can react easily, but choosing the right Serum according to the type of acne you have is the key to achieving the results.

Top 5 Serums for Acne based on your skin type

The Top #5 Serums for Acne based on your skin type

For Acne-Prone + DRY SKIN

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This serum is best suited to an adult who is experiencing breakouts but also has a dryer type skin with ageing concerns. I love the combination of ingredients in the Serum, we have Retinol to target ageing, fine lines and dark spots. Salicylic acid to target the blemishes and to help exfoliate the skin. Then we have a combination of oils, rosehip, argan and jojoba to nourish soothe and protect the skin.

To Use: At night after cleansing use around 6 drops all over the face and neck area, avoiding the eye area.

For Acne + OILY SKIN

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This serum is best suited to Acne, combination, congested, oily skin types. The two main active ingredients in this clarifying decongesting serum are salicylic acid to mop up excess oil and help exfoliate the skin. Included also is a form of Vitamin A to help speed up cell turnover to help unclog the pores and smooth the skin. Anti-inflammatories such as willowherb, tea tree oil and aloe vera target breakouts and help calm inflammation.

To use: Apply on cleansed skin morning & night. Always use SPF in the day.


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This Serum is especially designed for the teens. Teenage skins need very different serums to adults with breakouts. They need to have a lighter consistency so that we aren't overloading the skin. This serum has the combination of salicylic acid to mop up oil, niacinimide to control oil plus support a healthy barrier function. A patented TT technology in combination with  Phytoplankton Extract to work with the skins microbiome and help prevent dehydration.

To Use: Apply every morning & night on cleansed skin then follow with your prescribed moisturiser.


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If you have a sensitive, breakout prone skin then this is perfect for you. This oil free serum helps to calm and soothe the skin. Perfect for inflamed acne.

A combination of soothing botanicals helps to calm redness and reduce inflammation and brings balance and hydration back to the skin. Granactive acne, an antimicrobial peptide helps to treat breakouts and speeds up the healing process.  

To use: Apply every morning & night on cleansed skin. Follow with prescribed moisturiser.

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Crystal Retinal is also perfect for those wanting to target the appearance of blemishes and congestion due to retinals unique antibacterial action on the skin. Think clarified, brighter, healthier skin.

Formulated with 0.03% stabilised retinal, this ground-breaking overnight serum visibly minimises fine lines and wrinkles; firming and plumping the complexion to resurface skin texture and soften the face.

Crystal Retinal 3 is for those seeking impressive anti-ageing results. New to retinaldehyde, but maybe tried mild retinol formulas before. Most people start here.

Also available in strengths Crystal Retinal 1, Crystal Retinal 6, Crystal Retinal 10, Crystal Retinal 20

To use: Crystal Retinal 3 application should be phased in gradually. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other night for the next 2 weeks, then every night. Always wear sunscreen the following morning while using this product, and for 1 week after. Consult a doctor if breastfeeding or pregnant.

About the Author

My name is Rochelle, I have been lucky enough to be in the Beauty Industry for over 30 years helping clients achieve amazing results with their skin.

With 3 children of my own, I understand life is busy, so I'd love to help you find the best regimen that works for you and your lifestyle!

Having owned my own traditional based Beauty Salon and time in the Laser Industry, I've learnt that my passion lies in results-driven skin treatments and products. I feel so fortunate to have the most amazing brands at my fingertips. This allows me to give the best possible treatment and home care advice you need to achieve the skin you desire.

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