They’re dirty, they’re stubborn and they come in clusters… it’s blackheads! When they’re not busy ruining good makeup days, blackheads are collecting bacteria and gaining strength in numbers.
Blackheads occur when the sebaceous glands work overtime to pool excess oil, dead skin and dirt in our pores. And all that idle debris gives your hungry cells some bacteria to feed on.
Blackheads are sophisticated and need to be tackled at the root. So, I’m here to help. Set aside your extraction tools and get ready to go deeper than ever before to banish your blackheads…
Caudalie’s Instant Detox Mask
If clay masks blow your rocks off, Caudalie’s Instant Detox Mask is your new blackhead banishing best friend. Lightly exfoliative and oh-so-absorbent, pink clay has already earned cult status in Australia. Now it’s taking on the rest of the world. Caudalie have combined pink clay with the detoxifying properties of grape marc to create a mask that absorbs the sebum pooling in your pores for sustainably clearer skin. Don’t believe me? Then believe the 100% of clinical trial participants that said this mask made their skin feel purified after 21 days of regular use.
Patchology’s Clean AF Wipes
The cleansing wipe industry has been hit hard by our ever-growing climate conscience. But they remain the most efficient on-the-go solution to our clogged pore woes. Enter: biodegradable cleansing wipes. Patchology’s Clean AF Wipes provide fuss-free cleansing with these folic acid rich sheets of biodegradable goodness. Known for its digestive advantages – no, the wipes aren’t edible – folic acid contains antioxidants that reduce the levels of oxidative stress that open pores up to blackhead-causing dirt, proving true that prevention really is better than cure.
Paula’s Choice Clear Regular Strength 2% BHA Exfoliant
Luxury no more – acid exfoliants have streamlined their way into affordable skin care. And BHAs are leading the blackhead banishing charge. Containing the most popular BHA in skin care right now, salicylic acid, this exfoliant is designed for use after cleansing and toning. The oil-solubility of salicylic acid means it penetrates pores at unreached depths, ultimately unclogging the plug and purging debris. Exfoliation, but not as you know it.
Odacite’s Mint + Green Tea Hydra-Purifying Treatment Mist
Fragrant? Yes. Invigorating? Yes. Making blackhead banishing so much easier? Yes, yes, yes! Odacite’s fresh AF mist means you’re only ever a spray away from pore purification. It blends the exfoliative properties of salicylic acid and blackhead battling willow bark with the unrivalled benefits of aloe vera and green tea extract to refresh and cleanse your skin whenever you spray. And remember, a spritz (or 5) a day keeps the blackheads away.
Sonya Dakar Silver Clarifying Wash
As skin care becomes increasingly complex, sometimes we need a little clarity. Sonya Dakar’s Silver Clarifying Wash takes blackhead banishing back to basics with a classic cream cleanser. It utilises silver ions to neutralise ‘bad’ bacteria and free your pores from dirty intruders. The combination of cleansing and oil-controlling chemicals achieves complexion perfection by purging pores of bacteria and leaving the skin’s surface clean and clarified.
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