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October 17, 2007

Beat Your Breakouts Forever

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loreal paris acne response intensive adult acne kit

L'Oreal Paris Acne Response Intensive Adult Acne Kit

Photo Credit: Gisel Florez/Gisel Florez

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Exfoliation

Skip the granular exfoliants (generally too harsh for sensitive skin) in favor of peels. "Acids like lactic and glycolic — typically in at-home peels — stimulate collagen production, plump up skin with moisture, and smooth its surface," says NYC dermatologist Dr. Virgil Hatcher. "You want to slough off the dead skin cells that trap pimple-producing oil." A series of in-office peels, stronger than the at-home versions, deliver antiaging and antiacne power in one punch. Prescription retinoids (Retin-A, Tazorac, Differin, and Renova) are another more aggressive option.

DIY: L'Oréal Paris AcneResponse Intensive Adult Acne Peel Kit has it all: a gentle cleanser that preps skin for a 2 percent salicylic acid peel and a neutralizing moisturizer with soothing botanicals to deter redness.


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