If you are prone to the odd spot or two, or even if you have developed adult acne (a very common problem), one of the best places to start with a new skincare routine to address the issues is with cleanser. Cleansers that contain oil are prefect for dry skin types, but if you are prone to blocked pores, oiliness or skin congestion, a creamy cleanser is the very last thing your skin needs. Finding skin-specific cleansers really isn’t as easy as it should be. Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Cleansing Gel is an absolute boon for acne and blemish prone skin types – especially in summer when the heat can exacerbate skin problems thanks to sweating and pores opening. It contains Caproyloyl Salicylic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid and doesn’t dry the skin out. Instead, the gel formula is gently micro-exfoliating to battle the blackheads and clogged pores and also helps to reduce spots and blemishes. It is also formulated for more mature skin types as it also contains anti-ageing elements.

Writer and expert