Women's Wear Daily reports that upscale beauty brands are booming. But you don't have to be flush with cash to have clear skin. Here, my favorite inexpensive acne-fighters:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cleanser. ($7.99) With zingy grapefruit extract, vitamin C, and a pretty pink color, this is just as tough as the original. If you have dry skin, skip this one: It?s strong.
Skin Effects Acne Spot Treatment. ($9.99) What do you do with a huge honking zit right now? Zap it with this light cream with benzoyl peroxide STAT.
Clean & Clear Advantage Blackhead Eraser Exfoliating Cleanser. ($19.99) This battery-operated, vibrating machine holds disposable pads packed with a blackhead-dissolving serum. Very cool.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Blotting Tissues. ($10) The first time I saw a friend bust these out mid-convo, I thought she was nuts. Then I tried them. The antiseptic tissues soak up oil, feel refreshing, and won't mess with your makeup.
Aveeno Active Naturals Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer.($16.99) If you have regular flare-ups, take no chances. Every day, wear this gentle, non-smelly moisturizer with salicylic acid, to scavenge the bad stuff out of your pores.
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