As someone whose skin breaks out on a fairly regular basis, I've tried pretty much every blemish-fighting skincare system out there. And while I've discovered several that do a good job of getting rid of the acne, they pretty much always leave me with dried out, flaky skin. So I'm usually faced with a Catch-22: do I want acne-free skin, or scaly-looking, flaky skin?
But I recently started trying the new three-step skincare line GoClear, and so far I'm loving it! The products don't contain drying or pore-clogging stuff like alcohol, lanolin, PABA, or propylene glycol, and they're not formulated with any benzoyl peroxide, which is usually the culprit behind flakiness. In fact, the only product that contains a specific acne treatment is Step 2, a pore-clearing 2% salicylic acid lotion. Step 1, the clarifying and cleanser, and Step 3, the moisturizing sunscreen, are both formulated to be non-irritating, gentle and safe for everyday use, so acne suffers of any age and skin type will benefit. The GoClear system is available exclusively at Sephora stores, and the products cost between $25-$33. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Local Magazines