i struggled with adult cystic acne for years after college and i still do get breakouts every month or so. it's hormonal and no matter how i take good care of my skin daily, they manage to pop out and annoy the hell out of me.
i have been on proactive for years and it has controlled the breakouts but i feel that it hardly ever works anymore. my skin needed to switch out cleansing and medicating regimens to keep my acne at bay. here are a few products i've been loving lately :
ole henriksen wipes // on days that i feel lazy to wash my face, i use these refreshing wipes to remove makeup. it does a good job of erasing makeup traces on my face. it has a citrusy scent that's fresh and it has age-defying properties and vitamin c that's beneficial to skin. it leaves skin moisturized and smooth.
bioderma solution // i love using this solution to remove tough waterproof eye makeup by soaking cotton and leaving them on my eye area for a few minutes then wipe them off. i also use this sometimes as a toner after cleansing and this particular solution (sebium H2O) is for oily skin.
juice beauty organics to clear skin set // i wash my face with this set's cleansing gel every night (i'm not a big fan of the scent) but it leaves skin really squeaky clean. then i follow with the blemish clearing serum and apply them on affected areas on my face. the mask i use once a week and i also use the moisturizer daily that's part of this set. it is indeed a great value set!
queen helene mint julep masque // i use this masque as a spot treatment for deep cystic acne. it dries it out quickly and does a great job of decreasing it's swelling and inflammation. i find it especially effective if you apply it to the spot right before it exacerbates. the minute i feel that a pimple is developing, i apply this right away! very inexpensive too!
smith's rosebud salve // i can't neglect my lips. this lip ointment hydrates and moisturizes my lips like no other. i regularly apply this before going to bed and before i apply my lipstick.
so, if you have oily troubled skin like mine - try out any of these products and see if it works for you!