The pimple, it often strikes at the most inappropriate time. Often brought on by stress, hormones, or maybe just a long history of reactive skin—blemishes can truly put a damper on your day.
Our founder, Alex Dastmalchi, battled acne as a young adult and so he vowed to make a variety of acne treatments accessible to all at the onset of Vanity Planet. Today, we have several products that truly transform your acne routine to initiate quick and easy, visible results. Here some of our favorites for getting better skin and being acne-free (the safe way!), starting today.
Having a hard time sourcing an effective daily acne cleanser that won’t dry out your skin—making your acne worse? Enter our new 100% Vegan Daily Acne Cleanser to gently cleanse acne-prone, irritated skin. Sticking to a formula using 2% salicylic acid (that’s fully certified VP Clean) it eliminates bacteria and combats the overproduction of oil and enlarged pores. We highly suggest making a specialized cleanser part of your acne treatment to combat breakouts and help tame reactive skin over time.
Battling breakouts without drying out your skin can feel like an impossible task even with an effective cleanser. Luckily, our BHA/AHA Brightening Toner works in tandem with our cleanser to help maintain the skin’s freshness—without disrupting its sensitive pH balance. Toners are also ideal this time of year as they help maintain a natural summertime glow while conquering oil and perspiration. Also, toners help lessen scarring overtime and help eliminate dehydrated skin. Other features of our active cleanser include the use of both AHA and BHA to balance and regulate the skin while adding brightness. Say bye-bye to the dullness associated with a super oily or dry complexion for good!
Honestly, our first secret weapon for battling pimples is always a tiny drop of our beloved Clear clarifying gel on top of each blemish. Our staff uses it to combat both the occasional pimple and as part of more elaborate daily acne-fighting protocols. Easy to use with your regular skincare regimen, it soothes irritation without causing further redness or inflammation. We love using at the first sign of a pimple or blackhead—in addition to using it in a consistent matter to treat acne scars. Bonus, it smoothes coarse skin, hydrates, and stops flakey skin on contact!
One of our most beloved overall products is Hydrate, our hyaluronic boost gel, as it improves our skin’s water retention by up to 136%! We feel an immediate difference at first use and love that it’s VP Clean without parabens, SLS, mineral oil or phthalates. Designed to penetrate through the skin's many layers, it helps our complexion stay moisturized for hours increasing our skin’s water content which helps keep it balanced to ward off pimples.
A lightweight, multi-perfecting moisturizer is always a good idea for fighting and stabilizing acne-prone skin. We power our multi-use moisturizer, Renew, with the power of plants to calm and protect. Using plant extracts, antioxidants, and ultra-hydrating algae, it helps regulate skin while keeping it dewy for a full 24-hours. Lightweight (great for use with and without makeup) it gentle moisturizes to soothe redness without clogging pores or causing sensitive skin to react--helping to normalize acne-prone skin.
LED Spot Healer
If you haven’t tried Veil, our new LED acne spot treatment, then we highly suggest you do. Trained to attack acne before it starts, this gem has rescued our skin time and time again at the first sign of irritation. *Approved by the FDA*, Veil is portable and easy to use any time of day. Cast blue and red LED light to destroy acne-forming bacteria, calm inflammation and shrink pores instantly. Pair with any of the other products above to stop pimples from forming, decrease their “shelf life” on your skin, and treat scarring. Oh, and more good news—100% of users saw a reduction in current acne, swelling. Additionally, more than 90% of users saw a reduction in breakout occurrences.