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Banish those stubborn blackheads! It's awful to wake up to realise you've got a blackhead forming, so what's the best way to prevent and treat them? These products are what we'd recommend to you if your skin needs a bit of help getting rid of blackheads.


When it comes to cleansing, make sure you're using a gentle cleanser that cleanses thoroughly, without stripping the skin of its natural defenses. Some blackhead (and acne) treatments can dry out the skin, but further stripping the skin can lead to it overcompensating with oil... which in turn leads to more blackheads! Stop the cycle in its tracks with some of our favourite cleansers listed below.


We recommend using a treatment serum that help remove a build-up of dead cells, which can trap molecules that can lead to blackheads. Don't be afraid of using products that contain Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs, such as Glycolic acid) and/or Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHAs, usually Salicylic Acid) as they can encourage your skin's natural cell turnover process and leave you with clearer, beautiful skin. Just make sure you wear your sunscreen, and introduce these powerful active ingredients into your routine slowly. 


We recommend using a physical exfoliant once or twice a week, if it is suitable for your skintype. It's easy to think that scrubbing your skin with a physical exfoliant (with beads) regularly will banish blackheads, but over-use can lead to skin irritation and cause more blackheads. If your skin needs an extra scrub, try a cleanser or masque that contains enzymes. This will help tidy up dead skin cells naturally, without causing irritation.


A clay masque can help absorb excess oil in the skin, reducing the chances of blackheads forming. Try one with enzymes, AHAs or BHAs for extra effect!
 

Still not sure on the best option or routine for your skin, or need some instructions? Contact us, we'd love to help! Get in touch with our trained customer service agents, by simply fill out this form.

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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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4.5 of 757 reviews

Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%

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4.7 of 667 reviews

Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12%

$34.30 $49.00

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4.5 of 270 reviews

asap daily exfoliating facial scrub 200ml

$38.22 $49.00

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4.7 of 301 reviews

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

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4.5 of 189 reviews

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

$12.70

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4.6 of 167 reviews

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ml

$13.90

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Alpha-H Micro Cleanse Super Scrub 100ml

$42.46 $49.95

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4.7 of 170 reviews

Sand&Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask

$69.90

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4.2 of 182 reviews

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

$12.40

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4.3 of 118 reviews

Alpha-H Balancing Moisturiser & Gentle Exfol.

$52.70 $62.00

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4.5 of 87 reviews

Pixi Glow Tonic 250ml

$46.00

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4.6 of 142 reviews

Alpha-H Clear Skin Daily Face Wash

$38.25 $45.00

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4.4 of 61 reviews

asap radiance serum with aha/bha 30ml

$69.42 $89.00

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4.9 of 63 reviews

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing + Perfecting Mask

$55.25 $65.00

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4.3 of 83 reviews

The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%

$12.90

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4.5 of 82 reviews

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum

$88.20

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4.5 of 16 reviews

Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask

$59.00

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4.7 of 100 reviews

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo: Corrective and Unclogging Care

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4.5 of 69 reviews

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The Ordinary
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
$9.90

Excellent- helped with cystic acne

I have bad hormonal acne and this product calmed my redness and and reduced my breakouts. It's easy to apply, but I do get a pilling if i apply it too heavily, which is easy to do. It has no noticeable odour and has a lovely mattifying effect.
The Ordinary
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA
$12.70

So effective for fine lines and brightening

I have been using the 5% version of this product for a few months and felt I needed to upgrade to the 10% for some additional potency. I have noticed the difference and I am very pleased indeed. I have quite sensitive skin and this product can be a little drying so I'm sticking to 2 to 3 times per week, but even after a brief period of use I can see the difference in my skin - reduced fine lines and skin generally appears brighter and more radiant. It will stay a staple in my routine without a doubt. Definitely recommend.
Skinstitut
Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%
$49.00
$34.30

Great

Love this scrub , it is small grains , can burn a little if using acid toner but my skin feels and looks lovely next day

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