Clear Skin for back to School



For those of us with school aged children/grandchildren, the end of school holidays and back to school time is stressful enough, without the worry of breakouts and blemishes marring what should be an exciting time – seeing friends again, learning who they have as teachers for the year, and settling into their routines. To help start (and continue) the year with clear skin, and help boost confidence clear skin brings, we’ve pulled together 3 of our favourite clear skin brands that really work. PS, these work just as well on adult acne, so if you are suffering any breakouts yourself, give these a try.

Carbon Theory



To keep skin clear and free from blemishes, we love the Carbon Theory Facial Cleansing Bar (100g RRP $14.99). This best-selling bar (one is sold every 30 seconds worldwide) contains natural ingredients of Charcoal and Tea Tree Oil to draw out bacteria, toxins and excess oil. Dermatologically proven to prevent acne and breakouts, keeping skin balanced, clear, and hydrated, the bar can be used on face and body. We use this with the Carbon Theory Facial Purifying Tonic (250ml RRP $29.99), which contains Tea Tree Oil and Pink Grapefruit Extract, to deep cleanse, and help reduce pore size and minimise shine. The addition of Citric Acid helps to remove dead skin cells and speed up skin cell turnover. Both products are vegan and cruelty-free, and available from Priceline.


DMK Skincare



From skincare specialists DMK, we keep our skin clear with Acu Klear (30ml RRP $40.50), a fast-acting lotion that penetrates deep within the pores to clear the build-up of oil, dead skin cells and bacteria that cause pimples, inflammation, and other blemishes. Acu Klenz (180ml RRP $67.00) is a deep cleansing yet gently anti-bacterial get, which works to help control breakouts whilst decongesting skin. Penetrating deep into pores, skin cell turnover is regulated, and oil levels rebalanced, Finally, we finish with Acu Moist (50ml RRP $49.00), a light, hydrating lotion, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids, to help rebalance congested skin, soothe inflammation and mattify skin. With SPF15, skin is also protected from UV damage. Click here to find your nearest stockist.

Rodan + Fields



Give acne and blemishes the flick with Rodan + Fields Spotless 2 step skincare. Knowing that acne is triggered by 3 main causes – genetics, hormones and stress, Spotless works to treat the pimples you can see on the skin’s surface, and the new ones forming underneath, helping to stop them from reaching the surface of the skin. Step 1 is to Clear, and the Spotless Daily Acne Wash with Benzoyl Peroxide 5%, Jojoba Beads and Glycerin helps to combat acne, whilst it gently exfoliates and helps to soothe irritated skin. Step 2 is to control + Prevent, and the Spotless Acne Clearing Treatment in a unique dual chamber system, with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide helps to fight acne and soothe skin (side 1), as well as promoting an increase of oxygen to the surface of your skin, to help reduce blemishes. Oil is absorbed and visible redness reduced (side 2). Spotless Daily Acne Wash 125ml and Spotless Acne Clearing Treatment 50ml RRP $120.00 for the Regimen Set. Available from



These tried and tested products will have your teen’s skin (or your own) well on its way to being clear, blemish free and soothed. Have a wonderful year at school, university, work, or wherever you are.



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