Clinique's new blemish-blaster hits the spots

Don’t you hate it when you use an acne treatment that leads to a dry, scaly situation that’s worse than the pimple itself? Even if you break out as rarely as once a month, you’re better off using a daily anti-acne product as a preemptive measure, and Clinique’s new Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is a winner.

Clinically proven to work as well as a leading topical prescription (I wonder which one that would be!), this daily gel contains exfoliating salicylic acid to keep pores clear, oil-controlling Laminaria saccharina extract and calming sea ship extract for a comprehensive weapon against breakouts. With warmer weather coming, it’s prime time to prepare your skin, and this lightweight gel is easy to slip in between your cleanser and moisturizer each morning and night. And if you’re already using an acne treatment that you can’t bear to give up, this innovative product can also be used as a spot treatment on those especially pesky pimples.