People tend to treat breakouts all wrong - really quite drying and inflammatory. Hydration is as an essential part of the solution for acne-prone skin. The more gently you can control the inflammatory process from the blemish itself, the better. Salicylic and retinol are brilliant and best best counteracted with super hydrating skincare oils and soothing niacinamide. Then there's azeliac acid to reduce both redness and pigmentation, and bakuchiol, a gentle, plant-based alternative to retinol that works to manage blemish-prone skin.