Q: What acne-fighting ingredients should adults use? A: Some of the ingredients are similar to the ones you may have used in your teen years: do salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide ring any bells? But King says there are plenty of other beneficial ingredients that can help minimize acne, plus keep skin looking youthful and prevent scaring or discoloration.
To minimize inflammation, look for: licorice, biotin, camphor, tea tree and green tea.
To slow oil production, use: zinc sulfate, tea tree, caffeine and niacinamide.
To help exfoliate and also slow oil production, try: salicylic or glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur or zinc oxide.
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