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Discover Your Ultimate Skincare Routine for Blemish-Prone Skin

Whether you have persistent blemishes or the occasional breakout, it is essential to use a skincare routine that will help treat existing imperfections while also helping prevent future breakouts. Target imperfections with a potent skincare routine for blemish-prone skin to discover clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Our Best Treatments for Persistent Blemishes

More common in younger skin types, persistent blemishes are characterized by frequent breakouts and excess oil. If you have persistent blemishes, start a routine with formulas that can help reduce oil, treat imperfections and help prevent future breakouts.

Cleanse Away Impurities with a Face Wash for Blemish-Prone Skin

If your skin is prone to blemishes, it is essential to effectively cleanse skin twice a day to remove dirt, oil and impurities. These impurities may clog pores which can cause future breakouts and imperfections. Day and night, cleanse your skin with an effective cleanser with Salicylic Acid as the first step in your skincare routine for blemish-prone skin.

  • Helps cleanse pores and remove traces of dirt and oil
  • Helps clear blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads and helps prevent new ones from forming
  • Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Frankincense and Ginger Root
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety

Balance & Soothe Skin with the "Blue Stuff"

After cleansing, moisten a sterile cotton pad with Kiehl’s iconic Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion. Originally formulated in 1964, our toner for oily skin helps soothe and balance skin. Beloved for generations, this unique formulation inspired our entire Blue Herbal collection.

  • Effectively soothes and balances oily-prone areas
  • Can be used all over or as a spot treatment on problem areas
  • Formulated with Camphor, Menthol and Sodium PCA
  • A Kiehl’s customer favorite for more than 50 years

Target Imperfections with a Blemish Spot Treatment

When you have an imperfection, treat your skin with a blemish spot treatment with Salicylic Acid. Formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid, this potent preparation acts on affected areas to help clear blemishes.

  • Helps clear blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads
  • Leaves skin looking clearer and feeling more comfortable
  • Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Cinnamon Bark Extract and Ginger Root
  • Non-comedogenic

Treat Skin with a Moisturizer for Blemish-Prone Skin

Every day, whether you have breakouts or not, smooth on our efficacious moisturizer for blemish-prone skin and help prevent new blemishes from forming. This unique moisturizer helps balance and mattify skin while penetrating pores to eliminate most blemishes.

  • Helps visibly reduce blemishes
  • Visibly minimizes pores for smoother skin texture
  • Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Cinnamon Bark Extract and Ginger Root Extract
  • Non-comedogenic

Defend Skin with a Daily Sunscreen

When your skin is prone to blemishes and imperfections, you may be looking to skip steps in your skincare routine. Sunscreen is a must-have formula to protect skin from external aggressors which can damage skin. Our lightweight facial sunscreen is non-comedogenic, so it will defend skin without clogging pores.

  • Defends skin with SPF 50 PA++++ and pollution protection
  • Formulated with UVA/UVB technology and Vitamin E
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety

Detoxify Skin with an Amazonian White Clay Mask

When your skin needs a deep detox, apply our Amazonian White clay mask to help draw out impurities and refine skin’s texture. Use this mask once or twice a week as part of your skincare routine for blemish-prone skin to help visibly minimize pores and purify skin.

  • Helps visibly minimize pores and detoxify skin
  • Deeply purifies skin by drawing out toxins and dirt that can cause clogged pores
  • Helps reduce skin’s surface oil production by 46.7%*
  • Formulated with Amazonian White Clay and Aloe Barbadensis
  • Use 1X to 2X a week

*Based on results two hours after use vs. untreated skin.

Our Best Treatments for Cyclical Blemishes

If your breakouts and blemishes are more cyclical, meaning that they come and go, we recommend supplementing your existing skincare routine with a few blemish treatments. Cyclical blemishes are more common in adults and as you grow older you may want to target other skin concerns like dryness or fine lines and wrinkles as well as the occasional breakout. Enhance your routine with our Dermatologist Solutions™ Breakout Control™ formulas to reveal clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Target Breakouts with a Potent Blemish Spot Treatment

When you have a breakout or imperfection, apply a blemish spot treatment with Sulfur and Vitamin B3 to help visibly clear skin. This efficacious formula helps rapidly reduce the appearance of breakouts while helping prevent new ones from forming.

  • Visibly reduces blemishes
  • Absorbs easily and blends into skin
  • Formulated with 10% Sulfur plus Vitamin B3
  • Helps prevent new breakouts from forming

Help Reduce Breakouts with a Facial Lotion for Blemish-Prone Skin

Care for your skin and help diminish breakouts by applying a daily blemish treatment lotion with Salicylic Acid and Vitamin B3. This efficacious formula helps visibly reduce blemishes and help prevent new ones from forming for clearer-looking skin.

  • Helps visibly reduce blemishes
  • Smoothes rough texture and helps reduce the appearance of dull skin
  • Formulated with 1.5% Salicylic Acid plus Vitamin B3
  • Helps prevent new blemishes from forming

*Based on results two hours after use vs. untreated skin.

Calm Skin with a Facial Oil for Blemish-Prone Skin

If you have blemish-prone skin you may be hesitant to use a facial oil but Kiehl’s calming oil is uniquely formulated for problem skin. Formulated with 99.8% naturally derived* ingredients, including 60% Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, our non-comedogenic facial oil helps calm stressed skin and strengthen skin’s barrier. Add a facial oil to your routine to help balance and relieve blemish-prone skin.

  • Calms the feeling of skin and provides relief from discomfort
  • Helps reduce visible skin redness and strengthen skin’s barrier
  • Formulated with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and Green Oregano Oil
  • Non-acnegenic