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Oily Skin and Dark Mark Solution?

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May 16, 2017

Zia K.

So I have relatively greasy skin and a lot of dark patches. I wanted to know if Salicylic Acid helps with clogged pores and dark marks, or should I look into something with glycolic acid for a better dark mark treatment? Confused.

May 17, 2017

Leuca S.

Any chemical exfoliant will help with dark marks to a degree, but treating hyperpigmentation requires more targeted ingredients than that.

Find a good salicylic acid product (I recommend Paula's Choice), and then supplement that with a high % vitamin c treatment and sunscreen. Additional ingredients to seek out include retinoids and niacinamide.

If you're looking for something affordable for vitamin c, check out the 15-20% options from Timeless and Complete Skin Solutions on Amazon. 6-8 drops mixed into your moisturizer then applied all over should be fine, but don't do this every day or night if you feel any stinging; let your skin adjust.

May 20, 2017

Rositsa C.

You better check The Ordinary products. They have great serums, very effective and really affordable. I just discovered The ordinary products and after using them for 2 weeks, I either gave away or returned most of my skin care products (including Sunday Riley C.E.O, Good genes, Luna). For the dark spots try The ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA (you can see the before and after pictures of one of the reviewers) and for the uneven skin tone try their Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% (this is one of their Vit C serums). My skin is sensitive and acne prone but I don't have any issues with The ordinary skin care products. I believe they have also some good products to control the sebum production but I don't have this issue, so I can't speak from experience.
Good luck

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