Current Favorite Acne Fighters | From The Inside Out


Hey friends! I always get questions about my favorite products to help acne prone skin. I’ve done a few posts on this before, but I wanted to do a quick updated version for any new followers, or incase you were in the market for something new! When it comes to acne, I do believe quality ingredients matter. That’s why I love brands like Sunday Riley and Indie Lee. They’re made with natural but potent ingredients that will banish you acne without taking a tole on the rest of your face. Here’s what I’m loving:

  1. Sunday Riley Saturn Mask

    This is one of the first acne fighting masks that didn’t feel harsh on my skin. I love that this mask contains zinc, bentonite clay, tea tree oil, AND sulfur - four of my favorite acne fighting ingredients. Saturn contains maximum levels of sulfur (10%) to penetrate pores to dry + clear up existing acne while preventing new blemishes from forming. It targets multiple forms of acne, including blocked/congested pores, inflammatory/cystic acne, hormonal acne, and rosacea. 4% niacinamide promotes clear skin, while boosting your skin's radiance. Zinc PCA and bentonite clay help to clear impurities, reduce excess oil, and soothe the appearance of surface redness, without over-drying. Highly potent tea tree oil partnered with manuka oil, purify the skin for a smooth and clear complexion after each use.  

    How to Use: Cleanse skin before applying. 
    -Leave on until dry (20 to 30 minutes) then rinse off with water. 
    -May also be used as a spot treatment to target specific blemishes. 
    -Can also be used as an overnight treatment for maximum anti-acne support.

  2. Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

    This has been my HOLY GRAIL for about 3 years now! I swear by it. I used it before I even knew who Sunday Riley was and before the brand became huge. Now, I still sing it’s praises and recommend to anyone that deals with acne prone skin. U.F.O. is a quick-absorbing, fast-acting, medicated dry oil that deep cleans pores to clear acne. It contains 1.5 percent salicylic acid and tea tree oil to clear up breakouts without leaving the skin greasy. Tea tree oil and black cumin seed oil support clear skin, while hexylresorcinol and licorice naturally brighten the appearance of old acne discolorations for a more even-toned complexion. Counteracting the potentially drying effects of salicylic acid, milk thistle and cucumber seed oil nourish the skin and smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, without leaving your skin feeling greasy. Chamomile and neroli soothe stressed, blemish-prone skin.

    How to Use: Can be used day or night. 
    -After cleansing skin, massage in U.F.O. as needed (2-4 drops works well for me). 

  3. Indie Lee Blemish Lotion

    My go to spot treatment! This stuff really works. Colloidal Sulfur and Salicylic Acid work together to draw out impurities, reduce appearance of excess oil and clarify, while Zinc Oxide soothes and calms the skin.

    How to Use: Use a cotton swab to dip into the bottle (don’t shake it) and apply directly to the blemish. Use a new cotton swab if you need more so you don’t contaminate the bottle with acne bacteria. For optimum results apply overnight or for at least 2 hours before removing with warm water.

  4. HUM Nutrition Daily Cleanse

    I started taking HUM Daily Cleanse a few weeks ago and have noticed my acne healing faster. I’ve always taken Zinc alone which does help, but I liked how this supplement utilizes other herbs and minerals as well. Chlorella contains 9 essential amino acids as well as vitamins & minerals. When combined with zinc and spirulina in this formula, they bind to heavy metals in the body. I think of it like an internal sponge, trapping and pulling toxins out of the body (and skin). The formula contains zinc too, which in studies has been shown to be deficient in people who suffered from acne. At the same time, alpha lipoic acid and milk thistle protect the body from oxidative stress and keep cells functioning properly! Finally, dandelion leaf supports the health of the digestive tract and helps trapped toxins get easily eliminated from the body. I will keep you updated on my long-term use with this supplement, but so far I’m loving it!

Okay, that’s it for today! I hope you found this post helpful if are you struggling with your skin. If you have any more questions about acne and skin, feel free to send me an email at!



BeautyStephanie Leake