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For less dramatic days, stick with the Control Corrective Essential Daily Care Kit.

Control Corrective Essential Acne Kit

$62.00 Ships Free
Includes 2.oz. Medicated Pumice Wash, 0.5 oz. Acne Spot Treatment, 0.5 oz. Clear Med 5%, and 0.5 oz. Oil Free Healing Lotion

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We try to keep four-letter words to a minimum (our mothers raised us better than that). Included on the list: acne. Luckily, this kit of four blemish-fighting essentials sets us up to banish this word from our vocabulary (and our face)—and quickly.

How to Use

Apply a quarter-sized amount of the Medicated Pumice Wash to damp skin and gently massage for up to a minute. Rinse thoroughly. Dab a small amount of the Acne Spot Treatment gel on affected area or all over for full coverage. Once the treatment has been fully absorbed, test the Clear Med 5% on a small patch of skin the first time you use it. If all’s well, smear a thin layer where needed, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, and then rinse off. As your skin acclimates to the treatment, you can leave Clear Med 5% on for longer. For a hydrating finish, apply a dime-sized amount of the Oil Free Healing Lotion as often as needed. With all of these products, a little goes a long way. Scale back if you see dryness or peeling. Take the travel-size kit wherever you go and be sure to have a spare one for home use.

Medicated Pumice Wash: Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%). Other Ingredients: Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Polyethylene, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dimeticone, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylisothiazolinone.

Acne Spot Treatment: Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2%), Glycolic Acid (3%), Other Ingredients: Water, SD Alcohol 40-A, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Witch Hazel, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Methyl Gluceth-20, Sodium Lactate & Sodium PCA & Gycine & Fructose & Urea & Niacinamide & Inositol & Sodium Benzoate & Lactic Acid Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Glucosamine Sulfate, Methylisothiazolinone.

Clear Med 5%: Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide 5%, Sulfur 3%. Other Ingredients: Deionized Water, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide.

Oil Free Healing Lotion: Deionized Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Methyl Glyceth-20, Polysorbate 60, Trithanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Carbomer, Panthenol, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Disodium EDTA, Glycosaminoglycans, Methylisothiazolinone.

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Good for Acne

Skin type: acne prone/oily in areas (nose, chin, forehead, chest) but aging with fine wrinkles around eyes/mouth.

Pros: clears skin fast, smells good, and the kit includes a wash, a night agent, day agent and moisturizer. The moisturizer is wonderful and non-greasy, light but gets the job done. The clear med and acne spot treatment have really worked wonders (I only put these on in the problem areas).

Cons: The pumice wash is to strong, drying out and irritating cheeks and periphery. Transitioned to a night wash in just the problem areas, but still had dry/flaking at the perimeter of the oily areas. Also, THE WASH WILL BLEACH YOUR TOWELS even with a good rinse.

Also, you cannot get any of these products individually on birchbox! I would love to order a full size 5% clear med, acne spot treatment and moisturizer, but I can't on birchbox.

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