The 15 Best Acne Serums to Effectively Zap Blemishes For Good
Joanna Czech The Soothing Serum
Best Acne Serum for Sensitive Skin
- Size: 1 fl oz
- Key ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, polysaccharides, pepper berry and licorice root extracts, bio-ceramide complex, and niacinamide
- Best for: Soothing skin
- Pro: Formulated with the highest-quality ingredients to repair and heal skin
- Con: Pricing
With over 35 years of experience, Czech has had a lot of hands-on time dealing with blemishes. She believes acne-prone skin needs hydrating, calming, and restorative formulas, so she created The Soothing Serum. This cocktail of hyaluronic acid, polysaccharides, pepper berry and licorice root extracts, bio-ceramide complex, and niacinamide is designed to heal and repair.
“For sensitive skin that is also prone to acne, the first step is to calm the sensitivity,” says Czech. “Sensitive skin is typically easily inflamed skin that becomes red and hot to the touch.” Once sensitivity is managed, you can incorporate more active treatments to control acne, she adds. This serum is also incredible when applied before harsher, acid-based serums, helping to ‘cushion’ the more intense treatment..