How to Eliminate Teenage Acne with Vegan Skincare

Teen acne is just a fact of life, right? Wrong! Spots are common during those awkward teen years; however, it doesn’t mean you have to accept them.

Unfortunately, so many people apply acne treatments that not only worsen their condition but also harm animals as well. Some acne treatments contain ingredients derived from animals and/or are tested on animals. The good news is, CosMedix isn’t one of them. We’re proud to feature many great cruelty-free and vegan skincare products to treat acne-prone skin without compromising your animal ethics.

Clear skin starts with clear pores

Cleansing is hands down the most important step for clear skin. Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser is an anti-inflammatory, non-irritating product that calms the skin while removing impurities from the pores. It doesn’t contain sodium lauryl sulfate, a detergent that can irritate acne-prone skin. It leaves skin feeling nourished and hydrated. Follow it up with Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser, a concentrated cleanser that dissolves deep-down cellular debris. Ideal for oily skin, Purity Clean contains soothing peppermint essential oil to calm the skin and boost circulation. It’s antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral to nourish and heal acne-prone skin.

Prepare your skin for treatment

It’s impossible for the products you use to penetrate the deeper levels of the skin if your pores are clogged or if there’s excess oil. Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep balances and tones the skin by removing excess oil and impurities. It reduces pore size and harnesses the detoxifying properties of plant extracts.


Excess sebum is one common cause of acne. Clear Clarifying Mask contains clay and sulfur to remove excess sebum and impurities from the skin. It heals the skin with an infusion of salicylic acid, niacinamide, and willowherb to repair damage and prevent future breakouts. Use it up to three times a week to enjoy the maximum benefits.


Hydration is essential to oily, acne-prone skin. Unfortunately, many of us apply harsh acne treatments that only strip the skin of its natural oils. The key is to use the right moisturiser - one that leaves the skin smooth and hydrated without clogging pores. Phytoclear Clarifying Moisturiser delivers optimal hydration to the skin while eliminating the excess oil and bacteria that can cause spots. It contains soy isoflavones and pregnenolone to balance hormones. Additionally, it boosts collagen production and unclogs pores. Shineless Oil-Free Moisturiser is perfect for acne-prone and oily skin. Not only does it reduce excess oil, but it also creates a firmer, brighter complexion. More than 48% of users saw a reduction in the appearance of blemishes! It contains a host of plant-based ingredients, including prickly pear cactus extract to reduce dryness and redness and lilac stem cells to control oil production.  

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