Hydrating Acne Gel

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1.7 Fl. Oz.
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This lightweight, multifunctional acne treatment and moisturizer helps to reduce and prevent breakouts every day, soothes irritation, and controls shine. Because healthy hydration is essential for oily and acne-prone skin, Bio-derived Hyaluronic Acid and Red Algae provide immediate and long-lasting, oil-free moisturization, without clogging pores, for a clear complexion. Non-comedogenic.

Key Benefits:

  • Bio-derived Hyaluronic Acid and Red Algae provide moisturization, without clogging pores
  • Salicylic and Phytic Acids boost exfoliation to polish away dead skin cells for a clearer complexion
  • Balanced Mineral Blend is designed to regulate sebum production and help minimize the appearance of pores
  • Willow Herb and Natural Oat-derived Extracts help soothe irritation and reduce redness

How to Use

AM and PM. Use 1 to 3 times a day, as needed. Apply a thin, even layer to clean, dry skin.

Precautions: For external use only. When using this product, using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used, unless directed by a doctor.

Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Allergy Alert
Do not use this product if you have a known allergy to salicylic acid.


Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 0.5% Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Glycereth-7 Trimethyl Ether, Butylene Glycol, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Biotin, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Flower/Leaf/Stem Oil, Cistus Ladaniferus Resin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Bulnesia Sarmientoi Wood Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Gluconolactone, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Sodium Metabisulfite, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Menthol, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Hydroxide
I have recently come to the conclusion that my hormonal acne (TMI?) responds better to benzoyl peroxide acne treatments compared to salicylic acid treatments. However, I do really enjoy this product for everyday skin maintenance, but i reach for benzoyl peroxide during really bad breakouts (like the Anti-Bac lotion). Anyway, this is great for applying all over the face. It keeps my skin hydrated; it has never dried me out. It is a bit pricey for what it is, but you don't need much when applying a thin layer, and I'm finding it is lasting a long time. Glad i added this to my routine!
(Posted on 11/17/15) Review by Emily
Helps acne spots on the dot!
I use this product and alternate with the EradiKate treatment - This one is also good for daytime treatment whereas the EradiKate is more night time. I like that with a thin layer throughout the day you'll notice a decrease in redness for your spots. It's also not super sticky which is nicer than some other gels I have tried out. I also like how many of Kate's products are not really scented which means less irritant!
(Posted on 9/28/15) Review by Shirley
Cleared out most of my pimples from a first use
Its non drying but cleared my face really well just from a first use. Great for summer use
(Posted on 8/26/15) Review by Karina
Pleasantly surprised at its efficacy!
I had a bout of pesky breakouts earlier this month, and reached for a sample of the HydraClear Hydrating Acne Gel. I applied it on freshly cleansed skin at night, and awoke to noticeably calmer skin (this was after I was applying everything from expensive potions and lotions to the classic toothpaste on my spots!).

The thing to note is if you apply more than one layer of this (say, base layer of treatment plus a little bit more later on as a spot treatment, it gums up and balls up a bit. I think it just may be the gel consistency at play, at that point. No biggie, considering how well this has treated my breakouts).

Will purchase full size product for sure.
(Posted on 8/13/15) Review by monika
Good for everyday, not for spot treatments
This product was recommend to me because at the time I had blemishes due to my hormones. This isn't a good spot treatment. I think this would be a wonderful and superb daily moisturizer if you have acne prone skin. I have had acne prone skin in my late teens and would have wised for a product as great as this. I love Kate Somerville and all of her products and recommend them often.
(Posted on 7/15/15) Review by Jane