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
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
Great for sensitive skin!
Is very hydrating and is great for sensitive skin! I wish it had a little more impact but it did a decent job of reducing my breakouts. Would definitely recommend, although it is a bit pricey.
(Posted on 7/10/15) Review by Susan
This is my favorite! It is the only Salicylic Acid treatment that doesn't severely dry my skin out. It also does a good job of keeping my pores clean!
(Posted on 7/7/15) Review by Emily
I use this acne treatment during the day and by the evening my pimples are either gone or VERY close to being gone. I would definitely recommend this product to EVERYONE!!'
(Posted on 7/4/15) Review by Morghan
Results that speak for themselves!
As I said in my review for the DermalQuench Clear, I only know of one other line that uses Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid and Oleanolic Acid, which are absolute miracles for women like me (and probably most of you reading this) who mainly just suffer from hormonal acne (usually on the chin). The other line is harsh and not any more affordable. I have strayed and tried those products in the past because despite being otherwise 100% Kate-Devoted, there weren't any KS products at the time with those ingredients. Most of her acne treatments now contain those including the DermalQuench Clear and the updated Pimple Punisher! Yay!

I have to say I keep backups of Goat Milk Cream, but this product has completely derailed me! I apply a slightly generous amount all over my face immediately after the application of my DermalQuench Clear. I have found some other combinations to not sit right, but this works perfect for me.

Even though I have been a KS Devotee for 5 years or maybe more, and have spent no small amount of money on wonderful products in that time, I will admit to being a little bit put off by the price of this product considering it is an acne gel. I also use quite a few pumps of it so I don't know how long the tube will last and feel it should be bigger.

Despite all that, between this and the DermalQuench Clear, staying out of the sun and not making makeup part of my daily life, I have seen a huge improvement in my skin overall on terms of reduced redness, marks I had, less noticeable freckles, and of course- LESS acne! So despite my reservations about the prices of these two products, I'm very glad I have them and use them, because putting on makeup is just no longer necessary- so much so I don't really even think about it even though I actually COLLECT makeup, and I can just get up and go do whatever I need to do without "getting ready" at all!

Summary: A+, saves me tons of time by making my skin completely lovely! If I remember to bother, I just dust on a pressed clear powder that hides pores to take down any sheen from this gel, and it looks like I just MUST be wearing BB cream, and I'm not!
(Posted on 6/20/15) Review by Heather