Brands that work for my Acne Prone Skin!

Happy Easter everyone, especially those of us that celebrate it! I hope you are having a great one and you are grateful to the One (Jesus Christ) that gave it all for us. For me and my family, we are just home…lol not doing much.

On my Instagram feed , I have shared some of the things I do, to manage my acne prone skin. If you are not following me there, please do 🙂 My handle is @oyinloluwafasehun. I thought I’d share my experiences with certain brands I’ve used on my acne prone skin.

I’ve always had issues with acne for a very long time. My mom says I took it after my Dad and I agree with her after seeing some of my Dad’s old pictures. That man had a lot of acne when he was young! I did not really care about it until around 2014 when a friend of mine introduced me to his friend who recommended some products to me. I remember spending N10,000 out of the little salary I was earning then, to just take care of my skin. Those products work though.

One thing I’ve also noticed about my skin is that traveling from one country to another causes me to break out. It doesn’t matter if the country I’m traveling to is better than where I’m coming from, in terms of nice weather, 24/7 electricity and so on. I noticed this after I took my first trip out of the country in 2013. I had just finished my law school exams and awaiting one of the most important results in my career. I travelled to the UK to just ‘relasss’ (relax) and be taken ‘kiaruf’ (care of). My brothers thought I deserved it…God bless them for me☺️.

As soon as I got to the UK…a day or two after I landed, I started battling with acne. I was shocked because I felt, this is Abroad nowww??? 😂 Shouldn’t my skin be fresh???.

I had this same experience when I came to the U.S in 2015. I literally used the first few months trying to get what works for treating my acne. It became better after while. I think at some point, my skin adjusted.

I have also discovered that stress causes me to break out. After writing my New York Bar Exam, I had another battle with acne. Thankful to my husband who also suggested some great products for me to use. They definitely worked! God bless him too. ☺️

I have put together a list of brands that I have used and that has worked well for my acne prone skin and allowed me to glow at the same time 🙂

1. BoldenUSA:

I came across a toner from this brand around March of 2020 and when I say it’s amazing, you better believe it is! Finding something that works for black skin may be tough for you, like it was for me at some point. Here is some good news: this product is #blackowned and so when I came across it, I was excited to try it out! I love the fact that it puts into consideration oily and acne prone skin. I’ve been using it for a while now and I definitely recommend it. Also, you can get 15% off any of their products by using the code: OYIN15 ☺️

2. Good Molecules:

I also love this brand. I use their discoloration correcting serum and it’s been great! I also use their Niacinamide Serum and their Pineapple exfoliating powder which I really love!

3. Hyper Clear:

This is a brightening clearing vitamin C serum. This helps with hyperpigmentation. I have a lot of dark spots on my face as a result of acne and this has also helped a lot to reduce it. I also need to add that this is #blackowned!

4. Neutrogena:

I currently use the Rapid Tone Repair correcting cream. I need to let you all know that this can be too strong for your skin if you are using it twice everyday (which is the recommended use). After I realized it was too strong, I reduced it to once everyday.


This right here is a must have just because if you have an acne prone skin, you want to make sure you have something that specifically takes care of it, even if it’s one acne that pops up. That’s what this brand does for me. It came in handy when I recently had a break out.

Recently I had this bad break out around my neck area. I’m not sure why it happened because I had not recently travelled, neither did I think I was stressed. At some point I thought it was my toddler holding my neck after she got back from daycare, that caused it 🤣. These breakouts caused a lot of dark spots. I had to even take a break from some of my daily skincare routine because I thought I had a bigger problem in my hands that I needed to deal with first before going back to my ‘paparazzi’ skin care routine.

Anyway, that’s just to tell you that with acne prone skin, you really never get rid of the problem. You just try as much as possible to manage it and avoid it. The brand helped with the acne and then I tried to look for something to help with the spots. That’s how I found the Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Correcting cream. I wanted something stronger than I have been using and something that I can start seeing results quickly. I think it worked. See the next picture.

Like I said earlier, the rapid tone repair is very strong. So please, reduce use if you have to.

Also, I know I mentioned a lot of products. I don’t use all of them concurrently. That’s just because some of these products contain the same ingredients. The rapid toner for example has vitamin c in it, so there no need to use my hyper clear serum.

In conclusion, find what works for you and stick to it. I’ve been able to find these brands that work for me and hopefully, I stick to them 🙂

Have a great week 🙂

4 thoughts on “Brands that work for my Acne Prone Skin!

  1. Thanks for sharing Oyin.
    I never used to be one with an acne ( at least not much) but i realized when we started having to wear face mask, i started breaking out with acne. I had to start selecting brand for face mask 😂..anyways i feel the continuous friction between the mask and my face is resulting into the break outs cos the acne is around my lower face.
    Will see if any of the products u mentioned will work for me.
    Stay blessed Hun ❤

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