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Products to Gift Someone With Acne-Prone Skin
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As someone with super sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin (yeah, it's not fun), I kind of hate receiving beauty products from my family for the holidays. Don't get me wrong, I'm a skincare junkie and love testing out new products as much as the next person. But it just seems like every time I receive some TikTok-trending, celebrity-endorsed product that swears to clear my skin, I end up even more broken out than before. So then those pretty, shiny bottles just sit in my medicine cabinet collecting dust or tempting me to give them another try all to result in another bout of acne.

But there are products out there that I have found to be tried and true for my delicate skin — gentle enough not to irritate, but strong enough to diminish even the most stubborn pimples.

When shopping for someone with combo skin, New York City-based board certified dermatologist Dr. Hadley King advises staying away from products with potentially comedogenic ingredients that will lead to clogged pores (like coconut oil). Or ask them if any of their current fail-proof products need to be refilled this holiday season. "They may be very experienced figuring out what works for their skin so consider sticking with products they already know and like," says Dr. King.

But if you don't know where to start I've rounded up my acne-prone skin wishlist, chock full of my favorite products or ones that I'm dying to try, recommended by the experts. You can shop this list for your friend or family members with sensitive skin or add the links to your own wishlist. Heck, maybe you're just in the spirit for some self-gifting, so go ahead and treat yourself. 'Tis the season after all.

AcneFree Oil-Free Acne Cleanser
$6.00
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Target
Clearasil Daily Clear Acne Face Pore Cleansing Pads
$6.74
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Amazon
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment
$31.00
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Ulta
SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF Serum
$166.00
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Dermstore
Acne Treatment Differin Gel
$12.88
($14.99 save 14%)
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Amazon
Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Triple-Threat Acne Treatment Kit
$9.99
($12.99 save 23%)
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Amazon
Acne Free Blackhead Removing Exfoliating Face Scrub with 2% Salicylic Acid and Charcoal Jojoba
$7.59
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Amazon
Loops Clean Slate Mask
$35.00
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Ulta
Face Gym Hydro-Bound Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid + Niacinamide Serum
$68.00
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Sephora
InnBeauty Project Overnight Blemish Drying Paste
$15.00
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Sephora