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The Perfect Routine For Acne-Prone Skin

The Perfect Routine For Acne-Prone Skin

Have you heard? We’re launching our own skincare range – and we’ve used your survey feedback and social media comments to tailor it just for you! It features ten products that are simple, affordable and effective. Better yet, each has been tailored to specific skin concerns, so you can mix and match them to create your personalized skincare routine. 

Whilst you can browse our full range and choose the products that you think are right for you here, here’s what we’d recommend if you have acne-prone skin. 

GLOSSYBOX Skincare Acne-Prone Skin Morning Routine 

Step 1: Cleanse With Purifying Charcoal Cleanser 

Though suitable for all skin types, this cleanser is the ultimate purifier for acne-prone complexions. Its charcoal-infused formula will remove excess oils and dirt from your pores, leaving your complexion looking clear, polished and intensely cleansed. One of our trialists said: 

I loved this product! It smelt lovely, felt silky, smooth and had just the right amount of exfoliant too. I suffer from redness and small spot and I have definitely noticed a difference. My skin feels less angry.*

Why It Works  

  • Activated bamboo charcoal works to cleanse away dirt and impurities. 
  • Biodegradable exfoliation beads help to gently buff away dead skin cells.   
  • Peat leaf makes your complexion feel cleaner and more hydrated.  

How To Use The Purifying Charcoal Cleanser  

  • Massage an almond-sized amount onto your damp skin using gentle circular motions for 45 seconds. 
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Gently pat your skin dry with a towel.

Step 2: Tone And Soften With Our Hydrating Mist  

After cleansing, you should always tone and rebalance your skin. That’s where our Hydrating Mist comes in. Not only does it tone, prime and replenish your skin, but its refreshing formula will add an instant boost of hydration, making it look brighter and feel softer! One of our trialists said: 

It feels so fresh on my skin, soaks in quickly with no greasiness, and smells lovely!*

Why It Works  

  • Hyaluronic acid keeps your skin feeling hydrated and looking refreshed all day long.
  • Inca inchi oil helps to support your skin’s natural barrier.
  • Babassu oil leaves your complexion feeling soft and nourished.

How To Use The Hydrating Mist  

  • As a toner: Spray three bursts onto your cleansed skin to tone your complexion.
  • As a primer: Spray three bursts onto moisturized skin to prime before makeup application.
  • As a refreshing mist: Spray three bursts onto your skin during the day as an extra hydration boost.

Step 3: Achieve Hydrated, Shine-Free Skin With Our 3-in-1 Moisturizer  

Treat your acne-prone skin to a hydration boost and create the perfect base for your makeup thanks to our 3-in-1 Moisturizer! Lightweight yet powerful, it plumps, primes and protects your complexion, whilst nourishing and smoothing it too. Plus, it won’t leave any greasy residue! One of our trialists said: 

The smell is lovely and it applies like a dream. It sinks into the skin quickly and absorbs readily. A great base for makeup.*

Why It Works 

  • Hyaluronic acid keeps your complexion looking plump and hydrated. 
  • Tsubaki oil works to moisturize your skin. 
  • Red seaweed creates a protective barrier that locks in that moisture. 

How To Use The 3-in-1 Moisturiser 

  • Massage a pea-sized amount onto your dry face and neck. 
  • Allow it to sink in for 45 seconds before applying makeup.

GLOSSYBOX Skincare Acne-Prone Skin Evening Routine 

Step 1: Clean And Nourish With Our Deep Cleansing Cream  

To avoid using too much charcoal on your skin, switch out your morning cleanser for the Deep Cleansing Cream in the evening. Its creamy and indulgent formula not only removes makeup, dirt and impurities in a single use, but it enriches your skin with nourishing and hydrating ingredients too. After each use, you can expect your skin to feel pure and look clarified! One of our trialists said: 

I loved the smell and the consistency of the product, and I felt it cleansed my skin beautifully.*

Why It Works 

  • Inca inchi oil supports your skin’s natural barrier.
  • Babassu oil helps to nourish your complexion.
  • Tsubaki oil keeps your skin feeling hydrated.

How To Use The Deep Cleansing Cream 

  • Apply an almond-sized amount to your fingertips. 
  • Massage it onto your damp skin using gentle circular motions for 30 to 45 seconds, or until the creamy texture transforms into an oil. 
  • Rinse with lukewarm water. 
  • Gently pat your skin dry with a towel.

Step 2: Brighten And Soften With Our Hydrating Mist   

I did say that you should always tone your skin after cleansing! See above for details about this product.   

Step 3: Nourish And Brighten With Our Night Serum


Did you know that your skin repairs itself whilst you sleep? That’s why overnight treatments can make such a difference to the way it looks and feels. We’d recommend using our Night Serum to make the most of your beauty sleep. Deeply hydrating and revitalizing, it will nourish and brighten your complexion overnight so you wake up with illuminated skin! One of our trialists said: 

I adore this product! It is the best serum I have ever tried. It leaves my skin so smooth, feeling so pampered, hydrated and clear looking.*

Why It Works 

  • Glycolic acid makes your skin more even and illuminated. 
  • Blueberry oil leaves skin feeling hydrated and nourished.  
  • Persian silk tree extract also helps to reduce visible signs of fatigue, creating a brighter-looking complexion. 

How To Use The Night Serum 

  • Massage a pea-sized amount of serum into your skin. 

An Extra Bi-Weekly Pamper: Exfoliating Clay Scrub

Whilst you shouldn’t exfoliate every day, it is still an important step of your skincare routine. If you have acne-prone skin, we’d recommend doing it twice a week with our Exfoliating Clay Scrub. It will deeply cleanse your pores, gently buff away dead skin cells and restore your complexion’s radiance. One of our trialists said: 

It left my skin feeling soft, clean yet moisture enriched. I experienced great results with my usual acne prone skin clearing up within the first week, will absolutely keep using!*

Why It Works 

  • A rice exfoliator gently buffs away dead skin cells. 
  • Cornish clay deeply cleanses your pores and keeps acne-prone skin looking shine-free. 
  • Lactic and glycolic acids restore your complexion’s radiance and make it feel energized. 

How To Use The Exfoliating Clay Scrub 

  • As an exfoliator: At least once a week use gentle circular motions to apply an almond-sized amount onto damp skin, focusing on your nose and t-zone. Massage it into your skin for 30 to 40 seconds, then rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat dry with a towel. 
  • As a mask: Apply a smooth layer onto your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat dry with a towel. 

Glossy Tip: When you exfoliate, you expose delicate skin that is easy to dry out, so make sure that you follow your full cleansing, toning and hydration routine after exfoliating.

About GLOSSYBOX Skincare 

Every single product in this incredible range has been developed specifically from your feedback and has been tailored just for you! 

We’re proud to say that all our products are vegan, cruelty-free and formulated without any nasties. We use only the best, luscious ingredients that are safe yet effective. We also promise to be transparent. We highlight the three hero ingredients in each formula on our packaging, so you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin and how they’re working their magic. 

We also wanted GLOSSYBOX Skincare to be as eco-friendly as possible. Not only are all our formulations at least 87% natural, but the packaging is made of 100% recyclable sugarcane (where possible). We even used 100% renewable electricity and created zero landfill waste. It is also made in our own facility in the UK! 

You can read the full story behind GLOSSYBOX Skincare here


Schané Flowers

Schané Flowers

Beauty Editor

A beauty enthusiast by heart and a plant lover, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, especially clean and organic! I think everyone's entitled to high quality skincare at any budget, and I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the industry be it tips, tricks, or products!

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