Gift Guide: The Best Skincare For Acne-Prone Skin

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and we know how challenging it can be to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. No matter who you’re shopping for, quality skincare is a fabulous gift idea! That said, you don’t want to guess at what skincare product or treatment would benefit those on your list, so Smooth Effects Vernon has developed thoughtful gift guides for different skin concerns to guide your shopping.


Holiday shopping is in full swing and if you have someone with acne-prone skin on your list, we have some great gift ideas! Here are our favorite medical-grade skincare products and treatments for acne-prone skin:

Skincare Products For Acne-Prone Skin

Vivier Ultra Foaming Cleanser

A key step in preventing acne is to properly cleanse your face with a quality cleanser. The Ultra Foaming Cleanser deeply cleanses and protects the skin’s moisture barrier.

Vivier Medicated Wash

This all-in-one antimicrobial cleanser and toner utilizes Salicylic Acid to treat acne-prone skin. This product can be used 2-3 times daily, if needed.

ZO Exfoliation Accelerator

A gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells is key to working with acne-prone skin. The ZO Exfoliation Accelerator is a gentle, yet effective exfoliator that stimulates epidermal renewal and soothes damaged skin.

ZO Acne Control Treatment Pads

These easy-to-use oil control pads help to keep acne at bay with Salicylic acid. They remove dead skin cells, remove dirt and oils from pores, and minimize the appearance of pores.

ZO Complexion Clearing Masque

This purifying masque works to prevent future breakouts by absorbing excess oil and combating dryness. The Zo Complexion Clearing Masque can be used as an all-over masque or a spot treatment on blemishes.

EltaMD UV Clear Daily

Formulated with 5% high-purity niacinamide (vitamin B3) to help reduce the appearance of blemishes, discoloration, and photo-damage, EltaMD UV Clear sunscreen does double duty. It protects the skin against damaging UVA/UVB rays, and it reduce the appearance of blemishes such as acne.

Skincare Treatments For Acne-Prone Skin

Clarifying HydraFacial

HydraFacials, in general, make a fantastic gift, but for those with acne-prone skin, a Clarifying HydraFacial is best! This treatment cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates the skin, as well as addresses acne with targeted boosters.

Alpha/Beta Chemical Peel

The Alpha/Beta Chemical Peel combines Lactic and Salicylic acid to improve skin texture and tone. This treatment has antibacterial properties and improves the appearance of damaged skin.

Jessner Chemical Peel

Another Chemical Peel that is beneficial for acne-prone skin is the Jessner Peel. This peel combines Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Resorcinol.

Oxygen RX Facial

A controlled amount of oxygen generated at optimal levels on the skin can revive acne-prone, damaged skin. In our Oxygen RX Facial, germicidal action kills P. acnes. This treatment is fabulous for all skin types, and especially those with acne-prone skin.


For those that are truly hard to shop for, a Smooth Effects Vernon gift card is always a great gift idea! A gift card can be used towards products or treatments and make a wonderful gift for friends, family, teachers, clients, hosts and hostesses, nurses, caregivers, and so many more people on your list!


You can shop all these skincare products, treatments, and gift cards in-clinic, by phone at 250-558-2966, or online at