Everything You Need To Know About The Breakout Box

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Breakouts and acne are amongst the most-read topics here on Edited, which is why we chose to make them the focus for one of first Edited beauty boxes of 2023, The Breakout Box.

For so many of us, the new year is a time to refresh our skincare routine, brush up on ingredient knowledge, and make changes that lead to healthier, happier skin in the year ahead. If targeting concerns like breakouts, post-inflammatory pigmentation, enlarged pores, and excess oil are on your agenda for 2023 then you’re in luck.

After years of testing and reviewing products and helping you with your most pressing skincare questions, we’ve put together an edit of our tried-and-tested favourites for breakout-prone skin. From targeted treatments to daily basics, this is the ultimate one-stop-shop of skincare must-haves. 18 breakout-busting products housed in one box, worth over £140 and available for just £40 (that’s a saving of over 72%)!

Scroll down to find out what’s inside… 

What's inside?

Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Prebiotic + Avocado Oil Cleansing Gel

Cleansing is the cornerstone of a good skincare routine. There’s no point applying fancy serums and treatments if your skin isn’t clean and your pores aren’t clear to allow ingredients to penetrate. This refreshing gel cleanser balances skin, due to the inclusion of ingredients like probiotics and avocado.

Origins CHECKS AND BALANCES™️ Frothy Face Wash

Another product that will help to keep skin clean without stripping moisture. Formulated with a cocktail of skin-soothing ingredients to calm angry, irritated skin, this creamy cleanser has long since been a staple in our skincare routines.

Higher Education Skincare Easy A Glycolic Acid Pads

We always recommend usng an acid-based exfoliant (rather than a physical scrub) when you have breakout-prone skin. Pre-soaked in glycolic acid, these handy pads help to simultaneously brighten, detoxify, exfoliate, balance, calm, and clear skin. The definition of an overachiever.

Zitsticka KILLA™️ 4 Pack

Sometimes you get deep under-the-skin spots that are hard to shift, so for these SOS situations we included these amazing microdart spot patches, which are great at taking down inflammation. They help to stop stubborn under-the-skin spots in their tracks by infusing them with active ingredients, including salicylic acid and niacinamide.

Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Squalane + Ginseng Gel Moisturiser

Most people don’t realise how important it is to keep breakout-prone skin well hydrated. If your skin is hydrated then it’s healthy, and the healtier it is the better able it is to heal and defend itself. We would always recommend using a light-textured formula like  this one. It has a gel-cream formula featuring glycerin and squalane for powerful (but non-pore clogging!) daily hydration.

Neogen Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Airy Sunscreen

It’s something we preach here on Edited a lot. The most important step in your morning skincare routine is SPF. Used daily it will protect skin from harmful UV rays (which can worsen breakouts and trigger pigmentation) – this one feels light on skin and won’t clog pores.

COSRX Clear Fit Master Patch

The COSRX Clear Fit Master Patches are the OG spot stickers. Made with hydrocolloid, these (almost) invisible stickers work overtime to remove impurities, reduce swelling, keep out bacteria, and conceal redness.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Sensitive

Healthy skin requires moisture to function at its best – yep, hydration even impacts skin’s ablity to heal breakouts and protect itself from bacteria. Embryolisse’s bestselling moisturiser boosts moisture levels to keep skin at it healthiest.

Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Salicylic Acid + Niacinamide Blemish Paste

So many spot treatments dry out the skin and cause irritation which triggers pigmentation, so we formulated this one to calm and nourish skin as well as clear the breakout. The added boost of niacinamde helps to prevent post-breakout pigmentation too. It was a no-brainer to include this in the box! 

Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Deep Pore Cleanser

Good cleansers can help both to prevent future breakouts and to treat existing ones. This clay-based cleanser is the ultimate detoxifying treatment for stubborn congestion, excess oil, and enlarged pores. Plus, it contains hydrating macadamia oil to maintain hydration levels.

Kitsch Micro Derma Facial Roller

For when you can’t get to the salon for a facial… This at-home dermal roller allows to you target concerns like post-nflammatory pigmentation from the comfort of your own bathroom. It helps to stimulate skin’s healing and repair processes. Warning: Do not use on active breakouts.

Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

Perfect for using once a week for keeping on top of skin, this acid-based cleanser acts like a reset button for skin. Leave it on skin (like a mask) to give skin a super deep cleanse.

Skincare By BEAUTY BAY 2% BHA Overnight Mask with Salicylic Acid and Azelaic Acid

We all know how frustrating it can be when you feel a spot coming on the night before a big event. Thanks to this mask, which works while you sleep, you can wake up to clearer, calmer skin. It contains salicylic acid and azelaic acid to target breakouts, pores, and pigmentation.

Glow Hub Purify & Brighten Body Cleanser

Breakouts don’t just occur on the face – if you also experience body acne (bacne) they you’re probably used to spots popping up on your back, shoulders, chest, and bum. Fortunately, you can use this salicylic acid wash from head to toe.

Nudestix Lemon-Aid Detox & Glow Micro Peel

Breakouts occur when dead skin cells and oil build up in pores, so keeping on top of exfoliation and removing dead skin cells before they have chance to cause blockages can help to reduce them. Combining acids and vitamin C, this one also helps to brighten skin in the process.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair™️ Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask

Cica is an incredible ingredient for breakout-prone skin – it helps to reduce redness, soothe irritation, and calm inflammation. If your spots are sore and painful, this cooling gel mask offers instant relief.

Megababe Le Tush Clarifying Butt Mask

No Sunday night facial is complete without a clay-based clarifying mask. This one is a little different in that it’s designed to be used all over the body, so if you experience body acne, you can use it to target breakouts, no matter where they occur.

Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Lemon Bright PHA Gauze Peeling

Save this handy peel pad for when you’re on-the-go and need to quickly brighten your skin. Infused with lemon, lactic acid, and glycolic acid, it helps to smooth and clear the skin by removing dead skin cells