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Products Alissa Loves

Products Alissa Loves

POREspective® began as an acne-only treatment clinic located deep in the heart of Austin, Texas. Since 2011, medical esthetician, acne expert and co-creator Alissa Chasen has cleared thousands of client’s faces (and millions of pimples). Her method includes a personalized home care regimen, nutritional recommendations, and lifestyle education. At POREspective®, Alissa’s goal is stop the continuous cycle of frustration and disappointment that acne sufferers feel from trying to figure it out on their own.

Alissa has put together this list of “Products We Love” to help you find acne-safe options for anti-aging skin care, makeup, hair products, laundry, toothpaste, insect repellant, and vitamins and supplements.

DISCLAIMER: Companies change their ingredients so often we can’t always keep up, and only find out when a client starts breaking out, so the “approved” products listed below may no longer be safe. Always check the ingredient lists on any products you put on your skin against the Pore-Clogging Ingredients List to ensure the products you are putting on your skin are still safe for acne.

Please let us know if you come across any products that are no longer acne-safe so we can adjust this list. The POREspective® acne community thanks you for your input!

While a product may have been “loved” in the past, it may no longer be because:

  • A new pore-clogging ingredient has come to my attention
  • My large and active client base begins to have problems with certain products or ingredients
  • Manufacturers change their formulas
  • Sources previously used to check ingredient lists turned out to be incorrect

And remember:

  • Just because one product in a line is approved, it does not mean the entire line is approved
  • Just because one product is approved, it does not mean the matching products are approved


Eye Gel

  • OLAY Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel
  • NIA Fake Awake Triple-Action Eye Gel
  • RODIAL Dragons Blood Eye Gel
  • DDF Erase Eye Gel
  • COOLA ER+ Calm Glow Eye Gel

Body Lotion

  • Vanicream Lite Lotion for Sensitive Skin 16 fl oz

Bar Soap (for body)

  • Vanicream Cleansing Bar

Hand Cream

  • Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream with Pump Dispenser, 1 Pound


Water-Resistant Sunscreen

  • EltaMD UV Sheer goes on sheer and is great for even super-oily and darker complexions, especially teens and boys! (ALISSA’S FAVORITE SUNSCREEN FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES!)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Sunscreen SPF 60 50mL (ALISSA’S FAVORITE SUNSCREEN FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES!)
  • Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Face 30+ Bottle, 5 oz goes on white so is best for light skin tones
  • Australian Gold SPF 45 Sheer Coverage Face Sunscreen, 3oz contains fragrance
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 60 50mL
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 50mL (regular or tinted)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Cooling Water Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30/60 150mL
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Sport Sunscreen SPF 60 50mL
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60 50mL (also comes in travel size)
  • Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Face Stick Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum Spf 50 Containing Mineralguard, .5 Oz.
  • Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion (Face, SPF 50 Natural Protection, SPF 50 SPF 30 SPF 70)
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 45, 3 oz.
  • Neutrogena Age Shield Face, Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 110 3 oz
  • Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 70 – 5 oz
  • Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 85+ 5 oz
  • Equate Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
  • Equate Ultra Protection Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

Everyday Sunscreen

  • PCA SKIN SPF 45 Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer Face Sunscreen, SPF 50 with Antioxidants 50mL
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 50 50mL
  • Cetaphil DermControl SPF 30
  • derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion with Vitamin C and Green Tea 2 oz
  • TIZO 2 Non-Tinted Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 , 1.75 oz
  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture With Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen, 2.5 fl. oz.


Shampoo and Dry Shampoo


Leave-On Hair Products


Pressed Powder

Loose Powder



Lip Stick/Lip Balm


Special Occasion Makeup

Makeup Remover

  • Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks, Liquid Filled Sticks 24 ea
  • Almay Oil-Free Makeup Remover
  • Neutrogena Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads, Sensitive Skin 30 Count

Makeup Brush Cleaner

  • Youngblood Pro Brush Cleaner 120ml/0.4oz
  • SEPHORA COLLECTION Daily Brush Cleaner 2 oz
  • e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner, Clear, 2.02 Ounce


Supplements, Vitamins & Protein Powders

Stop Picking Tools

  • Band-Aid(R) Brand Water Block Plus(R) Finger-Care™ Bandages
  • Smartots Spiky Spiked Sensory Therapy Massage Ball Stress Relief Reflexology, 3″
  • Angel Kiss Ice Roller


  • Kiss My Face Aloe Vera Gel Toothpaste Cool Orange Mint — 3.4 oz
  • Kiss My Face Triple Action Aloe Vera Toothpaste, Cool Mint Freshness, 4.5 fl oz
  • Ratanhia Toothpaste (Pink) by Weleda – 3.3oz.
  • Weleda Body Care – Calendula Toothpaste 3.3 oz
  • Sensodyne ProNamel Mint Essence Toothpaste, 4 oz.
  • Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening Toothpaste, Alpine Breeze 4 oz
  • Rembrandt Toothpaste, Intense Stain, Mint Flavor, 3-Ounce Tube

Laundry Detergent

  • All Free & Clear (ALISSA’S FAVORITE)
  • Tide Free & Gentle (ALISSA’S FAVORITE)
  • Arm & Hammer Free of Perfumes/Dyes
  • Cheer Free & Gentle
  • Purex Free & Clear
  • CVS Free
  • Costco Kirkland Free & Clear Ultra

Laundry Bleach

  • Clorox2 for Colors Free & Clear

Insect Repellant

  • Repel Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus DEET-Free Insect Repellant
  • Repel Scented Family 15% DEET Insect Repellant

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