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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

Anti-Aging

Eye Gel (for use anytime including with Clearing Gel/BPO)

  • EltaMD Eye Gel (ALISSA’S FAVORITE FOR USE WITH CLEARING 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

Eye Cream (not for use with Clearing Gel/BPO)

  • Revision Skincare D·E·J Eye Cream

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

Sunscreen

Water-Resistant Sunscreen

  • EltaMD UV Sheer (ALISSA’S FAVORITE SUNSCREEN FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES!)
  • La Roche-Posay ANTHELIOS CLEAR SKIN OIL FREE SUNSCREEN SPF 60
  • La Roche-Posay ANTHELIOS MINERAL TINTED SUNSCREEN FOR FACE SPF 50
  • La Roche-Posay ANTHELIOS COOLING WATER SUNSCREEN LOTION SPF 30/60
  • La Roche-Posay ANTHELIOS ACTIVEWEAR SPORT SUNSCREEN LOTION SPF 60
  • La Roche-Posay ANTHELIOS MELT-IN MILK SUNSCREEN SPF 60
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer® Liquid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
  • Neutrogena Age Shield® Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 110
  • Neutrogena Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • Blue Lizard Face Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 30+

Everyday Sunscreen

  • EltaMD UV Clear (untinted) SPF 46 (ALISSA’S FAVORITE SUNSCREEN FOR EVERYDAY USE!)
  • PCA SKIN SPF 45 Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Aging Primer with SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 50
  • Cetaphil DermControl SPF 30
  • Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen, SPF 50+, Fragrance Free
  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture With Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen, 2.5 fl. oz
  • Olay Complete Lotion Moisturizer with SPF 30 Sensitive
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with Soy SPF 30
  • Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60
  • Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30

Hair

Shampoo and Dry Shampoo

Conditioner

Leave-On Hair Products


Makeup

Pressed Powder

Loose Powder

Concealer

Blush/Bronzer

Lip Stick/Lip Balm

Self-Tanner

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

Other

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

Toothpaste

  • 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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