Products Alissa Loves
POREspective® began as an acne-only treatment clinic located deep in the heart of Austin, Texas. Since 2011, founding esthetician 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 makeup, hair products, and vitamins and supplements.
DISCLAIMER: Makeup 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. And please let me know if you come across any products that are no longer acne-safe. The POREspective® acne community thanks you for your input!
While a product may have been “loved” in the past, it may no longer be “loved” 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
- 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 product(s) are
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
Shampoo and Dry Shampoo
Leave-On Hair Products
Water Resistant Sunscreen
- Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 60, 3 Ounces (CLINIC FAVORITE SUNSCREEN FOR OUTDOOR AND WATER SPORTS!)
- 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 Pure & Free Liquid Daily Sunscreen SPF 50 1.40 oz
- Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Face Bottle, 5 oz
- Australian Gold Faces Sheer Coverage with InvisiDry, SPF 45, 3 oz
- 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
- Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Face Stick Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum Spf 50 Containing Mineralguard, .5 Oz.
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 70 – 5 oz
- Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 85+ 5 oz
- Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion (Face, SPF 50 Natural Protection, SPF 50 SPF 30 SPF 70)
- Equate Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
- Equate Ultra Protection Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
- EltaMD UV Clear (untinted) SPF 46 (CLINIC FAVORITE SUNSCREEN FOR EVERYDAY USE!)
- PCA SKIN SPF 45 Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture With Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen, 2.5 fl. oz.
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer Face Sunscreen, SPF 50 with Antioxidants, 1.35 Fl Oz.
- Cetaphil DermControl SPF 30
Lip Stick/Lip Balm
Special Occasion Makeup
- 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
Eye Gel (safely used with Clearing Gel/Benzoyl Peroxide)
- EltaMD Eye Gel (CLINIC 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
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
- 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
- Vanicream Lite Lotion for Sensitive Skin 16 fl oz
Bar Soap (for body)
- Vanicream Cleansing Bar
- Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream with Pump Dispenser, 1 Pound
- All Free & Clear (CLINIC FAVORITE)
- Tide Free & Gentle (CLINIC FAVORITE)
- Arm & Hammer Free of Perfumes/Dyes
- Cheer Free & Gentle
- Purex Free & Clear
- CVS Free
- Costco Kirkland Free & Clear Ultra
- Clorox2 for Colors Free & Clear