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Topical Zone

A crop of new topical treatments with tried-and-true active ingredients like sulfur and salicylic acid promise to provide breakout relief—and more.

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    Boscia Willow Bark To-Go exfoliates skin with beta hydroxy acid and combats blemish-promoting germs with cleansing lavender, rosemary, clove and fennel. A click-pen applicator makes the spot treatment a cinch to apply.
    $15; sephora.com

    Photography by Kenji Toma

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    Jaime Earl Restorative Serum is aimed at ultrasensitive and aging skin. The gentle formula helps treat acne, psoriasis and eczema with MSM, a source of skin-healing sulfur.
    $52; jaimeearl.com

    Photography by Kenji Toma

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    Dermadoctor Ain’t Misbehavin’ Intensive Medicated Blackhead Treatment chemically exfoliates clogged pores to treat blackheads within two months using glycolic, salicylic and azelaic acids.
    $42; sephora.com.

    Photography by Kenji Toma

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    Unlike traditional cream and gel spot treat­ments, Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy comes in the form of a translucent powder. The healing dust, which contains sulfur, mattifies greasiness and also hides redness.
    $28; qvc.com

    Photography by Kenji Toma

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