Whoever said you lose the acne phase in your early adult years is a liar. I have had a serious bout with it for the last little bit. Probably because all of the makeup I wear to go to work is clogging my pores, and not to mention a few out of whack hormones.
I try a lot of things to help clear this up, but it always seems zits are like weeds. You try taking care of one, and another will magically pop up.
Shiseido is a leader in skincare, and has been since the 1890's, so I decided to give it a go with their products.
I wash my face with Shiseido cleanser, take a super-soft cotton square (Shiseido also sells these), shake the bottle to my Shiseido Pureness Refreshing Lotion toner medicated with salicylic acid (0.5%) and pour some of it onto the middle of my cotton square and wipe it all over my face. I follow that up with the Shiseido Pureness Blemish Clearing Gel on a cotton swab for spot treatment (also 0.5% salicylic acid) on a zit. I usually do this twice a day, in the morning before I put makeup on, and at night after I take it off. I always use a moisturizer afterwards since salicylic acid can be very drying to the skin.
Shiseido products never cease to amaze me. There is a reason that the company has been around for so long. Their products really do work miracles, and they have a product for every type of skin and every problem.