It’s hard not to think of my battle with acne as a pro wrestling match. My decade long battle involves screaming, scarring, and all manner of mayhem. (Perhaps Darren Aronofsky will tackle the epic struggle against acne for his next film.)
Several contenders have tried, and failed, against the undefeated champion pimples. I cautiously tried Clinique’s new Even Better Makeup SPF 15 ($24.50 at clinique.com). As an off-shoot of its Even Better Skin Tone Corrector, this wonder foundation puts the hurt on uneven skin tone caused by sun damage, age spots, and yes, even acne. The oil-free formula slides on smoothly and makes unappealing redness a thing of the past.
And beyond this great feat, the foundation includes a cocktail of Vitamins C and E, mushroom yeast extract, grapefruit peel and white birch extract, all in the name of reducing discoloration over time. While Even Better proves itself as a foundation, Clinique claims that these ingredients eventually correct unsightly spots with continued use. Tune in next week for the grudge match between Even Better Makeup and the all-powerful acne scars.