I've been battling with acne (mild) for 5 years? mostly nodules and a couple of cysts that left very bad scars since i pop'd my pimples (even blind ones) when i was younger and didn't consider the consequences.
For about 2 years my skin texture was rough...and always red, it literally never went away.
I tried BHA/AHA but all it did was irritate the surface and not actually penetrating deep withing the pores with skin repairing chemicals. Later i tried Aloe vera, although this did soothing the marks, it wasn't a cure because after it had worse off my marks and rough skin texture were still there.
I have found a product by Spa Technologies, it's called a Vitamin C moisturising Mist and can be used as a Toner.
in a space of 4 days after using it night time only my skin texture has faded about 70%, (uneven marks gone, Pores clean, Rough skin reduced,) it even reduced the size of my Keliod cyst which was there for years.
The reason i think this works is because it penetrates your pores with Hydrolic acid and the rest of the chemicals which are Vitamin C and Aloe vera that repair the skin cells. The reason why BHA/AHA didn't work as because they don;t have chemicals that repair the skin they just exfoliate the skin....
Anyway this is my theory, here are the ingredients it contains:
Isotonic seawater: ,Laminaria & Porphyra Algae extracts,Aloe Vera,Sodium Hyaluronate,Glycerin,Vitamin E,Terahexadecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C esters),Chlorophyll,Lonicera Japonica Eco-certified food grade preservative derived from Japanese honeysuckle