My Updated Roaccutane Skincare Routine


I've been taking Roaccutane for seven weeks now and I cannot believe the results I'm seeing already. My skin has always been pretty terrible, and if it's not covered with active breakouts, it's covered with scars. I'm quite a pale human and so it's fair to say I scar fairly easily and visibly... 

The last few weeks I've been on Roaccutane I've been stepping up my skincare routine as my skin is nowhere near as dry, sore, or sensitive as it was when I first started the treatment. I've been gradually adding some of my old staple products back into my routine and I definitely think they're contributing to the accelerated progress I'm seeing with my skin. A few of these products didn't even make it into my Roaccutane Skincare Edit post a few weeks ago, which shows how much things have changed around here in such a short space of time! 

My updated roaccutane skincare routine - a run through of the products I'm loving whilst on isotretinoin.

My Updated Roaccutane Skincare Routine 

Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

Now, I can't say I've ever tried the cult classic Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, but this Superdrug offering is, in my opinion, a great hot cloth cleanser. Consistency-wise, it's thick and creamy - almost like a moisturiser - making it perfect for Roaccutane-dried skin. Now, I haven't been wearing a full face of makeup, but, any products I have been wearing this cleanser has been removing thoroughly and gently. It costs just under a fiver and I use it morning and evening as the first step in my skincare routine, bargain. 

Pixi Glow Tonic* 

A product that needs absolutely no introduction nor explanation, an absolute hero within the skincare community. I didn't think I'd ever be able to use this whilst on Roaccutane, but, where I'm still not at the full dose, my skin really has calmed down and is able to tolerate this! Rather than aggressively rub it around my face on a cotton pad like I used to, I now gently press it into the skin and it isn't uncomfortable at all. I apply this as part of my evening skincare routine as I stick to a very simple 3 step routine in the mornings! 

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum*

Wow. I like this stuff a lot. But, at £81.50 a bottle, I'm not surprised it's fantastic. It's a super light serum that always leaves my skin feeling fresh and looking bright. Again, I only tend to use this in the evenings, as the third step in my routine. 

Bioderma Sebium Hydra

If you're currently taking Roaccutane and only want to try one of the products from this post, I highly recommend checking this moisturiser out. It's formulated specifically for 'acne-prone skin ultra-dry due to treatments', and err hello? Isn't that perfect... It's a really light, non-sticky consistency but still packs a whole lot of moisture and always leaves my poor dry skin looking glowing. At just over a tenner it's very much purse-friendly, and I may or may not be running out of my first tube and have another two on the way.

Body Shop Skin Defence SPF 50

A product that's had a fair amount of air-time here on becc4, this one is a firm favourite. It's an extremely light, invisible when on, SPF 50 and I love it a lot. I don't know about you, but I am notttt a fan of putting your bog-standard body suncream on my face, it feels horrible and leaves a white cast. This gem does neither of things and also sinks in super quickly. It's important to always wear an SPF when on Roaccutane, regardless of whether it's sunny or cloudy, so this is one I don't mind layering up day to day. 

And there we have it, my updated Roaccutane skincare routine. Have you tried any of these products?

My updated roaccutane skincare routine - a run through of the products I'm loving whilst on isotretinoin.


  1. I've always wanted to try the Vitamin E range from Superdrug! It sound's so good and for the price even better x

    Lauren |

  2. I love that Pixi toner! I gifted it to my mum over christmas and she loves it too. The vitamin E range from superdrug always surprises me - it's so good!

  3. I really think that The Body Shop products are great and I'll definitely give this SPF a try!

    Mireia from TGL