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The 50 Best Acne Treatments Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore acne treatments are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Acne Fighting Spot Gel by e.l.f.

Introducing the e.l.f. Cosmetics acne fighting spot gel with aloe! Banish blemishes and help nourish your skin with the unique blend of aloe, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, witch hazel and camphor.

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% by the ordinary

A high-strength vitamin and mineral blemish formula with 10 percent pure niacinamide and one percent zinc PCA.

Turmeric Stick by cocokind

reduce visible signs of inflammation and brighten the look of dark spots with this organic mask stick.

Acne Maximum Strength Foaming Face Wash 10% by panoxyl

"So I'll try to make this short. I have moderate to severe acne. I found that using the 4% worked, but did not work well enough. So i tried the 10% and it completely blew my mind. I had combination skin, red itchy acne on my forehead, chin, and cheeks, and to top it off I have really bad eczema patches all over my face. Not saying this will work for everyone but this cleared my acne in 5 days!I wash with Panoxyl once in the morning and once before bed. (it's important to use just a dime size because a little goes a long way. It's drying so too much will probably be too harsh and do the opposite of clear your skin)I dry my face with a clean towel. Splash cold water on and then damp with the towel.After I apple my Aveeno Moisturizing Cream (also once in the morning and before bed)Did this for about a week and my skin is so clear. I will continue this routine because so far it is the only thing that worked. My skin hasnt been clear in two years and it feels amazing to be back to normal. I had a few old pimple scars left over and for that I just used a mixture of lemon juice (fresh), honey, and tomato juice and it took the scars away within 3 days!Hope this helps some acne sufferers! « less" - drugstore.com user

Max Complexion Correction Pads by Peter Thomas Roth

With a fresh peach bellini scent, max complexion correction pads by peter thomas roth help to minimize the appearance of pore size and offer anti-aging benefits. Now in travel size.

Acne Pimple Master Patch by cosrx

"These are great! I often mess with my acne even though I know I shouldn't, and placing one of these over the zit helps keep me from messing with it. It also helps bring gunk to the surface more quickly and can draw it out if the zit is very close to the surface already or has been popped. These help to reduce infection in popped zits and help to draw out any excess puss or oil left over so that the skin is usually flat after one or two applications. This doesn't immediately reduce inflammation for me but usually the day after I've used it the redness has gone down a bit more quickly. I had a bought of cystic acne for a while and constantly used these to help keep it in check until I could get to a dermatologist. Now I always have these in stock just in case something decides to pop up on my face. I would recommend giving these a shot if you are acne prone, they definitely help keep you from picking at zits which helps reduce the change of further infection and scarring. These aren't going to magically make your zit disappear overnight, but they will help to speed up the healing process by quite a bit." - ulta user

Drying Lotion by mario badescu

"Let me start by saying that I am a skincare freak! I love researching beauty products and reading reviews on new brands to try, I've tried many many things over the past few years in the hopes of gaining a completely flawless complexion, as I am somewhat obsessed with skincare routines. This product was recommended to me by a salesperson in Anthropology, but I purchased at Ulta and am so happy I did! I am most definitely amazed when reviewing the results of this product! I purchased this yesterday in the Ulta three pack that also includes the Mario Badescu Drying Cream and Buffering Lotion. I have yet to use the other two, as I have been handling a few minor breakouts within the past month. Nothing of any substance like whiteheads or painful acne, although I do get that, but more so small pesky bumps that have yet to go away. I have tried Neutrogena On the Spot treatment, Clearisil Acne Patches, and Clean&Clear Persa-gel, all of which have reduced the sign of larger acne but nothing as fast acting for smaller pimples as this. Following the instructions, I applied at night over moisturizer to a handful of spots along my chin, cheeks near nose, and temple, all of which weren't serious, just pesky to me. In the morning, I noticed that the drying lotion was true to it's name and very drying. After washing my face and using my daily face wash, I applied 2 sets of moisturizer, as my skin is sensitive and more prone to drying out. The small bumps had vanished and irritating acne scars had diminished overnight. My skin has never looked better! I would recommend this product even to the most skeptical of shoppers if you have sensitive skin, are prone to drying out, or need something to fight against acne! I love this and will definitely suggest to all of my friends!" - ulta user

Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% by the ordinary

A multifunctional brightening formula.

Essential Corrective Complex by Osea

"I'm one of those people who just does NOT write reviews for products. It's not something that I do unless the product is seriously life changing. This little roller has got some type of miracle juice in it because I have not ever come across a spot treatment (chemical filled or not) that is so effective on minimize size, redness, and irritation from all sorts of blemish issues. I struggle with painful hormonal acne, as well as frequent flareups due to lack of sleep, unbalanced diet, and stress (Hi, I'm a college student). Despite these situational issues, this product continues to diminish the worst that my skin throws at me. The best part is that it can be worn during the day (it's clear) and over night without a thought! As far as application, definitely dab it on your finger first and then apply, or you'll use way too much at once and waste some. A little goes a long way, thank goodness! If you are hesitant or on the fence, this is your sign. Try this and thank the 5-star reviews later! Less" - oseamalibu.com user

BHA Blackhead Power Liquid by cosrx

Blackheads be gone! Cosrx bha blackhead power liquid reduces blackheads and excess sebum while hydrating skin.

Acne Gel by PCA Skin

"I've suffered from oily and acne-prone skin since my teens, but have had a hard time finding an effective acne treatment that doesn't contain benzoyl peroxide, which my sensitive skin cannot tolerate. If you have the same problem, this may be the solution for you. It's very effective at treating my breakouts quickly and does not dry out or irritate my face as benzoyl peroxide does. I just turned 50 and this has been a great product. Has really helped my acne and keeps my skin looking great! Definitely recommend this product!" - dermstore user

Anti Bac Clearing Lotion by kate somerville

An intensive, prescription-quality acne treatment.

Tomatoes Daily Repair Treatment by yes to

"I think some of the not-so-good reviews are because they were expecting something different from this. But, this is REPAIRING ACNE LOTION. Read below...WHOSE IT FOR: The only people that really NEED this product are the people with big pores, oily skin, and/or acne prone skin. Specifically people that would NEVER put lotion on their face, because they would break out. For everyone else, maybe there is a better product for you. But, this is PERFECT.USES: For any healing pimple or a scar on your face, this is fantastic at speeding up the process. When I use this, any pimples in the healing stage will be gone or almost gone the next day which makes it easier to cover up! It's literally great, no exaggeration. I have REALLY OILY SKIN so I don't need this everyday. But, the thing is it's not over moisturizing. It kinda balances oily skin; it doesn't add to the oil.TANNING: This is great. It has aloe in it. I could never put lotion on my face,before, but sometimes my face would really need some hydration. This lotion is perfect, even when you have a little sunburn on your cheeks.OTHER PRODUCTS: This is easily used with other products. I love to use astringent with this. It's the perfect remedy for some of my small breakouts.OTHER USE: I also use this on scars on my arm. My arm looks a lot better now. The scars are older so it takes a little longer but this works fantastic. « less" - ulta.com user

EradiKate Acne Treatment by kate somerville

"Let me just begin by saying that I have struggled with acne for a little over 5 years. I’ve been to numerous dermatologists and I felt like I had tried everything. I started to feel so disheartened because I was spending $300+ a month on expensive prescriptions to help with my acne and they just weren’t working. Needless to say, I’ve learned that just because a product is more expensive, it does not make it more effective. Most of my face stays clear, but I have irritating and persistent acne along my chin, cheeks, and jaws. I happened to see this product while scrolling through the skincare products and praying to come across something worth the money. It was cheap enough and I decided to give it a try. I have now completely ditched my epiduo and some other expensive products, and use this as a spot treatment in its place. I have only been using it for about a week, but the results have been insane! Some of the pros: - it’s extremely quick drying. - you don’t have to worry about it rubbing off on and staining your sheets like you do with epiduo and some other spot treatments. - it works insanely quickly! Sleep with this on overnight and in the morning blemishes have either disappeared or diminished dramatically in size. - the price. Acne treatment can be ridiculously expensive. It’s so refreshing - especially for my wallet - to have something so effective and cheap. Well worth the money. - it doesn’t make your skin painfully dry or super red like many other treatments do. - it doesn’t react weird with other products. You don’t have to change anything else in your routine, this is easy to incorporate. I can not say enough about this product. I HIGHLY recommend this to all you guys and gals out there who struggle with persistent acne. Best spot treatment I’ve ever used." - sephora user

U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil by Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Acne Treatment Face Oil with 1.5 percent salicylic acid, this fast-acting, quick-drying, medicated oil clears acne and blackhead-causing buildup and debris from congested pores for smoother, blemish-free skin.

Buffering Lotion by mario badescu

"This product is my saving grace!! I've been battling acne since my teens and it was not until the past two years (when I turned 28, I am now 30) that my mild whiteheads became severe cystic acne. For these past two years, I have tried EVERYTHING under the sun: birth control pills, antibiotics, prescription retinols, expensive masks and peels from Sephora, facials, professional grade peels.... the list goes on. My skin is so sensitive and acne prone that all of these treatments either exacerbated the acne or just did not work at all. There were nights where I'd cry at how uncontrollable and horrendous my skin was. Enter Mario Badescu's Buffering Lotion. After hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars spent on skin care to have my cystic acne under control, I wish I had started my search with this little $17 bottle. This product is not a miracle in a bottle, but is HIGHLY effective in treating the cysts. I noticed my large, inflamed acne looked better the first morning after I left it on overnight. By the second morning, they are noticeably flatter and smaller. Also, I have not gotten a pimple since I started using this. I definitely feel like my skin is finally under control. Although the directions says to use it every other day, I use the lotion every night. Yes, it dries my skin, but it's either dry skin or painful cystic acne for me. I'd rather have dry skin and use additional moisturizer - no big deal. It does work best when used as a primer layer before applying the Drying Mask, and then re-applying the Buffering Lotion after rinsing off the mask. I use this method about twice a week. Thank you Mario!!!!" - nordstrom user

DRx Blemish Solutions Acne Eliminating Gel by dr dennis gross

"I received the DR. DENNIS GROSS DRX BLEMISH SOLUTIONS ACNE ELIMINATING GEL totally free from PinchMe, for trying out at Home and giving my honest reviews in return. This product is absolutely amazing. It is a A lightweight gel with two-percent salicylic acid, niacinamide, and monk's pepper to unclog pores, visibly clear and prevent blemishes, and reduce the appearance of redness. After using this product I have clearly experienced a visibly clearer, smoother, and more balanced complexion. However, the most important thing I like about this product is that it is free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging, which is absolutely great to know." - sephora user

Acne Dote Face & Body Scrub by alba

"To start, I am an esthetician so I have tried countless products from Aveda, Dermalogica, Obagi, Proactive, Kate Somerville, Clarity, Glam Glow, etc. I've battled cystic, hormonal acne since high school (I'm now 26). After being clear for a few years my skin started acting up again recently, and my usual routine (Kate Somerville Eradikate spot treatment, and apple cider vinegar) was not working at all. I picked this and the Acnedote astringent up after seeing the reviews online and I am so impressed. I am a product snob and typically don't use drugstore products on my face, but Alba has completely changed my mind. I had a large cyst on my chin, and three substantial pimples on my chin and cheeks. Along with my Aveda Botanical Kinetics wash I used the Alba Acnedote Face and Body Scrub (every other day) along with the Acnedote Astringent followed by my Aveda moisturizer. Within four days my skin was clear again, and the astringent was gentle enough on my very oily skin to use morning and night with no dryness or irritation whatsoever. I've even noticed that old hyperpigmentation (dark marks left behind by acne/inflammation) had nearly disappeared as well, and they usually don't go away for a month or more. I will say after my success with the scrub and the astringent I got the treatment gel and found that did not work for me at all, so that I did not like. I have a bit of keratosis pilaris on the backs of my arms I've been treating successfully (if I'm not lazy about it) with apple cider vinegar, but I am going to try the scrub to see if it is more effective. Overall, these are fantastic products, and I am very glad I went out on a whim to try them! If you're suffering from acne they are absolutely worth a shot, and the price point is great! « less" - Target user

Ac Collection Ultimate Spot Cream by cosrx

"I absolutely LOVE this cream. I suffer from acne prone skin and literally within a day of putting this on, I saw acne from a breakout practically disappear. I've been using it every day since then and it is very soothing for skin. I haven't had any breakouts since, and I've noticed that acne scarring is greatly reduced when this cream is applied.The only thing that I would mention is that cream will continue to come out of the tube if the cap isn't put back on immediately. Thats a design issue and I hope the packaging for this product will be updated. " - yesstyle.com user

The Method: Polish Sensitive Skin by lancer

"As someone who has suffered from acne flare ups since the age of 13, I've been around the block a few times when it comes to finding the right dermatologist and skin care line. This is definitely the right dermatologist (I'm a former patient - would still be one if I had not relocated from LA), and his skin care line is phenomenal. I've used this product (along with his Cleanse, Nourish, Glycolic, and Vitamin C cream) for 3 weeks now, and have seen a tremendous difference in my skin. It's softer, smoother, and has such a pretty glow to it. **Just one note of caution when using this exfoliator. Be sure to use it gently. I was a little too exuberant with it the first 2 nights and my face looked rough and red afterwards. At first I thought the problem was the exfoliator. But after using it the correct way, I did not see any redness, and my skin feels baby smooth. P.S. My skin is acne prone and usually highly reactive to products that clog and irritate the skin. I've had zero problems with any of the products in this line (in fact I have zero acne issues now which feels amazing). <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="5252783774840397307-full" data-show="5252783774840397307-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Nordstrom user

One Step Original Clear Pads by cosrx

"I bought this product after several beauty bloggers I follow raved about it. I have normal/sensitive skin with hormonal acne (especially around my chin and nose) and have trouble finding products that don't irritate it. I've used this product for a week and noticed immediate results. Even my fiancé noticed, and he doesn't notice much, bless his heart. I would highly recommend this product for those with stubborn acne. Tips for use: Cut the pads in half. They'll go further. The pads are thinner than you think. The treatment feels a lot like a toner, so you may want to experiment with if your skin needs both. If you follow a multiple step routine like me, be sure to plan time for the product to absorb into the skin. You won't be able to wipe it on and move to your next step immediately." - ulta user

Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment by La Roche-Posay

"I genuinely never review (terrible I know), but really did feel compelled too.After around two years seeing a dermatologist for my acne, I was very sceptical that this would make a difference. Various antibiotics and topicals have failed to do so, and my last option is now Roaccutane, which so far I have declined.I have also been through most clear skin regimes, expensive and less so, which have had no real effect.La Roche Posay was kind of my last shot and I have been using the Purifying Foaming Gel, Effaclar Duo + and Effaclar H Moisturiser for almost three weeks.I use Effacalar Duo + all over at night, and just on the areas needing attention in the morning, which is my jaw line, chin and forehead mainly. I did try it all over initially but found I got a bit shiny come mid morning.Only a small amount is needed so it's good value, no strong smell and it feels nice to apply, it's not harsh at all, no drying or flaking.Although by no means perfect, my pores are definitely smaller, and my skin overall is less oily. I have had the odd extra breakout, but not too severe, and I find the redness of my older blemish marks is starting to reduce. New breakouts are taking less time for the inflammation to reduce, and aren't painful, as they used to be in the past.My skin generally feels better, less irritated and sensitive. I don't want to tempt fate but after being pretty miserable about the state of my skin, and thinking I'll never see an improvement, I can see a vague light at the end of the tunnel!It's still early days, but so far so good, I whole heartedly recommend giving it a go « less" - Escentual user

Clear Face Care Gel by sebamed

"Sebamed Clear Face Gel is my new holy grail moisturizer. It's exactly what I needed after dealing with breakouts and the previous drug store moisturizer caused dermatitis patches on my skin. The Sebamed Clear Face Gel is simple, minimal non irritating ingredients that has re balanced my skin.Thank you! Definitely recommend!!! " - sebamedusa.com user

Blemish Correct Soothing Serum & Spot Treatment by Wabi-Sabi Botanicals

"This product is amazing. I am on my third bottle! I bought with the kit, and its unbelievable, I am 37 almost 38 and my skin is just awful : (, recently I had some weird small acne develop only on my chin, THEN once a month I had whatever life threw at me, then I had some weird bumps on the sides of my cheeks, oh yeah and WRINKLES had begun to set it, needless to say I was feeling pretty unattractive. I tried this as a last resort, and let me say, ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY. In the beginning it really felt like it tightened everything while immediately reducing acne. Now I use it everyday and night and haven't had any once a month breakouts and my skin looks amazing! Twice a week I do an exfoliate to keep the dead skins cells off and I did buy the night cream and day cream from skinceuticals if its starting to feel dry, but other than that I'm incredibly happy with this product! Only thing I'm missing is something to remove my makeup before starting this regimen. Less" - skinceuticals.com user

Clenziderm M.D. Pore Therapy And Acne Treatment by Obagi

"This BPO lotion is pretty intense for my sensitive skin but I'm getting great results from it. I've been using once a day in the morning, and could see a reduction in breakouts almost immediately. Once I apply it, the stinging kicks in and lasts for a while for me. I let it sink in and dry, then apply moisturizer and the stinging kicks in again. It's important to moisturize, this BPO is quite drying. I recently added in the toner from the clenziderm line and I have to say that was the magical element - the combination of the cleanser, toner and BPO lotion has made my skin look better than it has in years. But I'll say it again, this line is super drying for my sensitive skin. I had to go through the peeling and flaking stage before things normalized. But so worth it! I would recommend to anyone struggling with stubborn hormonal acne." - dermstore user

Killa Kit by ZitSticka

A patch from the future that puts your zit in the past. Sounds like horoscope jargon but nope. ZitSticka have harnessed the latest in dermatological science and cosmetic technology to develop a patch that blends perfectly-picked ingredients with a stupidly smart delivery system. A ZitSticka.

Grab And Go by mario badescu

To jet-setters and go-getters: this is the set for you! Mario badescu's grab and go travel set contains a 1.0 oz. Plastic bottle drying lotion and a 2.0 oz. Facial spray with aloe, herb and rosewater.

Special Clearing Booster by Dermalogica

Breakouts beware! Dermalogica's potent, topically applied benzoyl peroxide gel quickly dries existing blemishes.

Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream by Dr Jart+

"I absolutely love this cream. I have been fighting uncontrollable acne on my chin and cheek area and I had tried everything, dermalogica, CeraVe, Clinique, philosophy, organic moisturizers, even changing my shampoo and toothpaste, nothing worked. I didn’t see any improvement in my face until I tried this product. I received a trial size in my Sephora play box and normally I don’t try face products because my face is so sensitive, I swear I break out at the thought of trying a new product, but I tried it. At first I thought it do much, it helped with the redness and felt smooth when I applied it and it didn’t make me oily. I did get these little white bumps and a few more pimples, I almost stopped using it because of that but I wanted to give this cream a real chance so I used it for about 4 weeks, on the fourth week I finally noticed I hadn’t had a break out in a week (and those white bumps where gone) ... I normally would have a new huge angry painful pimple every day. This stuff for me is heaven sent. It doesn’t break me out, it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, it cleared my face, it calmed my redness, it evened out my skin tone, it controls my oils, for me this is perfect and I love this so much I purchased a full sized tube. I have done nothing different to my skin care routine but use this moisturizer. (I still have the same diet and hair products so I know it was this moisturizer.) So if your like me and struggle with acne, I would give this product a try. Hopeful it’s as wonderful for you as it is for me." - sephora user

Acne Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment by Clinique

"I've been fighting with acne since I entered 6th grade, when a lot of people didn't even have it. I'm now a junior in high school and still working with it. It really brings my already low confidence down even more, and it's so difficult to deal with. I always hated taking pictures, and sometimes didn't even want to go outside it would get so bad. I even got a prescription from a doctor for a special medicine. It worked a little bit, but most of the acne stayed, and it really just dried out my skin and made me peel horribly.A while ago my mom had a gift card and didn't find anything she wanted to buy, so she gave it to me. I bought some shoes then looked around for some makeup, I needed a new mascara and foundation. I discovered they had a Clinique in there and figured I might as well try it, no harm there. So I asked the lady for some foundation for acne, and ended up getting some. But what really suprised me was that she gave me a small sample bottle of this product and told me to use it, she said it'd help my acne a lot.I wasn't very trusting, as nothing else had ever worked for my skin before. But I might as well give it a try. The first thing I noticed was the smell, I loved it, it smelled so nice. I know you're only supposed to leave it on for five minutes, but since my acne was so bad, I decided to sleep in it. The next morning, all the little acne spots had disappeared and the big ones had gone down a lot and weren't so red! I was so excited, nothing had ever worked like this for me before. I slept in it again the next night and the next morning almost everything had disappeared. There was only two little acne spots left, I couldn't believe it! My skin felt so nice, and it didn't get super oily throughout the day like it usually did. I loved how it didn't irritate my skin and make it peel, really drying me out. It works great, and I'm so happy the lady was nice enough to give me a sample. I am definitely going back and buying a bottle of the stuff! This has been the only thing to ever work for me, and I still can't believe it. If you have acne and you've been through every possible medication and washes, try this. It will work.Thank you, Clinique, for making me feel beautiful. « less" - clinique.com user

Tea Tree Anti-imperfection Daily Solution by The Body Shop

"I have been using this for 4 days now, I have seen my skin getting clearer each day black acne scars fading away, my acne and cystic acne are getting smaller and reducing each day. Although my skin is still oily throughout the day, I don’t mind, I guess my main concerned was acne and acne scars. And they’re fading away rapidly than Renée Rouleau stuff, since I was using Renée products for years until I found The Body Shop tea tree product line. I’m in heaven now, Im feeling more confident now without using lots of makeup everyday.y oily face is fine, I can always pat it with napkins or oily sheet. I have brown skin acne prone, oily, and sensitive skin. " - thebodyshop.com user

Acne Solution Original 3-Step Skincare System by proactiv

Proactiv's original 3-step system that started a skincare revolution! Designed specifically for acne-prone skin, proactiv delivers finely-milled benzoyl peroxide deep into your pores to help stop acne-causing bacteria in its tracks and prevent new breakouts from forming. An $85 value!

Volcanic Clay Acne Wash by oxy

"The Oxy Volcanic Clay Acne Wash worked wonders on my adult acne. The Salicylic acid is powerful yet didn't dry my face out like so many others have. I used this twice a day and found my acne cleared up right away. With continued use the acne will be a thing of the past. This has 3 times the oil control and really deeps cleans your pores. My face has never looked better and I highly recommend this product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walmart user

InvisiScar Resurfacing Treatment by murad

Murad InvisiScar Resurfacing Treatment is clinically proven to minimize the look of scar size, depth, texture and discoloration in 8 weeks.

Effaclar Dermatological Acne Treatment System by La Roche-Posay

"I'm nearly 43, have had sensitive combo to oily skin And acne since I was 11. Cystic acne is awful beyond words! I have PCOS, I have blood sugar issues, that means weight, acne, and blemish healing issues for me. Not fun. I tried this on the recommendation of a chain pharmacy employee as I was about to purchase a different brand. Glad I tried it! I was in a rush to hopes of it being a miracle and should have eased into this line. I had a day of bad stinging all over my face! Although its been 9 days so far, I saw my skin texture improve after 2 days, saw pore size reducing after 4/5 days, and while 2 new blemishes (and not cystic ones -yay!!) started they were gone in 1-2 days. That Never happens! Even with that said, I'd suggest easing into this line and start by using just the cleanser once a day for 4-5 days, then go to twice a day. Salicylic acid can be irritating to some skin and your skin may need some adjustment time. Then after a week I'd add the clarifying solution once a day (a little goes a long way on a cotton pad), start just at night. This can be drying, too, and can cause light peeling/flakiness, but nothing severe like I'm accustomed to with most acne products. Once you're up to twice a day then lightly spot treat any current acne and any you feel coming on with the Effaclar Duo. You won't believe how effective it is despite having less benzoyl peroxide than OTC brands you've likely tried! It will bleach colored items so be careful to thoroughly wash your fingers after applying it. It can also sting blemishes or peeled spots (neosporin helps). I also purchased the Effaclar Mat moisturizer. It's light, not greasy, I apply just a thin layer in the morning/a little more at night. It truly is the Best makeup base I've ever used. For me, though, it does not matte any shine. It actually makes me shinier with or without makeup. I space out 10-15 min time between applying the toner and moisturizer, and again before makeup so each product has a chance to soak in. I'm impressed despite it maybe taking longer to work for me than for others but I'm sticking to it with optimism. If I can have the best skin that I can have, even if it's still not perfect, then it's worth the wait to me! Try it, ease into it, give it a couple weeks, and realize you may need to swap out a different product within their line to achieve great skin because everyone's skin is different. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - drugstore.com user

Blackhead Dissolving Gel by proactiv

"I received this product from Proactiv in exchange for my honest review.This gel was shockingly good the first time I used it. I have some pesky acne spots an blackheads and this worked like a charm on them thanks to both the Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid. They diminished quite a bit thought they aren't completely gone. If you aren't used to acid exfoliators this may tingle a bit the first time but they are some of the most effective ingredients to treat both acne and dull skin.I plan to keep on using this and the 3-step Proactiv system for the next 12 weeks to see the full results. " - Sephora user

AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid by cosrx

"WOW. I'll start by saying that I have dry, dehydrated skin with texture issues around my nose and cheeks and need constant exfoliation to avoid dry flakes. I rarely even get a pimple, but for some reason I had broken out with small, red comedones all over my cheeks and chin. After reading about different options, I decided to buy this. At night after cleansing, I applied it with a cotton pad, patting the product in as I was swiping. It burned... a lot. My whole face turned red, and I was worried that I had ruined my face forever! Fast-forward to the next morning... and literally all of the bumps had subsided- my cheeks were porcelain-smooth. The redness, both from the acne and the liquid had disappeared completely. My skin was completely toned and balanced. I cannot believe that this effect happened over one night, but this is my new miracle product. Although the brand is geared toward acne-prone types, I can see this product being beneficial toward all skin types because it is essentially an exfoliating peel. I also want to note that this has many similar ingredients to the famous (and much more expensive) Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, so I'm glad I found an affordable alternative! Less" - sokoglam.com user

Normaderm Beautifying Anti Blemish Care by vichy

"At the time of receiving this Anti Acne Treatment from Glamsense Topbox, I was having these really bad acnes on my chin. They were huge, red and disgusting. The acnes were so hard that as soon as I touched them, they hurt so much. Although I was getting those pimples periodically, I have never had any solutions that worked effectively. After receiving this product, I applied the lotion on the acnes around my chin area in the evening. The lotion itself has a light green color which is very similar to the color of the bottle, and it has a very subtle clean scent which is appropriate for everyone. After a few seconds, I started having a mild tingly feeling from the pimples only; for the area that covered by the lotion but didn’t have any pimple, I felt normal. The next morning, all those red pimples were ready to pop and they became relatively smaller, but they did not disappear right away. I was so happy and surprised to see the obvious result after only one night, and I continued applying it throughout the day. Now it has been a week, the acne is much smaller and less irritating, and the color is not as red as it was. Not only I would recommend it to my friends, I would definitely repurchase it myself once I am running out of it. Thank you Glam Sense for sending me this amazing product. Less" - vichy.ca user

Baking Soda Acne Face Scrub by Bioré

"I received a sample of Bioré® Baking Soda Acne Scrub in my #WalmartBeautyBox for Spring 2017. My review is honest. I can’t sing the praises of Bioré® products high enough. I love them. I have been anticipating trying this scrub for a while, but was hesitant because of the salicylic acid. I usually dry up incredibly and find no benefit from them; however, I gave this a go because it was free and I haven’t been disappointed by them yet. It specifically stated it was “great for combination skin.” I used after my regular wash to get my make up and start with a cleaner face. I applied about a dime size to my hand and went to lathering. At first, you notice the smell is intoxicatingly good, it’s a citrus blend that isn’t overpowering. Next, you see that it’s unlike any other salicylic scrub because it lathers so well! I felt it go to work and I enjoyed using it. It claims to clear up, control, and prevent acne blemishes by penetrating the pores. When I got out of the shower, I immediately checked my nose to see if it did anything and was shocked to see that my pores actually shrank on the first use. My skin didn’t try out, it actually felt softened and my oil was controlled. I enjoyed this scrub and wouldn’t suggest for anyone battling acne or blemishes associated. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - walmart.com user

Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment by Differin

New differin gel is different! Differin is the first and only fda-approved full prescription strength retinoid. This acne treatment is now available without a prescription. Differin gel is dermatologist developed and tested.

Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment by murad

Murad's acne control rapid relief acne spot treatment reduces blemish size and redness within 4 hours. Salicylic acid exfoliates to clear pores and smooth skin.

PURE TRANSFORMATION Night Treatment by bareMinerals

A clear, powder night treatment formulated with Essential Mineral Complex, Indian gooseberry fruit extract, and ectoin to improve skin’s clarity and brighten.

Blemish Fighting Astringent by Bioré

"One of the things I like about this astringent is that it works for every type of skin type, whether you have oily, dry or combination skin. It moisturizes dry areas on your face, while soaking up dirt and oil from shiny patches. It's gentle on skin but is harsh on pimples, leaving smaller pores and an evened out skin tone. It helps prevent future break-outs with a 2 percent salyclic acid formula, but also has soothing hydrating antioxidants and vitamins. The only downside is that the Biore brand is often a little more expensive than others. " - Editorial review user

EradiKate Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment by kate somerville

Kate Somerville's EradiKate Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment is a lightweight all-over acne treatment that is formulated with Salicylic Acid to reduce and prevent blemishes.

Clear Cell Salicylic Clarifying Tonic by Image Skincare

"I got to know image products thru my esthetician, i love this facial cleanser because has glycolic acid but its not heavy for sensitive skin Im 28 years old with acne prone skin and now its all clear up. i only use it at night because it leaves you a refreshed sensation of clean and also i feel that helps the skin to take advantage of the night cream. My husband who is not a facial lover started to used it as well and his little wrinkles had disappear, now he is addicted to the cleanser, it also helped him with ingrown hairs, the skin look less congested. " - laladaisy.com user

Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel by origins

Origins super spot remover acne treatment gel instantly helps speed healing. Helps visibly correct post pimple darkening, relieve irritating redness and keep skin looking spotless.

Acne Cream by PCA Skin

"I have adult acne every now and then, but it's usually caused by stress. I have tried many acne products, such as Mario Badescu, Clean & Clear Popped Pimple, Murad, and the list goes on. This cream works really well and I have seen my pimples disappear or greatly reduce by the next day. Also, this cream does not dry out your skin like other acne products. My skin is actually smoother since I have been using this. Oh and you know those painful pimples you get about once a month? I haven't had one since using this. It's only been 30 days, but still. =)I use less concealer/foundation and it makes me happy. Now, if I can only find a product that helps against redness..." - drugstore.com user

Herbal Blemish Stick by Burt's Bees

"Continuous acne issues was NOT something I suffered from until my early 30's. Late bloomer I guess. Then breakouts were a daily event. The sides of my face stayed red and irritated because of acne. I tried the expensive stuff they sell at the high end places thinking price might represent how well they'd work on my acne. Tried organic lines (still expensive) hoping something would work and not leave my face dry. Tried the less expensive lines that require 4 or more steps. (not likely to stick to that but it was worth a shot) Changed my diet, drank more water, you name it, I tried it. I expected another fail from Burt's Bees but since it was easy to apply and inexpensive, I gave it a shot. My next step was going to be having a doctor explain if my post 30 hormones were out of whack. Burt's Bees acne stick has saved my face and my self image, which even at this age can take a hit. It doesn't leave any residue AT ALL and doesn't make my face feel dry or tight. The continuous acne is gone! The scent is...unique but not horrible. Almost like black licorice. I use it first thing every morning after I brush my teeth. And before I go to bed. It has worked so well that I keep one everywhere! Coworkers have seen me apply it after morning workouts and asked about the product. I can't say enough good things about it. Two of the ladies I work with have purchased it and have seen the same face saving results. When you find a product that works, you fall in love with it more and more each time you get to share its benefits to others needing the same results. Simple to use, convenient, and more importantly it's EFFECTIVE! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - drugstore.com user

Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque by aesop

"I started suffering with incredibly sore acne for the first time in my life last year. I have very sensitive skin so have had my fair share of trouble in the past using products that have too many harsh chemicals (Clinique nearly took the first layer of my skin off). Since using this mask twice a week along with the rest of my Aesop routine (cleanser / moisturiser/ exfoliation twice a week and the control gel) I have seen an almost amazing improvement – the spots reduce quickly and it’s so soothing. Following some advice I also sleep with it. On the particularly bad areas, with some having reduced and others have gone altogether. Although it is not a huge pot, it lasts for ages as you only need a very thin layer and so worth every penny. This is a god send and I couldn’t imagine my skin regime without it. « less" - Cult Beauty user

Blackhead Solutions Self-Heating Blackhead Extractor by Clinique

Clinique's Blackhead Solutions Self-Heating Blackhead Extractor is a self-heating treatment that provides a 93% reduction in blackheads in 6 weeks.