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The 50 Best Acne Treatments for Oily Skin Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore acne treatments for oily skin 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.

BHA Blackhead Power Liquid by cosrx

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Egg Pore Blackhead Out Oil Gel by TONYMOLY

"So in love with this product! It's so easy to apply and remove.This product is like a thick bouncy mouse. It looks like it doesn't have a lot of product but a little does go a long way. Well, I have large pores and an oily T-zone and acne prone. The first time I used it I only applied it to my T-zone and my cheeks where I have large clogged pores. It really did tighten and cleaned my pores and you feel your skin tightening up. The second time I used it all over my face and it felt refreshing. It's a better way to clean and tighten your pores without using pore strips. Those things hurt and they leave your pores open which can become clogged and may break you out. This product did not break me out at all. And I always have issues with that when using the clay, gel and organic masks I use to use.Now I get the hype of Korean products, they really work! The packaging is a plus. It looks so cute. I will be repurchasing and I'll be trying out the other Tony Moly products. Less" - ulta.com user

Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Acne Treatment Pads by philosophy

"I got this product with the 30 day trial set, and am admittedly bad at using a nightly cleansing routine, but these treatment pads work wonders when I need them. I have pretty consistent breakouts, going into my mid twenties, and I've battled them since puberty. The entire Clear Days Ahead system is wonderful. Its gentle, paraben-free, and in general non-drying. The kit recommends using the treatment pads once a day, before bed after cleansing. From my recollection it does not recommend any additional treatment lotions after use of the treatment pad. That being said this is what works for me: I use as directed, but I rip the pads in half. They're heavily saturated in the treatment formula, and an entire pad to me feels unnecessary, and borders on drying. Half a pad (ripped down the middle) works wonders for me, keeps my skin from over drying and I get twice the use out of each one (and my wallet says thank you). I see a difference in my skin the very next morning. My pores look tighter, my skin feels balanced, and my pimples either stay the same size or smaller than at bedtime. They drastically cut down the inflammation and healing time. I will absolutely purchase them again. This system is the first paraben free system to have a positive effect on my acne and oil production, while being so gentle. I can't recommend it enough. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="3325565570283508487-full" data-show="3325565570283508487-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - ulta.com user

MediBac Clearing Overnight Clearing Gel by Dermalogica

"I have avoided Dermologica for years because of the high prices. Recently, my skin has become more sensitive than ever and I noticed my go-to products were no longer assisting with my problem skin. I bought the Sebum Clearing Masque a few months ago and fell in love. This brand is AMAZING - and this is coming from someone with a history of cystic acne and oily skin. The overnight clearing gel really works wonders. The scent is initially strong when you open the bottle, but it disappears as soon as you apply it to your face. The texture is surprisingly lightweight - it feels like a soft gel but is not runny at all. You can dab it on your face and it won't slide down your cheek while you screw the cap back on the bottle. It is also gentle enough to prevent dryness. Most overnight acne products have caused extreme dryness and redness, to the point where I was almost hesitant to even purchase this product. However, I took a chance because I have had great results with Dermalogica thus far. The day after initially applying this product, my skin was so smooth. No dryness, no greasiness... just smooth perfect skin. I apply the gel to my skin first, then apply the Skin Smoothing Cream over it - and I must say I am very pleased with the results. I'm going to invest in other products from this brand!" - ulta user

Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream by Burt's Bees

Battle blemishes naturally with burt's bees natural acne solutions maximum strength spot treatment cream. Reduce and improve the appearance of blemishes naturally with this easy-to-apply spot treatment acne cream.

Acne Solutions Emergency Gel Lotion by Clinique

"I normally have breakouts on my chin which I understand is caused by hormonal changes and stress but lately I had been getting pimples on my cheeks and areas I had never had them previously. My face was always oily and irratated-looking too. I was trying name-brand and natural spot treatments but my pimples continued to look the same day after day and they would not heal. I was at the end of my rope with breakouts until I remembered a tried and true brand, Clinique. I marched on up to the Clinique counter and I explained my whitehead woes to the expert. After checking my face and asking me a few questions, she recommended Clinique Acne Solutions Emergeny Gel for me. I purchased the gel and my expert said she would be calling me to see how the product is working for me in a few days; I think I must have looked very distressed over my pimples problems because she showered me with samples too! That night, I washed my face with my usual products so I could tell if the Emergency gel really worked or not. The last step in my beauty regimen was to dab the gel on a huge pimple on my chin that had not bugged for at least three days. I also dabbed the gel on breakouts on my cheeks and nose. The Emergency gel felt soothing, it did not burn at all, and it did not have an offensive smell. Pleasantly happy with the gentle effects of the Emergency gel, I retired to dreamland very content. The sound of my alarm jolted me awake to the next morning. I stretched and accidently brushed my hand against my face. Something was different - but what? What was different? As soon as I pondered the question, the answer came to me. My skin felt different! My chin did not feel sore and it was not as oily. I quickly palpated my cheeks and, to my amazement, my skin felt smooth and not lumpy and rough like usual. I could not stand it anymore, I had to look in the mirror! I almost cried when I saw my reflection but my almost tears were not sad almost tears. My cheeks were a clear sandy beige with no irritated redness or breakouts instead of the bumpy, large pore, and angry look they had for weeks. My eyes then turned to look at the spot where the Mount Rushmore of pimples once stood; KEYWORD: once. Although there was a pimple remaining on my chin, it was no longer huge which thrilled me! I had this huge pimple for weeks and nothing decreased it, brought the bacteria out, and lessened the irritation like my first night of using the Clinique Emergency gel. When I woke up the bacteria came to the surface on my chin pimple but after washing my face, the bacteria drained out and this pimple was visibly smaller and on the road to gone! Two days later, this pimple is nothing but a bad memory. I love the look of fresh, clean skin and Clinique Acne Solutions Emergeny Gel makes it happen for me! I would recommend this Emergency gel for anyone who has stuborn acne. I also like the fact that the gel version of this product does not contain benzoyl peroxide because of the harsh drying effects and it being a possible carcinogen « less" - viewpoints.com user

Dark Spots No More by Dr. Brandt

"I have received this as a free gift to try it out and here is a summary of my experience so far. A small background about my skin: I’m 26 and I have severe acne scarring on my cheeks area. This drops is mighty and with consistency you can definitely see the difference. My acne scarring redness have definitely decreased. It did not go well under my make up so i refrain from using it in the morning now and only use it at night before going to sleep. It does have a bit of a tacky texture but I’m assuming it’s ok since the effect is there. One drop goes a long way and i only put some on my scarring area and not the entire face. I don’t have any sun spots so I cannot test for that but it have definitely help with redness from acne scarring." - sephora user

Clearcalm 3 Acne Treatment Mask by ren

"I have acne-prone skin, and using this cleanser really reduced my breakouts. I didn't particularly like the other products on the ClearCalm line, I feel like the cleanser is the only thing that made the difference. I would recommend this to everyone. " - Sephora user

Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment With 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide by Paula's Choice

"Clear is the appropriate name for this. My derma. gave me doxycycline for my huge cyst between my brows (reaction from another PC product SB BHA 2% Liq.) but turned out I was allergic because tiny red bumps appeared all over my face. She then prescribed 2.5% hydrocortisone cream which broke me out even more/worst(whiteheads/pustules/papules). Yes I lost my mind, nearly forgot about my huge cyst. But, this BP saved my entire face. Panicked by what's happened I use this against my derma's instructions which was to just stop the cream & use only gentle cleanser, no BHA's no BP's etc (good thing I bought a sample size before & had this on deck). I kept cleaning my face with my regular anti-bacterial cleanser not PC (I've been using since I was a kid & has been the only reason I have kept acne at bay). Then applied Olay Regenerist serum which I've also been using for years as my light moisturizer. I then spread this BP all over my face because I wanted to have a buffer between my clean skin & BP just in case I was allergic to it since this was my first time using it. I did this day & night & within a week my face was clear again. So thankful this BP worked in conjunction with my other 2 products I mentioned. It did dry out my skin but as soon I stopped using it when my face cleared, the dryness wasn't an issue anymore. Unexpectedly love this now & I still even have a little bit left in the sample size. My huge cyst is still there but my derma. will be chopping it off since (steroid injections didn't work on it). Will post review on that product next <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Paula's Choice user

Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% Acne Treatment by ddf

"DDF has created the Holy Grail of acne fighting medications. This product is amazing. Not only does it work fast, it also helps your skin rejuvenate and reclaim its healthy glow. As an adult I began suffering from breakouts after my daughter was born...cystic acne, clogged pores with blackheads. It was a constant battle and nothing but expensive prescription drugs from a dermatologist would keep it at bay. At one particular point in my life I was no longer able to afford seeing a dermatologist and my face went out of control with breakouts. I walked into a store one day that sold this product and the woman working there recommended I try it... she even went so far as to guarantee I would love it and it would work. I was skeptical, as nothing else over the counter has ever worked, but I decided I'd try it. What did I have to lose? Mind you, this was at a time when I had cystic acne from the bottom of my nose down to my jawline on both sides of my face. I began using it twice a day.. morning and evening... and I swear on everything Holy that within three days half of my breakout was gone. Within two weeks of use my face was 100% clear. I have been using this product for about 14 years now and it still continues to work. I will go without food before I go without this product. Just a note... you may experience some redness or mild irritation when you first begin using it. This is normal and will go away once your skin adjusts. However, if it's bothersome you can cut it down to using it just evenings, or even every other day if that's still too irritating for you. I however just pushed through the slight redness because I was ready to be done with the breakouts. I have recommended this product to many of my friends and even my students over the years and they have all seen amazing results! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - ulta.com user

MD Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment by proactiv

"I had acne along my chin for the past 3 years. I tried EVERYTHING to clear it up. I tried almost every brand of skin care offered at Sephora. I started with Peter Thomas Roth, then went to Caudalie, then Kate Somerville. I tried spot treatments from IT Cosmetics, and powders from Bare Minerals. I switched to all clean makeup, and even cut dairy out my diet. Nothing helped. I realize Proactiv isn’t for everyone. It’s powerful medication that can really dry out some people’s skin. For my over-oily skin it was the perfect match. I use the OleHendrickson oil control line and this gel at night. I use Supergoop clear SPF primer during the day. My face is now 100% clear. So yeah, this product saved my skin and saved me from spending thousands more on expensive skincare that didn’t give me any results." - sephora user

So Totally Clean Anti-Blemish Pads by Formula 10.0.6

"SOOOOO! I have been searching for a product to work on my skin for sooooo long. Products either dried out my skin, irritated my skin, or caused more acne to arise. This on the other hand actually helped de-clog and by that I really mean it goes deep into the pores. My pores has since then minimized and I barely have to use blackhead removal strips on my nose because my pores are so clean now! I do warn that if you have dry skin this may make it even more dry, but I have combination skin so my skin seems to be doing very well. On days when I find a small pimple it does minimize it and make it go away the next day! Good luck!" - ulta user

Maximum Strength Rapid Spot Treatment by oxy

"This acne treatment gets the job done! It works fast to clear up breakouts. It clans the redness and starts healing the blemish within hours!EffectivenessThis product works quick! It heals the blemish completely within days and starts relieving the redness within hours!Ease of ApplicationThis product goes in easily with a small dab on your fingertips. However, you must make sure it's rubbed in good, or it will leave a white film at the site of application.ConvenienceIt comes in an easy open tube that dispenses as much or as little as you need quickly. The tube is small, but you only need a tiny amount. The size makes it easy to store out of site!Side EffectsIt does dry your sin a little, but since I don't cover my whole face with it, it doesn't cause a problem.ImmediacyI usually start seeing an improvement within an hour. The redness and inflammation are greatly reduced, and blemishes are usually completely healed within a couple of days. « less" - viewpoints.com user

African Black Soap Acne Care Kit by SheaMoisture

"Talk about refreshing, this impressed me. I spend a lot on face products and have tried many brands and this by far was the most compatible with my skin. I first purchased the mask, and though when you apply it it feels as though nothing is happening. I woke up with pimples that were significantly reduced in size. Actually before trying out the product I had three large pimples on my face, and I could just tell by the end of the week they will almost be gone. The soap wasn't drying, but if you use more soap to wash off your face it can become drying.In addition, it doesn't take off eye makeup, but that was a minor issue to me. Lastly, the moisturizer took me by surprise. The first time I washed my face with the soap i over did it because I had foundation prior to using it so my face was dry, but not tight. I applied the moisturizer on after washing with the soap and just wow, it really penetrated into my skin leaving it hydrated, but not oily, with a matte finish. Not a dry matte but just right. If you are on the fence about buying the full size of the system just buy the set, it is worth trying. After years of trying out products I think this is the one. Also the products in the kit feel very gentle, but are super effective. « less" - Target user

Daily Clear Vanishing Cream by clearasil

"I used this product as a teenager anytime I had a pimple. occasionally I would have a group of pimples in one locatable area and I would put this cream on the problem spot. Within a day the pimples would be noticeably smaller and much drier, then within a few days all the zits would have disappeared. To me this was the most important part of my pimple ridding regimen. I would also use this product if I had acne on my body as well. It worked just as well for my body acne as it did for my facial acne. Very impressed with this product. Ease of Application It was very easy to use this product, but I do think its important to note that you shouldn't use to much or it could cause a rash. Side Effects The side effects of this product can be serious. You want to make sure you use a limited amount of the product with applying it. On a few occasions I was very generous about the amount I applied and my face broke out in a rash. Especially around my eye area. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - viewpoints.com user