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

The rankings for these drugstore acne treatments for sensitive 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.

4.7(105)$8.99
Turmeric Stick by cocokind
4.7(105)$8.99

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

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

4.7(81)$50
Acne Gel by PCA Skin
4.7(81)$50

"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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

4.5(192)$32
Acne Cream by PCA Skin
4.5(192)$32

"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

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

Normaderm Targeted Acne Treatment 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

Blemish Banisher Kit by kate somerville

Kate Somerville's Blemish Banisher Kit uncovers your potential for a clear complexion. Detox Daily Cleanser washes away makeup, residue, and excess oil, and is the first step in restoring clarity to acne-prone skin.

Clear Cell Medicated Acne Lotion by Image Skincare

"I brought this product along with the mask and the other line that comes with this line of the same product we have tried almost every Acne product out their and none has work and I almost gave up until I tried this one now I wont use any other product for my daughter this really works-and she is so happy now that she has one that she can use and works for her thank you " - Overstock.com user

Intensive Clarity Night Treatment - 0.5% Pure Retinol by PCA Skin

"I have tried many retinol products for my adult acne prone skin and nothing compares to PCA Intensive Clarity. It keeps my skin clear & doesnt clog my pores like many of the retinol products geared towards wrinkles. It also makes the occasional breakout go away much faster. This product is a must have it you are at that awkward stage of still breaking out while wanting to fight fine lines as well. Also it is one of the few retinol products without dimethicone. " - lovelyskin.com user

Effaclar A.I. Breakout Corrector by La Roche-Posay

"I bought this product around a month ago and it has very quickly become a firm favourite in my skin care routine, it is my new holy grail spot treatment and I know it will be a product I will repurchase again and again! I've used the product almost everyday since purchasing around a month ago and still have over 3/4 left, the tube is a fairly standard size for a spot treatment but works out to be very good value for money as a little goes a long way. The product itself is so different in comparison to all the other spot gels/creams/treatments I have tried in the past as it so gentle and yet so effective! I have combination skin t-zone skin that is also blemish prone around my chin area and I usually find that spots take forever to surface on my skin and then scar for a long time after. I also find that spots(whether treated or not) make my skin scab or crust over and most other treatments don't help, or even make it worse so when I stumbled across this after hearing good things about it, I had to try it. It doesn't really have much of a scent but also isn't completely unscented either, the texture is a combination of a gel and a light cream and a very small amount goes such a long way, I use this almost every day and whenever I feel a new blemish this erases and smooths skin to perfection within a day or 2 without it even reaching surface(if you catch it early enough) I cannot recommend this product enough to anyone and it is such a bargain for the quality of product too, can't wait to try out more products by this brand!!!! « less" - Escentual user

24Hr Acne Clearing System by acnefree

"Def works to clear up skin and is gentle enough to use daily . There is enough in the package to use for more than a month. And there is a moisturizer with acne medicine built it that works well but the scent is a little strong I use it before bed and it is not irritating I do not think I would want to wear it all day however." - walmart 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

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

Stubborn Acne Control 5 in 1 Concealing Treatment Cream by clearasil

"I suffered with acne for as long as I can remember. Even at 39 I still get breakouts but was having no luck finding a product that worked without completely drying my skin out. I started using the Clearasil® Stubborn Acne 5 in 1 Exfoliating Face Wash a couple of weeks ago and I am so amazed at how healthy and clear it has made my skin look & feel! The combination of the exfoliating beads and the Salicylic Acid really get deep down into my pores to stop the breakouts before they even begin. I love how gently this face wash exfoliates. It feels smooth & non-abrasive unlike a lot of exfoliants that feel like they're tearing your skin apart. It doesn't smell medicated either. It has a nice, clean almost citrusy scent. And it leaves my skin baby soft without drying it out at all. I will most definitely be making this face wash part of my everyday skincare routine! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walmart user