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The 50 Best Drugstore 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

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

Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% by the ordinary

A multifunctional brightening formula.

BHA Blackhead Power Liquid by cosrx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Acne Treatment Gel by Zapzyt

"This is the only product since ClearZit got discontinued that has helped with my acne. I'm 24 now and I have had acne since I was 13. It can be drying, but a good moisturizer will remedy that; I just wait 5-10mins after applying and put jojoba oil on and reapply the jojoba oil once more, as it will dry out the oil the first time. Also, be sure not to get this around your eyes, it's a spot treatment. Personally, I use it all over and doing so will cause wrinkles if you do not properly moisturize the creases of your face. It worked for me and it is definitely worth a try for the price!" - walmart user

Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub by Neutrogena

Neutrogena Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Acne Wash Face Scrub clears breakouts & blackheads with maximum-strength salicylic acid. Gentle exfoliators help buff away roughness for clearer, healthier looking skin.

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.

Natural Acne Solutions Pore Refining Scrub by Burt's Bees

"I have been using this product for a little over two years now, and I have nothing bad to say about it. I have EXTREMELY acne-prone, sensitive, and oily skin. (Just my luck, huh?) Virtually none of my skin was visible due to the amount of pustules I had. Being a, now 18 year old, teenager, this caused me to have a poor self-image, subsequently negatively affecting my overall confidence. I tried everything from Proactiv, to Clean & Clear, to prescription medicines, and nothing worked. Proactiv actually burned me and caused me to peel, which wasn't fun. Other products and cleansers helped slightly with the acne but did nothing for the redness. However, any progress I made from using the cleansers diminished in a matter of weeks. This pore refining scrub isn't abrasive or irritating, and always leaves my skin refreshed. I will admit there is what feels like a thin film left over, but it isn't anything that would make me change face washes. Even if you're reluctant due to the numerous complaints of the greasy residue left behind, this is definitely a product I'd recommend. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - drugstore.com user

Terminator 10 Acne Spot Treatment with 10% Maximum Strength Benzoyl Peroxide by acnefree

"For someone who has struggled with severe acne, cystic acne at that, all her life, I wish I could have found this product earlier. Nowadays I really only break out around my period or if I'm super stressed, but either way, dotting some of this stuff on overnight almost always helps me get rid of my pimples. I might have to use it two or three nights to really get the full effect, but it always either takes away the pimple completely, or makes it so that I can 'get rid of it' on my own without any issue. It never irritates my skin or makes anything worse, although I will say that if you overuse it, it can tend to dry out your skin. Seriously, this has been my saving grace so many times it's not even funny. Nothing EVER works for me when I break out, but this is the only thing that ever has. Please please please give it a try if you're on the fence or if you've tried everything else with no luck, you won't be sorry" - walmart 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

Acne Proofing Daily Scrub by Neutrogena

"I absolutely love #Neutrogena #AcneProofing #DailyFacialScrub This facial scrub works wonderfully! You can you use it every day! It won't leave your skin dried out like some other products do! You can actually feel the scrubbing crystals working ! And it left my face feeling clear, clean and moisturised! It diminished the breakouts I had when I first started using it. It also prevents further breakouts as well! I haven't had a breakout since I started using this. It has a wonderful smell to it. No medicinal smell at all. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants their face your skin smooth and soft! Not dried out like other Acne scrubs can! And it's extremely affordable. I absolutely adore it! I can't thank #HomeTesterClub and !Neutrogena enough for introducing me to this product! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walmart user

Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Spot Gel by Neutrogena

"I bought Neutrogena's Rapid Clear Facial lotion when I learned that moisturizing your face is a big step in combating acne. My acne cleared up with the use of this and the Rapid Clear cleanser, but I still love, love, love this lotion! It goes on very light, doesn't feel greasy at all, keeps my skin soft and moisturized all day without becoming oily, and works exceptionally well under makeup (isn't thick or clogging). I have oily skin, and finding the right lotion was a chore, but once I started using this Rapid Clear lotion, I was hooked. I've been using it for 3 years now, and the quality is still the same - great! You don't need a lot, it spreads well, and I cannot stress how light and great it feels! My skin is also sensitive, and this does not burn, sting, cause irritation or redness at all, like a lot of anti-acne products do! I adore this lotion, and religiously buy another one when I'm getting low. Overall, nothing negative to report, it's a fantastic lotion that works very well. :) <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - walmart.com user

Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion by Burt's Bees

"I never write reviews for anything but I decided because of my amazing experience with this moisturizer I had to share in case it helps someone else! I have tried almost every natural moisturizer and unnatural moisturizer out there, nothing worked for me. All of them clogged my pores and made me break out. I spent so much money looking for a good moisturizer. I also have spent so much on topical prescriptions and over the counter topical products for my acne. This moisturizer takes the place of any cream or blemish control product for me. It keeps more pores moisturized and clear. When. I have a breakout I put an extra bit of this moisturizer on it and some of the redness is gone when I wake up. My pores that were clogged start to breath again! I use to mind the smell, but it's okay now. I would prefer no smell at all though. It doesn't stop me from buying it that it does have a scent. Anytime I run out of this I wait a couple days then I notice a breakout! I have to use this twice a day (morning and night) to control breakouts. I love that it's in a glass container because I hate plastic. I would suggest doing something about the size of the container because when I am about 3/4 of the way done with the bottle, nothing comes out of the tube. I have debated breaking the glass jar just so I don't waste it but thought that was a bit much haha. Anyways thanks Burt's bees for making the most amazing moisturizer out there for acne prone hormonal skin!!!!" - ulta user

Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment by Burt's Bees

"This product is the BEST spot treatment I've ever used! I've tried Neutrogena's "On-the-Spot" and Clean & Clear "Advantage acne spot treatment". Neutrogena had 2.5%Benzoyl Peroxide. Clean & Clear had 2% Salicylic Acid. NEITHER of the products worked AT ALL. They only irritated & dried my skin out...How frustrating! Then I was researching natural acne solutions online & many of them gave me these random herbal ingredients which I don't know where to get or have the time to put them together. That's when Burt's Bees came to mind. I noticed that they had just recently came out with an acne targeted line, so I decided to give it a try, not really expecting anything great. (it was my first time using a bb product) I've been using this product for 2weeks so far & I can honestly say that this product is worth it's weight in gold. Within a 1/2 hour of application to a pimple, I notice size & redness reduction that fast! I have the "roller ball" version of this product and it's very convenient! I can keep it in my purse and apply it whenever I like. It smells fantastic, it feels great on my skin & above ALL it actually works! Another plus is that it DOESN'T dry out my skin. I LOVE that this product is natural & I know what the ingredients are. I'm definitely going to keep buying Burt's Bees products from now on. I would recommend this product to ANYONE who get's those annoying, under-the-skin, painful, red pimples. You WILL see results, guaranteed!" - ulta user

On-The-Go Acne Stick by oxy

"I have a 14 year old daughter who is beginning to have break outs with acne. She is very self conscious and is embarrassed when she has acne so I got the Oxy On-The-Go Acne Stick for her to use as soon as a pimple appears hoping it would stop it dead in its track from getting horribly huge or worse. My daughter loves that she can carry it in her purse or backpack and use it quickly and easily if needed. She has found it to be very effective in killing the bacteria and helping clear her acne. She loves that it is a targeted approach unlike other acne products you have to apply all over your face to use. So far she is very happy and pleased with the results. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walmart user

Time Revolution White Cure Science Blanc Tone Up Spot Eraser by Missha

"My favorite moisturizer of all time! This was my first moisturizer that I have chosen when I first got started with the Korean products. I won’t try anything else because it has made my skin glow and feels great ever since I’ve used it! I sometimes use it at night and my skin looks/feels great also. I highly recommend for anyone with blemishes, discolored skin tone and dull looking skin! I have ordered 2 bottles so far and will continue to do so after. So happy I’ve given Korean skin care a try! Thanks SokoGlam for making it easy and convenient to purchase these products! " - sokoglam.com user

Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment by Neutrogena

"I recently tried this Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment Pen and it works great! This acne treatment uses a combination of blue and red light to gently filter through the skin's surface to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. The best results come from using this product 3 times per day during 2 minute intervals. This product has a built-in timer, so once you turn it on and hold it to your face, it will cut off after 2 minutes so you don't have to keep track of time. I started really seeing results within two days, and my really bad acne that usually lasts about 1 month was practically gone after two weeks. I think this product is absolutely amazing!! It's easy to use, effective, and it's small enough to carry around in a purse. I would highly recommend this product because of the ease of use and results. It is also clinically proven, FDA cleared and 100% UV free! « less" - neutrogena.com user

On Your Mark Blemish Mark Fader by Formula 10.0.6

"My face looked like a pepperoni pizza before I bought this product and within a week all of my previous acne scars had faded to barely visible and my current acne redness had dissipated completely. I also paired it with the Formula 10.0.06 Night Cream (Black Current and Licorice), and applied both twice a day for a week and my face has never been better. I am surprised this product is so inexpensive. It is worth its weight in gold for what it has done for my skin. I have suffered from teen and adult acne and this has been the only product line that has cleared my face entirely." - ulta user

Advantage Acne Spot Treatment by Clean & Clear

"The trick to using this product is to wash your face FIRST, let it dry and then apply this product on any red raised bump. Will NOT work as effectively on wet skin! Works great on pimples! EFFECTIVE! FAST! The trick is to watch for them when they are small and apply this "Acne Spot Treatment" ASAP! Don't wait till they are really large! You may have to stare in the mirror and look for them or feel for any raised bumps. For whiteheads I take a washcloth and very hot water and dab on the pimple till it is gone. Best product to wash for me was pure tomato soap or any oil free cleanser. Whenever my face feels oily I will wash my face ASAP! Took years to figure out what best helps control the acne and oily skin. I have tried many expensive products that say they will help acne and have had no results! I have been to dermatologists and facials with no results. I have learned to completely stay away from foundation makeup as they clog your pores. If I am lazy to wash my face, I may try cotton and alcohol on a pimple and then the "Acne Spot Treatment." But, if my skin is oily I definitely need to wash it to keep it normalized as the excess oil made me break out! Frequent washes were the only thing that really helped me control my constantly oily skin! When I was in my peak season for breaking out with excessively oily skin I would wash my face in the morning, on my lunch break, first thing when I come home and then again before sleeping! Exfoliation would only make my skin more oily so I minimized that if I am breaking out. My acne has left many scars on my face that have not gone away. Suffering from acne many days I have stayed home, away from events and even away from work since I was so very embarrassed. I wish to share my story to help others. I am now able to control my acne with the ways I have noted. Don't be lazy and wash that face! I am very thankful for this great product! Thank you Clean & Clear!" - walmart user

Rapid Rescue Acne Spot Treatment Gel by clearasil

"So my daughter and i have both been using this Clearasil Rapid Rescue Spot Treatment Gel daily on pimples. My daughter has regular teen acne while i have hormonal acne just on my chin. In our experience we like that this clear gel absobs into our skin and doesnt leave any residue. Its easy to spot treat and the gel is easy to spread. That we can conceal it with makeup. That after two applications in one day that the redness has reduced and so has the size of the pimple. We havent experinced any flaking or irritation. It doesnt sting or burn our skin. For my daughter it took around 3 days for her pimple to disappear while it took abiut 6 to 7 days for mine. I think because mine are more bigger and angry then hers. But in my experience 6 to 7 days is quick because my zits can last up to 2 weeks. I think both teens and adults cam benefit from Clearasil Rapid Rescue Spot Treatment Gel amd we will continue using it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walmart user

Rescue Me! Acne Blemsih Treatment by Formula 10.0.6

Formula 10.0.6 rescue me! Acne blemish treatment for on the spot complexion clearing gel that is your solution to eliminate and prevent breakouts at the first sign of trouble. Target pesky blemishes and heal from the inside out!

Body Clear Pink Grapefruit Acne Body Wash by Neutrogena

"I never knew when my body acne started forming but when they did I died a bit inside. I had to wear less clothing that revealed my back and chest because of acne. AND THEN IT SPREAD TO MY SHOULDERS. I was actually shopping for a different Neutrogena product at Rite-Aid (I didn't find it unfortunately), but there was a sale so I bought this.It is early in the second week of use and I've been showering with it twice daily. I have no acne on my back and breakouts have been becoming infrequent. (yes!). I had a red bump on my chest and small pimples on my arm during the first week and that concluded my breakout (which I found amusing but they must've came because of sweat). After showering with it, they were gone in two days.I have dark spots on my back, chest, and shoulders from acne and though some slightly faded because of the wash, I don't think it's the purpose to cure them so I'll be looking for another product to use with the wash. I'm also planning on buying the Body Scrub as an exfoliant because I have high hopes that this will do wonders.Being a woman of color, I also have dark bumps on my legs. It's called strawberry legs and it took me forever to find the actual scientific name so I can treat them. They're actually blackheads so I'm playing close attention to see if the wash does something about these too or if I have to find another product.Bottom line, this is a great wash and I highly recommend it. « less" - Neutrogena user

Oil Free 24 Hr Acne Treatment Kit by acnefree

"my step-daughter and i generally have a difficult time finding things to talk about without it becoming an argument...... so when i got the chance to try Acne free for no cost, i thought it would be a good opportunity for her to try something new for her skin. at 14, she knows all about taking selfies but usually filters them or piles on the makeup. a funny thing happened though, acne free actually works, quite well! she has been using proactive for quite some time but still has frequent breakouts and oily skin. the morning after using it for the first time she awoke to find that the breakout on her forehead was not as red and puffy as it had been...... 3 days later the breakout was actually going away....... at day 7 she excitedly sent me a pic and was actually chatting with me about how surprised she was to see such a remarkable difference in her skin, breakouts clearing up, less oil and more of a natural glow. not only has this given her a self esteem boost and noticeably better skin, it's opened up a line of communication (no matter how small) between us, given us something to chat about and for this moment in time given us something that is ours......... I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own." - walmart 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

On-The-Spot Acne Treatment by Neutrogena

"Neutrogena is a very reputable, well known brand. It is known for its gentle yet effective products and this acne treatment lives up to that. I do not suffer from major acne but I tend to get clogged pores and bumps around my chin, mouth, and temples. This is effective at minimizing these and is great at speeding the healing time of a pimple when I get one.EffectivenessThis product has an active ingredient of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. This works well at fighting acne without being too harsh on the skin. I do sometimes get dryness and flaking but that also means it is drying up acne. Usually my dryness can be balanced out by continuing to moisturize every day. This usually speeds up my healing time from a week to three days.Ease of ApplicationThis is easy to apply. Wash and dry hands, put a small amount on your fingertip and gently rub onto the affected area. If you use too much then you can experience more drying of the skin and make-up will not go on well.ConvenienceThis comes in a small tube. It can easily be placed in your purse, car, desk, or anywhere in your home.Side EffectsMay cause dryness and flaking of skin. Everybody's skin responds differently to different products. This did not dry out my skin like other acne products I have tried.ImmediacyThis does not magically get rid of a pimple overnight. However, it does start to work immediately and significantly reduces the time it takes for acne to heal and clear. « less" - viewpoints.com user

Pig Clear Blackhead 3-Step Kit by holika holika

The Pig Clear Blackhead 3-Step Kit from Holika Holika contains all three steps necessary for perfect blackhead and pore control. The first step opens your pores, which allows for removing blackheads easily. The second step removes blackheads. The third step helps to minimize enlarged pores.

All-in-1 Acne Control Daily Scrub by Neutrogena

"From St. Ives to Biore to Clean and Clear to creams and gels-- I've tried them all and nothing, literally NOTHING has ever worked like Neutrogena All In 1 Acne Control. I have sensitive, combination skin and while my acne is not as bad as it was when I was say 14-17, it's still a good distance from "flawless". I wanted a face wash that would prevent/treat my acne, make my skin feel soft and of course thoroughly clean it and this product does all that and more. Because I had a lot acne in my early teens, and a compulsion for picking and popping pimples I have a lot of scars on my cheeks, chin and forehead. So when found a product that advertises fading acne scars I was excited but also really skeptical. I mean the ingredients look like that of any salicylic acid based acne product. Regardless, I took the risk and bought this and boy I am so glad I did. After about five years of searching I finally found a face wash that works. It doesn't leave my skin tight and flaky and it really does fade those acne scars. I've been using this for about four months now and I'm SO close to having smooth, flawless skin (I can be a little lazy with washing my face at times, I'm sure if I had more diligence my face would be akin to smooth leather or a baby's bum) My skin is smooth and soft to the touch and I have had a HUGE decrease in pimples. We're talking like one or two at most. It still surprises me how this face wash can simultaneously cut down on my oily areas while leaving the drier parts hydrated. And did I mention lack of acne scars?! Continuous use has evened out my skin tone substantially so I no longer have a need for foundation, seriously. While the things I mentioned above are all great, it just means that this is a product that's true to it's word. What makes it outstanding in my opinion is the fact that on top of actually working, it works pretty quickly too! Within 3 days of using this there was a noticeable difference in my skin. After about a week I had far less pimples. If I slip up and neglect to wash my face for sometime, or sleep with makeup I have no doubt that withing 1-3 days my face will be back on track. Oh and it lasts pretty long too! Four months later and I'm still on ym first bottle, lol. I genuinely can't say anything bad about this product. I know everyone's skin is different but I've realized that most people either do well with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide products so if you're one of the former, or if you have sensitive skin, look no further! The answer to all your acne/facial skin problems is right here :-) <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Target user

Centella Blemish Cream by cosrx

"I have these large painful pimples that deep below the skin on my chin area. The ones that give you these dark firm brown spots that lasts forever. I used Neutrogena acne cream but it made my face extremely dry, bumpy, and wrinkly. Not to mention that new pimples kept on popping up. I switched to this cream and within a day I noticed that it stopped new pimples from sprouting and reduced the size of the current ones. The spots are still there but no longer painful. It doesn't dry out my skin. This is a life-saver. I hope over time it will fade the spots. I will come back and update in a month. " - yesstyle.com user

Tea Tree Targeted Gel by The Body Shop

"I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of this product. Usage reults: Purchased and using since Summer 2010. I applied twice daily and experienced reduced redness and swelling by end of day two, also, I didn't have any scarring or discoloration once blemish cleared. Cleanse and tone prior to applying. I felt this product works best when sparingly applied directly on blemish, so as not to experience over dryness of surrounding skin, then left to completely dry before applying moisturizer. I also purchased this for my daughter, and I will definitely re-purchase this product. I have combination skin with oily T-zone. I do alternate using the Tea Tree Line and the Seaweed Line, depending on my skin's individual needs." - thebodyshop-usa.com 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

Break Out Botanical Acne Gel by Kiss My Face

"I have tried just about EVERYTHING there is to clear up my oily, acne-prone AND super sensitive skin and nothing has worked for long and never without irritation... Until now! I purchased this treatment a few weeks ago and have used it 1 to 2 times daily ever since. Firstly, I love the cooling effect the peppermint has on my skin (makes it much easier to function/stop sweating/ apply makeup in the Arizona heat). I also LOVE that I haven't experienced any irritation and noticed a soothing quality right away. It took about a week before I began noticing visible results, but my skin just keeps getting clearer and clearer :-) I still haven't found the perfect cleanser/toner/moisturizer but I will definitely keep Kiss My Face Break Out as my perfect treatment! (Oh, a side note: this stuff is great for my more moderate acne treatment and prevention, but when I do get a more sever breakout I find it works well in conjunction with a tea tree oil based spot treatment). « less" - drugstore.com user

Oil Free Acne Moiturizer by Neutrogena

"Awesome stuff. Wish it was unscented though. I also use the Acne Wash in Pink Grapefruit & follow up with Clear Pore Acne Astingentt. Then put this moisturizer on and no makeup is needed! Its light and love it except work on the smell. I normally use unscented or "night" (NON spf products) which are oil-free, specifically Neutrogena Healthy Skin line which is awesome. But the spf products are a no no for both the smell & feeling on my face. I use to use Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Clear Skin Cream once a week (with Retinol and Salicic Acid) which makes face feel great and no makeup is needed. But cannot find that anymore. Please bring that back!! on a Bad note--I did buy Neutrogena oil-free Sensitive and Comb skin moisturizers but are returning those today as too heavy and face felt somewhat irritated. Also please bring back the Healthy Skin "night" lotion as only have the SPF one. Thanks!!" - walmart user