Let’s chat about acne, shall we? For lack of a better term, it seriously sucks! Am I right? I feel like as women we are probably way more self conscious about this then most men. Searching for the best acne products can become increasingly time consuming. Especially if you have to go through many products before finding what works best for your skin. I wanted to share with y’all a great place to start. These are some of my favorites to battle acne! If you’re new to skincare, be sure to check out Skincare for Beginners for some other product picks and tricks! You can also check out our tips to Clear Up Acne!
FORMULA 10.0.6 OVERNIGHT SUCCESS SPOT TREATMENT // $5.99 – These are the perfect little spot treaters! Infused with Grape Seed and Tea Tree, these fast-acting cleansing patches work their magic while you sleep, so you can wake to a flawless complexion.
PHILOSOPHY CLEAR DAYS AHEAD // $18 – If you need a fast acting treatment and you need it now this is the product for you! It rapidly clear and soothe the discomfort of bothersome blemishes for clearer skin. The antimicrobial formula immediately begins to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, while salicylic acid penetrates pores to clear most acne blemishes.
KIEHL’S BLUE HERBAL MOISTURIZER // $25 – This is a blemish fighting moisturizer that combats acne blemishes. It mattifies your skin, so that’s a huge bonus. It works well and helps acne blemishes from even forming in the first place.
PETER THOMAS ROTH BETA HYDROXY 2% ACNE WASH // $35 – Acne washes are most times very drying. Some people though, need to get rid of their acne without drying out their skin and that’s where this wash comes in. A maximum-strength blemish-fighting cleanser that is gentle on the skin. It’s oil and alcohol free. This mild-yet-effective acne wash deep-cleans without over drying. It helps halt the breakout cycle, removing excess oil and bacteria, and penetrating deeply into pores.
DR. DENNIS GROSS CLARIFYING COLLOIDAL SULFUR MASK // $42 – I love a good facemask and this one is a treatment as well so I love it even more. An overnight acne medication that treats blackheads and pores while absorbing excess oil. This overnight mask is time absorbent to draw sebum, pollutants, impurities, and bacteria out of skin while you are sleeping. Pores will appear reduced, blackheads will be minimized, and overall clarity will be enhanced.
CLINIQUE ACNE SOLUTIONS CLEANSING BAR FACE & BODY // $15 – This is perfect for use in the shower, you can not only clean your face but your entire body with it. Mild, medicated soap helps clear and prevent acne on face and body. Targets breakouts with encapsulated, acne-fighting salicylic acid. Removes dirt, excess oil. Unclogs pores. Skin looks and feels calmed, smooth and comfortable.
CLEAN & CLEAR ADVANTAGE ACNE CONTROL // $7.99 – This is most commonly used as part of the Clean & Clear system as a whole but I like it much more as just a cleanser on it’s own in combination with the rest of my skincare routine. It penetrates to the pores with acne-fighting Benzoyl Peroxide and keeps fighting breakouts long after you’ve washed your face.
NEUTROGENA OIL FREE ACNE WASH // $6.83 – This is one of the few products that fight acne that actually has an appealing scent. I love the pink grapefruit line & i’m also a huge fan of their makeup wipes. The #1 dermatologist recommended acne-fighting cleanser-Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash now comes with an uplifting blast of pink grapefruit! With maximum strength Salicylic Acid acne medicine boosted by MicroClear® technology, Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash powerfully treats and helps prevent breakouts—even blackheads. This unique formula contains 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract plus vitamin C. It eliminates oil and dirt, and rinses clean without over-drying.
CLEARASIL SUPERFRUITS REFRESHING SUPERFRUIT SCRUB // $6.29 – This is another product that I love using in the shower! Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Scrub is a gentle exfoliating cleanser that helps prevent blemishes. It contains a blend of raspberry and cranberry extracts, known for their antioxidant properties, and Vitamin B3. This exfoliating scrub is infused with a refreshing fragrance you will enjoy using every day.
BURT’S BEES ACNE SOLUTIONS GEL CLEANSER // $10 – I’ve used this one for so many years, it’s something I have always gone back to! clinically proven to help cleanse away acne-causing bacteria, excess oil and impurities without over-drying or irritating skin. Salicylic Acid, derived naturally from Willow Bark Extract, penetrates pores to help reduce acne and prevent future breakouts, in our natural purifying gel cleanser, while Evening Primrose and Beet Root Extracts help calm acne prone skin.
MARIO BADESCU DRYING LOTION // $17 – This is the cult favorite of the bunch, people swear by it. It’s another that works overnight as well. The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types.
BLISS NO ‘ZIT’ SHERLOCK // $18 – This is another that’s part of a full system but I use it in combination with other products. And, the name is super fun! Apply this genius gel for ‘bull’s-eye’ blemish-busting action. It’s made with 2% salicylic acid to help clear clogged pores and absorb excess oil, and it’s the perfect ‘zap it quick’ emergency solution.
THESE ARE MY BEST ACNE PRODUCTS, WHAT ARE YOURS?