Best Acne Treatment Products by bestofmakeupalley

Hibiclens Antiseptic Skin Cleanser

4.6 /5

45 reviews

"I have begun using this as a facial cleanser at night and after one use I noticed far [fewer] clogged pores, red bumps, [and] comedonal acne...[I've]never been able to find a solution until now. One use and my forehead SMOOTHED OUT."

Burt's Bees Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment

4.5 /5

122 reviews

"I like this product. It indeed [helped] to cure acne on my face. I put it on my dry hands, and my hand feels smooth now. Though I say I will repurchase it, I don't know when I need to purchase it again. It really can last for a long time."

Calamine Lotion

4.5 /5

93 reviews

"I prefer this spot treatment over all the others I've tried: tea tree oil (burns my skin), toothpaste (burns my skin and leaves a scar) and the drugstore versions. I'll stick to good ole calamine. Thanks makeup alley!!"

No Brand (DIY or homemade) Honey

4.4 /5

626 reviews

"In just one week my face was better. In about 2 months my face was clear with no acne and my dermatologist was even surprised. All I honey face is clear without post acne [scars]."

No Brand (DIY or homemade) Aloe Vera Plant

4.4 /5

76 reviews

" sure to get the gel from the center of the leaf by either squeezing it or cutting it open. The stuff around it has an onion-like smell that's not very pleasant to have on your face, but the gel in the center is odorless...simple and effective..."

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

4.5 /5

266 reviews

"After going on Differin, my skin has become very dry and tight. [Other] moisturizer[s]...had left [it] dry, stinging, red, and irritated...the size of the molecules in Vaseline are too large to get in and clog your skin has not broken out..."

Lavender Essential Oil

4.5 /5

81 reviews

"I bought it to help with acne and scarring, and it helps [reduce] pimples that are forming and helps scars/broken skin from irritated acne heal much faster, in a matter of days. It cleared up a breakout...I've been using it ever since."


4.5 /5

65 reviews

"...when I put this on a zit I'd popped (I know, I know) overnight, in the morning the swelling, redness, and pain were way even started to heal the little hole in the skin and am hoping it will prevent it from scarring too badly."

No Brand (DIY or homemade) Homemade Vitamin C Serum

4.4 /5

194 reviews

"...i've noticed a significant difference in my skin....redness is reduced and most importantly [it's] CLEAR! I haven't had more than a couple tiny quick healing pimples since I started using this stuff."

Pure Vitamin E Oil (all brands)

4.3 /5

183 reviews

"...I know picking is bad, but let's be real, it happens sometimes...[the spot in question] healed up in about 3 or 4 days and left a pretty nasty scar, but I've been using the vitamin e every night and one month later, you couldn't even tell..."

Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) 65% Lactic Acid Peel

4.3 /5

29 reviews

"[My] hyper-pigementation marks [are] quickly fading - even the ones I've had for years...if I use this right after getting a zit, [I] no longer [get] those awesome tell tale brown marks...I still [break out] but [this helps] to get rid of the evidence."

Walgreens - Alpha Hydroxy Lotion 8%

4.3 /5

191 reviews

"It has done wonders for my acne prone skin. I've been using this for about 2 years now. Since i've been using this my pimples & acne scars have greatly diminished!...This is my HG product."

Aspirin Toner

4.4 /5

132 reviews

"It's been a month... And...I'm amazed. [I] started to see results a week later...My comedonal acne on my jaw line improved a lot [it's] almost gone...i had a little of a "purge" period [but now] my pores are a lot smaller."


4.4 /5

44 reviews

"It doesn't irritate my skin at all [or] dry me out and never gave me an initial acne flare when I started...It banishes any clogged pores or developing pimples very quickly. Most spots don't fully develop and clogged pores clear out in a few days."

Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) TCA Peel

4.2 /5

227 reviews

"...results from the 30% have blown me away. With only one use...little ice picks are GONE, and the bigger ones have improved quite a bit. Also some discolouration [has] totally cleared...up...I haven't seen my skin this clear and flawless in years..."

Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) 40% Glycolic Peel

4.4 /5

38 reviews

" skintone improved, my face got brighter and glowier, and my hyperpigmentation started fading. Now, three months in, most of my dark spots are gone...I'm going outside without makeup on for the first time in four years. That has been huge for me."

Aloette Restorative Enzyme Peel

4.3 /5

89 reviews

"...crazy amazing. I was...fighting acne and scarring. Two weeks later, I had no foundation required skin. To people struggling with acne, I suggest west African black soap used daily, nothing else for one week, then use this peel weekly...I swear by it."

Nexcare Acne Absorbing Cover

4.4 /5

101 reviews

"I am a serial skin picker (I know, bad habit, making it worse etc etc. I'm aware) and [these] are a godsend for sucking and absorbing up all the pus and other gunk from the open wound that is left after picking a pimple..."

Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil

4.3 /5

263 reviews

" spot treatment for acne I've ever used! (the pimples usually go away with in a day or two)...if I have really inflamed acne I won't dilute it..."

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads

4.4 /5

241 reviews

"...favorite product for keeping my...sensitive, aging, and still acne-prone skin clear!...I wake up the next day with clear, smooth, glowing skin...I'm tickled with them."


4.3 /5

128 reviews

"They are also great for popped pimples to bring the swelling down and are supposed to be useful on wounds for keeping you from scarring."

No Brand (DIY or homemade) manuka honey

4.4 /5

69 reviews

"I haven't had a cystic pimple since I started ...The clarity and tone of my face looks much better...those annoying clogged pores...turn into blackheads and thus [become] a lot easier to extract."

Differin Gel .3

4.4 /5

66 reviews

"I've been using it about eight weeks now, I've had two cystic pimples since I started using it. (Usually it was 3-5 a week)."


4.3 /5

153 reviews

"It does wonder[s] for acne!...If [you] have a bad pimple put a generous amount of sudo and...a band-aid on top and seriously [it's] almost gone!" AHA+ (Glycolic Acid - 10%)

4.3 /5

193 reviews

"I use it daily, and [it's]...gentle...yet does the job. I have horribly oily and acne-prone skin...Great formulation, also contains some squalene (one of the best moisturizers, IMO)."

De La Cruz 10% Sulfur Ointment

4.1 /5

66 reviews

"...this stuff is amazing!...this [is] the only thing that has given me significant results. It has completely cleared the acne on my forehead and has decreased the amount of pimples, and overall size of my acne all over the rest of my face."

Obagi Clear

4.2 /5

99 reviews

"I've been using obagi clear for about 2 weeks and i can already see some results my cystic acne subside,darks spot are fading, my skin has glow but first you have to endure burning sensation, redness and peeling."

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