Acne problems can be bothersome, but it is the worst when your skin is put in a terrible condition because of harsh products. The best acne treatment does not make your painful, it soothes it while healing the acne. These days online shopping for acne treatment can be a challenge because you cannot really tell what you will get. That is why Beauty Insider rounded up the best acne that has resounding positive reviews online. Here are four top rated acne medication from budget buys to those worth your hard earned dollar. The best thing about it? None of these will cause your skin more pain!
The underrated one: Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Spot Treatment
What it is for: Spot treatment
How it works: It has two percent salicylic acid to reduce breakouts. The salicylic acid also works as an antibacterial treatment. The treatment is formulated for oily and combination skin. To calm skin, Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Spot Treatment contains ginger root.
Online review: “I am on board with everyone else. I cannot believe more people are not raving about this. I use this once in the morning and once in the evening. Within 12 hours, those tough to get rid of blemishes are noticeable diminished and within 24 hours it’s like they are almost gone. Extremely satisfied with this product!”
Buy Kiehl’s via Sephora HERE.
The gentle one: Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser
What it is for: Cleansing skin and removing makeup
How it works: Who says anti-acne products always have to be harsh on the skin? It is quite the opposite. Skin needs more tender, loving, care, as in this gel cleanser that is formulated for the most sensitive skin. Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser contains a high amount of Avene thermal spring water which soothes skin and is an anti-irritant. “Soapless” means that it is a mild cleanser that does not change skin’s natural pH levels. And yes, it also removes makeup. Gently!
Online review: “It is gentle on your skin. It doesn’t dry it up and leaves a nice, smooth, clean feeling. I like that it doesn’t have a strong scent and no color. I think it is perfect for any type of skin as it does not irritate and doesn’t make skin oily because it is oil free.”
Read more about Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser HERE.
The award-winner: La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
What it is for: Getting rid of blemishes, imperfections, and unclogging pores
How it works: This gel cream can be applied to the entire face in the morning and evening after cleansing to treat blemishes while soothing skin. It also contains zinc PCA to reduce oil production and procerad to help protect against the appearance of red or brown marks. La Roche Posay has been the number 1 skin brand in Singapore since 2017 for oily acne-prone skin.
Online review: “The Effaclar Duo is very lightweight and is easily absorbed into the skin without feeling sticky! My acne frequently leaves behind visible marks but with regular usage of the Effaclar Duo, it reduced the redness and appearance of these marks, helping to clear up my skin!”
Read more about La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo HERE.
The one for dry skin with acne: Clean & Clear Dual Action Oil-Free Moisturizer
What it is for: Moisturizing skin without adding oil
How it works: This budget buy will moisturize your skin while fighting acne. Clean & Clear Dual Action Oil-Free Moisturizer helps prevent breakouts using .5% salicylic acid. It also leaves dry skin feeling smooth and soft. If your skin starts to dry out or peel, apply only once a day or every other day.
Online review: “I read a couple of reviews about this product and everyone says ‘Wow, it’s amazing!’, ‘It doesn’t break me out!’, so I decided to try it out. Wow! My forehead had those little pimples that you do not really notice so I tried it one night. I wake up the next morning—gone! Everything was gone. The best part of it is that it leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh. This really works and does not break out. Love it!”
Buy Clean & Clear Dual Action Oil-Free Moisturizer HERE.