19 best acne remedies

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Humanity has been waging a war with acne for more than one hundred years, but so far it has not achieved an absolute victory, and one miracle cure has not been found that in one instant would not only get rid of inflammation, but also prevent their formation altogether. But not everything is as bad as it seems. By identifying the cause of acne, you can solve this problem dramatically.

Acne and rashes can appear as a result of stress, in adolescence during body restructuring, in the premenstrual period in women, with the abuse of hygiene products, improper diet and lifestyle, due to disruption of the internal organs.

Modern scientists, together with cosmetologists and dermatologists, are developing innovative components and creating various means to combat this unpleasant ailment. The drugs for treatment are selected depending on the stage of the disease. It is light, medium, and heavy. As it is already clear, the most difficult is the last one. With it, acne is spread over the entire surface of the skin, they are severely inflamed, bleed, pus comes out with light pressure. At this stage, only contacting a dermatologist will help eliminate the symptoms themselves and the reasons for their appearance.

In our rating, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the best means for preventing and getting rid of acne. It will help you navigate the variety of products presented today and forget about skin imperfections forever.

Rating of the best acne remedies

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best emulsion for acne 1 Anti-inflammation serum Domus olea RUB 1,445
2 Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot 890 RUB
3 Sea of ​​Spa Skin Relief Drying Lotion RUB 1,190
4 Fresh Line Hermes Facial Emulsion 1 644 RUB
Best acne gels 1 Vichy NORMADERM Cleansing Gel RUB 1,029
2 La Roche Posay EFFACLAR A. I. RUB 1,089
3 Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel RUB 1,650
4 Гель – аппликатор Clean&Clear Advantage 307 r
5 GA-DE Spot Treatment Gel 509 RUB
Best acne creams 1 Vichy NORMADERM corrective treatment against imperfections 1 14 rub.
2 La Roche Posay. EFFACLAR DUO (+) 861 RUB
3 Cream for problem skin Fresh Line Demetra RUB 1,700
4 Holika Skin and AC Mild Sebum-x Mirror Cream 1 290
5 Крем “Можжевельник” для проблемной кожи от Mi&Ko RUB 590
Best inexpensive acne remedies 1 Acne Soap with Dead Sea Mud Sea of ​​Spa Acne Soap 420 RUB
2 Lumene Clear it up! RUB 290
3 Sensitive Skin Lotion Stop Problems RUB 90
4 Mini plasters for problem skin Cettua 183 r
5 Detox Vitamin Cream Green mama 209 RUB

 

The best emulsion for acne

Recently, emulsions have become widespread among consumers. Having a light texture, they are quickly absorbed, do not clog pores, do not grease or dry problem skin. There are no ‘weighting’ components in their formulations. The emulsion will be an excellent prophylactic against acne, and will also help get rid of acne in the initial and middle stages of formation. In this category, we have included the 4 best products according to dermatologists and consumer reviews.

Anti-inflammation serum Domus olea

Rating: 4.9

Domus Olea

Serum of the Italian brand is designed to quickly get rid of acne and comedones. To achieve the best result, it is recommended at the first signs of their appearance to apply it locally to the lesions. The tool will stop the multiplication of microorganisms, relieve inflammation, and soothe irritated skin. The special formula promotes cell regeneration, which allows you to quickly get rid of the effects of acne and even out the relief.

Domus Olea normalizes the sebaceous glands without disturbing other natural processes. Antioxidants help eliminate toxins and protect against external irritants.

According to reviews, the serum has a pleasant consistency and smell. After application, it dries the skin a little, but it passes quickly and does not cause discomfort.

Advantages

  • certified ingredients;
  • does not contain allergenic components;
  • antibacterial effect;
  • instant action;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot

Rating: 4.8

Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot

Vichy specializes in the production of effective products that have a healing effect. Hyaluspot was developed in her laboratories, which our experts were happy to include in the rating.

It contains several acids. Hyaluronic acid creates an invisible barrier against the penetration of microorganisms from the outside. Salicylic and lipohydroxy acids eliminate bacteria within the inflammation and prevent their reoccurrence. The tool instantly eliminates burning sensation, pain, relieves redness.

The tube has a convenient applicator with which the drug is easily applied to the lesion. The plastic cover protects against the penetration of germs on the pipette and unintentional pressing. Despite the small volume of 15 ml, the product is very economically consumed. The miniature size of the package allows you to always keep it close at hand.

Advantages

  • pharmacy product;
  • suitable for sensitive skin;
  • convenient application;
  • quickly relieves irritation;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Sea of ​​Spa Skin Relief Drying Lotion

Rating: 4.7

Skin Relief Sea of ​​Spa Drying Lotion

An Israeli product will help get rid of acne and its consequences in a short time. With regular use, the skin becomes clean, even and radiant. Formulated with Dead Sea Minerals to nourish and restore health.

The anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients dry quickly and eliminate redness and itching. The emulsion well moisturizes and softens the skin, stimulates rapid cell renewal, normalizes the sebaceous glands and restores hydrobalance.

Users have highlighted the quick effects after application and the elimination of acne. Many have not observed any unpleasant sensations that occur after using acne products. They also noted a lasting effect with regular use.

Advantages

  • natural healing ingredients in the composition;
  • restoration and hydration;
  • long-term action;
  • quick removal of inflammation;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Fresh Line Hermes Facial Emulsion

Rating: 4.6

Fresh Line

We definitely include in the rating a natural product of the Greek manufacturer Fresh Line. It contains no refined products and other chemical ingredients. The emulsion can also be used on very sensitive skin. The composition includes neem and linseed oils, thyme, eucalyptus, echinacea. Salicylic acid is isolated from willow bark.

Possessing a fast antibacterial effect, the product instantly dries the inflamed area. Thanks to the normalization of the hydrolipid balance, many noted that dry or oily skin became normal.

The emulsion is easily applied using a pump-dispenser and is quickly absorbed, does not leave a feeling of tightness, mattifies the skin. Users noted the pleasant herbal aroma, non-sticky texture, large volume of the 50 ml bottle, which is enough for a long period of use and which justifies the high cost.

Advantages

  • quick healing effect;
  • natural smell;
  • deep moisturizing;
  • safe composition;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Best acne gels

Another type of product, which, along with the emulsion, has become especially popular among people with skin problems. He is able to cope with symptoms both at an early stage and in a more severe form. Gels have a therapeutic effect, are effective against infectious skin diseases that cause acne. They are subdivided into cleansers and topical preparations. In this category, the best gels of various price categories were selected, which are the undoubted leaders among acne drugs.

Vichy NORMADERM Cleansing Gel

Rating: 4.9

Vichy NORMADERM

We included another Vichy laboratory tool in our rating. The gel is designed to cleanse the skin in the morning and in the evening, effectively washes away impurities, penetrates deep into the pores, and has an antibacterial effect. With daily use, inflammation is eliminated, the risk of new acne formation is reduced.

The recipe is based on thermal water. The composition includes salicylic, glycolic and lipohydroxy acids. The product restores the work of the sebaceous glands, improves skin condition, eliminates inflammation caused by stress, unbalanced nutrition, and puberty.

Customers noted an excellent cleansing effect, a feeling of cleanliness and comfort after rinsing, a quick reduction in redness, ease of use: the dispenser is easy to press, dispenses the optimal amount of the product for one wash.

Advantages

  • removes any dirt;
  • fresh, light smell;
  • economical consumption;
  • does not shrink or dry;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

La Roche Posay EFFACLAR A. I.

Rating: 4.8

La Roche Posay EFFACLAR A. I.

La roche posay, like the previous brand, develops products under the strict supervision of dermatologists and ophthalmologists. EFFACLAR A. I. is designed to eliminate problems and imperfections on oily skin. Thermal water activates the cell renewal process. Lipohydroxy acids exfoliate dead scales.

The gel acts locally on problem areas, normalizes the production of subcutaneous fat, mattifies areas with a greasy sheen. Antibacterial components suppress the vital activity of microbes. Vitamins soften and soothe irritated skin.

According to the respondents, this remedy is very effective in moderate and severe forms of inflammation, quickly eliminates pain, irritation, prevents scarring, evens out the tone. It has also been found to be a good makeup base.

Advantages

  • safe composition;
  • non-comedogenic agent;
  • persistent long-term effect;
  • quickly eliminates inflammation;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel

Rating: 4.7

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel

High user ratings and numerous positive clinical studies have placed Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel in our ranking. The gel works well for problem skin, it washes away the impurities accumulated during the day or night.

After the first application, there is a decrease in inflammation, with daily washing, blackheads, acne disappear, the skin is smoothed out, acquires a healthy look.

The manufacturer recommends using a 3-step complex to permanently fix the result and eliminate acne, of which the gel for washing is considered the first step. According to reviews, it foams well, does not dry the skin, makes it velvety to the touch, mattifies problem areas, and has practically no smell.

Advantages

  • washes away deep dirt;
  • foams well and rinses off;
  • prevents the formation of new inflammations;
  • does not cause discomfort;
  • does not contain parabens;

disadvantages

  • sometimes gives out an extra amount of gel.

Гель – аппликатор Clean&Clear Advantage

Rating: 4.6

Гель - аппликатор Clean&Clear Advantage

Clean&Clear Advantage − самое бюджетное средство среди представленных в этой категории, которое обладает несомненным эффектом и доступной для многих покупателей ценой. It solves the problems of combination and oily skin, cleanses, dries acne, restores natural processes.

Thanks to the balanced formula, the effect has been confirmed by many users. The composition includes 2% salicylic acid, which provides a gentle effect on the skin. Rose extract prevents the growth of bacteria, relieves inflammation.

Dullness is provided by cinnamon and witch hazel. Cedarwood oil stimulates cell regeneration, promotes rapid wound healing. Convenient application using the applicator was noted by all surveyed users, as well as a fairly quick action even in advanced cases.

Advantages

  • quickly neutralizes acne;
  • affordable cost – about 260 rubles;
  • does not dry the skin;
  • convenient application;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

GA-DE Spot Treatment Gel

Rating: 4.5

GA-DE Spot Treatment Gel

Another gel, selected in the rating, has a local effect, designed to reduce inflammation and edema. Using on previously cleansed skin in the morning and in the evening, you can completely get rid of acne and blackheads.

The product improves the condition, softens, instantly relieves the symptoms of irritated skin, promotes the production of antimicrobial peptides, restores the hydrolipid balance. It gently exfoliates keratinized scales, makes the cover smooth and elastic. The main active ingredient is salicylic acid.

According to customer reviews, the gel does not dry, it is quickly absorbed, forms a thin transparent film that protects against the penetration of bacteria into the lesion. The miniature tube is convenient to take with you. Another plus is the neutral, subtle smell.

Advantages

  • safe ingredients;
  • long-term effect;
  • travel packaging option;
  • quick relief of irritation and swelling;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Best acne creams

Creams have a denser texture and rich composition. They help get rid of old acne and prevent new ones from forming. For the best result, you must use a remedy with a specific action that can help in a given situation. We have tried to include the best acne creams in the category, you just have to choose the most effective one to fix your problem.

Vichy NORMADERM corrective treatment against imperfections

Rating: 4.9

Vichy NORMADERM. Corrective care for imperfections, 24 hours of hydration

The first in the rating is Vichy, which fights acne and blackheads around the clock, without interrupting its impact. It helps oily and combination skin get rid of imperfections, become healthier and more beautiful.

The composition of 4 active dermatological ingredients leaves no chance of inflammation. It prevents the growth of microbes from the inside, prevents their penetration from the outside, enhances regeneration, smoothes the skin, and removes the greasy shine.

The product received an ‘excellent’ rating from women, who confirmed its high effectiveness during the menstrual cycle, when inflammation is activated. After application, the pores are visibly narrowed, irregularities and redness disappear. The cream can be used as a makeup base.

Advantages

  • does not contain parabens;
  • dermatologically approved;
  • action 24 hours;
  • most effective for hormonal changes;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

La Roche Posay. EFFACLAR DUO (+)

Rating: 4.8

La Roche Posay. EFFACLAR DUO (+)

The cream corrects imperfections, prevents acne on problem and oily skin. It regulates the work of the sebaceous glands, relieves redness and swelling, moisturizes, mattifies shiny areas, tightens pores. The composition includes salicylic, linoleic, lipohydroxy acids, niacinamide, piroctone olamine and procerad.

The product has a light consistency, is quickly absorbed, does not leave unpleasant sensations. A small amount of cream is squeezed out of the elongated dispensing spout.

Users have confirmed its effect on both small rashes and deep subcutaneous acne. EFFACLAR DUO (+) showed excellent results when correcting after acne treatment: irregularities and scars disappeared, the skin smoothed out. Many have experienced complete discoloration of age spots.

Advantages

  • therapeutic effect;
  • passed dermatological control;
  • prevents the reappearance of acne;
  • smoothes the skin;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Cream for problem skin Fresh Line Demetra

Rating: 4.7

Fresh Line Demetra

And again we include in the rating a worthy representative of a Greek company specializing in the production of natural safe products. The recipe is made up of olive, neem, almond, flax seed, oat, garlic, chamomile, calendula, elderberry, echinacea and vitamin E extracts.

The remedy, along with the elimination of acne, is aimed at relieving the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, and is suitable for the treatment of sunburn. Due to its hypoallergenic composition, the cream can also be used on children’s skin.

It has an oily consistency, after application it melts and envelops the skin, does not create a sticky and oily effect, and does not clog pores. The cream is economically consumed, so a 50 ml can is enough for a rather long period. The respondents noted a pleasant herbal scent with a predominant olive note and a real soothing effect on particularly irritated skin.

Advantages

  • eliminates serious skin problems;
  • fast action;
  • safe for children;
  • vegetable and vitamin complex;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Holika Skin and AC Mild Sebum-x Mirror Cream

Rating: 4.6

Holika Holika Skin and AC Mild Sebum-x Mirror Cream

Light cream of the brand Holika Holika is created from herbal ingredients that delicately affect problem skin, moisturize and nourish, restore hydrobalance and sebaceous glands. It relieves inflammation, reduces acne, and with regular use, eliminates it altogether.

The product is suitable for the fight against teenage acne and skin imperfections associated with age-related changes. Phytocomponents have a beneficial effect on the epidermis, eliminate flabbiness and looseness. The composition of oils of bergamot, citron, orange, extracts of rice, apple and laurel moisturizes, removes redness, cleanses pores.

According to reviews, the cream copes well with the symptoms of problem skin: it smoothes scars, improves tone. It does not grease, leaves no shine, ideal for use in the hot summer period.

Advantages

  • composition of herbal ingredients;
  • weightless texture;
  • effective elimination of acne;
  • anti-aging effect;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Крем “Можжевельник” для проблемной кожи от Mi&Ko

Rating: 4.6

Mi&Ko

The rating of the best acne creams is completed by a Russian brand remedy Mi&Ko. It quickly removes acne and imperfections of oily and problem skin, it can be used on the face and on any other parts of the body, it is suitable for morning and evening use.

An excellent combination of ingredients in the formulation enhances the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. The cream nourishes and moisturizes, controls the production of subcutaneous fat, eliminates imperfections after acne. It is equally good at treating teenage acne as well as inflammation associated with hormonal and age-related changes.

The pump is easy to press, the dispenser dispenses the optimal amount of the product, the plastic cap is well fixed, so the bottle is convenient to take on trips. Customers especially highlighted the unobtrusive plant smell and pleasant texture of the cream.

Advantages

  • ecological product;
  • not tested on animals;
  • affordable price;
  • convenient application;
  • proven effectiveness;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Best inexpensive acne remedies

Inexpensive products have long ceased to be synonymous with ineffective ones, which has long been proven by both users and dermatologists. The products below contain herbal and natural ingredients that work well with the imperfections of problem skin. They care and restore, prevent the appearance of acne, regardless of the cause. We have selected products of various textures: soap, lotion, cream, gel, which will pleasantly surprise you with their price and quality.

Acne Soap with Dead Sea Mud Sea of ​​Spa Acne Soap

Rating: 4.9

Sea of ​​Spa Acne Soap

Many people believe that using soap for problem skin is contraindicated. But the Israeli brand remedy debunks this myth. The Dead Sea Mud contains ingredients necessary for normal skin nutrition and hydration. It disinfects, dries, thanks to which it contributes to the rapid elimination of foci of inflammation and the spread of new ones.

Soap is good for removing all types of dirt: dust, cosmetics, grease and dead cells. It removes toxins, stops the negative effects of free radicals, while cleansing the pores from the inside, narrowing them and leading to complete healing.

Olive oil removes scars and stretch marks, tea tree prevents spider veins. The soap is recommended for use for both minor rashes and severe inflammation, dermatitis, seborrhea, eczema.

Advantages

  • does not dry or irritate;
  • prevents the appearance of acne;
  • eliminates scars;
  • cleans well of all impurities;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Lumene Clear it up!

Rating: 4.8

lumene clear it up spot remedy

We include a local agent in the rating because of its effectiveness in treating acne, its balanced composition and affordable price. It does not contain mineral oils, parabens, dyes, which means that even more irritation will not appear on problem skin, evens out the microrelief, eliminates scars.

The gel has a slight cooling effect that relieves pain in severe subcutaneous inflammations. Basic ingredients: salicylic acid, vitamin B3 and arctic plantain extract.

The product has a gel consistency, it is easily squeezed out of a plastic tube, it is convenient to apply it to the lesion using an elongated dispenser nozzle. The girls noted that it does not shrink or dry, does not leave a film after absorption, so it can be applied both under the foundation and on top of it during the day.

Advantages

  • instantly relieves inflammation;
  • budgetary cost;
  • evens out skin relief;
  • cools;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Sensitive Skin Lotion Stop Problems

Rating: 4.7

StopProblem Lotion

The Russian-made lotion does not contain alcohol, eliminates post-acne, dries acne, relieves inflammation, tightens pores. A phytocomplex of chamomile, aloe of Barbados and a series of tripartite soothes sensitive skin, increases its protective functions.

The small plastic bottle has a dispenser cap that locks into place to prevent spills. The product removes dirt and make-up residues well, absorbs quickly, does not form a film, and is not felt on the skin.

Women with age-related changes noted discoloration of age spots, improvement in skin condition: it ceased to be flabby, tone increased, peeling was eliminated. The smell of the lotion is subtle, quickly disappearing after absorption, and this is another definite plus for sensitive people.

Advantages

  • alcohol-free composition;
  • eliminates any, even severe inflammation;
  • whitening effect;
  • low price – 80 rubles;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Mini plasters for problem skin Cettua

Rating: 4.6

Cettua Mini

We have included in our rating the not very popular yet, but which has already found its admirers, the product of the Korean brand Cettua – mini-plasters for eliminating acne. Active ingredients: salicylic acid and green tea extract. They have bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, wound healing properties.

Grape seed and fireweed extracts soothe and relieve pain. Allantoin promotes rapid regeneration, exfoliates keratinized particles, prevents clogging of pores, protects against external influences, and restores hydrobalance.

The patches are small in size, well attached, when corrected, they are re-fixed to the lesion, they are not felt at all, do not cause discomfort during sleep. Within 8-12 hours, the remedy is able to cope with severe subcutaneous inflammation.

Advantages

  • convenient tool format;
  • budget price;
  • recommended by dermatologists;
  • stimulates cell renewal;
  • safe composition;

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Detox Vitamin Cream Green mama

Rating: 4.5

Green Mama

A light, gel-like cream designed to address the problems associated with teenage changes in the body. It contains no mineral oils, alcohol, synthetic flavors, dyes. It has an antioxidant effect, removes toxins, reduces inflammation, and prevents the formation of new acne.

The herbal formula evens out the skin, removes scars and scars. The non-greasy texture adheres well, does not leave an unpleasant film, does not clog pores. The cream has a neutral odor, tested by Russian dermatologists and has passed all clinical trials with the best results.

According to reviews, it has shown itself well in the treatment of local skin lesions. In the morning, there was a feeling of cleanliness, pain, swelling and redness were relieved.

Advantages

  • safe components;
  • smoothes scars;
  • normalizes the condition of the cover;
  • for young skin;

disadvantages

  • contains parabens.

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