9 best creams for problem skin

Problem skin, as a rule, has pronounced, visible imperfections and imperfections, and the wrong selection of care products can not only not improve, but also significantly aggravate its condition.

Problematic dry skin needs high-quality hydration and additional, enhanced nutrition. Oily – requires slightly drying, matting agents that regulate the production of sebum.

For problem skin, creams that have a gel texture that do not weigh down or clog pores are best.

It is desirable that the composition contains such components as: zinc, salicylic acid, glycerin, essential oils of tea tree, rosemary, juniper, which are capable of providing not only a temporary cosmetic, but also a healing effect.

Another important property of remedies for problematic epidermis is non-comedogenicity. There must be a note on the label about the comedogenicity level (ideally, it should be 0), since some oils (paraffin, petroleum jelly, mineral oils, grape seed oil, sweet almond and peach, fatty acids) can increase acne manifestations, creating an impenetrable film clogging pores.

Cream for problem skin should be closed from dust and bacteria; an airtight tube with a dispenser is best suited for this purpose.

Rating of the best creams for problem skin

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best creams for problem skin 1 LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR DUO (+) 1 123 rbl.
5 Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions SPF40 RUB 2,900
8 Lavender face cream bisabolol magnolia extract RUB 400
9 L’Oreal Paris Revitalift for mixed skin 591 r



Rating: 4.9


Cream gel LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR DUO (+) opens our expert rating as a simple solution to eliminate the signs of problem skin: inflammation, clogged pores, unevenness and pigmentation after acne.

The product has a pronounced emollient, soothing and moisturizing effect due to the presence of thermal water in the composition. Provides an immediate mattifying effect. Reduces inflammation and redness 12 hours after application. After 8 days, the skin condition is noticeably improved, its relief is leveled, and the number of imperfections is significantly reduced. The product can be used as an emergency aid in the fight against rashes, and for daily care.

The Mannose and Aqua Posae Filiformis components protect against the recurrence of breakouts. Procerad reduces the appearance of acne in the form of blue and red spots. The manufacturer claims that the cream is a good base for makeup, but the acids in the composition can cause irritation and flaking, so you should start using the cream with a small, closed area of ​​the skin. The product can be purchased at the pharmacy. The cream is packaged in small 40 ml tubes with a convenient spout for spot application. Despite the small volume, the consumption is very economical.


  • quickly eliminates rashes and their consequences;
  • removes subcutaneous pimples;
  • non-comedogenic;
  • economical consumption;
  • fast absorption;
  • removes post-acne;
  • moisturizes the skin;
  • has hypoallergenic properties.


  • after 1-2 months, the rash may temporarily intensify;
  • can dry the skin;
  • does not eliminate blackheads;
  • provokes peeling at the sites of former inflammation;
  • requires the use of a protective cream with SPF in the summer.

Normaderm anti-blemish corrective care, 24 hours hydration

Rating: 4.8

Normaderm anti-blemish corrective care, 24 hours hydration

Normaderm care cream from VICHY laboratory, which provides 24 hours of hydration, takes the second line of the rating. The tool effectively removes recurrent and regular rashes, and also regenerates and nourishes with moisture.

The specialists of the VICHY beauty laboratory in one product have combined four components that simultaneously fight inflammation (salicylic acid 1.5% + LHA); restore and eliminate traces of rashes (PhE-Resorcinol); remove shine for the whole day (AirLicium). And even during the hormonal peak – the pores become narrower day after day, and the face takes on a healthy look. The effectiveness of the cream is clinically proven. Ideal for oily problem skin with breakouts. The composition contains alcohol, so the cream can dry the skin. The cream is equipped with a convenient dispenser that allows you to control the amount of cream during use. Volume 50 ml.


  • removes inflammation;
  • non-comedogenic;
  • convenient dispenser;
  • light aroma;
  • does not dry, moisturizes;
  • is spent sparingly.


  • may roll off;
  • not suitable as a makeup base;
  • it is impossible to use the cream from the bottle to the end;
  • May not be suitable for combination skin
  • copes poorly with post-acne;
  • contains alcohol.

Cattier Moisturizing Gel Cream for Problem Skin

Rating: 4.7


Non-comedogenic gel-cream from the French brand CATTIER is on the third step of the rating. It has a completely natural active composition – 99.2% of its constituent ingredients – of natural plant origin.

Mint extract cools, heals, provides a good anti-inflammatory effect. Peppermint essential oil is a natural antiseptic, a stimulator of cell metabolism, and has an analgesic effect. Tea tree oil has a pronounced disinfectant, antimicrobial effect. Rosemary essential oil and phytic acid heal and regenerate, remove acne scars. Vegetable glycerin and active wheat proteins completely provide the necessary level of hydration and protection from dryness. The line of products for problem skin does not contain alcohol, so the cream can be used for young skin.

The product comes in a 50 ml jar with a dispenser. The absence of a protective cap and a box is surprising. Otherwise, the tool is convenient to use and economically consumed.


  • natural base;
  • medical special composition;
  • light gel texture;
  • suitable for both oily and combination skin;


  • has a slightly pharmacy smell;
  • not suitable for the cold season.

Bio fluid “Moisturizing for tightening pores” Lavera

Rating: 4.6


Bio fluid “Moisturizing for tightening pores” from Lavera (Germany) falls into the fourth position of the rating. Moisturizing BIO FLUID accelerates skin regeneration, removes inflammation, moisturizes.

An antibacterial base based on natural ingredients: white willow, rosemary, peppermint, dry out rashes, narrow large pores, and resist the appearance of imperfections. Fruit acids gently care for, saturate with nutrition and moisture, regulate the balance of fat content, even out tone and relief. Burdock extract, as well as the most valuable rosemary and sage water give the skin its original softness and velvety. Mint leaves are antibacterial, refreshing and protect against new pimples.

The fluid cream is suitable for two daily use (morning and evening), for all types of problem skin, including those prone to allergies and hypersensitivity. All ingredients are 100% natural and obtained through organic farming. Finding the product is not easy, it is sold in several online stores. Volume 30 ml.


  • does not additionally clog pores;
  • reduces the amount of inflammation;
  • moisturizes, softens;
  • economical consumption;


  • the dispenser does not always work properly;
  • not suitable for summer use.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF40

Rating: 4.6

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Multifunctional Correcting BB Cream for Problem Skin SPF40

Clinique BB cream is ranked fifth. Designed for imperfect problem skin with breakouts. Contains high coverage tonal bases and enhanced sun protection SPF 40.

The Clinique foundation is recommended for combination as well as oily and problem skin, which, according to the Clinique palette, belongs to types 4 and 3. It is available in the main 3 shades: Light, Light Medium, Medium Deep, in which a yellow undertone predominates, but with the correct shading, this pigment does not appear so bright. Although for porcelain, white and pale skin, this foundation will not work.

The watery texture makes the BB Cream very cost effective. One drop is enough to completely cover the face. If necessary, the cream is easily layered and will look natural, even if you apply it in 2-3 thin layers to hide all imperfections.

Clinique BB Cream quickly evens out tone, corrects and hides acne and marks from them, creating a coverage of the desired density. Also, with it you can mask age spots, rosacea, enlarged pores. It is better to apply the product to moisturized skin, since alcohol is present in the composition.


  • provides matting;
  • hides visible pores;
  • light to medium coverage;
  • no mask effect;
  • the shade merges with the skin;
  • gives the skin a healthy, well-groomed look;
  • does not clog into pores;
  • protects from sun exposure;
  • dries up.


  • shine quickly appears;
  • difficult to apply;
  • dries up the skin.

Avene Cleanance Hydra Soothing Cream

Rating: 4.5


Ranked sixth in the Expertology rating, the cream from Avene has a rich texture that is absorbed immediately after application, effectively removing flaking and irritation, and soothing the skin after exhausting acne treatments.

Thermal water soothes, restores and softens. Bisabolol quickly removes redness, itching, irritation. Moisturizing nutrients restore the skin’s natural hydrolipid layer. Zinc dries out breakouts and reduces the production of sebum. Safflower oil heals, lightens imperfections, fortifies, heals acne and their fasting.

After using the cream, the skin acquires a healthy appearance and an even complexion, the structure itself looks more natural, inflammation, peeling decreases, the places of old inflammations are gradually tightened.

The composition does not contain mineral oils that clog the pores, so the cream does not leave a greasy film and is well absorbed (about 10 minutes). It can be used both at night as a moisturizer and soothing agent, and in the morning under makeup. A 40 ml tube, with occasional use, lasts about 6-8 months.


  • has a powerful regenerating and moisturizing effect;
  • soothes irritated skin;
  • economical to use;
  • has a cumulative effect;
  • non-comedogenic.


  • the smell gets boring quickly;
  • creates a feeling of presence on the face;
  • delaminates:
  • inconvenient cover;
  • poorly absorbed;
  • has a greasy texture.

Крем “Можжевельник” для проблемной кожи MI&KO

Rating: 4.4


The seventh position of the rating was taken by the cream ‘Juniper’ from MI&KO, created specifically for skin with pronounced imperfections. Eliminates rashes, regenerates and heals, tightens large pores and cleanses oily skin from sebum.

Thanks to the complex of antiseptic and cleansing components, the cream is ideal for treating rashes (especially in adolescence). Juniper oil, which is the main component, effectively fights against youthful acne, all kinds of dermatitis, heals poorly scarred wounds, and reduces the growth of scar tissue.

Curcubitin, found in pumpkin seeds, has an antihistamine effect, relieves inflammation. The composition of essential exotic oils (kalindzha, magnolia bark, chaulmugra, tea tree) actively cares for mixed / oily skin prone to purulent inflammation, pustules and comedones.

Dead sea salt has a powerful healing, anti-inflammatory effect, renews the structure from the inside, synthesizes collagen and improves subcutaneous blood flow. Yeast extract regulates fat content, moisturizes, nourishes and soothes. The cream has the best effect on teenage skin. With daily use, a 30 ml jar is enough for 2-3 months.


  • natural composition;
  • nice smell;
  • relieves inflammation and removes rashes;
  • normalizes metabolic processes;
  • removes the effects of acne;
  • eliminates redness and flaking;


  • will not help with serious problems;
  • leaves a greasy shine;
  • floats under makeup;
  • may cause allergies.

Lavender face cream bisabolol magnolia extract

Rating: 4.3

Lavender face cream bisabolol magnolia extract

Lavender cream from Olesya Musaeva’s Workshop, which has a soothing, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effect, takes the eighth position in the rating. The cream is suitable for hypersensitive skin prone to allergies, tired of stress caused by aggressive external influences. Able to eliminate skin redness, rosacea, post-acne manifestations. It can be used as a prophylactic agent against neurogenic skin inflammation. The cream contains extremely pure extracts of plants and oils.

The main active ingredients are bisabolol and magnolia extract. Bisabolol, being a 100% natural substance without harmful additives, enhances the action of other active substances, regenerates and restores. Magnolia extract rejuvenates, prevents collagen destruction, is a kind of anti-stress barrier for sensitive skin. The cream is in a 43 ml metal tube. Can be applied topically to relieve specific inflammations, or daily to moisturize.


  • natural eco-composition;
  • soothes irritations;
  • gives nourishment and restores;
  • suitable for use under makeup;
  • does not clog pores.


  • not suitable for oily skin;
  • floats in the summer;
  • has a weak effect.

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift for mixed skin

Rating: 4.2

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Anti-Aging Balancing Cream for Combination Skin

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift 30+ cream falls into the last step of the rating. Created specifically for the care of mature combination skin. It has a moisturizing, rejuvenating and regenerating effect.

The cream is enriched with Pro-Retinol A, which is responsible for rejuvenation and regeneration processes. The Fibro-Elastil complex increases the synthesis of elastin fibers, reduces the possibility of future wrinkles. The lightweight texture fits perfectly on combination skin without weighing it down. When used overnight, skin can be restored and in the morning it will look fresh and rested, hydrated and without unnecessary oily sheen in the T-zone. Using the cream as a base for makeup, you can achieve a matting effect for 4 hours without overloading the skin. You should not expect a powerful anti-aging effect, the cream is more focused on maintaining problematic combination skin in a healthy, hydrated state.


  • copes well with fine wrinkles;
  • easily absorbed;
  • saturates with moisture and nourishes;
  • suitable for day and night care;


  • does not fight deep wrinkles in any way.

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