Acne Breakout? Here Are 8 Treatments That Actually Work

Wanting youthful skin is one thing, but acne is never desirable. The sad truth is these irritating blemishes still crop up for many of us well after we’ve passed puberty. Try out some of these acne fighting treatments to break up with your breakouts and clear up your skin so you really can bare it all — with no need for a cover-up.

1. Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum

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Pure Hyaluronic Serum | Pestle and Mortar

When it comes to acne-prone skin, it can be a challenge to find moisturizing skin care and anti-aging products that don’t exacerbate the problem. Pestle & Mortar’s Pure Hyaluronic Serum comes to the rescue, though, with a smooth concentrate that specifically works with oily, combination, and acne-prone skin to keep it balanced, hydrated, and healthy-looking while fighting fine lines, dullness, and dehydration. That radiant, healthy glow is close within reach, with results typically noticed within days, not weeks.

2. GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment

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SuperMud Clearing Treatment | Glam Glow

Sometimes you just have to get your hands (and face!) dirty. And, mud really never looked better than in GlamGlow’s SuperMud Clearing Treatment. The facial mask is scientifically formulated to help fight the most common skin concerns such as acne, all to foster “super-clear, super-poreless skin.”

3. Cultivar Organic Anti-Acne Serum

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Organic Anti-Acne Treatment | Cultivar

When treating breakouts, Mother Nature can be your best friend. Tapping into that natural power, Cultivar Organic Holistic Skincare’s entire product line is formulated to work synergistically, which means that the plant-based, organic ingredients work in harmony. It also means that the products are completely free of parabens, sulfates, synthetics, petroleum-based ingredients, perfumes, and harsh preservatives. The Anti-Acne Serum is made with organic babassu oil, which is fast-absorbing and naturally anti-bacterial — just what you need to ward off any pesky pimples. And, when breakouts do happen, a potent botanical including helichrysum, niaouli, and thyme will help make them milder and faster healing while minimizing irritation and redness.

4. Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion

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Bioclear Lotion | Jan Marini

If you’ve been having a hard time finding a facial lotion that’s the right balance for acne-prone skin, the Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion is worth checking out. It is a multifunctional resurfacing solution that combines glycolic, salicylic, and azelaic acid to yield clearer, more luminous skin. However, this lotion isn’t just a one-trick pony. It also works to smooth skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as large pores.

5. Cosmedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser

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Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser | Cosmedix

A good cleanser is key to keeping breakouts at bay. The Cosmedix Purity Exfoliating Cleanser combines Chirally Correct L-Lactic Acid to exfoliate away cellular debris and pore-clogging impurities while tea tree oil balances and clarifies for clearer-looking skin. A final refreshing, cooling touch comes courtesy of peppermint essential oil.

6. Meow Meow Tweet Spot Serum

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Spot Serum | Meow Meow Tweet

You may be laughing at its name, but for spot-on treatment of blemishes, Meow Meow Tweet’s Spot Serum is serious business. Organic jojoba oil is known for its similarity to the skin’s own sebum, and this fresh, convenient roll-on blends this oil with other essential oils including thyme, peppermint, and clove to discourage bacteria growth and combat breakouts. Use it at the first sign of a blemish or to shrink and heal existing spots.

7. Osmia Organics Spot Treatment

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Spot Treatment | Osmia Organics

Another spot treatment worth a shot is Osmia Organics’ version. Whereas some acne solutions can strip the skin of its natural oil and leave blemishes flaky and crusted while healing, Osmia Organics Spot Treatment does nothing of the sort. A blend of organic essential oils including lavender, lemon, parsley, and thyme combats bacteria to diminish blemishes. But the addition of evening primrose oil prevents any signs of over-drying while also healing the skin.

8. Boscia Clear Complexion Blotting Linens

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Clear Complexion Blotting Linens | Boscia

To properly win the battle against breakouts, you need to be well-equipped at all times. Boscia’s Clear Complexion Blotting Linens have you covered. They’re made from 100% natural Abaca tree fiber and specifically formulated for active blemish-prone skin. Whip one out whenever needed to absorb excess oil and reducing shine while neutralizing bacteria — all without messing up your makeup.

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