10 Best Acne-Fighting Products

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Almost everyone has to battle acne at some point in their life, or they know someone who does.  There are so many products and medicines on the market that it can be hard to choose which is best for you!  Two rules that I have learned and continue to follow are these:

  1. Find a face wash with salicylic acid
  2. Get an acne cream with benzoyl peroxide

With those to things in mind you can start your journey to healthier and more vibrant looking skin.  Here is a list of the leading acne creams and treatments to help diminish breakouts and clear your pores of the oil that causes those dreaded pimples.

1) Clean & Clear Persa Gel 10 Acne Medication

Clean & Clear is a go to when you think of treating acne. Available in virtually any drugstore, you can pick this item up asap.  This treatment can be used on all skin types.  The active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide!


2) Zapzyt

Here is your average over the counter reliable acne cream.  Zapzyt is a great option for someone who has encountered acne for the first time.  There is no need to jump straight to the expensive brands and skincare subscriptions until you try this one.  The active ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide (10%).  When you see a blemish, wash your face well and apply to each spot.

3) Clearasil Daily Clear

Clearasil is probably one of the first companies to tackle breakouts.  This cream is designed to clear your skin and prevent new breakouts.  Will work for 24hrs to tackle your skin issues.


4) Neutrogena On The Spot

This Neutrogena Acne cream is a maximum strength daily treatment that will kill the bacteria in your pores that can cause acne.  Similar creams will dry out your skin in order to reduce breakouts.  This cream is designed to prevent blemishes while keeping moisture in your skin.

5) Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions spot Treatment

The Burt’s Bees Acne Spot Treatment takes a natural approach to eliminating acne.  Grab this maximum strength cream to help reduce and improve the appearance of acne without bothering your skin.  This would be a great option for someone with sensitive skin.

6) Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion

Clinique is a well known skincare company trusted by many.  Their Clarifying Lotion exfoliates, reduces oil and unclogs pores.  All of which lead to acne issues.

7) X Out

This is more of a wash than a cream but it is a very popular acne treatment done in one step.  It is from the makers of Proactiv, specially formulated for a teen’s skin.

  • Average Price: $19.99 – $29.95
  • Where to Buy: Xout, eBay

8) Proactiv Pore Targeting Treatment

Proactiv is one of the leading acne companies today. Their specialty is working on clearing and preventing breakouts in a new way.  The Proactive Pore Targeting Treatment uses 2x’s the amount of Benzoyl Peroxide that most skin creams use.  It will work on contact and help treat skin issues without over drying.  You can buy their products separately, but you may want to have the basic package subscription to tackle your skin issues from start to finish.

  • Average Price:  As Low as $29.95 for the basic kit
  • Where to Buy: Proactiv, eBay

9) Palmer’s Overnight Acne Cream

Here is an acne cream that has Vitamin E & Aloe as well as Benzoyl Peroxide.  It will reduce acne and even out skin tone.  Put it on at night and wake up to clear skin.

10) Cetaphil DermaControl Moisturizer SPF 30

Cetaphil has created a cream that will reduce oil, which causes breakouts while moisturizing and protecting your skin from the sun.  You can use this alone or in conjunction of acne treatments that may be having a drying effect on your skin.  It is lightweight and non greasy.