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    17 Acne Solutions You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By

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    1. A hydrocolloid patch that'll absorb fluid and pus from inflamed pimples you're currently battling.,

    I'm a big fan of pimple patches! I've used them numerous times in the past and it's always so shocking to remove them in the morning. You can visibly see the gunk on the patch. I've even successfully used them on cystic acne.

    Promising review: "These saved my skin. They take out all the gunk, leaving your pores looking refined with whiteheads gone. You wake up, pull them off, and there's everything there on the patch. I've never been so pleasantly surprised by a product. They actually are the answer to whiteheads and clogged pores. They bring out the stuff you see and don't see under the skin. They clear up the stubborn area I have so easily." β€”SamMan

    Price: $19.85 for 72 patches

    2. A cystic acne spot treatment to conquer those under-the-skin monsters that seem to go from molehills to mountains within minutes.

    Promising review: "I don’t know how this works, but it does! I occasionally get a few cystic acne bumps and they tend to stick around for weeks. I used to go to the dermatologist to solve the problem. I heard of this and was hesitant to buy. I ended up buying it and put it on overnight. The next morning the cysts were half the size. I used it again the following night and they are almost completely gone. The jar of product is very small, but a little goes a long way. It also helped to clear up a few other acne spots I had!" β€”Mick

    Price: $24.95

    3. A post-acne mark gel because sometimes you're left with a nasty scar even after the pimple has healed., Amazon

    I have this gel in my arsenal of products and really like it. I find that if I consistently apply it to acne marks over the course of a few weeks, it will really diminish the scars. My skin tone looks much more even afterwards.

    Promising review: "Recently I have been having some issues on my forehead. I started a routine and use this product once or twice a day. I have seen a noticeable reduction in the color of the marks. They are much lighter. It can dry your skin if you over-apply, so you have to find the balance. Also the amount seems to last quite a while. I'm happy I did not have to spend a fortune to begin to correct my issue." β€”Jerseid

    Price: $6.37

    4. And if you're dealing with some really intense acne scarring, then Mederma is for you. You'll begin to see results in just two weeks.

    Yes, I own this too! I've used it on both acne scars and wounds, and it's worked like a charm. It even lightened a few scars under my nose that were from an accident. It'll lighten dark marks on your face, making your face appear more even and less red.

    Promising review: "This stuff is the best you can get to clear up marks from acne. I’ve tried it all. Even Accutane, which kills acne. Leave it to this product, my face is almost clear. I’ve been using it for about six months. I use it as a moisturizer daily." β€”Kinny

    Price: $18.93+ (available in two sizes)

    5. A spin brush with exfoliating brush heads to help remove makeup and dirt while deep-cleaning pores.

    This brush comes with three heads: soft, silicone, and exfoliating.

    Promising review: "This is like taking a trip to the spa without the extra cost involved. It is extremely high-quality and extremely affordable for everyone. This comes with three separate brushes to meet all my facial cleaning needs. Two spin brushes and one exfoliating. The exfoliating facial brush is my favorite. The durable, nylon bristles are great for deep cleaning and targeting my clogged pores. The daily cleansing facial brush and silicone face brush have such soft nylon bristles that are extremely gentle on skin and can be used for all skin types. I personally have oily skin and this has helped tremendously after just two uses. I can tell that my skin is noticeably cleaner, clearer, and has a new glow! The carrying case for this product is very cute, compact, and travel friendly. The case alone would be worth the price! This is also cordless and battery operated which adds to its convenience." β€”Alex and Emily Lord

    Price: $29.99

    6. A medicated gel cleanser designed to get rid of excess oil and fight any and every type of breakout you may experience (whiteheads and blackheads included).

    This gel can be used twice a day.

    Promising review: "I've tried many, many face washes for blemish prone skin in my lifetime and this is one of my favorites. It's very mild, lathers beautifully, and leaves your face feeling extremely clean without being tight or stripped of moisture. There was a noticeable difference in the clearness of my skin within the first week of use! I like to wipe my makeup off with a microfiber cloth first, then wash my face with this cleanser to get off the first layer of makeup and gunk. I have many problems with my skin, and this seems to really work for me in terms of gently yet effectively controlling oiliness, acne, and blackheads specifically." β€”Shoko

    Price: $14.99

    7. A peel-off mask made from charcoal that'll help unclog your pores and remove sebum.

    Promising review: "This is the BEST face mask out there. It is extremely disgusting when you see everything that comes out of your face after peeling it off, but extremely satisfying! I have bought this product over and over again and will continue to. I personally love the feeling of filth being ripped away, so I enjoyed it immensely! Even the next day my skin glowed! The bottle is small, but goes a long way! Will definitely buy again!" β€”Maria Pett

    Price: $14.99+ (available in five sizes)

    8. A pimple extractor kit because removing gunk by squeezing with your fingers can be damaging to your skin and super unhygienic.

    Six different tools are included.

    Promising review: "Great set of tools to aid in clearing those ugly pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, etc., that you can't get by squeezing with your fingers. I know that's sounds gross, but it's true. The tools come in a nice hinged case and include a quick tips sheet on how to use each tool. The kit arrived super quick." β€”LBA

    Price: $7.99

    9. An aloe vera toner for dry and sensitive skin to use after cleansing. It'll keep skin hydrated, which is something that can help fight acne in the long run.

    @mariobadescu via Instagram: @

    Promising review: "I've used this toner for quite a few years. My skin is very sensitive to anything that's at all harsh. This toner is gentle while keeping my pores clear. I like that there is no fragrance, either. For a quality product, it is very well priced. I always end up buying this one again because it works so well." β€”mysticdreamer

    Price: $15+ (available in two sizes)

    10. Or maybe Thayers Witch Hazel formula. This toner contains rose petal water to soothe and moisturize skin without any alcohol or parabens.

    @thayersnatural via Instagram: @

    Check out our full review of Thayers Witch Hazel formula!

    Promising review: "I have very tricky skin that seems to breakout over every little thing, but since I've added this toner to my daily and nightly routine my skin is HEALTHY! I've battled for so many years to get the right products for my combination skin, and had cut out toner as recommended by my dermatologist. However, this product does not over-dry my skin or irritate it in any way. It leaves my skin very smooth, and has diminished the size of my pores drastically after a few days of using it. My lotion seems to absorb so much better into my skin instead of sitting on top of my skin. I really think this is the step I was missing, and I so appreciate a product that won't make my sensitive, cranky skin even more cranky." β€”diana

    Price: $6.99+ (available in three formulas)

    11. A salicylic acid wash that can be used on your body because acne sticking to just your face would be too easy! Nah, acne decides to rear its head EVERYWHERE. Sigh.


    Promising review: "This is a great acne body wash. With only a week of usage, my back acne has already been reduced, and it stopped ingrown hairs from growing under my arms. It's a good price." β€”Heather Davies

    Price: $18.97 for four

    12. Butt wait, there's more! This clearing lotion is the pimple solution you've been ass-king for.

    Promising review: "This provided nearly immediate results, smoothing the skin on my bum that's always irritated by my cycling shorts. Within a week, I had baby soft skin! It's easy to apply, worth the expense, and nearly odorless. HIGHLY recommend." β€”apk74

    Price: $62.94 for a two pack

    13. All-natural tea tree serum focused on targeting acne and dark marks to restore your skin to its original glow. The formula includes Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol, niacinamide, and salicylic acid.

    Promising review: "I've been suffering from terrible breakouts on the sides of my face. My face was bumpy, the dark spots were terrible, and it made me feel very insecure. This serum popped up in my search and I thought I'd give it a try, and I'm so glad I did!! Within a month, my skin stopped breaking out completely and is smooth as ever. I've bought this twice already and I use it once a day or every other day before bed. Not to be dramatic, but it really has given me my confidence back and I highly recommend this serum." β€”TKH

    Price: $24.79

    14. Face masks that'll help soften, brighten, and purify your skin. The bonus? There are various formulas like avocado, blueberry, pomegranate, and honey.

    @thefaceshop.official via Instagram: @

    Promising review: "This is my second time purchasing this set of face sheet masks. I have tried a few different brands and I like these the best. They smell very nice and are good quality. They're not too sticky, not too gloppy, and they make my face feel moisturized without feeling greasy. I will definitely buy these again." β€”Cat

    Price: $11.87+ (available in two pack sizes)

    15. An acne control lotion you can wear under makeup. It'll calm irritation without over-drying or producing shine.

    @muradskincare via Instagram: @

    Promising review: "I love this lotion. I have oily skin and I always put this on every night before I go to bed after I've washed my face. It actually helps me control my oiliness and my acne. I rarely break out using this routine and I love that it doesn't cause dryness." β€”Laura

    Price: $40 and check out the starter kit here

    16. An emergency blemish solution with prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide that'll penetrate your skin quickly.


    Promising review: "I am a 41-year-old woman with occasional cystic acne. I didn’t want to buy the whole Proactiv system because I read it can be drying and I just have small areas of occasional acne. This spot treatment is AMAZING! When I feel a zit coming on, I apply this three times a day to the spot for a day or two and it goes away/never forms. Seriously a miracle!!!" β€”Caksby

    Price: $38 for two

    17. And finally, a healing clay mask to clear breakouts, decrease redness, and prevent dryness.

    Check out our full review of the Aztec Healing Clay Mask!

    Promising review: "This stuff is incredible. I have sensitive skin and stuff like this usually breaks me out, but this magic powder mixed with apple cider vinegar left me feeling smooth like butter. It dragged up so much dirt from my face. I use it for spot treatments daily (fewer and further between as the days go by), and once a week I use it as an all over mask. And it's a whole pound. It feels really good when it dries and you move your face for the first time. Your face will be red for a little bit afterwards, but that goes away." β€”MamaBear

    Price: $10.95+ (available in two sizes)

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