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1.PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash screeches "get out" to pesky pimples thanks to a hefty helping of benzoyl peroxide — this bottle contains a whopping 10%, to be exact. Consider acne good as gone when placing this maximum strength formula in your medicine cabinet.
2.Hero Cosmetics Hydrocolloid Mighty Patches prevent picking and ~drain~ those zits at maximum speed. In addition to the fact that they just truly work, these transparent stickers also won't leave behind any residue on your pillow (unlike traditional goopy spot treatments).
3.And! Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Surface Patches treat cluster breakouts (cc: that special time of the month in which your jawline is shown no mercy) with the same medical-grade hydrocolloid formula. All you'll have to do is peel and stick.
4.CeraVe Retinol Serum recognizes that acne doesn't stop at breakouts; the scars they leave behind are equally as frustrating. This affordable product is gentle enough for sensitive skin (retinol = some pretty powerful stuff), but remains effective at evening out discoloration. All hail, honestly.
5.Paula's Choice CLEAR Acne Spray wards off body breakouts with a spray applicator that can cover those hard-to-reach spots. This innovative formula enlists 2% salicylic acid to tackle the pimples that have so rudely taken residence on your back, chest, and butt.
6.Eva Naturals Vitamin C Serum Plus reviewers *cannot* stop raving about. Not only does this blend of vitamin C, salicylic acid, retinol, and niacinamide attack blemishes with a vengeance, but it also provides moisture and reduces dullness. Heroes = they don't all wear capes.
7.Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack hits the reset button on breakouts and greasy T-zones: white kaolin clay draws out the gunk residing in your pores while vitamin-rich leafy greens and antioxidants nourish your complexion. And unlike other ~detoxifying~ masks, this leaves your skin feeling balanced instead of overly dry.
8.Differin Adapalene Gel Acne Treatment consists of a strong retinoid formula that promotes cell turnover and is *the* strongest thing you can purchase without a prescription. In English: This affordable tube helps reveal a new layer of skin and swoops deep into your pores to penetrate that painful zit at its root. Get ready to remove the word "cystic" from your vocabulary.
9.Rael Bamboo Face Sheet Masks are basically a bougie spa treatment packaged in a delightfully affordable bundle. Pre-soaked with tea tree oil, your complexion will get a boost of hydration *and* simultaneously have its pores cleared of gunk in just 15 minutes.
10.CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser earns all the overwhelmingly positive TikTok praise it gets. This is moisture-balancing, has a lotion-like consistency (which is *chef's kiss* for sensitive skin), and is packed with ceramides and hyaluronic acid — aka your complexion is about to take a ride on the moisture-sans-pimple train.
11.Diva Stuff Anti-Bacterial Pillow Mist lulls you to sleep with a divine lavender scent and, get this, a few spritzes will obliterate the acne-causing bacteria that's built up on your bedding — because while we know we should switch our pillow cases more often... come on, who has the time? Certainly not I.*
12.Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant confronts enlarged pores, pesky pimples, and fine lines with unmatched dedication. It also gently exfoliates with each swipe, so you can effectively wave ta-ta to dullness and dead skin cells with every swipe of that reusable cotton round.
13.COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion uses birch sap to quench parched complexions *without* leaving a layer of grease behind. Now repeat after me: blemish-prone skin still needs moisture! So add this fast-absorbing option to cart and rest assured it won't intensify breakouts.
14.The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask gives an entirely new meaning to beauty sleep thanks to a powerful blend of salicylic acid and tea tree oil. This combo happily destroys pimples and excess sebum whilst you dream, meaning you'll wake up to matte skin that won't be require that 10 pounds of setting powder, thank you very much.
15.EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen makes itself worthy of all your pennies with a formula that doesn't wreak pimple havoc in the name of sun protection. The secret sauce? High-purity niacinamide and transparent zinc dioxide that also double down on rosacea and hyperpigmentation.
16.CeraVe Salicylic Acid Cleanser accomplishes the once-thought-impossible chore of deep cleaning your complexion without making it feel like sandpaper. This cult favorite is truly a superstar at ~smoothing~ without triggering more inflammation.
17.TULA Probiotic Go Away Spot Treatment declares war on cystic acne best described as "ouch." Painful bumps are essentially reduced overnight thanks to a benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil, and probiotics blend, aka you can go ahead and put that concealer stick down.
18.COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad come pre-soaked with willow bark water and BHA, a chemical exfoliant that exfoliates dead skin cells and clears clogged pores. Each cotton pad has a: an embossed side for exfoliation and managing oil and b: a soft side to soothe irritation.
19.La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Balm is a multi-purpose balm suitable for face, body, lips, and hands. A nonsticky combination of shea butter and glycerin soothes irritated, acne-prone skin in a jiffy — and despite how moisturizing it is, reviewers s-w-e-a-r that it doesn't cause breakouts.
20.Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum guarantees glow, glow, and did
I mention, glow? A blend of antioxidants, vitamins c and e, ferulic and hyaluronic acids promote brightness and even out discoloration — but reviewers swear that a reduction in breakouts is another added perk.
21.NeoGen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine uses red ~vino~ extracts in single-use exfoliating pads because dead skin and week-long pimples that refuse the evacuate the premises = the worst. These pads use a potent lactic acid capable of reaching deep into your pores for built-up oil and gunk, aka scream so long and farewell to the chin zit that will have no choice but to disappear.
22.Versed Just Breathe Clarifying Serum tells stressed skin to ~chill~ cc: a concentrated niacinamide, zinc, and willow bark extract blend. It soothes inflammation and helps manage oil production, so your T-zone truly benefits as well.
23.Ole Henrikson Glow2OH™ Dark Spot Toner eradicates the ghosts of acne past with a powerful glycolic and lactic acids. Tl;dr: dark spots, fine lines, and dull complexions stand no chance against this potent product and also helps with fine lines.
24.Dr. Song Exfoliating Face Wash if you've tried salicylic acids and benzoyle peroxides with no success. Introducing a glycolic acid wash dubbed by one reviewer as ~magic in a bottle~ for how quickly it combats acne and scarring.
25.Foreo Luna Mini 2
is comprised of a nonporous silicone that reaches way down into your pores and dredges up alllllll that pimple-forming gunk in just 60 seconds flat. It removes up to 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup with gentle vibrations for exfoliation results best described as ~smoother than a baby's bottom~.
26.Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam makes an ~egg-cellent~ daily cleanser thanks to protein-rich albumen (egg white) if you're skin teeters on "so oily it feels like I can fry an omelette on there". This decreases grease production and ergo, reduces all that deep-rooted cystic acne.
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