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21 Of The Best Acne Control Products You Can Get On Amazon

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1. A chamomile, menthol, and aloe deep cleansing cream with reviews that show it's perfect for a variety of skin types: sensitive, dry, oily, and combination.

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This cleanser gently removes dirt and makeup, while the hint of menthol will cool and soothe your skin.

Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive skin, and have been using this cleanser for close to four years now. Most other cleansers cause me to break out or become dry, irritated, and red, but this cleanser has never given my sensitive skin any issues! It even removes my makeup, which is definitely an added bonus, and I like knowing that this product is natural and that I'm not putting any harsh chemicals on my face. Plus, it leaves a fresh, almost minty feeling that makes my skin feel extra clean." —Amazon Customer

Price: $15.18 (pack of two)

2. A pore clay mask that will make you say "I lava you" to your skin. Why? It's made from volcanic ash that may ~bury~ dead skin cells.

Promising review: "I've been using this on a weekly basis for a little more than a month now. This helps bring deep acne (you know, the kind that makes a sometimes painful lump under your skin) to the surface for both me and my husband! It's so great at doing what it's meant to do! I just recommend moisturizing after, because it can be a bit drying." —Coho Price: $14.93
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Promising review: "I've been using this on a weekly basis for a little more than a month now. This helps bring deep acne (you know, the kind that makes a sometimes painful lump under your skin) to the surface for both me and my husband! It's so great at doing what it's meant to do! I just recommend moisturizing after, because it can be a bit drying." —Coho

Price: $14.93

3. A salicylic acid-enriched body lotion because bacne is REAL and it SUCKS, man. But this lightweight formula is designed to exfoliate and moisturize without clogging any pores in the process.

Reviewers say this is also great at getting rid of those pesky bumps on the back of your arms! AND! It's fragrance-free. #blessedPromising review: "I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and have been suffering from adult cystic acne in the last year. After using this product, the pimples on my chest and back have cleared significantly. This also helps with itching the day after I shave my legs!" —Cassandra Price: $12.82
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Reviewers say this is also great at getting rid of those pesky bumps on the back of your arms! AND! It's fragrance-free. #blessed

Promising review: "I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and have been suffering from adult cystic acne in the last year. After using this product, the pimples on my chest and back have cleared significantly. This also helps with itching the day after I shave my legs!" —Cassandra

Price: $12.82

4. Pimple patches you put on a spot overnight and — BAM — pus and oil will be drawn out, and inflammation will go down. Let's all remember that not all heroes wear capes, yeah?

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Promising review: "Omg, where has this been my whole life? Why did nobody talk about hydrocolloid patches when I was a teen? These truly do shrink your pimples (as long as it is an open or popped one). I just put one on before bed and by morning, voilà! All that's left is a small bump, if anything at all. I seriously couldn't believe my eyes. (All those years of suffering from acne! I'm in my thirties now with hormonal acne, btw.) These are magic!" —Julie W.

Price: $4.97 (for a pack of 24)

5. A vegan vitamin C serum to kick all your skin woes to the curb — this claims to brighten dull skin, reduce discoloration, and prevent breakouts.

Psst, this all-natural, cruelty-free serum is made from konjac root, hyaluronic acid, and ferulic acid. Maybe it's time to kiss all your skin woes goodbye?Promising review: "I just started using this, but I'm already blown away by the results. I had stubborn acne and texture issues that did not change for weeks — months for some places, years for others. No product I added or removed from my routine made a bit of difference. Enter Mad Hippie. In just DAYS, my skin has improved tremendously. My forehead (which was my trouble spot) is clear! I am mystified. Stubborn scars on my cheeks are lightening, as well." —T. GravesPrice: $27.19
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Psst, this all-natural, cruelty-free serum is made from konjac root, hyaluronic acid, and ferulic acid. Maybe it's time to kiss all your skin woes goodbye?

Promising review: "I just started using this, but I'm already blown away by the results. I had stubborn acne and texture issues that did not change for weeks — months for some places, years for others. No product I added or removed from my routine made a bit of difference. Enter Mad Hippie. In just DAYS, my skin has improved tremendously. My forehead (which was my trouble spot) is clear! I am mystified. Stubborn scars on my cheeks are lightening, as well." —T. Graves

Price: $27.19

6. A soy complex daily moisturizer infused with salicylic acid so you can hopefully say "boy, bye!" to impending pimple apocalypses.

Promising review: "I have acne-prone skin and started breaking out pretty severely when I was 17, and I tried a bunch of different facial cleanser without finding anything that made a noticeable difference. About six years ago, I stumbled across a magazine article that recommended this product and decided to give it a try. I decided to give it a try, and I've never looked back. That's how well this product works for my skin! No more blackheads, whiteheads, or basic pimples (I do get the occasional cystic pimple, but I don't think there's much I can do about that). I highly recommend trying this out!!" —Amazon Customer Price: $12.74
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Promising review: "I have acne-prone skin and started breaking out pretty severely when I was 17, and I tried a bunch of different facial cleanser without finding anything that made a noticeable difference. About six years ago, I stumbled across a magazine article that recommended this product and decided to give it a try. I decided to give it a try, and I've never looked back. That's how well this product works for my skin! No more blackheads, whiteheads, or basic pimples (I do get the occasional cystic pimple, but I don't think there's much I can do about that). I highly recommend trying this out!!" —Amazon Customer

Price: $12.74

7. Green tea peeling pads intended to exfoliate, refresh, and revitalize your skin, while also putting up a HUGE stop sign in the face of cystic acne. *sips tea*

Promising review: "I love love love this product! I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, and this product helped clear my skin within a couple of uses. I use this product to target areas where I feel cystic acne coming on, and it helps reduce the inflammation drastically. I used to have to wait for the cystic acne to be 'ripe' before trying to get rid of it, but this product reduces the size of the pimple even while it's still forming or when it hurts. Plus, my face feels incredible clean and refreshed after each use." —Kristy Lee Price: $24.90 (30 pads)
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Promising review: "I love love love this product! I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, and this product helped clear my skin within a couple of uses. I use this product to target areas where I feel cystic acne coming on, and it helps reduce the inflammation drastically. I used to have to wait for the cystic acne to be 'ripe' before trying to get rid of it, but this product reduces the size of the pimple even while it's still forming or when it hurts. Plus, my face feels incredible clean and refreshed after each use." —Kristy Lee

Price: $24.90 (30 pads)

8. A drying lotion that believes in the power of beauty sleep. Literally. This spot treatment is designed to help get rid of pesky pimples while you sleep.

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Promising review: "This stuff is the real deal — I love love love! My skin likes to have bouts of breakouts, especially around that time of the month — and this worksOVERNIGHT. I washed my face, toned, moisturized, applied the drying lotion, and went to bed. The next morning, the spots on my face were significantly reduced and looked waaaaaay less red. Some of them were completely gone! 10/10!" —B.

Price: $17

9. An avocado toner you cannot put on toast (sorry, millennials). However, you CAN put it on your skin for its intended brightening and acne ass-kicking purposes.

This toner is infused with avocado oil, which it makes it super nourishing AKA it won't promote inflammation. Psst, this stuff is thicker than your run-of-the-mill toner: apply it like you would a regular moisturizer (no cotton balls necessary) and let your skin soak it right up. Promising review: "Wow. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to redness, this stuff is amazing. I have constant red rashes, uneven skin tone, dryness, and acne on my jawline. After using this toner twice a day for three days, my skin is SO soft, my acne has cleared up, and the redness all over my face is visibly calmer and less inflamed. This is truly amazing!" —KatePrice: $13.10
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This toner is infused with avocado oil, which it makes it super nourishing AKA it won't promote inflammation. Psst, this stuff is thicker than your run-of-the-mill toner: apply it like you would a regular moisturizer (no cotton balls necessary) and let your skin soak it right up.

Promising review: "Wow. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to redness, this stuff is amazing. I have constant red rashes, uneven skin tone, dryness, and acne on my jawline. After using this toner twice a day for three days, my skin is SO soft, my acne has cleared up, and the redness all over my face is visibly calmer and less inflamed. This is truly amazing!" —Kate

Price: $13.10

10. A gentle cleansing milk made from witch hazel — yeah, it's definitely magic. This is designed to cleanse your skin without making it OMG-I-am-dying-over-here dry.

(It's also made from jojoba oil, but there was no room for that ingredient in my pun. Lol.) Promising review: "After struggling with acne and flushed skin for the last 10 years, I have gone through so many skincare products and routines. Now, I use this cleansing milk, a Weleda moisturizer, and thats it. Thats my entire daily skin routine. This product does a great job of rebalancing and calming my skin, and prevents and clears acne better than any acne-specific product I have tried before. The few pimples I do still get (from food allergens and such) are practically unnoticeable and leave within a day or two. Plus, this feels great on your face!" —Amazon Customer Price: $12.96
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(It's also made from jojoba oil, but there was no room for that ingredient in my pun. Lol.)

Promising review: "After struggling with acne and flushed skin for the last 10 years, I have gone through so many skincare products and routines. Now, I use this cleansing milk, a Weleda moisturizer, and thats it. Thats my entire daily skin routine. This product does a great job of rebalancing and calming my skin, and prevents and clears acne better than any acne-specific product I have tried before. The few pimples I do still get (from food allergens and such) are practically unnoticeable and leave within a day or two. Plus, this feels great on your face!" —Amazon Customer

Price: $12.96

11. A snail repair cream (don't be squeamish, it's fine) that claims to promote skin regeneration. In English? It's formulated to help with cystic acne, scarring, and enlarged pores.

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Yeah, so this stuff is made from 92% snail mucus extract and vitamin C. AND! It's free from artificial colors, parabens, and chemical-smelling fragrances.

Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. My skin drinks it in like it's nobody's business, and my face stays moisturized without getting excessively greasy all day. It has helped with my acne, my oily skin, dry patches, and my skin looks more even. I have been using this for FOUR MONTHS (that's how long one container of this has lasted me, which is basically the longest lasting moisturizer that I've ever had), and I'm about to open my second one. I love it. Just buy it." —AC

Price: $18.98

12. An oil-free green tea scrub for hopefully karate chopping the crap out of blackheads (UGH) without making your skin look like a ripe red tomato.

Promising review: "I'm 24 and have oily, acne-prone skin with a lot of blackheads. I've tried everything to get rid of them and nothing seemed to work, but I definitely noice a difference with this product. It smells amazing and has a really nice texture — many scrubs have large chunks that irritate my skin, but this one contains very fine grains that exfoliate without being harsh. Plus, the green tea helps sooth my skin and cuts down on the redness." —Samantha Price: $11.96
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Promising review: "I'm 24 and have oily, acne-prone skin with a lot of blackheads. I've tried everything to get rid of them and nothing seemed to work, but I definitely noice a difference with this product. It smells amazing and has a really nice texture — many scrubs have large chunks that irritate my skin, but this one contains very fine grains that exfoliate without being harsh. Plus, the green tea helps sooth my skin and cuts down on the redness." —Samantha

Price: $11.96

13. A rosehip oil currently negotiating a movie deal with Marvel — this little bottle of magic is a superhero worthy of its own franchise.

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Promising review: "This is the best stuff I have ever used! I have always struggled with horrible acne, rosacea, scarring, and uneven skin tone my, and I tried everything from drug store products all the way up to $300 prescriptions and nothing worked! I use a dime-sized portion to cover my whole face at night, and about 4-5 drops to cover my whole face during the day. (I use less during the day because it leaves a little bit of a tint.) I also put a moisturizer over it at night. Within three days, I noticed a HUGE difference!" —Mckenzie

Price: $14.95

14. A vegan, cruelty-free tea tree oil — try a dab on an impending pimple and (according to reviewers) VOILÁ! It'll stop that sucker right in its filthy little tracks.

Promising review: "I think this is my third time purchasing this! It's so effective and much less harmful than other acne treatment options. I just put a drop on my finger and pat it where I have a break out — the tea tree oil dries out the breakout and the spot diminishes super quickly!" —AnnaPrice: $9.50
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Promising review: "I think this is my third time purchasing this! It's so effective and much less harmful than other acne treatment options. I just put a drop on my finger and pat it where I have a break out — the tea tree oil dries out the breakout and the spot diminishes super quickly!" —Anna

Price: $9.50

15. A daily face (and body!) moisturizing cream for people with dry to normal skin. 3,000+ five-star reviews prove this is basically a miracle product for dryness, itchiness, and breakouts.

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This hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free face cream is made with hyaluronic acid and ceramides designed to provide non-greasy 24-hour hydration.

Promising review: "This cream changed my life! I had been suffering with severe hormonal acne after having my baby, and it just wouldn’t go away. After a week of using this miracle cream, my face cleared up significantly! This cream is mild, absorbs quickly, never irritates my skin, and it leaves my skin nice and soft." —Tanner steveson

Price: $12.69

16. Aloe vera astringent pads currently employed as spies. Their mission? To find (and get rid of) the makeup and oil that your face wash left behind.

These aloe vera witch hazel pads will scoop up any remaining gunk on your face — you know, the kind that causes breakouts. Promising review: "These are amazing for acne — they reduces redness, and blemishes, and help repair acne scarring. It doesn't make my skin overly dry (even in the winter!), and you can see a noticeable difference after just one use. Plus, they get rid of dirt and oil that face wash can't get rid of. These super saturated pads are also great to pack while traveling!" —SBPrice: $8.75 (60 pads)
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These aloe vera witch hazel pads will scoop up any remaining gunk on your face — you know, the kind that causes breakouts.

Promising review: "These are amazing for acne — they reduces redness, and blemishes, and help repair acne scarring. It doesn't make my skin overly dry (even in the winter!), and you can see a noticeable difference after just one use. Plus, they get rid of dirt and oil that face wash can't get rid of. These super saturated pads are also great to pack while traveling!" —SB

Price: $8.75 (60 pads)

17. A daily foam cleanser infused with salicylic acid to get rid of excess sebum. Goodbye, oily t-zone! You will not be missed. At all. Not even a little bit.

Promising review: "I've got obscenely oily skin, cystic acne at my jawline, and random whiteheads that pop up anywhere on my face. This cleanser is exactly what it says it is — gentle enough for daily cleansing. I have very sensitive and reactive skin, but this product works wonders for me. I saw a noticeable difference in my cystic acne within two weeks, and with continued use, I haven't had any more flare-ups. Thank goodness!" —LilKayliePrice: $8.10
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Promising review: "I've got obscenely oily skin, cystic acne at my jawline, and random whiteheads that pop up anywhere on my face. This cleanser is exactly what it says it is — gentle enough for daily cleansing. I have very sensitive and reactive skin, but this product works wonders for me. I saw a noticeable difference in my cystic acne within two weeks, and with continued use, I haven't had any more flare-ups. Thank goodness!" —LilKaylie

Price: $8.10

18. A skincare oil — because you know what's equally as annoying as acne? Acne scars. AND THIS MAY HELP GET RID OF 'EM. *cries tears of pure joy*

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This hypoallergenic oil is intended to help combat acne scars and discoloration without clogging your pores and causing any more acne. Psst, reviewers also say this works great on stretch marks!

Promising review: "I'm usually super skeptical about products like these. I went in thinking, it's not much money so why not try it? and I had very low expectations. But wow — I've been using it for less than a week, and I can already notice my darker marks fading. I'm incredibly impressed! Plus, I like that it doesn't have a strong fragrance and the packaging makes it easy to use without using too much or accidentally spilling it (which, as a clumsy person, is reaaaally nice)." —Consumer

Price: $6.99

19. A 3-in-1 oil-free moisturizer packed with SPF 30 because YOU KNOW WHAT the sun and its mean old rays are out to hurt you. This is designed to protect your skin without making it break out.

What is this 3-in-1 babble, you ask? WELL! This lotion claims to control oil, while still hydrating and protecting your skin. This is great for people with acne-prone skin because it provides protection and hydration without breaking you out in the process.Promising review: "I've used all kinds of moisturizing sunscreens (I always wear sunscreen), and have suffered from bad acne and oily skin for the past 17 years. And then sunscreen tends to add a lot of shine and oily...it's not pretty. But this product is great! There is no stickiness, especially an hour or two later, it goes on matte, and it has no scent. This stuff somehow absorbs into my skin and tells my oil glands to STFU. And the best part? It's non-comedogenic. This thing is a miracle. I'm so glad I found it — it's just too bad that took me 15 years to find something this great." —PikaVu Price: $14.19
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What is this 3-in-1 babble, you ask? WELL! This lotion claims to control oil, while still hydrating and protecting your skin. This is great for people with acne-prone skin because it provides protection and hydration without breaking you out in the process.

Promising review: "I've used all kinds of moisturizing sunscreens (I always wear sunscreen), and have suffered from bad acne and oily skin for the past 17 years. And then sunscreen tends to add a lot of shine and oily...it's not pretty. But this product is great! There is no stickiness, especially an hour or two later, it goes on matte, and it has no scent. This stuff somehow absorbs into my skin and tells my oil glands to STFU. And the best part? It's non-comedogenic. This thing is a miracle. I'm so glad I found it — it's just too bad that took me 15 years to find something this great." —PikaVu

Price: $14.19

20. A deep cleaning clay mask made with calcium bentonite. This thing would make a Dyson product run for its money. Why? This stuff vacuums the crap out of your pores.

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Be sure to dilute this mask with either apple cider vinegar and water for the best results! AND! You can apply it with this golden facial mask brush.

Promising review: "Cystic acne: the bane of my dermatological life, and maybe yours too? This clay has helped immensely in keeping it at bay. I do a treatment once a week (since it is a bit time-consuming), but I haven't had any of those awful underground, takes-two-weeks-to-surface pimples since I've started using the clay. Combined with apple cider vinegar, it's immensely helpful for oily, cystic acne-prone skin. My skin's been so much happier since I've started using it. You need this. Right now." —Cyn Tervention

Price: $9.40

21. An intense overnight hydrating cream to combat (ugh) dryness. You know, the kind that arises from using acne medication.

Promising review: "I have been struggling to find the perfect night cream to use alongside my tretinoin cream (I got this cream for cystic acne from my derm and, although the results are amazing, it's terribly drying). After using this cream, my skin doesn't flake or get overly dry. It literally is intense hydration!" —90sChicPrice: $9.39
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Promising review: "I have been struggling to find the perfect night cream to use alongside my tretinoin cream (I got this cream for cystic acne from my derm and, although the results are amazing, it's terribly drying). After using this cream, my skin doesn't flake or get overly dry. It literally is intense hydration!" —90sChic

Price: $9.39

Windex is also an option, according to My Big Fat Greek Wedding...although it should be noted that I do NOT recommend that.

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