31 Products From Walmart To Help Solve Your Acne Problems
Whether preventing acne, softening scars, or treating breakouts, there's something here for you.
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St. Ives Daily Cleanser for Acne-Prone Skin heals breakouts by soothing the skin first. By targeting inflammation, it also tackles the size and life of the pimple.
Promising review: "I'm not usually a fan of cleansers, however this one is great. It goes on smoothly and doesn't leave your face feeling heavy. A little goes a long way with this product. I haven't broken out, which is a plus." — lesleyr04
De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment eradicates breakouts thanks to its zit-drying hero ingredient. It can smell strong, so slather it on before bedtime as opposed to incorporating into your A.M. routine!
Promising review: "I use a little daily to help keep my skin clear. For me, it works better than benzyl peroxide or zinc oxide ointments or creams. I ran out and no longer can find it in any store and noticed the difference, so I purchased online. I have recommended it to others." — HappyLady
Keep some in your nightstand for after a long day when you just can't get yourself in front of the sink.
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Maximum Strength Acne Treatment Pads exfoliate away breakout-causing debris with 2% salicylic acid, so it's no joke. Just be sure to start off once per day and allow your skin to adjust to it.
Promising review: "Bought this for my teenaged son who recently started having small breakouts. The pads are easy to use, are gentle on your skin, and have no offensive odor as so many other astringent products do." — shprgurl
Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches mask blemishes from the outside world while they absorb excess fluids to speed up healing. They even come in three sizes.
Promising review: "I love using the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch when I have a sudden breakout as it seems to work miracles! I put these on overnight and when I wake up, any blemish that I have is significantly reduced and ends up healing much faster than when I forget to use one. These are game changing!" — Hannah
SheaMoisture Clarifying Mud Mask extracts pus from the skin while disinfecting acne-causing bacteria with tea tree oil. Since it has shea butter in it, it won't dry out your skin like other masks might.
Promising review: "This mud mask made my skin feel so clean! I even go compliments of how clear my skin looked after I used it. It tingles a little bit but doesn't burn. It's great that you only need a thin layer for it to work." — EliseC
Promising review: "This is the best body wash ever. On the first wash my body felt cleaner in a long time. It also clears up my body acne. The grape fruit scent is nice. Not too strong like other body washes." — Sdees
Promising review: "I am so happy with this purchase. It has great coverage, it doesn't become an oil slick on my face, and the color (W3) is my perfect match. Thank you, L'Oréal, for an exceptional product! The only thing I would recommend is to come up with a different design for the compact." — DaisyGirl
Price: $2.58+ (available in seven shades)
Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment packs a one-two punch thanks to its antibacterial properties in tea tree oil, while the salicylic acid clears congestion.
Promising review: "Recently, I've had mild to moderate acne. I've tried everything under the sun, but I'm skeptical about turning to antibiotics. I decided to try the new Acne Solutions line, and I purchased the spot treatment. After the first application, it immediately began to clear up my face. I also like that I can use it in conjunction with the Burt's Bees blemish stick. Both work very well, without being harsh or irritating. Can't wait to try out the rest of the line!" — ChelleT
Spa Sciences MIO Diamond Microdermabrasion sloughs off dead skin to soften rough areas and clear out any residual dirt and clogged pores.
Promising review: "I love this! You can actually see the extractions and my skin feels amazing after I use it. The power settings make it easy for anyone to use based on their own skin. My whole family has been wanting one too. The different tips helps get all areas of the face and it has improved my over skin texture and clarity." — TashaNicole
Price: $29 (available in 3 colors)
Alba Botanica Acnedote Invisible Treatment Gel clears up clogged pores without being too harsh, thanks to its botanical calming agents like aloe leaf juice and witch hazel.
Promising review: "This product works great for both my teenage boys. It's perfect for their sensitive skin where others were much harsher. My boys have clear faces thanks to this product, used with the face wash and toner every morning and night." — BJB
Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner Cream reduces the appearance of widened pores while also regulating sebum (oil) production.
Promising review: "Recently got to test a Bioderma product and loved it, so I purchased some things on my own. This was an impulse buy before I checked out, and I love it so far. Can't give it five stars since I have only used it a few times. It works great as far as reducing shine and cleaning out pores. I haven't noticed a reduction in size. The smell is light and it feels nice. Great for sensitive skin or if you want to feel the sensation of a scrub but not the harshness of one." — Sarah10
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Face Wipes remove any pesky makeup that could linger and cause breakouts, and you can even double-cleanse by using them before your normal cleansing routine.
Promising review: "I started to look for cheap but good makeup wipes about six months ago and found this, it's really good, removes all of my makeup. It leaves a little bit of an oil residue but I don't really mind as I wash my face tight after. Removed waterproof makeup easily." — Candyyyy20184
Eucerin Roughness Relief Spot Treatment hydrates and exfoliates at the same time, thus keeping your skin function healthy but clearing away any dead skin.
Promising review: "This is the first time I'm using this product and all I can say is that, I've been missing out. Throughout the years, I've developed a couple hard spots in my face and the Eucerin roughness relief spot treatment start getting rid of them with two weeks." — Lud17star
Promising review: "I have been using this foundation for four years now; it was the first foundation I had ever used when I started makeup. I think they have great shades and it's a natural-looking foundation. The coverage isn't too intense, but if you're looking for something light, this is great. I use the shade 200 and it matches my skin tone perfectly, I will probably use this foundation for quite a while. I'm glad I found this." — Howard17
Price: $3.53+ (available in 15 shades)
St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Face Scrub combines green tea extract with salicylic acid to deliver antioxidants while cleansing the skin.
Promising review: "After finishing all my Christmas shopping this year, I figured I'd splurge and get something for myself. I've only been using this for about a week now, but have already noticed a huge difference in my skin! I will definitely buy more and will be recommending to others! Love this stuff!" — Angelgyrl
Promising review: "I have oily, acne prone skin so I am very aware that removing ALL the makeup from my face at night is important. I have tried several other brands version of 'deep clean' and/or 'oil-free' makeup removers and I come back to these every time. With these removers, I can take my makeup off right when I get home and then wait several hours before washing my face and putting on my acne medicine and moisturizer where as with other removers I usually have to wash my face right away as it feels greasy, slimy and not clean at all. THANK YOU for making this product!" — WDEKindaGirl
Promising review: "Best product for acne ever! When you feel a blemish starting you just place a patch on the spot and the Ultra Spot Patches go to work removing the icky zit stuff and when the spot is full, you carefully remove it and the skin underneath is smooth and no longer infected." — LaurieJane
Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser cleanses the skin with charcoal (which is what gives it its slick, black color).
Promising review: "I have only used this for a week now. I'm in my late fifties and what it does to my face is wonderful. My pores look smaller and my face feels soft like it did twenty years ago. That feeling lasts not just after I use it. As long as it keeps working I will keep using it." — CJR50
Promising review: "I've been using Aveeno for years...and I always get compliments on my skin. It keeps my face moisturized all day (and not too creamy... it's just right). It gives your skin a slight glow." — Nycole777
Promising review: "I never used clay masks before, I was always iffy about using them because my skin is very sensitive and breaks out with different products but this clay mask surprised me. Applying the clay mask tingles my skin with coolness and makes my skin feel great, especially when I wash off the clay. I made the clay mask every day/nightly routine until I ran out and am very pleased with how my skin looks and feels. My skin has not had a breakout or any kind of reaction to the clay which makes me really happy because it is difficult for me to find any kind of clay mask that will not make my face break out. I would definitely by this product again and make it apart of my daily routine. I wish this product came in a bigger jar!" — Olivia818
Promising review: "Excellent product, affordable, it works for me. Dickinson's is my go-to healing product. If mankind makes it to Mars I hope they take it with them. It is a MUST!" — DutchessArlie
Promising review: "I tried this differing daily cleanser and I can say that it exceeded my expectations. It works very gentle on my skin. It deeply cleanses and reduces the appearance of my pores. It also softens my skin and moisturizes it. I'd definitely recommend this to everyone. I love the packaging. I use it daily and it has definitely made a difference in my skin. I am so grateful to have a chance to try it." — NafC
Neutrogena Acne-Fighting Salicylic Acid Facial Toner preps the skin for treatment with its oil-free formula. Even though it exfoliates, the green tea and cucumber will protect your face from irritation.
Promising review: "Despite using other Neutrogena Acne products with benzoyl peroxide, I have areas on my cheeks and chin areas with persistent breakouts. This product came to my rescue. I especially love the manner in which it controls oily areas on my forehead, nasal, and cheek areas. I discovered this product by taking a renewed online skin survey on your website. Thank you Neutrogena; I am a dedicated customer." — Lacour1974
Promising review: "I've been using this foundation for years and NOTHING compares. I've tried other, more prestigious brands but none of them top this product. My skin looks flawless." — Jamy208
Price: $5.94+ (available in 40 colors)
Cetaphil Pro Dermacontrol Oil Removing Foam Wash binds with pore-clogging oil to effectively remove it from your face. The zinc in it even acts as a mattifying agent to keep skin oil-free.
Promising review: "My favorite wash for my oily skin. I have wasted so much money trying to find a product that worked for my skin. I finally found it: I am currently using the wash and it mattifies my skin. I have not had a single break out since I started using this product; I'm so happy with it...I will not waste my money anymore on products that don't work." — Angel
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water eliminates dirt and debris thanks to the binding technology. It won't strip your skin or leave it feeling tight, either.
Promising review: "Really happy I found this product! Works well with cotton pads — soak, lightly squeeze to 'un-soak' and wipe face and eyes gently. Very thorough; gets everything the first time. You won't regret buying it!" — Jenny Price $6.78
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Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips yank out all the nasty stuff currently filling your pores. It's a little gross to see, but SO satisfying.
Promising review: "If you have clogged pores or blackheads this stuff is the thing for you! It honestly sticks to and pulls them right out! I love this product, have been using it for years and will continue to use it! I even got my kids (of adult and teen age) using it!" — Momof3cuties1
Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 Acne Medication kills acne-causing bacteria with hydrogen peroxide. Since there's 10% of it in the gel, this one really means business.
Promising review: "I get acne breakouts every once in a while. At the first sign of feeling a pimple that hasn't come to the surface yet, apply this cream and within 24 hours the pimple will go away." — Shopaholic1976
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