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    31 Skincare Products From Target You’ll Be Glad To Have On Hand The Next Time You Break Out

    If you're dealing with a bad breakout, fear not, for these incredible skincare products are here to save the day.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pack of pimple patches that visibly *flatten* pimples overnight so you can sleep peacefully knowing you'll wake up to clearer skin.

    The Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Original Acne Pimple Patches

    Promising review: "These are perfect when I get breakouts. Cleared my chin acne in two days. Must have!!! They never disappoint." —Andrea

    Price: $7.99

    2. A maximum strength acne foaming face wash for killing nasty acne-causing bacteria thats gets all clogged up in your otherwise healthy, beautiful skin. This stuff also contains the highest concentration of benzoyl peroxide available without a prescription, which rocks.

    The maximum strength acne foaming face wash

    Promising review: "This product along with a few others have cleared up my face! I have normal to oily skin depending on the season and can use this product twice a day with no irritation or inflammation. Always remember SPF when using this product! A little pricey but it is a daily in my skin care routine you get what you pay for!" —Kander

    Price: $14.69

    3. A pack of Neutrogena make-up remover towelettes that are my absolute go-to when it comes to getting excess dirt, oil, and grime off of my face before bed...and they do amazing at removing make-up, as *no one* likes waking up to a pillow covered in mascara stains.

    The Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes

    Promising review: "Perfect size pack when going on vacation or any trip. These have been my-go to make-up wipes as they work well with my oily skin. The wipes are effective yet gentle on my skin and do not cause breakouts." —Resilient 

    Price: $1.99

    4. A Naturium niacinamide serum to purify puffy, congested skin and give your face a total re-up after a particularly bad breakout. Oh yeah, and it won't cause red flushing, making it great for sensitive skin, too.

    The Naturium niacinamide serum

    Promising review: "This serum just glides onto the skin and quickly absorbs, leaving skin feeling fresh and silky. I switched to Naturium because the other serum just would not mix or play well with my other products." —Tracey F

    Price: $16

    5. A rose quartz sculpting gua sha stone that tightens skin, improves circulation, minimizes pores and puffiness, *and* enhances the effectiveness and absorption of your fave daily skincare products. Talk about an effective little multitasker.

    Model using the roses quartz sculpting gua sha stone

    Promising review: "I love this stone! I’ve had it for five months and it hasn’t gotten broken yet! I use mine on carpet just in case it does get dropped. Very easy to use and clean. After applying my moisturizer, I wipe it clean with a dry cloth." —Melp

    Price: $9.99

    6. A Clearasil 5-in-1 daily acne control pad excellent for particularly stubborn pimples as it deep cleans *and* exfoliates all in one go. Win.

    The Clearasil five-in-one daily acne control pad

    Promising review: "I’ve only been using this for a week and they are incredible. I suddenly started getting hormonal acne and acne due to oily skin in my 30’s even as a teenager I never had such a problem, but these pads are taking care of it. I’ve tried a handful of things to treat my acne and I finally found a solution!" —Unplugged

    Price: $10.19

    7. A turmeric spot treatment stick for those particularly pesky dark spots plus any inflammation you may have, as it's packed with ultra-soothing turmeric, ginger, and tea tree oil. That means when using this, you're getting a *massive* natural medicinal punch.

    The turmeric spot treatment stick

    Promising review: "I have been having the worst time with adult acne. I have tried EVERYTHING but this stick truly is magical! I am forever grateful! It reduced inflammation from acne, clears up scars and gives me skin a glow! Amazing!" —TJ

    Price: $8.99

    8. An Indian clay deep pore cleansing face and body mask made from bentonite (it's powerful stuff, seriously, I personally love it) that you can use all over for spot treatment to make all those awful blemishes and blackheads begone.

    The jar of Indian healing clay

    Promising review: "After one use, I noticed blackheads disappeared!!! My skin feels so so soft and clean. Highly recommend. I used apple cider vinegar to mix it." —Cute

    Price: $9.99+ (available in two sizes)

    9. A fragrance-free Olay Regenerist micro-sculpting moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and firm so it can better fight against acne-causing stressors. An excellent line of defense, if you ask me.

    The Olay Regenerist micro-sculpting moisturizer

    Promising review: "I use other products that sound like they might be better and always come back to this. My skin looks better and feels better when I use Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting cream every night." —L Smith

    Price: $24.99

    10. An under-eye Vitamin C spot serum mask so you can kiss those dark spots goodbye once and for all. Great for all skin types, these babies'll give you and your face a much-needed morning boost.

    The undeye Vitamin C spot serum mask

    Promising review: "Oh my God! I was a skeptic at first but now after trying it; it works perfectly. I reuse mine until all of the liquid is gone I can typically squeeze out three to four days. The difference is amazing! Just put five packs in my cart." —JamiaH 

    Price: $4.99

    11. A deep pore charcoal cleanser that is absolutely *ideal* if you've got oily or combination skin and want to feel squeaky clean and refreshed without dying yourself out. Oh, and did I mention that it smells great, too?

    The deep pore cleanser made with charcoal

    Promising review: "Love this face wash. Takes off my makeup (except stubborn eye makeup) and leaves my skin feeling super clean and refreshed. I can't believe this is a store brand face wash. Definitely feels like a high end item." —Laurim

    Price: $5.39

    12. A Neutrogena daily serum for those willful blackheads that want so badly to clog your pores and ruin your day. The glycolic acid in this oil-free salicylic serum works to unclog pores and remove debris that can cause acne.

    The Neutrogena daily serum

    Promising review: "Wonderful product. My blackheads have literally been erased from my face and I have noticed a significant difference in my pore size, which were my biggest issues when it came to my skincare, and nothing I have ever tried has worked as well as this. My face feels amazing!" —Mallory4

    Price: $12.99

    13. A relaxing lavender mud mask because honestly, a lot of acne is often triggered by stress, so the calmer and skin (and soul) is, the better your body is equipped to deal with breakouts. Oh yeah, and you deserve an at-home spa night.

    Model using the relaxing lavender mud mask

    Promising review: "I loved this mask. It did not burn me, my 7-year-old, or my boyfriend’s 4-year-old. My skin feels amazing and the mask smelled very nice. It did actually make me feel calm. I recommend gently using a wet cloth over the sink to wipe it off easily, and not just water splashes." —Erin

    Price: $1.99

    14. A pack of Bioré charcoal deep cleansing pore strips that *instantly* work to attack grime, purify, and deep clean your skin within ten minutes. They bind right to the blackheads themselves, not your nose, leaving you clean, refreshed, and with one (or many more) less icky blackhead to contend with.

    The pack of Bioré charcoal deep cleansing pore strips

    Promising review: "These are literally the best!! Normal pore strips never worked for me, but these work incredibly! They always removes lots of gunk and really do the job. They don't hurt too bad to pull it off, either. Very impressed with these and would recommend! Just make sure you follow the directions and get your nose really wet!" —Lib

    Price: $7.69

    15. A La Roche-Posay duo dual action acne treatment with benzoyl peroxide, meaning it's dermatologist tested *and* will help to visibly reduce acne within just three days of use. So basically, if you break out on Friday, expect awesome results by Monday morning.

    The La Roche-Posay duo dual action acne treatment

    Promising review: "Yes!!! This product works really well as a spot treatment. It's a good price and good to have on hand for stubborn spots. It's not harsh on your skin and not all all-over drying." —leahc1522

    Price: $29.99

    16. A Yes to Tomatoes detoxifying charcoal mud face mask because first of all, charcoal works like *magic* in getting rid of skin impurities, and second, this stuff is made with a delightful (and cruelty-free!) botanical blend of tomato, aloe, watermelon, pumpkin, and chamomile extracts. Um, yum.

    The Yes to Tomatoes detoxifying charcoal mud face mask

    Promising review: "I always reach for a clay mask when I'm breaking out and this one is my new go-to. It's effective, super moisturizing, and it smells so good." —Target reviewer

    Price: $13.99

    17. An acne control body mist ideal for oiliness, plugged pores, and preventing acne all over as it treats the *whole body*, not just the face (yes, that includes the dreaded "bacne"). Use it morning and night about and watch the skin transformation begin.

    The acne control body mist

    Promising review: "How is this LEGAL?! I spent YEARS trying to find something that would clear up my painful, cystic bacne. This cleared it up a matter of just a few weeks!! I use this after I shower. It's so easy to apply, absorbs fast, and has no strong smell. I haven't had a painful cystic breakout in months. Also, I use to get breakouts along my jawline from wearing a mask; I misted this inside my mask as suggested, and boom-breakouts gone in like four days! HOW?" —Target reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    18. A super portable Hero Cosmetics lightning wand mini serum easy to travel with since it's pocket-sized, delivering a hyper-potent and color-correcting brightening strike unlike any other. A magic wand, honestly.

    The Hero Cosmetics lightning wand mini serum

    Promising review: "I never write reviews for products, but this stuff is a miracle worker. I scar very easily, even if I don’t touch a breakout. I had a stubborn red mark right in between my eyebrows that wouldn’t go away after months and within just three to four days of using this morning and night, it has faded remarkably. Skincare is the one thing I have spent hundreds of dollars on over the years and to find a product that’s very affordable, easy to use & actually works is 100%. Worth the try!" —Tessa

    Price: $9.99

    19. A Differin resurfacing scar gel that is truly a breakthrough innovation for treating uneven skin, hydrating and softening scars and surface imperfections while making your skin so soothed you'll want to sigh "ahhhh."

    The Differin resurfacing scar gel

    Promising review: "This helped me lighten my scars. I have very sensitive skin, but this has helped me a ton and is one of the few skin products I can use." —samanthao 

    Price: $22.99

    20. A mini jade facial roller you'll simply *love* using after washing and moisturizing your face, as it works to promote fluid drainage, reduce stress and aide in the penetration of all those amazing skincare products you spent so much time and money on.

    The mini jade facial roller

    Promising review: "This is a perfect travel-sized tool. The jade itself is so naturally soothing and cooling. Love to incorporate this into my skincare routine for some de-puffing and lymphatic drainage." —tamiam 

    Price: $9.99

    21. A SLMD salicylic acid cleanser for improving your skin's texture and tone all the while exfoliating and fighting blackheads, whiteheads, and all manner of breakouts. Break this baby out whenever you feel a breakout coming on.

    The SLMD salicylic acid cleanser

    Promising review: "It’s been two years and I keep coming back to this cleanser. I love that it’s gentle and leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed. It’s a great everyday cleanser but also it’s the only cleanser I’ve found that maintains my regular breakouts. The smell is light and not perfume-y like some other cleansers. It does a good job getting all of my makeup off too!" —Cici

    Price: $24.99

    22. A Thayers witch hazel toner not only awesome at fighting acne, it offers awesome antioxidant and antibacterial benefits to give your skin a dewy, absolutely stunning glow.

    The Thayers witch hazel toner

    Promising review: "I am over 50-years-old, have good skin and never used toner in my life. Recently I thought of investing time and money on skincare. I watched few videos on skincare, and realized the importance of a toner. After research I settled on this one. And, I must say, I love it. My skin looks so clean and has a healthy glow. Would love to try their other products too." —IS

    Price: $9.99

    23. A Versed acne drying treatment to get rid of those annoying zits that absolutely *refuse* to budge and get lost. This non-toxic, vegan, sustainably-minded formula tackles tough, pus-filled pimples in just a couple of nights. Game over, acne.

    The Versed acne drying treatment

    Promising review: "I got this for cystic nodular acne. I have explained to a lot of dermatologists that it is the itch that makes me pick. This is the first product that doesn't make me want to pick. When I wash my face, the dry skin just rubs off and my acne is healing. Leave it on overnight. I also like that it doesn't burn like other spot acne treatments." —Rebshadow 

    Price: $16.99

    24. A clarifying Pixi by Petra clarity tonic for zapping zits right at the root source using three different acids (salicylic, glycolic, and lactic) to ensure dry and acne-prone skin stays free of fuss and pustules.

    The Pixi by Petra clarity tonic

    Promising review: "LOVE. This makes my skin look so good, shrinks the appearance of pores, and genuinely cleared up my acne. I tried removing it from my routine for another toner (which was terrible) and now I know this is a must-have for sensitive, acne-prone skin." —Kait

    Price: $15

    25. A Pacifica bacne warrior spray sure to be your new BFF when it comes to fighting breakouts all over your lovely body. Made for all skin types, this bad boy always has your back (pun very intended).

    The Pacifica bacne warrior spray

    Promising review: "This has dramatically reduced the number of breakouts on my back. Helps control excessive oil, too. Definitely gives you a wake-up call when you spray it; the spray is really cold when it hits your skin. I jump every time, but I like it!" —Sheila

    Price: $19.59

    26. A pack of beauty skin scrubbers that work in perfect tandem with your fave skincare products to exfoliate dry cells with a gentle massage, leaving skin clean, radiant, and super relaxed. You may honestly want a nap after using these.

    The beauty skin scrubber

    Promising review: "Deceptively soft, these offer a nice bit of exfoliation without being too abrasive." —Blue44

    Price: $4.99

    27. A gentle Garnier micellar cleansing water for removing even the toughest, most long-lasting of waterproof make-up without the need for a rinse or harsh scrubbing, when can irritate your skin. Prevent future breakouts by getting all the gunk off completely.

    The Garnier micellar cleansing water

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! I used to use L’Oréal for removing my makeup but it was just too expensive. My friend told me about this one and it’s just as good as the L’Oréal brand! It removes all my make-up (eyeshadow, eyeliner, everything), plus, it doesn’t leave as much of an oily feeling as the other brand. I use a make-up pad to remove the bulk of my makeup and dip a Q-tip into this to remove the remnants of my eyeliner!" —Dmc710 

    Price: $9.39+ (available in two sizes)

    28. An invigorating St. Ives apricot facial scrub that I personally love because it smells amazing, exfoliates so well, and leaves my face feeling soft, shiny, and fresh as a ripe piece of fruit plucked right off the vine.

    The  St. Ives apricot facial scrub

    Promising review: "I use this scrub twice per week. It doesn't harm my very sensitive skin and my face feels so clean after using it. I love the scent, too!" —Ticked Off 

    Price: $4.99

    29. A pack of Neutrogena rapid clear treatment pads for reducing pimple size, swelling, and redness within just *eight hours* with its near-magical maximum strength formula. If you've got a big event coming up, use these in a pinch.

    Model using the Neutrogena rapid clear treatment pads

    Promising review: "My teenage son has dealt with acne for years, just as things finally started clearing up, he got pretty bad acne from his football helmet. This is the ONLY thing that cleared it up — we even tried Retin-A — and it did nothing but make it worse. At first we were using it three times a day and I’m not kidding, within four to five hours of an application his skin actually looked better! I know it’s a lot of trial and error with these acne products but this one was a win for us!" —Rxholly

    Price: $9.39

    30. A Hero Cosmetics superfuel serum stick made for feeding your skin's natural microbiome with a cooling mint gel. Stay calm, stay glowing, and give your face the force shield it so deserves.

    The Hero Cosmetics superfuel serum stick

    Promising review: "I have fairly sensitive skin, I was sort of hesitant at first about this product. I tried an area by my jawline before I rubbed it all over my face. The next day, that spot was so smooth and felt amazing. With that being said, the next day I put it fully on my face and my skin felt AMAZING. Love this product; 11/10." —alb 

    Price: $12.99

    31. And a Cetaphil redness-prone foaming face wash to bust n' banish rosacea and reduce irritation so the only redness you see on your skin is your fave blush you've just applied.

    The Cetaphil redness prone foaming face wash

    Promising review: "I really enjoy this product. I have textured skin that is sensitive, and this gentle foaming wash doesn’t leave the skin stripped and feeling tight. The price point is affordable, and I would surely recommend it." —kaliae 

    Price: $9.49

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