Acne Superheroes

From Spot Treatments To Cleansers, These Are The Products Shoppers Love Most For Clearing Acne

Welcome to Problem Solved, a beauty series where we cover the best products and ingredients for conquering your biggest skincare woes.

Few skincare issues are quite as frustrating as acne. Along with the multiple different types, there can be multiple causes—hormones, diet, bacteria, stress, etc.—which can make it tough to figure out how to heal it. Whether you've been dealing with blemishes since you were a teen, mysteriously dodged them until your late twenties, or experience them every once in a while, finding the right treatment can be overwhelming.

For those who have tried everything under the sun with no success, a visit to the dermatologist for a prescription formula and personalized routine will be best. But if you simply want to add a pimple-fighting product to your current lineup, look no further than the 14 products below. We scoured the internet to find the serums, spot treatments, patches, cleansers, and more that shoppers love most. Scroll on to see the acne products people can't get enough of and find the one that fits in your routine.

October 26, 2022

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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser


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Renee Rouleau Anti Bump Solution


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Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Original


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Differin Adapalene Prescription Strength Retinoid Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment


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Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant


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It's hard to choose the best thing about this salicylic acid exfoliant, but users loved how it worked on all skin types.

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid 10% Suspension Brightening Cream


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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Dual Acne Treatment


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Peace Out Acne Healing Dots


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WHAT IT DOES: There's a reason Peace Out's Healing Dots are so popular. While most acne patches are made with either hydrocolloid technology or salicylic acid, these contain both. The result? A super-concentrated treatment that minimizes the appearance of blemishes and breakouts in as little as eight hours (or overnight).

USER REVIEW: “BEST thing ever! These removed my pimples in one night! I use these every time I see a pimple coming or have a pimple, and they usually remove it almost 100%."

Neutrogena Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Pink Grapefruit Pore Cleansing Acne Wash And Facial Cleanser


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Skinfix Acne+ 2% BHA and Azelaic Acid Acne Spot Treatment


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Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel


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Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment


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Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel


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