Best Products for Acne

September 19, 2019Notino
Acne is one of the most challenging “perks” of growing up. That being said, problematic skin and zits can make your life hell even when you’re in your thirties! So how to get rid of acne?



 And which are the best acne products? We’ve picked the ones that were best reviewed by Notino customers because we believe there is nothing like a good word of mouth.

Best Products for Acne. What Actually Works?

Signs of acne are pretty much always the same: infected zits, clogged pores, oily skin, blackheads. However, the causes can vary from person to person. One major cause is our hormonal profile (which is why we most often suffer from acne during puberty or PMS), but our genetics and lifestyle also play a role (eating junk food will never result in baby-smooth skin), not to mention that the condition can be triggered by certain medication. But now, let’s see which products actually work!

Best Cleansers for Acne

The Bioderma Sébium toner for acne and problematic skin regulates sebum production and clears up clogged pores mainly thanks to the patented Fluidactiv and zinc gluconate. Ingredients such as glycerine also hydrate the skin, so you can use this product every morning and night without worry.

One of the most effective products is the Bione Cosmetics Antakne salicylic alcohol which combines the benefits of alcohol, salicylic acid, and tea tree oil, as well as mint for freshness. This product is really strong, which means you should only use it a few times a week and completely avoid it if your skin is sensitive.

Best Face Masks for Acne

Garnier Pure Active is an acne mask specifically for blackheads which contains activated charcoal, salicylic acid, and blueberry extract to restore the natural balance of your skin. If you apply it to wet skin, it also works as a gel cleanser, and by massaging your skin in circular motions for at least a minute, you can also use it as an exfoliator. Letting the product dry on your skin turns it into a mask – in short, a perfect solution for cleaning acne-prone skin.

Not quite your thing? The Dermacol Acneclear with white clay also has stellar reviews, and you’ll love its affordable price, remarkable effects, and lovely fragrance.

Best Day Creams for Acne

The Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing is great for both day and night, because it not only hydrates and brightens your skin, but also removes zits and keeps your skin clear thanks to the ClearDefend™ technology.

Enjoy the double effect of the Vichy Normaderm Phytosolution acne cream with probiotics, salicylic and hyaluronic acid, thermal water from Vichy, and vitamin C. It fights excess oil and zits while regenerating your skin and protecting it from external elements. The Notino customers have rated it 5 stars more than 400 times! Could this possibly be the best day cream for acne?

Best Local Acne Treatment

While creams and serums are a part of general skin care routine, sometimes you need a local solution for a particularly tricky problem. The Payot Pâte Grise can get rid of even the biggest pimple overnight. It’s a thick acne cream that almost feels like an ointment and erases not just zits, but also redness or blackheads.

Uriage Hyséac is another ointment for acne which acts locally overnight. The result is that your zits will disappear before your eyes – all thanks to the drying effect of zinc, the detoxifying effect of green clay, purifying schist oil, and thermal water which provides minerals and vitamins.

Best Foundation for Acne

One of the most popular ones on is the Bioderma Sébium Global Cover which is actually not a regular foundation, but more of a tinted cream for problematic skin which evens out your skin tone, covers up imperfections, and takes care of acne-prone skin. It also comes with a little mirror and a green concealer in the lid to perfectly hide the red areas of your face.

Catrice Camouflage is one of the most recommended concealers for acne. While it is suitable for all skin types, its light texture, high coverage, and mattifying abilities make it a fantastic concealer for skin with acne. And for a more than fantastic price!

Best Natural Cosmetics for Acne

Natural products are also great for acne, and since they’re getting more and more popular, you can now find practically everything from an acne cream or acne mask to a natural foundation. You can start with the Make Me BIO Face Care Beautiful Face which contains the antiseptic tea tree oil, soothing olive oil, or refreshing extracts from strawberry and lemon. Plus, this product will also help you with acne scars!

Another fantastic product according to the reviews is the RYOR corrective hemp cream for problem skin which contains not only hemp extract, but also plant ceramides and hyaluronic acid which really helps your skin fight acne.

Best Cosmetic Ingredients for Acne

Still haven’t found the right product? You can find the best skin care for acne by searching these top ingredients in acne cosmetics:

  • Salicylic acid is a natural extract from the willow bark and has incredible antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. This makes it amazing for local infections that often come with acne.
  • Black charcoal perfectly binds all toxins and pollutants, pulling them out of the deeper layers of skin, which is ideal acne sufferers.
  • Clay (Moroccan, white, pink, green) has an amazing mattifying effect. Especially green clay is simply unbeatable. White or pink clay are gentler and more suited for sensitive skin prone to acne (green clay would be way too drying). Finally, the red Moroccan clay is great for blackheads.
  • Tea Tree oil is antiseptic and extra healing. It works on zits as well as acne scars and regenerates your skin in the long term.
  • Zinc works as an “acne killer”. It eliminates microorganisms in the infected area and protects the skin from more infection by promoting the production of antioxidants (which prevent sebum from oxidising).

Author: Jane P

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