Quick guide to the best products for treating acne

My best friend suffered from acne for a very long time and it really made me sad. Thankfully, those were times of hormonal acne, and looks like they and receding steadily. Acne, at least the stubborn ones will leave their marks. There are several kinds of acne that one might encounter- Whiteheads, clogged pores, dull skin, hyper-pigmentation, and cystic acne. The number of products available for any of these across brands is mind boggling and I can only imagine your confusion. Acne is usually caused due to three main reasons- hygiene, genetics and hormonal issues. Yes, it is true that you need to find and use specific products for your specific acne type, but how to know what to use? When it comes to acne, using just anything will not just break your bank but will probably end up causing more skin irritation. As consumers, we might never know what product to commit to that will suit your best. So, I found out a list of 10 best products for treating acne hoping it will soothe your acne troubles and also be products you can swear by.

(I will try to add the best products for treating acne available in India but some brands are really nice and you can try getting them from abroad.)

Dermaroller by DRS


Best products for treating acne: Dermaroller

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Dermarollers are definitely one of the best products for treating acne because it leads to skin regeneration. This is definitely a must have in your skincare kit.

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Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Face Wash


Best products for treating acne: Neutrogena

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Swear by this product especially if you have oily skin. I would even recommend using this face wash for people with combination skin. Also, this product is completely unisex so your boyfriend, husband, brother and even father can use this face wash.

Cetaphil OS Cleanser for Oily Skin


Best products for treating acne: Cetaphil

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The first time I came across this product was when my dermatologist recommended this and I still happen to use it. It is non-irritating, Gentle Foaming, rinses easily without leaving any residue and Moisturises the skin.

Kama Ayurveda Nalpamaradi Skin Brightening Treatment


Best products for treating acne: Kama Ayurveda

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If you have acne marks or pimple marks on your face, start using this product. Nalpamaradi Thailam consists of numerous effective ingredients such as sesame oil, vetiver, turmeric, gooseberry and Indian madder. I have been using Kama Ayurveda’s products for a while and they are nothing less than amazing. If marriage is on cards soon, I’d recommend you start using this oil 90 days before your d-day, the results will be visible.

StBotanica Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum + Vitamin C, E


Best products for treating acne: StBotanica

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Hyaluronic acid is a highly concentrated plant-based element present in StBotanica Serum that deeply hydrates skin cells. This acid is known to naturally moisturize, heals and rejuvenates skin while eliminating under eye dark circles, face wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.

Forest Essentials Sandalwood and Saffron Night Treatment Cream


Best products for treating acne: Forest Essentials

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Believe in prevention is better than cure? Then this is one of the best products for treating acne and avoiding it too. It is definitely going to be heavier on the pockets but you will begin to love this Forest Essentials product.

Forest Essentials Facial, Ubtan Multani Mitti


Best products for treating acne: Forest Essentials

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Festivities, celebrations, could be any occasion when you feel like you need an instant glow to your face. Acne problems are such that you cannot get just any treatment done. However, this Ubtan Multani Mitti by Forest Essentials is definitely recommended for acne prone skin.

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Avene Cleanance Expert

Best products for treating acne: Avene

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From personal experience, Avene is in my top 5 brands of skincare products I will use anyday. Avene’s Clearance Expert made it to my list of best products for treating acne because it helps in spot treatment, helps reduce blackheads and smoothens the skin’s texture monolaurin regulating the hyper production of sebum.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution Facial Toner for Acne Prone Skin with Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid


Best products for treating acne: La-Roche Posay

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Another expensive yet effective product by La-Roche Posay, a facial toner that will effectively take care of the unnecessary dirt on your face. Moreover, this is a gently toner which will not cause any further irritations.

Kaya Skin Clinic Purifying Spot Corrector


Best products for treating acne: Kaya Skin Clinic

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Kaya Skin Clinic is known for its skin treatments for years. Recently, I was introduced to their commercial skin care products range. This Spot Corrector claims to work on active acne, calms the inflammation and unclogs pores.

Some brands that I would really love to recommend are:

  • Murad
  • Alba Botanica
  • Mario Badescu
  • Dr. Jart+
  • Glossier
  • Origins

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