For the battle against blemishes, these powerful winners—out of 100 tested—are spot-on.

By Chelsea Traber Burns
May 15, 2017
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Every other night, swipe a pad over clean skin, wait 15 minutes, then rinse. You'll shrink existing zits and prevent new ones. To buy: $70 for 50 pads; beautyrx.com.
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Best Cleanser: Belif Problem Solution Cleansing Foam

Harsh washes are tempting but strip the skin, making oil production worse. This foam gently unclogs pores with soothing tea-tree oil.

To buy: $24; sephora.com.

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Best Serum: iS Clinical Active Serum

Need anti-aging and antiblemish? This worth-it splurge treats acne, brown spots, and fine lines.

To buy: $130; dermstore.com.

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3
Best Moisturizer: Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator

This multitasker hydrates all over while also mattifying an oily T-zone. Plus, it contains acids to clear skin.

To buy: $34; sephora.com.

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Best Spot Shrinker: Renée Rouleau Anti Cyst Treatment

At the first sign of a painful, under-the-skin whopper, dot on this lactic-and-citric-acid gel to speed healing.

To buy: $45.50; reneerouleau.com.

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Best Mask: Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

The silicone tip delivers the black mask onto skin without getting fingers messy. Once dry, it peels off in one sheet (um, fun), taking the grime with it.

To buy: $16; target.com.

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Best Exfoliator: BeautyRx Advanced 10% Exfoliating Pads

Every other night, swipe a pad over clean skin, wait 15 minutes, then rinse. You'll shrink existing zits and prevent new ones.

To buy: $70 for 50 pads; beautyrx.com.

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