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