BEST CLEANSER FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Just what the doctor ordered for keeping acneic skin clean, CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser ($15) contains 4-percent benzoyl peroxide, hydrating ceramides, and the calming power of niacinamide in a comfortable, foaming cream.
BEST ACNE TREATMENT
A prescription-strength retinoid that you can now get over the counter, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment ($30) helps squander blackheads, whiteheads and everything in between.
BEST MASK FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Feel a breakout coming on? The salicylic acid and two types of tea tree oil Renée Rouleau Rapid Response Detox Masque ($65.50) can actually stop zits in their tracks to make it much more manageable.
BEST SPOT TREATMENT
A blemish’s worst nightmare, Face Reality Skincare Sulfur Spot Treatment ($26) employs a mix of Neutrazen—a calming and soothing peptide—and 6-percent sulfur to speed up the skin’s healing process and reduce redness and irritation overnight.
BEST PEEL PADS FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Dr. Zenovia Hormonal Dermatology 10% Glycolic Acne Control Peel Pads ($42) are doused with a porepurging blend of glycolic and salicylic acids, plus phytoestrogen genistein, to face hormonal acne head on.
BEST TONER FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Packed with propolis— an antibacterial substance produced by honey bees—Hey Honey Propolis & Echinacea Herbal Toner ($39) helps acne-prone skin stay clear, calm and comfortable.
BEST PIMPLE PATCHES
Pure, medical-grade hydrocolloid lines the inside of each invisible Hero Cosmetics Original Mighty Patch ($13)—you’ll forget it’s there—to help shrink and dry out whiteheads.
BEST ACNE-SCAR TREAMENT
The three key actives— exfoliating bakuchiol, a firming peptide and soothing seaberry oil—in Differin Resurfacing Scar Gel ($20) pool their talents to minimize frustrating post-acne marks.
BEST SUNSCREEN FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Relying on 100-percent mineral-based zinc and a plant-based probiotic, Kinship Self Reflect SPF 32 ($25) is the perfect everyday sunscreen for achieving a radiant look without upsetting vulnerable skin.
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