7 Acne Products Top Aestheticians Swear By

No one likes a pimple staring back at them—not even the country’s top aestheticians. Armed with an arsenal of anti-acne products at their disposal, these are the skin experts tried-and-true favorites and for good reason, too.

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Julia March

Favorite anti-acne products: Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Cleanser ($10) and Colloidal Silver Salve ($20)

“I’ve had great results using the Burt’s Bees cleanser for clearing up skin, used twice a day, depending on how severe the acne is. The Colloidal Silver Salve is an antibacterial gel that kills bacteria and lowers the inflammatory response of the skin.”


Joanna Czech

Favorite anti-acne product: Protective Nourishment Pumpkin Peel ($50)

“This is my favorite for breakouts. It has pure pumpkin extract and 5 percent glycolic acid and can be used weekly as a mask or to spot-treat breakouts as needed. I like that it doesn’t dehydrate the skin or cause hyperpigmentation.”


J’ai Ione

Favorite anti-acne product: J’ai Ione Purifying Mask ($55)

“This mask not only smells great, but also has ingredients that are super natural—willow bark is a key ingredient, an alternative to salicylic acid. I’m all about cooling skin down when it’s acneic or overactive, and this mask does a great job of that.”


Lori Anderson

Favorite anti-acne product: Glymed Skin Peeling Lotion ($37)

“My acne clients have had great success with this product. Use it several times a week to prevent breakouts. It doubles as a spot treatment, too, killing bacteria, reducing oil production and stimulating healing.”


Gina Mari

Favorite anti-acne product: iS Clinical Active Serum ($130)

“We accelerate the healing process by incorporating this serum in an acneic home-care regimen. This serum is gentle, but effective at killing bacteria and reducing hyperpigmentation."


Judit Galambosi 

Favorite anti-acne product: Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm ($255)

“I recommend this product to those who suffer with acne because it has hydrating properties and anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s great to use after a pimple has popped and needs to heal.”