While all skin types benefit from a proper skincare routine, acne-prone skin requires specific products to fight acne, promote healing, and avoid making the situation worse. Let's take a closer look at a few lines of acne products that are easily accessible in drugstores, which will make all the difference if you wish to get rid of pimples!
For Acne-prone and Sensitive Skin: Cleanance Comedomed by Eau Thermale Avène
Made popular by its calming thermal spring water, Avène also offers a trio to help get rid of pimples and blackheads. Freeing you from acne has been the mission of the Cleanance Comedomed skincare line for 30 years! Recommended by dermatologists, it offers a combination of unique active ingredients such as ComedoclastinTM, which works to reduce pimples and limit their reappearance, soothing Avène Thermal Spring Water to balance the microbiome and strengthen the skin barrier, as well as retinaldehyde and glycolic acid to minimize inflammation and limit acne scarring. This complete line is highly effective for acne-prone skin, in addition to being well tolerated by sensitive and oily skin (yes, oily skin can be sensitive too!), whether used alone or in combination with medicated treatments. Featuring a cleansing gel, a concentrated treatment, and a drying treatment, the Avène range is a real must if you want to pamper your sensitive skin while eradicating pimples!
Star Product: Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemishes Concentrate by Eau Thermale Avène
When we go about treating acne, we most likely target the visible pimples and blackheads. However, it's essential to take care of what's going on underneath the skin to prevent pimples before they even show up! This is what makes Cleanance Comedomed Concentrate so effective, treating directly at the source to reduce the appearance of zits and limit their recurrence. It works quickly as soon as blemishes form, when they are still invisible, which is called microcomedones. This concentrate owes its success to ComedoclastinTM, a dermatological innovation with patented properties, which provides results in only 7 days. Its non-greasy texture absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it comfortably matte. Non-comedogenic (of course!), highly tolerated, fragrance and alcohol-free, it's a true anti-blemish superhero!
For Persistent Acne: Stubborn Acne + by Neutrogena
When pimples refuse to leave our face, it's time to go all out! That's where Neutrogena's Stubborn Acne + line comes in, featuring dermatologist-grade formulas and available in innovative formats at your local drugstore. Now that's what we call having acne solutions at your fingertips! The AM treatment containing benzoyl peroxide (an ingredient with a funny name, but very powerful against pimples!) effectively targets acne-causing bacteria and helps clear even the most stubborn breakouts. As for the PM treatment, it takes care of minimizing acne scars thanks to retinol SA, another highly effective ingredient. See you never, pimples and scars! Completing this great anti-acne lineup is the Stubborn Texture Daily Cleanser to visibly smooth rough, textured skin, and the Stubborn Blackheads Daily Serum, clinically proven to help reduce breakouts. Free of parabens, oils, fragrances, phthalates, sulfates, and dyes, these dermatologist-recommended products are suitable for sensitive skin. With such an effective squad, pimples don't stand a chance!
Star Product: Stubborn Blackheads Daily Serum by Neutrogena
Neutrogena's Stubborn Blackheads Daily Serum gets right down to business, targeting active acne as well as preventing new pimples from forming. This high-performance concentrate contains 10% glycolic, mandelic, and polyhydroxy acids (try saying that 10 times fast!) to exfoliate and clear clogged pores that contribute to acne, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores. If you had to pick only one product to add to your zit-fighting routine, this would be the one! While powerful, its dermatologist-tested formula is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, so it's gentle enough to work for both adults and kids ages 12 and up, if they're looking for a solution to the famous puberty acne! We recommend starting with a sensitivity test by applying it to clean skin once a day for 3 days. Then, gradually increase the frequency to 2-3 applications per day as needed. It's a small 29 ml tube with big power!
For All Types of Acne: Keracnyl by Ducray
Since there are many types of acne, such as severe and cystic acne, finding the best acne products for you can be quite tricky. If you're looking for a line that can treat all breakouts, you've come to the right place! Specially designed for the needs of oily and acne-prone skin and recommended by Canadian dermatologists, Ducray's Keracnyl line is a phenomenal ally in the fight against pimples! The secret is the patented combination of Myrtacin and Celastrol, two exclusive active ingredients of 100% natural origins. These powerful ingredients are what makes Keracnyl the first skincare line to treat all types of acne so effectively and prevent recurrence, meeting your skin's specific needs. Ducray's complete selection of products includes treatments that offer visible results against persistent acne from the very first days of use. We love when performance and simplicity go hand in hand!
Star Product: Keracnyl PP + Anti-blemish Cream by Ducray
This PP + Anti-blemish Cream is sure to become an essential part of your routine! Recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association and recommended for children aged 12 and up, this Ducray cream instantly soothes the skin while reducing inflammatory acne after only one week. It also helps relieve dryness caused by topical acne Rx treatments in addition to moisturizing the skin for 24 hours, because dry, tight skin is never comfortable! There is a misconception that oily skin needs to be completely dried out in order to avoid breakouts, when in fact it's all about controlling the amount of sebum your face produces (which causes oiliness). Simply put, sebum is essential when it comes to moisturizing healthy skin, but too much of it can contribute to blackheads and comedones. Therefore, it's important to use a moisturizer for oily skin when using certain products that have a drying effect!
Taking care of acne-prone skin doesn't have to be difficult! Stop by your local drugstore and pick up the best acne treatment for you. If you still can't find a solution, don't hesitate to talk to your pharmacist!