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Your face is the first thing people see, so it’s understandable that you’d want to try everything on the market that promises to leave your complexion clear and bright. To help you out, we test-drove a slew of acne-clearing products and we’re sharing our favorites in each category. From a blemish-fighting spot treatment to a clarifying face oil, shop these picks for the best skin of your life.
A triple threat, this blend clears congested pores, treats and prevents acne, and fights aging with salicylic acid and tea tree oil.
Sunday Riley, U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, $80, available at Sephora.
This three-step acne-clearing kit has you covered from the inside out. Apply the cleanser and spot treatment topically and then use the device for blue-light therapy. Trust us, your breakouts will be a thing of the past.
Tria, 3-Step Acne Skincare Solution, $149, available at Tria Beauty.
If you didn't know already, sulfur is a miracle ingredient for tackling breakouts. This mask clears acne, absorbs oil and gives pores a really deep clean.
Peter Thomas Roth, Therapeutic Sulfur Masque, $47, available at Sephora.
Hydrate while clearing problem areas with this salicylic-acid and pine-bark cocktail that calms irritation and diminishes redness.
Kiehl's, Breakout Control Acne Treatment Facial Lotion, $48, available at Nordstrom.
Best Spot Treatment
The next time you see a zit pop up, apply this sulfur and zinc-oxide spot treatment ASAP. It'll be gone before you know it.
Kate Somerville, EradiKate Acne Treatment, $26, available at Sephora.
This soap-free wash unclogs pores but doesn't dry out your skin.
Nerd Skincare, Clarifying Cleanser, $20, available at Nerd Skincare.