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15 Crazy Good Drugstore Acne Treatments to Zap Away Zits

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Drugstore Beauty Acne Treatments

Whether you’ve struggled with acne your entire life or are experiencing a sudden flare-up due to increased hormone levels during pregnancy or, heck, just plain ol’ stress—we’ve all been there. Don’t worry: We’ll spare you the horror stories and get down to business. The three key ingredients to look out for in acne treatments are Retinoids, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Salicylic acid—all of these work overtime to erase scarring, reduce redness, and unclog pores. With so many forms of breakouts, ranging from cystic acne to blackheads to mild acne, it’s just a matter of finding the acne wash or scar treatment that works best for you. While spot treatments (super cute pimple patches, anyone?) work like a charm in the p.m., daily cleansers and scrubs are just as vital in the a.m. Think of it as prepping your skin for the day ahead.

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Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune to find a remedy that works for you. It may take a little trial and error (everyone’s skin reacts differently), but we’ve got you covered with the best drugstore acne treatments of 2020 that we’d recommend to all our best girlfriends in a heartbeat.

Honest Beauty Clearing Acne Regimen Kit

For clearer, healthier-looking skin starting in just one week (for real, for real), allow this 3-step acne clearing regimen from Honest Beauty to cleanse, treat, and soothe your skin. In this kit, you get a clearing cleanser, a clearing night serum with pure retinol, and a soothing daily moisturizer. It’s cruelty-free and made without icky chemicals or synthetic dyes. Start your day off right by using the clearing cleanser (work into a lather and use twice daily). Then, follow up with the soothing daily moisturizer by massaging the product onto your face and neck as needed. After cleansing your skin in the evening, apply the night serum all over your face and neck for miracle-working magic in the a.m. Beyond clearing breakouts, you’ll notice more radiant skin in just four weeks. Says this Amazon customer, “I’ve been using the entire line for a little over 3 weeks now, initially I started using the wash and lotion daily but the night treatment every other day, I am now however able to use it once a day. My skin is extremely sensitive and reactive and I’ve had zero issues with anything from this line, the biggest thing is to make sure your over-moisturizing when using… ALL acne products can and usually do cause dryness and irritation especially initially, I use the lotion this line came with twice a day as well as a cream moisturizer at night, I’m also using a vitamin c serum. My face is much clearer than it has been in a long time, and before this, I was using a prescription-strength cream I got from the dermatologist.”

$24.95

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Honest Beauty Clearing Acne Regimen Kit

For clearer, healthier-looking skin starting in just one week (for real, for real), allow this 3-step acne clearing regimen from Honest Beauty to cleanse, treat, and soothe your skin. In this kit, you get a clearing cleanser, a clearing night serum with pure retinol, and a soothing daily moisturizer. It’s cruelty-free and made without icky chemicals or synthetic dyes. Start your day off right by using the clearing cleanser (work into a lather and use twice daily). Then, follow up with the soothing daily moisturizer by massaging the product onto your face and neck as needed. After cleansing your skin in the evening, apply the night serum all over your face and neck for miracle-working magic in the a.m. Beyond clearing breakouts, you’ll notice more radiant skin in just four weeks.  Says this Amazon customer, “I’ve been using the entire line for a little over 3 weeks now, initially I started using the wash and lotion daily but the night treatment every other day, I am now however able to use it once a day. My skin is extremely sensitive and reactive and I’ve had zero issues with anything from this line, the biggest thing is to make sure your over-moisturizing when using… ALL acne products can and usually do cause dryness and irritation especially initially, I use the lotion this line came with twice a day as well as a cream moisturizer at night, I’m also using a vitamin c serum. My face is much clearer than it has been in a long time, and before this, I was using a prescription-strength cream I got from the dermatologist.”

$24.95

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