Top 5 best acne products


E.C | Pharmacist

1/2/20233 min read

This article will show you the best most popular products used in the treatment of acne. If you are not sure which product to start with, this article gives you a short feedback on the most common acne treatments.

Here are the top 5 acne treatments which you can buy without a prescription:

  1. Acnecide gel/wash gel

    Acnecide is a product which contains 5% benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient with highly antibacterial and antiseptic properties. This product is used for mild to moderate acne as well for recurring breakouts of spots.

    It is recommended to be applied twice a day in the morning and evening as a maintenance dose on the areas affected. If it is your first time using the product, start with once a day application for a few days. If tolerated increase the application up to twice daily. It is always good to apply after the face has been deeply washed with a cleanser and dried properly.

  1. Clinisoothe+ Skin Purifier

    Clinisoothe protects and purifies the skin from environmental pollutants that contribute to ageing, breakouts and irritation. This skincare product uses advanced hypochlorous technology which soothes and calms the skin on the face and body, fading redness and promoting rapid skin recovery, with visible results.

    This formula has a skin neutral pH and can be applied anywhere on the face or body where breakouts, irritation and redness occur. It is suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, acne and spots. It is clinically formulated and dermatologically tested to ensure its compatibility even on the most sensitive of skins.

  1. Murad rapid relief spot treatment

    Murad rapid relief spot treatment is used on the treatment of persistent breakout of acne spots and oily skin. It contains 2% salicylic acid which has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, as well as it reduces the oily nature of the skin.

    It is recommended to apply ice first to the skin to tighten the pores and reduce swelling and inflammation. Then the gel can be applied thinly to the area affected, and a reduction on the inflammation should be noticed within 4 hours.

  1. Cerave blemish control

    Cerave blemish control is a cleansing product containing salicylic acid, ceramides and niacinamide. Salicylic acid has antibacterial properties which helps in the treatment of acne. Ceramides help on all day moisturising of the skin and also protecting the skin from the harmful ingredients entering in. Nacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties as well as hydrates the skin.

    If you are using the cleanser, wash your face first, then apply it on wet skin and rinse. Whereas the gel needs to be applied on dry skin. You can use these products in combination for full benefit.

  2. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo

    La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo acne spot treatment is a very effective product for acne treatment. Its main ingredients are benzoyl peroxide and lipo-hydroxy acid (LHA) which is a derivative of salicylic acid, hence it is less irritating and it doesn't dry the skin that much. It also contains additional hydrating ingredients such as glycerin.

    It is also paraben and fragrance free which makes it suitable for sensitive skin. It is recommended to be applied once up to three times daily to the affected area after cleansing the skin.