Last Updated: December 4, 2021

23 best skincare products for acne.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 29 min read

Not only does acne effect your self-esteem, it also can cause scars to appear on your face. If you have acne that pops up a lot, you may want to take a look at your diet, exercise routine, and other lifestyle choices; however, if your acne is relentless and never goes away, it may be time to bring in a doctor to figure out the root of the problem. Either way, our list of the best skincare products for acne (which includes skincare for acne scars and skincare for hormonal acne), can help you get started on making your zits disappear. From Grove community products like the Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Fighting Paper Mask to the Acure Incredibly Clear Acne Spot, we’ve got a list of top brands that use only naturally derived ingredients.


Read on for our complete list of the best skincare for acne and some answers to frequently asked questions you may have been wondering yourself about your acne.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Tree To Tub Balancing Face Wash for Oily, Acne Prone Skin

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Give yourself the gift of a clear complexion with Tree To Tub Balancing Face Wash for Oily, Acne Prone Skin. This gentle, oil-balancing acne cleanser works to unclog and tighten pores while soothing problematic skin issues — without stimulating excess oil or drying out your skin. Made with wild soapberries, it’s dermatologist-recommended, …

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4 oz
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2. Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Acai + Kombucha Oil-Free Moisturizer

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Hydrate your skin without the use of harsh chemicals with Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Acai + Kombucha Oil-Free Moisturizer. This natural, vegan formula contains plant stem cells, kombucha probiotics, acai berry, and aloe vera to smooth and condition your skin with oil-free hydration. Best of all, Andalou Naturals oil-free moisturizer is gluten-free …

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2 oz
$26.99
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3. Marie Originals Acne Control Soap

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Producing a rich white lather, this gentle soap is an effective natural treatment for acne. Containing a blend of organic herbs that create a natural form of salicylic acid, this product treats acne without drying the skin. This soap also contains pure bentonite clay to detoxify skin and clear clogged pores, restoring a youthful complexion.

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2.9 Oz
$7.99
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4. OSEA Blemish Balm

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This sheer, fast-absorbing moisturizer clarifies to promote an even skin tone. The secret lies in the synergy between three types of nutrient-rich seaweed and Tea Tree, Juniper, and Thyme essential oils. Together, these powerful ingredients calm and clarify simultaneously. The result provides balanced hydration to minimize shine for blemish-prone …
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2 oz
$48
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5. Beauty by Earth Superfruits & Chlorophyll Facial Scrub

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Stop blackheads, blemishes, and breakouts in their tracks with this 2-in-1 facial scrub. This Superfruit and Chlorophyll Facial Scrub, a perfectly balanced combination of chlorophyll, superfruit extracts, and hydrating ingredients, cleanses your face while gently exfoliating away dead skin. Use this facial scrub 2-3 times a week for a smooth, clear …
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4 Oz
$21.99
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6. OSEA Ocean Cleanser

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With key ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants to help slow the signs of aging, OSEA Ocean Cleanser keeps your skin soft, smooth, and supple. Lightweight sesame seed oil, organic algae extract, and jojoba seed oil with vitamin E cleanse your skin without drying. Wake up to glowing skin and a clear, radiant …

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5 oz
$48
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7. Indie Lee Radiance Renewal Peel

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Reveal a brighter, more even-toned complexion with this Vitamin C rich exfoliating blend of Java Plum and Banana extracts. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) from Caviar Lime combine with Mango derived Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A and Glycerin to leave skin looking soft, supple and luminous.

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60 pads
$70
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8. OSEA White Algae Mask

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This age-defying mask instantly improves the appearance of dull, uneven skin tones for a visibly brighter complexion. White Marine Algae, White Tea and Resveratrol diminish the appearance of surface redness for a more luminous look. Mineral Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid lock in hydration, soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin …
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1.7 oz
$48
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9. Tree To Tub Gentle Face Wash for Very Sensitive Skin

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Tree To Tub Gentle Face Wash for Very Sensitive Skin is scent-free, with soothing botanicals like aloe vera, açaí, and chamomile to cleanse your face. The creamy, gentle cleansing foam of the soapberry is ultra gentle, so it will protect and soothe even the most sensitive skin types. Grove members agree its effectiveness is long-lasting, so you can …

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4 oz
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10. Acure Incredibly Clear Acne Spot

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Hit the spot and remove it at the same time with Acure Incredibly Clear Acne Spot. This maximum strength 2% salicylic acid treatment fights zits at their source. The perfect solution for clearer skin, this acne-fighting treatment provides antibacterial support to help minimize bothersome breakouts. White willow bark gently exfoliates and helps …

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0.5 Oz
$12.99
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11. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser

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Targeted for acne-prone skin, Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser is formulated to gently exfoliate your face while drawing out impurities. This non-drying facial cleanser combines the purifying power of salicylic acid with charcoal powder, tomato extract, and jojoba oil to reduce the look of blemishes. Give your skin a break, not a …

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5 Oz
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12. Acure Radically Rejuvenating Serum Stick

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Get a fresher, younger, and healthier appearance by adding serum into your skincare routine. This Acure Radically Rejuvenating Serum Stick is easy to take with you anywhere to make sure you never miss a day of skin pampering, and it’s easy-to-twist package makes it super simple to use. It’s made with natural ingredients such as marula oil, rose, …

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1 oz
$18.99
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13. Yes To Natural Man Charcoal Bar Soap

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Studies have found that smelling good can significantly improve mood (no surprise there), so embrace a clean slate for your scent with this Yes To Natural Man Charcoal Bar Soap. It'll help you ditch even the smelliest of stenches, but it’s also made with activated charcoal to absorb dirt and oil from your skin and remove dead skin cells, too. Plus, …

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1 Bar (7.7 Oz)
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14. Pai Carbon Star Detoxifying Overnight Facial Oil

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The overnight miracle worker

An overnight complexion clarifier that brings new meaning to the term beauty sleep. Wake to fewer imperfections and smoother skin.* Formulated with Organic Black Cumin Seed and Vegetable Charcoal, this wonder oil takes the night shift so you can wake up to fewer imperfections and smoother skin.

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1 oz.
$59
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15. Tree To Tub Ginseng Green Tea Anti-Aging Night Repair Serum

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Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, Tree To Tub Ginseng Green Tea Anti-Aging Night Repair Serum visibly firms fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a healthy, radiant appearance. This retinol serum includes revitalizing ginseng root and green tree extracts plus soothing aloe vera, rose water, and chamomile. It’s gentle enough for all skin …

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1 oz
$29.99
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16. OSEA Ocean Cleansing Mudd

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This exfoliating, oil-balancing cleanser deeply purifies and thoroughly decongests oily and blemished skin. A potent blend of USDA Certified Organic Algae and Cypress oil removes surface impurities and visibly balances blemishes. Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Wild Mint provide a cooling sensation and leave skin feeling refreshed, energized, and …
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5 oz
$48
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17. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Daily Clarifying Cleanser

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A clear complexion is the aim of Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Daily Clarifying Cleanser. Made to remove excess oils, detox impurities, and refresh your skin’s texture, this daily cleanser helps to smooth blemishes and calm breakouts with a non-irritating formula that won’t dry out your face. Warning: You may not be able to stop yourself from staring …

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3.38 Oz - 100 ML
$9.99
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18. Alba Botanica Even & Bright Cleansing Gel

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Your best skin is just one wash away with Alba Botanica Even & Bright Cleansing Gel. This rich gel cleanser works up to a beautiful lather that deep cleans impurities and freshens and brightens your complexion — naturally.

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6 Oz
$10.99
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19. Yes To Detoxifying & Hydrating White Charcoal Spot Mud Mask

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Whether you’re at home or on the go, Yes To Detoxifying & Hydrating White Charcoal Spot Mud Mask keeps your skincare routine simple while you stay mess-free. Using the product’s built-in sponge applicator, you can spot-treat and target specific areas and keep the mask from muddying your hands. The lightweight formula dries fast, making daily …

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2 oz
$12.99
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20. Yes To Detoxifying Charcoal Spot Rollerball Acne Treatment

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Formulated with charcoal, tomato extract and salicylic acid, this spot treatment helps fight blemishes by drawing out pore-clogging dirt and impurities for naturally clearer skin. The rollerball applicator delivers a concentrated dose of salicylic acid, tea tree oil and witch hazel to help banish pimples in a flash, while bisabolol and ginger …
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0.5 oz
$9.99
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21. Rooted Beauty Cleansing Face Mist - With Natural Antibacterial Properties + Hyaluronic Acid

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A cleansing face mist with tea tree and lavender essential oils known for their natural antibacterial properties and hyaluronic acid for hydration, making it a perfect post-face-mask skin refresher.

Skin types: All

  • CLEANSE AND REFRESH ON THE GO
    This facial mist spray quickly cleanses and hydrates skin after wearing a face mask or …
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2 oz
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22. Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Fighting Paper Mask - Single Use

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Yes to not playing connect the dots on your face! Formulated with tomato extracts and salicylic acid, the single-use Yes To Tomatoes Paper Mask works to fight acne and prevent pesky new pimples from forming.
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23. LOLI Beauty Arnica Elderberry Jelly Maskne + Spot Rescue

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LOLI Beauty's Arnica Elderberry Jelly is an organic, all day maskne + spot rescue gel - a natural, alcohol free remedy for long lasting protection.

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- The world's first, zero waste, organic gel to help clear up maskne & keep skin spot free.
- Clinically proven to help protect skin for 8+ hours against the blemish causing acne …
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1.3 oz
$28
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FAQs

What is a good skincare routine for acne?

No one (we repeat, no one) likes acne. As kids, we were terrified of being called pizza face or having a zit for our yearbook picture, and as adults, acne can just be plain embarrassing to have in our older years. If you want to zap the zits, you’ve got to nail down a proper skincare routine that can hit acne head on. Here is a sample routine for skincare for hormonal acne we recommend when it comes to kicking acne to the curb:

  1. First, use an acne-fighting cleanser or face wash on your skin
  2. Next, use a toner on your face
  3. Find a great acne treatment, and apply it after your toner
  4. Smooth an oil-free moisturizer over your skin for the last step to acne-free skin

Look for acne products on Grove, or see our list of the best skincare products for acne above to find products that will work for your new routine.


What is the best skincare for acne prone skin?

We’re glad you asked about the best skincare products for acne — you can see our list above for actual Grove members' top picks for getting rid of zits. You’ll find products like this Yes To Detoxifying Charcoal Spot Rollerball Acne Treatment and Alba Botanica AcneDote Face & Body Scrub, 8oz that help get your acne under control and keep it away, too.


Acne-prone skin is when you have a lot of breakouts or ones that linger on your skin way longer than you’d like. Acne-prone skin means your pores will clog more easily, which then in turn gives you more acne breakouts, including blackheads and whiteheads. Other ways you can prevent acne, include the following:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Exercise
  • Don’t touch your skin too much
  • Wear less makeup and use naturally derived makeup
  • Reduce your stress levels
  • Eat healthier
  • Use an acne tratement when needed

What clears acne fast?

Whether you have important pictures coming up, a date with someone you really like, or just don’t want to be seen with acne on your usually flawless face, we get it — you want to know how to get rid of acne fast, and we don’t blame you. Here are some ideas to do aside from just using the best skincare for acne:

  • First change your pillow case right away — a dirty pillowcase could possibly be a contributing culprit to this issue
  • Don’t wear makeup unless you have to — let your acne breathe in between seeing people
  • Don’t stress out and absolutely don’t pop your zits
  • Don’t use more products like excess toner on the acne-fueled area
  • Ice a big pimple to help reduce inflammation

Those are the simple things you can do to help your acne clear faster, but don’t forget to check out our list of the best skincare products for acne, including skincare for acne scars, to prevent it from happening in the first place.


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