25 Best Acne Treatment Products 2017

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Finding the best acne treatment products might seem like a mission impossible especially if there are more than 10,000 acne products out there. As acne treatment is a complex process we think the most effective results are achieved when are used acne treatment kits and in our guide, we will reveal you tens of the most popular acne treatment products (kits) developed.

Still, you should never put all your hopes only on one particular brand as actually there is not developed such treatment which would work for everyone. So do not through your hopes away just with the first three brands you have tried as there are lots of them and one of from our list might change your life.

You might want to know that acne affects about 650 millions of people worldwide so you definitely are not alone in this fight with so prevalent disease. In our guide, we offer you 25 popular acne treatment kits and few multi-action products which are used by thousands of people around the globe. You will find cheaper and also more expensive kits in our comprehensive reviews with different active ingredients and also different results achieved.

We truly believe that this guide will help you find that acne kit which will finally clear your skin and change your life. Our TOP 3 acne treatment list would include – Exposed Skin Care, the Acne.org, and Acnefree kits, they worked with good results for up to 80% of users.

  1. SkinCeuticals Adult Anti-Acne System
  2. Neutralyze Acne Treatment Kit
  3. Clear Pores System
  4. Benzac Acne Kit
  5. ClearSkin Max (One)
  6. Exposed Skin Care Acne Kit
  7. Paula’s Choice Acne Kit
  8. Mario Badescu Acne Kit
  9. The Acne.org Acne Kit
  10. Clinique Acne Kit
  11. Clearall Acne System
  12. Shea Moisture Acne Kit
  13. Relogy Acne Kit
  14. Dermalogica Acne Kit
  15. Murad Set
  16. BLAMtastic Ance Kit
  17. Proactiv Acne Kit
  18. X Out Acne Treatment
  19. Olay Acne System
  20. Neutrogena Acne System
  21. Acnefree Acne Kit
  22. Avon Acne System
  23. Yes to Tomatoes Acne Regimen
  24. Dr. Lin Skincare Acne System
  25. Equate Acne System + Mask
We offer you a comprehensive list of the best acne treatment products available right now, it includes acne kits in the price range between $20 and $100 per kit, they are arranged by the highest price, mainly for 30 days kits but when there is not such option offered also for 60 days or less.

Best Acne Treatment Products Under $100

#1 – SkinCeuticals Adult Anti-Acne System

Skinceuticals reviews

  1. LHA Cleansing Gel– 8.0 fl.oz. /240 ml;
  2. LHA Solution – 8.0 fl.oz. /240 ml;
  3. Blemish + Age Defense (treatment) –  1.0 fl.oz. /30 ml.
  • About the kit – SkinCeuticals system includes three acne treatment products.
  • How it works – this kit is developed to treat adult acne and at the same time, it helps to reduce aging signs as well. These products prevent the formation of acne and improve the fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Main ingredients – Lipo-Hydroxy Acid (anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory effects), Glycolic Acid (eliminates dead skin, improves skin hydration), Salicylic Acid (1.5%) (refines pores, reduce acne), Dioic Acid (reduces sebum).
  • Claimed results – reduced sebum by 39% and improved fine lines by 28%.
  • Actual results: (+) The results varies, some people saw significant improvements in 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 30 days of applying this system. People stated that acne is completely cleared, skin became less oily and looked much better, pores were tightened and skin tone evened. One person reported a decrease of acne by 80%. (-) Part of users did not see any effect of reducing acne. For some people, it caused a skin burn, break out, or dry skin.
  • Why choose it – you might want to choose it if others acne treatment products have dried out your skin as the most of it users liked that it does not dry out the skin and at the same time it helps to clear out the skin.
  • Standard price – around $100 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 4.3star 4.3 stars (based on 102 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  There is not a benzoyl peroxide included in this kit
  •  Clinically proven acne treatment products
  •  81% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5) which is a high score
  • Delivered only to USA
  • Pricey
  •  It is not paraben free

#2 – Neutralyze Moderate to Severe Acne Treatment Kit

Neutralyze_reviews

  1. Face Wash – 3.3 fl.oz./97 ml;
  2. Clearing Serum – 1.0 fl.oz./30 ml;
  3. Synergyzer – 1.0 fl.oz./30 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a strong 3-step acne kit for moderate to severe acne (30 day supply).
  • How it works – it reduces redness and irritation of the skin at the same time it eliminates acne and also acne scars. This kit also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Main ingredients –  the active ingredient in Neutralyze Spot Treatment is Salicylic Acid (1%).
  • Claimed results – dramatically reduced acne in 2-3 days, reduced redness and prevented future breakouts.
  • Actual results: (+) Noticeable results were reported after few days or in other cases week or three weeks of use. The skin was cleared, pimples were gone. For part of people already after the second day of applying breakouts were significantly reduced. (-) Part of people did not see any results. For some people it made the skin even worse, the skin became dry, burned. Also was reported that after 3 months of use the effectivity of treatment ended.
  • Why choose it – you might want to choose this kit if for you is important that these products are clinically proven to improve moderate to severe acne. These products also are cruelty-free, paraben and fragrance-free.
  • Standard price – around $70 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.6 stars (based on 416 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Clinically proven
  •  Suitable for all skin types
  • Doesn’t contain Benzoyl Peroxide
  •  100% gluten-free
  •  100% oil-free
  • 69% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Pricey
  • Small sized

#3 – Clear Pores

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  1. Deep Facial Wash – 6.0 fl.oz./177 ml;
  2. Herbal Supplement – 60 capsules;
  3. Facial Protection Cream  4.0 fl.oz./118 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a strong 3-step acne kit for moderate to severe acne (30 day supply).
  • How it works – this kit attacks the acne bacteria from the inside and outside.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient in this kit is Salicylic Acid (2%).
  • Claimed results – controlled sebum production, removed whiteheads and blackheads, reduced redness, swelling of the skin and 24-hour protection.
  • Actual results: (+) Good results reported after 2 months of use, skin became acne free, significantly improved the looks of the skin. (-) Part of people did not see any skin improvement, for some, it even made acne worse
  • Why choose it – the main advantage of this kit would be that it will moisturize the skin after treating it from acne. You are welcome to read more about these products in our Clear Pores review.
  • Standard price – around $65 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.3 stars (based on customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Oil free
  •  90 days money back guarantee
  • Pricey
  •  54% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5) which can not considered as a good result

#4 – Benzac Complete Acne Solution Regimen Kit

Benzac_reviews

  1. Skin Balancing Foaming Cleanser – 6.0 fl.oz./177 ml;
  2. Intensive Spot Treatment – 0.5 fl.oz./14 ml;
  3. Blemish Clearing Hydrator – 1.0 fl.oz./29 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 3 step clinically proven acne treatment kit.
  • How it works – the kit treats the existing acne and prevents new breakouts.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient is Salicylic Acid (0.5% and 2%).
  • Claimed results – treated acne, balanced skin, removed excess oil, improved skin imperfections, cleared and calmed skin blemishes.
  • Actual results: (+) People reported that it actually did get rid of acne. The results were noticed already after the first applying, for others after a week skin was cleared, it also helped to lighten the scars. (-) For part of the people, it caused breakouts, for some people it did not work, for other dried the skin and even caused a burn of the skin.
  • Why choose it – it has been showed good results in a clinical study –  91% of people saw an improvement in acne after using this kit for 2 weeks.
  • Standard price – around $60 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.5 stars (based on 124 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Clinically proven acne treatment kit
  •  60% of users rated it with 4 and 5 stars (from 5)
  • Delivered only to USA

#5 – ClearSkin Max (One)

One Clear Skin Max reviews

  1. Acne, Hydration & Scar Reduction Drops  – 1.76 fl.oz./50 ml.
  • About the kit – One by ClearSkin Max is 3 in 1 multi-action liquid that you use as drops on the skin. It is only one product instead of standard kits with three and more products in it.
  • How it works – it fights acne from many sides by reducing the inflammation, prevention of new spots, it also soothes red skin and helps in the healing process, also closes the pores and reduces scars.
  • Main ingredients – contains only natural ingredients, few of them are Thyme (antibacterial effect), Bilberry leaf (calms the skin), Calendula (stops the infection), Knotted wrack (renews the skin),
    Yarrow (fights acne-causing bacteria).
  • Claimed results – cleared skin and 24-hour control.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – skin was completely cleared from acne in one week.(-) There are not reviews from unsatisfied customers published about this acne treatment product.
  • Why choose it – the main reason probably are natural ingredients included in its formula as very often people do have a different kind of allergies or react very bad to some strong scientific ingredients included in acne treatment products. You are welcome to read our review of  Clear Skin Max.
  • Standard price – around $60 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 4.0 stars 4.0 stars (based on customer reviews)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Only natural ingredients
  •  Only one product instead of three or more
  • Complex solution for treating acne
  •  80% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Not all people would like the form of the product – in drops
  • The absence of negative reviews makes it harder to evaluate the product

Best Acne Treatment Products Under $50

#6 – Exposed Skin Care Acne Treatment Basic Kit

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  1. Facial Cleanser – 4.0 fl.oz./118 ml;
  2. Clearing Tonic – 4.0 fl.oz./118 ml;
  3. Acne Treatment Serum – 1.7 fl.oz./50 ml;
  4. Clear Pore Serum – 1.7 fl.oz./50 ml;
  5. Derm-X Cloth.
  • About the kit – clinically proven 4 step acne treatment kit with a pretty powerful blend of ingredients (lasts for 60 days).
  • How it works – the kit unclogs the pores, removes the oil from the skin and kills acne causing bacteria. Average time to see results is 2-5 weeks (for some people faster).
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredients in this kit are Benzoyl Peroxide (3.5%) and Salicylic Acid (0.5% and 1%), it also contains Glycolic Acid and Azelaic Acid.
  • Claimed results – cleared skin just in 30 days.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – completely cleared skin (in the period starting from one week up to 10 weeks). Many users admit that these products have worked very well at the time when others did not bring in any results. Also, no future breakouts have been seen at least for part of the users. (-) Did not work for part of the people. Others reported breakouts, rash, dry skin and it was making acne worse.
  • Why choose it – you might want to give it a try as these acne treatment products are clinically proven and they do work very well for the most of the people who use it. This company also offers an amazing 1-year money-back guarantee and we definitely have not seen offered anything like that from any skin care product out there. To find out more you are welcome to read our full Exposed Skin Care review.
  • Standard price – under $50 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.7 stars (based on 767 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Clinically tested acne treatment products
  •  Suitable for all skin types
  •  Have helped more than 250,000 people to clear skin
  • Not tested on animals
  •  30-day guarantee to get a clear skin
  •  1-year money-back guarantee (none skin care company offers something like that)
  •  79% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5) which is a high score
  • Many products included in a kit, not everyone would want to use so many daily
  • As Exposed Skin Care formula is pretty strong in some cases it might not be the best choice for a very sensitive skin
  • You might have to use it longer than 30 days as it is advised to keep on using it after the skin is already cleared

#7 – Paula’s Choice CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Kit

Paula Choice CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Kit review

  1. Pore Normalizing Cleanser – 6.0 fl.oz. /177 ml;
  2. Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution – 4.0 fl.oz. /118 ml;
  3. Daily Skin Clearing Treatment – 2.25 fl.oz. /67 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 3 step acne treatment kit for mild to moderate acne breakouts.
  • How it works – mainly this kit lessens excess oil, unclogs pores, shrink enlarged pores, dislodge blackheads, and helps to control acne breakouts.
  • Main ingredients – active ingredients in these products are Salicylic Acid (2%) and Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%).
  • Claimed results – reduced red marks, prevented redness and breakouts, reduced blemishes.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results: cleared skin, it did not dry the skin, results seen in one week, 3 weeks and for others in 3 months of use. (-) For part of the people, it did not work.  For people with a sensitive skin, it dried the skin out. Some people stated that it made acne worse and also burned the skin.
  • Why choose it – generally it works for treating acne and you would probably choose it if you like Paula’s Choice products.
  • Standard price – under $50 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.8 stars 3.9 stars (based on 58 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Clinically proven not irritating acne treatment products
  •  100% fragrance free
  •  Suitable for all skin types
  •  Not tested on animals
  •  66% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Users evaluated it expensive for the size

#8 – Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit

Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit reviews

  1. Drying Lotion – 1.0 fl.oz./29 ml;
  2. Drying Cream – 0.5 fl.oz./14 ml;
  3. Buffering Lotion – 1.0 fl.oz./29 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 3 step acne treatment kit (travel size).
  • How it works – its formula penetrates deep into the skin and prevents the formation of acne causing bacteria.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient is Salicylic Acid, they also contain Sulfur, Zinc Oxide and other ingredients.
  • Claimed results – cleared, cleaned and smoothed skin.
  • Actual results: (+) People reported that it helped with breakouts, reduced inflammation and shortened the time of healing cysts. (-) For part of the people did not work, for somebody even made acne worse, also red skin allergy reported.
  • Why choose it – you might give it a try if you need a travel size acne treatment kit as not always all brands do have such developed.
  • Standard price – below $50 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.7 stars (based on 89 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Suitable for all skin types
  •  Not tested on animals
  •  70% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Pricey for the small size of products
  • Does not really stand out of other acne products

#9 – The Acne.org Regimen – Complete Acne Treatment Kit

The Acne.org Regimen reviews

  1. Cleanser – 8.0 fl.oz. /236 ml;
  2. Treatment – 8.0 fl.oz. /236 ml;
  3. Moisturizer with Licochalcone – 8.0 fl.oz. /236 ml;
  • About the kit – this 3 step kit includes pretty large acne treatment products which might last even up to 2 months.
  • How it works – reduces irritation, fights acne, calms down the skin and hydrates it.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%).
  • Claimed results – completely cleared skin in 3-4 months (or faster) and would work for the majority of the people.
  • Actual results: (+) People reported that skin was completely cleared after 4-5 months of use, also for others after 6 months. (-) For part of the people, it did not work even when used 4 months. Others reported allergic reactions, rash, swollen and itchy face, burning skin, more pimples, dried out skin.
  • Why choose it – it worked well for the biggest part of people who tried it and the kit is available in large sized products so it would last much longer than other acne kits.
  • Standard price – around $45 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.9 stars 3.9 stars (based on 532 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Non-comedogenic products
  •  Not tested on animals
  •  78% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5) which is a high score
  • Lots of people reported side effects no matter that company claimed that it does not cause them

#10 – Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin Starter Kit

Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin Starter Kit reviews

  1. Cleansing Foam – 1.7 fl.oz./50.2 ml;
  2. Clarifying Lotion – 3.4 fl.oz/100 ml;
  3. All Over Clearing Treatment – 1 fl.oz./29.5 ml.
  • About the kit – 3 step acne treatment starter kit  – 4 week supply (travel size).
  • How it works – it cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes acne affected skin. The kit reduces the size and appearance of blemishes and pores and leaves the skin less red and oily.
  • Main ingredientsSalicylic Acid (1.5% and 2%) (controls oil production) and Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) (fights acne).
  • Claimed results – 37% clearer skin just in three days and 48% reduction in active blemishes after 1 week.
  • Actual results: (+) Skin improvements reported after one week of use, the redness was immediately removed, the pores were smaller and pimples decreased. (-) For the part of the people, it did not work or even made acne worse.
  • Why choose it – well-known brand and clinically proven acne treatment products might encourage you to try this kit.
  • Standard price – under $45 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.9 stars 3.9 stars (based on 20 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Clinically proven
  • Suitable for all skin types
  •  100% fragrance-free
  •  Well known brand
  • 70% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Pricey for the small size of products

Best Acne Treatment Products Under $40

#11 – Clearall Acne System

Clearall Acne System reviews

  1. Exfoliating Cleanser – 2.0 fl.oz./59 ml;
  2. Antioxidant Moisturizer – 1.75 fl.oz./51 ml;
  3. Oil Control Supplement  120 supplements.
  • About the kit – 3 step acne treatment kit.
  • How it works – this kit works topically and internally with natural and organic ingredients.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient in this kit is Salicylic Acid (2%), it also contains Green Tea Extract (2%), Niacinamide (4%) and Zinc.
  • Claimed results – effective and safe acne treatment.
  • Actual results: (+) Results reported – cleared skin in 4 months of use. (-) For part of the people did not work, made more breakouts.
  • Why choose it – you might want to try this kit if you want a complex approach in fighting your acne, in this case from inside and outside.
  • Standard price – under $40 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.5 stars (based on 61 customer review from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Scientifically proven ingredients
  • Sulfate free
  •  Fragrance free
  •  79% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5) which is a high score
  • As reported by users the bottles are small (15 day supply)

#12 – Shea Moisture African Black Soap Acne Care Kit

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Acne Care Kit reviews

  1. Face and body bar – 3.5 fl.oz./103 ml;
  2. Face wash and scrub – 4.0 fl.oz./118 ml;
  3. Moisturizer – 2.0 fl.oz./59 ml;
  4. Facial Mask – 2.0 fl.oz./59 ml.
  • About the kit – 4 step acne treatment kit.
  • How it works – this kit exfoliates, cleanses and moisturizes the skin and helps to control breakouts.
  • Main ingredients – African Black Soap, Tamarind Extract, and Tea Tree Oil.
  • Claimed results – reduced breakouts, absorbed excess oil, detoxified skin.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results: cleared acne and prevented new breakouts, made skin soft and smooth, eliminated redness. First results noticed already after 3-4 days of use, also reduced acne scars. (-) Did not work for part of the people, even after 4 weeks of use. Others reported that skin became worse, it also caused new breakouts, made skin oily.
  • Why choose it – you might want to try this kit if you like natural and organic ingredients included in acne treatment products.
  • Standard price – under $40 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 4.2 stars 4.2 stars (based on 157 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Paraben-free
  •  Natural and organic ingredients
  •  81% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5) which is a high score
  • People have to use many products to achieve a clear skin with this kit

#13 – Relogy Natural Acne Treatment Kit

Relogy Natural Acne Treatment Kit reviews

  1. Dual action treatment foam – 4.0 fl.oz./118 ml;
  2. Skin balancing lotion – 2.0 fl.oz./59 ml.
  • About the kit – 2 step acne treatment kit without strong chemicals included (60 day supply).
  • How it works – this kit restores the necessary balance of the skin and is proven effective against acne.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient in this kit is Salicylic Acid (0.5%).
  • Claimed results – treated acne, improved fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – cleared skin in 3 months, for others significant improvements in 4 weeks of use, first results already after one week of use. (-) Part of people did not see any skin improvements, even when using it for 6 weeks. Others reported very strong breakouts, it also dried out the skin, made acne worse.
  • Why choose it – pretty good acne treatment results achieved with cruelty-free and natural ingredients included.
  • Standard price – under $40 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.8 stars 3.8 stars (based on 138 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Clinically-proven
  •  100% vegan and cruelty-free
  •  Suitable for all skin types
  •  Oil free products
  •  Plant-based ingredients
  • Paraben and sythetic fragrances free
  • Doesn’t contain Benzoyl Peroxide
  • 73% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • It did not work for every ninth user who tried it

#14 – Dermalogica MediBac Clearning Adult Acne Treatment Kit

Dermalogica MediBac Clearning Adult Acne Treatment Kit reviews

  1. Clearing Skin Wash – 1.7 fl.oz./50 ml;
  2. Clearing Mattifier – 0.5 fl.oz./14 ml;
  3. Overnight Clearing Gel – 0.5 fl.oz./14 ml.
  4. Concealing Spot Treatment – 0.1 fl.oz./3 ml;
  5. Sebum Clearing Masque – 0.75 fl.oz./22 ml;
  6. Oil Control Lotion – sample size.
  • About the kit – 5 acne treatment product kit to fight adult acne.
  • How it works – it clears the skin and calms inflammation, also smooths the skin.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient in this kit is Salicylic Acid (0.5% and 2%), it also contains Sulfur.
  • Claimed results – treated, cleared and prevented adult acne.
  • Actual results: (+) Good results reported also for a sensitive skin, it cleared skin, also good results for cystic acne. (-) Did not work for part of the people, for others made acne worse and caused breakouts.
  • Why choose it – you might want to try it if you simply want to test a different brand to be able to compare results.
  • Standard price – under $40 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.4 stars (based on 180 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  62% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Extremely small sized products
  • Pricey for the size
  • Too many products to use them daily

#15 – Murad New Recover Skin Repair Essentials Set

Murad New Recover Skin Repair Essentials Set reviews

  1. Skin Perfecting Lotion – 1.7 fl.oz./50 ml;
  2. Exfoliating Acne Treatment gel – 2.0 fl.oz./59 ml;
  3. Acne Spot Treatment – 0.5 fl.oz./14 ml;
  4. Clarifying Cleanser – 4.5 fl.oz./133 ml.
  • About the kit – 4 step acne treatment kit.
  • How it works – it relieves the redness and irritation, also improves hydration and calms down the skin.
  • Main ingredients – Azelaic Acid, Goji Berry Extract, Sulfur (3%) and others.
  • Claimed results – reduced blemishes in 4 weeks.
  • Actual results: (+) Skin improvements achieved already in few days of use, for others in few weeks or in one month. The acne was cleared. (-) Did not work for part of the people. For others, this kit made acne worse, it did not prevent new breakouts, even lead to forming of acne scars, some people also did not like the smell of the products.
  • Why choose it – if you are a fan of Murad brand that could be a reason why you might want to give it a try.
  • Standard price – under $40 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.7 stars (based on 260 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Well known brand
  •  63% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Delivered only to USA
  • Every sixth user was not satisfied with the results

Best Acne Treatment Products Under $35

#16 – BLAMtastic SKINS Natural Blemish Control and Ance Treatment Kit

BLAMtastic SKINS Natural Blemish Control Ance reviews

  1. Blemish Control Cleanser – 4.0 fl.oz./118 ml;
  2. Rebalance Toner – 4.0 fl.oz./118 ml;
  3. Acne Prevent Lotion – 1.0 fl.oz./29 ml;
  4. Repair Spot Treatment Serum – 1.0 fl.oz./29 ml.
  • About the kit – 4 step natural acne treatment kit.
  • How it works – it reduces visible acne, inflammation, oiliness, redness and it also evens skin tone.
  • Main ingredients – lilac stem cells, lemon extract, leaf cell culture extract, orange extract and others.
  • Claimed results – cleaner, clearer and softer skin in 30 days (naturally).
  • Actual results: (+) Cleaner and smoother skin achieved, good results after a week of use, for others it took a month to clear the skin, also redness reduced and prevented new breakouts. (-) Did not work for part of the people. For others made face worse, made skin oily and caused breakouts.
  • Why choose it – this kit contains plant-based active ingredients so it is much safer for your skin.
  • Standard price – around $35 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.4 stars (based on 63 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Not tested on animals
  • Doesn’t contain Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Every sixth of users was not satisfied with the results
  • 59% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)

#17 – Proactiv 3 Step Acne Treatment System Starter Kit

Proactiv 3 Step Acne Treatment System Starter Kit reviews

  1. Renewing Cleanser – 2.0 fl.oz./60 ml;
  2. Revitalizing Toner – 2.0 fl.oz./60 ml;
  3. Repairing Treatment – 1.0 fl.oz./30 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 3 step acne treatment kit (30 day supply).
  • How it works – this kit kills acne causing bacteria and clears acne, prevents future breakouts.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient in this kit is Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%).
  • Claimed results – Proactiv claims to be a leading acne treatment since 1995, they promise to ensure results on all skin types, ages, and genders. They claim to give everyone the clear skin.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – improvements have been seen already in the first days of use, for others results reported in few weeks, acne was cleared up. (-) Did not work for part of the people. For others, it caused dry skin, skin burn, rash, redness and made acne worse.
  • Why choose it – you might want to consider this acne treatment brand as it is very popular in the USA and it does work for part of the people. To find out more you are welcome to read our Proactiv review.
  • Standard price – under $35 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.6stars 3.6 stars (based on 740 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Well known acne brand in the USA
  •  60% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Did not work for every fourth who tried it, and that is not a good result
  • Extremely high number of negative reviews
  • Delivered only to the USA
  • The celebrities got more than 10 millions of dollars for becoming a marketing faces for this brand
  • Small size kit

#18 – X Out 30 Day Wash-In Combo with Spot Corrector Acne Treatment

X Out 30 Day Wash-In Combo with Spot Corrector Acne Treatment reviews

  1. Wash-In Treatment – 2.5 fl.oz./59 ml;
  2. Spot Corrector – 1.0 fl.oz./29 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a two product acne treatment kit, which is developed for teenagers (30 day supply).
  • How it works – it kills acne-causing bacteria and prevents new blemishes.
  • Main ingredients –  the main active ingredient in this kit is Benzoyl Peroxide (8.5%), it also contains Sulfur (6%).
  • Claimed results – fought acne, reduced blemishes, absorbed excess oils, prevented new blemishes.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – already after few days of use, there have been noticeable results. Others stated that it cleared skin quickly, helped to control breakouts. (-) Did not work for part of the people. For others made more acne, dried the skin, also burned the skin. Part of people did not like the smell of the products.
  • Why choose it – you might want to try it if you are a teenager and really do not like to put plenty of products on your face to treat your acne.
  • Standard price – under $35 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.7 stars (based on 266 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Paraben & sulfate free
  •  Made by the same company as Proactiv
  •  62% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Delivered only to USA
  • Every fifth user was not satisfied with the results achieved

#19 – Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin 1-2-3 Acne Solution System

Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin 1-2-3 Acne Solution System reviews

  1. Acne Hater Scrub Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Deep Scrub – 5.0 fl.oz./150 ml;
  2. Spot Zinger Acne Spot Treatment – 0.5 fl.oz./15 ml;
  3. Redness & Pore Reducing Mattifier – 1.35 fl.oz./40 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 3 step acne treatment kit (30 day supply).
  • How it works – this kit cleanses, moisturizes, and treats acne at the source.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient in this kit is Salicylic Acid (2.0%).
  • Claimed results – better and faster than Proactiv at reducing the look of acne.
  • Actual results: (+) First skin improvements seen only after few days of use, significantly improved and cleared skin in few weeks. Users admit that it is gentler than Proactiv. The skin was smoother, the redness was under control, fresh and clean skin feeling. (-) Did not work for part of the people, for some even made acne worse.
  • Why choose it – you might want to try this kit if you want to test something that claims to be more effective than Proactiv.
  • Standard price – under $35 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 4.2 stars 4.2 stars (based on 118 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Oil-free
  •  78% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Delivered only to USA

 #20 – Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System

Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System reviews

  1. Acne treatment cleanser – 5.1 fl.oz./150 ml;
  2. SPF 15 lotion – 1.7 fl.oz./50 ml;
  3. Acne medicine lotion – 1.4 fl.oz./41 ml.
  • About the kit – 3 step acne treatment kit (two-month supply).
  • How it works – this kit kills acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation, redness, calms the skin and helps it to gain a healthy look.
  •  Main ingredients – active ingredients in these products are Salicylic Acid (0.5%) and Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%).
  • Claimed results – started clearing breakouts in 2 days.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – cleared acne (in the time from one week to 2 months for others), skin became clean and soft. First results already few days after starting to use it. (-) Did not work for part of the people. For others caused burns, made the skin oily also made skin worse. For others it dried the skin, also redness was reported.
  • Why choose it – the main reason why you might want to give it a try is an affordable price and it also works for the most of the people who try it.
  • Standard price – under $25 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.9 stars 3.9 stars (based on 686 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Clinically proven
  •  Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  •  73% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Delivered only to USA
  • Plenty of people reported dry skin after using it

Best Acne Treatment Products Under $20

#21 – AcneFree 24 Hour Acne Clearing System Kit

Acnefree 24 Hour Acne Clearing System Kit reviews

  1. Purifying cleanser – 4.0 fl.oz./118 ml;
  2. Renewing toner – 4.0 fl.oz./118 ml;
  3. Repair lotion – 2.0 fl.oz./59 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 3 step clinically proven acne treatment kit.
  • How it works – it eliminates acne bacteria and treats all stages of acne.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient in this kit is Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5% and 3.7%).
  • Claimed results – visible results in 1-3 days.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – cleared skin, already after few days of use skin improvements noticed, after a week of use skin was much clearer. (-) Did not work for part of the people. For others it dried the skin, also burned the skin.
  • Why choose it – this kit worked well for the biggest part of people who used it and it has an affordable price if comparing to other acne kits.
  • Standard price – under $20 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.9 stars 3.9 stars (based on 918 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Clinically proven
  •  Affordable price
  •  73% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Delivered only to the USA

#22 – Avon Clearskin Professional Acne Treatment System

avon clearskin professional acne treatment kit reviews

  1. Cleanse Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub – 4.2 fl.oz./124 ml;
  2. Tone Clarifying Toner Pads – 45 pads;
  3. Treat Daily Correcting Lotion – 2.0 fl.oz./60 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 3 step acne treatment kit.
  • How it works – it clears acne and prevents new blemishes.
  • Main ingredients – the active ingredient in this kit is Salicylic Acid (0.5%).
  • Claimed results – cleared skin in 3 days.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – cleared skin, skin improvement results appeared already few days after starting to use it. Also, reduced skin redness and evened skin tone. (-) Did not work for part of the people. For others caused breakouts, made skin oily, also dried the skin out.
  • Why choose it – it works for the most of the people who try it and it is available for an affordable price.
  • Standard price – under $20 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 3.7stars 3.7 stars (based on 52 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Affordable
  •  76% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Did not work for every tenth user who tried it

#23 – Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting and Clear Skin Regimen

Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting and Clear Skin Regimen reviews

  1. Daily Pore Scrub – 4.0 fl.oz./120 ml;
  2. Daily Balancing Moisturizer – 1.7 fl.oz./50 ml;
  3. Daily Repair Treatment – 1.7 fl.oz./50 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 3 step acne treatment kit with naturally derived formulations.
  • How it works –  it clears up acne pimples and clears the skin of new blemishes.
  • Main ingredients – the active ingredient in this kit is Salicylic Acid (1% and 2%).
  • Claimed results – cleared, blemish-free skin.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – completely cleared skin (in 2 months), for others, cleared acne for 90%. There also were people who saw improvements already after 1-2 weeks of use, it also worked for a sensitive skin. (-) Did not work for part of the people. For others it made acne worse, made skin itchy, caused breakouts, lots of people did not like the smell of the products.
  • Why choose it – this kit contains mostly natural ingredients and if you want to try a completely different brand you might give it a try.
  • Standard price – under $20 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 4.0 stars 4.0 stars (based on 71 customer review from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Paraben free
  •  97% natural product
  •  67% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • The absence of negative reviews makes it harder to evaluate the product

#24 – Dr. Lin Skincare 2-Step Acne Clarifying System set

Dr. Lin Skincare 2-Step Acne Clarifying System set reviews

  1. Daily Cleanser – 4.0 fl.oz./120 ml;
  2. Acne Lotion – 2.0 fl.oz./60 ml;
  3. Acne Spot Corrector (bonus) – 0.5 fl.oz./15 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 2 step clinically proven acne treatment kit (30 day supply).
  • How it works – it helps break up dead cells, unclogs pores and prevents new breakouts, also it kills acne-causing bacteria.
  • Main ingredients – main active ingredients in this kit are Salicylic Acid (2%) and Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5% and 5%).
  • Claimed results – cleared acne and faded the acne marks.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – cleared all acne, also faded red marks. Also good results for a sensitive skin. (-) For part of the people it dried the skin, caused redness and burns, also more breakouts were reported.
  • Why choose it – you might want to try this kit as it is clinically proven, worked for the most of the people who tried it and it is affordable.
  • Standard price – under $20 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 4.1 stars 4.1 stars (based on 66 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Clinically proven
  •  Suitable for all skin types
  •  76% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • Delivered only to USA

#25 – Equate 3-Step Acne Treatment System + Mask

Equate 3-Step Acne reviews

  1. Purifying Cleanser – 4.0 fl.oz./120 ml;
  2. Rejuvenating Toner – 4.0 fl.oz./120 ml;
  3. Repairing Lotion – 2.0 fl.oz./60 ml.
  • About the kit – this is a 3 step acne treatment kit.
  • How it works – it removes the dead skin cells, also cleanses, soothes and moisturizes the skin.
  • Main ingredients – the main active ingredient in this kit is Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%).
  • Claimed results – reduced existing blemishes and prevented new ones.
  • Actual results: (+) Reported results – acne cleared up in 2-3 weeks, for others 4-5 weeks, skin improvements already in the first week of use, worked well for cystic acne as well. (-) For part of the people, it dried the skin, made skin red, also made allergy for people with sensitive skin.
  • Why choose it – this acne kit has worked for the most of the people who tried it and it has a very affordable price.
  • Standard price – under $20 per kit.
Customer Ratings: 4.1 stars 4.1 stars (based on 102 customer reviews from Amazon)
Advantages Disadvantages
  •  Affordable
  •  Alcohol-free formula
  •  80% of users rated it with 4 or 5 stars (from 5)
  • It contains plastic microbeads which can not be considered a nature friendly

How Not To Get Lost In The Way Of Finding Your Acne Treatment

  1. We suggest to start with figuring out the budget for acne treatment products you are ready to spend monthly, for example, are those $20 or maybe $50, you can also calculate costs per day as then maybe you will choose a little more effective treatment no matter that the price at the beginning seemed a little too high.
  2. Check if the acne kit is not developed just for a specific acne type (moderate, mild, severe, etc.) and make sure if it suits your needs.
  3. Active ingredients are one of the most important things to take into account when choosing acne products as many people have allergies to specific ingredients included so you might want to check ingredients list pretty carefully.
  4. The actual results of acne products is also an important point and we would not suggest choosing one of those that do not work for a big part of the users as there actually are much more effective products out there.
  5. Skin type also should be taken into account when choosing the products no matter that usually manufacturers develop acne kits that suit for all skin types, there are cases when you can clearly see that some of the products are not suitable for example for a sensitive skin.
  6. It might sound strange but you also have to check if the product is delivered worldwide as yes, there are products that are not delivered around the globe.

There are thousands of acne products offered on the market so obviously, it confuses everyone who is trying to find that only one treatment which should work for everyone. Almost all acne brands claim to clear your face. The size of products is completely different starting from small travel sizes and ending up with full 60 days supply. Not always producers are clear the ingredients and the concentration of the active ingredients. Every acne treatment product can work for part of the people and at the same time cause more acne for others.

Main Acne Treatment Products Included In The Most Popular Acne Kits

The most often a basic acne treatment kits consists of 3 steps, which starts with a skin wash, then comes acne treatment and the last step is some product to moisturize the skin. Of course, the range differs from brand to brand one offers gel to wash the face, other a foam, of course, different lotions also are popular in such kits. Not so often there also are included supplements that would help to treat your acne not only from the outside but also from the inside. As we have researched, such supplements provide pretty good results.

A Little Insight Into Acne Active Ingredients

Hundreds of thousands of people are trying to treat acne at home without visiting a doctor so obviously, the same amount of people are searching for over-the-counter acne treatment products. It is important to understand what active ingredients included in these over-the-counter acne products can actually cause your skin besides getting you rid of acne.

If you are suffering from acne already some while you probably already have found out which are the most popular active ingredients included in acne treatment products, just in a case you are just recently started to deal with this skin concern we will give you few guidelines in one of the most aspects you have to take into account when choosing your best acne treatment kit.

  • Benzoyl peroxide – Kills acne causing bacteria, removes excess oil from the skin and dead skin cells. The concentration of Benzoyl peroxide usually is between 2.5% and 10%. Main side effects reported: dry skin, redness,  and burning.
  • Salicylic acid – It prevents the skin pores from plugging. The concentration of Salicylic acid usually is between 0.5% and 5%. Main side effects reported: the irritation of the skin.
  • Glycolic acid – Removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores. Main side effects reported: the irritation of the skin.
  • Lactic acid – It effectively controls and prevents oiliness and new acne breakouts. Main side effects reported: redness, burning, irritation.
  • Sulfur – Removes dead skin cells and excess oil from the skin. Main side effects reported: dry skin.

Should You Choose The Most Expensive Acne Treatment Kit

Definitely, you should not choose the most expensive acne kits available with a hope that it will be a miracle solution to your acne concerns. As a perfect example of that is one acne kit which costs around $100 per kit and another for around $20. Surprisingly with the expensive one results were good only for around 50% of users but with the cheaper around 80%. The price definitely can not be considered at the most important factor which would say that this acne kit will for your skin type and another would not. We would suggest you choose somewhere in the middle not from the most expensive end and not from the cheapest as well. If you would be ready to invest around $50 for treating your acne in the best cases for 60 day supply that would be a pretty good deal.

How Can Our Guide Help You

In creating this guide we have put plenty of time, those are thousands of reviews that we have gone through so obviously you would save tons of your time if you will have to read just the most important result achieved instead of reading 900 reviews left by the users about each of acne kit available. We claim that this is one of the most comprehensive acne kits reviews available as we have not seen any so detailed guides including so many options for you to choose from. Finally, you can easily compare all those acne kits without being confused about the actual products included in the kit, also the exact size of products as very often users are unsatisfied that have bought for example a travel size products which have lasted for a very short time.

Of course, we have mentioned active ingredients of every kit included in our guide as that is one of the most factors you have to take into account when choosing your acne product. We decided that for you would be interesting to compare claimed producer results with the actual results achieved by the users, so you have such chance as well. Also, we mentioned main advantages and disadvantages of every kit, still as the information amount about every kit was different not all of these points are similarly in detail.

All mentioned points together should make the process of choosing your acne kit much easier as you can simply compare them, get to know for how big part of users it actually worked and finally make a decision for which acne treatment kit to give a try.

Comparison Of 25 Top Acne Treatment Kits

Brand Active ingredients Number of items Satisfied customers Supply Price
SkinCeuticals Salicylic Acid (1.5%) 3 81% Not mentioned Around $100
Neutralyze Salicylic Acid (1%) 3 69% 30 day Around $70
Clear Pores Salicylic Acid (2%) 3 54% 30 day Around $65
Benzac Salicylic Acid (0.5%, 2%) 3 60% Not mentioned Around $65
ClearSkin Max Salicylic Acid (2%) 1 80% Not mentioned Around $65
Exposed Skin Care Benzoyl Peroxide (3.5%), Salicylic Acid (0.5%, 1%) 5 79% 60 day Under $50
Paula’s Choice Salicylic Acid (2%), Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) 3 66% Not mentioned Under $50
Mario Badescu Salicylic Acid 3 70% Not mentioned Under $50
Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) 3 78% Up to 60 days Around $45
Clinique Salicylic Acid (1.5%, 2%), Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) 3 70% 30 day Under $45
Clearall Salicylic Acid (2%) 3 79% 15 day Under $40
Shea Moisture Tamarind Extract 4 81% Not mentioned Under $40
Relogy Salicylic Acid (0.5%) 2 73% 60 day Under $40
Dermalogica Salicylic Acid (0.5%, 2%) 5 62% Not mentioned Under $40
Murad Azelaic Acid 4 63% Not mentioned Under $40
BLAMtastic Lilac stem cells 4 59% Not mentioned Under $35
Proactiv Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) 3 60% 30 day Under $35
X Out Benzoyl Peroxide (8.5%) 2 62% 30 day Under $35
Olay Salicylic Acid (2.0%) 3 78% 30 day Under $35
Neutrogena Salicylic Acid (0.5%), Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) 3 73% 60 day Under $25
Acnefree Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%, 3.7%) 3 73% Not mentioned Under $20
Avon Salicylic Acid (0.5%) 3 76% Not mentioned Under $20
Yes to Tomatoes Salicylic Acid (1%, 2%) 3 67% Not mentioned Under $20
Dr. Lin Skincare Salicylic Acid (2%), Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%, 5%) 3 76% 30 day Under $20
Equate Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) 3 80% Not mentioned Under $20

Conclusion

The process of choosing acne treatment is really hard because mainly all of the producers promise to solve your skin concern no matter that you clearly can see that hundreds of people who tried these products did not get what expected. As we always remind, please do not put all your hopes only on one particular acne product as that would rather be a very good luck that you would find the real solution for your skin just with one try. It is better to prepare yourself that it might take some time and also experiments with more products and you should not take that as something tragic as people do have different skin types, also different acne types and it probably is almost impossible to create a single acne kit which would be capable of solving acne breakouts for everyone.

We remind you that none of the acne kits mentioned above did work for all people who tried it. If we compare then averagely all acne kits work for about 70% so there are about 30% which did not receive hoped results.

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    • Thank you, Snehal for your kind words! We think that it often is very hard to choose acne treatment kit which to buy so we came up with this guide which contains lots of information and also our evaluation that you would not find anywhere else.

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