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cystic acne skin care products

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for cystic acne skin care products.

Cystic acne causes pimples to form deep under the skin. It can be a problem for some people. Fortunately, there are several products you can use to not irritate or treat cystic acne.


best acne wash...I don't have a lot of acne, but am extremely oily and found it especially useful for pregnancy breakouts on face and chest! ...clears skin...gentil enough to use with perscription night acne lotion, cleared body break outs

What it is: A mild soap powered by salicylic acid that helps clear and target the look of blemishes.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne, and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Bar Soap

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Removes dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This bar soap visibly targets breakouts with blemish-fighting salicylic acid. It can be used on your face and body, particularly in areas prone to breakouts like the chest, back, and shoulders. After use, skin feels


It does what it says - fights pimples and zits. i'm not too sure about future breakouts as i still breakout occasionally and it's not a product you can smear all over your face but it's great at making a pimple or zit either disappear without even coming to a head (which is rare for me) or it'll make it come to a head faster so that it will pop on its own then heal faster, than if i didn't put this product on it at all. ...flattens a breakout overnight...It's magic. If you get breakouts especially deep cystic acne this is worth a shot!

What it is: An effective blemish-fighting acne spot treatment that minimizes pimples, zaps zits, and helps prevent future breakouts.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes, Pores, Oiliness

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sulfur (10.0%): Works quickly to exfoliate dead surface skin cells, unclog pores, and help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- BHAs: Deliver anti-redness benefits to reduce the look of pores while unclogging them.
- Zinc Oxide: A natural mineral that provides oil control by absorbing excess sebum.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, minera


My entire jaw line and neck looked like I had a “zit beard.” Constant break outs left discoloration as they healed, and new breakouts would crop up. ...Flawless Skin minus the acne...Only dislike is if I use it too much ,every night, I start to break out with little whiteheads or cystic pimple under the skin that gets very painful so if it wasn't for that I'd definitely repurchase, price point is high ,but if you don't get pimples from it then this stuff is amazing, like magic in a bottle for what it does to the skin .

What it is: A powerful treatment to visibly soften texture, reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, even the look of skin’s tone, and enhance visible radiance.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Dark Spots, and Pores

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pitera™: Contains over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural acids to condition skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

IT CosmeticsBye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Cream

Size: 0.37 oz·ITEM: 1868231

Color: Transforming Neutral Beige

916 Reviews


Long time rosacea and cystic acne sufferer. This product works as both a base with a light liquid foundation or as a stand-alone with a powder. ...Essential product for pigmentation...I have pretty intense scarring from cystic acne. Not indentations but more like really dark spots.

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

What it is:
A revolutionary skin care cream that completely cancels out redness, color corrects, and delivers full coverage in one step.

What it does:
Bye Bye Redness™ is a color-infused skin care product that works as a skin-calming cream and completely cancels redness from view—all while delivering long-wearing, color-correcting full coverage. Rich in antiaging ingredients—including colloidal oatmeal, hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, aloe and avocado—it camouflages any red-toned skin discolorations including rosacea, broken capillaries, blemishes, skin irritations, sun damage, scars, age spots, and more.


This product really works. I’ve struggled on and off with cystic acne for years. ...I have deep, cystic acne with a breakout of 2-3 pimples occurring every 3 months or so in my T-zone.

What it is: A device that uses the dual power of laser-focused blue LED light and T-Sonic pulsations to address acne-causing bacteria, painlessly, in as little as 30 seconds.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes

What Else You Need to Know: The ultra-hygienic silicone surface inhibits bacterial growth. The blue LED light activates when the device touches the skin to address bacteria. T-Sonic pulsations support natural blood microcirculation to facilitate the skin’s renewal. Red, cross-shaped light precisely targets blemishes. ESPADA is FDA-approved.

Dr. Barbara SturmClarifying Spot Treatment

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2270080

Color: 02

8 Reviews


I put this on my forehead where I have acne & it FULLY covers it!!! All the redness & my ugly pimples are all gone!!! ...Will it magically evaporate your pimple or cover it as well as heavy concealer? No, of course not.

What it is: A tinted spot treatment designed to cover up and address blemishes, breakouts, and redness.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Acne, and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Complex of Maclura Bioflavonoids, Tea Tree Oil, and Zinc Oxide: Helps combat unwanted impurities.
- Vitamin B3: Supports the body’s natural skin renewal.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also cruelty-free, and gluten-free.


This has been amazing for my dry acne prone skin. It has been especially soothing to my cystic acne too!...The whole line of first aid beauty is just magic. I was completely broken out cystic acne just patches all over my cheeks and as soon as I received it I tried it every day for weeks and let me just say this stuff is better than any expensive cream or wipes.

What it is: A creamy, calming, and soothing leave-on mask that helps nurture stressed, dry, and irritated skin.

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Arnica Flower: A botanical extract said to help accelerate skin’s natural healing process.
- Calendula: A flower extract derived from the English marigold helps calm and soothe signs of distress.
- Centella Asiatica: A healing herb rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and rich in active compounds, including madecassoside and amino acids, helps soothe distressed, compromised skin.


AMAZING FOR CYSTIC ACNE!...The only thing that has been helping my cystic acne. This has been the magic cure. :)...I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone (to the point of cystic acne), and combination oily-and dry skin.

What it is: A bestselling vitamin C face oil made for all skin types that visibly brightens, firms, and hydrates—revealing your most radiant skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Lightweight Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Advanced Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate): An oil-soluble, stable form of vitamin C that visibly brightens the skin.
- Sugarcane-Derived Squalane: Weightlessly locks in essential moisture.
- Chios Crystal Oil: Revitalizes the skin while visibly improving firmness.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50.2 mL·ITEM: 2449528

Color: 3C1 Fawn - medium with cool undertones

6.4K Reviews


I love this tinted moisturizer, it made my skin feel great no break outs and it's perfect for lite powder makeup day....BEWARE: CAUSES ACNE...I don’t have super acne prone skin. But this product broke me out bad on my chin.

What it is: A lightweight tinted moisturizer with a cult-favorite formula that provides sheer coverage and a blurred matte finish.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oil-Absorbing Powders: Help keep skin shine-free with a natural, demi-matte finish.
- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes irritated or troubled skin.
- Vitamin E: Helps protect against damaging effects of the sun.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This cult-classic tinted moisturizer provides demi-matte, sheer coverage that quickly gives skin a soft-focus effect.


It soothes all my pimples!...THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF SPOT TREATMENTS! I use this to zap a zit overnight and have also used on the occasional back & bum pimple and it slows them down quick!...miracle pimple paste...This product is a miracle worker - ALWAYS gets rid of your pimples overnight.

What it is: A fast-acting blemish spot treatment that zaps pimples overnight with zero irritation and helps brighten the look of spots from past breakouts.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne/Blemishes and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Clay and Sulfur: Absorb excess oil and balance sebum production.
- Willow Bark: Nature's alternative to salicylic acid, it helps calm breakouts and clear pores.
- Azelaic Acid: Helps prevent spots left by past blemishes.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

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