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gels for acne

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for gels for acne.

Acne is a skin condition that affects many people. It's a common enough problem that there are products designed to help clear up your skin and prevent future breakouts. If you're looking for a product for acne, there are plenty of gels that are dedicated to helping people with acne problems.

MuradAcne Body Wash

ITEM: 683136

Size: 8.5 oz

366 Reviews


I don’t have horrible body acne but I do get the occasional pimple or break out. ...I have never had acne of any sort really, and had some pimples pop up on my back which I was horrified by.

What it is:
A triple-action anti-acne body cleanser that treats and prevents body breakouts.

What it is formulated to do:
Acne Body Wash deep cleans to eliminate breakouts all over the body. Glycolic and salicylic acids combine to penetrate deep into the skin to control and prevent breakouts, data seed powder exfoliates, keeping pores clean and clear, and green tea and licorice root extracts protect and help soothe inflamed skin. Pair Acne Body Wash with Clarifying Body Spray for clear, healthy skin from head to toe. It is formulated to help keep the body free of acne as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health® system of care.


dries some zits out, but made me break out with other ones and also left a mark after the zit dried...It drys the pimple out. You can see the pimples going down the next day

What it is: An acne spot remover that helps quickly fight, fade, and prevent future blemishes for spotless-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Redness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Saw Palmetto: Helps control oil, reduce shine, and prevent breakouts.

What Else You Need to Know: This blemish-fighting formula with saw palmetto and 1.5 percent salicylic acid helps eliminate excess oil that can lead to break outs.

Dr. Jart+Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution™

Size: 1 Mask·ITEM: 1723832

Type: Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution™ - 1 mask

313 Reviews


Immediately gave me break outs. Made the pimples on my face even worse. ...Used this the night before my wedding and it fixed my subtle breakout over night (seriously) i don’t get bad acne, very once in a blue moon I’ll get a zit here and there or a subtle breakout on my forehead (those minuscule white heads or just normal acne) I swear this made everything go away the next morning while also moisturizing my face as well.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An ultra-fine microfiber sheet mask that helps combat breakouts and reduces the appearance of scars and uneven skin tone.

Solutions for:
- Acne and blemishes
- Pores
- Dullness and uneven skin tone

If you want to know more…
This ultra-fine mask soothes redness and inflammation. It contains glutathione which evens out skintone and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, while salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and niacinamide help diminish shine in the T-zone area for a noticeably clearer complexion.


I only get the occasional pimple due to hormonal breakout or not washing face after the gym. ...I started using this pen day and night going over each pimple multiple times. I saw results in a day! Pimples were much smaller.

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.


I have very problematic skin. Texture, acne, scars, all of it. I was having a bad break out, which happens often, and this was recommended to me at Sephora. ...Helps with rosacea breakouts...I bought this to help with rosacea after reading about the benefits of arnica - I have the type that can present with an acne-like appearance, mostly on my forehead. Applying this to my forehead at night visibly reduces the red breakout-like spots in just one night!

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.

Dr. Jart+BB Dis-A-Pore Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen

Size: 1.69 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2344521

Color: Light-Medium

443 Reviews


The balm also caused me to break out at first, but as I continued using the product the breakouts diminished. ...Not only did it blend like a dream, bit when applied I had a acne breakout and it covered them flawlessly. Skin looks luke skin and not matte or oily.

What it is: A cream is that designed to blur the look of imperfections, minimize the appearance of pores, and leaves a beautiful soft-matte finish on the skin.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, Oiliness

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Okra Fruit Extract: Contains rich vitamins that address free radicals in the skin and maintain visible strength and firmness for a smooth, even-looking texture.
- Mastic Gum and Non-Nano Powder Particles: Target visible signs of aging and support natural sebum on the skin’s surface, keeping it looking soft.


When I pop my pimples, I put this on at night...ZERO redness in the morning. ...Amazing for acne if used correctly!...I have used it as a spot treatment overnight for a really bad pimple before, and it will bring the deepest under the skin pimples to a head and speed up the healing process A LOT, but if you leave it on more than 20 minutes the skin will appear reddish and sensitive afterwards.

What it is: A spot treatment containing sulfur, niacinamide, tea tree oil, and manuka oil to diminish the appearance of breakouts and cleanse skin for a smooth, visibly clear complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sulfur: Diminishes the appearance of blemishes and addresses the formation of new ones.
- Bentonite: Absorbs excess oil, removes impurities, and diminishes the appearance of pores.
- Niacinamide 4%: Reduces the appearance of blemishes and surface redness and visibly improves congested skin.


Unzit the zit!...Dennis Gross SkincareDRx Blemish Solutions™ Acne Eliminating Gel as soon as I felt the itchiness of a zit coming on. ...Zit be great no dry outs, no strong odors great for any one who has break outs, black heads

What it is: A lightweight gel with two-percent salicylic acid, niacinamide, and monk's pepper to unclog pores, visibly clear and prevent blemishes, and reduce the appearance of redness.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Helps unclog pores and fight blemish-causing bacteria.
- Monk’s Pepper: Addresses oil production and future breakouts.
- Niacinamide: Supports lipid-barrier function to retain moisture while clearing pores, absorbing oil, visibly reducing redness, and diminishing the look of post-acne marks.


I’ve only been using this for about 2 weeks but I haven’t experienced any break outs. I’ve got sensitive skin as well and hasn’t caused any problems...Reduce my pimple breakout for period issues...Great for oily skin, reduce my pimple breakout for period issues. I just love it!

What it is: This overnight gel-cream is the instant rebound for smoothed-out pores, visibly reduced dark spots and fine lines, replenished hydration and a plump, juicy look.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine lines and wrinkles, Dryness, Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight gel

Scent: Clean, fresh scent inspired by lush tropical fruits and flowers


I still get some new pimples every so often, but they go away way faster and hurt less. ...So good for body acne! I was struggling with random pimples on my arms that seemed to come out of nowhere.

What it is: A clean, daily-exfoliating body gel cleanser with AHAs and fruit enzymes that unclogs pores, visibly smooths texture, and fights blemishes for your best body skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AHA Blend of Glycolic, Lactic, and Mandelic Acids: Exfoliates, visibly smooths, and brightens.
- Tropical Fruit Enzymes: Naturally turn over dull, flaky skin for a visibly fresh glow.
- Allantoin: Conditions and soothes even sensitive skin.

What Else You Need to Know: This is a one-step cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing shower essential. It gently clears the appearance of dull, flaky skin.

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